Maternity Photography Lower North Shore

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Have you been looking for a newborn, baby and maternity photographer on Sydney's Lower North Shore? Welcome to Chapter One Photography where all your photography needs are found in the one place. 

Chapter One Photography is a boutique studio located in the Lower North Shore near Crows Nest. We specialize in maternity, newborn, baby and cake smash photography to ensure that you are left with memories that will last you a lifetime and beyond. 

 

We provide a full photography service including digital images, prints and products of your choice to ensure that we have options available to all individuals who step foot in our studio.. We understand the importance of having memorable images that you can treasure for eternity and beyond. Hence, this is why we have mastered capturing beautiful maternity photos. We specialise in North Sydney maternity photography and surrounding areas, contact us to find out more.

 

Our wide variety of affordable packages provide you with photographs that you can cherish for a lifetime, they can even be passed down from generation to generation so you can see all the resemblance between family members. So when you are searching for affordable maternity photography in North Sydney, you can trust that you are in good hands with Chapter One Photography, one of the lower north shore’s most sought after maternity photographers.

 

As a maternity photographer servicing the North Shore area, we will ensure that you have the best experience possible at our studio. Our main focus is on providing contemporary maternity portraits with a natural, relaxed, and personal feel.  We will endeavour to make you feel comfortable and relaxed during the photography session. We pride ourselves in providing you with the highest of quality images, both digitally and in print so that you will be happy to hang these on your wall forever. Looking back at these images, they will serve as a reminder of the beautiful journey to motherhood that you experienced, and how much of an amazing feeling it was. You can also reminisce about the love, excitement and anticipation that you underwent during the special time.  

 

We have been specialising in capturing maternity sessions as well as newborns and families in all their natural beauty for many years and look forward to adding you to our client list. 

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How To Book Your Maternity Photography On The Lower North Shore

We know how exciting it is to be pregnant - from the minute you find out to the time your little one is kicking inside you like a champion boxer.  Watching your body change and adapt to be able to bring a new person into the world really is a miracle.

Our Chapter One Photography maternity sessions are about documenting those changes artfully and stylishly so that you can remember forever.

We like to celebrate your beauty at this time of your life (even if you don't always feel so glamorous!)

 

Here are a few of our most frequently asked questions:

 

When should I book?

We suggest scheduling an appointment for between 32-36 weeks.  It is the best time as your stomach will be a perfect shape and you won’t be feeling quite so tired.  It is generally best to book your North Shore maternity photoshoot in your second trimester.  If you have only just thought about it we will still try and fit you in.  Right up until the last minute - noting our convenient position down the road from both The Mater Hospital and The Royal North Shore!

How Long Is A Session?

A maternity shoot will take around 45 mins to 1 hour.  This allows time for a few wardrobe changes so that there is variation in your gallery.  The session is calm and unhurried.  We try and do several different looks in terms of lighting and backdrops too. 

 

Where do the sessions take place?  

We have a dedicated two-room studio in Waverton (near North Sydney).  From this studio we create exactly the style of photographs you will have seen on my website and social media using our specialised lighting and shooting techniques.  

 

What about outdoor location sessions?

We don’t currently offer outdoor location sessions.  They are not easy or comfortable for pregnant women, often requiring either a dawn or sunset start to get the correct light.  This time also means that it can be cold and windy with very unpredictable weather conditions and uncomfortable terrain.  An outdoor shoot also limits the variety of outfits and ‘looks’ in a gallery.  Quite apart from that an outdoor maternity shoot will gather an audience of onlookers who will want to watch what is going on and so it's not very relaxing for the model!

I do however have some beautiful greenery and an outdoor setting on site that can be used if required.

What To Wear?

​We have a range of dresses and wraps that photograph beautifully and have been made to showcase a pregnant belly.  You can also bring your own items that you would like to wear.  Once we have a booking for you we will send full preparation information to ensure you will look perfect on the day. 

Can other family members be involved?

Sure, this baby is going to require many hands to help raise it.  We can photograph just the mum-to-be, or with a partner and or children.  We try to make the process fun and easy so that everyone is relaxed.  Your partner can also help you with wardrobe changes which can be handy.  It is fun to involve toddlers and older siblings in the process too and they are adorable in the images.

How Do We Book?

We suggest that you contact us in your second trimester to guarantee a booking.  We will then send you a booking form so that we understand your needs.  If you would like to talk things through we are always happy to have a chat and can show you through the studio as well if you like. 

When Are The Photographs Available?

​Your photographs will be delivered via an online gallery between 1-2 weeks after your session (most often within 1 week).  If you choose to order prints, canvases, books or other products we have a large range to choose from and they usually take a further 2 weeks to arrive. Generally, if your maternity shoot was at 36 weeks the ordered products will be available to collect when you bring your newborn in for their newborn photography session.

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Getting to the studio on the Lower North Shore

​The trip to our lower north shore studio in Waverton should not take long.  If you are up to it and are a local NorthSydney, Crows Nest, Wollstonecraft or Waverton resident you can even have a relaxing walk here.  It is a lovely way to start a session!

We will set a specific time for the shoot but we are flexible and sympathetic if your day doesn't go as planned!  

 

We look forward to meeting you and capturing this exciting time in your life.
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