When Sophie’s email landed in my inbox asking if I’d be up for shooting a maternity session with her and her partner Phil, I was made up – I’d been wanting to start offering maternity sessions for a while. After photographing newborns, babies and families, I realised I’d been missing another part of the story – the anticipation for the arrival, the contemplation, the expectation…the moments leading up to the moment where everything changes.

I knew that it probably wasn’t the most natural of things to let a stranger into your home to photograph such an intimate and important time of your life, and¬†especially¬†when showing your bump, so I felt pretty lucky to be trusted and invited into their lives for those couple of hours, creating photographs to look back on…

Thank you Sophie and Phil – I can’t wait for session no.2!