Anyone who knows me well will know how much I love the sea! It's such a powerful force and ever-changing, providing the perfect backdrop to this maternity session.
I met Chloe on a rather cool evening in early spring (when our beautiful seas are at their coldest!!) at Bovisand Beach in south Devon. The tide was low, offering a good stretch of the sandy shoreline for photos. The day had been scattered with showers (with one big hail shower just before we met!) but Chloe was undeterred and the clouds parted to give us a little glimpse of the sun, at golden hour, just before it set.
Chloe is incredibly creative (and also an amazing makeup artist!) She chose her own clothing for the shoot which worked so well! Maternity sessions don't have to show lots of skin but I love the pairing of a bandeau top with a long flowing skirt/kimono to really show off your bump. Bringing an outfit change along to the session is always a great idea and brings variety to the photos we capture. Many mothers I've spoken to have regretted not having had photos during their pregnancy (myself included!) so whether you book me or another photographer, or ask a friend to take some photos, don't miss capturing this special time!
When is the best time for maternity photos? As a general rule of thumb, between 28 and 36 weeks is a good time to have maternity photos. However, I'd say the best time is when you're feeling good and are still comfortable.
Getting in the sea during a maternity shoot with me isn't compulsory! And partners and children are welcome to join the shoot too.
The human body really is incredible - I know, the stretch marks and exhaustion aren't much fun however, before you know it, your baby is here and life changes in an instant. So why not celebrate how awesome your body is and remember it with some beautiful photos?
If you're interested in a maternity session with me, please get in touch.
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