DIY pregnancy photos – Maternity photography – Kelly Bond Photography

Photos of your pregnancy

Growing a human is no easy feat. I remember the exhaustion all too well. I am Mum to 3 beautiful kids and had my fair share of difficulties to manage during each of my pregnancies. Nobody can help you carry your child, but a helpful hand for doing some household chores, or surprising you with something chocolate related (or pickled – whatever craving has a hold on you!), can go a long way.

It is not all emotionally and physically challenging though, it is also wonderful. Feeling that first little flutter like bubbles in your tummy, or the tiny flip, or the small little ripple under your skin as you begin to see the movements from the outside. A pregnancy, although feels like it is lasting a lifetime (especially that last month), passes very quickly. Many mums-to-be do not feel their best self during pregnancy, but trust me, there is always a glow. I feel a flutter and an emotional sigh when I think back to being pregnant with my children.

Take photos.

You don’t have to visit a professional photographer to have the full works of a photosession of your pregnancy (but it is something I love to offer pregnant Mums and would love to have you in my Aylesbury studio), but I do encourage you to take photos. See my post about taking your own maternity photos at home here. It will be a beautiful image to share with your child when they ask you the ‘when I was in your tummy’ questions, and they will!

It may not have been the top of your priority list during this lockdown period, but you can still capture some moments now. I worked with a pregnant Mama from Australia about a month ago, which involved a consultation for tips on where to take her photos, where the best light would be, and guiding her through some posing suited to her preferences and level of comfort. It was quite exciting to connect with Oz from my little town in Buckinghamshire, all the way across the pond in England. After images were taken by her husband, the mum-to-be emailed me the images to take up my editing service included in the correspondence shared. I’m thrilled that I was able to help her achieve some precious memories of her bump, and now the little man has arrived, we will also plan to do some newborn images via a video call.

A couple of the images sent by the client, utilising beautiful light and using simple neutral tones:


and the images she received back once edited:


I worked together with another lovely pregnant client also, a little closer to home,  to produce maternity memories via online communication.

Images the client sent to me (a sentimental necklace with the shutters I was keen to use on her balcony from photos of her home during consultation, and great colours in the bedroom):

The images she received back:

If you would like to take up this opportunity to achieve some pregnancy or newborn images guided by a professional photographer who adores creating beautiful memories of incredible chapters of your life (me!), pop me a message. I would absolutely love to hear from you!
My studio is now open and I am back to studio sessions if you feel up to visiting for family photography which can be to welcome a new addition, or just for updating the walls at home.

You have nothing to lose by getting in touch. Message me today.

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