So.. what’s it really like doing a pregnancy photoshoot?
As a top London maternity photographer, I’m super proud to be able to ‘present’ to you how my pregnancy photoshoots work, in this special behind-the-scenes video of my work.
The amazing Toni from Sugar Sweet Productions filmed me ‘in the zone’, helping to pose this lovely mama and getting some fabulous photographs.
As you can see in the video we try a variety of different poses and the theme for this one was my signature style: white!
When to do a pregnancy photoshoot?
Typically I say anywhere between 29-33 weeks pregnant is a great time to get your Bump photographed. This is when you will have a nice, round belly growing – but you’ll still be relatively comfortable and able to move about with relative ease.
Natural, neutral and timeless
Much like my newborn photography, I keep the studio natural and neutral by really toning down the backdrops and outfits during my London maternity photography sessions. That way the focus is all about beautiful mama and Bump and not about what she is wearing or how the backdrop is!
I often see pregnancy photoshoots as a challenge to myself to stop time, exactly as it is, but also make sure that these images stand the test of time and won’t look dated in years to come.
If you’re wondering where to do a pregnancy photoshoot, I believe one of the best places is in a studio, where the lighting and temperature are controlled but also where you can truly let go and feel comfortable without anyone else looking at you. A studio set-up also helps to keep the look and feel of the photograph classic and timeless.
The old adage less is more couldn’t be more true here. I set up the session so the focus is all about you and your bump, helping you to stop time in its tracks and create classic images that you’ll be proud to show to your family and friends – and of course to your children when they grow up.
Make a piece of art
The good thing about keeping things simple and classic is that when you come to print, you have lots of options for amazing art pieces that won’t age or go out of trend.
This glorious wall frame looks incredible in this bedroom, a stunning reminder of how the miracle of life is born.
As I’m a full-service studio, I offer you a complete design of your images from start to finish, including hanging your favourite portraits on the wall. Check out my frames and finishes to find one that you like.
Oh I wish I’d had my maternity photos done, it’s such a special time to remember!
I know, me too. It’s hard to convince yourself it’s worth it, but I should have realised it would have been for my children as well, not just me!
What a great blog Louisa and I really enjoyed seeing the behind the scenes video!
Great post, and I love the video! Pregnancy is such a special time, it’s lovely to have it captured with a photoshoot!
Thanks so much! completely agree!!