Be ready to LOVE something more than you ever thought you could

Even though your little one may not have arrived yet, you’re already there…. you’re already a mother. And you feel a connection and a love that leaves you awed and humbled.With just a few months to go until your due date, you’re so excited about meeting him or her. One way many women choose to celebrate this exciting time is by booking a maternity photoshoot.Come and be pampered and made to feel beautiful and let me capture stunning maternity portraits that you’ll love to look back on, both now and in years to come.

Flattering pregnancy photographs

A maternity photo session is a chance to have some elegant photos were taken, which not only document your pregnancy but also tell the story of your journey to becoming a mother.

When my maternity clients look back on their bump pictures they tell me that they are instantly transported back and experience the magic of those moments all over again (but without a backache and the swollen ankles!)

But more than that, your children will know the story of who you and your partner were (yes, I get dads involved too) as prospective parents — nervous, excited, and love without reservation. And that is beyond value.

Edinburgh pregnancy pictures

"From start to finish my experience with A–Fotografy has been amazing and a ton of fun. He is professional, talented, easy to get along with and super fun. He truly understands what he is doing and how to achieve the best results and happy clients. Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life. I wanted to do pregnancy photography to celebrate the amazing changes that are happening in my body and I chose to do a nude session. I chose A–Fotografy after looking at many local websites. His stood out because of his photographic style and how professionally presented the website was. He even has a video showing a photo session underway. The meeting was even better than the phone call. He has a great personality and instantly makes you feel comfortable. He looked at and listened to my ideas. He will give you professional advice on how to get the image you’d like and also what will photographically look the best. I was worried about being naked with a stranger, but Armands made me feel totally at ease. It is a small intimate studio, with only Armands and my friend present. I often forgot I was naked and had fun at the photo session. The session went amazingly well. The after session/ payment is very clear. He clearly explained that it depends what you’d like, a physical keepsake such as a photo album or digital images. He has a clearly and fairly structured price plan. During the entire process, he clearly explained the options and processes to me, I was never left wondering or in the dark about anything. Of course, the photographs were excellent and beyond my dreams or expectations. I cannot recommend A–Fotografy highly enough. Do not hesitate to book your session with him today."

Joanne, Edinburgh

Experience

For six years I have been photographing pregnant women. I can pose women beautifully and understand how to use light to achieve flattering maternity photos, whether indoor or outdoor. So, I can guarantee tasteful portraits that you’ll be proud of.

A maternity photo shoot is a perfect way to create memories and can be booked as part of a ‘Bump to Baby’ package; it’s the first step in your photographic documentary of your new baby’s life.

Your maternity photos

There are many ways to enjoy your maternity photos once you’ve had them taken.

You can mount them on the walls of your bedroom or child’s nursery – either individual photos or as part of a photo series. Or you can create a keepsake photo album or have them printed and mounted. Or include them in your pregnancy journal or your baby’s ‘My First Year’ diary for yourself and them to look back on in the future.

However you decide to use your pregnancy photos, I can assure you that you won’t ever regret having them done.

"During the maternity shoot I could quickly see that Armands puts a lot of thought into his shots and does everything he can to capture the best image. He put me and my partner at ease very quickly (especially my partner who is a little camera shy). Armands is very easy to talk to and made the experience lots of fun by getting my partner to help with my shots. Our maternity photos are fantastic and such a lovely way to remember my pregnancy. We're both looking forward to returning to his studio for the newborn photography."

Rachel, Edinburgh

Your Pregnancy Photo Shoot: What to expect

  • I recommend making your booking as soon as possible after your 20-week scan when you’ll be given an expected due date. Booking early secures your slot in my diary, and we can change the date nearer the time if your baby arrives earlier or later than expected.
  • When to book your maternity session for can be personal preference, but the most expectant mums-to-be book to come into the studio for their photoshoot in between 32-36 weeks (8-9 months).
  • Where to take your portraits is also all up to you. Mainly maternity photos are taken at my Edinburgh photo studio, but it can be done at your home if you’d prefer. Or, do you have a favourite park? An affinity for the beach? I am comfortable working both indoors and outdoors so feel free to choose a place that is most comfortable for you.
  • During your session, you’ll have access to all my elegant maternity gowns. I also have a collection of headpieces and beautiful fabrics that we can also incorporate into the images.
  • Before the date of your maternity photo session, I will give you a little list of things to bring with you and I’ll explain why you’ll need them. Ultimately, it depends what type of session are you planning in terms of what you will need to bring.
  • I want you to feel 100% relaxed and comfortable having your photos were taken with me, so if you’d like to, please come and meet me in person at the studio ahead of your session. I am also happy to answer any questions you have either before or on the day of your maternity session.
  • We can do your bump portraits with you fully clothed or a combination of covered and uncovered bump photos – it’s completely up to you.
  • These sessions are wonderful family events as well, so it only makes sense that dad and siblings will help tell your story in pictures.

"I fail to find the right words to describe the professionalism of Armand during my maternity session. As any other expecting mum I was apprehensive about my size. I was not really keen on posing in the size I was, so I gave up on the idea of maternity pics and concentrated on looking for a photographer for my newborn baby boy. I came across Armands work and fell in love with his maternity pictures, and decided to meet up with him. The meeting with Armand re assured me I have picked the right photographer for the job. He advised me on the best value for money package, how the session will go and we’ve scheduled a date. I found myself astonished with the artwork he created for us. He managed to capture the happiness that I had growing inside me, the love between me and my partner and the mother I have grown into. I would highly recommend Armand to anyone looking for a photographer with personal touch and creative mind.Looking forward to get my newborn photo session with him again !!!!"

Nataliya, Edinburgh

But I don’t like how I look…

Many mums-to-be tell me they don’t feel that they look good during their pregnancy. They feel huge, are tired and the last thing they want to do is be photographed.

But it can be easy to lose sight of how truly beautiful you look. That is one of the reasons why I love doing maternity photography so much! I love playing with light and shape during my maternity sessions and helping women to feel more body-confident. My goal is to create photos that will make you look and feel beautiful, elegant, and radiant.

And if you’d like some extra pampering ahead of your photo shoot, I can organise a hair and/or make-up artist to work their magic. Why not treat this as that prenatal pampering session you promised yourself? You know you deserve it.

Maternity Photography Prices

This is very special time in your life. You have your baby on the way, lots to worry about and lots to look forward to. It is, of course, cheaper to take a pregnancy selfie in the mirror and get on with everything else that you need to do before baby arrives.

But I believe that every woman should have beautiful, professional maternity portraits. At least during one of their pregnancies.

By booking with A-Fotografy you have two options to choose from; a full maternity photoshoot experience or a maternity mini session.

Premium Session £65

  • Session time: I’ll spend up to two hours with you creating a variety of beautiful images
  • Rather than offer you a set package, you’ll get the freedom to choose photo products and wall art from an a la carte menu
  • Included in the price of your session is a personal pre-consultation and post-session viewing and ordering session, held at my photography studio
  • I will create for you a wide variety of maternity images to choose from.
  • Products start at £190.
  • Digital image collections start from £295

Maternity Mini Session with images included £195

  • A mini session is the best option for those who just want to create a quick keepsake record of their pregnancy and wish to work to a set budget.They are exclusively available for families who have already booked a premium newborn session with us.
  • Session time: I’ll spend up to 30 min with you creating a variety of looks and poses
  • Included in your package are 3 digital files.

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