Perfect photo sessions for expecting mums
MATERNITY PHOTO SHOOTS
I specialise in creating simple and beautiful maternity photos. My style of maternity pictures is delicate and feminine. My aim is to create wonderful and timeless portraits of you and your loved ones during this magic time. Sessions with me are full of funny moments and are a stress-free experience. All you need to do is simply relax and enjoy your special time, I will take care of the rest.
OUTDOOR OR IN YOUR HOME
The photo session can take place at your home or at some nice outdoor location. I live in Greenwich Peninsula so I love to make pictures in Greenwich; however, I shoot across the whole London area. For outdoor photo shoot we can meet at Greenwich Park, Peninsula, Riverside, Holland Park, Kensington Garden, St James’ Park, Hyde Park, Kew Gardens and more. We can also arrange the photo session in the most iconic places in London.
Beautiful person inside and out Monika is truly a pleasure to work with. I was pleasantly surprised by how well she handled my toddler and avoided her having a complete meltdown during the photoshoot. In fact Monika managed to capture the most beautiful photos of her. I will certainly be using her services again, after the twin pregnancy photoshoot I cannot wait to have her take some beautiful photos of the twins.
Maternity Photo Shoot | Greenwich London 2019
WHAT TIME OF THE DAY
I rely on natural soft light with means best time for pictures outdoor is early in the morning or late in evening. To make beautiful and soft pictures we should to avoid strong direct sunlight, especially in the summer time. We can be more flexible about the time of session if it is to take place indoors, e.g., at your home. In that case we can meet even in the middle of the day. Last but not least, it is very important to start photo session when kids are fresh and happy, after they are feeding and nap time.
Highly recommend Monika Meska! She is so lovely! We did a pregnancy/family photoshoot recently and the photos are amazing.
Stephanie | London Greenwich 2019
Maternity Photo Shoot
THE BEST TIME FOR MATERNITY PHOTO SHOOT
The best time is between the 30th and the 35th week of your pregnancy, when the bump is quite big and it is still far before due time. If you want to make pictures later it is still okay, but carries the risk that we can be too late. Also please remember that in the last weeks of pregnancy you might have a little less energy.
WHO CAN TAKE PART IN A MATERNITY PHOTO SHOOT
We can make pictures only you with your gorgeous growing belly but also with your partner, toddler, older kids, grandparents and even your pets too. This is your choice.
WHAT TO WEAR
It is really up to you and your personality. Just wear something you really like and feel comfortable in. In my opinion dresses are a very good idea for maternity photo shoots. Generally classical clothes in natural, delicate colours always works well. It is also good to avoid neons, juicy colours, big logos and patterns. If you like you can change your outfit during the photo shoot.
My pictures are as simple and natural as possible and I do not provide props, but we can plan for something special. Just let me know.
Monika. What can we say, you need her! She was amazingly gentle and calm with our toddler and put us all at ease for a maternity shoot. At 38 weeks I was feeling very uncomfortable and she made me feel so confident and the photos are stunning. And when baby number two came along and we wanted a photo session, she was out of this world patient with the chaos of it all and despite lots of meltdowns from everyone, she managed to get some truly beautiful, incredibly real photos that we will cherish forever.
We looked around at a lot of local photographers but really loved the feel of her photos and our sets are so amazing! She’s also ridiculously affordable and should be charging way more for what she provides. A mother herself, she was such a great, soft presence and is amazing!
Maternity Photo Shoot & Newborn Photo Shoot
London Greenwich 2019