Nancy’s classic maternity photo session

pregnant mama poses with billowing white silk in maternity photo session

Nancy contacted me in her 2nd trimester to book her maternity photo session. Her goal for the final images was: “Getting sensual pictures of myself, making me feel beautiful, catching loving couple moments, and family moments with our first son.” We met a few times to discuss exactly what she wanted and how we were going to get it. Nancy already had some great ideas on what to wear for her maternity photos, and she had even started buying some cute new pieces to wear to her photo shoot! Planning a maternity photo session is almost the most important part of the whole shoot. It ensures that everyone knows what’s going to happen, what photos we are aiming for and what outfits are going to be worn. Good preparation means that during the maternity photo session everyone can just relax and enjoy the time they have in front of the camera!



Planning the Perfect Picture

It all began with a consultation where we discussed Nancy and her husband’s vision for their maternity photos. She looking for a classic look with a touch of glamour. We explored outfit options, from figure-hugging dresses to flowing fabrics, ensuring each piece complemented the mother-to-be’s radiant figure. 



On The Day of the Maternity Photo Session

The big day for Nancy’s pregnancy photo shoot arrived! She arrived before her family, which allowed her to focus on enjoying the pampering and beauty makeover without any interruption!  She was going for a natural look with her makeup and wanted to start the shoot with her hair down. We began by taking the portraits of Nancy by herself, having lots of fun with streams of billowing silk, fans, wraps and reflectors.

When Nancy’s husband and older son arrived we continued quickly with their family portraits. When little ones are around there’s not a moment to spare because they can tire easily, get hungry or lose interest pretty rapidly!



Treasured Keepsakes

Nancy and her husband were delighted with their portraits from their maternity photo session. Out of respect for their privacy I have kept most of them private but I’m posting a few teasers from the session. Here’s what Nancy had to say about their photos:

The first time I discovered Amber’s work I felt in love with her artistic way of capturing the moments. She has the incredible ability to catch the most glamorous side of each woman. When I became pregnant with my second son, I knew I will contact her to make the maternity shoot. She was able to listen and understand what we were looking for, which was not an easy task. We could not be happier with the result. Amber is not only creative and professional, but what is more important she genuinely cares about making you feel happy and beautiful. The result is incredible: the portraits are real and emotional. Thanks for helping us create and capture these memories!


More than just Photography

This maternity photo session wasn’t just about capturing beautiful images; it was about capturing an emotion, a love story unfolding. It was about creating a tangible memory that would forever evoke the joy, the anticipation, and the sheer wonder of welcoming new life.

So are you looking to have your maternity photos taken? There are moments in our lives that only come around once or twice, maybe more for some people. Capture them for eternity with some gorgeous, elegant and contemporary portraits. Call me to discuss your own maternity photo session!

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Since I wrote this I have moved back to Europe. I’m now based in Founex, Switzerland, located between Geneva and Lausanne. I serve all clients in the area of La Cote and beyond. Among other places this includes Founex, Commugny, Coppet, Celigny, Crans, Nyon. Prangins, Cheserex, Gingins, Trelex, Begnins, Gland, Rolle, Allaman, Aubonne, Chavannes-de-Bogis, Bogis-Bossey, Mies, Tannay, Grand Saconnex, VersoixChambesy, and over the France border into Divonne and the surrounding French towns.

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