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Maternity Photography in Gloucester

Whether you’ve had a happy surprise, you’ve longed for this moment for a very long time or perhaps everything has just gone exactly to plan – congratulations on your pregnancy. What your body goes through to bring your new baby into this world is absolutely incredible – although, admittedly, it doesn’t always feel that great at the time!

My maternity photoshoots are all about taking some time out for you, before your focus shifts almost entirely onto this new little person in your life. Celebrate the amazing transformation you are going through to grow your family. And treasure this time. Because, soon, those first flutters of movement, the hiccups and that precious feeling of life growing inside your body will become distant memories. The day will come when you want to remember what this moment looked like, so let me capture it for you now with the perfect keepsake – because you can’t turn back the clock

Please don’t be put off if you get nervous in front of the camera. I’m great at putting women at ease during these sessions and every pose we do (yes, we – I get involved too!) and outfit you put on is designed to make you look and feel at your best.

Maternity Gallery Slideshow


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Here’s what some of my clients had to say about their maternity photoshoots

Fran
I would whole heartedly recommend a maternity shoot with Moments by Katie Mitchell, you will not be disappointed with the experience or the amazing product (you will be spoilt for choice, trust me!), and you will have photographs to treasure forever!

Fran
Kirsty
Katie is a lovely person and a great photographer. She made me feel very comfortable during my maternity shoot and I am really happy with my photos.

Kirsty
Zoe
I had a maternity photoshoot with my husband. The atmosphere is great when doing the photoshoot and the final pictures are amazing. Would 100% recommend as a photographer!

Zoe

Maternity Session


​£299

The full Moments by Katie Mitchell photography experience with your photographs available for you in both digital format and print. These sessions are ideal for those wanting their partners or children to get involved.

  • Up to 1.5 hour session
  • Full use of maternity gowns
  • In-person photo viewing and collection
  • 10+ fully edited high resolution digital images on a USB stick
  • Ten mounted 8″ x 10″ prints
  • High resolution HD slideshow with all of your images
  • Facebook timeline cover photo
  • £100 credit towards any wall art purchase
  • £50 off your newborn session
  • £10 charity donation

Maternity Mini Session

£199

  • Up to 45 minute session
  • Full use of maternity gowns
  • 5 fully edited high resolution digital images via download
  • £10 charity donation

Pregnancy Collage

£49 per month

  • Photo sessions taken every three weeks during your pregnancy
  • Full use of maternity gowns and props
  • One fully edited high resolution digital image of your collage
  • Credit towards wall art and your newborn photoshoot

Pregnancy Collage Gloucester

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To book your maternity photoshoot, please contact me

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Newborn Photoshoots FAQs

Yes! If you fancy making your photoshoot that little bit more special, you can get your hair and make-up professionally done right here in my studio before your session. I work closely with the lovely Gemma Hull who specialises in gorgeous natural make-up and ‘wow’ hairstyles that will make you look and feel amazing. To see some of Gemma’s work, head on over to her website Gemma Hull Hair and Make-Up. Full hair and make-up costs just £65 and may be included as part of your deposit (but will not be refundable).

No, you are welcome to make a bespoke order. There is, however, a minimum spend equal to the relevant silver package.

Ideally, yes. The purpose of the view and order session is for you to sit back and enjoy your photographs and decide which, if any, package is right for you. Additional view and order sessions may be requested, however a booking fee will apply.

Yes! Although there are lots of photographers who choose to use natural light for newborn photography, I prefer the control that studio lighting gives me to really create the style of image that I love and am known for.

You needn’t worry though, the very short duration and unfocused nature of the flashes make flash photography perfectly safe for your newborn baby’s eyes.

A newborn photoshoot typically lasts between 2-4 hours, but can sometimes take longer. Babies are all different – some might comfortably sleep through their entire session whereas others might be in a phase of cluster feeding which makes it difficult to get a good sleep period for me to work my magic. It just all depends on the baby and how they’re feeling on the day. The pace is set entirely by them. And if that means I need more than four hours to get you a beautiful gallery full of photographs, then that’s absolutely fine. Please don’t plan anything else for the rest of the day – then we can all relax and enjoy the experience without any outside pressures.

Prices for newborn photoshoots vary wildly. And whilst I understand that cost is likely to be a factor in choosing your photographer, I would highly recommend that you do not base your decision solely on price.

  • Safety is paramount. You’d be shocked by how many people buy a ‘proper’ camera and call themselves a professional newborn photographer, without ever having completed any training on how to safely handle and pose a newborn. Newborn photography training costs hundreds of pounds; make sure your photographer has invested in theirs.
  • Your baby will never be this small again. If capturing this precious time is important to you, don’t scrimp on your photographs. Because if you make the wrong choice and find you don’t like them, you may never get the opportunity to retake them. Choose a photographer who has a great, consistent style that you LOVE.
  • There’s a lot to be said for gut instinct. Meet or at least talk to your photographer before booking and make sure you get a good feeling from them. After all, you’ll be handing over your most precious creation!

If you’d like to know more about how much my newborn photoshoots cost, head to my newborn photography page.

As a newborn photographer, I have to be really careful not to pass on any nasty germs to the babies that enter my studio so, please, if you have any contagious illnesses, I do ask that you stay away from the studio for at least 48 hours. There is no charge for rescheduling planned sessions due to illness, so let’s be safe rather than sorry.

As your photoshoot draws to a close, we’ll arrange a convenient date and time for you to return to the studio for your view and order session. I don’t like to keep clients waiting too long, so I normally aim to get you back within a couple of weeks of your photo session.

If you can’t wait that long, you’ll be offered the opportunity of a sneak peek of one of your photographs on Facebook the evening of your photoshoot. Please note that I need your consent to use your images in this manner, so if you have not already opted into this within your contract, you may be asked to complete a model release form.

At your view and order appointment, you’ll be shown a beautiful, customised slideshow of all of your photographs. You’ll be reminded of the packages available and shown the art of the possible when it comes to wall art. And then it’s up to you to choose how you’d like to proceed. There’s never any pressure and, of course, if you don’t fall in love with your photographs, I will happily refund your deposit. Thankfully I can report that 100% of my clients have loved their photographs!

Orders are to be made at the view and order session so please make sure all decision makers can attend. I accept cash or debit card and can also offer payment plans if necessary.

I am passionate about helping families across Gloucestershire to celebrate family life but I know that not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to afford a luxury such as professional photography to help them do this. From an early stage in my business, I decided that I would do my bit to support those who can’t, so I chose to donate a portion of all standard packages sold to two charities in Gloucestershire that resonated with my values, Gloucestershire Bundles and The Family Haven.

You can find out a little more about this here.

A £100 deposit is payable for all photo sessions to secure your booking. This is then used as a credit towards whichever package or products you would like to buy. The deposit is non-refundable in the event of a no-show.

After the formalities of booking are over and done with, you’ll get an email confirming everything you need to know about your newborn photography session (you can get a head start with the blog post How to Prepare for Your Newborn Portrait Photography Session) and inviting you to my home photography studio (soon to be garden studio – eek!) in Gloucester.

You can expect to be in the studio for around two to four hours but don’t worry, your new baby won’t be in front of the camera the entire time – I allow plenty of time for feeds and cuddles!​

At the end of your photo session, we’ll arrange the best time for you to come back for your in-person photo viewing and order session. We’ll normally aim for about two weeks later because I don’t want to keep you hanging for too long! If you’re up for it, you’ll get the option of a sneak peek of your photos on Facebook that very same evening.

To find out more about what to expect, read this blog post.

Newborn photography sessions best take place between the ages of five and 28 days. Some photographers might only accept babies in the first few weeks and others might allow a bit later, but generally, the best time to photograph a newborn is in those first few weeks of their life. Because that puts us on quite a tight timescale, I would highly recommend booking your session well in advance to avoid disappointment. In fact, as soon as you’ve had your 20 week scan, I would recommend getting in touch to put a date in the diary.

Of course we have no idea when your new arrival is going to, well, arrive, so we’ll aim for about 5-7 days after your due date. Then if we need to move things around, it’s no problem.

After your photoshoot, your photographs will be edited to my highest standards before being presented to you. This process typically takes two weeks, however may take a little longer during busy periods. As soon as your photographs are ready, you’ll be invited back for your personal view and order session, where you’ll be able to view your photographs and choose the packages and products that you would like to purchase.

Please note that some mini sessions and event photography packages may not include a personal view and order session; in these cases you will be provided with an online gallery from which to download your photographs.

My studio is located at my home in Longlevens, moments off the A40 and M5 motorway, making it ideally situated for clients in Gloucester, Cheltenham and further afield.

I’d love to! But I will never show your photographs to anyone without your consent. When you sign your portrait photography contract, you’ll be asked permission to use photographs from your session for marketing purposes. I know that some people feel uneasy about this until they’ve seen their images and that’s fine. You’re welcome to make up your mind at your view and order session and, if you’re happy for me to share your beautiful images with the world, I’ll simply fill ask you to fill in a model release consent form. And of course, if you’d prefer they stayed private, then that’s absolutely fine as well.

I wrote a blog post which goes into a little more detail about this here.

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To book your maternity photoshoot, please contact me

Contact Katie