M name is Catherine and I am a professional photographer specialised in creating timeless newborn, classic maternity and relaxed family photographs in my studio in Hapton.
I have photographed pregnant women since 2017 and my aim, since day one, has always been to create precious memories of this special time in your life in a relaxed and enjoyable way.
Your Pregnancy Photo Shoot experience
Studio pregnancy shoots are done in my studio in Hapton and are as individual as you and your family are. Before the session, we’ll talk about your favourite style, your specific taste and I will tailor the photography session around you.
You are also very welcome to tell me your favourite piece of music and this will be played in the background: I love to make your maternity photoshoot a beautiful experience for you and your partner to enjoy and to remember.
Before your maternity photography session I will ask you to look at maternity images you like. This will allow me to get to know you, your taste and explore ideas for the shoot. This is when I will be able to suggest moods, colours, poses and settings for your portraits and when we will start to build your unique photoshoot.
When is the best time for a pregnancy photography session?
The ideal time to photograph a bump is within week 32 and 36. During these weeks the bump starts showing like a proper baby bump and mums don’t feel too tired as yet. Each woman is different and every woman feels differently.
First time mums for example tend to show their baby bump much later on whether expectant mums with more children start showing their bump much earlier. With this in mind some women might prefer to book their photoshoot around their 33rd week whether other mums might prefer to wait a few more weeks.
If you are not sure about when would be the best time to book your pregnancy portrait photography shoot please get in touch and I will be able to help.
I'd love the idea of a maternity photo shoot but I'm really nervous...
You are not the only one! But please take few minutes to think about it. You are not a professional model and nobody expects you to become one right now.
Every single person entering my studio feels exactly the same as you and it is absolutely normal! It is my job to make your maternity shoot the most relaxed experience. It is so lovely for me to hear my clients leaving the studio saying: “thank you Catherine for an amazing experience, it actually was so much fun!”.
Furthermore your body is going through an incredible journey and you might not feel 100% all the time. It is my job to find the best poses for your body, to use of the perfect light to enhance your beautiful shapes and to create the most beautiful professional images that you will love forever.
You will actually be surprised by how easy (and enjoyable) it is being in front of the camera when you have something so incredible and special to focus on: your baby.
Is my partner allowed to be in the photo shoot?
Yes, he surely is and I will alway encourage dads to be to take part in your maternity photoshoot. It is such a special time in your life and it is amazing to share it together. Your partner will not be in all the images but, depending on the packages of your choice, there will some images of just you and some images with you and your partner.
Maternity Photo Packages
I offer four different packages. My pricing structure is fully transparent with all the costs outlined upfront with no surprises at the end.
Do you offer photo books and wall art?
Yes I do and I love them! There is not better way to preserve your beautiful memories together than a Photo Book. They are a perfect way to tell the story of your baby’s special journey from the very beginning.
Photo Books are very popular especially among mums who choose both the MATERNITY and a the NEWBORN SESSION (you will receive a complimentry newborn session with your maternity session).
I do also have a range of bespoke frames and wall art to beautifully display your memories in your home and look at them everyday.