Maternity Portraits


Capturing a special time for you & your baby

Maternity portraits are a wonderful way to record a unique moment, a moment that you’ll want to remember forever. Insure those memories with a professional portrait session. You’re welcome to involve others in your bump shoot, your husband, partner, and children. We keep a variety of props, but I would encourage you to bring along your own bits and bobs so your portrait session is truly unique and personal to you. Check out our maternity ‘bump’ gallery for ideas, and see our tips and advice below. To book your maternity portrait session, please call 01202 513535


‘Bump & Baby’ Portrait Package

Our ‘Bump and Baby’ maternity portrait package is fantastic value at only £149. You first visit the studio for your maternity portrait session and viewing. Once baby’s arrived you’ll return for your baby session. During your bump & baby portrait viewings you’ll be asked to choose three photos – 2 bump photos & 1 baby photo. These photos will be mounted in a beautiful Linen Portfolio, a wonderful keepsake of a special time.

‘Bump & Baby’ Portrait Package only £149

‘Bump & Baby’ package incorporates the session costs of £98, and the folio, but no other prints or digital photo files. Photo prints, photo files, frames and albums can be purchased during your viewing sessions.

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two portrait sessions, three hand-printed portraits & A lovely Linen Portfolio 

Book now – call 01202 513 535

 

 


If you’d prefer just a maternity portrait session, then the costs are as follows:

Portrait Session Cost

Studio Portrait Session only £49

Location Portrait Session only £99

SUNDAY, BANK HOLS & EVENINGS + £25.00

No photos or digital files are included with your portrait session, you decide which photos you’d like to invest in at your viewing. Session price covers studio time & equipment, professional editing, preparation of proofs & your private viewing in the studio. Location portrait sessions are available anywhere within a 30 mile radius of the studio.

Book your portrait session now – call 01202 513 535


Tips & advice for your maternity portrait session

WHEN TO BOOK: Obviously we want to work with a large and impressive bump, but at the same time don’t want to gamble too much in case baby makes an early arrival. I’d recommend around 7 -8 months. You can leave it later, but just ask yourself ‘Do I feel lucky?’

CLOTHING: Please don’t wear tight clothing or underwear before your session, as it’ll leave marks on your body that will show in the photos, so keep clothing loose. Simple shades work well in maternity photography, a black top tight over the bump or rolled up to your chest, or maybe white shirt unbuttoned to your chest and exposing bump. If there are areas of your body that you’re sensitive about because of the weight gain, just tell me your concerns and I’ll pose you to hide them. Don’t be too worried about any stretch marks, I can help hide them with professional lighting, posing and digital enhancement. If you’re worried about carrying weight on your arms, wear long sleeves. For the bottom half jeans can look good, I wouldn’t recommend maternity jeans, just a pair of normal jeans with the buttons undone. I have a couple of beautiful maternity gowns designed especially for my maternity portraiture, but if you’d prefer to buy your own and pass it down the generations, I bought mine from Etsy.com

PROPS: Although we keep props in the studio, I want your maternity portrait session to be unique to you, so bring along lots of props that are personal to you and your bump such as scan photos, baby booties, a dummy, baby toys and clothes. These props are great to go in your baby’s memory box, along with a print or two, for your family to enjoy for generations to come. Bring lots and lots of props and we’ll choose the most suitable on the day.

FEEL INCREDIBLE: Something incredible is happening – you’re growing a new life. You’ll soon have your newborn babe cradled in your arms. Enjoy the feeling, be emotional, feel incredible, because you are.

Book now – call 01202 513 535

There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.

Pamela S. Nadav