Capturing all the emotions of waiting to become their mama

Maternity photography helps you hold on to all of the heart-bursting joy and excitement (and the bit of nervousness) you feel as you wait for your new baby little family member.

You’re counting down the days

They’ll be here before you know it.

Doesn’t it feel like you’ve been waiting for this moment forever? I know that there are no words to describe how it felt when you found out that your family would be growing by ten little fingers and toes. The best is yet to come, mama, and that bump will be a bundle before you know it.

Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful and exhilarating (and exhausting!) journeys you’ll ever embark upon as a woman. Trust me, mama; you’ll want to remember how this special but brief moment looked and felt — from the roundness of your belly to the sparkle in your eyes — and I’d be honored to help you capture it.

Maternity Photos Cape Breton

What to expect

I want your maternity shoot to feel like you. Because while this pregnancy may be your family’s story, only you get to experience the pure joy of carrying and bringing new life into this world.

My approach to maternity sessions is to keep things simple, making sure you look and feel your best. I’ll welcome you into my home studio, visit you in your own home, or work with you to find the perfect outdoor location — whatever makes you most comfortable. My goal? To capture just how beautiful, miraculous, and precious your pregnancy is. At the end of our time together, you’ll have priceless keepsakes to share with all those patiently awaiting the arrival of your sweet bundle — and with your future child, who will one day be brimming with curiosity about their time in mommy’s belly.

About Wendy

Maternity Photographer in Nova Scotia

I love capturing expectant mamas, probably because it reminds me of how incredible it felt to carry my own child. Having something to hold on to from this period of your life is an amazing privilege, and I can’t help but smile every time my 5-year-old stares in curious wonder at the photos of my wife’s round belly.

While nine months may feel like a long time right now, you’ll look back on your life and realize this pregnancy was a fleeting blip in time. It’s my joy and privilege to help you hold on to all the joy, nervousness, and excitement that comes with it.

Family Photographer in Cape Breton, NS

 Pricing

  • Maternity Sessions
  • $ 300 plus tax
  • 1-hour maternity portrait session, outdoors or in-studio

    2 outfit changes (optional)

    A minimum of 30 high-resolution, professionally-edited digital images, with smaller sized images ready to be shared on social media

    Private online viewing gallery

    Print release and instructions, with full printing rights

*Note: $100 Discount available if you book your maternity session & a newborn package. The discount will be applied to your newborn session.

$100 booking fee is due upon scheduling your session.
Balance is due on day of the session.

Kind words from happy mamas

Hear what others said about our time together

"Thank you so much for making my wife feel so great today! When she got home, she raved about how easy and comfortable she felt. She had been nervous about it for a few days, not knowing how she was going to feel about someone taking pics of her growing belly. You made her feel beautiful inside and out, and that in itself means the most to both of us. We already can't wait until you do the same for our little girl, when she arrives. Thank you!"

"I loved that our session was so easy. haha! I'm not a gal that loves a lot of makeup and getting dolled up to the 9's — it's just not me. But, I still wanted some beautiful images of my little growing miracle. Boy did you deliver! I'm blown away with how easy and effortless the shoot felt. It was like hanging out with a friend who just happened to be snapping photos while we chatted. The photos turned out so beautiful! Now I can look back at this special time and remember just how special it was. Thank you Wendy!"

Gina

"Thank you for making me feel beautiful at a time when I felt to awkward and big. 🙂 I didn't know if I was too late to get maternity photos done, and I was honestly quite hesitant because I was feeling so run down and tired. I know it's a beautiful time, but I just didn't feel it. You took your time to make me feel at ease and comforted and the photos don't look awkward at all. You used just the right angles and said just the right things to make me laugh and giggle for moments that bring out the beauty that I was feeling inside. That's what I'll cherish most."

Joanne

"I'm so, so grateful -- I can't even tell you. It has been such a long and emotional journey to start our family, filled with so many ups and downs. I knew as soon as we were confirmed pregnant that I wanted even just a few photographs of this special time. I'm so grateful that Wendy took the time to share information and options with us, that best suited what we were looking for. It was more than a photoshoot for us... it was a true celebration, and the photos we now have to share with our growing family are exactly what we were looking for. Treasures to illustrate our true journey. Wendy made all of it feel as special as it was to us."

Maria & Sean

"Gosh Wendy, you certainly exceeded my expectations! I’m sure I will be seeing you in the future and will definitely be recommending to all my friends and family. You really have such a wonderful talent and thank you for capturing such brief and precious moments for us to cherish forever.”

Julie

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I purchase a maternity session as a gift?

Absolutely! Maternity sessions make a perfect gift for anyone. Please reach out here to inquire about gift certificates.

When’s the best time to book my maternity shoot?

The best time to photograph your beautiful belly is when you’re 34-36 weeks pregnant. I recommend booking at least 4-6 weeks in advance. Weekday and weekend sessions are available but book quickly during summer and fall months, so it’s best to provide as much notice as you can.

Can my partner join my maternity session?

Absolutely! We can do a combination of solo and couple shots during your maternity session.

I’m a little nervous and self-conscious about my changing body — help!

I completely understand. My goal is to always make you feel as beautiful and at-ease as possible, and I’ll never ask you to do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable. I’ll do whatever I can to make sure you look and feel your best, and we can absolutely chat beforehand to get clear on exactly what that looks like for you.

Do you supply outfits?

I don’t supply outfits at this time, but I’d be more than happy to work with you to find something perfect. Remember — you can come to your maternity session as done-up or as laid-back as you’d like. This is all about you.

What about hair and makeup?

Hair and makeup services aren’t currently included in my maternity packages, but I’d love to put you in touch with some recommended stylists if you’d like to do some extra pampering before your session.

What about winter maternity shoots?

I know the last thing you want to do is trek around some icy side roads or a frosty beach in the winter. Instead, we can use my cozy and warm private studio (with a full bathroom for prep), or I can travel to your home.

Do you offer discounts?

Yes I do! When you book a maternity shoot plus a newborn shoot, you will receive a $100 discount off of your newborn package.

Will my maternity photos be kept private?

Absolutely! Your maternity photos won’t be shared online unless you give me signed permission. If you’d like your gallery to be for your eyes only, that’s 110% okay.

How do I receive my photos?

All of the high-resolution, fully-edited professional files are provided as part of every maternity session with Edgewood Studio. They are made available to you via digital download from a secure and private online gallery. A signed release form will be provided, giving you full printing and duplication rights to your photos.

How long does it take to get my photos?

I aim to have your photo sessions complete and ready for viewing within 2-3 weeks after your session (with plenty of time for you to show them off at your baby shower!)

Do you offer canvas prints or framed enlargements?

I have a wide range of professional display and wall art products available in my Goodie Collection, including options that are difficult to find anywhere else. Please inquire for details, pricing, and information.

Reserve your maternity session

Your beautiful bump is best captured when you’re 32-36 weeks pregnant, and I recommend booking your appointment at least 4-6 weeks in advance (with more notice during summer and fall months). To inquire about availability, please get in touch.