Maternity & Newborn Photography

Hertfordshire Portrait Photographer

I love offering Maternity & newborn photography sessions and I always encourage couples to go for both. It’s such special chapter in people’s lives and it’s important to document as much as you can. The main purpose of these shoots is to trigger beautiful memories, from how you looked during pregnancy to how you felt. Relive the excitement and emotions you experienced waiting for baby’s arrival and the whirlwind of having a newborn. You create so many memories in such a short time, make sure you don’t forget a single moment.

Maternity & newborn sessions are very different but important in their own way and I wanted to share a families journey from pregnancy to baby’s arrival to show you how different yet how beautiful they both can be.

Georgia, Dave & Baby Scarlett

Georgia & Dave had a beautiful outdoor maternity session at a near by woodland and brought the dog along as well, so we headed off for a woodland walk stopping for photos along the way.

We took advantage of the beautiful sun light coming through the trees, having a sit down whenever needed. I made sure we got a nice variety of photos from Georgia & Dave together, Georgia on her own, close ups of her beautiful bump and of course some cute photos with the dog too.

Having your maternity session outside is great for a few reasons, firstly you can see was the time of year it was, which is lovely but you also get photos that are very different to your newborn photos. Newborn sessions take place at home where baby will stay warm and cosy so having some outdoor photos before this creates a beautiful contrast between the two.

In September Scarlett was born and I was one of the lucky few who got to meet her withing a couple of weeks. This time the session took place at Georgia & Dave’s home, where they had everything they needed within arms reach.

Having your newborn session at home not only makes for a very personal setting but is also a great place for the family to relax and where baby would be settled.

We used a few spaces around Georgia & Dave’s home, from their bedroom for cozy family photos to the nursery for some mum & baby shots. We also used the living space downstairs where we got some wider shots to document their home as well as some of Scarlett. The individual photos of baby can take place in pretty much any room, I usually pick the brightest room with the most natural light and in this case it was in the living room.

It was such a lovely session, both Georgia & Dave were really relaxed and it shows in the images. I’m so happy I could capture this incredible time in their lives and document all the love they have for beautiful baby Scarlett.

Looking through these two sessions together makes them even more powerful I think. If you’re expecting a baby and thinking of having one or both of these sessions then my ‘Bump & Newborn’ package could be perfect for you.

This combined session package is £345 (that’s a discount of £55 for booking the two sessions together) and includes:

Maternity session

  • 45 minute session at a location of your choice
  • 10 digital images
  • One 7″x5″ print
  • Private online gallery

Newborn session

  • 2-3 hour session at your home
  • 10 digital images
  • One 7″x5″ print
  • Private online gallery

To read more about my style & approach to these sessions take a look HERE. If you would like more information and to book session in please get in touch, I would love to capture this special time in your life xx