It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into.
Welcome to our pregnancy photography page, where we will explore the world of pregnancy shoots, their significance, and how to make the most of this precious time in your life. Pregnancy is a beautiful journey filled with anticipation and joy, and a pregnancy photoshoot is a wonderful way to capture this remarkable phase. In this article, we will discuss what a pregnancy photoshoot entails, why it is important, when to plan it, and how to prepare for a memorable and meaningful session. We would be thrilled to assist you with pregnancy photography to forever cherish the magic of motherhood.
A pregnancy photoshoot is a professional photo session that captures the unique beauty and radiance of an expectant mother during pregnancy. It’s a moment to celebrate the wonders of life and document the transformation of a woman’s body as she prepares for the arrival of a new addition to her family. These photos immortalize the love, excitement, and anticipation that accompany pregnancy and create lasting memories for both parents and the unborn child.
Pregnancy photography is important for several reasons. Firstly, it allows expectant mothers to embrace and appreciate their changing bodies. Pregnancy can bring a mix of emotions, and a pregnancy photoshoot can boost self-confidence and body positivity. Secondly, these photos serve as a tangible way to document the journey to parenthood. Years later, you can revisit these images and share the story of your child’s beginning. Thirdly, pregnancy photos provide an opportunity to bond with your partner. It’s a time to reflect on your growing family and create memories together. Finally, these photos serve as a beautiful gift for your child in the future, allowing them to see how eagerly they were anticipated and celebrated before they even arrived.
The ideal time to plan a pregnancy photoshoot is usually during the latter part of the second trimester or the beginning of the third trimester, around the 28th to 34th week of pregnancy. During this period, your baby bump is prominently visible, and you are likely to feel comfortable enough for a photoshoot. We recommend booking in advance as we often have busy schedules. We will often try to schedule sessions in the evening or on Sundays as it often works well for everyone. Keep in mind that every pregnancy is unique, so consult with us to find the perfect time for your shoot based on your individual circumstances.
Choosing the right photographer is crucial to capture the essence of your pregnancy journey. At Shots by Charlotte, you will get a professional with experience in pregnancy photography because she understands the nuances of lighting, poses, and styling that work best for expectant mothers. Here are some tips:
Take a look at our portfolio; there are currently more wedding photos than pregnancy shoots, but it gives a good idea of our style.
Feel free to schedule a no-obligation online meeting to discuss your expectations for the photoshoot and to see if there’s a good connection between us. You can schedule a meeting here.
Preparing for your pregnancy photoshoot is essential to ensure you get the most out of your session with us. Here are some steps to consider:
Wardrobe: Choose clothing that accentuates your baby bump. Flowing dresses, fitted tops, and maternity gowns are popular choices. Consider neutral colors or soft pastel shades, as they often complement the natural glow of pregnancy. We also have a client closet for you to choose from, but we’ll discuss this before the shoot to finalize the selections.
Props and Accessories: Some pregnancy photoshoots include props like baby shoes, ultrasound photos, or personalized signs. These can add a personal touch to your photos. Feel free to bring anything that is meaningful to you; we’re happy to incorporate your preferences into the photos.
Location: You can opt for an outdoor shoot in a picturesque forest or by the beach, or an indoor session in the comfort of your home or garden. The choice of location can strongly influence the atmosphere and style of your photos. This largely depends on your personal taste; take a look around on Pinterest and find what you like, and if you share this with us, we’ll find the best location for your pregnancy shoot.
Hair and Makeup: Professional hair and makeup can enhance your overall look and ensure you feel confident during the shoot.
Poses: We will guide you through various poses that accentuate your belly and create a sense of intimacy. However, feel free to share any ideas or preferences you have in mind, such as sending sample photos, creating a mood board, or expressing your wishes during our online meeting.
As skilled pregnancy photographers, we know how to capture the emotions and connection between expectant parents. We will focus on creating a relaxed and comfortable yet cozy atmosphere during the shoot. Some common themes and styles in pregnancy photography include:
Natural and Spontaneous: These photos aim to capture authentic moments and emotions. Often taken in natural light, they radiate the beauty of everyday life.
Artistic and Silhouette: Silhouette photos can be incredibly impressive, emphasizing the contours of your baby bump and creating a sense of mystery.
Family Inclusion: Many pregnancy photoshoots involve partners and siblings, highlighting the unity of the growing family.
After your pregnancy photoshoot, we will carefully edit and retouch the images to ensure they look their best. This process may include color correction, enhancing details, and softening skin tones. The goal is to create a collection of photos that reflect the beauty and emotion of your pregnancy journey. Our style is very bohemian/dreamy, as you can see in our portfolio. Of course, we can also edit in a style that you like, but bohemian/dreamy is our core style.
Once your pregnancy photos are ready, it’s time to decide how you want to preserve and share these precious memories. Common options include:
Prints and Albums: Consider creating a physical album or framed prints to display in your home. These tangible items serve as daily reminders of this special time.
Digital Images: Digital files make it easy to share with friends and family via social media or email. You can also use them to create custom announcements or thank-you cards.
We can create prints and physical albums for you. We’re happy to discuss the possibilities for this in a short online meeting :). Almost anything is possible. The photos will, of course, be shared in a beautiful online gallery for you to download, and the video will be sent via WeTransfer and, unless you have objections, uploaded to YouTube.
In conclusion, a pregnancy photoshoot is not just about taking pictures; it’s about celebrating the unique beauty and significance of pregnancy. These photos become cherished mementos and serve as a testament to the love and anticipation surrounding the arrival of your little one. Whether you choose a classic, spontaneous, or dreamy style, pregnancy photography allows you to capture and preserve this extraordinary chapter in your life for generations to come. So, when you look back on these images in the future, you will be reminded of the excitement, love, and joy that filled your heart during this magical period on your journey to motherhood.
What sets us apart from other photographers is that we don’t limit the number of photos. You’ll receive all edited photos that are good enough to deliver. If we shoot 200 photos in your session and 60 of them turn out beautifully, you’ll receive all 60. If 45 are well done, then you’ll get 45. So, you’ll receive all the beautiful photos from us, with no restrictions and no additional charges.
And what would Shots by Charlotte be without videos? Collin and Charlotte handle all sessions together, and the Pregnancy Shoot is no exception. In addition to all the beautiful photos, you’ll also receive a stunning video like the one below. Depending on the footage, this can range from 50 seconds to 90 seconds.
The price for all of this? Because we’re in the phase where we want to expand our expertise and are very eager to include your shoot in our portfolio, we’re offering this service for €139. A great price for a beautiful result!
If you’re ready to embark on your pregnancy photography adventure, we invite you to contact us today. We’re excited to capture the essence of expectant motherhood so that you have a collection of timeless and meaningful images to cherish for a lifetime. Let’s work together to create a memorable pregnancy photoshoot that beautifully represents your unique journey to parenthood. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the beauty of pregnancy and the love surrounding it.Click here to schedule a free online introductory meeting, or contact us through the contact form.
With love and dedication,
Charlotte & Collin
If you’re expecting a child soon and looking for a photographer to capture both of you beautifully.
If you’re looking for a photographer with a unique style.
If you’re looking for unique moments and memories that I capture during the day.
If you’ve been in front of the camera many times or never before. It doesn’t matter to us!
If you’re not sure what you want yet or know exactly what you want. Everything can be discussed!