The Maternity Experience


We offer an invaluable experience to honor your pregnancy and capture that special glow that only mothers-to-be exude. At our Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan locations, you will have gowns, silks, and wraps to choose from. Pregnancy is a miraculous time in your life and we’d love to create ethereal, refined, and breathtaking photos of you and your baby bump. Fine Art Maternity Photographer Léa Cartier is a master in studio lighting and creating divine effects. You’ll leave feeling glamorous, with gorgeous heirloom photos of your little one and the precious journey from maternity into motherhood.


Scheduling Your Maternity Photography Session

The ideal period is around the 7th month when the belly has reached a beautiful shape. Please book your appointment early to ensure that we have a space for you. If you are unsure which package is right for you, we offer a Maternity Retainer so that you can save your spot in our schedule while you decide.  Most clients book two to three months in advance. Your appointment can be rescheduled without charge up to 48h before the shoot.


Luxury Experience

At our luxury studios, we use high-end studio lighting and a caring atmosphere to make you feel fabulous and create timeless fine art maternity photographs. I am excited to welcome you to my stunning and spacious photography studios. Conveniently located in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Le Studio’s beautiful spaces are also easy to access with parking, elevator access. The studios are equipped with all the amenities for you to lounge relax and feel pampered.

What to Wear

I provide a curated wardrobe of fabrics and silks for you to choose from. Most photos on my website were created using the studio’s wide selection of beautiful and elegant props and outfits. Pregnancy is a miraculous time in your life and I’d love to create refined and breathtaking photos of you and your baby bump that will result in heirloom artwork. Please refer to the portfolio to see what style you like and to get inspired!


Maternity Photographer Retouching in Manhattan - Le Studio NYC

High-Resolution Digital Images

After your photoshoot you will receive your color enhanced, High-Resolution Digital Images. I will edit out the blinks, blurs, and obvious ‘in-between’ shots, and share for your review. Each package comes with a certain number of High-Resolution Digital Images that you will be able to download from your online gallery. From your Online Gallery you will also be able to select your favorite images for Artistic Retouching and the Fine Art Digital Composition.

The Maternity Experience

Artistic Retouching

With the Artistic Retouching, I will remove or reduce any imperfections to improve the overall image, both background, and subject. This includes skin and silhouette enhancement. I remove blemishes, smooth out wrinkles, eczema, dry patches, and erase dark circles. My style retains skin texture while keeping shading and highlights natural. Furthermore, on request, I can slim double chins and extra weight. At your request, I can also whiten your teeth and improve the overall appearance of your hair. I strive to make you look your absolute best while still looking like yourself. Please refer to the before/after gallery for examples.

Maternity Photographer Retouching in Manhattan - Le Studio NYC

Fine Art Digital Composition

With the Fine Art Digital Composition, I will photoshop the subject into a scenic background of choice from our portfolio. Options for Maternity include flying silks and windowed silhouettes. The Fine Art Digital Composition includes Artistic Retouching as described above. Please refer to the before/after gallery for examples.