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Colorado Maternity Photography by Skigen Signature Photography

STUDIO SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE AT NO EXTRA COST!

Howy! I'm Ben, a professional photographer from Lakewood, Colorado. 

Maternity is one of my favorite subjects to photograph; as a defining period of a woman's life, it worthy to preserve with beautiful professional photography. The luminous glow of an expectant mother leads to gorgeous images which celebrate the optimism of what's to come.

When you commission me for your maternity shoot, you'll end up with a set of pictures which you can look back on for years to fondly remember this incredible period of your life. 

My maternity photography style is tender, captivating, and organic. I shoot with a combination of natural/available light and strobe to create professional maternity portraits which impress all who view them. 

Our clients enjoy a professional, low-stress, and fun maternity photography experience. No surprise fees and never any pressure to buy prints.

All sessions include the shoot, editing, & digital files

Maternity shoots include at least 90 minutes of photography (may be extended). We've found 90 minutes to be the minimum amount of time for a maternity session, for it affords a more relaxed pace and more opportunities to try various settings and/or outfits.

Ready to book your maternity session? 

Click Here to Book Online 

Cancel or reschedule without penalty. No cost to book...payment for services due at session. 

Got a question? Contact us!

FAQ & More Info


How Do I Schedule my Maternity Shoot ?

Click the "Book a Shoot" tab to open our scheduling tool. You'll see all available session start times listed in the grid. Look for a time which works for you and click it to open the booking form. Fill out the form and submit. Our system will send you a confirmation email/text.

After you book a session, you'll hear from us generally within 24 hours via your preferred communication method to confirm the shoot and go over the details.

You can reschedule or cancel your booking at any time without penalty

When should I schedule my maternity shoot?

Your maternity shoot can happen at any time during your pregnancy. For most expectant mothers we've photographed, most have scheduled their shoot in earlier part of third trimester. This is because it is when your pregnant belly will be at it's fullest, roundest, and most symmetrical prior to the lightening phase of pregnancy (where your baby flips their position to prepare for birth). But, we've also done plenty of maternity sessions earlier or later ... whatever works for you!

Where will my maternity portrait shoot occur?

That's up to you! Some of our clients have us come to their home, some want a natural look in a park or outdoors, or it can occur at our indoor studio in southern Denver. The setting plays a huge role in determing the feel of the finished pictures.

  • example of skigen photography materntiy shoot in a natural setting

    Outdoor/Nature shoots are popular because it makes sense to showcase a natural life event within a natural context. Plus, Colorado offers some beautiful and grand settings!

    Some of our favorite outdoor locations for maternity photography in the Western Denver Metro area include Red Rocks, Bear Creek Park & Greenbelt,

  • example of skigen photography materntiy shoot in a home settingHome shoots are intimate, private, and cozy. It will showcase you as you are in your normal day to day life.
  • example of skigen photography materntiy shoot in a studio setting

    Studio offers complete control of the lighting and environment. All sorts of looks can be accomplished in the studio, ranging from pure-white background (high-key), to dark and moody (low-key), experimental lighting, themed sets, etc.

    Our private studio is conveniently located in Southern Denver and offers a variety of backdrops and lighting options.

What Happens During a Maternity Photography Session ?

We'll meet, get set up and ready, and start taking pictures! You'll be gently directed into a variety of poses, and we'll work together to create scenic moments. We'll shoot hundreds of photos during the session.

Can my partner/kids/dog/cat/etc participate?

That's up to you! We have photographed quite a few women with their husbands and/or kids, but we've also photographed plenty solo too. It all depends on your objectives for the photographs.

How can I make the most of my maternity photograpy experience?

By coming to the shoot mentally prepared! Prior to the shoot, psych yourself up about, think about your objectives, and practice posing in a mirror. This will help you feel confident, and this will come through in the finished photos. Really, a photography session is a collaborative experience, with a dynamic energy flow between a photographer and subject. We strive to infuse it with positive, happy energy, so the best thing for you to do is bring it!

I saw a maternity photo I really liked on social media. Can you recreate it for me?

If you have ideas for the perfect maternity photo, maybe something you saw on Pinterest or in a magazine, we can help you make it happen! If possible, please send it to us in advance in case it will require any special equipment we wouldn't ordinarily bring along.

What should I wear to my maternity photography session?

Anything you'd like! But if you'd like our advice, here's what we found works well:

Dress
  • Solid color apparel (except for black or white) and simple, bold patterns work best.
  • Complement with chunky accessories, like scarves, jewelry, or belts
  • Flowing solid color sheer dresses are a popular look and can be ordered from Amazon for as little as $30. See this list @ Amazon for examples

Try multiple outfits! One of the reasons we schedule 90 minute or longer maternity shoots is because it affords you time to change into different outfits so you end up with many different looks! Try a dress (or several!), a casual outfit, or show some skin! How much? That's up to you...we believe every body is a thing of beauty, so we're happy to work to your comfort level. Of course, if you wish for nude or risque maternity photos, it's important to use a location where this can be achieved safely and comfortably, like our studio, your home, or a remote outdoor location...feel free to chat with us for specific location ideas.

What happens after my maternity photography session ?

After the session, the photos will be carefully reviewed, picking the best images. These 'keeper' images are then individually hand processed; cropping, balancing, touching up any distracting elements, then processing them with Hollywood-class image enhancement tools to infuse character and personality. You'll receive three different processing variants of the images too: color, black and white, and our signature color style.

How will I get the finished maternity photos?

Finished images are delivered via a private, password-protected online gallery, typically within 10 days following the photography session. At that point, you can download files, share them with your friends and family, purchase prints, files, canvas, or choose from many other high-quality print products.

You can also add a usb thumb drive containing the images from your shoot for $20.00

What if I want prints or a printed product?

Our gallery system offers built-in print and product ordering. Products include premium prints, books, canvas enlargements, giclee, metal & acrylic prints, & more. Special projects welcome...we love trying new things with prints!

Why should I order prints from you and not just print my own?

Although the photos from your shoot are yours to do with as you please, including printing, we guarantee that our results will be superior. Here's why:

  • We use premium gallery-quality media & printers
  • We print from the original raw camera data files, which contain significantly more data than what is contained within a JPG export.
  • We care about producing amazing prints, and it shows in the finished product.

We put effort into every aspect of our prints to give you the best quality product possible. Really though...it comes down to this: we (you and us) have put a significant amount of time and effort into creating photos. Why undermine all of that with low quality prints?

Maternity Photography Pricing

I'm proud to offer inclusive, no-hassle maternity photography pricing. No hidden fees or pressure to purchase expensive prints.

What is included in a standard maternity photography session:

Each session includes at least 90 minutes of photography, editing, three-way processing, a password-protected shareable online gallery, and high-resolution JPG files (without watermarks or logos).

All Inclusive Price $419 if located in Denver Metro Area. Please contact me for a quote if you are outside this area.

Want a longer session? Just ask and I'll create a custom package just for you

Payment

Credit cards, check, or cash accepted.

Ben made our maternity shoot a relaxing and fun experience! He had great ideas for photos and we are very happy with how our pictures came out. We felt very comfortable and are thankful that we chose Ben for these priceless photos!

Susie G. –

Ben is a very talented photographer who took amazing maternity photos for our family. He is a great guy who is patient, very easy to work with and cares deeply about the finished product. I highly recommend Benjamin Skigen Photography!

Karen & Cameron L.

Benjamin did a fantastic job on our family photos. ...was very open to my ideas on the pictures, such as using the props I brought I have a one year old and he was very good at working with her for these pictures. He was incredibly fast at returning the final photos to us. ...the photos themselves were absolutely stunning. If you are trying to decide on a photographer just stop now and hire Benjamin Skigen Photography. You will not be disappointed!

Natasha H.

Ben is a very talented and professional photographer. It was a pleasure working with him for my maternity and family pictures. Our family is always more than satisfied with the results. We will continue to use Ben in the future as he is our first recommendation to friends and family. So if you are looking for an awesome photographer to capture life long memories Ben is your guy. I promise you will be happy with the final product.

Leah P.

All I can say is Ben is amazing!!! We will never use anyone other then Ben for our photos!

Laura L.

Awesome pictures of our family!! He is very talented and creative!!You can't go wrong with Ben!

Alicia B.

Ben did our engagement photo shoot and he did a great job at making us feel comfortable, getting the shots we wanted, and dealing with our dog being in the photos! The pictures turned out great! Couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. Thank you Ben!

Tiffany H.

Ben was wonderful to work with. He was professional and friendly. We had a great time doing the photo shoot and the photos were fantastic! We couldn’t be happier with the end product. We will definitely use his services again in the future.

Jennifer S.

I’ve always hated getting headshots taken, and have never had one I liked. But Ben made it easy, and now I have a headshot I’m excited about!”

Sara A.

Oh My Gosh!! There are so many amazing shots...thanks for sharing the gift of your time and talent. It was a such special and enjoyable afternoon with you!!

Stacy H.
 

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