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MATERNITY AND MOTHERHOOD

GINA MAIN PHOTOGRAPHY

SPECIAL MATERNITY AND MOTHERHOOD SESSIONS CREATED JUST FOR GROUPON!

Gina has created a beautiful and meaningful portrait experience just for maternity and motherhood sessions. As a mother of two, Gina knows the power of pregnancy and the fleeting precious moments of young motherhood.    

 

You will come away from the session feeling vitality, strength, and love. And you will have the opportunity to choose artful images that serve as a lifelong reminder of this magical time in your life.

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GROUPON

MATERNITY AND MOTHERHOOD SESSIONS

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • A 15 minute phone consultation. 

  • A 60 or 90 minute photo session (regularly $895-950).

  • A 1-hour photo selection session directly after the shoot.

  • A choice between two options.

    • One complimentary 8x10 matted print and its digital version (printable to 8x10).

    • OR a $200 credit on collection orders. Required: Please see COLLECTION OFFERS BEFORE booking.

  • A savings of hundreds of dollars. Regular customers pay the $895 session fee and regular package prices.

  • Upgrading to a collection order is not required.

CONNECT

TAKE THE TIME TO CONNECT WITHIN

The most captivating images are soulful images with connection and depth. They are created when someone is truly in the present moment. Tap in to your feminine mystique and feel the power of creating human life!

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LET GO

MAKE ROOM FOR LOVE

Let go of negative thoughts about your body that are useless and painful, force fed to you by a lifetime of social programming. 

Let go so you can just "be."

Let go to make room for all the positive love you can give yourself and your baby.

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BE AUTHENTIC

JUST BE

Be vulnerable.  Be natural.  Be emotional.  Be real.  Be raw.

Be in motion.

Move your body and your soul will follow.

Your baby and your children will learn from your life of vitality.

WHY ME?

BECAUSE YOU ARE YOU

Photography of the self is a life-affirming experience.

As your body changes through life, pregnancy, motherhood and beyond, being photographed through it all, affirms where you've been and where you're going.  It also helps to see yourself as you change, to be able to love and embrace every change, as those changes mean you are still alive and vital and able to love passionately on your children, your partner, and anyone else who brings joy to your life.

 

This experience is for every woman who is grateful for her incredible, resilient, ever-changing body as it takes her through this wild ride of life, through ecstasy, joy, love, pain, and loss.

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REMIND YOURSELF

AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT!

Women often pile on their responsibilities so high that they forget about themselves, their wants, needs, desires, femininity, and lustfulness.  With so many responsibilities, we often forget to breathe in the moment and truly feel the gratitude for what we have.

 

 This photoshoot experience is for women who want to remind themselves that not only have they created (or are creating) life and that they are the power that made it all happen, but also that they are still a separate and unique entity, living and experiencing this magical existence.

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WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL

IMPERFECTION

Every dent.  Every mark.  Every ring of wrinkles. 

Every broken nose.  Every pimple scar.

Every cellulite bulge.  Every skinny, protruding bone.

Every belly, big or small, that holds within it a womb, capable of so much power, pain, or even ambivalence.  

Every wound that indicates how our bodies have served us.

Every thing that society doesn't hold up to the light as worthy of fascination and wonder.  

Every one of THOSE things is beautiful.

Yes, symmetrical faces with smooth skin are still beautiful,

but to limit beauty to perfection is

BORING!

Please embrace your "imperfections" during this shoot.  They are part of what makes you so special.  And also, your children are watching.  Love yourself as you would want them to love themselves.

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SISTERHOOD

I'M HERE FOR YOU

I will be your supportive sister, here to encourage you and guide you so we'll create images you will love of yourself, not because they are standardly "beautiful," but because they are images with depth and meaning, images of your soul feeling gratitude for your body. 

Your body as it is now, revered in this moment. 

Your body, natural, raw, puzzled together by the generations of women who came before you, and shaped by the chosen and unchosen forces you've experienced from the day you were born.   

Your body is there for you. 

Let's honor it in the most beautiful way possible.

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PROCESS

WHAT TO EXPECT

1

Phone Call

Schedule a phone call to chat about your shoot and book your session day and time.

Shoots are booked: 

M - F between 11-5pm and take a total of two hours for the shoot and the ordering session. Click below to schedule a call.

2

Photoshoot

Arrive on time and enjoy being guided through a beautiful and empowering experience.  The photoshoot will take 1-hour. Click below to see studio location.

3

Ordering Session

Directly after the shoot you will get to see your raw images.  You will get to choose your one image that will be retouched for you and delivered digitally.

OR you will choose a print package offer.  Click to see package offers.

4

Image Delivery

If you chose to upgrade to a package your products will be ready for pick up three-four weeks after your ordering date.

If you opted not to upgrade your digital image will be delivered within one week.

175-225

Hair and makeup can be a great way to free you up from the worry of your outward look so you can focus inward. I have a list of vendors I trust and I'm happy to refer you!

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Hair and Makeup
 

STYLE GUIDE

Say what you want to say and do it with style   

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WHAT TO WEAR

  • Be true to yourself. 

  • Bring a few choices that you love yourself in.  This does NOT have to be something that you'd wear on a regular day or even outside in public.  You get to be creative here.  We can decide at the shoot what will work best.

  • Bring black, white, and nude undergarment options.  Nipple covers too if you prefer discretion under translucent material. 

  • Sheer or lacy shawls and wraps give you a fun prop to play with and also look really cool.

  • Accessories, such as bracelets, plunging necklaces, earrings, body chains, etc. can personalize your session even more. 

  • A meaningful heirloom or gift accessory is highly encouraged!  It will add depth and emotion to an image. 

  • Body suits are incredibly beautiful on every body!  Go black, grey, white or skin-colored.  Nordstroms has many skin colors to choose from!

  • Test your apparel choices long before your shoot day to make sure they all work!

  • If you feel you don't have anything, don't worry!  I have fabrics, wraps, robes, dresses, lingerie, and more for you to choose from.

Want to buy something new?  These shops have some great options!  Please plan ahead for shipping!

Nordstroms Zara Shein Adore Me Cacique Eres La Perla Windsor

HOW TO PREP

MAKEUP and HAIR  

  • Come with fresh and clean makeup, the way you love to be seen on a good day.

  • Eyebrows are often overlooked.  Pardon the pun!  Please make sure they are groomed in the shape you'd like to see in photos!   

  • Bring makeup and hair styling tools for light touch ups during the shoot, like lipstick and a brush.   

  • Lips are so important!  Apply a lip conditioner before bed for weeks before your shoot and exfoliate to eliminate flakes!

  • Pay close attention to lipstick or gloss application.  Bare lips are better than lipstick mistakes!

  • Come with clean hair that is lightly styled and not greasy!  For long hair, please keep it moveable, without too much hairspray.

  • A hydra-facial a day or two before the shoot is a great way to go above and beyond for your self-love experience! But please exercise caution if you have sensitive skin and are prone to allergic reactions to facials!!  

BODY

  • Shave or wax, unless you don't care about that sort of thing!  I believe in breaking "rules" of beauty and doing what feels right to you.

  • NAILS!  Please shape and color them how you would like.  Hands WILL be in the photos. 

  • Glasses will create indentations on your face.  If you don't want this, please remove them a good while before your shoot.      

  • Drink lots of water in the days leading up to your shoot so your skin is glowing and hydrated. 

  • Moisturize from head to toe on the day of the shoot.

  • Please wear loose clothing on the way to the shoot so there are no temporary skin indents.

BREATHE

  • That was a lot of prep-work, I know!  It's one reason modeling is NOT for me.  I wouldn't want to worry about those things all the time.  But this is a special occasion that you don't do every day!  The more you feel prepared, the better you will be able to BREATHE, relax, and enjoy your shoot!

 

EXTRA CREDIT:  Practice moving your body in front of a full body mirror, standing and sitting.  Pay attention to the angles and facial expressions you like best! 

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I look at these photos and I'm on the other side of the universe from my comfort zone. I hate my smile, my nose, my fat cheeks, my eyes when I smile... the list goes on.  At 51, I still do.  BUT I look at these photos and think about that day and I'm in AWE! It's the beauty of Gina's talents on these photos that makes the younger version of me happy. That day was fun to be surrounded by women with no judgement.  I was able to let loose and not care of the outcome.  I LET GO! And it was amazing.  

Jennifer T., C-Suite Recruiter

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