Lancashire Maternity Photographer

Alternative Maternity and Bump Photography and Videography

Looking for an alternative to the styled and posed maternity photography? Like the idea of capturing life as it is now before baby arrives in a natural and candid way? Let me help you capture a little bit of this pregnancy before your little one arrives! 

Capture the story of your ‘bump to newborn baby’ with a candid, relaxed style of photography and film in the comfort of your own home. This natural and candid maternity photoshoot is perfect for you if you’re after documenting this journey of growing a human in a more ‘real’ way.

Pregnancy, a growing bump and all the emotions (and hormones) that come with it can actually be a wonderful time in your life to document. Whether it’s the two of you as first time parents to be or you’re growing the family and would love the siblings involved too, I’d love to help you capture this part of your lives together.

If posing and studio shoots aren’t for you then I’d love to share more about my more relaxed, home family photo shoots. Keep scrolling to find out more….

fun candid photo of mum, bump and son having fun during photoshoot

‘Bump’ Family Shoot – Lancashire Bump Photographer

I’m guessing you’ve been looking for an alternative maternity photo shoot to capture a little bit of your pregnancy before baby arrives? Something that’s a little more natural than the posed bump photography we’re used to seeing?

You like the idea of having family life documented without the fuss or formal posing and trying to capture life right now in a relaxed and discreet way.

Documentary style family photography is all about documenting an accurate representation of family life.

Expecting – First Time Parents and Baby Bump at Home

If you’re expecting and will be first-time parents it’s all about documenting that excitement waiting for baby to arrive.

The little details you’ve made time to do, from baby’s first nursery and bedroom to little gifts you’ve already bought in anticipation.

But it’s also about your relationship too. That connection as a couple and capturing a little of that before life changes with the arrival of your new baby.

Growing Family – A New Addition!

I know for some parents a bump shoot to capture their growing family is usually spurred on because they felt they missed that time the first time around. The focus was on capturing the newborn baby and not on the family as a whole.

It’s always fun documenting life growing a bump with a sibling (or two) because pregnancy is rarely the same as the first time when you’re being kept on your toes!

Being able to capture books being read to the bump, little bump kisses or even slightly rough hugs from a big brother are always fun memories to have before another big change in the dynamtics of family life!


son cuddles mum and bump during natural maternity photoshoot in cheshire
mum and son laugh together during bump photoshoot at home
A mum sits on a wooden bench outside their family cottage in Newbrugh holding her baby bump and smiling down at her other daughter during a documentary style family maternity photoshoot by love gets sweeter family photography in Lancashire
candid photo of mum and bump with toddler making pizza at home
couple smile at baby bump sat at home

Maternity Bump Videography

What To Expect – Maternity Photographer and Videographer

A maternity photoshoot within your own home where you can feel totally relaxed and allow me to capture natural, candid moments of your pregnancy and life with your bump.

A documentary approach is perfect if you’re keen to avoid posing and feeling awkward! My candid style of maternity photography and videography sessions capture a little bit of real life for you to pause this time that goes so fast.

Not only am I an experienced professional family photographer and videographer but I’m also a Mum myself. So there’s no pressure from me for you to ‘perform’ for the camera.

We all know during the later stages of pregnancy (especially in trimester 3) things slow down and we become a little tired. So being able to slow down at home and have me capture that in a relaxed way means you’ll be rewarded with honest moments to look back on and cherish.

Before your bump session I’ll send over a questionnaire too so I can get an idea of what life looks like right now for you and what you’re excited about too. You’ll love thinking about what’s really important to you right now and I’ll then have a few ideas on what to look out for during our time together to ensure those memories and feelings are kept alive for you.


Lancashire Bump & Maternity Photographer Lancashire

Being camera shy myself I can relate to any worries you may have about having a your very own professional bump photo shoot at home. Despite my worries I did talk myself in to having a maternity shoot of my own with a friend and now have a few of my favourites framed and hung in our hall.

My daughter is now older and loved hearing about how I grew her in my tummy and she loves asking to be lifted up to see the photos. She’s fascinated with bumps and babies at the best of times but it feels extra special being able to share my own photos with her.

My husband wasn’t in those pictures. All we saw at the time were those posed pregnancy portraits with the partner standing behind reaching around to hold bump and he hated the idea, understandably. If only I knew there was another way to capture pregnancy in a more relaxed way at the time!

Thankfully I’ve created the perfect natural bump photography just for you and I’d love for you to experience it for yourself.

If you’d like to find out more please reach out. We can have a proper chat or maybe you’d like to enjoy reading my maternity photography and videography brochure first? Fill in the form below or email me (charlene@lovegetssweeter.co.uk) and I’ll get a copy sent out to you as soon as possible!

Prices for a bump to baby, maternity or bump session start from £100 for a taster session with the flexibility to add on products after you’ve seen your photos and film.


Your Bump Photoshoot – Find Out More