…because every picture
tells a story…
Photography is my passion. I would not think of doing anything else but creating work that will be cherished for a lifetime.
Every shoot is 100% custom designed towards your needs —From wardrobe selection to professional hair and makeup, everything will be taken care of according to what suits you the best according to your unique personality and features. No one session is the same.
I want you to walk out of the studio feeling completely empowered.
premier newbury Maternity PHOTOGRAPHY
I invite you to have a complimentary consultation with me (over the phone, via Skype, or in my home studio), where my aim will be to understand the purpose of getting the shoot done. We will discuss aspects like packages available, shoot location, timings, and even the kind of pictures you want.
You can talk to me about any specific style/look you wish to have for the shoot. If you feel I am the photographer for you, I’ll be happy to help you select a date for your big day!
SCHEDULING AND PREPARING.
Sessions are booked 2-3 weeks in advance depending on the availability of the dates. The session fee will be due at the time of booking. Once the session is booked, I will talk to you to shortlist the best options for you in terms of outfits, makeup & hair styling, poses, lighting and shoot setups.
I recommend everyone to schedule their complimentary fitting session at least a week before the shoot date. We meet in my studio with all the outfits and accessories in place. We will briefly go over some poses and lighting set-ups. The aim is to make you feel absolutely comfortable in front of the camera.
MAKEOVER AND SHOOT.
This will be in my studio or at your desired location. I will confirm your arrival time. Upon your arrival, you will be offered a welcome beverage and once you are settled, we will begin with the makeover of your choice.
You will be directed to every step of the shoot and it is my responsibility to make you feel comfortable and also look like a celebrity. We will share laughs and you will have a day to remember.
SELECTION AND POST PROCESSING.
This is a 10-14 days process during which I will select the best photographs from the shoot and give them my signature retouch.
At this stage, you will hand-select the photographs that you want. What you fall in love with and wish to purchase will be entirely up to you!
About your glamour, maternity, & Branding Photographer
My name is Akanksha Agarwal and apart from being a photographer, I'm a mummy to a beautiful 5-years-old girl who is also my muse, wife to a loving husband, a good cook, spiritual seeker and a person with hundreds of questions about life. I am not my profession, my profession is a part of me.
When I decided to give up my IT career, I was not sure of taking photography as a career. It was a gradual (and well thought of) process. If you wish to know more about that, let's catch up over a 'Chai' or 'Cuppa'. :)
What is my mission as a photographer?
Sadhguru says, 'Your work is worthwhile only if it touches lives' and I live by it! I want to create portraits that are emotive and timeless, portraits that people would love and cherish for their entire life, portraits that tell a story, portraits that can in some way help you connect with your true self and allow you to see the person beyond body and mind.
I would love to photograph you and see you shine. I invite you to my humble home studio and let's create something magical - TOGETHER!
Love, Akanksha Agarwal
“My experience with Akanksha was fantastic, she made me feel comfortable from the point of my booking my session right until the purchase of my pictures. Akanksha was always available to answer my queries and made a special effort before the shoot day to find out about my likes and dislikes.
The result was photographs that I loved!! I confidently and proudly showed my family and friends my maternity photographs. I would definitely recommend Akanksha to anyone thinking of having a maternity photoshoot as she ensures they are unique but within your comfort remit.
She made me feel confident at a time when women can often have lots of insecurities about their bodies! Akanksha was very mindful of the fact that I was heavily pregnant and allowed time throughout the shoot session for me to rest and provided refreshments, so the whole session was based around my needs. Thank you for everything Akanksha xx.”
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME to be photographed during my pregnancy?
It's always great to capture your baby bump between 6-8 months of your pregnancy. This is when it really shows up and looks beautiful to be captured. You will also be comfortable during this time.
Are the sessions indoors or outdoors?
That is entirely up to you. We shoot outdoors as well as indoors. However, it's not possible to cover both in a single session. We want you to enjoy the session and not get exhausted. Trying to cover both indoors and outdoors can easily exert you.
Can I include my partner and other family members?
Absolutely! We understand how exciting this time is for everyone and having your loved ones around you during the shoot would just add to the celebration. We, however, suggest to start with you and then later on your family members can join you. This is just to make sure that you don't get tired when it's time to take your individual images.
Do you provide maternity dresses for the shoot?
We do have our own studio wardrobe but it's up to you how you would like your session. If you book, you'll have full access to the studio wardrobe and you also can choose to bring your own outfits. We want you to feel absolutely comfortable during the shoot and have images that you would love and would be glad to share with your friends and family.
Do you provide hair and make-up?
All our sessions include complimentary hair and make-up by a professional artist.
When will I get to see the final images?
It takes approximately 10-15 days to finish working on your images. We will schedule your viewing session right after the shoot after checking your availability for the same.