Are maternity photoshoots about vanity?

Are maternity photoshoots about vanity?

You’ve searched “maternity photoshoot near me” and then wonder – is this vanity?

Unless you are a Kardashian or reality TV star you may well have had that moment of uncertainty. Am I being vain for even considering a maternity photoshoot? What makes me feel special enough to have photos taken of “just me”? Am I *gasp* VAIN?!

And the short and simple answer is no.

Maternity photoshoots aren’t about vanity. And I can assure you many women who have maternity photoshoots come in feeling unsure of themselves. Comparing themselves to other women. Worrying about the extra weight they’ve put on. Or the new stretch marks on their belly. Until we start to chat. And that’s when I get to see somethign truly magical happen in front of my eyes. Suddenly the woman starts to talk about thier pregnancy, the baby they are so excited to meet and hold and love. And THAT is what a maternity photoshoot is all about. The excitement and pride in our unborn baby and how much love we have for them before even holding them!

I get to see women transform from “pregnant woman” to MOTHER. And that is truly magical.

THAT is where the beauty lies. No matter your age, dress size, weight or how many stretch marks you have gained.

The immense love you have for your baby who isn’t even here yet. When youy talk about that baby your face lights up. Your smile widens. Your eyes shine. And that is beautiful.

So please, put those worries aside. I have dozens of beautiful silky fabrics in a rainbow of colours to choose from. We will create the perfect looks for you to showcase your beautiful pregnant body with as much or as little skin on show are you are comfortable with. All body shapes and sizes are catered for. And I will join your excitement about this brand new life you are bringing into the world. And make you feel like a queen.

Those new stretch marks? They’re your mama stripes. And whether we embrace them or airbrush them away, you sure as heck won’t feel bad about them!

professional maternity photoshoot of pregnant woman by Edinburgh maternity photographer Beautiful Bairns Photography

Still unsure if a maternity photoshoot is for you? Then read Ieva’s experience!

Thank you for a wonderful experience Rachael! We are so happy we chose you, I can’t believe it is me in the pictures! I’m absolutely in shock at how amazing they are!

So maybe now you feel a little braver? Want to know more? Pop over to the maternity page for all the info you need.

And if you fancy something different to what you see here please get in touch, I’d love to create something special for you!

Rachael x

Family Photoshoot at Braid Hills, Morningside, Edinburgh

Family Photoshoot at Braid Hills, Morningside, Edinburgh

Morningside family photoshoot at Braid Hills with the Porteous Family

 

This year the Porteous family opted for a Morningside family photoshoot at Braid Hills so Mum and Dad could get involved. It was their third photoshoot with me but previously we had only photographed the boys.

This was the first time that Louise and Steve had chosen to be in the photos so capturing gorgeous family portraits was definitely top of the wish list. Braid Hills is somewhere the family enjoy spending time together regularly so it was the perfect choice of location and one they know well. We lucked out with a glorious sunny evening and took in the gorgeous views. Long grasses, hillocks and dandelion clocks were all used and explored by the boys. It was truly a perfect example of a relaxed family photoshoot!

If you are considering a family photoshoot I always recommend choosing a location that has meaning to you. Whether it’s somewhere you visit often or somewhere you keep for special occasions. As long as we can find a quiet corner we can create beautiful family photos you will love.

Braid Hill is a very popular spot with families and dog walkers but the space is so sprawling you can always find a quiet spot away from others. No need to worry about people staring while you get your photo taken!

You can see a few favourites from the session below, followed by Steve’s review of their family photoshoot experience!

professional family photography edinburgh by beautiful bairns photography little boy photographed at blackford hill edinburgh
professional family portrait by family photographer beautiful bairns photography edinburgh of two boys at blackford hill edinburgh
professional family photography edinburgh by beautiful bairns photography family photographed at blackford hill edinburgh
professional family photography edinburgh by beautiful bairns photography little boy photographed at blackford hill edinburgh
professional family photography edinburgh by beautiful bairns photography little boy photographed at blackford hill edinburgh
professional family portrait by family photographer beautiful bairns photography edinburgh
cake smash photoshoot Edinburgh, montage of professional cake smash photos by Edinburgh photographer Beautiful Bairns

Our Family Photography Experience – over to Steve to tell you how it was!

We have had two outdoor photo shoots with Rachael now, one mini shoot for the children and one family shoot taken just before schools returned in summer 2020. We wanted a lasting reminder of all the walks and fun we had during lockdown out on the hills! Rachael let us choose the location and didn’t grumble when we made her climb up the hills. She made sure the conditions and lighting were perfect and gave us tips on what best to wear on the day. Rachael creates such a relaxed atmosphere and makes the children giggle with her silliness (and secret sweeties). Our youngest was reluctant at the start but soon relaxed and was posing like a pro. The resulting pictures are absolutely stunning and we couldn’t be happier with them. We never seem to get pictures of the whole family together so this was perfect. If you are thinking of getting family pictures or even some of children out in nature then Rachael is the photographer for you!

 

If you are interested in an outdoor family photoshoot you can find out more on the Family page here. From 2022 I will be moving to bi-annual family sessions so make sure to keep an eye out when our dates are released for the year!