So many times I've heard people say they wish they'd had photos taken of their bump, not just selfies but beautiful, professional photos documenting this time of life before baby arrives. The anticipation, the excitement and yes, sometimes the sheer exhaustion - I've been there and despite having a very tricky early pregnancy with my two, I loved my bump and adore the photos I had taken. It would be a huge regret had I not scheduled that time in for photos, there are no do-overs of the first (and possibly only) time you're pregnant. For me it meant more than my wedding, this massive life event had to be recorded professionally.
That's why I make it as easy as possible for you to have the same! My non-traditional approach is to photograph you in the comfort of your own home showing off your gorgeous pregnant body in my unique style. We only need an hour of your time and can do it with your partner/family with a more documentary approach or a solo lifestyle session as in the examples below. (And if you're worried about your home being a mess, don't be, please read this blog post!) I even provide a simple yet stunning client wardrobe for you to choose from should you wish.
"I think being heavily pregnant, as wonderful as it is, always comes with some body insecurities and to say I was apprehensive about showing off my bump was an understatement. Saying that, I knew that in a few weeks when my bump was gone I'd desperately wish I had some photos of the amazingness of being pregnant. Bex put me completely at ease and really couldn't have cared less (in a good way!) about me getting my bump and legs out for the photos!
As a mum of two already it was actually really lovely and exciting to enjoy spending time with just the bump!"
Christina P - Client Feedback
I've heard so many reasons NOT to do this, finding time, money, being uncomfortable in front of a camera, having "put too much weight on", the house being a mess.... Don't let these worries take this chance away from you. None of my clients who've had this done have regretted it. I will make you laugh, make sure you're comfortable, do not worry about being awkward, it's my job as a professional photographer to help you relax for us to capture the gorgeous photos you're investing in.
I asked Christina to describe her maternity photos in 3 words:
"Natural, Authentic, Tranquil"
So what are you waiting for? Book in your session now and let's make art together and record this beautiful time for you and your children to look back on, my twins love to point at my photos in frames and say they were in there! Better still, why not book my bump-baby package and save?
"If you are questioning whether to have a maternity shoot, definitely get in contact with Bex. The photos I've got are so natural and I know I will look back at them for years to come and be so grateful that I took the time to have the photos done. They are definitely not photos that I would have otherwise captured - as a mum I'm always the one taking the photo and am rarely in them so am so pleased to now have these photos of such a magical time."
To secure your booking, a £175 session fee is required which covers:
Preparation: your welcome guide, questionnaire and e-mail and phone consultations.
Session fee also includes my time capturing you and travel up to 40 mins from my base in Sussex,
a sneak peek preview within 3 days of your photo shoot and viewing of your gallery.
PRINTS AND DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS ARE PURCHASED SEPARATELY.
Typically my clients spend anything between £175 - £2500 on their artwork and products.
For full pricing details, please request a brochure.
Now including optional shower photos
"When you suggested shower sessions I really liked your ideas although I didn’t know how comfortable I might feel being in the shower and having a lot of my body on display especially at a time when my body is going through so many changes anyway, I’m faced with having different insecurities week by week. Having said that I love my bump more and more the bigger it gets and you definitely helped by making light of what could have been a strange situation by constantly making me laugh, letting me know when you had taken a good picture and being so professional overall."
- Katy , Maternity client