Congratulations, your pregnant!
Pregnancy is such an exciting time in any ladies life - every day is a step closer to meeting the little bundle of joy you are growing patiently inside of you.
Maternity sessions are so much fun, and towards the end of my pregnancy I remember I practically lived in jogging bottoms and t-shirts, and nothing fit, and I was tired and hadn't actually got dressed up for quite a few months.
My Maternity sessions not only capture and record professional photo's of your baby bump as a keepsake reminder, but my sessions are designed to make mam's to feel super glam and amazing!
I have photographed a few families expecting their first baby, shooting the traditional pregnancy style photo's wearing casual clothes, and maybe your partner's shirt, and I still capture these as part of your maternity session, but I want to my mama to be's to look and feel......GORGEOUS!
Do something for you, before you time is taken up with your new baby when he or she arrives into the world.
As females, we always feel that we need to have an occasion or an excuse to do something and never much for ourselves. Maternity portraits are often overlooked because of the impending arrival of your baby - maybe you don't feel nice, or your scared of feeling huge - why not celebrate this magical time of what your body is doing...... creating life!
Your body is changing, so embrace those curves and feel super confident and stunning in front of the camera, get those 'WOW' pictures for your facebook or Art work for your home.
I provide a selection of stunning slips, dresses and lacy garments for you to wear during your session
you can wear as many of the items as you wish to change up your looks during your time in the studio, and you can wear as much or a little as you want.
My most requested maternity pose is an implied nude in black & white showing off your new baby bump curves - your body is amazing!
I know how to flatter and poses ladies to look their very best.
Partners and baby's siblings are more than welcome to be involved in your maternity session, making your images much more intimate and special with your family.
Your pregnancy is a very special time, and much like the newborn baby stage, it's an irreplaceable time too.
Nothing to wear?
Don't worry - choose from our ever growing collection of slips, dresses and gowns to wear at your shoot.
Maternity sessions all take place at my studio based in Longridge Nr Preston, Lancashire.
The studio is warm & welcoming with a growing selection of slips, gowns & dresses to wear during your photo shoot.
With a private changing area, you can try on as many of the dresses as you wish to choose the perfect one for you.
I have contacts of local Make up artists should you wish to have your hair and make up professionally done before your shoot.
If you are still un-decided about booking your maternity photo shoot - why not take advantage of this amazing opportunity.
For all ladies who pre-book their newborn baby photo shoot on or before 30 weeks pregnant, you will receive a complimentary mini maternity session at around 36 weeks.
Then simply view your baby bump pictures together with your newborn baby ones, and combine your favourite images into your chosen package.
Some of my client's opted for the complimentary mini maternity session option, and when they saw their images they were happy they had the option to do it as they would not have considered it otherwise and they are so glad they have these memories.
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Sarah Mclean Photography
14a Berry Lane, Longridge PR3 3JA
I was lucky enough to bag myself a spot with Aspire Photography at the beginning of this month.
Not only did we learn about internet blogging at Aspire, they also set up a location shoot with real models.
For those of you who may not be familiar with Aspire and what they have to offer, I can only describe it as a huge photographer's playground - located in Carnforth, Aspire is hidden away amongst the trees and country foiliage. As i twisted and turned around the drive I pulled up to the courtyard - a photographer's shooting paradise!
Aspire offer lots of different courses from wedding training, marketing and even food photography.
So after the welcomes and teas & amazing yummy cookies we grabbed our gear and headed to the 'Photographer's Paradise'.
Now being a studio photographer, I mainly use studio lighting in a dimly lit room and control the lights to acheive my vision in camera, so it was fantastic to venture outdoors and re-kindle my love for location portraits.
It was great to learn even more about photography, and even more valuable - finding the gorgeous light.
When I shoot portraits outdoors, wether it is a family or a wedding, I always have my flash gun firing away, and today I was taken out of my comfort zone and using NO flash at all!
I was in my element! I loved the results of finding the perfect light, and how stunning these portraits turned out.
One thing I love is learning more, and more, and I NEVER stop learning.
Always be the better photographer than the one you were yesterday :-)
I loved photographing this trio of siblings, they were fantastic to shoot, and took direction really well. even the little one who was dying to escape to run around.
I hope to get out from the studio once in a while to have some 'play time' with my new skills.
Sarah McLean Photography
Studio: 14a Berry Lane, Longridge PR3 3JA
Tel: 01772 784499
As a portrait photographer, this question pops up quite a lot prior to sessions on the phone consultation.
And with more and more maternity sessions becoming more popular, ladies want to look their best with their beautiful baby bumps.
During pregnancy, ladies tend to feel, bloated and swollen and a great way to boost their self confidence and self esteem is to book a Pregnancy photo shoot, as well as stunning imagery of their changing body, a memory keepsake, or even just a record of how large their bumps were, it is my job to make 'YOU' feel amazing.
So you take the plunge, pick up the phone and book your session.........EEEEKKKK 'what do I wear?
If you were any thing like me during pregnancy, then nothing fitted, and if it fitted it was horrible and frumpy :-(
What I suggest to ladies, wear just your skin, or underwear. If you feel a little insecure bring along a pair of jeans and your hubby's shirt, by the end of the shoot you are confident to show of your new beautiful shape.
Maternity Photoshoot - must have props
"ok I have every thing on your list, but I have stretch marks"
If you are self conscious of your 'Tigeress Stripes' these can be taken care of in the editing room after the shoot - if required.
Now I have gone a little off topic now as I should be advising you of what to wear during your session - well we have already covered it, just check these ladies out who kept it simple during their session, Jeans, Shirt, Underwear. I will let you look at the images and decide.
Bump 2 Birth & Belly Beautiful Packages are available here:
Sarah McLean Photography
Studio: 14a Berry Lane, Longridge. PR3 3JA
Tel: 01772 784499 or 07580128801
I love to have some fun with my portraiture, and inject some fantasy and fun into creating special portraits.
I decided to go with a hot air balloon for this project, and create a stunning image to display in my studio window, which is very fitting as I am an upstairs studio.
I now offer this as additional to my newborn sessions (you would add this at your Reveal & Order session and order this on one of our stunning HD Acrylic or Canvas wall art products.
Do something different with your newborn portraits with Sarah McLean Photography
Sarah McLean Photography
Studio 14a Berry Lane , Longridge PR3 3JA
Tel: 01772 784499 or 07580128801
I am so excited to tell you that Sarah McLean Photography will be running from her own Baby Boutique Studio, located in the heart of the Ribble Valley.
Preparations are under way to get the new studio ready for opening it's doors - I cannot wait to photograph my first newborn in my new studio space!
In the mean time, please see the sneek peek of baby William, he was such a cutie, and slept through his session.
Im loving this hat with my blue backdrop, these colours suit the boys.
If you are thinking of having newborn photo's captured, you can pencil your little one in as early as your 20 week scan. This ensures you are guaranteed a slot when baby arrives.
Book now: 07580128801
If you are looking for a newborn photographer, then make sure you don't miss out on this fantastic offer. This offer is valid for new bookings for newborn photography, and also advanced newborn bookings too. I take bookings from as early as your 20 week scan.
For all newborn sessions booked on or before the 31st July 2016 we are also giving you a complimentary 'Little Sitter' (worth £59!) session when your baby reaches his/her next milestone at 6+ months. The sitter session also includes your favourite image as a beautiful print too.
Why book a Little Sitter session?
- Little Sitter sessions are a perfect follow on session for when your baby can sit un-aided before they start crawling. Babies at this age are full of smiles, giggles and expressions and the perfect follow on portrait session to add to your newborn photo collection. These sessions really capture your babies personality!
To claim this fantastic offer, please quote 'sitter7' when booking your newborn session.
Call Now: 07580128801
I loved Harrison's newborn session so much, he was so happy & smiley all the way through. I created some beautiful memories for Mummy & Daddy, and this one has to be my favourite smiley photo.
I love how he looks like he is dreaming away here, lovely and peaceful and relaxed.
I always ensure baby is happy during his/her photo session, it's my number one priority.
If you are currently looking for a newborn photographer, or know some one who may be looking for one, I can pencil your little one's into my diary before they even arrive.
I do get very busy, especially in busy months at certain times of the year, advance booking is advised to ensure you are guaranteed a spot.
Reserve your spot today, call me now on: 07580128801
Baby Ethan was a dream to photograph, he slept all the way through his session and we were done and dusted in 2 hours!
Here a few of my favourite photo's from his session - we even got the froggy pose! I have also included some behind the scenes to show how this difficult pose was executed so you can be assured that baby safety is my number one priority.
Now below is the trade secret we love to share, only because there is evidence of this pose being copied with out the safety precautions and your baby could be injured if this is being carried out by untrained person's.
This pose MUST be a composite image. What is one of these?
Well a composite are two individual images stitched together with the magic of photoshop.
Here you can see baby is fully supported by dad in the two bottom shots, so baby is comfortable and safe at all times.
This has to be one of my favourite set ups at the minute with my new supercute american Ted, flown over from the U.S.A and my beautiful kidsilk romper set.
And prop shot, he looks so adorable 'snoozing' in the well bucket with my knitted night cap and teddy.
If your looking to have newborn photo's of your little one, or know someone who is looking for a newborn photographer, please share my details with them.
I take advanced bookings from as early as your 20 week scan to guarantee you a place, as places are limited.
Some of you who know me may already know that this Sunday I am competing in the International Pole And Aerial Tournaments - in the category, intermediate aerial silks. (IPAAT).
You may have come across my story a few weeks ago in the Clitheroe Advertiser & The Longridge News, as it isn't just me locally that is also competing, I am sharing this great experience with My sister Ana (Intermediate Hoop), and my sister in law Hayley (advanced silks) Making us a sister Trio in the whole competition.
We have been training for the last couple of months, blood, sweat, burns and tears have gone into out aerial performances, and yes occasionally I think we are boarderline crazy, and think to ourselves "what the heck are we doing?"
When I first started aerial at The Aerial Lounge in Clitheroe a year and a half ago I could barley lift my own body weight, let alone climb the silks.
Six months passed and I doubted I would even get off the ground! Then one day I DID IT! I climbed up!
After then I got the first feeling of flying! my strength was improving and I could learn more tricks.
This was my first goal, to have my first aerial photo shoot. Although I wasn't too far from the ground a lot of training went into achieving this pose.
Soon a year had passed and I was focusing my training for my first ever routine at the annual Christmas Showcase.
Nerves nearly got the better of me, and I nearly jibbed a few times, but I did it, I got on that stage and gave it my all. I was elated and buzzing when I finished I wanted to do it all over again.
So I decided to give myself the ultimate challenge and enter the IPAAT.
I submitted my video, not even considering I would make the semi-finals, let alone the finals - BUT I did!
So wish me luck for me on Sunday the 19th June 2016.
Mr & Mrs Perry were married at the Stunning historic 14th century timbered mansion - Samlesbury Hall situated in the heart of Lancashire, provided beautiful backdrops for their wedding photo album.
Their spring wedding celebrations started a few miles down the road at the Tickled Trout Hotel in Preston, where Mrs Perry and her four beautiful bridesmaids were excitedly getting ready, busy having their hair & make up professionally applied, and getting ready in the stunning handmade dresses.
Here are some of the highlights below;
Venue: Samlesbury Hall Preston
Photography: Sarah McLean Photography
Sarah McLean is a newborn portrait photographer providing her service to the Ribble Valley & Lancashire. She specialises in Newborns, Babies, Children, Families .