This Southsea photography studio is offering expecting mothers free photoshoots once they reopen

A PHOTOGRAPHY business is offering an incentive to mothers or soon-to-be mothers during lockdown.

Friday, 3rd April 2020, 10:31 am
Updated Monday, 6th April 2020, 2:17 pm
Owner of the Liberty Lounge, Liberty Photography and Dimples and Daisies, Jennifer Sanchez.

Dimples and Daisies Photography, in Grove Road, Southsea, is offering women who are going through pregnancy or are due to give birth free photoshoots once the shop is back up and running.

The business, which specialises in newborn, maternity and children’s photography, is also pledging to offer £100 credit to those who were already booked for a session.

Expecting mothers will just have to pay a £30 booking fee, which will then be refunded or credited on the day of their appointment.

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Owner Jennifer Sanchez wanted to do the free shoots because her main newborn photographer is pregnant and she realised that women like her are feeling a lot of anxiety around their pregnancy and wanted to do something good for them.

The mum-of-three said: ‘We are so connected with pregnant woman and the whole thing about going into hospital is a massive source of anxiety and it’s scary enough as it is, never mind at this time. We just wanted to do something that let them know that they are in our thoughts.

‘It’s important to document your pregnancy and when your child’s born so they will be our priority as soon as we are open.’

We know how precious these moments are to people, and how important documenting them is to us for so many.

‘We know people will have been through too much this pregnancy and are so fed up and anxious. We want these women to know they are in our thoughts and we can't wait for newborn squishes and bump rubs and hugs again.’

Jennifer , who also owns Liberty Photography and the Liberty Lounge, both in Grove Road, was forced to shut up shop after government guidelines on social distancing were put in place.

The 35-year-old’s recently-opened social enterprise, The Liberty Lounge, is still running online classes for members - including how to be more grateful, and how to successfully run a social media account for business - after it closed earlier this month.