What would you say really
makes a maternity shoot
The light. I love showcasing the natural beauty of a
pregnant women. Most women tend to feel a bit drab
and tired towards the end of pregnancy, so I always try
to work with the best possible light, which allows me
to highlight the curves and illustrate just how amazing
they look to the world.
How do you get the person
or baby that is in front of the
camera onto the film, chip
or paper in just the way you
By just being myself, and letting them be themselves.
For many people, being in front of a camera can feel
really intimidating. Even babies can feel the nerves
in the room. If the parents are relaxed then both
baby and children tend to be relaxed. With new-born
photography, I like to take my clients through basic
posing safety as we go and with older children I tend
to kick into mom-mode. That way it’s easy to make
them laugh and smile and capture those candid
moments that reflect their true personalities.
What do you feel might be
the most difficult thing about
Photography, like art, is subjective. So, I think
it’s important to stay true to who you are as a
photographer and artist and not be swayed by popular
belief. I think if you produce work that captures your
client’s emotions and special moments, as well as
reflects your style consistently, then your business will
succeed. Managing editing time is what I find most
difficult and I think it’s so important to maintain a
balanced work vs. family life, in order to avoid burnout.
With freedom, comes expression.