When you first find out your expecting, you are overjoyed with happiness and excitement. For many ‘soon-to-be’ mama’s they can’t wait for the day when they can start planning and researching their photographer to capture their beautiful maternity journey and the arrival of their littleone. Some mums may have secretly done the research and some may not think about capturing the photographs until very close to their EDD or even once the baby has arrived.
If you are expecting your first baby, here is some useful advice on when and how to plan for your photo sessions.
We recommend organising your maternity photo session between week 32-34 of your pregnancy. This is the best time to capture your beautiful baby bump in full bloom. We encourage both ‘soon-to-be’ parents to attend the session along with any older siblings. This gives us the opportunity to capture the whole family together during this special milestone. We love to spend time with the older siblings getting to know them and having fun together, so we can make them feel like ‘The Star’ of the show. This really helps during the newborn session when we need to focus on the new baby, and recording those precious sibling photos! Having a rapport with the older brother or sister is vital.
We offer our maternity sessions at our boutique studio, or on location, or even at our clients homes. Each option offers a different style and feel to the images.
Here are some samples of studio vs home vs outdoor for you to consider:
The newborn session is usually booked and confirmed following your birth. Ideally we would recommend trying to do the newborn session within the first 14 days while the baby is still very sleepy. However, as mummies ourselves, we know that is not always possible, so there is no rush. There is no age limit for these newborn sessions, so if you would prefer to wait a few weeks that is no problem for us.
We offer our newborn sessions either in our boutique studio, or in the comfort of our clients home which helps if you practise confinement.
Here are some samples of studio v’s home for you to consider:
Preparing for a newborn shoot doesn’t need to be daunting! We have compiled our top tips within our newborn guide, which will help you to prepare you for the newborn session. Feel free to review and get all the information Newborn Guide
Lots of Love
Emily & Kate