MATERNITY Q & A AND WARDROPE IDEAS

I’M NOT SURE I WANT TO DO A MATERNITY SESSION?

We’ve all been there, You feel sick and with little to no energy. I hear from my clients all the time that they wished they had done a maternity session to document their pregnancy after the baby is born.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR A MATERNITY SESSION?

A Maternity session is best done from 31-34 weeks because we want to have the perfect baby bump.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO THE SESSION?

The wardrobe is one of the most important factors to making your session look how you want it to. This is why I’ve created a page just for wardrobe, I want to help you feel confident and ready for your session.  (wardrobe page)

WHERE DO MATERNITY SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?

On location within the Detroit area, You can get a beach look, urban look, nature look, the possibilities are endless.

HOW MANY IMAGES DO I GET?

Anywhere from 25-50  digital images, All images are retouch and edited. I do not offer printed images you will receive a USB in the mail two weeks after the session. We live in a digital world, with your digital images you are in control of how many and what products you can print. I will recommend printing companies to get the most of your images.

ALL OF MY SESSION ARE $250.00 ONE HOUR SESSIONS.

If you would like to book a session please EMAIL ME include your due date and your phone number.

 

 

 

This is my top 10 favorite maternity dresses for photography sessions, and they are All under $50.00  click on an image.

 

 

TORTILLAS

Hola! Mia is going to show you how to make handmade tortillas with a twist!

Tortillas are the basic complement to any Mexican meal. If you are planning to have a Mexican dinner night why not step up your game with handmade tortillas. Sure you could just buy a pack of premade tortillas, But whats the fun in that? The traditional tortilla only has three ingredients Masa, salt, and water.It is easy to add fun colors to the tortilla. You can have the kids make their own tortillas for Taco Tuesday, I guarantee your kids will love making their own tortillas.

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Tortillas are so versatile, can be made into Tacos, vegan quesadillas, burrito, chips, chilaquiles, and so much more. To make them you will need masa harina and a tortilla press, They can both be found in the ethnic food aisle of any large grocery store. Follow the instructions from the bag on how to make the masa mix. Adding color and flavor to the masa for 1cup of masa add 1tsp of any spice you like, That will add color and flavor to your tortillas. After you mix the masa with your spices start making little masa balls. I think Mia loves to make tortillas because It’s almost like playing with playdough.

 

EASY WAY TO USE A TORTILLA PRESS

  1. Place the masa ball in the center of one side.
  2. Close and push down to flatten the masa.
  3. Open the tortilla press and remove the tortilla from the plastic sheet.
  4. Congratulations you’ve just made a tortilla!

Time to cook the tortilla, Use a flat pan let it get hot Once it’s hot add the tortilla, let it cook for about 30 seconds on one side turn over and let it cook for about a minute on the other side, The tortilla will start to puff up.

Tortillas are also a good source of B vitamins, which support healthy nervous system. To add fun colors, Mia added spirulina, turmeric and paprika.

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THINGS YOU MIGHT NEED

 

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YOGA FOR TODDLERS

I wasn’t brought up in a home where we would practice yoga much less meditation. My first yoga experience was three weeks postpartum. I was looking at options to get me back to shape. My Sister invited me to a hot yoga class, I found it to be peaceful and relaxing. I’m, not a regular yogi I’ve practiced yoga on and off throughout the years, A few months ago I started meditating. My mind has been more focused and calm by practicing both together. At a young age, Mia got interested in yoga by simply looking at me now that Mia is older we do a morning yoga and meditation routines together.

Mia’s Yoga and meditation morning routine, We usually do it right after waking up at 8:00 am or after breakfast at 10:00 am.

 

HOW I GOT MIA TO SIT STILL FOR  3 MINUTES OF MEDITATION

First of all, if you have a toddler you already know you cant make them do anything they don’t want to. Children are the grates imitators! I try to make meditation fun, the first minute Mia works on her breathing. We accomplish this by placing all fingertips together expanding the fingertips with each breath and bringing in the fingertips together when exhaling. Imagine the fingertips to act like the lungs. Next two minutes Mia closes her eyes, I tell her a story usually about fairies in a garden. It’s almost like taking Mia on a little mind adventure.

 

HOW I GOT MIA INTO DOING YOGA

Find something that your kids are interested in like superheroes, the ABC’s, yoga with siblings. Mia loves animals, so most poses are about animals. There is so many fun and helpful poses you can teach your kids that will benefit them in so many ways. Mia started with 3 poses now she is doing 5 and getting better every day. Praise and encourage your kids even if they don’t get it right the first time. The point is to keep practicing and learning new poses at the same time creating a new habit.

YOGA

4 MUST HAVES FOR YOGA

  1. Non Toxic Kids Yoga Mat
  2. Fun Yoga Cards
  3. Disinfectant Spray
  4. Gaiam Kids Yoga Socks
MOUNTAIN POSE
MOUNTAIN POSE
"BIG" TREE POSE
“BIG” TREE POSE

"LITTLE" TREE POSE

DOWNWARD FACING DOG
DOWNWARD FACING DOG
COW POSE
COW POSE
CAT POSE
CAT POSE

 

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ABOUT ME

My name is Gabriela living in Michigan I’m a stay at home mom pursuing an active career in blogging. I’m a plant based fitness coach and host 21-day weight loss & self love challenges every month, During the summer I work as a photographer on the weekends, and in the winter I try to travel as much as I can.

I have one daughter her name is Mia, she is four years old, always workout, Cooks, and  Travels with me. Mia always brings her own camera to work with me too.

I would say that Our style is minimalist, We like to keep it simple. If its not useful, Beautiful, or has a special meaning you don’t need it.

In a nutshell, We like simplicity are always seeking adventure in our hometown or on a plane, Vegan food obsessed, Intrigued by handmade, whimsical and vintage Items.

Thank you so much for stopping by it really means a lot to us!

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