BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS – I am a professional photographer who specialises in creating beautiful photos. I care deeply that my clients love their photos – but don’t just take my word for it, take a look at the gallery for samples of my Maternity & Bump photo shoots as well as some of what my clients have had to say.
INCLUSIVE PRICES – With packages designed for all budgets and needs you are bound to get the photos you want at a great clear price.
FOR EVEN THE MOST CAMERA SHY – I take pride on making even the most camera shy of mums, and often dads, look fantastic, I’ll give you tips before the session on things to do whilst I’m shooting to bring out the best in you and make you and your family look great; and of course during the shoot I will chat with you throughout, to bring out the natural essence of your family, always done in the most flattering light available.
NATURAL & AUTHENTIC– My No.1 aim is to provide you beautiful images that you’ll love forever, and to build that love for the images in the first place, they need to be a true representation of you and your family, so I always make sure the images produced from your shoot are Natural & Authentic to your family.
LOCATION – The most important thing when we are deciding on your shoot location is to go somewhere thats familiar, where you all feel comfortable, happy and relaxed, this could be in the comfort of your home or a local park or somewhere along those lines. I will suggest locations but also open to hear where you would like to shoot.
If you would prefer a studio session my studio in Surrey is private and relaxed.
QUICK TURNAROUND ON PHOTOS – You’ll get the photos via a password protected image gallery within 3 days of your shoot. (See below for other FAQ’s)
Please see below for Prices & FAQ’s
If you need a photographer that captures the uniqueness of you and your pregnancy in a beautiful and natural way, then you are at the right place,
One of my main priorities is providing a bespoke service to each one of my customers from start to finish. I want the whole experience to be enjoyable, I don’t want you to be ‘happy’, with the final results, I want you to be over the moon about them and tell all of your friends!
Being Pregnant is an amazing experience and the wonder of what the body can do is just too beautiful for you not to capture. You will never have this moment again, even if you do have another baby. So capture it in a beautiful way that you’ll love forever.
Preparing & What to Expect guide
1 Hour Photo Session
At least 50 + Images Taken at shoot
10 – 15 of the best selection from shoot Edited
5 High Res & Downloadable digital file from private online gallery
Preparing & What to Expect guide
1-2 Hours Photo Session
At least 150 + Images Taken at shoot,
Professional Hair & Makeup for mummy
15 – 20 of the best selection from shoot Edited
10 High Res & Downloadable digital file from private online gallery
Preparing & What to Expect guide
Untimed Photo Session
At least 200 + Images Taken at shoot,
Professional Hair & Makeup for mummy
25 – 30 of the best selection from shoot Edited
All High Res & Downloadable digital files from private online gallery (usually 20 – 25)
3 x High Quality Prints (Varied sizes available, max 12×8)
20 High Gloss Thank You or Announcement Cards
MATERNITY & NEWBORN COMBO
Receive up to £100 off your packages if you book both a Maternity & Newborn session. Discount amount will be confirmed depending on packages chosen,
Images taken on your Maternity Photoshoot will include posed shots as well as natural images of scenes of you interacting as a family.
Password protected image gallery will be available within 3 days
Editing and retouching to industry standard
Please allow 14 days from the shoot for digital prints & Thank you Cards
Professional Hair and Makeup £55
THANK YOU & ANNOUNCEMENT CARDS –
50 Standard £65
50 High Gloss £93
100 Standard £76
100 High Gloss £120
200 Standard £87
200 High Gloss £173
With clear communication from start to finish, you can rest assured knowing that your needs will be taken care of.
When you are ready to book please fill in the form HERE
I will then contact you to confirm exactly what it is that you are looking for from your baby shoo. I will also confirm a date and finale costing with you for your package and any chosen extras.
You will also receive your free copy of preparing for and what to expect from your Maternity shoot – Giving you tips on the what to wear, getting the kids prepared, location and more.
We will both sign the booking contract and a £50 deposit will be taken to secure your agreed date and time
On the day
You may be nervous for your shoot, this is perfectly normal, in fact pretty much everyone is nervous to some extent, don’t worry, I will soon have you feeling relaxed and having good time on no time.
I will alway begin the session with a chat with you to finalise exactly what we want to achieve.
If I am travelling to you, I will have a lot of equipment & props to then bring in and set up.
Then its time for hair and makeup ( if booked)
Whilst shooting, you will also be given hints and tips on posing and bringing out your best features in photos.
Your balance will be due on the day of the shoot, when you are completely happy with how the shoot has gone.
Getting Your Images
After the shoot you will receive your downloadable images via a Password protected image gallery within 3 days.
You will then need to let me know which of the images you would like to add to your prints (depending on package booked) It will be easy for you to let me know which ones you have chosen right from the gallery. I will also give you my advice on the ones I think would work best for you.
If you have Prints as part of your package or have ordered some extra, you will need to allow another 7 days for prints & comp cards (total 10 days from the selection of images)
What happens at a Maternity / bump session?
When I arrive at your home, we will have a quick chat to finalise what we want to achieve on the shoot. Once you have shown me your clothes and accessories, its pamper time with Hair & Makeup for our Mum to Be .
I will then take lifestyle photos of you ( and your family if you like) enjoying your bump and preparing for the arrival of your baby, this way we get a good variety of images that shows your growing bump, we can also do some location shots if you like.
When Should I Book My Maternity / Bump Shoot for?
The Best time for you shoot is when you are between 32 and 34 weeks. At this stage you bump will be looking great but you wont be too uncomfortable. My pregnancy shoots take place in the comfort of your own home, using natural window light or a pre-agreed location, sometimes both. They can include husbands and children in the images
Do I need a makeup artist?
It’s totally up to you, but I find a lot of mums enjoy the pamper time and it ensure they are also looking great, after all they have probably spent most of the time getting the rest of the family ready, its only right they get looked after too.
All packages that include hair & makeup will be done by yours truly, I am a fully qualified hair and makeup artist so you are in great hands, you can see my hair and makeup work HERE
For these types of shoot, I like to keep the makeup as natural as possible, of course I will take into account how you normally wear your makeup, after all this is going to be a true representation of you in your day to day life with your new baby.
What is retouching?
Professional retouching aka airbrushing, photoshop amongst other terms, is when software os used to edit a photo to enhance and perfect as much as possible.
It is very rare that you will see a photo in a magazine or advertising campaign that hasn’t been edited in some way.
It’s the norm and a very important stage for any professionally produced image, especially when they are to be used professionally. It subtly removes skin blemishes and lines and can even slim body parts etc. This is what gives photos a polished look, whilst still looking natural.
The key is to have it done in a way that it doesn’t look edited at all, almost all the images on my website have been edited to some extent and as you will have seen most are done in a very natural looking way.
What should I wear?
Once you are booked you will receive A guide to your photo session! This will have tips on what you should wear, don’t worry you wont have to go shopping specifically for your shoot, unless you want to of course!.
Do am nervous about the kids behaving, I am very camera shy, I don’t like having my pictures taken.
Ok these are all major concerns for a lot if people when it comes to booking a bump, newborn and family session soo to ease these concerns and put you in the best place to be prepared for your shoot, I have created the guide – PREPARING FOR & WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR BABY’s Photoshoot, these will include preparing the kids, preparing your self, what to wear and more.
Can we shoot studio or location?
My pregnancy & Baby shoots take place in the comfort of your own home, using natural window light or a pre-agreed location, sometimes both. They can include partners and other children.
My Studio in Surrey is also available as an option .
Where is your studio?
My home studio is located in Whyteleafe Surrey, it only 30 mins by train from London Victoria or London Bridge by train. With the choice of 2 stations within a 5 mins walk.
Can I show you samples of what I like?
Of course, I love to see your ideas and the direction you want to go, we can use these samples as inspiration or as part of the mood board for your shoot.
How do I book a session?
Please fill in a booking enquiry form or send me an email with your requirements, I will then contact you to discuss your need, what y qou want from your images, availability, etc. I will then send you an email confirming the provisional booking date, time and location as well as cost of your chosen package, so you have a full written quote before you make your deposit payment.
How do I pay?
All deposit payments can be made online via Paypal, which I find a great safe option for both parties. Balances can also be made by Paypal, alternatively you can pay by Cash or Card on the day of your shoot, please note there is a 2% charge for card payments not made via Paypal.
What happens after the shoot?
After the shoot you will receive your images via a Password protected image gallery within 3 days.
Then you will need to let me know which of the images you would like me to use for your Announcement & Thank you card and prints. (what and how many depends on your chosen package)
It will be easy for you to let me know which ones you have chosen right from the gallery. I will also give you my advice on the ones I think would work best for you.
If you have Prints as part of your package or have ordered some extra, you will need to allow 10 days for prints & cards.
Do you offer student discounts?
No unfortunately not at the moment, my prices are already very competitive and as such there isn’t any room for discounts without me making a loss
Colour or Black & White?
Personally I like to shoot a variety of both coloured and black and white, this make the images more interesting and varied, however if you have a preference please let me know.
Natural light of flash?
I like to shoot with natural light where possible, but of course depending on the type of finale images you would like to achieve I can also work with my variety of flash lights where needed.
What type of printer do you use?
All my prints and products are done via an award-winning, industry-leading professional printing lab. With a huge range of products and prices you are bound to find something perfect for you.
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