The maternity experience
Maternity photos to hold on to forever
The Maternity Experience
Pregnancy is such a beautiful and special life moment. There is no better feeling than the movement of life inside of you and remembering the beauty in the body that created it. Remember that first little scan picture and how important that image was to you. There is no better way to capture your transition into parenthood than with some beautiful photographs. The photos will be taken in a relaxed environment, your comfort is priority number one!
There are so many beautiful options! Outside, in a gorgeous field with tall grass. Or perhaps in the forest? Or at the beach during sunset? But maybe you prefer indoors instead! In the comfort of your own home. You can decide between being completely clothed, or perhaps showing your baby bump. Boudoir maternity is also an option!
If you have a partner, they are of course, welcome to be in the pictures and/or there for support. Before the shoot, we will have a conversation over the phone or online, talking about what kind of pictures you would like to have.
*Each session includes a complimentary meet & greet before you book!
Frequently Asked Questions
Before the day of the photoshoot, we will already have communicated by email, text or over the phone. We will meet at the preferred location and have a bit of a chat to get to know eachother a bit better! Once the nerves have passed, I like to start easy with some simple movements to make you feel comfortable with the camera and me. As things progress, I might come a bit closer with my camera for the more intimate shots. During the photoshoots we will have lots of chats and laughs! When we are both happy with the amount of photos, we round the experience up. After which we will both leave the location on our own terms
As soon as possible! I usually recommend to book 1-3 months in advance since my calendar tends to fill up quickly. This way we prevent you prefered date to already be taken!
For maternity I recommend to book your session when you’re 29+ weeks pregnant, after this time your bump is the most pronounced in your pregnancy!
Usually around an hour! Unless communicated differently.
I always schedule in some extra time to have a bit of a chat and to make everybody comfortable.
There is no right answer to this question, I find it most important that you’re comfortable!
You might want to glam it up and wear a flowy, fancy maternity dress that you’ll likely never wear again. You might want to show off your bump in some jeans and a shirt.
Whatever style speaks to you is going to give you the most genuine look in your photos.
Not sure? Feel free to ask away and send me photos of potential outfits, I’m happy to help!
Besides this you’re also welcome to wear any items that are in the client wardrobe that I offer when you book a session with me.
Only if you give me permission to do so!
I would never, ever use images without your permission. This is something that we will discuss before the shoot, but also afterwards. If you agree with using some of your images on social media, I would only like to use the ones you truly feel comfortable with!
The joys of living in Scotland!
I will keep a close eye on the weather forecast.
If things look like to turn for the worst, I will give you a call straight away with various options to reschedule.
If you want: of course! We will take plenty of time to have photos of you and the beautiful bump, but there is always time for some cute pictures with your partner, any other children, and pets! Just give me a little heads up beforehand.
As a couple who are usually quite awkward infront of a camera,
we were thrilled at how easy it was to work with her.
Marieke has an innate ability to capture beautiful moments whilst you're all chatting about a random subject.
It was fascinating to watch her work,
and we felt really comfortable and relaxed infront of her camera.
We had so much fun, and this shines through in the images.
Thank you, Marieke!''
- Trish & Rob
She also made my camera-shy husband and I feel immediately at ease.
There was nothing forced or awkward about the experience;
it felt more like a fun afternoon out with a friend.
This really helped with producing totally natural, candid photographs...
and also meant that we left with huge smiles on our faces!
Thank you Marieke!''
I was fortunate enough to do a maternity shoot with her,
and it was just magical.
She's incredibly intuitive and very skilled at identifying what sort of photos you're hoping for, and is extremely kind and warm.
I'm so grateful to have such amazing photos from the last days
before my baby girl was born!''