How To Tell Friends About Your Pregnancy? – Pregnancy Announcement Photoshoot

You just discovered you are expecting a baby and you are bursting with excitement to share the news with your friends.

In the ‘olden’ days, you’ll probably be calling and texting all of your good friends and share the news over a meal.

These days, with everyone is so busy with their life and we have too many things that we want to share with the world, social media is one of the medium that majority of people would break the happy news to their friends.

You no longer have to wait for the right timing to call your BFF overseas to break the news, they can just find it all out on your social media.

The trend of pregnancy announcement photoshoots started in the west where the primary intention was make this milestone memorable. After all, there will only be a couple of times in your life where you get to share this piece of news!

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Since we started in 2009, we had been photographing expecting women in their 30+ weeks to record their beautiful baby bump. Most, if not all of these women came because of wanting to document their special time in their lives regardless of how big or small they have become. So that they have stories and tangible memories to share with their kids when they grow up. View more maternity portfolio.

Whilst we photograph thousands of expecting women, we have also heard of many parents-to-be letting us know that they decided not to proceed with a maternity photoshoot because they have gained a lot of weight during the pregnancy and then when the baby arrived, they regretted their decision. They wish they did it, but there is no way we can turn back time.

For women, that’s very real… we all wish to go through a smooth pregnancy, experience very little to none of the morning sickness, gain weight gradually within the normal healthy range, look glowy and healthy during pregnancy.

However, every one of us are unique, every pregnancy is different, how our body changes during the pregnancy is also different.

So rather than missing an important milestone, let’s discuss what you could do instead…

When To Do A Pregnancy Photoshoot?

I think we all can agree that memories of our life is the most important thing. That is why, we spend a lot of our resources in finding new food adventure to enrich our life, we travel to seek more adventures to create more memories. However, there are only so much food to eat, travel is non existent until the world is back to normal, so an alternative way of making and capturing memories are important.

With thousands of clients coming to have their pregnancy shoot done, you know one of the way to preserve those important memories is through photography, the question really is, would you like to have it or rather regret not having it.

Various parents-to-be would have their take on what they feel is important for their memories.

Top 3 Stages Of Pregnancy Photography

  1. Pregnancy Announcement @ ~12 weeks
  2. From Bump to 1 Year Old & Beyond
  3. All in One Pregnancy Shoot ~33th Week

1. Pregnancy Announcement @ ~ 12 Weeks

Social butterflies or not, this is one of the joyous moments in your lives when you first found out a new life growing in you. Whilst you were trying hard to keep this a secret from your friends, you were also bursting with excitement to tell your friends at the same time.

Pregnancy announcement shoot is usually done around 11th/12th week mark and would suit clients who feel great when the baby bump haven’t quite showed up yet and can still fit into their beautiful ‘before pregnancy clothing’. More so for clients who are focused in making memories tangible.

For Sanche and Li Meng (their announcement images featured below), who have done maternity session for their first child and then an extended family shoot with us previously. They told us that they were looking to document their pregnancy journey with professionally taken photos. Once to announce their joy having a new addition to the family, another time to perhaps reveal the gender of their 2nd child, followed by the the full maternity photoshoot around the 33th week mark.

With that in mind, we have recently created a mini pregnancy announcement photoshoot session for couples who are in their 10th week to 16th week mark. A quick 20 minutes studio session for that purpose. Send us an email to learn more!

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2. From Baby Bump to 1 Year Old & Beyond

We first met Cherubim in June 2019 for her maternity studio and maternity milk bath photoshoot. Thereafter the family continued on the journey of memory preservation during the newborn stage, sitter stage and then recently celebrating one year old birthday of Baby Chaylon with a family and cake smash photoshoot. View the video below to watch their family grow.

I got attracted to Bambini Photography first because I was attracted to their milk bath maternity photoshoot; it was something really unique and i wanted something special for my precious pregnancy. I was then wow-ed by their great services and attentiveness to details (even to caring how my hair would flow). I then subsequently got the newborn photo session package, and the 6-month sitter package, and more recently the 1-year cake smash Photo session with them. The service standard is consistently great. The photographers were so much fun and patient, and so personalised and explored different variation of poses for the whole family to try. My daughter was like having a play time in their studio. The photos came out awesome as it truly reflects how the dynamics of our family is. This would not have been possible without the fantastic photographers. Highly recommended! And many thanks to the super fun Mag who facilitated and took many wonderful photos of us all in the recent photoshoot. – Cherubim, July 2020

3. All-In-One Photoshoot @~ 33th week.

With some mum to be feeling their best around the 2nd trimester and early 3rd trimester. They decide to do the announcment shots, gender reveal and baby bump photos in one session. We taken these type of shots during the maternity session over the years since 2009.  The sky is the limit when it comes to imagination! Scroll down to view more.

So… what’s your take?

The above are all important based on how and what you feel about your life, about your baby, about your family. After all, memories (tangible & intangible) only become ALOT MORE VALUABLE and important after time had passed.

Whilst we collect gazillion types of Intangible memories in our lives and have them registered in one part of our brain, you’ll need to activate your mind to pick out that part of memories later on and talk about it with the children and family. TANGIBLE MEMORIES become somewhat more relatable when you get to see it in your daily lives (e. on the wall, on the desk frame, in an album etc). It becomes easier for your children to relate to when you pull out the proofs when you talk to them about it.

Bambini Photography have come across many families since 2009 and had the privilege to grow with them since then. The newborns we had photographed have now grown into tweens; the tweens we had photographed had now grown into a young adult chasing their own rainbows. (view their stories HERE).

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory. – Dr. Seuss

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I have engaged Bambini for my maternity photoshoot. At 34 weeks pregnant, I must honestly say that my photographer Nicky made me absolutely comfortable throughout ! Great service from the team. I love that they have alot of beautiful outfits and props. Nicky guided me and my husband with all the poses and no minutes were wasted. This is my first pregnancy and I am very happy to have these beautiful photos as memories ❤️

Fyna

We had our maternity shoot with YP, and we were very comfortable the whole time. YP was also very patient and accommodating and gave alot of good direction for the photoshoot. The photos came out wonderful and the team and Shawna were very helpful in our editing requests. They were also very kind to throw in some little gifts. Thank you!

Faustina

We’ve engaged Bambini for our maternity shoot and absolutely LOVED it.
Just wanted to say We are so extremely lucky to have Magdalene as our photographer. I was quite nervous for the shoot, 35 weeks pregnant and half nude yet she really made me feel so comfortable in my own skin. She made the shoot really fun and enjoyable. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Magdalene is super friendly & bubbly and approachable – you can trust her to choose outfits for you, and of course: take amazing photos. I’m so glad to have met her and if possible would definitely engage her services again in the near future for any photoshoot that we need.
We are so happy with everything – from the moment we’ve stepped into the studio – to having the shoot – to receiving all the photos. They turned out so so beautiful. I am VERY impressed with how efficient they are.
This is my first pregnancy and I am so glad That I have decided to go ahead w bambini – now i have all these beautiful photos as memories. A BIG Thank you to Mag! ❤️
Will definitely recommend Bambini.

Jolly
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