Maternity Session. Useful information before your photoshoot

As you eagerly await the arrival of your little one, capturing the radiant glow of your pregnancy through a maternity photography session can be a truly magical experience. To ensure that your photographs radiate the same beauty and grace that you embody, here are some personal tips to help you prepare for this special day.

Clothing Selection: Selecting the right attire is essential to showcase the beauty of your baby bump. Please feel free to bring any interesting wardrobe items that resonate with your personal style, such as a smart jacket, a sophisticated ladies' suit, a special dress, or any other standout pieces. If there's a particular hat, pair of sunglasses, or set of earrings that you adore, don't hesitate to include them as well.

While my studio does offer a selection of dresses and accessories, combining your items with what we have can spark new ideas and bring fresh, creative looks to life.

Together we have an opportunity to experiment with different styles and themes during your session. With your wardrobe choices and our collaborative vision, we can create a variety of captivating looks that celebrate the beauty of your pregnancy journey. From elegant and timeless to bold and contemporary; together, we can curate a collection of photographs that beautifully encapsulate this extraordinary time in your life.

Clothing Preparation: Please be aware that I do not retouch clothing wrinkles in post-production. It's important to have your chosen attire neatly ironed before the session to ensure a polished and professional look in your photographs. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

Hair and Makeup: Maternity photography sessions are the perfect opportunity to pamper yourself. Consider hiring a professional hair and makeup artist to help you look and feel your best. A subtle, natural look often complements the gentle radiance of an expecting mother. Don't hesitate to discuss your preferences with the artist beforehand, ensuring the final look aligns with your personal style and comfort.

Posing and Expressions: I will guide you through various poses, however practicing a few simple ones in advance can help you feel more at ease during the shoot. Focus on expressing the pure joy and anticipation you feel for the upcoming arrival of your little one. Involve your partner or existing children in tender and affectionate poses, fostering an atmosphere of love and excitement that reflects the essence of your growing family.

Smooth Skin Preparation: Ensure to shave your body the night before the session for a smooth skin texture that complements the radiant glow of motherhood.

Nail Care: Take care of your nails before the session by ensuring they are neatly trimmed and polished. This small detail can contribute significantly to the overall elegance of your maternity photos.

Avoid Self-Tanning Products: It's best to avoid using self-tan products before the session, as they can leave stains and be challenging to remove. Embracing your natural skin tone will help us capture your genuine radiance and beauty.

Lastly, creating a clean and inviting atmosphere is essential for capturing the essence of your maternity journey. To maintain the pristine condition of the backdrops, especially delicate paper backdrops, I kindly request that shoes be removed before stepping onto the set. Barefoot images often evoke a sense of purity and intimacy, highlighting the natural beauty of the moment. If you prefer to include shoes in some shots, please ensure that the soles are thoroughly cleaned and that you have a clean pair to change into upon arrival at the studio. Your cooperation in this matter is deeply appreciated and will contribute to the overall quality of your photography experience.

I’m Beata Szafer and I am a photographer in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire behind My Beloved Photos

Creating lasting memories is one of my big passions in life. It gives me so much pleasure, with or without camera in hand :)

If you like my style of photography, please feel free to get in touch and share your thoughts; by detailing your preferences and vision,  I can personalize your session and capture those special moments for you to cherish for ever.

Most of the time I work from my small and cosy photography studio based in Bletchley, however I don’t mind travelling for some stunning outdoor photoshoots around Milton Keynes, and surrounding areas.

If you want to get to know me a little better, please visit my photography blog.

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