I WILL MAKE YOU FEEL BEAUTIFUL AND CONFIDENT WHILE PREGNANT, SO IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT A SHOOT, ITS A DEFINITIVE MUST-HAVE!
Pregnancy for many women, especially that first one, seems to be a truly idyllic state. The belly is growing. We are over the moon! Everyone around only says how pregnancy serves and suits us. An absolute dream come true. Is that so?
Of course not! I am a mother who knows other mothers, and unfortunately, it never looks so colourful. Our backs hurt, walking and breathing become difficult, our body changes very quickly, we tend to have stretch marks all over the body, we are tired, always hungry and emotionally unstable. When we have kids already, there is no time to rest or think about ourselves. Pregnancy can become a real torment for many of us! The longer we are pregnant, the more we think about its end. We often struggle with the way we look, not to mention we have nothing to wear!
We would love to have some beautiful photos taken from this time and be able to feel beautiful and feminine, but no one really points the camera towards us because they simply do not care. Then it turns out that the only photos we have from this period are selfies taken in the mirror without makeup or hair being done.
I have been there and my friends been there as well. You can do something about it, that's why you are here I believe.
You want to have some profesional photos taken while pregnant where you will look stunning, confident and can display them photos at your house and show to anyone who will ever visit with a huge smile on your face.
I can make it happen for you so have a look below at what we can create together :)
some kind words from my couples...
Weronika & Cris
“Emilia is a very warm person with whom you really feel very comfortable. Stress ate me and my partner, especially him, because he is a man who doesn’t like being photographed. Emilia created a very relaxed atmosphere, in which we completely forgot that it was a shoot. We were ourselves, no posing, no stress. Emilia captured exactly the most natural moments, creating photos like from the Vogue magazine. She is absolutely professional, but at the same time, you feel like you are with a well-known person...”
few questions you may have about a shoot
WHAT's the location of the shoot?
The location of the shoot depends on your needs. I am a true local guide and probably know 99% of the best outdoor places to shoot in South Yorkshire and the Peak District. I always ask you what your ideas for a shoot are. Would you like it by the lake, in the forest, on top of the mountain or in the city? Travelling on location is included in your package up to 15 miles from Barnsley centre. If you want me to travel further, the cost of travelling is added to the package.
I like to believe that the shoot with me is also a visual experience. I often take you to places you have no idea exist. It's usually a combination of sightseeing and shooting :) I love being outdoors discovering new places, so I am sure you won't be bored with me.
HOW LONG IS THE SHOOT?
The shoot usually takes an hour or sometimes an hour and a half, depending on your chosen package. I typically take around 400 photos and then share the gallery with you, including around 100-120 edited photos. You can then select your favourites :) The gallery is valid for a month. You can download your pictures there or share your photos with friends and family!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Depending on the season, I like to stick to whites, blacks and natural, earthy colours like beige and cream. I am always sending you a step-by-step guide about preparing for a shoot. There are plenty of valuable tips. :) We often discuss your outfit ideas on our zoom or phone consultation. You can wear a fancy dress or a more casual outfit. Everything depends on what effect you want to get. With the guide you receive from me, you should know exactly what to wear!
WHAT DO WE DISCUSS DURING OUR CONSULTATION?
The right preparation is 80% success. I like to know more about my clients before they come for a shoot so we all feel more comfortable with each other. We discuss your expectations, vision, ideas, outfit, favourite photos, ideas for poses, potential concerns and beliefs you have about the shoot. We also discuss the location, any props you are thinking of and possible photo products you would like to have after the shoot, e.g. photo book or any large format prints. I want to provide an enjoyable experience for you. I am like a fairy godmother who makes your wishes come true!
CAN I BRING SOMEONE WITH ME?
Of course, you can! Pregnancy is a big deal to all of us. We often want our closest one to be with us during that time. So you can bring your partner, husband, kids, and loving dog. It's your shoot and your time! We will do a portrait of you and some with your loved ones.
HOW DOES THE SHOOT LOOK LIKE?
Depending on the package you choose, you may have professional make-up done by my make-up artist. It will surely boost your confidence and make you feel very special that day.
Once we meet on the shoot, we will take a walk at our location, chat about how you feel and do some photos! I usually start with some poses while walking so you can warm up and not feel as stressed. You will feel more relaxed and comfortable with the camera as the shoot goes on. You will even start making jokes or having funny poses. I've seen it sooo many times :D You can see how all the tension is dropping, and you suddenly become very relaxed :) Don't worry we will do it at your peace, I know that walking is not that easy anymore!
You will have the chance to change your outfits and use different props if you want. You can bring you USG scan, some small baby shoes, other baby clothes or flowers.
It will be a very fun experience!
What's the best time to do a pregnancy photoshoot?
The best time to do a pregnancy photo shoot is as your belly grows. Some of us have a visible bump while being 20 weeks pregnant, and some while being 34 weeks. I advise doing it somewhere between 31-34 weeks. Walking is relatively easy, and the risk of earlier delivery is not that scary. If you book your 37-38 weeks, you may deliver earlier, and the shoot will be cancelled. So it's worth booking it earlier. You should start considering it while being around 20 weeks pregnant to secure your date!
Have a look at my packages to see more!
Online or personal consultation before the shoot
Up to 1,5-hours photo shoot, including travelling on location within 30 miles from Barnsley
Full gallery (around 100) professionally edited high-resolution photos that you can choose yourself from an online gallery
One month's access to the gallery
Professional make-up done by MUA
3 changes of outfit
Customised photobook size 20x20cm where you can chooses the book's colour and text. Delivered at a chosen address
25% discount voucher valid for a year for another shoot
Current offer: £449
Online consultation before the shoot
Up to 1,5-hours photo shoot, including travelling on location within 25 miles from Barnsley
40 professionally edited high-resolution photos that you can choose yourself from an online gallery
One month's access to the gallery
2 changes of outfit
Golden file with 25 printed photos size 15x23 cm with golden die stamping delivered at a chosen address
15% discount voucher valid for a year for another shoot
Current offer: £315
Online consultation before the shoot
Up to one-hour photo shoot, including travelling on location within 15 miles from Barnsley
10 professionally edited high-resolution photos that you can choose yourself from an online gallery
One month's access to the gallery
Current offer: £185
HAVE YOU CHOSEN YOUR PACKAGE? ARE YOU READY FOR SOME beautiful SHOTS? :)
HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO NEXT
Choose the package you want and fill in the contact form below. If you think you would prefer to make some slight changes, let me know and we will figure it out :)
To secure the date for the shoot there's the deposit of £100 that needs to be paid upfront. The rest of the amount is due 1 week before the shoot. The deposit is not refundable if the shoot is cancelled by the client.
Treat it like great fun, where you will create some fantastic memories and finally have so amazing photos to display at your home.
Do we receive the unedited images?
As a photographer, I consider myself being an artist who does not like to show unfinished work. Editing is part of the job. So, unfortunately, I don’t offer all the unedited images only the edited ones included within your package.
How far do you travel?
As far as you want me to! As I love to explore new places travelling has never been an issue. Extra travel costs can be added on top, depending on how far from Barnsley you want me to travel.
When will we receive our photographs?
Editing any pictures takes plenty of time. The more pictures you choose, the more it takes. If it's a small shoot like a family, maternity, couple or small birthday party or hen party, then it takes up to two weeks. If it is a wedding, then up to four weeks. I do my best to deliver the photos as soon as possible, so sometimes, if I am not that busy, you can have them quicker.
Do you require a deposit?
I ask my clients for a £100 deposit if they want to book a shoot in advance. The deposit is non-refundable if I am cancelled within 1 week before the shoot. The rest of the payment is due 4 weeks before the shoot or immediately if scheduled within a shorter period. The deposit for the wedding is different though is £250 and the final payments have to be made earlier. You can find more under my wedding offer.
Can I order prints and albums?
Of course! All your photographs are provided at full quality with no watermarks, which means you’re welcome to print them away. I do bespoke photo books, photo boxes, large format prints, crystal boards, USB drives and traditional albums. You can have a read about them just above under PRINTED PRODUCTS.
What if it rains?
Everything can happen. If there is a rain prediction but not heavy rain, the shoot carries on as scheduled. I recommend taking some umbrellas and wellington boots, just in case :) Often after rain, you have the best sunsets and rainbows! If the weather is terrible, it's very stormy, windy and rainy, then I suggest some indoor locations, or we may reschedule the shoot however it rarely happens.
I don't know how to pose
First, you must stop worrying, forget everything you believe and think about traditional photography. Many of the photos I take are done while you are not looking! You will be moving around as well! I will guide you the entire time like you would be a total beginner. You need to keep your mind open for the experience, which will be great!
Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, UK