Pregnancy mini photoshoot

pregnancy photography with toddler in prints

What better way to remember the wonder, the love and the excitement, the memories, feelings and emotions of such special time for your family. Mini maternity session is simple and done in a style that resembles YOU!

Capturing the journey of motherhood in a story telling way to give a forever glimpse into the memories you never want to forget.

Photoshoot experience

at home pregnancy photoshoot essex

My approach is very organic so you can ease into those little moments of love and connection and all that happens in between naturally. My role is not to tell you what to do but inspire and guide into the best light. I don’t ask for ‘look at the camera and smile’ type of pictures, I combine family documentary, lifestyle and classic portraiture into one, creating beautiful images that tell the story of your journey into motherhood.

Package information

pregnancy family photoshoot in leigh on sea

Your package [worth £179], which is exclusive to ‘Do it Like A Mother hypnobirthing course’, includes:

A relaxed 30 min. mini photoshoot at your home or on location.

3 fully edited digital images plus 7×5” prints of your chosen 3 images in a presentation box

Extra images are optional and purchased separately at £20 each.

There is an option of combining this package with a NEWBORN session. For more information about newborn photoshoots click here. Please feel free to request my ‘Welcome newborn guide’ when contacting me.

close up baby bump with hands pregnancy photoshoot in essex
“Being a first time mum it was a bit nerve wracking however Petra made us all feel really relaxed, without feeling rushed. I wasn’t keen on being in the photos myself but I am really glad we took Petra’s advice and had some family pictures as they are really special. Petra definitely has a way with children. We feel as though we met as strangers and left as friends xx”

Meet the photographer

Family and newborn photographer in leigh on sea, Essex

Family Photography by petra leigh on sea

Hi! I’m Petra, family, newborn and brand photographer and mum to 3! Motherhood definitely opened my eyes to what is important to capture for families. And although every family is different, supporting them to get the best out of the time with me is really important to me. And this starts with getting to know you and your family which leads to creating meaningful photography for you that is proudly displayed in your home.,

"life is not measured by the numbers of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away." ~ unknown

My own motherhood journey was always the foundation of my offering as a photographer and celebrating the very beginning of this journey into parenthood, is to be treasured now and forever.

Motherhood/-to be is full of unexpected occurrences – beautiful, scary, hectic and peaceful all in one, we find ourselves in different phases and stages we love and then in some that we secretly wish away. Today may seem ordinary and will come and go. Now, close your eyes. Could you imagine a moment you want to hold on to forever? Whatever it is (the movement in your belly, how it feels to rest your hand on your bump and feel the connection to your baby already…)– it is worth preserving and in time sharing with your baby. That’s what photography does the best.

Have a question?

Your package includes 30 min mini photoshoot and 3 fully edited digital images in colour and B/W, as well as 3 standard 7×5″ prints in keepsake box. Additional images are optional to purchase at £20 each.

I’d advise to book your session when you are around 30-37 week of gestation. For multiple pregnancy, please book in your second trimester. 

You can book as soon as you have this information at hand.

We will arrange suitable date and time to book either weekday or Saturday (although I prioritise Saturdays for photoshoots with school age children). 

The shoot can take place in your home or on location in Leigh on Sea and surrounding areas. Small travel surcharge is applicable outside of Southend borough.

If you would like some ideas for shoot locations, I can suggest some stunning locations in our are, depending on your vision for the photos. For in-home session, we can discuss which rooms have the best light to take photos and/or we can capture some in the garden.

My biggest tip in preparing for a photo shoot is to relax. The less pressure you put on yourself, the more likely we are to get natural photos. We can also have a chat over the phone/email to go through any questions and ideas that you have.

It’s so important to be comfortable and yourself, so don’t feel like you have to go and buy new outfits for the occasion. I advise that you think about the colours and how they work with the backgrounds of your chosen location and season. A good and simple rule is to coordinate but not match. Feel free to play around with patterns and layers. Floaty maxi dresses but also tight fitting clothes work so well. Nude bump shots are optional but not necessary. 

I monitor forecasts upto the morning of the photoshoot, if it looks to be wet, we have few options:

Stay in your home, warm and dry.

Or we re-schedule for another date if you prefer outdoor shoot.

Please do not worry if it’s overcast, grey skies produce beautiful soft light which is very flattering and gives us availability of shooting directions.

Your partner and older children are more than welcome to join in the session, even your fury members of the family.

1-2 weeks after your photoshoot, I will send you a link to your online gallery secured with password. Your gallery will be available for 7 days to choose in your own time. You can order via the gallery, I will explain how to in the email attached to it.

Any extra images (above 3 that are included in the package) are charged at £20 each. 

Your final images will be ready 2-3 weeks from date of ordering. They will be edited in colour and B/W and unless specified, your prints will be a combination of both.

I will re-touch your final selected photographs of any blemishes, scratches or spots. I leave everything else as nature intended.

This package is not exchangeable for cash and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. It is non transferable, it is to be used only by couples who attended full hypnobirthing course run by Do it like a mother. 

Have a question about this photoshoot?

If you have any questions that you haven’t found answers to in FAQ above or would like to discus your photoshoot specifically, then I would love to hear from you. Please click here to fill in a form.