Maternity Photography

Pregnancy is probably one of the most amazing times in a woman’s life; full of anticipation, excitement, surprises and wonder. Some women even feel at their most beautiful when they are pregnant. I encourage every pregnant woman to consider maternity photography. It is a time to celebrate the gift of new life. Our maternity portraiture aims to capture stunning intimate images of you during your pregnancy.

The shoot can take place in the relaxed environment of our studio or on location ~ at your home, on the beach, or in the woods.  Wherever you choose, we make sure that it is the perfect location for you.

Partners and children are more than welcome to join you for the session, as this such a precious time for your family.  We are passionate about capturing the close relationship between your family and bump.


These can last up to 2 hours and are very relaxed with plenty of time for a cup of tea.  Please feel free to bring along any special baby toys or newborn shoes for the new baby, which you would like included in some of your portraits. Also, any other items personal to you which you feel may act as complementary props for the shoot.

This is a special session so a little bit of pampering before your shoot always works wonders. Having your hair and nails done or even taking the time to have a relaxing bubble bath gives you a few hours beforehand to relax and feel amazing.

What to Wear

This session is all about you.  I want you to feel beautiful and for this to show through in the images.

I have a selection of amazing dresses and fabrics for you to make use of, but if you would like to bring along some of your own clothing you are more than welcome.  Think fitted, to best showcase your tummy.  Always bring a dark and a light set of matching underwear to the session.  That way, if you are not quite brave enough to bare all, we are still able to capture your beautiful bump.


I recommend having a maternity portrait session when you are between 28-36 weeks and your bump will be showing at it’s most beautiful, but not too close to the due date. Life can become busy during your third trimester so it is always worth planning ahead and booking early on in your pregnancy.  However, we are here to get gorgeous images of you, whatever stage of pregnancy you are at.

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Recent Sessions

Please get in touch with me if you would like to discuss a maternity session in my studio or on location.

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