Are you hesitant about having a maternity photoshoot? Read on as I share my 5 top reasons for having a maternity photoshoot to celebrate this incredible time in your life.
I often hear friends and clients having doubts about taking maternity images – just as often as I hear “I wish I’d had photos taken when I was pregnant”.
As a London maternity photographer and mother to two children myself, I completely understand. Many mums-to-be don’t feel their best during pregnancy. As ever with social media, there can be pressure to feel amazing, have that pregnancy glow and just love every minute of it. And whilst this time is definitely special, not every single mother-to-be loves it (including me!). And you don’t have to. Your body is going through an immense change, you just “look and feel different”.
But I promise you that you’ll look back on these images gladly, feeling nostalgia for this time for years to come.
Here are 5 reasons why you should have a London maternity photoshoot, by me, your partner or a friend!
1. Your body is doing the most wonderful job.
It’s growing a new tiny little human. It’s important to celebrate these changes and document them in a way that honours the beauty and strength of your body. A maternity photoshoot can capture the wonder and awe of this experience and provide a visual reminder in the years to come of how incredible your body is.
2. Your entire (family) life is going to change.
Whether this is your first or fourth, everything is going to change. Bringing a new life into the world is a monumental event that will change your life in countless ways and you’ll want to look back on memories of the “old dynamic”. Having a maternity photoshoot is a great way to capture this moment in time and preserve memories of your family dynamic before your little one arrives. Whether it’s just you and your partner, or you have other children or family members involved, a maternity photoshoot can showcase the love and anticipation you all share for the new addition to your family.
3. You will forget what it was like being pregnant.
Even only 2.5 years on I forget what it was really like being pregnant. Pregnancy can be an intense and transformative experience, but it’s easy to forget the details as time goes on. A maternity photoshoot can help you remember the small moments and details of your pregnancy, such as the way your baby bump looked, how you felt during certain milestones, and the excitement and anticipation leading up to your baby’s arrival. Looking back on these photos in the future can help you relive the emotions and memories of this special time in your life.
4. It’s fun having a photoshoot with a London Maternity Photographer!
I promise you’ll enjoy yourself! Whether we take photos together in the comfort of your London home or we explore a park together, I’ll always ensure you feel and look your best during our shoot together, so let’s create some memories. The best time for a maternity photoshoot is usually between weeks 32-36 but it’s really up to you when you feel most comfortable.
5. It’s a special bonding experience
A maternity photoshoot can be a special bonding experience for you and your partner. It’s an opportunity to celebrate your love and the new life you’ve created together. The photos can capture the excitement and joy of this new chapter in your relationship. These photos will always make you remember the love and connection during this time, and as you look back on them, they will be a reminder of the love that brought your baby into the world.
Get in touch to plan your perfect London maternity photoshoot.
PS., if you are currently pregnant, have a look at my top 4 private antenatal classes in West London to support you on your motherhood journey!
I am a London maternity photographer based in Chelsea, and specialise in lifestyle maternity photos, as well as baby & toddler, and family photography. Not quite ready to book your London Maternity Photographer? Follow me on Instagram and let’s stay in touch.