My Maternity Photo Shoot with Alison Lewis Photography

My Maternity Photo Shoot with Alison Lewis Photography

One of the things I knew I always wanted to do during my pregnancy was to have a professional maternity photo shoot. I have swooned over beautiful bump photos of friends and fellow bloggers over the years and have spent many an hour flicking through pinterest looking for inspiration. Before my Red Shoe photo shoot last year, I had always been a bit hesitant about getting in front of the camera, but those two days have left me with the bug  and confidence to just do it & I now love having my photo taken.

There was a moment when I thought I wouldn’t get a chance to have a bump shoot – travelling solo to Red Shoe Studios in Chester at 7 months pregnant was not going to be an option, but I searched and searched and with a little help from Twitter I discovered the ever so talented Alison. I was so pleased when she agreed to come and photograph me and my bump and she even agreed to stay on and join us for my Baby Shower!

When she arrived, Alison immediately felt more like a friend I’d known for years than a photographer there to just get the job done. She was friendly & relaxed and  full of ideas and tips for getting the most out of the time and achieving exactly what I’d envisioned. We had emailed back and forth with ideas and used pinterest to share our visions for the day, so when it came to getting the right poses and looks we were already on the same page.

We started at home for some intimate exposed bump shots which we took mostly in our newly decorated bedroom. I really wanted these images to look and feel as natural and clean as possible and Alison captured exactly what I was after.

 

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We then headed out to some of mine & Sean’s favourite local beauty spots that we often visit on dog walks. We are very lucky to live a stones throw away from some beautiful countryside which provided the perfect backdrop for our photoshoot. I was sent this stunning maternity dress from Yummy Mummy Maternity to wear.
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She even convinced Sean to join in, which I tell you, is no mean feat. Though getting Alfie to cooperate was more of a challenge!maternity photo shootIMG_0884

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Once we’d exhausted Sean’s list of locations, it was time to head back to get changed and make our way to the day’s main event – my baby shower!

Everybody I’ve spoken to since has said how lovely and friendly Alison was and how it felt like she was more of a guest than someone just there to do a job – exactly what I’d hoped for. We have a huge family with some rather big characters, none of which seemed to phase her. She was incredibly obliging to anyone who wanted a photograph and even ended up giving a quick personal photo session to a miniature camera loving littly!

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With close to thirty guests, there was plenty of opportunity to capture special moments throughout the day and there is no question that she certainly achieved that. You can read about my Baby Shower and see more of Alison’s beautiful images here. 

If you are based in Kent and in the market for a photographer for your event, special occasion or private photo shoot, I thoroughly recommend Alison. She is friendly yet professional and her relaxed approach immediately puts you at ease. I cold write forever about how talented this lovely lady is, but honestly these images say it all. She has managed to capture my elation at the prospect of becoming a Mother, our excitement as a family to welcome our little one and the love shared with our friends and extended family as we approach her arrival. I cannot thank her enough for these beautiful images that we will treasure forever. Those included in this post are just a sample of the 300+ images we were sent and I hope to book in with Alison again when baby arrives to capture some newborn loveliness.

Make up – Nicole Burton MUA 

No 7 Match Made Foundation,

Hair – Libby Holt

Nails – Sarah Wheat

Acrylic Extensions painted in

Wardrobe

Denim Shirt – New Look

Black T-Shirt Bra – Primark

Black Cotton knickers – Tesco

Floral Underwear Set – Primark

White Cover Up – Primark

Annette Dress – Mamalicious at Yummy Mummy Maternity

Pink Ribbed Midi Dress – Primark

Georgette Kimono – Peacocks

Kick Counter Bracelet –  Kicks Count

Gold Necklace – NewLook circa summer 2016

*Alison Lewis Photography offered her services in return for this review. All views are entirely my own unless otherwise stated.

*Nicole Burton MUA provided her make up services in return for a mention in this post.

*Yummy Mummy Maternity sent me the Anette Maternity Maxi Dress in return for a full review {coming tomorrow} and a feature in my photo shoot.

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