I firmly believe that having children is the biggest life changing event for women, and hence photographing bumps is a delightful part of my work, and it just got a lot more glamourous!
I continuously invest in professional photography training, and earlier this year I did a maternity course. I have since been experimenting and playing with new styles and I am really loving the new look and feel!
Pregnancy is often associated with feeling heavy, achy and swollen so being able to present women with glowing images like these, are amazing! Here is a glimpse of what I have been working on. If you like them, and are blessed with a bump I am offering bump photography sessions in my Market Harborough studio at significantly reduced rates while I am further practising this new style.
Sun set maternity photography
I love these sunset bump pictures, but admittedly they didn’t just effortlessly happen. We had talked about this shoot for weeks and weeks, but when the day came the weather was somewhat against us with a stretch of cloudy evenings and no sign of the glowing rays we had in mind. I was also, once again, reminded that you cannot plan things 100% with newborns, and thing were further complicated by the baby suddenly being scheduled for c section a few weeks early. But right when I thought it was all lost we had a tiny window of opportunity and got some really special pictures! The light changes rapidly this time a day and created dramatically different looks within our shot little session and we got a great little mix of bump and sibling shots.
I offer maternity photography in my Market Harborough studio and on locations in Leicestershire. You can find out more about my work as maternity photographer here I occasionally do special offers for maternity photography.
There is so much talent in our rural villages, with women running exciting small businesses, often from home or from small studio spaces. Marketing is hard when you are a small business, on a small budget, but giving your business a tangible look makes a big difference to the appearance of your business and marketing materials.
I really enjoy meeting women in business and hearing their stories. Often women have an ability to turn hard times into talent, and I find it very inspiring. My old marketing side does surface though when I meet other businesses, and I think there are some quick easy advantages to gain by having some good photos!
I believe good lifestyle images, will represent you and your business in a much more professional manner, and you are more likely to be taken serious by others businesses and networking connections if you look like a business, compared to the vague “oh, I just work from my kitchen...”. There is absolutely nothing wrong with working from your kitchen, but you can still create a brand and give your business a look to communicate that brand message 🙂
Last but not least, make sure you have a profile image that matches your brand and business. Being visible in your business and marketing adds no end of credibility, and makes the difference between you (a professional) and some unknown dodgy eBay dealer.More about my profile photography
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I entered into a bit of a “mums get into the picture” mission last year, and loved photographing mums with their babies and young children. But I quickly realised that mums with grownup kids are nowhere to be seen in photographs, why is that?
There is so much focus on young mums with young babies, but really mums are for life, not just for those younger years and for Christmas. And as we grow older and have children of our own, we only come to appreciate our mums even more, as we realise what they went through and gave up in order to have us and look after us. So my mission this year, is to get mums into the picture with their grown-up children!
Warming up to this new little mission I spent a while looking for a mum and daughter to do a shoot with, yet in the end they found me. This stunning girl walked into my studio one day with an equally stunning baby girl, and I was quite mesmerised! So not only did I get to photograph her gorgeous newborn, I since had the pleasure of her coming back into the studio with her own mum, and I had a ball shooting gorgeous images of the three generations – I genuinely LOVE these images, what strong and beautiful women!
A final note to the women looking at these images huffing and puffing thinking “it’s ok when you are beautiful and young like that”; even this girl came to me declaring that she hates having her picture taken and that she never likes pictures of herself.
Three precious generations, full of love and support!
Wouldn’t you cherish a series of gorgeous images with your mum/daughter? Wouldn’t your husband/dad love images like this of you and your mum/daughter? Wouldn’t generations to come in your family appreciate having these to look back on?
Big thank you to Kavita, your fantastic mum and baby Riya for letting me photograph you all!