When I mentioned that I was playing with the idea of taking bump photos, a girlfriend recommended Mark Lewis, and when I saw a few examples of his work I thought I would give it a go.
When I was preggo with Mini-AG I took zero photos of myself. So, I decided, that this time around, I should at least have a few taken to capture the moment. I don’t know why I didn’t think of doing that with my first pregnancy though. Maybe if I had looked at portfolios like olgatopchii.com and did some research into photographers who do maternity shoots, this could have been a possibility. But at least I can say that I did one for this pregnancy.
I met Mark last week at The Pelham Hotel last week for the shoot. He has a very cool studio in Surrey but will also work on location, and after touring some of the suites at The Pelham, I thought it would be a neat location. Mark has worked with a lot of big names, including the Royal Family but his passion is capturing family.
If you were hoping to see my half-naked photos, sorry, I’m going to show you some others… That said, I am THRILLED with the work Mark did, and am framing a selection for my dressing room. I was so afraid of hating every photo, but Mark really did a beautiful job of showcasing my baby bump and my excitement for my second Mini.
Mark Lewis is offering a very special package for AG readers! And after investigating other maternity photogs, this is really a great offer…
For £295 you get the bump photo shoot, either in studio or on-location, all high-res photos of your shoot, and two re-touched shots of your choice!
And let me just say, after my shoot, you’re love the re-touching bit! I mean, did you see Jessica Simpson’s pregnancy shoot for Elle Magazine? She does NOT look like that in real life.
Everyone can be a supermodel, even preggo!
For more information, visit Mark’s website here or email him at