Pregnancy is such an incredible time in a woman’s life and one that most of us only experience a couple of times. Portraits by Sarah’s can help you capture the beauty of your pregnancy. The sessions are enjoyable, relaxed and informal and the perfect opportunity to have a studio tour and discuss your upcoming Newborn Session (if applicable).
Pregnancy sessions are best during 32 to 36 weeks of your term, when bump is showing but before you get too uncomfortable. However it is possible to have a session any time before your baby is due so if you would rather wait until you are on maternity leave that is absolutely fine.
Where will your session take place…
Your newborn session will take place in the comfort of my new studio in the peaceful village of Great Hormead, near Buntingford, Hertfordshire. The studio has been designed with your comfort in mind and there is plenty of secure parking available.
How long will it take?…
That depends! Portraits by Sarah offers two types of Pregnancy Session:
– The Full Pregnancy Session
This session is available to all Mummys to Be and is between 60 & 90 minutes long. It is completely bespoke and tailored to you. It will include various different outfits, wraps, underwear and nude (obviously optional) portraits. There is also an option to have some outdoor images taken towards the end of your session, weather permitting! You will receive a full gallery of at least 15 individually edited images to choose from. There are a selection of packages available to choose from that will suit most budgets and tastes. Session costs £75; Wall Art starts at £145 and Digital packages start at £325.
– The Mini Pregnancy Session
This mini session is exclusively available to Clients booking a Newborn Session with Portraits by Sarah. They are 30 minutes long, fully studio based (ie. no outdoor images) and will include 5 downloadable digital images from your session. The images will also be added to your Newborn USB. The total cost of the session and 5 digital images is £145. Mini pregnancy sessions can only be booked by prior arrangement with Sarah.
What to wear?…
For pregnancy sessions it is really underwear you need to focus on, a dark set, light or nude set and any others that you would like included. I have a gorgeous strapless ivory maternity gown that you are welcome to wear and also open fronted tops – shirts, wraps, cardigans, kimonos with just underwear underneath are very effective. We can also incorporate some tasteful nude images if you are brave enough (a nude thong sometimes works for these as it’s easy to edit out…) obviously this is completely optional and you can decide how you feel on the day.
Studio sessions are normally carried out in bare feet so if you wear nail varnish now is the time to put it on. Hands are also on show so please pay them a little TLC before the session. With regards to hair & make up – play safe and stick with your normal style. Unless you are after a particular look this is probably not the time to experiment with new hairstyles or make up.