A mum-to-be wearing a black bodysuit lying down posing for a photo during her maternity photography session.

Capturing Memories: Why You Should Have a Maternity Photoshoot.

Capturing Memories: Why You Should Have a Maternity Photoshoot.

Pregnancy is a magical journey that deserves to be celebrated, cherished and documented. And what better way to do this than through a maternity photoshoot? I know.. I know.. You are not feeling particularly front-of-the-camera ready right now. I get it, but you know what? This is the start of your baby’s journey and it surely needs celebrating!

Pregnancy is an exciting time, and with the right photographer (ahem → us!), you can create lasting memories that you can look back on fondly for years to come. In this blog post, we will discuss why you should have a maternity photoshoot and the benefits of these bump sessions. Ready? Let’s get started.



A maternity photo shoot is a perfect way to celebrate this special time in your life. After all, being pregnant is a significant milestone in anyone’s life.

 Expecting a baby is such a joyful and exciting part of parenthood and your journey with your partner.

No matter if it’s your first or your last pregnancy either. Each pregnancy is unique and it’s so incredibly important to be able to capture these wonderful and lasting memories before your baby arrives.

Here are my 10 reasons to consider maternity photography in Sydney.


A maternity photo shoot is an exciting and wonderful way to capture this incredibly special time in your life. You simply don’t want to miss capturing this milestone in your parenthood journey.

You may be on the fence about it right now, but having images of you with your pregnant bump can be a really special experience.

Not to mention, your children will love looking at those images of mum with them in her belly!!


We have bridal showers to celebrate getting married followed by professional photos taken at our wedding.

Many of our expectant mums have baby showers to celebrate the impending arrival of their newborn babies. So why not commemorate it with a pregnancy photo session to look back on?

When you are expecting, you may feel you do not have the energy to attend a photoshoot. You may have concerns about the changes your body has gone through while expecting. 

Even though these worries are understandable, a great maternity photographer can ensure to pose you in the most flattering ways, using the best lighting techniques, to create beautiful portraits that you’ll love when you go through them in the future.

A maternity photo-shoot allows you to celebrate your pregnancy journey and all the changes your body has gone through. This photoshoot is your opportunity to show off your bump and capture your pregnancy glow. 

A maternity photoshoot can help boost your confidence and remind you of the beauty and amazing capability of your body during this time. It can be a chance to celebrate the joy and excitement of this new chapter in your life.

Maternity photography can also be a beautiful form of art. With the right photographer, you can create stunning and unique images that capture the beauty and essence of pregnancy.

A mum-to-be wearing a deep red coloured gown posing during a maternity photography session in Sydney.


Pregnancy can be a stressful time, but a maternity photoshoot can be a way to relax and enjoy the moment.

You can take a break from preparing for the baby and focus on the joy of the experience.

Having your hair and make-up done for your maternity photography session, trying on and posing for your photos in different dresses can be a fun and exciting experience.

It can also be a special day to pamper and treat yourself. Perhaps followed by a nice romantic dinner with your partner? Why not!


New dads can sometimes feel left out during pregnancy. Having a maternity photography session is a great way to help you bond with your partner. 

It helps you both to celebrate the excitement of waiting for and the impending arrival of your brand-new baby together. As well as an opportunity to celebrate him as a new dad-to-be.

A maternity photoshoot is not only about capturing your individual journey but also about celebrating the connection between you and your partner. It’s a chance to pause and reflect on the incredible bond you share as you prepare to embark on this new chapter together.

From tender moments of affection to playful interactions, the photoshoot provides a platform to showcase the love and anticipation you both feel.

These images will serve as a reminder of the deep connection you have and the exciting adventure you’re about to embark on as parents.


A young couple expecting their first baby hugging each other during a maternity photoshoot.


Did I mention you are making a human? Don’t think it’s a small feat! We are tired… we are exhausted!! All the nutrients from our body are being sent to that tiny growing person, and we can’t even have a coffee to perk up. Everthing feels inflated, from our ankles to our nostrils.

Pregnancy can sometimes make you feel less confident about your body, but a maternity photoshoot can help you feel empowered and confident. We will capture your preganancy journey in a way that hightlights your beauty and makes you feel like a goddess that you are. Anything you’d rather hide? Have a favourite profile? Favourite pose? Let us know and we will make sure all of it is considered during your photoshoot. You’ll be surprised how stunnin you look in your maternity wear! 


With a baby on the way, you have lots to think about. Many things to purchase and you might be on a tight budget. Understandably, you may be thinking spending money on your maternity photoshoot is something you can’t afford.

However, please remember. You can’t turn the clock back, and once your baby is here you may wish you’d captured your pregnancy when your baby and you were as one.


Maternity photos can be a beautiful family heirlooms that can be treasured for generations to come.

You can always bring your children and partner with you. It’s a great way to bond with your family. There’s enough space at the studio for everyone and we would love to photograph this journey for you all. 

Your family can look back on these portraits and treasure the love and excitement they capture and freeze at that moment in time. 

These are also the very first photographs in your baby’s biography!

A young mother expecting her second baby posing for a photo with her husband and first child during a pregnancy photoshoot.


By booking your maternity photoshoot with an experienced maternity photographer you can be sure your photos will be of the highest quality and will capture you in the best light that your phone camera would not be able to.


A maternity photoshoot can be individually tailored to your style and preference. With the help of your photographer, you can plan the overall feel of the photo shoot to make it unique for you and your family.

A maternity photoshoot is a one-of-a-kind experience that you’ll always remember. Even if you are not quite convinced yet or maybe don’t feel up for it at the moment.

It allows you to have fun and be creative while capturing beautiful moments for a lifetime.

Together we will plan everything from outfits to locations, to ensure that your photoshoot is a reflection of your personality and style. We want you to see YOU in every photo we create together. 


Nine long months of sickness, doctors’ appointments, body changes, tiredness, and hormones…. I believe you deserve a special gift!

A lasting memory of this special time in your life to look back on for years to come!

Why not treat yourself? You deserve this!

A gorgeous young woman wearing an orange gown posing for a maternity photo during a photoshoot in Sydney.

A maternity photoshoot is an opportunity to celebrate your pregnancy journey, bond with your family, boost your confidence, create lasting memories and have an overall unique and special experience. So go ahead and book your maternity photoshoot; you won’t regret it. 

The thing we always tell our clients is once your dinky one is with us, you can’t go back and capture those memories again. We will look after you, we will make sure together we create the most magical collection of images that you can imagine. From sensual black and white, minimalistic monochrome, airy and light, through natural, to opulent, colourful, glamorous, vivid and show-stopping. Sky and imagination are the limit. We are here to fuel your photo desires, whether it’s creating something completely new, or bringing to life one of our classic themes. 

With years of experience under our belt, we will understand your vision and capture your pregnancy journey in a way that reflects your personality. Remember, you only get to experience pregnancy a few times in your life, so make the most of it by documenting it in the most beautiful way possible. Let us take care of you. You and your baby are both worth those memories. 


Pregnancy is a wonderful experience, and capturing it with the help of a professional maternity photographer is an investment you won’t regret.

We hope this blog helps you appreciate and consider the reasons why we feel maternity photography is something very important. Try it! You’ll have so much fun!

We recommend your book your maternity photoshoot for around 28-32 weeks of your pregnancy. From experience, we can say this is the time when our expectant mums feel their best. They have that beautiful pregnancy glow. And it’s before they start feeling too tired or uncomfortable to pose for the camera. 

You’re further ahead already? No problem! Get in touch and we’ll try our best to fit you in!

You can see our Maternity Portfolio showing you what your maternity photoshoot could look like.

Have any questions?

Hi, I’m Reka, the photographer behind HelloBABY Photography. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to get in touch via email on contact@hellobaby.com.au or by booking your consultation below.

Newborn photographer, Reka Choy, posing for a portrait in a dusty pink dress.


If you are interested in booking a maternity, newborn or family studio session with HelloBABY Photography there are a couple of ways you can do this. 

You can simply book a session via the website – should you require a different date than those available in our online calendar, please get in touch via email at contact@hellobaby.com.au.

I look forward to hearing from you xx 


Are you looking to book your newborn baby’s photoshoot, but not sure what to consider, how to prepare or where to begin? Read our top tips included in our Ultimate Newborn Photoshoot Guide.

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