Maternity photography shoots take place either at your home or at an outdoor location of you choice - and we are spoilt for choice here in Yorkshire! Every session is different; sometimes it's just mum-to-be, others bring along dad and siblings to join in. It's totally up to you and how you want to document this stage of your life.
In terms of what to wear I recommend avoiding logos or recognisable cartoon characters, and lighter colours can help to brighten up the photos. If you want to roll your top up to capture your growing bump in all it's glory you're very welcome to! But equally there's no pressure to do so.
Pregnancy is an incredible thing. Understandably it can also be a very difficult thing, but every pregnancy is different. I was quite lucky with mine, if you exclude the extreme heartburn - I must have been responsible for 90% of Gavsicon's profits that year, I always had a bottle of it in my handbag to chug periodically!
I did miss my bump when it was gone though (not just because when she was inside me I couldn't hear her scream, ha. And oh boy did she scream!). So if you decide that a professional maternity shoot isn't for you, I would still encourage you to document your bump, even if it's just with your phone!
I recommend booking your maternity shoot in for when you're around 33-37 weeks pregnant - late enough that you've got a perfect bump but before the major bloating and discomfort of the last stages kicks in, hopefully!
Here you'll also find prices for booking multiple sessions to document your little one's first year which is something I love to do! Head over to my main Portrait Galleries to see loads of photos of the gorgeous little ones I've captured in recent years, and if you're interested don't forget to read more about what to expect from your newborn and older baby shoots.
If you would like to find out more or to book in a shoot please fill in the enquiry form.
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