Not that long ago, I had the absolute pleasure of photographing this wonderful couple’s twin announcement session. It was a fabulous photoshoot on location at Leechpool Woods – you can read all about it here. A while later they came into the Samphire studio for a full maternity session. Lucky me! Such is the joy of a being a pregnancy photographer. As returning clients, they didn’t need to internet search for a ‘pregnancy photographer near me’, but I know that’s where a lot of people start.
A full maternity session lasts 1-2 hours. Half of which is set against a dark backdrop and the other half is set against a lighter one. This gives my clients lots of choice when it comes to viewing their gallery of images.
You are welcome to make use of my selection of amazing dresses and fabrics, but if you would like to bring along some of your own clothing you are more than welcome. Let me give you some pointers on What to Wear to Your Portrait Session. With pregnancy photos, 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.
This gorgeous mummy-to-be was going through a tough pregnancy, having to carry two babies. Did you know that high levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) causes morning sickness? Unfortunately, this hormone is higher with twins, so the first trimester can be a tough one. In the lead up to the session we kept a close eye on how everything was progressing, keeping in touch with lots of emails. In the end, we decided to move the session forward to ensure that we managed to capture this wonderful time. Just in case the babies decided to come early. Mum-to-be looks amazing and you wouldn’t know that she was carrying two little ones. She looks truly beautiful. I wish I had looked half as blossoming as this when I was carrying even one of my children!!!
To make sure you look and feel amazing, it’s always a good idea to invest some time into making yourself feel fabulous for your pregnancy photos. These images are for keeps after all. Have a read of my top tips on How to Prepare for your Maternity Photoshoot to give you a few ideas.
I always ask parents if there are any particular images they would like to capture. This couple had a few ideas, one of which is the backlit image of the two of them together. I know it is one of their cherished images from the session. I have to agree with them, such a beautiful portrait which captures their love so perfectly.
After the session I knew it was going to be an exciting wait for the parents (and for me!) before their little ones made an appearance and came back into the studio for their newborn session. Look out for my forthcoming blog on my time with those adorable babies…. xx
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But if you are more interested in a full session, however, all the details can be found on my Maternity page.
Would you like to book in?
If you are interested in booking a maternity studio session with Samphire Photography, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, if you prefer, you can call me on 07989 594236 to discuss. I look forward to hearing from you xx
Are you thinking ahead to after your maternity photoshoot and would like some more information with regards to newborn studio portraits? Well done you for being so organised. It’s never too soon to book in for your newborn session. Initially we set a tentative session date based on your due date. Babies rarely come when they are predicted to, but this gives us a good place to start. You will receive an email around your due date to check that everything is OK then once your infant is born – whether early, late or right on time – please contact me as soon as possible so that we can confirm the session date.
Check out my newborn photography page which gives you a great insight into how the sessions run.
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