First Summer sunset maternity beach session of the new year! I forget how much I love beach sessions until I’m actually there photographing a session. Of course my scheduled beach dates always seem to have some rain during the day leaving us to wonder should we postpone for a better day, but it usually turns out beautiful for a late evening session and this shoot was no exception.
I like to start my beach sessions about 30 minutes to sunset. The sun is still quite high in the sky at this time giving off a nice natural light, but as the sun goes down, the lighting changes very fast becoming very warm and glowy. I always take the opportunity for a kiss shot right at sunset because everyone loves that right?
I do think personally, my most favourite light is right after sunset. The light is very soft and dreamy and no matter which direction you point the camera, everything looks just wonderful. Like the sun setting, this light also does not last long. I have to think and work fast with beach sessions, it keeps me on my toes 🙂
This was a bit of a double session, my maternity clients were visiting from over east and were staying with their very special friends so it was a great opportunity to capture them all together at one of Perth’s most beautiful beaches in Floreat.
I had the pleasure to meet this young couples newborn baby yesterday and she was an absolute DREAM to photograph! Not to forget to mention she was utterly gorgeous too!
This maternity session was held early in the morning at one of my favourite spots around Ellenbrook. Not many of my clients choose the morning time slot but I must say, it happens to be my favourite time of the day (not too long after the sun rises). It’s so peaceful and very quiet, with only the odd jogger or dog walker present, and you can still get some gorgeous backlit images just like the evening sessions.
These morning sessions are ideal for those with young children who like to get up at the crack of dawn, or early risers who need to get on with their day. Please do consider an early morning location session when thinking about booking your session. You can always go back to bed once its all done :))
This is the second time I have seen this lovely young couple, the first time was when Miss 2 was still inside Mums tum! This cutie ran the show for a good chunk of this maternity session, jumping in and out whenever she felt like it and it was just perfect. Sessions sure are a bit different when a toddler is involved, and while they can make it that little more challenging, they also can help make the most gorgeous images. We took our time and got some key family poses first while Miss 2 was in the mood which allowed us to then focus on some beautiful solo Mum shots.
This couple was such fun to photograph while they were visiting Perth for their baby moon. They were here for just 3 days and wanted an outdoor location session in a beautiful natural environment. At only 24 weeks pregnant, this first time Mum to be looked absolutely lovely during her Short & Sweet location maternity session. Shot in Ellenbrook before the sun set down for the evening.
This cute little Miss 2 didn’t really want anything to do with Mums maternity session. Or me :), and I didn’t think we would be able to get her into any of the shots. After a little bit of play (and trickery) she came around a little more and we managed to get some great natural unposed images. I just love these photos of Mum and Daughter together. Sometimes the best shots are the unplanned ones.
Working with toddlers can be really difficult at times, this particular age group is one of the hardest to work with (you should see my family photography images involving toddlers! :))) The trick is to firstly stay calm (parents and photographers) and just work with their mood and personality. Some come in all eager and ready to go, then drop without any notice leaving you with a toddler giving you nothing more than red faced tantrum images. While others start off shy, then towards the end of the session are really getting quite into it and are not ready to go home. I never force a toddler to get into pictures, and quite often if you ignore them and continue taking photos of the rest of the family, they naturally feel a little left out and end up wanting to join in anyway.
Stunning Mum to be in the studio at 37 weeks wearing a couple of new dresses I provide from my studio wardrobe. I love to be able to provide my clients something new to wear when they come visit me for a maternity session.
Within an hour session, we can usually manage 4 outfit changes which provides plenty of variety in a full photo gallery. A 30 minute short and sweet session can fit in 2 clothing changes.
Both sessions can be photographed on the white backgrounds for my bright and airy look and we will then usually finish off a few shots on the black background for a more dark and moody feel.
Whichever look you prefer, let me know ahead of time so I can best plan your session to your liking.
This beautiful Mumma chose to have professional hair and makeup done before her session. If this is something you would like to consider for yourself, let me know before you book your session and I can organise this for you.
Beautiful couple expecting their first baby in just a few weeks! These lovely first time parents to be couldn’t make up their mind whether they wanted a studio or location setting for their maternity session. So we just did both! 🙂
There is something so calm, beautiful and elegant about studio maternity photography sessions. The anticipation of baby arriving is a very exciting time for new couples who are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their new little baby. It is such a beautiful, magical moment in life and is too special to pass by without capturing a few precious moments before the hustle and bustle of life after baby.
This beautiful young expectant Mum was amazing in the studio! Little baby arrived 3 weeks early so it was so lucky we got this session done just a little over a week before he made his entrance into the world 🙂
I met this lovely couple before young Mister M was born for their first studio maternity session. Then I had the pleasure of meeting Mister M as a tiny 10 day old newborn. Now just a little over one year later, his little baby brother is set to make his entrance into the world. The couple was looking for something different this time around, foregoing the studio session for a combined maternity and family photo session. It was probably for the best because this little fellow was just so active, he didn’t walk, he ran! And I loved every second of chasing his happy little self. He provided me plenty of gorgeous photo opportunities, what a cutie! Now I am looking forward to meeting his baby brother due very soon.
I prefer to do all my outdoor location sessions either first thing in the morning, or later in the evening when the sun is not so high in the sky. This provides beautiful lighting conditions. As summer approaches the sun will be setting much later in the day and is quite often right before little ones bed time. I understand a lot of small children can get a little grumpy at this time as well. Usually however, the excitement of going somewhere away from home tends to make them forget all their troubles and they get that second burst of energy. But for all you early morning risers, a morning session is perfect when young ones are feeling fresh and eager to start the day.
Up until the end of November 2018 I am offering Holiday Mini Sessions. These are 20 to 30 minute location sessions for $175 including 20 to 30 plus high resolution digital images available by digital download. See my pricing page here for more details. https://lindahewellphotography.com.au/newborn-photography-prices/
Maternity sessions are just so lovely to shoot. I am a Perth maternity photographer who LOVES what I do. Theres something so calm and beautiful about maternity sessions. I love meeting new expecting parents to be, and sharing in their excitement over the impending arrival of their newborn baby.
My sessions are all very relaxed and unlike traditional portraiture, a good portion of my shots involves focusing on the growing baby bump. Most ,maternity clients come to see me between 32 and 36 weeks. This is a great time for photos as the belly is not so huge and the Mummy-to-be is still feeling fabulous and mobile.
I adore the simplicity of my maternity studio sessions and these images are a perfect compliment for the newborn images taken when my clients return with their new little addition.
This maternity session was extra special for me as not only did the couple bring in their utterly sweet, excitable and friendly dog in to be included in some of the shots, but they also were long time clients from my old studio from many, many years ago, Creative Looks Portrait Photography in Wembley! They haven’t changed one bit! Well done you two 🙂
Please visit my pricing page at https://lindahewellphotography.com.au/newborn-photography-prices/ to view my full range of sessions.
I absolutely love location maternity photography. Meet this beautiful young couple expecting their first baby. Pregnancy is such an exciting time and what better way to capture this moment with a relaxed professional photography session. We took the opportunity to get outside in beautiful Perth and do a location session in Ellenbrook.
I just adore these natural photo shoots in the great outdoors. I do all my location sessions in the hour before sunset as this results in gorgeous backlit shots which adds pretty speckles of light throughout the images. Something you just don’t get inside a studio. My location maternity clients wear their own clothing for these shoots. This means that there a no clothing changes involved like my more private indoor sessions. But it doesn’t matter at all because a wander around the park allowed us to get a variety of backdrops and a good full selection of maternity photos for my clients gallery.
These location sessions are ideal if you are wanting a more natural feel to your photographs. It is especially good if there will be younger children present, because what child does not enjoy a family trip to the park! :).
Location maternity sessions start at $295 and includes a full gallery download of all the edited high resolution digital images. All my sessions are “all inclusive” which means you receive all images seen in your gallery so theres no need to pick and choose which images you love the most. For more pricing information, please see my pricing page at http://lindahewellphotography.com.au/pricing/