Laura Rachel is based in Bedford and has a studio in north Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire for maternity, newborn and family portrait sessions. Maternity sessions can also be on location, it all depends on what images you would like to remember this amazing time in your life.
Laura specialises in Maternity and Newborn photography and has trained meticulously in this genre to ensure she offers the best quality as well as safety throughout all her sessions. What Laura offers is not like any other photography in the studio, it's not a point and shoot one in and one out rush session, it's an experience. Each session is designed around the client so you know you will have the best images.
Maternity is full of gentle and elegant poses to emphasise your growing bump. Newborn sessions are natural and simple posing with no poses a baby shouldn't be placed in. Safety is the most important aspect of a newborn session to Laura and she even trains new photographers on the importance of safe newborn posing because it's very often missed. Laura creates art with all of her photography and creates unique images you will love and treasure, the perfect keepsake for your pregnancy and precious new baby.
You can read a little bit of information about each session below, fill in the form at the bottom of the page to view the price list or contact Laura to check availability around your due date. Laura limits her sessions per week to give you as much time as possible and provide the hand edited images for you. It's important to check availability early so you don't miss out.
Before the photo shoot, Laura will discuss all of the details with you including your wardrobe and how to prepare for the photo shoot. It's important you feel confident and ready beforehand so you can turn up and just focus on enjoying your session and having fun.
Included either 90 minutes or 4 hours with a full make over including hair and make up. You will feel completely pampered for the day and really make your images special. This is all done at the studio so once you turn up you can relax and enjoy your experience.
Throughout the session you will be guided through relaxed posing to capture those incredible images of your pregnancy. You're welcome to bring along your partner, other children or more family if you want a wide variety of images. Alternatively, you can make this time all about you.
Laura will talk about the poses and why they flatter your shape, this is handy for when you want to take your selfies afterwards at home! Laura has worked with women with many different body types so you can be confident that you will look your absolute best with excellent posing. The photographs are hand edited by Laura and are not 'air brushed' or heavily photoshopped. They are touched up to a professional standard.
These images are incredibly special, not just now but when your child or children are older and can appreciate how they were carried by you.
With the studio session lasting 90 minutes or 4 hours (with hair and make up), there's plenty of time for changes of outfits and backgrounds so you don't need to rush around. This time is all about you - enjoy it!
Before the session you would have booked in your due date so Laura can organise studio availability for you. Even if your bundle of joy arrives early! Laura will also discuss in detail on how to prepare for the session so you can arrive stress free and ready for those wonderful baby photos.
This is a once in a lifetime photo experience with this child (or children) so it's important to do it right, once they are over 2 months old they start to look different, it's amazing how fast they change! Your children deserve the best images.
All of the posing is relaxed and natural, including the composite backgrounds. It's all about your baby (or babies) being comfortable and looking so small and cute as they change so quickly. All poses are safe and natural, there are no awkward balancing acts, every pose is a natural position and on a comfortable beanbag. All choices with wrapping, wardrobe and blanket colours are discussed prior to the session so everything is designed around you.
Bump to Baby
If you want memories captured for over a year, from the maternity session through to your child's first birthday, then the bump to baby package would be perfect for you.
You have the option to pair a maternity & newborn session together or purchase the full package; maternity, newborn, 6 months and 12 months for optimum value for money.
This is the perfect way to document your child's first year. You are able to involve the whole family or just you and your child and really make some memories.
A bump to baby gift voucher is also available, to give someone an incredible gift.
Enquire below to receive a price list and information for your photo shoot: