Maternity Sessions in Hampton Roads


By Meredith Hodge Photography

Chesapeake photographer, family photographer chesapeake

Meet Meredith

Hello and Welcome! I am a maternity photographer, based in Chesapeake, Virginia.  I have been photographing women around the world for the last 4 years, and I am now in the Hampton Roads Area.  This page will give you all the information you need to know about family photo sessions with me, but if you have any questions please get in touch.

I want to provide to you not only pictures, but an exceptional service from beginning to end! Client satisfaction is extremely important to me.  I work with top vendors in not only the country but the world to provide top notch products, and I want you to enjoy your images for years to come.

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You can call us at 571-214-3295 or click the button below to get started!

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Planning Your Session

Maternity Photography Sessions are planned sometime within weeks 28-35 of your pregnancy.   Once you get in touch we will set up a phone call to start planning your maternity session.  Here we will go over all of the details of your session, from what you want you pictures to look like, any preferred location and any particular poses you are looking for, down to your must haves.  We will also discuss what you would like to do with your images and I will be able to answer any questions you and your partner may have.

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During Your Session

Maternity Shoots are a celebration of the live growing within you. It is important to schedule your session on a day where you are not pressed for time.  While most maternity sessions are 1-2 hours, you should leave adequate time in case you need to take some breaks.   You have come a long way through your pregnancy.  Morning sickness is now a thing of the past, but replaced with things like exhaustion.  While every woman and body is different, the last thing you want is to feel stressed.

After Your Session

After your session, I go through the entire roll of images, cutting out the images with eye blinks, funny faces, duplicates or just the ones that are, let’s say – unflattering 😉 .    I will then hand edit the images for you and upload them to your own private gallery.  Your images will be ready within two weeks of your session.

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Questions and Answers

We all have them.  Here are a few I have put together of the ones I get most often.

What happens if it rains?

We are always at the mercy of Mother Nature.  Wouldn’t it be great if we could just order up a day of nice weather whenever we wanted it?  Not to worry though, I keep a close eye on the weather.  If it looks like we will get rained out, we plan for a sunnier day!

Where will we go for an outdoor shoot?

We are so fortunate to have such lovely parks in and around Hampton Roads.  If you have a special place in mind, let me know during our consult.  We can certainly make that the backdrop for your images. After all, these are your memories and your special places.  Your session should really be all about you!

When will we get to see our pictures?

Your images will be ready in about two weeks (rush orders available).  I will call you to set up a day and time for you to come to my home office for your image reveal and ordering session.  As soon as your prints and artwork arrive at my home, I will deliver them to your home.  This can be up to a few weeks as custom artwork is hand crafted.

Why can’t I see all the images from my shoot?

The truth is, you probably don’t want to.  I spend hours going through each picture, getting rid of the ones with the eye blinks, funny faces (although I may include 1 or 2 in there) or ones that are just plain cringe worthy!  A part of my job is to choose the best of those images to showcase to you!

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Meredith Hodge Photography provides Maternity Photography Sessions to the entire Hampton Roads Area to include Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach, Sandbridge, and Suffolk.  We also travel to Newport News, Hampton, as well as the Eastern Shore!