MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON & SURREY

 

Pregnancy is such a magical time, filled with anticipation and excitement. Those nine months pass so quickly. Before you know it you’re cuddling your gorgeous baby, and your beautiful bump is a distant memory.

My maternity sessions capture this precious time for you. So that you can remember it forever, and show your children just how they looked when they were inside Mummy’s tummy.

LONDON MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER CLARE MURTHY

MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON & SURREY

 

Pregnancy is such a magical time, filled with anticipation and excitement. Those nine months pass so quickly, and before you know it you’re cuddling your gorgeous baby, and your beautiful bump is a distant memory.

My maternity sessions capture this precious time for you, so that you can remember it forever, and show your children just how they looked when they were inside Mummy’s tummy.

NATURAL, RELAXED MATERNITY PORTRAITS​

Surrey Family Photographer Clare Murthy

Welcome! And congratulations on your pregnancy. I’m sure you’ll want to make sure that you choose the best maternity photographer to capture this time for you.

If you’re looking for simple, natural photographs, and you hate the idea of complicated sets or awkward posing, you’re in the right place.

I specialise in creating natural, relaxed photographs. No strange outfits, unnatural poses or showing off more of your bump than you want to. 

If this sounds like what you’re looking for please do get in touch. I’d love to hear from you.

How It Works

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SETTING A DATE

The best time to take maternity photographs is usually between 28 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. 

This is the most flattering time, as your bump is usually nice and round by then, giving you a beautiful profile, with plenty of definition.

I recommend booking your shoot as soon as possible after your 12 or 20 week scan to make sure we can capture this window, as my diary can be full a couple of months ahead.

BEFORE YOUR SESSION

When you book your shoot we’ll arrange a time to speak on the phone so that we can plan a session that’s personal to you.

You can choose a studio, outdoor or at home session, and your partner and older children are welcome to join in too.

At this stage I’ll also share lots of practical tips to help you prepare, from what to bring to what to wear.

A few days before we’ll have a chat on the phone to run through all of the final details, and make sure you feel prepared for a relaxed, enjoyable session.

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YOUR MATERNITY PHOTO SHOOT

The day of your session has arrived!

We’ll usually spend around an hour together, and will capture a lovely variety of photographs.

I’ll give you plenty of guidance on what to do as we move through the session, so you don’t need to worry about feeling awkward. And if you have older children I’ll come prepared with some games up my sleeve to keep them entertained.

VIEWING YOUR PORTRAITS

One to two weeks after your session you’ll see the photographs from your session for the first time, and choose your favourite pictures.

I’ll be on hand to give as much or as little help as you need, and I promise that there’s no pressure or hard sell – that’s just not my style!

Once payment is received, digital images will be delivered within 24 hours and printed items will follow 4-6 weeks later.

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PRICING

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A maternity session at my studio or on location within Surrey or South West London costs £500.

This fee includes:

  • a telephone consultation with me so that we can plan your session, and tailor it to you.
  • preparation emails and telephone calls to help you feel relaxed and prepared for your photo shoot.
  • a 1 hour maternity session.
  • professional editing and retouching of the photographs from your session.
  • Your 10 favourite images provided as high resolution digital files with matching 6″ x 4″ mounted fine art prints.
  • £75 voucher to put towards your newborn session.
 
A £75 deposit is payable at the time of booking your session, and the remaining balance is due once you have selected your photographs. 


Make up with a professional make up artist can also be added to your session for £80 per person.

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

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I know that choosing a photographer can feel daunting, and you want to be sure that you make the best choice for you.

I’m confident that you will love the photographs when you view them after your shoot, but in the unlikely event that you don’t I will refund your deposit in full.

You don’t need to commit to any packages or products until you’ve seen the photographs after your session.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I’m sure you’ll want to make an informed decision about who you choose to photograph your pregnancy and you might have some questions. If you can’t find your question here please send me a message using the form below, and I’d be delighted to answer it for you.

You can book your maternity session any time after your 12 week scan.

The best time to take maternity photographs is usually between 28 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. 

This is the most flattering time, as your bump is usually nice and round by then, giving you a beautiful profile, with plenty of definition.

If you are expecting twins or more it may be better to schedule your session for earlier than this. Please get in touch so that we can discuss the best time for your session.

You can book your maternity session any time after your 12 week scan.

The best time to take maternity photographs is usually between 28 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. 

This is the most flattering time, as your bump is usually nice and round by then, giving you a beautiful profile, with plenty of definition.

If you are expecting twins or more it may be better to schedule your session for earlier than this. Please get in touch so that we can discuss the best time for your session.

We’re all learning how to navigate the ‘new normal’ at the moment, and I completely understand that you may be worried about booking a session and then it not being able to go ahead because of Coronavirus restrictions.

At the moment, during tier 2 restrictions my business is operating as normal. Studio and in home sessions are still going ahead with extra safety precautions in place to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

In this article I’ve explained what will happen if we can’t go ahead because of a lockdown or if someone in your household or my household has symptoms:

What if my photo shoot can’t go ahead because of Coronavirus restrictions? 

I want your photo shoot to be a special and enjoyable experience for you and if you have any other questions please do get in touch.

My studio is in East Molesey which is on the Surrey / London border.

We’re a short walk from Hampton Court train station, which is served by direct trains from Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Wimbledon and Surbiton.

Most families choose to drive, and there’s plenty of free parking outside.

Yes – if you live within Surrey or South West London I can come to your home for the shoot, or meet you in a favourite outdoor location.

I take your privacy very seriously, and will only publish your pictures in my online portfolios with your permission. If you do give permission the pictures are always shared anonymously (I would never share your names.)

I will ask you about this when you book your session, and if you don’t want me to share the pictures from your session you can tell me then.

I take your privacy very seriously, and will only publish your pictures in my online portfolios with your permission. If you do give permission the pictures are always shared anonymously (I would never share your names.)

I will ask you about this when you book your session, and if you don’t want me to share the pictures from your session you can tell me then.

Yes. The maternity package includes high resolution digital files.

You can find the full pricing information here.

Yes. After your session you’re welcome to add extra prints or products to your chosen package.

Please click here to see all of the additional items available.

 

GET IN TOUCH

If you’d like to make a booking or ask a question you can get in touch here. 

I’ll always respond to your message within 24 hours. If you haven’t heard from me during this time there has probably been some kind of technical hitch. Please do get in touch again.