This was possibly the shortest maternity location photo shoot in the history of my whole career as not 10 minutes after we arrived at Delta Park, the heavens opened and we had to run to the car. Luckily we got this shot with the balloons, despite the challenge of them blowing around in the building wind. We also got this shot and then it was all over.
The only option was to reschedule the shoot for another day and hope that baby didn’t decide to appear beforehand. Thankfully he stayed put and we managed to reconvene with the same outfits at Delta Park a week or so later and resume the shoot.
With a slightly bigger bump and some sunshine, we got a full maternity shoot in the second time around.
We needn’t have worried about Aidan arriving early as he hung on for an extra 10 days before he finally hatched and we could shoot his newborn portraits.
He was rather a handful to photograph, it took some time for him to settle enough to get some shots of him not crying (the poor guy came out in an all over rash a couple of days after the shoot, so I suspect he wasn’t feeling 100%). But when he was calm, he performed beautifully.
Family portraits are an integral part of my newborn shoots, and often babies are calmer when they are being held, so we got plenty of shots with Mom and Dad too.
I do the majority of my maternity and newborn shoots on location either out and about or in client’s homes. This makes the pictures unique to each of my clients and gives them a personal touch. New parents are often far happier in their own environment too.
Maternity photo shoots should be booked between 32 and 36 weeks and newborn shoots within the first 10 to 14 days of baby’s arrival. Please contact me for more information and date availability.