Pregnancy Photos Perth

– 10 Great Reasons To Have Pregnancy Photographer

Melissa Sheed Photography specialises in Pregnancy Photos Perth. So you’re on the fence about if you want a maternity session or not…. well here are 10 great reasons why you should!  check out her work here: Pregnancy Photography Perth


Now now… stop that naughty little voice in your head right now! You might feel tired, nauseous, sore, aching and blimp-like… but from the outside, we don’t feel those things that may lead you to think that you look terrible! Instead, we see a beautiful woman bringing a new life (or two or more!) into the world, with a gorgeous little bubba growing inside of her.

Pregnancy is a thing of beauty, awe and amazement for many people – and it will be for you too if you ignore the cheeky gremlins in your mind telling you otherwise. Gosh, some women surely feel envious and jealous of you too, remembering what a special time pregnancy was and/or wishing they were in your shoes!

You will only be pregnant a few times (if that) in your entire life. No matter if you think you look far from glowing or glamorous, a skilled pregnancy photographer can easily draw out the beauty, love and femininity of pregnancy – you may just surprise yourself…

“After LTTTC (long term trying to conceive) and HG (severe morning sickness) I envisioned that the pregnancy may be my only one, and I wanted to be able to do something special to remember how I looked, capture that moment and have in years to come. Photos that didn’t look like I was grey or green and sickly. Well less like that anyway! We absolutely LOVED them!!!”

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2. There’s No Need To Worry About Your Belly

If you didn’t feel comfortable with your belly before you were pregnant, now you can show it off knowing that it looks beautifully round, without worrying about its shape or look! A pregnant belly does a great job of hiding your squishy bits, so perhaps for the first time in a while, you have a chance to flaunt your belly and feel great about it!

A great pregnancy photographer can make you look gorgeous, elegant and glowing. Many pregnant women say that one thing they love about being pregnant is that they are less self conscious about the weight on their belly, working wonders for confidence levels.

“Loved them [the photos] and was really surprised considering how large I had gotten that she made me look elegant.” g

“It was my first pregnancy and I was very excited and amazed at how my body could do this incredible and beautiful thing, without me even knowing how to grow a baby. I wanted to capture the wonder, the love and the difference between my normal body and my amazing pregnant body.”

3. Oh The Memories…

You might be unsure about it now, but if you don’t have a photography session while you’re pregnant, you’ve lost the chance to create once in a lifetime memories – you can’t get them back. Photos also trigger memories, feelings, emotions… they help you remember more vividly. Even if you don’t care for the memory for yourself, I can assure you that when your children are older, they will be delighted to see the photos of their pregnant mamma, while they were growing inside of you.

“I didn’t have it done for my first pregnancy, so the second time round I wanted to make sure I didn’t end up having no visual reminders of being pregnant. I loved being pregnant and it is such a special time, so I wanted to do something nice we could keep forever.”

4. It’s Fun!

Many pregnant women I speak to tell me that they had lots of fun and laughs during their photo shoot. If you choose a photographer that suits your personality and style you want from the shoot, you’ll have a great time. Make sure you do your homework though, and that the photographer is experienced in maternity photos – a normal photographer may not have the same creative ideas and poses suitable for a pregnant woman.

” We had quite a few laughs on the day. I was also happy to be directed by her as I figured she would know what worked best.”

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5. You Can Get Creative!

Its important to do a bit of research or give some thought into ideas or themes you’d like for your pregnancy photos perth – if you find things on the web or in magazines, save your favourite images to show me.

An experienced pregnancy photographer like Melissa Sheed Photography is great at directing you and suggesting ideas, so its good to figure out of you’d prefer a more candid style of photography or a mix of candid and posed portraits! Also take the time to decide if you would prefer professionally lit studio photography or outdoor natural light. Elegant nude portraits are available in the privacy of the studio so you will not need to worry about on lookers. Make an effort to come up with some ideas based on what you want the photos to reflect and how you want to remember the pregnancy.

There are loads of great ideas out there which can reflect your own personal style and tastes – its a great chance to let your creative juices flow and let your imagination run wild.

“The photographer managed to capture how we felt. In love, excited, content and full of hope.”

“I wanted to be able to remember the joy of being pregnant and one day show my little munchkin how big he made mummy’s tummy!”

6. A Chance To Bond With Your Partner

It can be harder for a dad-to-be to bond with an unborn baby, since the baby is growing inside of you, moving inside you, having hiccups inside of you – and not him. You might feel all warm and fuzzy when those things happen, but he can’t feel it so he doesn’t know how wonderful it is. But putting dad in the picture (pardon the pun!) can help him bond with baby a bit more too, and it gives him some special memories of his own – aside from you yelling at him for bringing you a cheese and tomato sandwich when you asked for a cheese, anchovy and pickle sandwich!

“Pregnancy is something to be celebrated its a special time in our lives, one that may only be given to us once so I wanted to remember how I looked pregnant. I also wanted to have a record of how my husband tenderly touched my stomach, it’s a lovely way to involve dads a bit more in the pregnancy process.”

“They bring back happy memories of being pregnant like feeling the baby’s movements. It also makes me think of the awesome birth that followed.”

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7. It’s Fun and Bonding For Siblings Too!

If you have children already, they may feel really special by being in some of your maternity photos, hugging your belly, kissing your belly – showing their love, bonding with baby. It can help them to feel important too, and a nice memory which they can look at one day and remember, ‘I was there when you were in mummy’s tummy!’

Some children may feel apprehensive about changes coming – what it will mean for them when the baby comes. Pregnancy photos with your older child(ren) is a nice way to put a fun and exciting touch to your family changing.

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8. Professional Photographers Are Much Better Than Home Shots!

Yes, you could just take images at home, or get them done by a friend or family member. But a professional photographer can create a work of art, taking into consideration the best angles, lighting, effects, focus and depth – they can totally transform what would otherwise be just a shot of you, into a story, a feeling, a work of art. They can prepare any images you may want printed and give them a great finish that will ‘wow’ not only you, but your friends and family – images that relatives may want to purchase and treasure for themselves. Great photos make great presents too!

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9. It’s Not As Expensive As You Might Think

Many people associate professional pregnancy photos Perth with costing a squillion, but it isn’t the case. Most photographers these days have many affordable options. Enabling you to have a digital copy of all the images to use as you please. Considering how much we might spend photographing our wedding day. A pregnancy photo shoot (which is just as memorable) costs a fraction of that.

That said, you need to weigh up cost and quality. You do generally get what you pay for. Seeing a photographer’s work along with a word of mouth recommendation, can save you heartbreak if your images don’t turn out like you hoped for.

10. Once It’s Gone, It’s Gone

There are only a few months in your life, per baby, that you’ll have a glorious noticeable, round belly. Before you know it, the birth is over, and next you’ll be packing school lunches! All those dear moments of pregnancy will be but a distant memory.

I don’t know anyone who has regretted getting a pregnancy photo shoot – but I know plenty who regret not doing it.