Celebrating Pregnancy with a Studio Photo Shoot in London

pregnancy photo shoot London

Hello, and welcome to my blog! I’m Clare, an experienced maternity and baby photographer based in South West London, near the beautiful Hampton Court Palace.

I specialise in natural, timeless pregnancy photography at my London studio and outdoors. In this blog post, you’ll see some photographs from recent pregnancy photo shoots at my studio and find out more about what to expect when you book a shoot with me.

natural maternity photo shoot at 34 weeks by London maternity photographer Clare Murthy

The Perfect Time for a Pregnancy Photo Shoot

Timing is everything when it comes to maternity photography. The ideal time for your pregnancy photo shoot is between 28 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. During this period, your bump is beautifully round and prominent, and you’re still likely to feel comfortable and energetic. This ensures we capture the radiant glow of your pregnancy in its full glory and allows plenty of time in case your baby makes an earlier than expected appearance.

It’s best to book your shoot right after your 20-week scan to make sure you can secure a date in the 28-36 week window.

stunning pregnancy photography in South West London

How Pregnancy Photo Shoots Work

When you book a pregnancy photo shoot with me, you can expect a professional and enjoyable experience. Here’s what the process looks like:

Preparation: Before the session, you’ll receive preparation emails and a what-to-wear guide to help you feel confident and prepared. I’m also on hand to answer any questions and make sure you feel relaxed and ready for a great shoot.

The Shoot: Depending on which package you choose, your shoot will last between 30 and 90 minutes and take place in my cosy studio. My sessions are relaxed and include plenty of guidance – I’ll show you exactly how to stand and what to do with your hands so that you feel confident throughout the shoot and never have to worry about feeling awkward.

Viewing Your Photos: A week or two after the photo shoot, you’ll be able to view the fully edited photographs from the comfort of your own home and choose which ones to include in your package.

Kingston upon Thames maternity photo shoot

What to Wear for Your Pregnancy Photo Shoot

Choosing the right outfits is key to feeling great during your photo shoot and walking away with stunning photographs afterwards. When you book, I’ll share a what-to-wear guide and mood boards with you. Until then, here are a few tips to help you decide:

  • Form-fitting Clothes Work Best: Outfits that hug your bump are perfect for showing off your beautiful shape.
  • Lingerie: If you’re comfortable, lingerie with an open-buttoned shirt or cardigan can create intimate and stunning images.
  • Colour Palette: Stick to a simple colour palette of one or two colours. Black, white, cream, and denim work beautifully in the studio. Avoid patterns and clothes with words or pictures as they can be distracting and don’t give a timeless finish.


Related Article: The best clothes to wear for maternity photos

what to wear for timeless maternity photos - a shirt over lingerie

Creating a Comfortable and Relaxed Atmosphere

My approach to maternity photography is all about making you feel at ease. I understand that stepping in front of the camera can be a bit daunting, especially during pregnancy. That’s why I strive to create a warm, welcoming environment where you can relax and be yourself. I’ll give you plenty of posing tips, we’ll have fun, and you’ll walk away with beautiful images that truly capture this special time in your life.

pregnancy photo shoot London

Why Choose Me for Your Pregnancy Photo Shoot in London?

With years of experience in maternity photography, I specialise in creating natural, elegant, and timeless photographs, focusing on the genuine emotions and connections that make this time so special. By choosing me, you’re not just booking a photo shoot; you’re investing in photographs that won’t go out of fashion and a photographic legacy that you and your family will cherish for generations.

Pregnancy photoshoot at Clare Murthy Photography's Surrey studio

Things You Don’t Need to Worry About

I want your maternity photo shoot to be a relaxed and enjoyable experience, so here are a few things you don’t need to stress over:

  • Posing: I’ll guide you through natural, flattering poses that highlight your bump and make you feel beautiful.
  • Outfits: I’ll help you choose outfits that work best for the studio setting and your personal style.
  • Camera Shyness: My goal is to make you feel comfortable and at ease, so even if you’re camera shy, I’ll ensure we capture stunning images.

natural, timeless maternity portraits taken in London by Clare Murthy Photography

Book Your Pregnancy Photo Shoot Today

Ready to book your pregnancy photo shoot in London? Contact me today to schedule your session and start planning the perfect shoot to capture this beautiful chapter in your life.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about what to expect from a maternity photo shoot with me. Are you thinking about booking a pregnancy session? Click on the link below to find out more about booking a session at my Hampton Court studio:

Pregnancy Photo Shoot London

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Clare Murthy

I’m a newborn, baby and family photographer working with families from South West London and Surrey. I specialise in timeless, natural photography with no props or unnatural posing. I photograph babies at my studio, and families in beautiful outdoor locations. I'm based on the Surrey / London border, close to Hampton Court.
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