Maternity Questions

When should I book a bump shoot?

The best time to schedule your bump session is around the 8th month, when the tummy is nice and round. Every woman is different, so this is a guide, but the idea is to come when you are comfortable and have a nice round belly.

I have a child too, can I bring them along?

Yes! Maternity photos are also great to include any siblings in. We can include the siblings in some maternity shots as well as just doing just shots on your own photos.

My Partner would like to come along.

Please do, bring your partner or a friend if you like! Your partner doesn’t have to join in, but if he wants to be in some of the photos aswell, then again this is great, as a pregnancy and the baby is about both of you!

What should I wear?

Wear what you are comfortable in but it is also good to bring extra clothes to vary the shots. Some casual shots can be done with jeans and shirts, others with lacy tops. The idea is to show of your belly, so think about clothes that will do this.

We will only shoot to the level you are comfortable with. You can see in the galleries the varying levels of clothing. The idea is to get you a photo you will love.

Incase you decide to go down to underwear, it is worth making sure they match in colour and maybe bring a black & a white set, as they give a different look in different styles of photos. Also, black will show up more through sheer wraps.

Many people opt for naked or semi-naked shots with either hands or wraps used for discretion! But this is totally optionally.

Try to avoid pregnancy jeans with large bands at the top, as these are not the most attractive in a photo.

I am happy to discuss with you beforehand what you can wear.

Should I bring anything with me?

Apart from any snacks, or change of clothes, there are a couple of other things you might like to bring with you.

  • A scan photo if you want a shot with that included.
  • A gown to cover up and keep warm between the shots

Preparing for a Maternity Shoot

  • Remove any tight underwear a couple of hours before the session to avoid marks on close up photographs.
  • Hands can appear a lot in the photos, so make sure your nails are clean and are in good condition. Dont forget your toenails too!
  • Its a good idea to remove all jewellery and watches.
  • Most important, make sure you have had a snack before you arrive so that you do not feel faint during the shoot, although snacks & drinks can be provided it needed.

You can view our prices here or call us to make a booking.

Lee Orchard Photography