Maternity portraits document all the miracle work your body is doing to create and keep your baby alive. And while pregnancy certainly may not always feel beautiful, with my help and a little bit of a pamper, you definitely can feel beautiful for a moment to celebrate this miracle while you can. You never know if you'll get this moment again and it is certainly worthy of remembering through some timeless, professional portraits you can one day share as a heirloom for your baby.

Golden sunset Maternity Portrait of a Māori couple at Raglan Beach, New Zealand.
Black and White image of a couples hands on their pregnancy bump at Raglan Beach, New Zealand
Golden sunset Maternity Portrait at Raglan Beach, New Zealand.

“Cat was the first professional photographer I had ever worked with. Not only did she make us feel relaxed and comfortable, she also directed us to get our most flattering angles which I appreciated because I didn’t know where to start!”

Maternity Portrait from a relaxed, in home session from Hamilton, New Zealand photographer Catherine Smith Photography
Maternity Portrait from a relaxed, in home session from Hamilton, New Zealand photographer Catherine Smith Photography
Maternity Portrait from a relaxed, in home session from Hamilton, New Zealand photographer Catherine Smith Photography

what to expect


My maternity portrait sessions can take place in the comfort of your home, or at any other Hamilton location depending on what your vision may be.

Otherwise, I happily travel to Raglan at no extra cost to you as there's nothing like documenting a beautiful bump amongst the waves.


I totally understand it can be a little scary getting your photo taken and this isn't necessarily something you do everyday, so rest assured, I give you plenty of

direction during my sessions to help you feel comfortable. Directions that will help make sure how you’re standing or moving is flattering, but also comes across as natural.

You will also have full access to my client wardrobe


You can expect a maternity session to last anywhere from 45 minutes - 1.5 hours.

Ready to book?

Pricing and booking in

My portrait packages start at $700 and include flexible payment options. For a full price list and to check availability please click the link below to get in touch, I'd love to document this precious time for you!

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FAQ

When is the best time to book in?

I limit the amount of bookings I take on each month to ensure flexibility in my schedule. This means I can often book out months in advance so you're best to book in as soon as possible to ensure you don't miss out. We'll book you in around 34-36 weeks pregnant. Slightly earlier the better incase we need to reschedule due to weather - but also far enough along that your bump is nice and round.

Can my partner or my children be included in this shoot?

Definitely! Bring your doggy friends if you'd like to as well (if location permits)