PREGNANCY PHOTO SHOOTS
Where do I need to come?
Studio – My West London studio is in lovely open and relaxed room at my home in Ealing. It is a home rather than a sterile studio space and as such tends to put people at ease straight away. There is parking on the road outside and we are only 2 mins walk from the Piccadilly line tube station Northfields.
Outdoor – The outdoor maternity shoot is also taken in West London in a park I know very well and am very happy shooting in. There is always lovely light and is quiet during the day so we will have the place to ourselves.
How does the outdoor shoot work?
So the outdoor shoot would happen in the park closest to the West London Studio in Ealing. It is a park I know extremely well and it’s stunning for portraits.
When you book I will let you know what clothes to bring (have a read of this blog though for ideas), but it is essential that you wear the right things, if you don’t have the correct colours I can lend you clothing so don’t worry. You would not take your clothes off for the outdoor shoot but would probably have your bump out a little, it’s up to you!
If the weather is forecast to be very bad for the shoot time we can either rearrange or opt for a studio session. However I am very happy with overcast and dull days as often this is the softest light for portraits.
At what stage do I HAVE THE SHOOT?
What do I need to bring?
Studio – I provide a beautiful selection of materials to use in the shoot as well as dresses, skirts, shirts and drapes so you really don’t need to bring any clothing. It is advisable to bring with you black, nude and white pants and if you have one a strapless nude bra, but make sure the underwear you wear on the morning of the shoot is not too tight so as to leave marks. You are very welcome to bring with you any clothing you would like to use or props such as hats or jewellery which will add your own touch to the images.
Outdoor – I will talk to you in detail about your clothing options and can lend you the right clothes if needs be
Do you retouch the images?
Do you offer make up and hair stylists?
Yes you can add-on the hair and make up if you’re having a weekday shoot that’s fine. When you make you’re booking you can choose the option, if you need something specific do let me know.
If you want to have hair and makeup done at your home before you come, there’s a great company that does home beauty treatments called Blow
Do I need to take my clothes off?
Studio – Not at all, this shoot is for you and as such I will do what you are comfortable with. We will have a chat at the start of the shoot so I know what you’re wanting in terms of style and we will work with your preferences with regards to nudity. Most of my clients decide to have some nude or semi nude shots simply because they look amazing..though I never do shots where you are able to see nipples or the pubic area, so rest assured I will preserve your dignity at all times. Most of the time you will be using materials or arms and posing to cover up.
Outdoor – no you will have clothes on for the outdoor session although the bump may be out a little!
How long will it take before I can see the images?
The number of images you will get in your gallery depends on the number of people at your session, but as a rough guide it would be 45 images for 1 person, 60 for 2, 75 for 3 etc.. Your edited images will be placed online and be ready to view within a week of the shoot
WHAT IS THE COST?
The session fee for maternity shoots is £210 which is payable as a deposit, you then pay for the minimum digital package on the day of the shoot which includes 6 high resolution digital files (suitable for printing) and beautiful print of each one. You can of course upgrade from this to get 10, 15 or even all the images or choose to buy an album when you’ve seen your selection. To receive a full price list please fill out your email address here. You will also receive £80 off a newborn session fee.
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“Pregnancy has been a long moment of profound insecurity for me. I don’t feel my body belongs to me anymore, it behaves in ways I don’t comprehend and the further I go along with the journey, the less confident I am with the way I look. I am so grateful for the way the shoot went, you made me feel at ease straight away. You completely fulfilled the “esthetics” I had in mind for the pictures and for some reason I can’t explain, you magically managed to almost switch-off my self-awareness. “
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