I love photographing mums-to-be, it’s a lovely way to document the beginnings of a new life. I do get asked a few questions, so thought I’d do a blog post of the most frequent ones I get asked.

When is the perfect time in which to do a Maternity Photo Session with you?

I normally photograph maternity clients between 32-36 weeks, this ensures that your bump is very much on show and you still have (hopefully) enough energy to pose for photos! I do provide mums-to-be with water throughout the session, and we take time to rest inbetween poses.

Do you advise on what to wear during maternity sessions?

I do have a selection of dresses in the studio wardrobe that I have clients wear during their sessions should they wish to, and I detail that all in the prep guide. The dresses I provide really showcase your bump and look great for photos. Of course I’m more than happy for you to bring/wear your own clothes if you don’t feel comfortable in any of the dresses provided.

Do you photograph the maternity session in your studio or outdoors?

The majority of sessions are held in my studio due to the weather, and makes for easier change of clothing for dress changes. Dependant on weather, especially during the summer months I do like to have clients meet me at a mutually convenient location to do the maternity session.

Do you include partners, families and children during the maternity session?

Yes, I encourage partners and children to be involved, I know that most partners feel reluctant to pose infront of the camera, but I ensure that they don’t feel uncomfortable in any way, but it’s a nice way for partners and children to be included. However, if your happy to have the session solo that’s alright too! Sometimes its nice to just do something just for you!

One last tip that I think is nice for clients to do before they come to their maternity session – Have a PAMPERING SESSION! Get your hair done, manicure or pedicure (or both!) and even have your make-up done, just make a day of it and enjoy!

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