Capturing the emotional connection between you and your bump in your own home is what a Lifestyle Session is all about. Candid, casual, and intimate — a Lifestyle Session is an unscripted glimpse of you, your family, and your bump together — each of you sharing those last precious moments before baby arrives. It’s a memorable way to document this important milestone in your life. Your baby is an integral part of your life for months before you meet her for the first time. The bond that forms when your little one is growing inside you is as special an experience as life offers. Wouldn’t you like to have more than bathroom mirror selfies to remember it?
A lifestyle maternity session usually takes place in or around the home (or at a location meaningful to you). My maternity style is the same as my newborn style — simple, natural, and classic. I want to capture who you are as well as what you look like. I am available for wardrobe consultation because there is an art to flattering the pregnant form, but I also want you to be yourself in your images. If a flowy white gown isn’t you, then you should wear something that reflects your personal style.
In addition to some beautiful portraits of you, I always try to capture the relationships you have with your partner and older children (if any) and the sense of anticipation for the new arrival. We can capture you in baby’s nursery, looking at clothes and books you have for her/him, cuddling with baby’s older sibling(s), and relaxing with your partner. What does a normal day look like in your household? What do you and your partner do on Sunday afternoons as a couple? What books are you reading your toddler to prepare her for becoming a big sister? Let’s document this brief moment in your life before it changes forever! Maternity sessions are usually scheduled anywhere from 28 to 35 weeks of pregnancy. We want to make sure you are still comfortable enough to move around freely, but also very visibly expecting! Sessions take about 1-2 hours and galleries include 20-25 high resolution edited images.
For our expecting mums I have a wardrobe of various coverings, wraps and other outfits that you can choose from. All Portraits are respectfully photographed in good taste and nudity is always optional and discreet. I will make sure that you are comfortable with the various poses and each session is tailored towards your individual needs. Partners, children and beloved pets are welcome to be included. I love silhouettes! It’s a classic lighting style that can work for any body style. Those coming in for a pregnancy session can request silhouettes as part of their session.
There is no extra charge, just let us know before we start the session. Milk baths Body art sessions are now available
The possibilities are always endless.
Bump to Baby Collections Combining the bump and the newborn session a part of a package is a great way to create amazing keepsakes that you will treasure forever . This consists of solo or group of family portraits that focuses on your bump and then post bump single or group family portraits when baby arrives. It is affordable and cost substantially less than booking two sessions. I would be honoured to be a part of this amazing time in your life.
Pregnancy/Solo Newborn Collection - Session is for baby only in Studio ~ £99
Pregnancy/Full Newborn Collection ~ Session includes parents and siblings ~ £125
Pregnancy Milk Bath ADD ON for any of the Collections ~ £65
Pregnancy Bath Only ~ Session is for Mum only, can have different looks in the bath ~ £85
Maternity ~ Newborn ~ Baby ~ Child ~ Family
Lost Adventurers Photography ~ Victoria Sturdy ~ Cambridge Newborn Photographer