So, you are all booked in! First, a warm welcome from our team here at Newborn Story Photography. We are delighted that you have chosen our studio for your upcoming maternity session. We take pride in our work and aim to deliver the best quality of timeless art.

We are based in Sunderland City Centre, only a short walk from the metro/train station. We also have dedicated parking space right in front of our building for an even easier access. We maintain a warm & cosy environment, so you and your family could easily feel relaxed and at ease. 

Where to find us? 

Our address is: 44 Frederick St, Sunniside, Sunderland SR1 1NF. Please, take look at the map below:

How to prepare for your session?

We are delighted to have the opportunity to document this miraculous time when your body carries two souls in stunning photographs. In order to be successful, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible which is why we will aim to arrange the maternity session when your belly is well defined but the pregnancy fatigue hasn’t settled in yet. 

On the shoot day please make sure you are wearing comfortable clothes, paying special attention to your underwear. Please, do not wear underwear that is too dark to match our maternity gowns and dresses at the studio (or alternatively bring two sets of underwear with you, in light and dark colours). Also, make sure there are no tight straps that could leave marks on your skin, as these take a while to fade away. There's a variety of maternity dresses available at the studio, however you are also welcome to bring additional outfits to your session and get changed at the studio. 

You can also bring items related to your hobbies, work and personal interests. They can be a lovely addition and a great personal touch. 

We work with a professional make-up artist who comes to our studio upon request. If you’d like, we can schedule a make-up appointment for you, approximately 1 hour long, prior to your session. Get in touch with us for more information. 

During your session:

On the day of your session, please try to arrive on time. Not too early as it might disturb the session prior to yours and not too late so you do not lose time from your session. Once you settle in on our comfortable sofas, we will offer you some refreshments and start discussing your preferred style. 

You are welcome to show us any images from our gallery on our website, Facebook or elsewhere that you think are matching your style. You will be able to choose from a variety of styles including Fine Art, Natural ‘Simplicity’ Style and Life Style. For more information see our Inspiration Guide.

Once we have gone through all the little arrangements with you, we will proceed to the photoshoot itself. You will be invited to take your spot in front of our lovely camera. Do not worry if you feel like you are not a professional model - you do not need to be. We work with plenty of maternity poses that will let you and your bump shine in the best light possible. We will make sure that you feel comfy in front of the camera. 

After your session:

After your session, in approximately 7-10 days time, we will invite for a Reveal appointment where you would be able to see the photographs for the first time. You would be able to sit on our sofas once again, go back and experience your session once again.

If you have booked the Mini Maternity session, we will send you your own, private link to your gallery with the photos from your session.

Either way, this is the moment when you would be able to select your photos, but without any rush or sales environment. Once selected, we will prepare your order and let know as soon as it is ready. We can then either post it for you or you can pick it up from our studio.

For some inspiration, check out our Inspiration Guide. 

You are now fully prepared for your session!