Maternity photography in North London

Pregnancy can be a tough time, both physically and emotionally. But it’s also the most awe-inspiring, miraculous, empowering journey we ever go through. So while I’m not going to come in and overwhelm you with poses and outfits, I do want our maternity photoshoot to be enjoyable, uplifting and - dare I say it - fun!

I want our time together to look and feel like a relaxed morning at home, or a gentle stroll outdoors. If you want to get your partner or your children in the photos with you, it’ll be like a couples shoot or a family shoot, just with a bump.

The timeless beauty and style of my work comes from the subtle care and attention I give to the framing and the composition. I’ll guide you towards the best light, or suggest places to sit so that we get the best photos. But above all, I want the photos to look organic and natural.

I want you to be able to look through the photos with your child in years to come, and for them to see what your life was like before they were born.

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Motherhood is a bond like no other, and it lasts a lifetime.

My maternity photography isn’t just about capturing you and your bump. It’s about capturing the tapestry of love and connections that surround you. Your partner’s arms wrapped around you, their head on your shoulder as you talk about the future together. Your child’s ear pressed to your bump, listening intently as their younger sibling wriggles inside.

For some of my families, their roots run deep, and London will always be home. For others, the wanderlust is strong, and London is just one of many stepping stones in a long and winding path. But whatever your future may hold, this is one chapter of your life you’ll never want to forget. The love you felt for each other. The place you called home, if only for a while. The months before they came.

If you’re looking for a maternity photographer in North London, I’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch today.

My North London maternity photoshoots are:


Relaxed, calming and empowering

Gently guided, but natural



Focused on moments of connection

An enjoyable experience in themselves






During the session

Before the session

After your session

I want our maternity photoshoot together to be something you can look forward to in the middle of all the excitement and nest-building. So there’ll be no pressure on you to perform or pose. I’ll give you gentle guidance towards the most beautiful light or framing so that we can get beautiful, artistic shots. But apart from that, I’ll step back and give you space to soak in the moment together as a family.

The best time to book your maternity photoshoot is around the 28-34 weeks stage of your pregnancy. This is the perfect window where you’ve got a beautiful bump, but you’re (hopefully!) not feeling too uncomfortable. If you're due sooner than that though, still feel free to get in touch in case I can slot you in last minute! As soon as you think you'd like a shoot get in touch and we can talk about location options depending on when you're due and whether you'd prefer to be in-home or outdoors.

Your gallery and slideshow will be ready for viewing a few weeks after your shoot. I'll check in with you to ask when the most convenient time is, then send it over when you decide is best. Once opened, it will stay active for 72 hours for you to choose and download your included images and decide if you'd like to upgrade. If you decide to do so, it will stay open for a further month for you to download your additional images and choose any products.


We spent a magical summer evening with Melissa for our maternity photo session prior to having our first baby.

It was important for us to have our Welsh Terrier, Toby, join our photo session as well. Not all photographers are comfortable with photographing dogs, but Melissa enthusiastically welcomed Toby into our photo shoot. Melissa was so kind and immediately put us at ease. She made us feel so comfortable, it was as if we were walking around with a friend.

When we received our photos, we were in awe. We loved each and every single photo. Melissa has an amazing eye and she captured this special time in our life beautifully. Even the photos with Toby were perfect! It can be challenging to get him to look at the camera and smile, but Melissa worked her magic.

Thank you so much for such gorgeous photos! We can’t wait to have another photo session with you in the future, but this time with baby in tow.

- Santangelo-Petrie Family




Maternity Base Session Fee


  • A detailed pre-shoot preparation and styling guide to ensure you feel relaxed and at your best on the day
  • Consultations over email and the phone to answer any queries or concerns you may have
  • A bespoke questionnaire to help me get to know your lovely family, so I can tailor the session to your needs
  • 1 hour photoshoot
  • Travel within London (Zones 1-4)
  • Up to 4 immediate families members included
  • A password protected online viewing gallery to view your beautifully hand-edited images
  • 3 hand edited high resolution photos to download with printing rights
  • Upgrade options available - please contact me for full details