Pregnancy Photography Studio Session ~ Frequently Asked Questions

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FAQ’s about an NHP Pregnancy Photo Shoot

I decided to write a quick FAQ post to answer the most commonly asked questions.

I know that it is an important decision choosing a maternity photographer and many women will not have experienced a studio photo shoot before so will have lots of questions on how it works.

How many weeks is ideal for a pregnancy photography session?
Maternity sessions are typically done between 32 and 36 weeks. The timing is different for everyone and I recommend that you don’t wait too late because you will never know when the baby will actually come.

How soon should I schedule my session?
It’s never too early to schedule your maternity session. Sometimes I can accommodate last minute requests, but I recommend a 2-3 week notice. If you would like a weekend appointment it is important to book early as Saturdays book up well in advance.

Where is your studio located?
Pregnancy photography sessions are held in my studio which is conveniently located in Walton on Thames, Surrey.

5-10 minutes drive from the A3 & only 10-15 minutes from the M3 & M25 giving great direct access from Guildford, Camberley, Bracknell, Kingston Upon Thames, Richmond, Twickenham, Leatherhead and surrounding towns.

Does time of the day matter when scheduling a studio pregnancy photo shoot?
No. In-studio maternity sessions are done with professional lighting equipment so the time of the day does not matter.

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What is the cost of the maternity session?
I offer all inclusive packages which include the session and a number of images provided as high resolution digital jpeg files for you to print and share as many times as you like.
A £100 deposit is payable to secure your pre-booked slot and is then deducted from your choice of package once you have made your image selections.  (Images are NOT included with the deposit payment)

Visit the Pricing Page for full pricing info.

What does the maternity session fee include?
– Initial consultation via phone
– Customised 1-2 hour portrait session using professional studio lighting and backdrops
– Post-processing and selection of the best 10-15 images
– Artistic retouching to each selected best image
– Private online gallery of the final images

How do I book?

Visit the Online Store to make your booking, I will then be in touch to discuss a convenient session date.

Please do Get in touch if you would like to check my availability first.

Do you provide fabrics/wraps?
Yes. I provide a selection of beautiful sheer fabrics for draping as well as maternity gowns and lace robes.

Can my partner or my child be in the pictures?
Absolutely! The father of your child and siblings are welcome and encouraged to join.

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How do I prepare for the session?
– Try not to wear tight underwear and clothing on the day of the session to prevent marks on your skin.
– You may like to treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure a day or two in advance.
– Prepare your hair and make up before you get to the session.
– I recommend applying slightly more make-up than you would usually wear, accented cheek bones and plenty of mascara.
– Hair down always looks beautiful especially with movement from the fan.  If you can, soft natural curls look incredible.

What should I wear for my pregnancy photo session?
After you book your maternity session, I will send you a link to my What to Wear Guide so that you can have an idea of what you may bring. Some of the popular clothing items are:
– Bandeau tops
– Lingerie
– Form fitting dresses
– Flowy maxi dresses
– Statement necklaces
– Lacy/sheer robes

Do I have to be nude?
Not at all. All of my maternity sessions are customised and tailored to the needs of each client. Some clients prefer clean and simple artistic nude photographs and wraps, while others prefer to wear less revealing outfits or to be fully clothed.

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Should I be concerned about extra weight (chin, arms, thighs) and stretch marks?
I want you to feel beautiful and relaxed during your photography experience as well as to treasure your final images. Professional retouching is included in your session and you don’t have to worry about any imperfections such as blemishes, stretch marks and certain body contours.

This is my first studio photography experience. Will you guide me and help me pose?
You are in good hands and I want to make sure that you will have the best selection of artistic images. I will be guiding you throughout your session, adjusting your hair, draping you, helping with outfits and making sure you feel comfortable and relaxed.

I would like to take similar images/poses that I saw in your portfolio. Can we do that?
Yes. You can pick your favorite lighting/backdrop set ups and poses from my portfolio and you are welcome to bring your own ideas as well.

Will I get any images included with the £95 session fee?
No! Digital image packages and beautiful display products are available to purchase once you have viewed your final gallery. Digital image packages start at £295 for 10 images.  Full pricing can be viewed on the Pricing Page.

What is the turnaround time?
It typically takes 2 weeks to complete the retouching process.  You will be notified by email when your online gallery is ready.

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Do I need to come to the studio to see final images?
No. All of the sessions are shown online, so there is no need to make an appointment and come to the studio to see your final images. You will have a private password protected gallery which you can share with your family members and friends if you wish.

What if I need a slight touch up on a final image?
I want you to be 100% satisfied with your final images, so additional touch ups are included in your session.

Will my final images be in colour or black & white?
When I feel it suits the image I will show a black & white edit. If you select that image you will receive both the colour and B&W versions.

Can I purchase prints from you?
Absolutely. If you wish to order additional enlargements or wall art, you can order a la carte.

Will my images stay private?
Privacy is taken seriously and your maternity images will not be used in any way without your permission.  If permission is given I like to share a few of my favourite images from the session on my Facebook Business Page.  This is a great way for you to be able to share and show the images with friends and family.

Pregnancy is the most special and unique time in your life. As a maternity photographer, my goal is to create beautiful and timeless art to be treasured for years to come. Let me document your wonderful journey!

To see some more examples of my pregnancy work please visit the Maternity Photography Gallery.  For more information do give me a call on 07703818894 or email me at

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