Maternity photography has been around for a while. Though maybe not for everybody, it is a great way of celebrating these amazing 9 months when your body is carrying two souls at the same time. 

How to find our studio:

We would love to welcome you to 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.

Our studio is located in Sunderland City Centre, only a short walk from the metro/train station. And to make things easier, you would be able to park right in front of our building for 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. 

When you're booking your shoot, feel free to send us some examples of photos/poses or colours you like. Is you have already some ideas for your own shoot, we will try to match that as much as possible.

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:

We would love to start your session on time! So please, arrive only a few minutes prior to your session. If you have booked an Exclusive Maternity Experience or Bump2Baby, remember that your partner, kids or even your dog are welcome to join us. We will then invite you to settle in on our comfortable sofas. You will be offered some refreshments and we can then go ahead and start discussing your preferred style. 

Once again, 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. Simply put, your shoot can be romantic, vintage, classic, elegant... or a fine mix of all of these.

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 Maternity Portfolio or find us on Instagram

You are now fully prepared for your shoot!