5 reasons Why Maternity Photos are Important

Sometimes I get asked questions like, what is Maternity Photography? Why is Maternity Photography Important? Or Is a maternity Photoshoot worth it?

I guess the short answer goes back to the word value.

For me, like anything in life, value is the thing that determines what something means to me. By value, I mean to say, does it brings meaning, joy or genuinely makes a quantifiable difference to me? For me, where the answer is yes to these questions, they are valuable, and therefore their importance is inflated.

When we place value in something, the price is not the determining or driving factor behind our decision making. So whether something is worth it is a personal thing.

I place “value” in people, things, experiences and feelings. I also place a lot of value in photographs, moments in time, books, art, albums, etc probably because I believe an image is much more than an image, it is a moment, an expression, it is emotion, it is art. So the value I place in photography and printing for me will be more than I put in other areas of my life.

This leads me to share five reasons why I think maternity photos are important. There are many more, but these were the ones I could come up with off the top of my head.

1. You will never have this exact moment again

I generally don’t mince my words. So straight up, let me say this again for the people at the back, you will never have this moment again – not ever.

This point is kind of obvious, I know.

If you’re not sure about whether to do it, all I can say is don’t do it if your heart isn’t in it. But if a part of you wants it, then know that if you go to the effort of having a session like this, you will have this moment captured forever. And you will hopefully love them forever; your children will also see and hopefully love them when they are older too.

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2. Take a minute to celebrate your body

Yes, this is a reminder of the beauty you are and the little life inside of you. These images represent all you have gone through and will go through and, you can feel good knowing that you are celebrating every inch of your body, no matter how you feel, how you look or how you think about how you look.

I don’t ever wish to sound corny but it’s a special time, and pregnancy really is a beautiful thing. I guess everyone feels that way at times and I get that after having two kids myself. But looking back at pregnant me, I do see the beauty now more than ever.

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3. Bond a little more with your partner, or if it’s just you, get connected with you.

Whatever the vibe, I will work with it and bring more of the same, always.

Sometimes I find myself feeling a little emotional when I see couples together on these sessions. Equally, if it’s a motherhood session, I’ll encourage Mum to connect with herself, I will sense her vibe and then we can go from there.

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4. Self expression

This one’s my favourite.

You can use the session to get creative or to get intimate and soulful. We create art through emotion.

I work closely with mums to make sure the session fits our vision and feels good.


5. You won’t regret it.

It’s a bold statement, but I do find that with all of the Motherhood and maternity sessions I’ve done, I can safely say it’s something Mums do appreciate having, especially as time goes on.

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I’m Samantha. I’m a North London Family Photographer specialising in Baby Photography in London , Newborn Photography in London and Outdoor Maternity Photography in London. I am also an International Lifestyle, Portrait and Still Life Photographer. Mindful Mama of 2, leaning into conscious living. Lover of plants and light.

I create meaningful portraits that resonate with your soul. I also help conscious brands better connect with their tribe through honest storytelling and impactful imagery. 

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