Maternity Photography Orange County

Maternity Photography Sessions

by Melissa Joy Portraits

How would you like to be photographed for your maternity photos?

This could be you, too! These are everyday women who trusted me to document their pregnancy. All the women below have granted us their permission to share their experience so that other women, like them, can see just some of the many ways I can capture your motherhood journey. Read on to learn more about our luxury Orange County maternity photography sessions in San Clemente. Traveling from out of town? We have plenty of suggestions on things to do and places to stay nearby. Check out our post about it here: The Orange County Boudoir Guide.

Now, let’s capture your dream belly pics!

What to expect when you want to book your maternity photoshoot…

The Consultation

After you submit the contact form, we’ll reach out within 48 hours (typically much sooner) to schedule a quick and free consult info call to learn more about you and your vision for your session. We’ll go over available dates, answer your questions, and book you in for your photoshoot! If you really can’t wait, you can book directly with the link provided after inquiry!

Pre-Session Preparation

After you’re booked in for your session, you’ll receive our preparation magazine, the bonus guide, and you’ll receive more information about session styles available to you. You’ll have the option to pick out a collection that best matches what you’re interested in.

The Shoot

This is the fun part! Your session will take place in either our San Clemente Photography Studio or an alternative location, such as your home the beach, or an offsite studio location if you are outside of the Orange County area. You’ll have the option to be pampered by our professional hair and makeup artist then guided through your own 60-90 minute maternity photoshoot.

The Same Day Reveal

The same day reveal allows you to see your images on the same day they are taken! After your session, you’ll go on a quick lunch or stroll down to the beach. In the meantime, I’ll sort and edit your photos so that you can pick out your favorites when you return! No need to come back out for a separate ordering appointment.

Some things to expect for your maternity photography session…

Full access to client closet. Gowns, dresses, silks, and robes.

Full Posing Guidance and numerous backdrops and sets to choose from. We’ll use as many as you’d like.

Add on your partner or other children – complimentary.

Maternity Photography in South Orange County

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Wall Art Example of the 9-up. Maternity Photography in Orange County, California.

Studio Maternity Photography Experience in Orange County

In-studio Maternity sessions custom to you and your vision. From stripped down and minimal to glammed up and extravagent. Outdoor Beach sessions available as an add-on before or after your studio session.

Session Fee of $399 + tax and includes:


  • Access to the Client Closet and a bonus men’s styling guide
  • Fully guided and posed photo session up to 90 minutes
  • Same Day Reveal and ordering appointment to view your images
  • Your favorite image or $250 credit toward a collection.
  • The option to add your partner (and other children) to your session for the last 30 minutes at no charge.
  • Additional digital photographs and products will be available to purchase.
  • Hair and Makeup Styling Available for an additional booking fee
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Folio Box Product for Maternity Photography Orange County California
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The Folio Box

The Folio Box is an absolute favorite for my Orange County maternity photography clients! Many love to share their images from their photoshoot on their mantel, dresser, or bookshelf. Every image purchased comes with the digital image, is matted with museum-quality archival matted prints, and can be displayed in the Reveal Folio Box (the windowed box with changeable prints), the Wood Reveal Folio Box, and the Legacy Fine Art printed folio box.

Prints can also be displayed in Albums, large wall art, the 9-UP matted image wall art, or loose in a glass box. Pricing is simple: $250 per image with discounts as you add. Build your own box and add on in the future if you decide to come back for a mommy and me session!

The Reveal Folio Box

The Wood Reveal Folio Box

The Legacy Folio Box

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Book your session directly below! If you don’t see a date that works, reach out with the form above to see about additional availability.