symonds yat maternity photographer

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Symonds Yat Maternity Photographer

Welcome to Symonds Yat, where I specialize in providing an exceptional maternity photography experience against the backdrop of the River Wye. As your Symonds Yat maternity photographer, I will share a glimpse into the world of intimate maternity photography and all this location and my service have to offer.

Symonds Yat: A Unique Setting for Maternity Photography

Nestled along the gorgeous River Wye, Symonds Yat offers a secluded and pristine backdrop for capturing your maternity photos. My role as a Symonds Yat maternity photographer is to tailor each session to your preferences and ensure you remember your pregnancy as beautiful and special as it is, whether it is your first or fourth baby.

Nestled in the heart of the Dean Wye region, Symonds Yat is a captivating gem, divided into three distinct parts: Yat Rock, the main viewpoint, where visitors can look out over the River Wye. On either side of the river lie the quaint villages of Symonds Yat East and Symonds Yat West, accessible solely through a scenic drive or a passenger ferry ride. My photoshoot location is only a short walk from the car park, just off trail from the tourist areas. 

Confidence and Grace: Maternity Posing Expertise

Having been pregnant myself, I understand that photographing a pregnant woman requires finesse and confidence from your photographer. My expertise lies not only in capturing physical beauty but also in illuminating inner confidence and grace. My guided posing techniques are designed to create a collection of images that reflect the best of your personality and the profound power of impending motherhood.

My Tips for Posing and Confidence

For those seeking confidence in front of the camera, consider these valuable tips:

  1. Breathe and Relax Your Jaw: one of the best anti-anxiety tips I have ever heard is: relax your jaw. It works for me anytime; when I’m in the car, behind a push chair, doing work. I tend to clench my jaw when I am concentrating or stressed. Releasing this muscle feels like stress literally flows from your face.

  2. Natural Movements, Genuine Emotions: Embrace your natural movements, from touching your hair to soft belly touches and subtle smiles. Authentic emotions result in timeless photographs. I won’t ask you to change who you are or force you to pose in certain ways, but I will guide your natural way of moving and enhance the strengths that I see. You don’t have to be still, you don’t have to be quiet. We will chat, and move, and laugh, and get to know each other, while I am taking photos along the way.

  3. Trust My Expertise: Trust me with your vision. I possess a good understanding of angles and lighting to capture you beautifully, highlighting your best features, hiding any insecurities if you wish, while preserving your unique story.

  4. Luxurious Outfits: Having your hair and makeup done as well as choosing your outfits for this shoot deliberately will ensure photos of a much higher standard. Your comfort is my priority: I can provide a portable change tent for outfit changes, ensuring you feel your best throughout the session.

Let’s connect

Ready to create your own maternity story? In the heart of Symonds Yat, I specialise in crafting elegant and confident portraits of new mothers. As your Symonds Yat maternity photographer, I will work together with you to create a photo gallery that not only captures your beauty but also celebrates your strength and the amazing thing you and your body are going through.

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Open for bookings 2024 and 2025

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