Maternity Photography {}

 Hi Y'all !
Apparently 2011 was a Baby Boom year! I am not surprised judging by the amount of beautiful newborns that came to the studios of Jo Douet Images.

I have added some new images to my Maternity Portfolio on my Website - go check these gorgeous mum to be's out!

Maternity Photography is definitely getting more popular, I wish I had some lovely ( FLATTERING!!!) Photos taken apart from the usual, standing sideways lifting up my top to show off my ever expanding bump!

My job as a maternity photographer is to make sure you look your best, better than your best!

The best time to photograph a pregnant mama is about 35 - 37 weeks pregnant. At this time your belly is in almost full bloom and you are {usually} feeling  radiant and glowy!
The session is geared at YOUR pace and you have plenty of changes for a rest and a cuppa between shots. 

I will advise you on what to wear to flatter you new ( if temporary) body.  How to pose naturally so you look and feel comfortable. I always suggest to surf the net and look at other maternity images so you have an idea of what you want and what to expect.  Some clients are happy to stand or lie half naked others are not. Its a very personal shoot. Partner and siblings are also very welcome and encouraged.

What to wear for a Maternity Shoot

  • White blouse or large men's shirt
  • Bandeau tops or boob tubes
  • Jeans, pre-pregnancy unbuttoned if you can still get in them ! Don't worry I couldn't! Under the bump maternity jeans are also great.
  •  Long cardigan ( buttoned just under boobs exposing belly 
  • Form fitting vest tops/tank tops/t-shits/vest dresses
  • Simple accessories, jewellery scarfs, pashmina's, wraps

As your lovely belly will be exposed it is important that, for a couple of hours before the shoot you refrain from wearing tight clothing that may leave a mark on your skin.

Props you may want to bring with you { I have some props in my ever growing collection}

  • Baby tape measure
  • Baby blocks
  • Scan Photo
  • Partners & Siblings
  • pet!

I am now offering Maternity & Newborn combo sessions ( 2 separate sessions ) - great value! email me for details or look on website