The maternity session is best done around 32-35 weeks and will last around 1 hour. Your partner and any older siblings are very welcome to join in!
Tips for your maternity session
- Wear something tight fitting to show off your bump
- Avoid strong patterns or logos
- For bare bump shots avoid anything elasticated for a few hours before the shoot
- Plain white bed linen works best for bedroom shots
- A de-cluttered backdrop always helps!
It may feel like the last thing on your mind to get photos taken when you are feeling larger than normal and somewhat uncomfortable, but this precious time passes so quickly it’s lovely to capture it, and children are always fascinated to see “their” baby bump! My focus is to ensure you are comfortable, make you feel beautiful and capture your pregnancy “glow” in classic, flattering portraits.
I work on location either outdoors, or using the available natural light in your home. If the nursery is ready it’s always fun to take some in there with any toys, baby bootees etc ready for baby’s arrival.
Tips for your newborn session
- Ideally within first 14 days
- Make sure house is warm
- Dress comfortably and lightly
- Dress baby in a simple vest
- Have familiar blankets available
Newborn sessions are ideally done within the first 14 days for best results – the earlier the better while baby is still sleepy! It’s also fine when baby is a bit older – just be aware that they will be more awake and alert, and starting to get their own ideas of what they do and don’t want to do! I allow up to 3 hours to give ample time for feeding, changing etc – baby always comes first. We will pencil in your newborn session around your due date but obviously this is flexible and can be firmed up once baby arrives.
I always encourage you to be in some of the shots. It may be the last thing you feel like soon after you’ve given birth, but trust me, you’ll be glad you did! Please wear something you feel comfortable in, and try to avoid strong patterns and logos. Lighter neutral colours tend to work best.
For baby it’s best to start off dressed in a plain and simple one piece vest, which we will take off once they are settled. Please have familiar swaddling blankets available so we can do this gradually to avoid startling them. Blankets with some texture, eg a chunky knit, work really well in photographs.
For a newborn session it’s particularly important to create a calm, soothing atmosphere, so please restrict any outside visitors during the session so we can have as few distractions as possible.
|Bump To Baby – Two Sessions|
|Full Collection||Bump session at 32-35 weeks
Newborn session within the first month
All presented images (min. 10 from each session) on 2 separate discs
|Mini Collection||5 images on disc
7.5×5″ professional prints of same 5 digital files
|Full Collection||All presented images on disc (minimum 20)
7.5×5″ professional prints of 20 digital files of your choice
1 professional enlargement up to 12×8″
A la carte products are available once a Digital Collection has been purchased, including prints and enlargements, individual digital files, canvases, box frames and photo books. Please just ask for details.