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London Baby Photography: Why I Love Outdoor Maternity Sessions

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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 reddington.kirstin@gmail.com.