St Albans maternity photography

Pregnancy is your first step into parenthood. It is a crazy and emotional time and although nine months seems endless when you’re going through it, it will be over before you know it. Those little flutters of your baby in the middle of the night (then the full on internal kicking!) won’t stick around forever but your photos will capture this amazing time so you can remember it fully! Plus, let’s be honest, at no other point in your life can you be so comfortable sticking your tummy out for a photo!

Timing your maternity shoot

You can have photos alone or with your partner to celebrate life as it was before your little bundle of joy comes along. Most people take their bump photos between 32 and 36 weeks; this is when you are obviously pregnant but not usually too tired. However, your shoot can be scheduled right up to your due date.

Are there any better outfits for bump photos?

The whole point of maternity photography is to show off your gorgeous bump! With this in mind tight stretchy clothes help accentuate your bump best. I would recommend against maternity clothing as this is often loose and with ruches in places that are made for comfort rather than style. As with any photo shoot, feeling like yourself is the most important thing so wear what you feel like yourself in!

How should I display the photos?

Why not consider a bespoke album to be able to show your child in a few years? We have our favourite photo of my pregnancy framed on the wall of own son’s nursery. I know I love the idea of our baby looking at a picture of Mummy & Daddy when they were just a family of two…

Maternity shoots can be arranged in St Albans, wider Hertfordshire or further afield, please feel free to get in touch for more information.

We booked a maternity shoot with Tori as a way to document this milestone before our little one arrived. I don’t enjoy being in front of the camera and always feel super awkward but Tori made the session fun and I felt relaxed and not at all goofy in front of the camera.

- Kristina

Check out any of the galleries below to see more photoshoots