Wairarapa maternity photos in the garden at home


Son gives pregnant belly flowers, Wairarapa maternity photographer

Melissa is such a beautiful soul. As is her almost 3 year old son Jaxon. As will be her baby.


I was honoured to capture Melissa two weeks prior to her little baby arriving earthside.


Melissa chose to be photographed with Jaxon in her mum's garden in Masterton, Wairarapa. Her mum is an amazing garden designer.


During Melissa's maternity photo session we wandered leisurely through the garden, with Jaxon leading the way. We started in the avenue of olive trees surrounded by bee hives. Jaxon took great delight showing me the herbs and climbing a tree. Then we explored the orchid and said kia ora to the animals.


The front of the garden was in full spring bloom with a riot of floral colour. Jaxon wanted to pick some flowers for his big sister or brother and spontaneously gave them to him or her via his mum's tummy. It was this moment that was Melissa's favourite from all the photos.


At the start of the session we re-created a portrait Melissa had taken when she was pregnant with Jaxon. Whilst she liked the resulting image, it was this documentary moment she cherishes. It meant a lot to me that this moment captured was her favourite.


"We love our photos, we've had lovely comments on them from visiting friends."


I'm really looking forward to documenting Melissa, her partner and children during their newborn session soon.


I'm Sarah: I provide outdoorsy families who want to avoid fake poses, with documentary-style photos in the Wairarapa and Palmerston North, that can be passed down the generations.


I photograph families at all ages and stages: maternity, newborns at home or in the natural environment, families with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, the young at heart, parents, grandparents even fur babies!


If you enjoyed Melissa's Wairarapa maternity portraits, please feel free to check out more of my family photography.


pregnant mum and her son outside, Wairarapa maternity photographer
son and pregnant mum on the grass, Wairarapa maternity photographer
son touches his mum's pregnant belly, Wairarapa maternity photographer
pregnant mum picks up son whilst he looks at the camera, Wairarapa maternity photographer
pregnant lady looks down at her belly in a garden, Wairarapa maternity photographer
mum and son outside with apple blossom, Wairarapa maternity photographer
pregnant mum holds son up to fence pointing at animals, Wairarapa maternity photographer
pregnant mum smiles at son eating herbs outside, Wairarapa maternity photographer
pregnant mum lifts son abover her head, Wairarapa maternity photographer
young boy smiles whilst sitting in a tree, Wairarapa maternity photographer
mum hugging her son in a garden, Wairarapa maternity photographer

pregnant mum walking through olive grove with son on scooter, Wairarapa maternity photographer
smiling pregnant lady in a garden, Wairarapa maternity photographer
mum holding her son with apple blossom, Wairarapa maternity photographer

I'm Sarah: I provide outdoorsy families who want to avoid fake poses, with documentary-style photos in the Wairarapa and Palmerston North, that can be passed down the generations.


I photograph families at all ages and stages: maternity, newborns at home or in the natural environment, families with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, the young at heart, parents, grandparents even fur babies!


If you enjoyed Melissa's Wairarapa maternity portraits, please feel free to check out more of my family photography.


Lots of love, Sarah xx

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