About Your Session

What type of session to choose?

Indoors or outdoors?

I have a mobile photography studio, so we can shoot virtually anywhere. You can choose where to do your session, in a park, or with our mobile studio in the comfort of your own home!

I love to do indoor, studio-based maternity sessions.

Outdoor sessions are weather dependent and as such not practical for most of the year, specially due to the British weather!

My recommendation is that you do your session at your own home, we can set up our studio in your living room! This makes it easier for you, as you have to move less, can have a toilet break anytime and you can easily change looks

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See how versatile we can be, and shoot almost anywhere

Who to include in your maternity session?

Partner

Absolutely! 100% yes! Dads-to-be are just as excited about the new arrival and often get a little overlooked so yes bring him along.

We can include him in as many photos as you like.

A simple pale coloured shirt with shorts or trousers will compliment you perfectly and look great in the photos. Dads love the special time with you and the bump, sometimes they can get a bit forgotten.

Can I bring my other children?

Oh yes, of course, you can! I just love to capture the older children at maternity sessions.

They are super excited too about the arrival of their new brother or sister.

If we are going for an evening shoot then remember to get the little ones to have a nap in the afternoon so they make it into the evening.

What about pets?

Of course, pets are more than welcome and part of your family, we are delighted to include them in the session.

Family, Friends, In-laws

The more the merry, these are exciting times and we know everyone wants to be part of it and celebrate the new baby with you! We are very happy to include them all in the session

Before the Session

What should I wear for my maternity photos?

I advise mamas-to-be to consider floor-length gowns, dresses and skirts for maternity sessions. Longer lengths are elegant, feminine and romantic; they’re also ultra flattering when you’re expecting.

Whether you’re standing, sitting or lying down, a long dress or skirt ensures you’re fully covered, without worrying about your outfit riding up too high.

For lingerie images you don't have to worry about footwear as those images are taken usualy up to knee length.

I also favor longer lengths for expectant mamas because it’s easier to hide footwear you may not want visible in your images. If you’re at the point where only flip flops are bearable, don’t sweat it as long as your dress covers your feet!

When it comes to color choice, earth tones and light pastels photograph wonderfully no matter what location you select.

Remember to keep your clothing on the more fitted side, instead of extra flowy, so that you can easily show off your bump!

We also have a client closet you can browse through and borrow as many of our desses as you like.

Our dresses and acessories photograph beautifully and are provided to you at no extra cost to ensure you love your photos!

Hera are some images to inspire your look:

Hair, make up and nails

On the day or morning before, take some time to do your makeup, hair and nails.

Your hands will appear in the pictures and if your nails are not looked after they will be very noticeable and will ruin your pictures

What to bring

What acessories should I bring?

Bring whatever you feel important to you!

Populat picks are ultrasounds, baby shoes, baby clothes, flowers, post it and markers (so you can write on yourself or glue the posts it to you)

Here are a few images to inspire you:

Our Dress Collection

Feel free to borrow any of our dresses for your session.

We are constantly updating our collection, have a look at our most popular ones!

Final tips

Don’t worry about what you do or don’t have to do

Though some people are simply camera shy and feel uncofortable with the idea of being in front of a camera, oftentimes they have expectations aren’t correct.

As a maternity photographer, I’m here to lend my experience, technical expertise, and knowledge of composition to help you get the best out of your maternity shoot.

However, you’re the one in charge of what you want and don’t want from your photos. From outfits to settings to poses to themes, you don’t have to be photographed in any way that you don’t want to.

Don’t be afraid to share any ideas you have and incorporate mementoes.

Though the final say on what goes into a photo is always yours, that doesn’t mean that your maternity photographer we wont lend some insight and informed opinions.

If you have any ideas for settings, outfits, or photography styles that you want to try out, do feel free to let us know in advance.

If you already have some cute baby items such as shoes, toys, blankets, or ultrasound photos, bring them along as they make for adorable props. The same applies to your treasured family heirlooms. If you have a special locket or photo that you would like to use, bring it with you to the photoshoot.

Come to the maternity shoot feeling your best

I like to recommend that my clients think about arranging their shoot for the same day as a regular hair appointment. Few things make us feel as confident and as beautiful as getting freshly styled, and that confidence can shine through in the photography, helping you feel a lot more comfortable with the session and allowing you to really get into it.

An indulgent pamper session before the shoot can have much the same effect, as well. Whether it’s a manicure, a pedicure, or a session with your local makeup artist, do what you can to get you in the mood for feeling gorgeous.

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Arrange a dinner date after the session

Your maternity photo shoot is an occasion worth celebrating. It’s a day dedicated to capturing a huge moment in any woman’s life and most of my clients will agree that it’s super fun, as well.

So, why not enjoy the rest of the day even more? Arranging a dinner date with a significant other, a sister, or your best friend can give you something extra to look forward to and to make the day feel extra special.

What’s more, if you’ve had your hair, nails, and makeup done specially for the day, you don’t want to let it go to waste, right? While you’re looking and feeling at your most beautiful, live it up in-town. You never know when you’re going to have the time for a nice, relaxing dinner out once the baby arrives, after all.

Just make sure you arrange the date for after the shoot and not before. You don’t want to arrive to the shoot feeling extra stuffed and sleepy after a good meal, right?

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