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Madonna Session

Soon you will finally be holding your little bundle of joy! In a matter of days and weeks, this
new baby will transform before your eyes into a chubby, grinning infant. A Madonna session
is a wonderful way to commemorate the newborn phase, and it usually takes place during the
second week that your baby is home from the hospital.

You can reserve this session just after your due date, and we will be flexible with it should
your baby arrive early or later than you are expecting.

Many mothers are eager to document their brand new child, but a bit insecure in their postbaby
body. This is a common concern, but the Madonna session is not complete without a
beaming, proud new mother. Here are some tips to help you look and feel your best during
this important session with your little one.

Keep hydrated. You will be especially thirsty after your baby arrives, particularly if you
are nursing, so load up on water, juices and milk. The more fluids you drink, the less you will
retain. Avoid salt, as it causes you to retain water. Soda and other carbonated beverages can
make you bloated, and should also be avoided.

Rest as much as possible. With a new baby in the house, this might not be all that much, but
it is important to be relaxed and rejuvenated for your Madonna session. If you don’t have a
nanny or mother’s helper, ask a friend or family member to help you care for your baby the
night before your session so you can get some rest. During the day, nap when the baby naps.

Wear black. This is a slimming color and is very forgiving. You probably want to wear a
maternity top, preferably one that is tight in the bust but flowing over your belly. The baby will
be held over your chest and midsection in most poses, and that will camouflage any problem
areas. You can also wear some Spanx to help smooth out your curves and offer some support
to your weakened back and abdominals.

Keep jewelry to a minimum. You don’t want to distract from your child’s precious newborn
face. Less is usually more, but if you have a sentimental piece of jewelry it can enhance the
meaning in the portrait for you and your child.

Get a manicure before your session. Your hands will be visible in almost every pose,
supporting your child’s neck and head. A soft pink or neutral color is a good choice for this
session, as is a simple French manicure.

These tips will help you look and feel beautiful for your Madonna portrait session. We are
looking forward to meeting your new baby!

Call to reserve your Madonna session today. 503-936-7955

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