Maternity photo shoots, Essex | Baby bump photography

I've been doing maternity photo shoots in the Essex area for over 5 years now and they are definitely one of my favorite shoots to do! I absolutely love documenting these precious moments. What an incredible and beautiful experience we are blessed with for a short time in our lives. Such a beautiful gift nature has given.

It was such a pleasure working with this lovely lady, to photograph her beautiful bump and to capture this new chapter in her life. She was glowing! Also can we appreciate how beautiful her dresses were.. So perfect for a maternity photo shoot.



‘The photo shoot was so much fun and Laura made me feel so relaxed. We used some of the images to print for my mum for mothers day which was was delighted with, thank you so much Laura’ - Maternity photo shoot - Nicola, Essex.


When should I book my maternity photo shoot?

I’d advise booking in your session at least 1 month before your desired date, this will ensure that you have your slot secured and it gives us time to discuss ideas and make sure you’re happy with everything beforehand.

When is the best time to have my maternity photo shoot?

32-36 weeks as long as you are feeling comfortable

How long does the maternity photo shoot last?

40 mins-1 hour 

Where will the photography session take place?

At the relaxed, warm and cosy photography studio in Essex

Can I bring my partner and/or children to the shoot?

Of course! Bring them along. It’s your shoot, so you can have any combinations of photos you’d like, even if you’d like them in just a couple of shots!

What shall I wear/bring?

I’d advice bringing clothes that are timeless, that aren’t going to go out of fashion. You don’t want to look back a think “why was I wearing that!!” Other than that, wear what you are comfortable in and love the most. I have posted photos below of outfits that work well, they tend to be a mixture of tight fitted dresses and more elegant floaty pieces.

I do have a minimal selection of clothing that is more than welcome to be borrowed.

If you’d like to bring along a scan of the baby or any little props you may have then you’re more than welcome to bring those and we can incorporate those into the shots.

What happens after the maternity session?

I will sort through your photos and send over proof images within 4 days after your shoot. You then get to choose 3 high resolution images in your own time which i’ll get edited for you - This can take up to 10 days. These will be sent digitally and be of a high resolution. Additional images can be purchased at £8 each.

Where possible, I would always advise booking maternity photo shoot up to one month before the preferred date in order to secure your slot. So why wait? Get in touch and book your maternity photo shoot in Essex today. You can get in touch by filling out the contact form or sending me an email at We can discuss our ideas for the shoot and any other services you may be interested in.

Laura Whitchurch Photography is available for photo shoot bookings now and is located in Benfleet, Essex, easily accessible from Brentwood, Chelmsford, Maldon, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend, Woodham and Rayleigh.

 You can also check out my other photo shoots for newborns, portfolios & head shots, fine art portraits, cake smashes and dance shoots. All are available for booking all year round.

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Laura Whitchurch