Ashley Hempel Photography - Ashley's Jessie Lake Maternity Photo


To ensure your booking, please book when you are at 24 weeks.

Maternity sessions are shot around 34-36 weeks.

Enjoy an indoor session at the Ashley Hempel Photography Studio or at one of several predetermined locations.

During our Design Consult we will discuss colours, locations, props & gowns. 

Professional Hair and Makeup is encouraged.

Family/Sibling shots are included.

I provide numerous options for props, gowns, backdrops & lighting to bring your vision to life. 

You need a strapless bra and nude underwear for under the maternity gowns.

Avoid patterns and loud colours.

Two teasers will be shared to social media platforms within a week of your session. 

We will schedule your ordering appointment at the end of your session for two weeks later.

I am continuously educated in the latest styles, poses and trends. 

I take a non refundable retainer to secure your spot in my calendar.

No files or prints are included in the session fee.


I don't think there is anything more honestly beautiful than a pregnant woman. I see a woman on the verge of something greater than she could have ever hoped for. I see radiance in the swell of the belly which is carrying a promise so sweet, so pure, so ready to change the world. I see strength in the way your body is growing and changing to support you and the little life within. I see love in it's purest form; the way you gave up your indulgences to guarantee your little one the best chance, I see true beauty.

I want you to see what I see.

I have been photographing glowing mamas to be for over ten years and have found 34-36 weeks to be the ideal time for most maternity photos. Your little bump is growing and showing but not yet at the point where your back is starting to ache. Some of the poses I ask you to get into can be quite difficult the further on you are and we especially don’t want your gorgeous images to be overshadowed by the memory of your feet swelling and hardly being able to move. It’s tough to feel radiant when you can’t catch your breath.

I always encourage my clients to pamper themselves the day of their session with professional hair and makeup. It adds such a spring in their steps to be looked after that way, and you can really feel a different more confident air about them and it shows in their photos. 

Bring your spouse and kids to the session! This is their new little person too and they are excited about meeting baby soon. I start with sibling/family poses right away so your kids are happy and ready to put on their best smiles. After we have the best images, I then ask your spouse to take them for a hot chocolate or treat which they earned so we can focus on your solo shots - you know- the ones you have been hoping and dreaming about since you found out you were going to be a mom again (or for the first time).

Schedule your design consultation now so we can start bringing your dreams to life!

- xoxo Ashley <3 

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