Central, PA and NEPA Maternity Photographer


Central, PA, and NEPA Maternity Photographer sessions are best held at 28-34 weeks along. It is suggested during this time as you don’t feel as large or as exhausted. Your belly is at just the right size at this time.
Book your session preferably in your second trimester.


Colors – Solid colors are what look best. Colors such as teal, black, brown, gray turquoise. Stay away from outfits with a large pattern on it.

Fabrics – look for thin clingy, not necessarily tight, fabrics with a little stretch.

Pants – jeans (any color), black pants (yoga pants work well). It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing maternity jeans with a big, stretchy band. I make it all work.

Dresses – these can be incredibly sophisticated and sexy, but choose carefully. Look for dresses that cling to your shape, not the loose, comfortable style. Dresses with ruching at the side seams work beautifully.

Tops – I like big, white, button-down, slightly rumpled men’s shirt. Any shirt or cardigan that opens down the front works well.

Sleeves – Long-sleeved shirts tend to be the most flattering, but sleeveless and spaghetti straps also work.

Necklines – select v-necks, square necks, turtlenecks, or deep scoop necks.

Tanks or camisoles – anything clingy, fitted or stretchy in solid colors (white, black, red, blue…)

Jewelry & watches – in general, avoid them (unless there’s a really good story behind the piece). The BIG exception is wedding and engagement rings! Classic, small and tasteful pieces like pearl or diamond studs make sense and are totally appropriate.

Special & unique – unusual items like large swaths of fabric in powerful colors like purple, red, and royal blue can make for stunning results. Consider saris or large and luxurious scarves. Consider fabrics that are exceptionally sheer or have a little bit of sheen.

Maternity Gowns – I have several beautiful maternity gowns to choose from in my studio. White (one long train and one shorter train), dark pink, turquoise, gold, and light pink, and many others.

Boudoir Maternity– It’s best to wear a tank or camisole and nude or black colored underwear I also have a variety of lace gowns.


Your maternity session will be relaxed, laid back, and not rushed.  If there are children in the session with you, I will take some time to get to know them so they do not think of me as a stranger but as a friend.  Some children need a little more time to warm up to someone with a giant camera taking their picture.

I will try to incorporate some fun games so they are having fun and not focusing on having their picture taken. I will not force them to do anything they do not want to do.  Any session that includes children will always go smoother if children are allowed to be children. Their experience is just as important as yours and I want you to be relaxed and not worry about kids misbehaving.

During your session, I will do some posing so you do not have to wonder how to stand or where to put your hands. If your significant other or children are in the pictures with you, then I will have you interact with each other. This allows me to capture real emotions and expressions.  It is the little moments between each other that make a great image that you will end up loving forever. Besides, it is all about having fun together and a great experience!


Outdoor– This session is held at an outdoor location of your choice within 1 hour of Lehigh Valley. This can be a state park,  a field, a location of my choice, or really anywhere.


-Packages start at $450
-Please contact me for a detailed product list.
-Ask me about maternity & newborn session bundles.
-Payment Plans Available
*taxes not included in the price

Maternity  Photography is done in Central, PA and NEPA, and surrounding areas.

Available for travel worldwide.

Kristi is known for her use of natural and studio light and unique portraiture for newborns, maternity, boudoir, couples, and family photography. Click to view a collection of my family, newborn, child, couples, and maternity work or visit my website to get in touch.

Central, PA and NEPA Maternity Photographer

Serving, Berwick, Nescopeck, Williamsport, Sunbury, Selinsgrove, Loyalsock, Lewisburg, Watsontown, Millville, Mifflinburg, Milton, Muncy, Benton, Central, Elysburg, Southern Columbia, Orangeville, Bloomsburg, Hazleton, Scranton, Wilkes Barre, Sugar Notch, Nescopeck, Nanticoke, Ashley, Jersey Shore, Lehigh Valley, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, Poconos, Pocono Area, New Tripoli, Pottsville, Shamokin, Eagles Mere, Jim Thorpe, Kutztown, Lititz, Reading, Schuylkill Haven, Hamburg, Fort Indiantown Gap, Breinigsville, Emmaus, Northampton, Lehighton, Orwigsville, Fogelsville, York, Harrisburg, State College, Bellefonte, Dallas, and surrounding areas.

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