I shot Verity and Dave’s wedding back in 2018 at the beautiful Bridal Barn. When I found out they were having a baby I was over the moon for them, they’re two of the loveliest people that I’ve ever met so I knew they were going to make the most wonderful parents. When they got in touch with me asking if I would do a bump shoot for them I couldn’t have been happier, it’s something that I’ve wanted to do for quite some time but I’ve always been really busy shooting weddings so I’ve never had the time to advertise for it. We did their shoot in December as Verity was due at the end of January, it’s always best to do maternity shoots about a month before your due date, just in case baby decides to arrive a bit earlier than planned! Verity and Dave picked out a little spot a short walk from their house where they wanted to do the shoot, the light was beautiful and even though it was a bit chilly being December it was warm enough to abandon the coats while we were shooting. I was SO impressed with Verity’s determination to get good photographs, we walked up a small hill and I was out of breath by the time we got to the top, Verity was growing a human and it didn’t seem to phase her at all!
It was lovely to see Verity and Dave again after their wedding day, I feel very privileged to have the chance to photograph such significant moments like these in my couples lives. We’re going to be doing another shoot later on in the year with their beautiful baby boy, I can’t wait to meet him and to get some beautiful photographs of him with Verity and Dave. During the shoot Verity and Dave told me about potential names they had for their little one and talked about some of the things they were most excited about when they arrived. Pregnancy is such a special, fleeting time, it’s so important to take a bit of time out to appreciate it and to capture the moment, a maternity shoot is the perfect way to do this.
After the shoot we warmed up at the beautiful Woodbridge in Coalport where Verity and Dave very kindly treated me to a meal. It was so lovely to be able to catch up with them, we had a good chat about tv shows we’d been watching, work and general life. One of my favourite things about my job is when my couples become my friends too!
If you’re thinking about having a maternity shoot then please get in touch, I would love to hear from you!