Janice and her family came into the studio last weekend for a maternity photography session. This is actually the second time I’ve photographed them; the first time was nearly two years ago on Mother’s Day when Naomi was still a newborn baby. How time flies! Now this beautiful family have another one on the way!
We split the session into two; first we captured some natural light shots of Janice on her own. Janice was lit by reflected window light only, set against a homemade light grey/green backdrop. The second half of the session we used some studio lights and brought in Andrew and Naomi for some family photographs.
My favourite photograph of the session was the first one you see here; Naomi playing around Mummy’s dress.
Actually, you may notice that Janice is not exposing her bump in any of the photographs, and this was a conscious decision that we made a number of weeks before the session. You don’t have to expose the bump to get some beautiful photographs of the expectant mother. Think photographs of “beautiful women who are pregnant” rather than photographs of “pregnant women”.
Janice actually writes a blog herself on her family life and thoughts on being a mother. It is well worth a read.
Finally, I would just like to thank Janice and her family again for such a wonderful session and for being so accommodating. The cakes were lovely by the way 🙂