Updated: Jun 25
Bridgend, Swansea, Cardiff, Port Talbot, Neath, Porthcawl, South Wales Maternity Photographer
Swansea mum-to-be Adewole, has her maternity Photo published by South Wales, Bridgend Photogapher, Adele Morris Photography.
I am delighted to find out that two of my Maternity photos have been selected by the highly skilled Vogue’s editorial team, Vogue Italia, to feature in their online publications, which are known for setting incredibly high standards when grading photos worthy for publications.
Having my work featured in Vogue Italia is a huge accomplishment, and is a sought-after ambition for photographers across the globe.
Vogue doesn’t publish many photos of pregnant women, so having my maternity photos published is amazing. When I told Mum to be Adewole, the news, that her maternity photos were published in Vogue Italia, she was as shocked and overjoyed as I was.
We were both not expecting the maternity photos to be published in Vogue, and I will never forget how excited Adewole was when I phoned her to break the news that a second photo from her maternity gallery had been selected for publication in Vouge Italia, and only within a week of each other. Like me, she couldn’t believe the news.
Maternity photoshoot is more than a bump photo session.
Swansea mum to be Adewole, over the moon with two of her pregnancy photos published in Vogue Italia, by a South Wales, Bridgend Photogapher, Adele Morris Photography.
My journey as a professional Maternity Photographer started back in 2004, when I photographed and taught mums to be in Bristol how to photograph their journey into parenthood, including pregnancy, newborn baby, and each chapter after as their family grew. It was a role I fell in love with instantly and what started the ball rolling on my maternity, newborn, and family photography business.
Over the years I have been trained by World renowned Newborn and Maternity Photography trainers. With society always changing, it helps to have aspirations to avoid being stagnant, keeping things fresh and ahead of the times. My Photography mentor has helped me set goals to master my areas of expertise, one of which was achieving my Licentiate from the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers , which is when I realised I need to be photographing more maternity.
Being a newborn specialist photographer, I’m finding my clients are naturally requesting maternity photoshoots, so providing this service is key to giving my clients the full legacy journey they want in their photos.
My Maternity photography has been described as timeless, powerful, and captivating, and without my clients, all this wouldn't be possible. Over the past year, I’ve been working really hard on my photography style to achieve an editorial style, whilst still retaining the high-end fine Art look I love.
Mum to be Adewole, from Swansea maternity photo awarded Highly Commended from Swpp.
One of the Maternity Photos that was picked up by Vogue for publication, was awarded highly commended from one of the World’s largest organisations, The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP). To read more about my Maternity award, you might want to read my blog about it:
From pregnancy to Newborn Baby, and every chapter with your growing family.
As a mum, I have first-hand experience of the journey my clients are taking whilst they prepare for parenthood. Becoming a parent teaches you that each chapter in life is unique, and as important as the last… and next… and none should be skipped, and dare I mention the chapters are short, and before you know it you're on to the next! Capturing the special bond between parent and child, from nurturing a baby through pregnancy, the arrival of a newborn, to a growing family through the generation is what I am very passionate about. I feel so lucky to capture so many families, knowing I’m creating their legacy will be priceless, providing photos that grow in value over time.
In my maternity sessions, I want to capture that one thing... the connection a mum-to-be will have with the baby, the baby bump. As they look down at their little miracle, even during pregnancy, we can see the unconditional love developing, and this is why I love photographing maternity, and I would happily do it every day.
Creating life is such a miracle, only a mum will experience, watching her body grow, which is empowering in itself. So to have not one, but two of my maternity images published by Vogue Italia in such a short space of time was a huge validation that my vision of capturing the connection between mum and baby is empowering and captivated an elite audience, which is recognised worldwide.
Newborn Photo published in Vogue by South Wales Specialist Photographer from Bridgend, Adele Morris Photography.
Like growth, my journey with my clients doesn’t end once the baby is born. I’m in for the ride… my clients wont regret booking having newborn photos, the arrival of their new baby is incredibly special, and they change so quickly and with sleep deprivation kicking in, it’s so easy to forget this very short chapter. This is when I step in, those precious first weeks are so important, and I love continuing photograph your journey into parenthood.
The first of my images to be published was a newborn baby photo, back in December 2021. To read more about my Vogue published photo click below:
Photographing the bond between parent and child
If you have been reading my blogs or visited my studio for a maternity, newborn or family photoshoot session, you may already know that I have three children, who are 5, 3, and 2. My 3-year-old was diagnosed Autistic just before Christmas 2022, which is something I'll be blogging about and sharing what we have learnt and found useful as a family, so to offer any insights for other families on this journey. I'm also going to be looking into providing more ALN/SEN photoshoots as it is close to my heart and I know how hard it can be to get photos and memories captured when being unable to get your little one to make eye contact or focus on the camera for any time. Something I’m excited to share more on in the future and get some feedback as to what my clients would like. In the meantime, you might want to read tips for Photographing a child with Autism, see the link below:
Whilst learning how to accommodate my son's needs, whilst juggling a young family, I’ve quickly learned that it’s also been one of the main driving forces to create photos for my clients, to show the bond between parent and child, knowing how important it is to have photos tell their story, where we can see the connection. Giving my clients a safe space and understanding their story is key to capturing the genuine smiles, and the love between a family.
There are so many exciting plans being made for the near future for my maternity work, and I can’t wait to share this.
Thinking of booking a Maternity photoshoot?
Since my successes, Clients are booking me over six months in advance and most months have now got a waiting list of clients hoping I can slot them in if there is a last-minute cancellation so they can have me photograph their pregnancy journey and new baby.
If you would like to book a maternity Photoshoot, I would love to hear from you.. Due to my diary now filling to full capacity, I would encourage early booking to avoid disappointment.
If you’ve enjoyed reading about my Maternity photography, you might like to read the below:
South Wales Maternity Blog Author:
Maternity, Newborn and Family Photography specialist Adele Morris Photography.
Porthcawl-based Photography studio, based within easy reach of Bridgend and Swansea, with Maternity and Newborn clients traveling from Cardiff, Neath, Port Talbot, Llanelli, Newport, Carmarthenshire, and all over South Wales for my high-end, portraiture photography style.
To find out more about the author, visit the about me page.
Adele Morris Photography
Specialist Maternity, Newborn, baby, and Family studio photographer.
Serving Swansea, Bridgend, Cardiff, Llanelli, Port Talbot, Newport, Neath, Pyle, Llantrisant, Carmarthenshire, Porthcawl and all over South Wales.