If you're here as an expectant mum or proud father-to-be, CONGRATULATIONS!

You are embarking on one of the most amazing experiences in life; be it your first child, or a little brother or sister. It may seem like these times go so slowly and that you’ll remember them forever, but in reality they shoot by in the blink of an eye and memories are so quickly clouded!

I absolutely love creating beautiful images of the beautiful glow of pregnancy, the pride of an expectant Dad and the excitement and love of little brothers- and sisters-to-be. I always feel so lucky to be given the opportunity to share in and capture these special, timeless moments for you to cherish forever.

My Studio

Pregnancy shoots are done at my house, located just outside of Brackley, Northamptonshire. I’ve considered alternative locations, but nothing I’ve found quite beats the welcoming warmth and tranquillity of my own country home in the peaceful village of Helmdon. With under floor heating, soft lighting, calming music, comfortable sofas and bean bags, privacy for changing outfits and a fully stocked kitchen, it’s the perfect place for relaxing mums and dads, and creating beautiful memories at your own pace.

And when a little assistance is needed, my wife is on hand to help out.

We offer two types of photo shoot - Beautiful Bump and Growing Beauty:

“Beautiful bump” photo shoot – from £60
A relaxed photo shoot of the mummy-to-be at 34 to 36 weeks. Partners and up to two siblings are welcome to join her.

Session duration
These sessions tend to take about an hour, depending on the number of different people present, poses, outfits and props involved. Sometimes we’re done sooner, sometimes it takes a bit longer.

Package includes one picture of your choosing delivered as a small print (approx. 9″x6″).

A photo shoot of the mother-to-be, ideally at around 34 – 36 weeks. Partners and up to two siblings are welcome to join the fun. These can take place either in the studio, or at your house.

Shoot duration
These shoots tend to take about an hour, depending on the number of different people present, poses, outfits and props involved. Sometimes we’re done sooner, sometimes it takes a bit longer.

Package includes one picture of your choosing delivered as a small print (approx. 9″x6″)

General

"Beautiful bump" photo shoots should be booked for between 34 - 36 weeks into pregnancy.

I will arrange a convenient time with you about a week or two before the session for a pre-shoot video call (Zoom or WhatsApp if possible), or phone call. The aim is for us to get to know each other a little, find out what you’re expecting and answer any questions you may have.

Studio shoots - For pregnancy shoots, my home studio is generally kept warmer than usual (accompanying adults and children might find it a little on the warm side!). I can play gentle music of your choosing in the background if you like. Water, juice, tea, coffee and biscuits are on hand for adults and children.

Home shoots – Whilst I prefer to use my home studio for these types of shoot, I can bring my photographic equipment (cameras, lenses, tripods, lights, flashes, reflectors, backgrounds and stands), a plug in heater, beanbags, throws, rugs and the accessories and props detailed in the relevant section below. I will need a clear area of approx. 4 meters by 3 meters and a ceiling height of 2.5 meters to set up in; things can be made to work in smaller spaces but the results may not be as special. There is a small surcharge for travel expenses and setup time added to the shoot cost.

Shoot duration

I generally find about an hour is ample to get a set of lovely pictures of you and your bump. Things tend to take longer the more people involved and the more outfits you want to try on, so if we need a little more time then that’s fine. Sometimes we’ll agree that we’ve got all that we need in less time, in which case we’ll finish sooner.

Outfits and props

If you would like, we can discuss what sorts of outfits work well for late pregnancy shoots before you come. I have a selection of gauzes, scarves and throws.  

Preferred styles

If you’ve a particular photo style you like, or there are photos that you’ve seen on my website or elsewhere that you’d like to use as inspiration, send me examples through and I’ll see what I can do.

Photos sessions with siblings

If you are intending to bring siblings along for the fun, I can comfortably work with up to two in the studio.

I respectfully ask you to help children understand the need for a calm room and to follow my direction during the shoot.

What if it’s just not working

There’s no pressure on the day, I'm relaxed and things can take their time; I’ll keep trying to get the shots you want. If you’re not comfortable, or things really aren’t working out, we will discuss stopping the shoot and trying again another day. No extra charge is made for a postponement.

If you’re trying for a second time and things still aren’t going to plan, we can discuss rescheduling again for a £15 admin fee.

If you decide you’d rather not try again, I can either refund you half the cost of the shoot, or you can choose to have the full cost kept as credit by BrightRise photography to use against another type of portrait shoot at a later date.

General

Newborn photo shoots should be booked for between two and six weeks after birth, the closer to two weeks’ old, the better. To get really cute, relaxed, natural pictures, babies of around 2-3 weeks are the most sleepy and poseable.

I will arrange a convenient time with you about a week or two before the session for a pre-shoot video call (Zoom or WhatsApp if possible), or phone call. The aim is for us to get to know each other a little, find out what you’re expecting and answer any questions you may have.

Studio shoots - For newborn and baby shoots, the studio is kept much warmer than usual (adults might find it a little on the hot side). I will have gentle background sounds playing – either white noise or water gurgling, but these can be changed for gentle music of your choosing or silence. Water, juice, tea, coffee and biscuits are on hand for adults and siblings; you’ll need to bring along what baby needs.

Home shoots – Whilst I prefer to use my studio for these types of shoot, I can bring my photographic equipment (cameras, lenses, tripods, lights, flashes, reflectors, backgrounds and stands), a plug in heater, beanbags, throws, rugs and the accessories and props detailed in the relevant section below. I will need a clear area of approx. 4 meters by 3 meters and a ceiling height of 2.5 meters to set up in; things can be made to work in smaller spaces but the results may not be as special. Travel expenses may be added to the shoot cost.

Shoot duration

I generally find about one and a half hours is ample to get a set of lovely pictures of your little one. We will almost certainly need to pause for feeds, snuggles and nappy changes and that’s part of the fun. If we need a little longer on the day, that’s fine. Equally, if your baby is a superstar and we’ve got everything planned in less time, we may decide to finish earlier.

Outfits and props

If you would like, we can discuss what sorts of outfits work well for late pregnancy shoots before you come. We have a selection of gauzes, scarves and throws.  

Preferred styles

If you’ve a particular photo style you like, or there are photos that you’ve seen on my website or elsewhere that you’d like to use as inspiration, send me examples through and I’ll see what I can do.

Photos sessions with siblings

If you are intending to bring siblings along for the fun, I can comfortably work with up to three in the studio.

I respectfully ask you to help children understand the need for a calm room and to follow my direction during the shoot. If the shoot needs to stop due to excessive interruption or behaviour not acceptable in a photo studio, I will unfortunately need to ask you to reschedule as a parent-only shoot.

What if it’s just not working

There’s no pressure on the day, I'm relaxed and things can take their time; I’ll keep trying to get the shots you want. If you’re not comfortable, or things really aren’t working out, we will discuss stopping the shoot and trying again another day. No extra charge is made for a postponement.

If you’re trying for a second time and things still aren’t going to plan, we can discuss rescheduling again for a £15 admin fee.

If you decide you’d rather not try again, I can either refund you half the cost of the shoot, or you can choose to have the full cost kept as credit by BrightRise photography to use against another type of portrait shoot at a later date.

“Beautiful bump to baby” package
Three separate photo shoots – a “big bump” shoot (at 34 – 36 weeks’ pregnant) and a new born shoot (2 to 4 weeks after the birth) and one at around 6 months’ old. Partners and up to three siblings are welcome to join the fun. These can take place either in the studio, or at your house.

Shoot duration
The late-term and 6 month shoots tend to take about an hour each, the new born shoot about 1 and a half hours. Sometimes things take a little longer, sometimes we’re done a little quicker.

Package Includes one picture of your choosing from each session delivered as a small print (approx. 9″ x 6″).

“Growing bump-to-baby” package

A lovely way to record the changes for Mum and baby throughout her pregnancy and up to just after baby’s birth.

Consists of 7 separate photo shoots – monthly shoots from 3 to 7 months, a “big bump” shoot (at 36 – 38 weeks’ pregnant) and a new born shoot (2 to 4 weeks after the birth). Partners are welcome to join mum at all sessions, up to three siblings are welcome to join the late-term pregnancy and new born shoots. These can take place either in the studio, or at your house.

Shoot duration
The 5 monthly studio sessions (months 3 – 7) tend to take about half an hour each, the “big bump” shoot about an hour and the new born shoot about 1 and a half hours. Sometimes things take a little longer, sometimes we’re done a little quicker.

Package Includes one picture of your choosing from each session delivered as a small print (approx. 9″ x 6″). 

General

The monthly pregnancy shoots should be booked as close to one month apart as possible to capture mum’s progress as baby grows. Generally I prefer to use my studio for these shoots due to their shorter duration, but this can be discussed. I find the best results from these sessions are obtained by using the same location, outfits and poses at each shoot to really emphasise the changes during pregnancy.

I will arrange a convenient time with you about a week or two before the first session for a pre-shoot video call (Zoom or WhatsApp if possible), or phone call. The aim is for us to get to know each other a little, find out what you’re expecting and answer any questions you may have.

Studio shoots - I can play gentle music of your choosing in the background if you like. Water, juice, tea, coffee and biscuits are on hand for adults and children.

Shoot duration

I generally find about half an an hour is ample to get a set of lovely pictures of you and your growing bump. Things tend to take longer the more people involved and the more outfits you want to try on, so if we need a little more time then that’s fine. Sometimes we’ll agree that we’ve got all that we need in less time, in which case we’ll finish sooner.

Outfits and props

If you would like, I can discuss with you what sorts of outfits work well for late pregnancy shoots before you come. An outfit that can grow with you during your entire pregnancy, or can be made to move to accommodate your growing bump is ideal. I have a selection of gauzes, scarves and throws.  

Preferred styles

If you’ve a particular photo style you like, or there are photos that you’ve seen on our website or elsewhere that you’d like to use as inspiration, send me examples through and I’ll see what I can do.

Photos sessions with siblings

I respectfully ask that siblings are not present for the 5 monthly shoots.

What if it’s just not working

There’s no pressure on the day, I'm relaxed and things can take their time; I’ll keep trying to get the shots you want. If you’re not comfortable, or things really aren’t working out, we will discuss stopping the shoot and trying again another day. Due to the need to capture progress through your pregnancy at specific intervals, we will need to try again within 7 days of the original date. No extra charge is made for a postponement.

If you decide you’d rather not try again, I can either refund you half the cost of the remaining shoots, or you can choose to have the full cost kept as credit by BrightRise photography to use against another type of portrait shoot at a later date.

General

"Beautiful bump" photo shoots should be booked for between 34 - 36 weeks into pregnancy.

I will arrange a convenient time with you about a week or two before the session for a pre-shoot video call (Zoom or WhatsApp if possible), or phone call. The aim is for us to get to know each other a little, find out what you’re expecting and answer any questions you may have.

Studio shoots - For pregnancy shoots, the studio is generally kept warmer than usual (accompanying adults and children might find it a little on the warm side!). I can play gentle music of your choosing in the background if you like. Water, juice, tea, coffee and biscuits are on hand for adults and children.

Home shoots – Whilst I prefer to use my studio for these types of shoot, I can bring my photographic equipment (cameras, lenses, tripods, lights, flashes, reflectors, backgrounds and stands), a plug in heater, beanbags, throws, rugs and the accessories and props detailed in the relevant section below. I will need a clear area of approx. 4 meters by 3 meters and a ceiling height of 2.5 meters to set up in; things can be made to work in smaller spaces but the results may not be as special. Travel expenses may be added to the shoot cost.

Shoot duration

I generally find about an hour is ample to get a set of lovely pictures of you and your bump. Things tend to take longer the more people involved and the more outfits you want to try on, so if we need a little more time then that’s fine. Sometimes we’ll agree that we’ve got all that we need in less time, in which case we’ll finish sooner.

Outfits and props

If you would like, we can discuss what sorts of outfits work well for late pregnancy shoots before you come. I have a selection of gauzes, scarves and throws.  

Preferred styles

If you’ve a particular photo style you like, or there are photos that you’ve seen on my website or elsewhere that you’d like to use as inspiration, send me examples through and I’ll see what I can do.

Photos sessions with siblings

If you are intending to bring siblings along for the fun, I can comfortably work with up to three in the studio.

I respectfully ask you to help children understand the need for a calm room and to follow my direction during the shoot. If the shoot needs to stop due to excessive interruption or behaviour not acceptable in a photo studio, I will unfortunately need to ask you to reschedule as a parent-only shoot.

What if it’s just not working

There’s no pressure on the day, I'm relaxed and things can take their time; I’ll keep trying to get the shots you want. If you’re not comfortable, or things really aren’t working out, we will discuss stopping the shoot and trying again another day. No extra charge is made for a postponement.

If you’re trying for a second time and things still aren’t going to plan, we can discuss rescheduling again for a £15 admin fee.

If you decide you’d rather not try again, I can either refund you half the cost of the shoot, or you can choose to have the full cost kept as credit by BrightRise photography to use against another type of portrait shoot at a later date.

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