Preparing for Your Maternity Session


Are you eagerly awaiting the arrival of your little bundle of joy and considering a maternity session with Lovelight? Congratulations! This is a beautiful and memorable time in your life, and we want to ensure that your maternity session is everything you’ve imagined. At Lovelight, we understand the emotional connection and the importance of preserving these precious memories.


Let’s Talk About Deciding on the Style of Images You Want.

Maternity photography offers a wide range of possibilities, from showcasing your beautiful baby bump to capturing more intimate semi-nude images. It’s all about what resonates with you and the story you want your images to tell. Take some time to think about who you want to share your session with, partners, children and pets are more than welcome to your maternity session.

Our friendly team is here to discuss your vision and guide you every step of the way because we believe that your unique story deserves to be captured and celebrated. We understand that you may feel self-conscious that’s why we make the whole experience relaxed and style the portraits to make you look and feel amazing.


Pregnant women showing her bump, wearing jeans and a grey background

Now, let’s talk about what to bring and wear to your maternity session.

We want you to feel comfortable and radiant, so we recommend bringing a few outfit options that make you feel your best. Certain outfits work best depending on the style of the portraits you want us to capture for you.


Some dresses can often hang from your bump and make it hard to show your lovely shape. Form-fitting tops, dresses and wraps are best to accentuate the shape of your bump.

Time to show off your bump?

An oversized shirt, kamino, sheer dress or jacket are great if you want to show off your bump without being semi-nude. Pairing your partner’s white shirt and your jeans is a great way to reveal your bump.

Wearing matching white or black underwear underneath is a great way to look amazing. We also have some fabrics to use in the images.


Black and white maternity image against a black background


Semi Nude or Nude images

We offer beautifully lit and intimate semi-nude maternity images, great for combining with skin-of-skin newborn photography. we can provide suggestions on how to tastefully pose or drape fabrics, creating elegant and artistic compositions that beautifully capture the miracle of life.

If you would like some semi-nude images, we recommend not to wear any tight-fitting underwear to avoid strap marks on your skin.

Don’t forget about accessories like jewellery or sentimental items that you’d like to incorporate to make your session even more personal and meaningful. And if you’re considering semi-nude images, we can provide suggestions on how to tastefully pose or drape fabrics, creating elegant and artistic compositions that beautifully capture the miracle of life.


During the session

We want you to relax and enjoy the experience. This is a time to celebrate the miracle of life and the beautiful connection between you, your partner, and your growing little one. Trust in our expertise and guidance as we capture these precious moments. We believe that the natural and genuine interactions between you and your loved ones create the most heartfelt images.

Our warm and inviting studio atmosphere will ensure that even the most reluctant family members will enjoy the process, creating a fun and hassle-free session for everyone.


Family sat on couch showing mum's bump all dressed in white and gold looking at each other


Preparing for your maternity session with Lovelight is an opportunity to capture the beauty and joy of pregnancy. Our team is dedicated to creating a safe and comfortable environment for you, ensuring that your unique story is beautifully preserved. By bringing a variety of outfits that make you feel confident and radiant, and approaching the session with a sense of excitement and relaxation, you’ll ensure a memorable and enjoyable experience. We can’t wait to capture these precious memories for you and your growing family, so you can cherish them for a lifetime.


What Happens After Your Shoot?

After capturing precious moments with your family in your Lovelight session, it’s time to take the next step – the Design Consultation.

During the Design Consultation, our friendly and experienced team will be on hand to provide guidance and advice based on your unique preferences and the style of your home. We know that each family is different, and we take pride in understanding and capturing your family’s unique story. Whether you’re looking for a timeless gallery wall or a single eye-catching centrepiece, we’ll work together to find the perfect arrangement for your home.

Design consultations take place 3-4 days after your session allowing us time to carefully curate your images, ensuring that we present you with the very best selection. We’ll showcase the moments that brought laughter, love, and joy during your session, allowing you to relive those cherished memories every time you glance at your portraits.


Father and children in a studio portrait with light tops on and a white wall behind