Maternity Photoshoot Experience

Capture your journey to motherhood


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Congratulations on your pregnancy!

This is a life changing time for you as your body is constantly adapting as your baby is developing. You may not always feel your best but you still have a beautiful glow.  A Maternity Photoshoot is a wonderful way to record your journey to motherhood and to capture beautiful moments during your pregnancy.

Your focus right now will probably be on preparing for the baby and your excitement about their arrival, but this is a great chance to concentrate on you. Look at what your amazing body is doing – bumps, stretch marks and all – the photographs will document an exciting time that you can look back on with your partner and child in years to come.

The perfect time to capture these once-in-a-lifetime memories is around the 34th week of your pregnancy or soon after. You may feel nervous about a Maternity Photoshoot and putting your body in front of the camera but we promise to make you feel as comfortable.

You’re welcome to bring family members along with you to take part in the session – you may like to bring your older children or even your dog as you celebrate a new beginning for you all.

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What to expect from your maternity photoshoot

When you book your Maternity Photoshoot we will chat to you about the different styles of maternity photography and the clothing you might like to wear.

Your photoshoot will be personalised especially for you.
Here are some examples of styles of Maternity Photography:

Fully clothed: You are welcome to remain fully dressed throughout your session. We suggest you wear something figure hugging and colours that complement you.

Exposed Bump: Would you like to show off your bump? For this style we suggest you wear a crop top, vest top or ‘boob tube’ so that you can expose your growing bump whilst the rest of your body is covered.

Underwear: Show off your beautiful figure and bump by wearing your underwear during the session. You can trust us to flatter your curves in our softly lit studio. Choose underwear that you feel comfortable in when you look in the mirror.

Implied Nude: If you’re feeling confident to show off your beautiful curves in full then this is the style for you. Our soft lighting helps us to create stunning art nude photographs. You can wear your briefest briefs and trust us to create poses for you that maintain your dignity at all times.

You will also be encouraged to add your own ideas and personality to your photoshoot. Your partner, children and pets are all welcome to come along if you would like. You could even bring along accessories that relate to your unborn baby. We also recommend that you bring along outfit changes if you’d like to mix the shoot up a little.

Maternity Photography Viewing Session

After the session we will invite you to return at a mutually convenient time, around one week later, to view your images and decide on your favourites. Viewing takes place in our relaxing private gallery room where you will see a slideshow of your beautiful photographs. You will be given plenty of time to decide.

If you prefer you can view your maternity photographs when you visit us again for a Newborn Photoshoot. Many of our Mums choose to return with their newborns for a complete Bump to Baby portrait experience.
We are specialists in creating bespoke artwork to suit any family or home and are happy to advise on frames, mounts and styles. We will take the time to help you to create an outstanding piece of art for your home or the perfect gift for a loved one.

Why Choose Us

Your photographs are just as important to us as they are to you. We are passionate about great photography and will produce beautiful photographs to capture this special time in your life.

We offer a great relaxing atmosphere for your session in our beautiful studio and lounge. Your session will be fully private for you and your loved ones only.

Our business has been established for over ten years. We are very proud of our reputation and experience and of course, the many people that we have helped to create unique lasting images for.

Our printed products are second to none. All of our photographs are produced in-house using quality photographic media. This cuts out the middle one saving you money and turnaround time for your photographs – you won’t have to wait long to see your beautiful finished items.


Relaxed Atmosphere

Feel at home in our studio with our one to one portrait experiences.

Established 10 Years

Feel reassured that your in safe hands with our years of experience creating smiles

Quality Products

We print and frame in house using only the finest inks and sustainable materials available.


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We offer a wide range of professional wall products, such as frames, canvases, fine art float frames, glass free photo panels and prints that create personal pieces of art for around your home.

You can choose from single or multi aperture layouts in a huge variety of colours and styles. The range of options means that your finished piece will be truly bespoke and perfectly complement your images and home interior.


Frequently asked questions

We recommend that you wear something figure hugging to show off your curves. If you’d like to show off your bump then wear a crop top, vest top or ‘boob tube’ along with complementing underwear

We recommend that you book your session to coincide with your 34th week of pregnancy or soon after. At this time you hopefully won’t feel too uncomfortable and you are less likely to miss your session if your little one decides to make an early appearance!
Sessions can be booked in advance anytime after your 12 weeks scan.

Yes of course. Your partner, children and pets are all welcome to come and join in the fun.

Yes you can. Gift vouchers are the perfect gift for a friend or family member and a great inspiration for them to take the time to come along for a portrait session.

They may never have tried a professional photography service before so your gift is the perfect way to help them to create a lasting memory. We offer gift vouchers for all of our photo shoot experiences. Choose from a family shoot, newborn baby shoot, pregnancy bump shoot, pet shoot, toddler shoot or cake smash shoot. Just let us know what you

Gift Vouchers Available

studio 1 Photography Gift Voucher

Choose your photography experience, whether is a family shoot, a Newborn, Pet, pregnancy bump shoot, toddler or cake smash shoot. We have photo shoot gift vouchers for all our services.

Gift vouchers are the perfect way to inspire a friend or family member to have a photography portrait session. It’s likely that the person you are gifting the experience to will never have thought of booking a professional photography session. It’s the perfect gift to create a lasting memory.

Latest Offers

Maternity Photoshoot

£ 25.00
Limited Time Offer
  • Up to one hours photography session
  • Outfit Changes
  • Private Viewing
  • Includes an 8x6 mounted print
  • Advice on how to display your images

Bump to Bay Package

£ 39.99
Limited Time Offer
  • Two photo sessions, maternity and newborn
  • Use of Props
  • Private Viewing
  • Includes an 8x6 mounted print from each session
  • Advice on how to display your images

Newborn Photoshoot

£ 25.00
Limited Time Offer
  • Up to two hors photography session
  • Use of props
  • Private Viewing
  • Includes an 8x6 mounted print
  • How to display your images advice

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Customers reviews

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Cathryn Boyer


I contacted Studio 1 via their website regarding a newborn photoshoot. Emma contacted me less than 24 hours from enquiring and a shoot was organised for when my baby was 10 days old. Both Emma and Ashley were very friendly and welcoming.

On arrival, the studio was clean and modern but with a rustic feel. I hate having my photo taken but Ashley made me feel comfortable and at ease in front of the camera.

I am very pleased with the final product and so happy that I chose Studio 1 to capture those precious memories. They offer a excellent quality service at very reasonable prices.

I would highly recommend.

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Day Lacey


After a recent visit to the studio for a photo session. We were greeted by a young lady with a friendly and helpful attitude and great smile. We were offered drinks and made to feel welcome why we relaxed and awaited our session.

The session was really professional and the photographer did really well to engage and entice my children to be natural and amazing. The pictures were processed and edited it a swift and professional manner and upon our return the viewing was conducted professionally and in a smart setting, must note loved the use of the tv to view the images on.

The wide selection of images made choosing almost impossible. Highly recommend and will be visiting again soon. Thank you.

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Charlotte and Sam


Had two different photoshoots done by Ash and been really pleased each time first was a family one at the studio and 2nd was just recently of mine and my new hubby’s wedding day. The studio is lovely and feels so relaxed. Ash is just amazing at what he does, easy to get along with and you can tell he loves his job.

Waiting on my wedding photos but I know I’ll love them as I loved our family shoot.

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