Maternity Photography

The part I love most about my job is capturing special moments in life. One of these includes pregnancy photography, documenting a person’s or couples journey into parenthood. Being pregnant is a truly special and wonderful time in a woman’s life. I love to help capture this journey for you with an array of stunning images that you can look back on and cherish forever. 

I love maternity photography that captures the beauty & strength of mother’s to be at this special time. Nine months seems like an eternity, waiting anxiously for your new baby to arrive, but as you look back, you will realise how quickly the time went by. This stage of motherhood is so fleeting, with nine short months of your life where you undergo the most incredible transformation and a mother and new life is grown and born.

Having these memories preserved in the form of maternity photos that you can treasure forever are priceless. A maternity photoshoot with Shared Moments Photography will showcase your radiant beauty and enable you to look back on what an amazing thing you did, “growing a human”!

"A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart until the day you die.” -Mary Mason

Imagine sitting down with your little one and showing them photos of them while they were still in your belly!  Carrying a baby and bringing new life into the world is truly a miracle and one I think should be documented. 

Time and time again, we have come across clients who are having their second child and are wanting to get professional maternity photos taken. They deeply regret not getting professional photos taken with their firstborn and missed documenting this amazing time in their life.  

Maternity photos are not just about a bump – they are about a new life entering this world! 

Experiencing a professional maternity photography session is a way to document and celebrate the baby you are about to meet and to celebrate you, your partner and your growing family.

If you would like to document your own motherhood journey with beautiful images, contact Shared Moments Photography to discuss your maternity photo shoot today!

We can help with organising Makeup Artists and Photoshoot Stylists as well.

Your Maternity Photoshoot

Pregnancy is a very precious and memorable time in one’s life and is one of life’s greatest blessings. At times it can be challenging but in the end, we’re rewarded with the most precious gift of all – a beautiful baby. Capturing the special moments leading up to giving birth is just as important as the next chapter of your life as a parent. There is no better way to capture this special time than through a maternity photo session. 

As your Professional Maternity Photographer, you can confidently entrust me with the gift of documenting this time of your life and enjoy looking back on stunning maternity photos for many years to come. Having these moments professionally photographed will ensure that your memories remain preserved for generations.

Pregnancy is one of the greatest blessings in your life, so let’s celebrate and document it with a well-deserved maternity photoshoot! Shared Moments Photography will work with you to create and customise an individualised maternity photoshoot that highlights your natural beauty whilst also encapsulating your individual style and personality. 

From individual portraits with you and your baby bump, through to couples photos or adding in siblings for a family photo, we will work together to make sure I capture the photos of your dreams!

Let your natural ‘pregnancy glow’ shine through with either natural lifestyle shots, creative portraiture or more intimate style images taken in the privacy of your home, studio or an indoor location or outdoor setting of your choosing. Shared Moments Photography can cater for your every need.

Together, we will create timeless artwork and you can enjoy a fun and relaxed experience in your own personalised maternity photoshoot. I am here with you every step of the way and can’t wait to capture truly magical images for you. Don’t delay in booking your maternity photo session with me.

Preparing for your Maternity Shoot

I know the joys and the pains of being pregnant, having given birth to 2 beautiful souls myself. Maternity and Lifestyle Newborn Photography is something that I love to capture and I believe there is something so incredibly amazing about the female body and what it is capable of!

As a Professional Maternity Photographer on the Gold Coast, my goal is to perfectly capture your pregnancy and the beauty of creating life, with an unforgettable maternity photoshoot so that you can enjoy this special time in your life forever. Your maternity photos will provide you with precious memories that you can treasure for years to come.

There are only a few months in your life that you’ll have a glorious, noticeable, round belly. Before you know it, the birth is over, they’ll be at school, or having their own kids, just like your parents will tell you!

Don’t regret not capturing these special memories of your pregnancy, as it will all be over before you realise it. I don’t know anyone who has regretted getting a maternity photoshoot done – but I know plenty who regret not doing it!

We have developed a blog specifically dealing with what you need to look for in planning and preparing for your Maternity Photoshoot.

Wardrobe Guide for your Maternity Photoshoot

A Maternity Photography Session is very unique to the individual, so Shared Moments Photography can discuss the possible options and different styles as well as talking about what you are comfortable with during your pre-consultation. Depending on this, will depend on what to bring as far as outfits and location choice.

If you are anything like me, you may struggle to decide what to wear on a regular day, so finding the perfect outfit for your Maternity Photography session could prove to be a challenge! I want you to look and feel your best during your Maternity Photoshoot so I have collated this guide to help you choose that perfect outfit.

We have developed a blog that will take you through outfit suggestions and wardrobe choices, check out our Maternity Photoshoot Wardrobe Guide.

Maternity Photography Pricing

Packages tailored to meet all budget types.  To secure your session a $100 non-refundable booking fee is required.  The balance will then be due before the day of your shoot.  You are more than welcome to pay this off in the lead up to your shoot.

Alternatively, you can purchase the entire photoshoot with Afterpay. Basic sessions start from $150 to $350 and the Maternity & Lifestyle newborn photography quarter-day, and half-day shoots start from $799.

Budget

Monday - friday
$ 150
  • 30 minute Session
  • 3 High resolution image
  • Images Resized for social media
  • Images supplied via Dropbox

Budget Plus

Monday - Friday
$ 225
  • 45 Minute Session
  • 5 High resolution image
  • Resized for social Media
  • Images supplied via Dropbox

Essentials

Monday - Sunday
$ 300
  • 1 Hour Session
  • 10 High resolution images + Resized
  • 2 Outfit Changes Available
  • Images supplied via Dropbox

Standard

Monday - Sunday
$ 425
  • 1 - 1.5 Hour Session
  • 20 High resolution images + Resized
  • 3 Outfit Changes
  • Images supplied via Dropbox
  • Pre Shoot Consultation

Platinum

Monday - Sunday
$ 550
  • 1.5 Hour Session
  • 35 High resolution images + Resized
  • 5 Outfit Changes Available
  • Images supplied via Dropbox
  • Pre Shoot Consultation

Half Day Content Package

Monday - Sunday
$ 750
  • 3 - 4 Hour Shoot
  • 50 High resolution images + Resized
  • Unlimited Outfit Changes
  • Images supplied via Dropbox
  • Pre Shoot Consultation

Maternity Photo Session Ideas

Your maternity photo shoot can be as formal or as laid back as you desire. The location options in and around the Gold Coast are truly endless and can make for beautiful maternity photos. From a beach setting to a park, vineyard or mountain lookout. The picturesque location ideas are abundant!

I wanted to share a selection of images with you, taken from various ideal outdoor shoot locations on the Gold Coast. My maternity photography portfolio offers you an array of stunning and unique Maternity Photoshoot locations to potentially choose from. 

There is an abundance of amazing venues and locations to choose from for your next photoshoot, both indoors and outdoors. One of my favourites is Sandy Beach at Coomera Waters and Emerald Lakes at Carrara, on the Gold Coast. I also love beach locations such as Miami, Kirra, Tugun, Burleigh, Currumbin Alley, Greenmount, Main Beach and Palm Beach, The Spit, Point Danger, Snapper Rocks, in and around the Gold Coast Hinterland, Currumbin Valley, Currumbin Rock Pools, Pizzey Park, Tallebudgera Creek, The Arts Centre, Mount Tamborine Botanical Gardens and the Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens.

The most ideal and picturesque Maternity Photography locations on the Gold Coast are right here on our doorstep! Contact me today to discuss your options. 

Maternity Photography FAQ

Basic sessions start from $150 to $350 and the Maternity Lifestyle quarter-day, and half-day shoots start from $799.

When should you get maternity photos taken?

Ideally, around 34-38 weeks will give us a big, beautiful, pronounced bump in your photos, however, we are happy to take your photos at any stage throughout your pregnancy as every woman’s body and needs are different. Please contact us at least 4-6 weeks before your desired date to ensure availability and to discuss your session.

Ideally, around 34-38 weeks will give us a big, beautiful, pronounced bump in your photos, however, we are happy to take your photos at any stage throughout your pregnancy as every woman’s body and needs are different. I want all mum’s I work with to feel comfortable, confident and beautiful!

Please contact us at least 4-6 weeks before your desired date to ensure availability and to discuss your session.

Just bring your beautiful self! If you want to bring your own specific props, fresh flowers or floral wreaths we can create something absolutely stunning, but otherwise, we can make your maternity portraits beautiful keepsakes of this incredible, life-changing moment without the need for anything else.

We generally set aside 1.5 hours for our maternity sessions. As every pregnancy is unique, the exact timing of your session will vary slightly & I will always gauge with you how you feel and when you need to rest as we all know growing another human being is hard work! 

In the week leading up to your photo session, we will discuss your preference as to whether you’d like your pregnancy photoshoot to take place indoors or outdoors. The majority of our maternity photoshoots are held outdoors in a picturesque Gold Coast location like the beach or park or can be done at my home studio. You are also welcome to hire a shoot location if you please at an additional cost.

Your partner and other children are more than welcome to come along to join you for family portraits!  What we do is photograph all your family photos first, and then your partner or friend can take the child/ren to a playground or nearby coffee shop whilst we finish the rest of the session with mum.

We will give you a sneak peek of one image on the day of your session (usually via private message and on our Instagram or Facebook page), then the rest of your images will be uploaded to your online gallery for you to view. You are then welcome to select your preferred allocated number of images (according to your package inclusion) for editing. These will be professionally edited and ready to view within 1-2 weeks of your session. You can also purchase more images at an additional cost per photo.

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Capture your Maternity with a Professional Photo sessions today!

If you’re ready to book your Maternity photography session, either call or send me through your details so I can get in touch with you to lock in your date. Afterwards I will forward you on an agreement to sign and a questionnaire to fill out, that will give me a huge insight into how I can best capture the images of your dreams.

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