Documentary maternity photography: An unposed maternity session with Diana Hagues Photography | Cambridgeshire family, baby and maternity photographer

Documentary-style maternity photography is about capturing your true memories of your pregnancy right now, the feelings and details of your home that your baby will be welcomed into soon.

It might be hard to imagine that as soon as your new baby arrives that you and your family’s life will look very different. 

The nine months you have been patiently waiting to meet your baby will soon be over. The hospital check-ups, visits with the midwife, baby scans, not to mention getting ready the baby’s nursery, buying bits of furniture and clothes. It’s all preparations mixed with emotions and feelings for your baby’s imminent arrival. 

If you are welcoming your first baby or a sibling for your growing family, the excitement and anticipation are pretty much the same.  You may have talked for hours into the night with your partner about what the new addition will mean to your family. Or shared bonding moments and stories with your children to help them feel comfortable about their new sibling.

It’s a wonderful and exciting time — a special journey in your lives and a remarkable chapter in your story too.

Documentary maternity photography - Let’s capture those moments forever

All those details above all go importantly into your story. It’s those steps you’ve taken that marks this journey in your pregnancy that you are going through right now. It’s not set up — it’s real, it’s honest

There is no posing with your naked belly or fancy props and backdrops with documentary maternity photography. They may make you feel beautiful, but this chapter in your life and YOU are beautiful and remarkable as it is.

Your documentary maternity photo shoot is fun, relaxed and natural. It captures you as you are now, going about your ‘normal’ everyday, with a focus on the details that reflects upon the moments before your baby arrives.

Choosing documentary maternity photography will give you a beautiful series of pictures that truly reflect this chapter in your life. It freezes real moments and captures emotions to present a complete story for you to remember, share and gift to your children forever.

Take a look below to see examples of what a documentary maternity photo shoot looks like. More highlights from this documentary maternity session can be viewed in this gallery here.


Diana Hagues Photography is a storytelling and documentary photographer based near Cambridge, specialising in family, newborn, maternity and also day in the life sessions. Find out more about the sessions I offer here. Get in touch to book a session via my contact form.