The Rushbys

What to expect at your Maternity Photoshoot

Maternity Photoshoot Experience

Our Hatfield maternity sessions take place in our home studio nestled in Hatfield Business Park or we can arrange a location session.

Before we even think about any wardrobe changes, we love to spend some time getting to know you – no need to start stripping off just yet! We totally understand that not everyone is body confident so we’ll chat about your comfort levels first and do our best to make you feel right at home. You are welcome to bring a playlist of favourite tunes as that can help calm your nerves too.

We have comfy sofas to rest on between set-ups and a private changing space. If pregnancy is making you feel a bit warm, we have a fan to help cool you down.

For comfort, we usually suggest scheduling maternity photography sessions between 28 – 34 weeks, but we’re flexible if that doesn’t quite fit your timeline. A studio session lasts about 1-1.5 hours –We’ve got a selection of dresses and fabric drapes ready for use but also suggest some items to bring from home. We aim to keep things classic and modern so that your images remain timeless.

A maternity Photoshoot in Hertfordshire

Studio Facilities

Designated parking

Off-street parking is available with direct access to the ground floor of the studio space.  We send ‘Where to find us’ instructions too.

Private changing

As we tend to use a few different looks in maternity shoots, we have a private changing space for you to use.

Comfortable studio

Our studio is on the first floor, accessible only by stairs. We have a comfortable environment waiting for you.

Toilet Facilites

We have a bathroom available for your use conveniently on the same floor as the studio. No need to keep using the stairs!

Wifi Code

Quite often you will want to be able to browse on your devices or log in to the Wifi code to keep siblings entertained. 


We will collect information about your dietary requirements before you arrive and you can enjoy some delicious refreshments.

What to expect before your maternity photoshoot

Preparing for a stress-free maternity photoshoot.

We will send a full preparation guide before you visit that will give you tips on preparing for the session, what to bring with you, what to expect at the studio and directions about where to find us. We give a list of suggested items to bring from home too.

Upon arrival, expect a warm welcome and a cup of your favourite refreshment. We will already have found out any dietary requirements in our pre-session consultation form. Our goal is to put you at ease as soon as possible so we are not in a rush to get started.

We will then explain our session plan and discuss ideas with you.

We will photograph you in a few different poses with different outfits and can include your partner (and any children you may already have).

Our relaxed approach takes 1-1.5 hours, ensuring a comfortably paced session and plenty of opportunities for you to sit and take a break.


What to expect after your maternity photoshoot

Maternity Photoshoot Couple Image

Following the session, we will spend time perfecting the images and editing them in our signature style, for you to view them at a private viewing and artwork consultation.

Artwork Consultation

We invite families back to the studio to enjoy a slideshow of their images. This enables you to see the beautiful artwork options we have available to keep these special images and we can advise and help with the designing process. This session usually lasts up to 1 hour.

What would you like to know about next?

Hertfordshire Maternity Photoshoot Information


Have a look at our portfolio to see our modern, timeless style.   Studio or Location sessions are available.


Find out more about how our pricing works and the types of artwork products available to enjoy your images.


Find the answers to our most frequently asked questions or get in touch if your question isn’t answered here.


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