Whenever a potential client calls to inquire about a newborn shoot with me, I always ask whether she would also consider doing a maternity shoot.
All too often mums to be are so focused on their soon arriving baby, that they don't have a moment to step back and think about themselves. To think about the amazing journey they are on, the important role they are given to grow a tiny baby and bring it into this world.
I like to encourage expecting mums to treat themselves to a maternity shoot. To forget about the insecurities of feeling 'too big' and to celebrate this special point in their lives. So many mums I have spoken to regret not having beautiful portraits of themselves pregnant. Some merely have bathroom selfies with their growing bump, others have somehow forgotten to take a single snap along the way and have no memories to look back on.
Maternity photo shoots needn't be too elaborate and overdressed. I always let myself be led by the mum-to-be's style. Some of my clients prefer more natural and elegant poses and portraits, which are equally powerful!
Maternity photo shoots are all about the connection between mum and her growing bump, as well as the excitement and anticipation of a lovely little human. Don't miss the opportunity to celebrate and capture this moment.