Pregnancy is a very special time for us, mums, a period that we should all celebrate. It is a great opportunity to be able to create once in a lifetime memories that you can look back at and even show your children. The maternity session is supposed to make you feel good about yourself. Women who come for a maternity session really enjoy the experience.
If you have decided to capture this special time on camera the best time for a maternity session is between 27 and 36 weeks, but I leave it down to each lady to decide based on how they are feeling at the time. I also offer a large selection of maternity dresses and professional make-up with all of the sessions.
Complimentary make-up included for mum with every maternity session
Selection of dresses and silk throwing material included with every maternity session
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO THE PREGNANCY SHOOT
Between 27-36 weeks but it is really down to each woman and how they feel at the time. Hopefully, during this time, your bump will be nice and round and you won't feel too uncomfortable to do the poses.
ARE MAKEUP AND HAIR INCLUDED?
Make-up is included in all maternity sessions. Hair is dependent on the package you purchase.
ARE DRESSES INCLUDED?
Yes, they are included during the maternity session, I have lots of dresses and materials.
DO YOU DO SILK THROWING?
Yes, I do this in each maternity session. It's great fun and the photos look beautiful.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?
For the maternity session: Brown, white, black, grey and nude underwear, a shirt and an oversized jumper.
I will send you a maternity booklet that covers everything you need to prepare for the day.
For the newborn session: milk, nappies, and one outfit if you want it for the family photos. I have many outfits and props for you to use.
ARE THE SESSIONS INDOOR AND OUTDOOR?
Yes, I am really lucky, I have a lovely outdoor area we can use and yes, all maternity sessions are both indoor and outdoor (if weather permits).
WHEN DO YOU WORK?
I work Monday to Thursday and over the weekends including Sundays, public holidays and Christmas Eve.
ARE THERE SESSION FEES?
The quick answer is no, there are no hidden costs with my sessions, it's all transparent.
ARE YOU A QUALIFIED PHOTOGRAPHER?
Yes, I was trained at the London School of Photography.
I have attended multiple training courses in newborn and maternity photography.
HOW DO I PAY FOR THE SESSION?
It's a 20% deposit to hold the day in my diary and then you pay for the rest of the session on the day of the shoot.
WHAT PROPS ARE INCLUDED AND DO YOU HAVE?
All my props are included with every newborn session; custom made props, beds, bowls, and baskets, some are handmade and others are from specialist newborn photography prop shops.
CAN MY PARTNER AND OTHER CHILDREN BE INCLUDED?
Yes, of course, my studio is a nice welcoming area.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE THE IMAGES?
You will be able to see the watermarked images after a few days for you to choose from. Your selection of images will be ready for you in around 7 days.
DO YOU USE USB STICKS?
No, everything thing will be sent via a link and you can download those onto your PC and share that link with friends and family.
HOW MUCH ARE DIGITAL PHOTOS IF I WANT EXTRA ONES
WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO BASED?
I am based in Harlow, West Essex just outside the M25, so it's easy to drive from North London and East London.
If you want to come by public transport, it's a 30-minute train journey Overground from London Liverpool Street and Stratford stations, followed by a 7-minute taxi ride.
DO I SELL EXTRA ITEMS?
Yes, I have handmade canvases, frames, and photo books that you are welcome to look at. Please find my extras list here.
DO I HAVE A STUDIO?
Yes, I do. It has studio backdrops, lighting and specialist props, and equipment setup for newborn sessions.
HOW DO I BOOK THE SESSION?
You can call me, email me or use the form on this page.