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Why an outdoor maternity photoshoot in winter is totally worth it!

So, I know what you're thinking – winter might not seem like the perfect time for a maternity photoshoot. I mean, it’s cold, it's grey, and you're probably picturing yourself bundled up indoors with a warm blanket...

You've seen those stunning images of pregnancy photoshoots at sunset, with flowing lacey dresses that seem straight out of a fairy-tale. But hey, just because you're pregnant now doesn't mean you shouldn't have a photoshoot of your own.

Pregnancy is a time of connection – with your growing baby, with your partner, and with the world around you. What better way to celebrate this bond than spending some lovely and unrushed time in nature? Whether it's summer or winter, hot or cold, the season doesn't matter.

As a mum and a motherhood photographer in Worcester, I've had the privilege of witnessing many magical moments during outdoor maternity photoshoots. From flowery meadows with views of the hills in the distance, evergreen woods or parks, there's something truly special about celebrating the beauty of pregnancy with nature's backdrop. I truly believe maternity photoshoots are an absolute must for every expectant mum and dad-to-be and the season should not make a difference here.

Yes, it's chilly outside, but trust me, there's something pretty magical about braving the cold for your maternity photoshoot. Here's a little secret – dressing for a winter photoshoot can be so much fun! Think chic coats, stylish scarves, woolly hats and cosy sweaters that not only keep you warm but also make you look fabulous. Trust me, you'll rock that winter maternity fashion, Mama-to-be:) I've got a few things you can borrow as well!

outdoor winter maternity photo session in worcestershire

The thing about winter sessions? They're not just about posing in the cold. It's about those genuine moments – snuggling up to keep warm, playing with your dog, dancing in the forest, sharing laughter as you brave the chill together, and feeling that extra excitement as you wait to welcome your little one. These are the moments that make the photos truly special and natural.

outdoor winter pregnancy photo session in worcester

There's nothing quite like the soft, natural light of the outdoors to complement the radiant glow of an expectant mother. Whether it's the golden hour or the gentle morning light filtering through the trees, nature provides the perfect backdrop to highlight the beauty of your pregnancy no matter the season.

While studio maternity photoshoots have their own appeal, in my opinion they often lack the variety and spontaneity that outdoor shoots offer. In a studio, you're confined to a controlled environment with limited backdrops and lighting options. This can result in a more static and less natural feel to the photos. In contrast, outdoor photoshoots allow for a much wider range of poses and interactions, capturing the energy and beauty of pregnancy, your love and relationship with each other. From the rustle of leaves in the wind to the warmth of the sun on your skin, there's a sensory richness to outdoor shoots that simply can't be replicated in a studio setting.

Sure, it's cold outside, but the warmth of the anticipation and joy of expecting a new arrival radiates through every photo. Those brown landscapes or misty settings become the backdrop for a story – your story. They’ll be memories you'll treasure for a lifetime, capturing this beautiful chapter as you prepare to welcome your baby to this world.

So, if you're thinking about a winter maternity photoshoot in Worcestershire, think beyond the cold and grey. It's not just about the weather or the background; it's about capturing the love, excitement, and anticipation rather than focus on the background. It’s a different vibe, but trust me, it's worth it. Being in nature also gives you both the opportunity to feel grounded and connected, fostering a sense of peace and serenity that can be truly therapeutic during pregnancy.

As a photographer I focus on the people, not the background.

Outdoor maternity photoshoots offer a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate your pregnancy regardless of the season. With the natural beauty of the outdoors, a variety of stunning locations I carefully selected over the years as a maternity Worcester photographer, and a range of dresses to choose from, we can create timeless photos that you'll cherish for years to come. They'll remind me of this extraordinary time once you're a mum - trust me, I'm a mum myself and I've hired a maternity photographer myself when I was pregnant with my son.

I'll keep you warm, busy and moving. I always have an extra blanket to wrap around you or for you to sit on. Ready to brave the chill and capture some magic? Let’s chat about making your winter maternity photoshoot a cosy, unforgettable experience:)

Lots of love,


P.S. Did you know I had my own maternity photo session in October at 7 am, right at sunrise? It was misty and cold, but utterly stunning and unforgettable. As a former semi-pro nature photographer, I've always adored sunrises for many reasons ;)


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