Capturing the Beauty of Motherhood

The journey of pregnancy is an incredible and transformative experience, one that deserves to be celebrated and cherished. A maternity session is a wonderful way to capture this unique moment in your life, allowing you to look back on the anticipation, excitement, and beauty of carrying your little one. 

To make the most of your maternity session, here are some valuable tips to consider

1. Take Your Time and Pamper Yourself

The period leading up to the birth of your child is a special time that should be dedicated to self-care and indulgence. 

  • Treat yourself to a spa day
  • Get your nails and feet done
  • Hydrate your skin and your growing belly
  • Have your hair done 
  • Go to the hairdresser if you like or get your Make-up done.

This session is all about capturing your radiant self and your little one to be.

Feeling comfortable and beautiful is essential, so embrace the opportunity to showcase your unique glow.

2. Embrace Sentimental Moments

As you and your unborn child share a profound connection, don't hesitate to let your emotions shine through during the session. Steal quiet moments to bond with your baby. 

Close your eyes, hold your belly, and savor the anticipation of meeting your little one. Sometimes, it's the candid, in-between moments that truly capture the depth of your emotions. 

Let your guard down, be playful, and trust me to capture the raw and beautiful moments that define this chapter of your life.

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3. Pay Attention to Details

The smallest details can add a touch of elegance and uniqueness to your maternity photos. 

  • Underwear that complements your outfits and enhances your comfort. If the session is outdoors, consider wearing a stylish summer hat to add a charming and seasonal flair. Click HERE to ideas.
  • Adorn yourself with special earrings, bracelet or a necklace that holds personal significance. These small touches can elevate your photos and make you feel as radiant as you look.
  • Don't forget to pay attention to your hands and feet. Close-up shots might be taken during the session.
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4. What to Bring

Preparing for your maternity session involves more than just your physical presence. Bringing along a few essential items can enhance your experience and ensure you're comfortable throughout the sesion. Here's a helpful checklist of items to consider:

  • A towel, just in case we decide to venture into the water for some creative shots.
  • A robe, it's a great way to stay warm and comfortable in between poses.
  • Extra sets of changing clothes, including spare underwear, in case anything gets wet during the session.
  • Stay hydrated and energised with plenty of water and a snack. Please choose a snack that won't stain your clothes.
  • If you're bringing your little one, consider packing a toy to keep them engaged during the moments when we focus on just parents or yourself.
  • A plastic bag can be really handy for storing wet clothes.

5. Timing Is Key

The timing of your maternity session can significantly impact the overall atmosphere of your photos. I recommend scheduling the session between the 32 and 34 week of pregnancy when your belly is beautifully round, and you're likely to feel comfortable. Additionally, the natural glow of pregnancy is often at its peak during this time.