London Baby Photography: Why I Love Outdoor Maternity Sessions


Outdoor maternity and pregnancy photography sessions are my favourite type of maternity session. I love the relaxing feeling of shooting outdoors with dogs running around at my feet and listening to the rustling of the wind. Why would I prefer such a session in unreliable weather and cold rainy London? The magic they create!

1.) Relaxed and casual feeling- The outdoor atmosphere instantly creates a calmer, more relaxed environment for the nervous and camera-shy client. We can walk through the woods of my favourite location and chat on the way to my favourite spots. I find that by getting to know each other it takes away the awkwardness of posing in front of a camera. As we see dogs run by and children run around this creates laughter, distraction and a more casual environment for those who are terrified of posing in front of the camera.

2.) Stunning backdrops- My favourite location has so many stunning backdrops to pose in front of that the woods are my favourite place to shoot maternity sessions. In all seasons these hold a different type of beauty (autumn has a glorious rustic coloured richness, winter has muted tones and summer has an array of beautiful greens).

3.) Natural results- Outdoor maternity sessions have a more natural look for those that aren’t into the highly posed/minimal look of a studio session. I find that clients tend to feel less stiff and look more natural due to being in an environment that feels more relaxing and less scary than a studio light being on them with a paper backdrop behind them.

I recommend doing maternity sessions at 32-35 weeks pregnant so that you are still able to feel comfortable walking and your bump is the perfect size! To book your maternity and newborn sessions please contact me at