Maternity Portraits - Pregnancy photoshoots in Cyprus

Maternity Portraits - Pregnancy photoshoots in Cyprus



I accidentally took my first maternity portraits during a wedding shoot. I remember that the bride was already eight months pregnant and the location for the photoshoot was outside of town, in Akrotiri - it was the slowest, most gentle off-road driving I have ever performed in my entire life. I can take photographs but I definitely cannot deliver babies... Once we had finished with the wedding photos the bride and groom were playing in the shallow water and that’s when it all began. 
My first maternity photoshoot at Akrotiri beach 

The bond between a mother and her unborn child is so intimate and distinctive. My aim with maternity portraits is to capture this connection in the photographs. The first step is to ask in which setting and location the mother feels the most comfortable in. An important factor that I have to consider is the natural light available, so as long as we are there at the right time of the day, everything else will flow. Having said that, nighttime photography shoots are always on the table - they've always come out magical and otherworldly. It's vital that the character of each person is reflected in the portraits, so I encourage the mothers to think about any creative ideas that they would like to explore and experiment with. Even if they don’t have anything specific in mind, together we find ways to make the photoshoot personal. In all four photography packages that I offer, there is the option for a minimum of two outfit changes so that even if we stay in one location there will be a larger variety of final photographs to choose from. Never underestimate the influence clothing can have on your psychology, which in turn affects body language and facial expressions.
 A pregnancy photoshoot that took place between the olive groves. 

There is such a variety of locations to choose from in Cyprus. Sea, mountains, valleys, wetlands and deserts are all accessible in a couple of hours at the most. Underwater photography shoots are my personal favourites, so if you choose to be near a water source and the weather allows, we can just jump in. There are beautiful lakes (even if not many), waterfalls and stream pools and a highly varied sea landscape all across the island. Apart from the fact that I spend most of my spare time in the water, I am trained diver and have completed my HSE commercial diving course, in 2015. All that aside, let's not forget about another decisive factor that will help you choose which photography package to go for. For three out of the four options you have the chance to be photographed with your partner and/or any other family members or friends. 


I work with both digital and analogue cameras so a 35mm film photography shoot (in either colour or black and white) can be added to your package. An online digital album is part of the deal for all four options, so that you can share the photographs easily with the people closest to you. Other add-ons include a printed album and the opportunity to hire out a studio. Last but not least I provide gift vouchers for maternity shoots, so get in touch if you would like to know more about the package deals or for any other queries you have. Please note, that for privacy reasons, agreed with my clients beforehand, not all photographs can be shared online.