As a maternity therapist I have the pleasure of working with many beautiful mums to be at Breathe Holistic Therapy Kidderminster.
I am privileged to watch my maternity reflexology and pregnancy massage client's bodies develop as they go through their pregnancy. Many couples now choose to celebrate this with a pregnancy photography session. I know a lot about pregnancy but nothing about photography so I have asked a local photographer to share some advise on maternity photo shoots.
Hey! I'm alex, I'm a local photographer in Worcestershire - I specialise in newborn, bump to baby and family.
Wow so you're a mum to be!!
Having a child myself I know all the changes that happen to your body during that wonderful 9 months - what a great adventure you're on.
I remember the stage " your really glowing " I never saw it myself, but now photographing pregnant mumma's I see it! You look absolutely breathtaking. There you are with a life inside you waiting to enter the big wide world, it's truly amazing!
My maternity sessions are very relaxed and comfortable, being completely led by you; would you like to be gracefully nude? Would you prefer to be a completely natural shoot of you bump and partner? Studio or location?
These are just some of the questions we will talk through and see what exactly you want.
If you change your mind last minute and think "ah no... I cannot bare to show anything"... again the session on the day is completely led by you.
Are you thinking what do I wear to a maternity session? How do I dress?... I always say go with what you're comfortable in. The jeans with a casual shirt is a nice look - dresses are great for showing the bump proudly. I recommend all colours, bright, dark and graceful white.
Makeup and hair, again that's your decision, you know your best look and what you feel best in. I also here at Alexandra Creative Photography have set out photographic pregnancy dresses that can be used if you choose to do so.
A lot of mums-to-be say they couldn't believe how comfortable they were in my presence on the first day we met. I recommend pregnancy sessions from 30+ weeks, with booking your pregnancy session at 12 + weeks.
Please take a look at my work feel free to call/email to discuss further. http://www.alexandracp.com/