I do like to be beside the seaside

July 16, 2016 - 3 minutes read

You would think after having four children I would have at least one nice photograph of me pregnant! Of course I have the obligatory monthly ‘selfie’ in the mirror in my rather unflattering tracksuit bottoms and the odd pic taken by my lovely husband. I really would have loved to have some natural artistic shots done. Shots that I would proudly place on the wall. Pictures that I could cherish forever. It just wasn’t the done thing when I was pregnant or the pictures that were out there at that time were not really my thing. Now that has all changed and maternity photography is becoming really popular; more natural and just such a lovely thing to do to document your pregnancy. I have been wanting to add maternity to my portfolio for a while now so when my lovely sister-in-law became pregnant and we decided to shoot some maternity pictures together, I was excited. Being pregnant is such a special time in a woman’s life, so to capture it is an honour.

Caroline was 40 weeks to the day when I photographed her — with the neatest little bump going. She was absolutely glowing! We luckily chose the sunniest day of the summer (sun has been somewhat of a rarity this summer that’s for sure) and it was a joy to be outside and shooting in beautiful Worthing. It was such a lovely relaxed shoot, we stumbled across beautiful wall art, cool little beach huts, cute shelters and of course the sea which makes the most beautiful backdrop for any picture. The whole thing was so spontaneous and exactly how I love my shoots to be: relaxed, happy and fun. It’s been hard choosing a selection on here. I am pretty sure Caroline doesn’t take a bad photo and seriously how amazing to look like this at 40 weeks pregnant! Since then Caroline and Ben have welcomed darling little Otis Henry into the world. We are delighted to welcome this gorgeous little fella into the Keylock family and over the moon for Caroline and Ben. Thanks for letting me capture this wonderful time in your life Caroline, it was an absolute honour.

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