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Maternity Gallery




Being pregnant is a defining moment in your life, something that you may only do once or twice. The changes of your body, the new life that you are carrying, the amazing journey that you are embarking on…your life is about to change in the most fundamental way. You are doing the most important job in the world – becoming a Mum. And THAT should be celebrated!

The very best time for your Maternity session is between 32-36 weeks. Usually we find that your belly is nice and full at about this time and you are still quite comfortable and not tiring as easily as you may in the last couple of weeks of your pregnancy.

Our Maternity Sessions usually take about 1.5 hours with about 4 changes of outfit. Generally I like to start out with a lovely relaxed feel like denim jeans and a white long sleeved top that we can unbutton to show off your belly and we then move through some different looks including our lovely material wraps and purpose made maternity gowns (available here in the studio) and if you are feeling comfortable and a little bit adventurous, we welcome you to bring along a sweet French knickers and bra set or you might like to consider a partial nude – I would love to hear your ideas for your session. It is entirely up to you and regardless of where your comfort level lies, your photographs will be beautiful!

While we don’t have a Hair and Makeup artist here at the studio, we do recommend our Maternity Portrait clients schedule a hair appointment with their regular salon the day of their  Maternity session. Some of our clients choose to do their own makeup and others have spoken to their hair stylist or friends for a recommendation on a makeup artist. Many of our clients have chosen Napolean Perdis in Westfield Penrith and their makeup has been simply perfect. Those little extra touches make a fantastic difference to your portrait session, when you look and feel good – it definitely shows…and you get to be pampered for the day!

As a full service studio, we are passionate about creating finished Artworks for your home and providing a fantastic experience for our clients. Our goal is to provide our clients with beautiful finished products that are ready to display which eliminates the extra work involved in arranging matting and framing – we know you are busy! When you collect your finished portraits from us – all you will need to do is place a hook in the wall to have your new baby’s portraits where they should be – on display in your home, being enjoyed by your family.

You can read more about our products and pricing on the Investment page and you can download our Celebrate! Maternity Guide  here.

I would love to hear more about your ideal pregnancy portrait session. Please use the message box below to tell me a little about your idea’s (partner coming? other kids?) and we can have a no obligation chat – I would love to hear from you!


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