Ottawa Maternity Photographer | Maternity Photography Session in Ottawa

I am so excited to share the pictures from my latest maternity photo shoot in Ottawa. We decided to capture pictures both in studio and outdoors in the woods, all on the same property in Carp, which is just on the outskirts of Ottawa. The result was some stunning maternity photos that I’m so proud to show you.

This beautiful mother was telling me that she never got the chance to take maternity photos for her other two children, so she made sure to get some done for her third little baby. I know sometimes towards the end of pregnancy, some women aren’t feeling their best and are often times very swollen – my feet were balloons! – so the last thing they want to do is get photos done. I totally get it! That’s why I always recommend to my clients that we book their session between 30-35 weeks pregnant. It’s the sweet spot of your beautiful belly being noticeable and round, but also successfully avoids the end of pregnancy which usually brings with it exhaustion and swelling.

This momma was also mentioning that she didn’t know the gender of this sweet babe. She’s so excited to find out and meet this little one. We didn’t find out with my first, and I was absolutely positive she was a boy, to the point that we were calling the baby by our boy name. My husband telling me that she was a girl is a moment I will never forget. So now I’m curious; did you find out the gender before hand? If not, did you have any idea what you were having, and did you end up being right or wrong in your guess?

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*Gillian is a Ottawa Newborn Photographer and Ottawa Family Photographer serving Ottawa and just outside of Ottawa. I live in Kanata with my husband and two young daughters who are the light of my life. I am a stay at home mom/mom photographer who  specializes in Ottawa Baby Photography and all things Family. I offer both Studio Newborn Photography and well as Lifestyle Newborn Photography in Ottawa. My goal is to capture the unique and beautiful connection of your family so you will have these memories to pass down to your children and grandchildren*

  1. Jordyn says:

    Beautiful images of a beautiful mama! I love the brown dress 🙂

  2. Woooow these are so beautiful. I love how intimate they are… the human body is amazing !!!

  3. Stormy says:

    I’m going to guess it’s a boy!

    • Gillian McColl says:

      That is my guess as well but I was wrong with both my girls so I don’t trust my instincts lol

  4. Amy says:

    Beautiul! Love all the different dresses!

  5. April says:

    Love these maternity images! How cool that she got to also shoot in the snow. Gorgeous!

    • Gillian McColl says:

      Thank you so much! Im pretty lucky that the studio backs onto a beautiful property so we have the option to do both:)

  6. Mandy Provan says:

    gorgeous pics of this lovely mama!!! So exciting that she doesn’t know the gender of her baby!! We knew with our first ( the doctor let it slip!) but never knew with our 2nd. Both boys!! Both keep us on our toes!! 😀 Love that red dress against the snowy backdrop!!! Exquisite.

  7. Alissa Moore says:

    I love that soft pink! So beautiful

  8. Alisha says:

    That red dress in the snow is my favorite!!! Great job!

    I found out with all three of our girls. With the first and third I dreamt I was having a boy. 🙂

  9. Kate Cagle says:

    These are really beautiful. I love gorgeous baby bumps.

  10. Jenelle says:

    So beautiful! We found out the gender for both kids. I’m a naturally nosy person so waiting wasn’t an option! I also missed maternity photos for the first one and got exactly one maternity photo with the second. Sure I have some cell phone pics of the bump but nothing this beautiful!

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