Maternity Photoshoot

Before your baby makes an entrance into the world, take some time out for a maternity photoshoot so you have beautiful photographs of this chapter of your family’s story.

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A maternity photoshoot is a wonderful way to record all that is amazing about pregnancy, and the incredible things your body is doing to grow and nurture this new life.

Timing is everything with this session! We want optimum bump shape, but not too close to your due date in case the baby arrives early.

I recommend booking your maternity photoshoot after your 20-week scan, so we can plan a session for somewhere between 24 and 35 weeks.

The £95 photoshoot session booking fee is payable when you book and secures your date & time in my diary. It does not include any product or digital files.

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Every bump photo shoot takes place at my studio at Parndon Mill, Harlow, Essex.

This out-of-town riverside location has plenty of free parking, and the odd sheep or duck.

I operate on a by appointment basis to ensure that each Mum to have the time they need with me. Please allow an hour for your photoshoot, and you are welcome to include your partner and any other children if you want to.

Check out the questions section below for more tips on what to wear for your maternity photoshoot.



Sue has taken all of my family photos from the pregnancy of my first son all the way through to post pregnancy with my second son. All of our photos are amazing and the range of photos taken is great. Would highly recommend Sue Kennedy.



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Sue was very welcoming. Her studio is comfortable and the location is superb. Sue made us both feel at ease during the whole shoot and it was great to see a true professional in action.  



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Can I bring my partner to the bump photoshoot?

Yes, of course.

Can I bring my other children?

Yes of course. Love a photo of them kissing the bump or pretending their tummy is bigger 🙂

What should I wear for my maternity photoshoot?

If you’re wondering what outfits to wear for your bump photoshoot. then Pinterest is a great source, search for a term like ‘Maternity Photography Outfits‘. 

You probably already have plenty of options in your new maternity wardrobe. From casual jeans & a white shirt to bump revealing dresses.

For more info check out this inspiration guide.

Can I include my scan photo in some of the photographs?

Yes please do, a printed copy works better.

Do I need to get undressed?

No. You can reveal as much or as little skin as you wish. Options include a bodycon dress, as this reveals your bump, or a white shirt which can be unbuttoned to reveal the bump or left closed.

I do have a beautiful long black gown that can reveal the bump or be swept over the bump.

Another option is a beach cover-up, as these tend to be made of light material, which creates a beautiful silhouette style photograph.


Are Pregnancy Photos Worth it?

Pregnancy photos can be a marmite subject. Some want them, and others not so much.

Listen to my podcast episode on this very subject here, or read the transcript, which I hope will guide you on what’s best for you.

Your Photographer

🧡 Hello, I’m Sue, a photographer who captures the milestone moments of your growing baby WITHOUT adding to new parents’ stress.

Here’s my thinking, booking a portrait experience is an investment of time, money, and energy, and I also believe you should print the photos that you love. Someone once said to me “digitals are temporary, prints are generational.” I offer both options and would encourage you to make use of your print credit in your gallery store to achieve this.

I created my podcast Photographs in a Shoebox to inspire you to preserve your memories in print, and share ideas on how to do that. You can listen here.

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