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PhotographyNic-Cole The Original

Curator of motherhood memories thru Photography & family films

Studio Maternity Photoshoot

Capturing Motherhood: A Studio Maternity Photoshoot with Natural Light and Dramatic Backdrops

Let’s talk about the possibilities of studio maternity photoshoot, where natural light meets the artistry of studio lighting to create truly breathtaking images. Charlotte moms may choose an inside maternity session for different reasons, one may be the time of year..July in Charlotte can be super hot with humidity! Rain may have us shooting inside if we can’t reschedule your photoshoot. (Rescheduling based on a mother’s schedule and my bookings.) Whatever the reason we are shooting inside it can be equally as gorgeous as an outdoor photo session.

The Magic of Natural Light by the Window

There’s something undeniably ethereal about the gentle glow of natural light. In my studio, I have dedicated spaces near large windows that bathe expectant mothers in a soft, flattering light. This light is perfect for capturing the serene and tender moments of pregnancy. The way it highlights the gentle curves and the radiant glow of expecting moms creates a sense of peace and natural beauty.

The Drama of Studio Lights and Backdrops

While natural light offers a soft and organic feel, studio lights paired with dramatic backdrops bring a different kind of drama. These setups allow me to craft images that are rich in contrast and depth. Studio lights sculpt the scene into something that feels like a piece of classic art. This approach is perfect for moms-to-be who want to add a touch of drama and sophistication to their maternity photos.

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Blending the Two Worlds

One of the unique aspects of my studio sessions is the ability to blend these two lighting styles. We can start with the natural, airy feel of window light and then transition to the more controlled and dramatic environment of studio lighting. This variety ensures a diverse gallery of images, each capturing a different facet of your journey into motherhood.

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Personalized Sessions for Every Mom

Every expecting mother is unique, and so should be her maternity shoot. Whether you’re drawn to the softness of natural light or the boldness of studio-lit backdrops, or a mix of both, I’m here to make your vision come to life. We’ll work together to choose the styles that resonate with you, ensuring that your maternity photos are a true reflection of your personality and journey.

A Comfortable and Memorable Experience

My goal is always to create a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Pregnancy is a beautiful journey, and I aim to make your maternity shoot a memorable part of it. In the warmth and privacy of my studio, you can relax and enjoy the process of creating these beautiful memories.


A studio only maternity shoot offers a world of possibilities. From the soft embrace of natural light to the dramatic flair of studio backdrops, these sessions are designed to celebrate the incredible journey of motherhood. If you’re in Charlotte, NC, and dreaming of a maternity shoot that captures your unique story, I’d be honored to be a part of it.

Embrace your journey,

Brandy NicCole

I hope this post inspires and excites you about the possibilities of a studio maternity shoot. If you have any questions or want to book a session, feel free to reach out. Let’s create something beautiful together!

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types of outdoor locations

Pond, tall grassy fields, apple orchard, tree swings, walking paths, horses, a vintage outdoor tub and new 2024 barn.



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