Category Archives: Maternity

Pregnancy Journal: Capturing Your Journey to Motherhood

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Pregnancy is an incredible journey, a rollercoaster of emotions, and it’s amazing how those 9 months, which might seem long at first, pass in the blink of an eye. I should know—I’ve been on this wonderful adventure with pregnant women and new moms for over a decade now, and one thing they all tell me...

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  • Kelly Diane14 September 2023 - 08:33

    Funnily enough I’ve been looking for a pregnancy journal to document this incredible journey I’m on so this post has come at the perfect time. ReplyCancel

    • Valentina14 September 2023 - 10:02

      Amazing! I hope you enjoy it and find it useful. Also any suggestion is welcome too.
      All the best with your pregnancy!ReplyCancel

  • Rosie15 September 2023 - 17:18

    Lovely! A pregnancy journal is priceless! A great way to commemorate an important and momentous moment of a woman’s life. Thank you for making this available.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa's Notebook18 September 2023 - 16:15

    Ah, I feel quite sad, I didn’t do any of this when I was pregnant, and it’s such a lovely idea! Thank you for sharing, Valentina, it’s definitely something I’ll be recommending to any pregnant friends.ReplyCancel

    • Valentina18 September 2023 - 16:49

      I know! It was the same for me and I regret not having more memories of my pregnancy. That’s why I created this and I hope I can inspire mums-to-be to keep a journal.ReplyCancel

  • Corinne19 September 2023 - 17:23

    I would have loved this! I kind of journaled in my blog during my pregnancy and it was great to document it all.
    Corinne x

    • Valentina20 September 2023 - 10:18

      Well, if you blogged about it, you have still some memories. Well done! ReplyCancel

  • Rachel | Crossbow Crafts20 September 2023 - 17:46

    This is a wonderful idea! To have something to look at and remember your pregnancy journey and something to show and tell your children when they grow older, especially for first-time moms out there.


  • Charity24 September 2023 - 13:15

    This is such a great idea for pregnant mamas out there to document their journey! Thanks so much for sharing! ReplyCancel

Unveiling the Truth: Debunking 5 Myths About Maternity Photography

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Becoming a mother is one of life’s most beautiful journeys for a woman. It’s a time filled with anticipation, joy, changes and surely fears and challenges. Gosh, you have so many questions popping into your head: What vitamins should I take? How do I stay fit? Which antenatal class should I book and what can...

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  • Unique places29 August 2023 - 14:00

    Nice blogReplyCancel

  • Raji13 September 2023 - 01:32

    Great post!ReplyCancel

  • Karalee21 September 2023 - 09:30

    This was an interesting post to read on debunking the myths! I never did a maternity photoshoot when I was pregnant with my daughter, but you do sound like a wonderful photographer. It’s great that you make the expectant moms comfortable, and you are upfront about your prices.ReplyCancel

    • Valentina22 September 2023 - 12:35

      Thank you. I’ve been there so I know a mum can feel awkward. I hope you have a t least some kind of memories on your phone!ReplyCancel

Beyond the Snacks: What Pregnancy Cravings Reveal

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One of the strangest things about being pregnant has got to be the cravings. We’ve all heard crazy stories about women eating coal or sponges – but thankful these types of cravings aren’t too common. Studies show that 50-90% of pregnant women experience cravings for specific foods and these are usually high-sugar and high-fat foods,...

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  • Corinne31 May 2023 - 22:03

    I craved coke and cheesy things as they were the things that helped with the sickness! ReplyCancel

    • admin1 June 2023 - 14:10

      I know that soda can ease digestion and I once read coke helps with stomach blockage. Didn’t know it helps with sickness. thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Molly | Transatlantic Notes2 June 2023 - 14:31

    For those who have experienced pregnancy, this must have been quite an interesting (and sometimes unusual) experience. It’s definitely fun to think about what the cravings could mean because there has to be something specific to it even though scientific research maybe hasn’t quite caught up with this. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • admin2 June 2023 - 16:22

      Yeah, definitely a unique experience as no other! I believe that when we crave something (pregnant or not, but especially during pregnancy) is a response to our body lacking something else 😉 ReplyCancel

  • Raji5 June 2023 - 21:12

    Thanks for sharing, this was an interesting read!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa's Notebook6 June 2023 - 11:14

    I had a craving for milk and bacon – so I drank a pint of milk and ate a chicken and bacon sandwich for lunch every day for about 6 months! And yes, my daughter loves milk and bacon sandwiches now too 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Valentina8 June 2023 - 14:29

      Oh wow! Bacon sandwich every day for 6  months? Not sure I could do it for more than a week. I guess pregnancy makes us doing strange things 😉 Thanks for reading and sharing your experience Lisa.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren5 July 2023 - 17:33

    I haven’t had a baby yet, but I am sure many parents will probably be able to relate to this post. Thank you for sharing. 

    Lauren – bournemouthgirlReplyCancel

  • Lauren5 July 2023 - 17:34

    I haven’t had a baby yet, but I am sure many people will be able to relate to this post. Thank you for sharing. ReplyCancel

    • Valentina7 July 2023 - 15:11

      Some women have cravings, others don’t. Some have very weird cravings haha Thanks for stopping by LaurenReplyCancel

What to Wear for Your Maternity Photos

Tips and advice on what to wear during your Maternity photoshoot This is surely the most asked question after you have booked your maternity session. What should I wear for the maternity photos? What should I bring? So let me start by saying that clothing is super important and planning what you want to wear...

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    Every Pregnant Woman Should Feel Beautiful!

    demi moore style pregnancy photo: gorgeous pregnant mum. black and white photo

    This is the title used in a little article in Closer magazine this week. An article that featured one of my images! Yes, you heard it right. And wait . . . there is more! The same image also made it to the front cover! Of course, this was a big win for me but...

    Empowered Birthing Mother Summit

    I’m very excited to be part of the Empowered Birthing Mother Summit! Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th November 2020, 10am-3pm An International Panel of Pregnancy Experts Appearing Live on Facebook 8 Talks, Classes and Presentations Raising Money for the Doula Access Fund Pregnancy, childbirth and new motherhood is a time of immense transformation at every...

    3 Women to know if you are Pregnant in SW London


    It feels like ages ago when I was pregnant, and actually thinking about it was 7 years ago! Wow, how time flies! I remember those days 🙂 I was lucky enough to have quite a nice and easy pregnancy, but I felt a bit alone. Until I started the antenatal classes I didn’t even know...

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      London Outdoor Maternity Photographer – A shoot in Clapham Common


      I have been a baby photographer and worked with lots of families in London for over 6 years now. I love working as a photographer in London as I can meet so many people from different cultures and backgrounds. But love and family is the one thing that groups them all! Being a London maternity...

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