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Maternity Photographer Oxshott Surrey

For this maternity photoshoot I travelled to the very pretty and leafy suburb of Oxshott in Surrey. These portraits go back to my initial love of photography. The reason I started taking pictures was to create classic black & white portraits. I have never fallen out of love with this style of image.

I’ve chosen one shot from our photoshoot for this blog post. With a pure silk wrap and my wind machine. This maternity portrait is simple and yet effective. There is nothing more needed to capture the beauty of pregnancy.

Maternity Portraits – a celebration of motherhood

Maternity portraits are a celebration of becoming a mother. Recently I have absolutely loved looking at the iconic portraits of Rhianna and how she has embraced her pregnant shape. Isn’t it wonderful to see!  Photographed for Vogue by none other than Annie Leibovitz. Bringing back powerful memories of Demi Moore in the 90’s on the cover of Vanity Fair. Also photographed by AL of course. This was the shot that broke the mould! That created a stir and gave women the confidence to celebrate their pregnancies. It was never intended to be the cover. I love how AL talks about that moment in her book Annie Leibovitz At Work. If you haven’t read it yet I highly recommend checking it out.

Working as a maternity photographer and of course also as a newborn, baby and family photographer there is always a certain level of intimacy to my photoshoots. I like to travel to the homes of the families I photograph. Not only does this help to create a relaxed atmosphere for the photoshoot. It also provides privacy & comfort for these portraits. Not to mention taking the need to travel across London away from the new or expectant parents. I’ve always wanted to help as much as possible to make the experience as stress free as possible in that respect. My aim as soon as I enter the home is to put everyone at ease. I hopefully succeed most of the time!

I’ve always looked at maternity portraits as creating a wonderful record for the mother and her children. To celebrate everything that she did to bring her children into the world.

Maternity Photoshoot Booking

For maternity photoshoots I recommend booking as soon as possible after your second scan. You can contact me with your details via my booking page

Maternity & newborn photography packages are also available and a wonderful way to create a lasting record of the moments before your baby arrives and the first weeks following the birth.

Thank you for taking the time to view my blog today, I hope to meet you soon!

Elle x


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