Ideas and Inspiration for your maternity photography session

We believe maternity photography is so special and would encourage everyone to do it. Your session can take any shape you wish to suit your personality, with the location, props, clothing etc. Below we have outlined the three main location options available, followed by some example photographs that might spark some ideas for your own session.

Studio
Studio sessions are often chosen by mothers that would like pictures of their bare bump and silhouette as it offers the privacy required. The lighting can be controlled to create dramatic and artistic images. The studio also offers the opportunity for an outfit change, giving you variety in your pictures. Lets capture all the love and excitement this time brings.

Man and woman holding the bare bump.
Home
A lifestyle photography session at home can create lovely, natural pictures because you are more likely to feel relaxed in a familiar surrounding. You can include items you have for the baby and even use the nursery as the setting for your photoshoot. A lot of mums-to-be feel most comfortable with this idea as all your home comforts are to hand.

Picture of balloon announcing 'It's a Girl'
Outside
Going out on location gives you a wide variety of choices for your session. You may choose to go to the beach, the park, an urban setting or the woods. Each site will give a very different feel to your pictures so think about whether you would like them to be calm, serene, fun, colourful etc. These sessions can sometimes be the most enjoyable as you walk around and interact with the things around you.

Pregnant woman sitting outside looking at baby book

Man and woman forming a heart with their hands on the bump

Man holding little knitted baby shoes in his hands

Man and woman sitting on log smiling at each other

Couple holding a picture of their pregnancy scan

Pregnant woman swinging from pole holding her bump

Pregnant woman looking down and holding bump

Couple sitting on bench in park holding baby bump

If you would like to book a maternity photography session please contact us.

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