Please take a look below to see if we have answered your questions. If not, please don’t hesitate to call us or send us an email with your query and a member of the admin team will be more than happy to help!
Q. When should I book my maternity session?
A. You can book your maternity session as soon as you have had your 20 week scan. We aim to have your actual session around a month before your due date.
Q. I am due soon, is there any way you can fit me in?
A. We always do our very best to accommodate last minute bookings – while we can’t guarantee you a session if you haven’t pre-booked, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will fit you in, if we can!
Q. Do we need to bring anything with us?
A. I have a small selection of maternity photography dresses and fabrics that you are more than welcome to use during your session. I also suggest bringing along a white set of underwear and a black set, for underneath outfits with lace and sheer fabric, to create some stunning silhouette shots. If you have any special or sentimental items, please bring them along to your session and we will incorporate them where possible, to create some unique images for your family.
Q. How long will the session last?
A. Our maternity photography sessions are booked in for up to an hour. These sessions are very relaxed and focus on capturing your pregnancy journey. If you’ve booked in advance, I normally ask you to send me some examples over of the type of images you like. These can be taken from my social media pages and lots of people will send me Pinterest screen shots over. This helps me to plan the session in advance with some set ups and outfits. When you arrive at the studio, we will also spend some time discussing the kinds of images that you would like to get from your session before we start with the photography.
Q. I want to stay covered up, can you still get good photos?
A. Of course! We have lots of women who prefer to stay covered during their maternity session and we can still create gorgeous portraits for you. All we recommend is that you bring along more figure hugging clothing to make sure we can still see that beautiful baby bump. I also have a small selection of maternity photography dresses and fabrics that you are more than welcome to use during your session. If you do like the idea of celebrating your pregnant body and having photographs where you are less covered, that’s not a problem at all either! We can chat about your preferences on booking and on the day as well.
Q. Can my other child(ren)/ partner take part in the session?
A. Yes! We actively encourage siblings and partners to come along for the photoshoot fun!
Q. Can I take photos on my phone during the session?
A. If you have someone coming along to your session with you, they are more then welcome to take some behind the scenes photographs of me photographing you at your session. If you would like to use them on your social media, tag us in them! We love to share the session experience with your friends and family. The only thing we ask is that you don’t take close ups in the set ups, as these are the images that you have chosen me to capture for you and a phone photo will not do them justice!
Q. Do I have to choose what I want to order and pay before the session?
A. Not at all. Your session fee is the only payment that is required in order to book the session. Our products price list is sent over to you so you can see the different things we have on offer for purchase after your session and because we are honest and upfront with our prices before you book. Around a week after your session is when you will come back for your viewing consultation, which is when you can choose what you would like to order and make payment.
Q. How many images are included?
A. One 10×8″ print is included in your session fee payment. Additional prints, products and digital images are then available to purchase separately, with a minimum spend of £195. Galleries will differ depending on how many set ups we used during your session but I always aim to give a minimum of 20 images to choose from at viewing consultations.