Maternity photography is very special – it preserves some of the toughest, happiest, precious, fleeting, craziest, and  most emotional times in a woman’s life.

For me, maternity photo shoots are not about dressing up just the belly, but also getting those memories of the pregnancy preserved. It’s about tastefully capturing those moments of joy and pain, of happiness and crazy cravings!

This was a very special maternity photography session, because the mom-to-be is a very dear friend of mine. She’s had a tough pregnancy, which she smiled through, and even did a shoot with me (at her mom’s house, where she’d been on bed rest for weeks). It was a really fun shoot and it was truly reflective of life during those months when you’re taking care of the little one inside you and are taken care of by the ones who love you so so much :)

This maternity photography session was shot at Neha’s mother’s house because she was not allowed much movement during the second half of her pregnancy. This was a comfortable shoot where we shot for 10-15 minutes, took breaks (and took shots in between shots of those very real moments), and captured the essence of Neha’s pregnancy.

The full gallery is up here.

We started the shoot with a few mandatory belly shots… the gorgeous mom-to-be was glowing, even though she’d been on bed rest, and in and out of the hospital. I have no idea how she managed to look this good!

Maternity Photo Shoot Delhi, Maternity Photography Gurgaon

Maternity Photo Shoot Delhi, Maternity Photography Gurgaon

 

Since our shoot was at Neha’s maternal home, of course, her mum and sister Megha were around to keep her company, entertain her, make sure she’s okay and generally pamper her!

 

This is Neha with her mom (one would think she’s Neha’s elder sister :)):Maternity Photo Shoot Delhi, Maternity Photography Gurgaon

Maternity Photo Shoot Delhi, Maternity Photography Gurgaon

 

We took breaks as required, Neha was in a phase where it was difficult for her to lay down, and also couldn’t be up on her feet for at a go (naturally), she was quite the trooper…

Maternity Photo Shoot Delhi, Maternity Photography Gurgaon

Maternity Photo Shoot Delhi, Maternity Photography Gurgaon

 

Little baby is getting instructions on when and how to come out – which of course he mostly listened to, mostly

Maternity Photo Shoot Delhi, Maternity Photography Gurgaon

This room is where Neha spent most of her time during her pregnancy… with her mom, and with her sister… through conversations, meals and much needed back rubs…

Maternity Photo Shoot Delhi, Maternity Photography Gurgaon

Maternity Photo Shoot Delhi, Maternity Photography Gurgaon

 

We took fun shots of happy smiling girls as well… all looking forward to the new addition!

Maternity Photo Shoot Delhi, Maternity Photography Gurgaon

Maternity Photo Shoot Delhi, Maternity Photography Gurgaon

Maternity Photo Shoot Delhi, Maternity Photography Gurgaon

 

And also, some of these while waiting for the hubby to arrive….
Maternity Photo Shoot Delhi, Maternity Photography Gurgaon

Maternity Photo Shoot Delhi, Maternity Photography Gurgaon

Maternity Photo Shoot Delhi, Maternity Photography Gurgaon

And he’s here! And then it was click, click, click :)

Maternity Photo Shoot Delhi, Maternity Photography Gurgaon

Maternity Photo Shoot Delhi, Maternity Photography Gurgaon

Maternity Photo Shoot Delhi, Maternity Photography Gurgaon

Maternity Photo Shoot Delhi, Maternity Photography Gurgaon

Maternity Photo Shoot Delhi, Maternity Photography Gurgaon