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Lissa & Dave’s Location Maternity: Sneak Peek

July 9, 2013

I had great fun with ‘glowing’ Lissa and her family on their recent Bump shoot. Because of the beautiful late afternoon light, warmth and their little girl being involved, we opted for a location session. This is much more relaxed and follows the ‘Lifestyle photography’ feel, instead of the intimate studio bump sessions that I’ve done before.

Nikki Waterlow Photography: Maternity

Lissa has always felt that she’s not very photogenic and at this late stage in her pregnancy she naturally felt at her most heaviest and unattractive; a very common feeling among pregnant women. However, she looked beautiful and  I am so pleased that she opted to capture this stage of her family before they became four. It’s such a great start to the photographic journey.

Nikki Waterlow Photography: Maternity

Nikki Waterlow Photography: Maternity
I had shared my Pinterest research/inspiration with Lissa beforehand so she was able to actually see the sort of images that I was discussing with her. It’s surprising how many photos are about bump and not about how mum looks 🙂 i.e. cutting off your head! LOL

Nikki Waterlow Photography: Maternity

Her little girl is at a great age, so we were able to grab her attention in short doses and get her involved for some beautiful, emotive imagery.

Nikki Waterlow Photography: Maternity

Lissa and Dave did not know, at this stage, what flavour they were expecting so we took both ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ gender reveal photographs so that they had both options should they wish to use the images towards a storybook album.

Nikki Waterlow Photography: Maternity

It’s probably not a photography session that most people would think of doing but it’s not one that you can replicate further down the line when you’ve changed your mind! It’s such a precious (and miraculous) time, make sure you capture it in photographs that you’ll enjoy looking back on again and again 🙂

Let me know your thoughts? Have you had your own Bump Shoot or do you regret not having one? Would love to hear?

The rest of the images from Lissa and Dave’s session will be online shortly. Follow us on Facebook to make sure you don’t miss out on the Gallery announcement 🙂

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