A maternity photoshoot is more than just an opportunity to capture this unique and special moment in your life. It’s a way for you to express yourself authentically and celebrate the new, life-changing journey that lies ahead. At Ohope Beach, I was fortunate enough to document a stunning maternity session for soon-to-be-parents, Alex and Quinn.

In this blog, I’ll take you through the importance of understanding who you are as a person to fetch the best out of your maternity photoshoot experience. We’ll also discuss the impact maternity photography has on individuals and society. Plus, I’ll share my thoughts on the relevance of maternity photography in today’s world 🙂

The Importance of Knowing You: Connecting with the Photographer

As a photographer, it’s crucial for me to have a connection with my subjects. Understanding you as a person, your likes, dislikes, hobbies, and emotions allow me to tailor the photoshoot to your unique personality. A maternity photoshoot is more than just clicking pictures; it’s about capturing your essence and your feelings at this pivotal moment in your life.

For instance, during the maternity session with Alex and Quinn, I fortunately already knew a bit about their background, their interests, and their love story. Knowing their story allowed me to create a photoshoot that felt genuinely true to them whilst honouring their journey into parenthood.

Alex had the idea to head to West End, Ohope for her photo session because this is where a lot of ‘life’ has happened for the couple. West End is a special place to these two and because of her keen surfing background it only made sense!

The Impact of Maternity Photography on Individuals and Society

The recent trend of sharing maternity photos on social media platforms has contributed to the growing acceptance and normalisation of pregnant bodies. This not only empowers women to embrace their changing bodies with pride but also encourages other women in society to adopt a more positive attitude towards their own pregnancies.

Maternity photoshoots play a significant role in boosting the confidence and self-esteem of pregnant women. Additionally, including the spouse or partner in the photoshoot can also help strengthen the bond between the couple as they prepare to welcome their new addition to the family.

And so, let me show you how beautiful those incredible tiger stripes truly are because they each tell a story! Falling pregnant is such a blessing and I am very grateful to be documenting such a pivotal time in your lives!

My Thoughts on Maternity Photography in Today’s World

In today’s world where social media and personal photography have become the norm, the importance of maternity photoshoots has only increased. Maternity photo sessions are all about capturing the pivotal moments of pregnancy. Realistically, each pregnancy moment you’ll experience is not going to be a joyous one (morning sickness etc) but with a maternity photo session we can capture all of the real and heart fluttering moments that remind you of why this journey is such a special and monumental one.


February 8, 2023

A mum-to-be having her maternity photoshoot in the water of Ohope by Eilish Burt Photography

Maternity Photoshoot, Ohope – Alex, Quinn + Bump

Eilish Burt


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *