Let's make sure you have gorgeous portraits of your little one in your belly for you to share with them as they grow! Whether this is your first or last baby, these memories are unique and irreplaceable.
As a Cleveland Maternity Photographer, my main goal is always to make the experience as stress-free as possible. You're carrying a baby, that is stressful (yet joyous) enough! I will guide you every step of the way. If you're bringing other children with you to the session, that will just add more fun to your photos. I work with your kids, not against them. We will pick a gorgeous location that has lots of room for them to run (safely) and the location will have lots of foliage, flowers or sticks keep their little fingers busy. I love turning “directing” into interaction.
Let's be real for a minute... grainy selfies of your bump while you're in your pajamas and standing in your bathroom is just not a photo you'd love to have on the walls of your home. Let's make some that you'll be proud to hang anywhere! Between your stunning solo photos of just you and your bump, your doting husband and getting your other kids comfortable, playing and laughing, I’ll get the perfect photos that encompass your family as they are and how exciting expecting a little baby is.
i'm here to guide you every step of the way
you're having a baby!
Every session comes with access to my hand-picked collection of items for you and your family. We choose a color palette together and talk about your style, then I send you which maternity gowns I have available for you to choose from. Once your gown in chosen, I'm off to work! I will send you what I've put together for your review. After that, we have one try on meeting to ensure everything fits everyone. Of course, you are welcome to wear something of your own if you prefer but I will be here every step of the way to assist you in preparing your perfect session outfits. *I do not provide men's clothes.
maternity gowns & outfits for the whole family
Submit an inquiry in the “contact” tab to let me know the type of session you're looking for. From there, we will discuss session details and you will gain immediate access to my full pricing guide. Please let me know what your vision is and let's make it happen!
After we choose a date, location and time that work for you I will send you a booking link. Through this booking link you will pay your retainer, sign your contract and lock in your session details. After this you will officially be on my books! You will then have my email and phone number if you have any questions or need to contact me for any reason.
After booking, I will send out a questionnaire to get to know you and your family. This also will help me know exactly what you’re envisioning, what your children's likes, and dislikes are plus anything else you want me to know.
This is also the part where we start to work on your outfits for the entire family. I will ask you to send me your desired color palette and any photos you have for a sample. From there, I will start working to curate outfits for your entire family from my client closet. When your outfits are done, I will send it over to you for approval. Once approved we will meet once for a try on. A try on not only assures that everything looks and fits properly, but it gives everyone a chance to meet the photographer prior to the session. That usually makes kids feel a lot more comfortable come session day. Then we're all set there! *I do not provide men's clothes.
You’re booked, have the perfect outfits and its session day! You don't need to worry about if your baby will behave, if your toddler will listen, if your bigger kids will smile or what in the world you're going to do with your hands. I will guide you and your family so we can capture candid moments, smiles, laughs and your family immersed in love. And I might make your kids burn a littler energy while we’re there, too!
Please remember this:
the perfect photo is not always the one where everyone is looking or smiling right at the camera - your photos are SO much more than that. You’ll probably end up loving every single one. We want personalities to shine through and to see the love of your family.
Make sure your littles are rested and have full bellies - it makes a ton of difference!
Our party is coming to an end… Your viewing gallery is delivered up to 15 business days after our session.
This is where you will review your finished images and choose the ones you love so much that you just have to have them. You will also choose the package that fits your needs best. After choosing, you’ll let me know you're finished and then will be able download your images within 48 hours - that’s it! Mission complete!
INVESTMENTS START AT $650
To secure your session, a retainer and signed contract are required. The session fee covers the time, talent and dedication of your photographer. This also covers access to the client closet, custom color palette creation and styling. All digital images, prints, and wall art are sold separately.
maddie & Family
"Such a great experience! Love how all of our pictures came out for both our maternity and newborn session! Alison worked with us to get the best shots and got creative! I highly recommend!"
michelle & FAMILY
"Alison did my maternity session and my newborn session. She was quick, on time and very helpful. I definitely love every image she took and am so thankful she captured these fleeting moments for my family."
north royalton, ohio
valarie & FAMILY
"Alison was flexible when it came to planning our newborn session. She kept in touch with us and I appreciated that. I absolutely love the photos she took and see them every day on my wall. Thank you, Alison!"
shaker heights, ohio
dayna & FAMILY
"We have used Alison since 2019 and could not be happier! We have had an assortment of different sessions and have loved each one. She is so personable and makes you feel at ease knowing your forever memories will be captured. She is very organized and prompt which is super helpful! I highly recommend Christella Photography!"
bonnie park, ohio
vivianna & FAMILY
"Alison was so easy to work with. She was so positive and patient with our rambunctious three-year-old. She encouraged his silliness and it made for some adorable photos of my favorite smile in the whole world. For us not so photo savvy adults, she gave great direction and helped us feel at ease. We'll definitely cherish these photos."
tell me what your vision is &