sunset maternity session | melbourne maternity photographer

Today I am sharing images from a maternity session I did a few weeks ago. Shot at sunset on a local bayside beach it was just magical! Surprisingly, only a small number of mamas-to-be choose to have a maternity session which is a shame because pregnancy is such a transforming time in a woman’s life and it deserves to be documented. I totally get that the very thought of having photos taken is probably the last thing you really want to do ... Do I hear a collective “hell yeah!”? But I truly think you should. And here’s a few reasons why...

1. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL  ...

There is something so incredibly beautiful about a pregnant woman, particularly in the middle of that last trimester. They just glow! So even if the mean girl in your head is telling you horrible things I am here to tell you to shut her down!! You ARE beautiful & a skilled maternity photographer will be able to show you that. With the use of pretty light and a little direction to help you relax, you will be able to celebrate your femininity and if ever there was a time to celebrate your body, it’s during pregnancy - you are growing a human & that’s pretty amazing! 

2. YOU CAN’T GET THE TIME BACK ...  

The likelihood is that you will only ever do this a handful of times - maybe only once! In my years of experience I can honestly say that I have never had a mama regret a session but plenty have mentioned to me after their baby arrives that they wish they had pictures to look back on. I think it’s also pretty cool for your little person to see what mummy looked like while they were in your tummy.  

3. IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY TO BOND ...

We all live very busy lives & this is a perfect opportunity fo you & your “baby daddy” (or mummy!) to really stop for a brief moment and connect with each other AND your unborn baby. You will actually be quite surprised at the end of your session as to just how loved up you feel. I don’t “pose” you. But I don’t leave you floundering either. I use a gentle “direction” to optimise the use of the light & the setting along with prompts, conversation, & a lot of laughter to get you really in the moment which ensures we get beautiful emotive & memorable images. You will probably forget all about the camera! 

4. IT’S A GREAT CHANCE FOR ME TO GET TO KNOW YOU BETTER …

I want your experience with me to be exceptional. A 10/10! So having an opportunity to meet before your newborn session, take a few pictures, & get to know each other better will mean that when the time comes for your newborn session you will feel even more at ease and your images will reflect that. And it’s FUN! I promise you it will be fun!

5. YOU DON’T NEED TO SPEND BIG BUCKS …

I really truly believe that these sessions are important in documenting your whole story as a family together and for that reason I keep the session pricing as low as I can. In fact when you book a maternity session as well as a newborn session, you get a discount on your maternity session. You can find out more about the pricing HERE. Even your choice of clothing doesn’t need to be expensive! You can hire the maternity outfit of your DREAMS over at MAMARENTALS. Alice is there ready & waiting to help you…

See - we got you covered Mama!

I hope these tips have helped convince you to take the next step. If you would like to book your own maternity/newborn session, or if you have more questions, please contact me HERE and lets chat about your vision for your own session!