The Maternity Photography Experience
Pregnancy is such a magical time. I love capturing motherhood though portraits and I’ll work with you to ensure your comfort throughout the session. My first priority is to help you relax and feel at ease in front of the camera. Because when you feel good, you’ll look good too.
Ahead of your session we will discuss your styling preferences and what you might wear. There’s no need to worry about this though, some images in my portfolio use a simple piece of fabric and look stunning!
You’ll be coached throughout your session for the most flattering poses for your changing body. After your session, I will select the very best images and gently retouch those ahead of your viewing and ordering appointment. I’ll help you choose your favourite images and show you the beautiful display products I have on offer so you can enjoy your printed portraits for years to come.
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I'm sure you have lots of questions about booking a maternity session and I have tried to cover most things below. If you have a question that is not answered here, please get in touch.
The women on your website look like models. I don’t look like that, can I really do this?
The women you see on my website are my clients and whilst they are all fabulous human beings, they are not models. What you’ll notice, however, is that they all look confident and comfortable being in front of the camera. My testimonials show how relaxed my clients feel during a session with me and this is because I create a fully guided experience – you don’t need to know how to pose or have any experience at all to have a great time. I will coach, guide, and celebrate you throughout!
How much does a maternity photography session cost?
My session fee is £200 and includes a zoom / in-person pre-session consultation (with tips on what to wear, styling and how to prepare), a fully guided photo shoot, a viewing and ordering session and a complimentary 10 x 7” matted print.
Professional hair and make-up is an optional but highly recommended add on for £150. Being pampered at the start of your session really sets the tone and you will not only look but feel fabulous!
Once you have seen your finished images you can decide on what you would like to purchase. Some people may choose to spend £300, some may spend £3000 but the choice is yours and you will receive a matching digital file for each image you purchase. There’s no hard sell, you only buy what you love!
How many weeks pregnant should I be for my session?
I recommend booking your session to fall between 29-36 weeks when your bump is a nice size but you're not too uncomfortable. Book around 4 weeks ahead so that you have time to prepare and source any wardrobe items you want to bring to your session. If you need your printed images by a certain date, please get in touch so I can advise you on product lead times.
Where will my maternity session take place?
Most sessions take place at my home in Loughborough. Alternatively, you may prefer to be in your own surroundings or another location - I’d love to help you make that happen! (Hire and/or travel costs may apply for a location shoot.)
How long will my maternity session take?
If you choose to have professional hair and make-up this will take around one hour and your shoot will be around 1.5 - 2 hours.
I'd love to do this but i don't know what to wear!
Don't worry! That's exactly why I do a consultation before each maternity session so we can chat about your preferred style and how you want to be seen. Some of the images you'll see here use a simple piece of fabric draped beautifully to create a stunning portrait. There are lots of inexpensive items in various online stores. You can incorporate 2-3 different outfits into your shoot to create a variety of images and there is always the option to buy, rent or borrow wardrobe items. Take a look at my blog for some ideas.
Can I bring my partner and children?
Yes, absolutely! We can capture some individual portraits as well as some of you together at the end.
Will my images be retouched?
Yes, every image will be gently retouched. My aim is to remove any distractions and reveal your beautiful and powerful self! Any temporary blemishes will be removed but I won’t remove moles, scars, stretch marks unless you ask me to. Please let me know if you have any specific requests in this area or would like to know more about my process and philosophy.
When can I choose my favourite images?
Your images will be ready for your viewing session approximately 14 days after your shoot. I offer an in-person (or zoom) viewing and ordering session. It is important to me that my customer service continues throughout your experience, and I don’t want it to stop at your photo shoot. Clients really value the guidance I can give when selecting their images as it can be overwhelming – and it is honestly one of my favourite parts of the whole experience!
What products do you offer?
I offer beautiful folio boxes in 2 sizes that hold a collection of matted prints. This doubles up as a fabulous display piece with a window in the lid where you can change the photograph on display. If you’d like some stunning wall art or a beautiful album of your favourite photographs, those are options too. Lead times for products will vary and will be made clear at your viewing and ordering session.
Will you share my images or can I keep them private?
I would absolutely love to share images from your session to show other women your amazing photographs, and more importantly, share your story. However, I completely understand if you choose to keep them private. Images will only be shared with your express permission – you can choose to share all, some or none of your images and I will absolutely respect that. You won’t make that decision until you have seen all your images at your viewing and ordering session.
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