Maternity photos

maternity photos

Despite this being my 4th pregnancy I have never had any pregnancy shots taken. I have done the typical ‘bump in front of a mirror’ selfies a few times, but never anything professional. I knew that this time I wanted some photos taken, to look back on and remember the life growing inside me. This is our last baby, and I won’t get the chance again. I think you forget how big you were and what you looked like with a bump as soon as the baby comes.

maternity photos

I have been an admirer of Jade Nott Photography for a while now, and have swooned over her gorgeous newborn shoots, stunning wedding photos and lifestyle family shoots. So when I was offered the chance to be a ‘maternity guinea pig’ I jumped at the chance.

The photos were taken at a local National Trust woodland area in the early evening, and I couldn’t think of a nicer place to be honest – quiet, peaceful and with a lovely soft light. Jade is lovely, and put me at ease straight away – I always feel a bit self conscious about having my picture taken! I needn’t have worried – Jade was really unobtrusive and so natural. Her ideas for photos were family friendly, easy to achieve with a big bump and not too ‘posed’ – I knew I wanted it to look soft and natural rather than set up.

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I wore clothes I felt comfortable in, and let the children dress themselves in whatever they wanted to – I knew they wouldn’t be comfortable otherwise. Although a lot of the shots were set to look a certain way, I didn’t feel like I was on show, and I am so pleased with the results – especially the family photo. We so very rarely get a picture of all us together, and it’s wonderful to have one where all of us look happy and relaxed.

maternity photos

Overall? It’s definitely something I am glad I did. Maternity photo shoots are often studio based, and although they look stunning, they aren’t really my personal style. I loved the chance to be outside with my family and a photographer who made me feel so at ease and managed to capture the essence of my pregnancy. 

Once the photos were done, we carried on enjoying the National Trust area – the kids kicked a football around, rolled down hills and ran. It was a perfect evening.

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38 Comments

  1. May 5, 2015 / 1:38 pm

    What beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing. #triedandtested

  2. May 5, 2015 / 2:22 pm

    I didn’t have any maternity shots done when I was pregnant with Gwenn but I do think it’s really lovely and really important to get photos of your whole family when you can. It’s not easy when they’re young though, is it?!? We don’t have any of the three of us other than the day Gwenn was born because she is not down with sitting still!! x

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  3. May 5, 2015 / 3:13 pm

    You look amazing, some lovely photos to look back on x

  4. May 5, 2015 / 3:58 pm

    Lovely photos. I didn’t have any taken when I was pregnant, but I didn’t like being pregnant so I doubt the photos would have been glowing.
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  5. May 5, 2015 / 4:31 pm

    How lovely – I have four as well and had some shots done on my third, such a nice memory 🙂 #TriedTested
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  6. May 5, 2015 / 9:49 pm

    Gorgeous photos. I only have a couple of (bad) selfie ones, and one that a friend took with 3 weeks to go – when I really wasn’t looking great or wanting to have a photo taken. It’s a shame because it’s a big point in life and memory, so lovely you were able to get some lovely family and alone with bump shots.
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  7. May 5, 2015 / 10:30 pm

    These photo’s are all simply stunning , i wish i had of done something like this in my pregnancy’s as this will be so nice to look back on in years to come xx
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  8. May 6, 2015 / 11:05 am

    This are gorgeous, absolutely stunning. It would never occur to me to get something like this done as I just felt huge and not like I wanted to be photographed. But wow you, the bump and your family looks fabulous =) what wonderful photos.
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  9. May 9, 2015 / 10:39 pm

    You look gorgeous. I do have one set of bump shots but I do wish I’d done it with each of them. They’re definitely worth investing in.
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week x
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