Category Archives: Maternity

Capturing the Magic: London Maternity Photoshoot and the Art of Constant Learning

collection of maternity portraits

As a seasoned maternity photographer in London, I’ve had the privilege of capturing the intimate and beautiful moments of countless expectant mothers over the past decade. Yet, in this dynamic field, one thing remains constant – the art of learning. Last week, on the day of my birthday, I decided to gift myself an experience...

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  • Lisa's Notebook5 February 2024 - 19:04

    These photographs are just STUNNING, you have a wonderful eye and style. I wish I’d had this done when I was pregnant, it would have been a wonderful treat!ReplyCancel

    • Valentina7 February 2024 - 16:34

      Aw thank you! Yes, I hear you, many women regret not having pregnancy photos done. In another life 🙂ReplyCancel

How to Make You Feel Comfortable and Relaxed During Your Maternity Photo Shoot

semi-nude maternity portrait

As your London maternity photographer, my mission is to ensure this magical experience extends beyond the lens. It’s about capturing not just moments but emotions, creating a tapestry of memories for you and your little one. To achieve this, it’s crucial to establish an environment where you can feel comfortable, relaxed, and confident. I understand...

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    Preparing for the Big Day: What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

    pregnant woman packing her birth hospital bag

    As you’ve likely spent the last few months carefully selecting baby gear, stocking up on baby essentials, and lovingly preparing the nursery, there’s one task that may have been hovering on your to-do list—the art of packing your hospital bag. I remember procrastinating a lot on this task. Even pondering the very basics of bag...

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    • Charity5 November 2023 - 20:39

      This is a great list for someone who is preparing to pack a hospital bag. I am sure mamas to be can find this post very helpful and useful! ReplyCancel

    Pregnancy Journal: Capturing Your Journey to Motherhood

    cover of a pregnancy journal

    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

    • Lauren - bournemouthgirl6 October 2023 - 15:18

      If I am ever lucky enough to fall pregnant I would like to keep a pregnancy journal. ReplyCancel

    • Lauren - bournemouthgirl6 October 2023 - 15:19

      If I am every lucky enough to fall pregnant, I would definitely want to document it in a pregnancy journal. 

      Thanks for sharing. ReplyCancel

    Unveiling the Truth: Debunking 5 Myths About Maternity Photography

    graphic for the blog - debunking 5 myths about maternity photography

    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

    • Eleanor19 October 2023 - 10:10

      This is so interesting! This is such a lovely way to commemorate your experience, especially if it’s your first child 🙂 people shouldn’t let common misconceptions put them off xReplyCancel

      • Valentina19 October 2023 - 11:39

        Maternity photos are extra special if it’s the first child, but they are great at any stage!ReplyCancel

    • Fadima Mooneira19 October 2023 - 15:18

      I agree with no.4. You don’t behave to be naked to look beautiful in maternity photos. ReplyCancel

      • Valentina19 October 2023 - 16:09

        Definitely! There are so many lovely photos you can have with fitted dresses and still have the baby bump visible.ReplyCancel

    • Fransic verso20 October 2023 - 01:03

      I agree with you, although it’s tiring and stuff I can see moms always feel good about the journey and ups and downs.ReplyCancel

    Beyond the Snacks: What Pregnancy Cravings Reveal

    pregnancy cravings

    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...

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