How to prepare for Portsmouth maternity photo session

pregnancy photos Portsmouth

Maternity sessions take place in my purpose build home studio in Denmead or at the location, which is established prior session. It takes up to 1h.  

It is entirely up to you if you would like to share your session with your partner or (if there is one) an older sibling, please let me know before, so I can prepare my studio accordingly. 

Mummy to be:

-Please bring black simple tank top which will be used late for your newborn and sitter photo session.  Wide straps top is better then thin straps. bump to baby Portsmouth

-You will be changing dresses and outfits. 

Please bring:

nude and black  bra and bottoms (french knickers works best)

Fresh hair, neutral manicure and pedicure

Delicate and non-shimmer makeup, lipstick and blush that are not too dramatic works great. 

Avoid – self tan, as it can give not attractive orange look. Strong makeup. Please avoid wearing socks before session, to avoid marks on skin. 

Dad to be:

Please choose plain classic clothes. it can be a simple one colour shirt or well fitted jumper (white/grey or blue). If you are not sure – just bring few options and I will be delighted to help when you get here.

Older Siblings:

Depending on age- please try to prepare your child in a positive way to what will happen in studio. I tend to take just 2-3 images with siblings, so it is not too much for them. Small award also works well 🙂  


Simple plain dress, no tights works really well.  Whites, light washed out colours works best, so focus is on your beautiful child. 


Simple short sleeve shirt in light colours and jeans. Socks will be taken off just before session. 

I have a selection of beautiful maternity gowns and dresses designated for my maternity sessions. You will be presented them before session and make a decision based on your taste.

Maternity session is a wonderful experience, where we celebrate glowing beauty and new beginning, family. Images will be carefully edited to show you in best possible light.  My style is simple and classic. 

Personal items like scan picture or first snugly toy – if you would like me to incorporate them into your session, please bring them along. 

Some of my dresses and gowns:

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pregnancy photographer Waterlooville

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