West London maternity photography

Welcome and thank you for visiting my website. I’m a maternity photographer based in London. I can describe my style as light-filled, natural, feminine, and elegant. The best time for a maternity session is between 30-35 weeks of your pregnancy so your belly will have a nice round shape during this time frame, perfect for taking photographs.

 

While you’re deciding on a time frame for your maternity shoot, don’t wait too long to book up the session date. To ensure availability, it’s important to contact me as soon as possible. I have a limited amount of free terms on my schedule. Please note that maternity session tends to be my most popular type of photography so book up your session date at least a month in advance but don’t hesitate to ask about last-minute availability. Miracles happen.

 

As you go along your pregnancy, things may change with your due date, or you may start showing sooner and want to do them earlier. Just contact me and we can discuss this and help you find a new date.

 

During your pregnancy photo shoot, I will guide you on how to pose to make sure the end results meet your expectations. You don’t need to look all the time to the camera, my photography is about capturing authentic emotions, and moments. Feel free to interact with your partner and family – the more sweet kisses and tender hugs the better.

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, but it doesn’t always feel that way. If you don’t feel like you’re rocking this whole pregnancy thing, you should still have maternity photos taken. Why? Even though pregnancy can have its less-than-enjoyable moments, your body is doing an incredibly beautiful thing. You’ll never regret documenting this change with maternity photos. The photography I offer is geared towards quality, not quantity. I approach every picture individually. Please, visit my blog to see how emotive each picture I take will be for you.

 

I have a wide range of beautiful dresses to choose from, but you can always bring your own clothes. Your partner and family are always welcome to join the session. Moreover, you can incorporate some props. Most of my clients do bring something sweet and meaningful, such as tiny baby shoes, a USG scan, or ballons. 

 

Your maternity session can take place in your home or outside in one of the lovely parks we have around West London. Do you prefer a different part of London? It’s also fine. I cover most of the West London areas like Chiswick, Thurnham Green, Acton, Ealing, Greenford, Twickenham, Kensington, Chelsea, Hammersmith, Fulham, and Richmond. Some of my favorite locations for photo shoots are Hampstead Heath Pergola and Hill Garden, Golders Hill Park, Kew Gardens, Richmond Park, and Gunnersbury Park, Notting Hill. 

Isn’t it remarkable what your body is capable of doing? Growing a little human inside of you is a miracle. It all starts with you, being pregnant is hard work and it should be celebrated. A pregnancy photo shoot gives you the opportunity to capture this time, these memories for both you and your growing family. It is where their story begins after all. My maternity photo shoot price list is clearly displayed on my website.

Moreover, use a maternity photo session as an excuse to spoil yourself. I always tell my mommies-to-be to pamper themselves before the session. Take the day off, get a manicure, pedicure, hair, and make-up, by a new outfit for this occasion. There may be a chance that you are not feeling beautiful because you are pregnant and your body is changing, but you would be surprised how a good hairdresser and makeup artist can change that.

FAQ: Maternity session

Where will my maternity session take place?

Your maternity session can take place in your place or outside in one of the lovely parks we have around London. Some of my favorite locations are Hampstead Heath Pergola and Hill Garden, Golders Hill Park, Kew Gardens, Richmond Park, and Gunnersbury Park, Notting Hill. We can also hire a studio for your maternity session.

What do I need to prepare for my maternity session?

I have a wide range of beautiful dresses to choose from, but you can always bring your own clothes. I love to incorporate a meaningful element too so please bring your scan photo, a sentimental teddy (perhaps in traditional blue or pink for your baby), or some cute little shoes to add a really personal element to your session.

What should I wear for my maternity session?

Remember, timeless is best. Personally, I love maxi dresses for maternity pictures. Floor or knee-length maxi dresses with chunky necklaces are incredibly flattering on a pregnant body. Moreover, prepare a few outfits to wear for your maternity shoots, such as a casual outfit, a dressy outfit, a set of lingerie, a fitted dress, and a flowy one.

 

Since the main focus in your maternity shoot is your bump, then don’t let anything take attention away form that, like a pattern or print. Wear solid colors for your bump to stand out the most. If you want to incorporate pattern into your shoot, have your husband wear a patterned shirt instead. If you feel solid colors are too boring, then bring in some fun, bright, and bold accessories like necklaces and scarves.

How much skin in ``on show``?

This is entirely up to you. Personally, I think it’s lovely to show your bump off if you feel comfortable with it. I can offer delicate editing of anything you aren’t happy with. If you wish to celebrate your pregnant body and show off even more that is also fine. We can discuss this before your session and on the day too depending on how brave you will feel.

Should I be concerned about stretch marks and the extra weight I’ve gained?

I understand that you may be concerned about stretch marks and feel a little bigger all over, so removing any blemishes, including stretch marks and slimming you down a little in areas where needed through flattering poses, camera angle and expert retouching skills are all complimentary as part of your session. Just let me know what your concern is and I’ll take care of it for you.

Can my partner and older children be included in some pictures?

Yes! I love involving siblings and partners in the photos! Expecting a new baby is a very exciting and special time for the whole family.

Maternity photography in West London