Your maternity Session Guide


I don’t know about you, but I always feel more relaxed when I know exactly what’s going to happen when I get somewhere, what I need to bring and what I need to do.

And that’s exactly what you can find here.

I’d really encourage you to have a good look through your guide. In it, you will find information about practical aspects such as directions and parking, but also information about what to wear, what to bring and if there’s anything you need to do.

 the boring bit…..


When we book your Maternity Session, we will aim to photograph you between 30-35 weeks pregnant as this is ‘usually’ when your bump will be at its roundest without having dropped.

If for any reason you need or want your session at a different gestation please just let me know.


where to come….

Unless we have arranged otherwise (for an in-home session, for example), please come to my home studio for your session. My studio is a separate, designated room just off our entrance hallway.

My home studio is located at:
6 Barrett Lennard Road
Norfolk NR10 3EQ

Sat Nav directions can take you past my house, so when you turn in to Barrett Lennard Road look for the road-facing house immediately on the right-hand side. You are free to park on the grass verge outside near the post box (please be mindful to leave plenty of space for through traffic, including buses).

We are slowly but surely updating our home from a 1960s chalet bungalow into something a little more modern, so please don’t be alarmed to see any evidence of building works. Don’t panic, your session will not be affected in any way.


Little hands touch this floor, so please remove your shoes at the door.

As my studio (including the floor) is white, I do ask that shoes are removed on entry to the studio to ensure that not only does the floor not become marked but also to keep the area clean for the little hands.

the less boring bit…..


Ok, so now the formalities are out of the way, here’s where we go into detail about what to wear, what to bring and all the other bits of information that will help you prepare for your session.


the prep….

Having a maternity shoot is a luxury – it’s time for you.

To make the most of the experience I recommend you take some time before the session to pamper yourself. Maybe do your nails (or go all out and treat yourself to a manicure!), style your hair and do your make up.

Hair looks beautiful in romantic soft waves, and make up is best in a ‘night out’ more dramatic style as the studio light will soften the look.


natural maternity photo captured by maternity photographer in norwich

what to wear…..

For travel to you session, wear loose fitting clothes that won’t mark or imprint on your skin. Joggers and a jumper style! Try not to wear ‘over the bump’ trousers or jeans as the waist band often leaves a red mark.

Please arrive wearing white underwear….also do a quick check that it fits your new ‘baby boobs’! If you can please avoid thong underwear as they don’t photograph as well from a side angle.


what to bring….

Please bring with you a selection of outfits. An oversized white shirt, a white dress, an white or cream oversized off the shoulder jumper….

I have a couple of outfits here but of ocurse these won’t be suitable for every body type/height so it’s best to bring what fits well on you.

The most important thing about a maternity session is that you feel comfortable in what you are wearing – if you don’t feel comfortable this will show in your images. Nude images are stunning, but they aren’t for everyone – you only show what you are comfortable showing.


maternity photo shoot norwich

during the session….

This is the simple bit!

I will gently guide you in to what I like to call ‘unposed’ poses. Natural, beautiful, connected ways of standing, sitting and interacting with your bump to create my signature relaxed, but oh so beautiful, style.

I won’t ask you to look at the camera very much at all, its just not my style, but when I do it will be because it adds an amazing element to the shot.

after your session…..

So, we’ve finished. I’ve got a camera full of beautiful photos and you’ve probably got a heart full to bursting from seeing your baby curled up so sweetly.

Usually, unless you’ve requested otherwise, I will post a preview image from your session to my social media channels within 48 hours. This is a lovely way for you to share your excitement (or even birth announcement as some clients have done!) but it’s also a really great way for me to share what I do. I’m always so grateful for those families who allow me to share an image from their session.

I’ll start the editing process as soon as possible after your session. I say please allow up to 3 weeks for your online image gallery to be sent to you, but I aim for a 1-2 week turnaround.

Once I’ve edited your images, you will recieve a link to a private online gallery where you can view and download all of your images directly to your own storage. You will be required to settle the outstanding balance of your session before you can download your images.


And that’s it!

I’m always extremely thankful for any reviews you are happy to leave either on Facebook or Google and of course should you wish to order any prints or framing you are more than welcome to do contact me when you’re ready to make these purchases.


so all that’s left to say here is that I’m so looking forward to seeing you and if you have any questions at all then please just pop me an email.

See you soon,