Maternity photography

15th May 2013
For most mums-to-be pregnancy is a truly special time. Its a period in their lives which is comparatively short in the grand scheme of things and for many its a time that seems to pass all to quickly. The anticipation of things to come and the joy of motherhood is all part of it and before you know it you're experiencing the joy of a new born baby or babies. All too often mums tell me they wished they'd taken more photographs or had thought about having professional maternity photography. So when we get invited to photograph this truly amazing time we know how important it is to capture the essence of their pregnancy.

There's a sense of calm, and also excitement, thats comes with every pregnancy and when photographing a mother and her bump its our job to ensure we capture it in a way that will be a lasting reminder. Theres no right or wrong way to this and its our job as professional photographers to listen to the parents wishes and come up with the best, most relaxing way of doing this. We never rush a maternity photo shoot as we want it to be a stress free and enjoyable experience. We're very flexible and you can have a maternity photo shoot on location or in the comfort of your own home. We'll come to you at a time that is right for you and importantly when your bump is showing and you're in the full bloom of pregnancy.

We never rush a photo shoot and spend as much time as it takes to capture the picture that will bring a smile to your face in years to come. We can also add names or use props as part of the your maternity photography and in some cases if you haven't made up your mind we can even design an image with them all in so that in years to come you're be reminded of all the different options you considered.

But most the time its about photographing your pregnancy and capturing the peace, tranquility and sense of anticipation. This picture was taken in Belper, Derbyshire at home with Natalie. We spend a relaxing afternoon photographing a range of different styles and looks so when she saw her pictures she had really difficult decision in choosing her favourites. In the end she choose them all but this one is a very special one for mum and we love it too!

Of course lets not forget dad, he'll probably want to be part of it too and we like nothing more than taking the pictures of mum, dad and bump as it adds a different dimension to maternity photographs. They do say that three is a the magic number but you may be four or even five. So if its the whole family you'd like in the photographs then sometimes theres nothing better than a home family photo shoot to really capture the essence of your pregnancy and the family at home enjoying this very special time in your lives.

'My family pictures' specialise in family and maternity photography, we're based in Nottingham and do photo shoots in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire, as well as the rest of the UK*. We love nothing more than capturing memories for you to remember forever and when you smile its makes us smile.

If you'd like to book us for for bump photography then drop us a line and we'll arrange a date thats convenient for you. We work evenings, weekends as well as weekdays so we can usually accommodate the time you have as we know how precious every moment is.

*Photo shoots are free unless more than 10 miles outside of West Bridgford, Nottingham. If outside 10 miles then mileage charged at 24p per mile. Additional travel time may be charged is travel exceeds an hour each way, please ask for details.