Anniversaries celebrate milestones, the beautiful journey of togetherness, and the love that has grown and evolved. But when you’re expecting your first child, your wedding anniversary transforms into an even more poignant celebration of life and the future. 

One fabulous couple decided to mark these momentous occasions in grand style—by booking a luxurious stay at the Park Hyatt Sydney, glamming up, and having a maternity photoshoot with the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge as their backdrop. 

 As a maternity photographer, I had the joy of capturing the love and excitement of this couple as they anticipated the arrival of their first baby. We started inside the opulent Park Hyatt Sydney, taking advantage of its sophisticated interior. Then, as the golden hour approached, we stepped outside to embrace the fading sun’s warm glow for stunning pregnancy sunset portraits. 

 Here are three tips for creating a memorable maternity photoshoot that doubles as an anniversary celebration: 

  • Tip #1: Location, Location, Location: Choose a location that is meaningful to you as a couple but also offers a visually stunning backdrop. Sydney’s Park Hyatt offers a luxurious ambiance that’s perfect for an elegant shoot, and stepping outside provides you with iconic landmarks. The mix of indoor and outdoor settings adds variety to your photo album and captures the essence of your special day in a place that’s rich with personal significance.
  • Tip #2: Dress for the Occasion: This is a celebration of your anniversary and your growing family, so dress to the nines! A flowing maternity dress can flatter your baby bump, while professional hair and makeup will make you feel extra special and look timeless in your photos. Remember, these images will be cherished for years to come, so choose outfits that are both comfortable and classic. Don’t forget to book a dresses from my Maternity Gowns Collection — included in every photoshoot. 
  • Tip #3: Timing is Everything: For that perfect soft light that flatters the skin and gives a magical touch to the scenery, aim for the golden hour—the hour just after sunrise or before sunset. Not only does it create a romantic ambiance, but the Sydney skyline will also come alive with colors that will make your photos absolutely stunning. 

The Park Hyatt Sydney provided a luxurious beginning, and the city’s landscape offered a dramatic canvas as we captured the couple’s love story. From intimate indoor shots to epic outdoor scenes, this anniversary maternity shoot was a celebration of marriage, life, and the new adventures to come. In moments like these, we’re reminded that each chapter of our lives is worth celebrating with grandeur. If you’re expecting and want to immortalize this precious time with a maternity photoshoot, why not tie it into your next big celebration? Sydney’s heart, with its breathtaking views, awaits to be the backdrop of your love story.

 If you’re inspired to capture your maternity moments amidst Sydney’s splendor, reach out to Natasha Lesonie Photography, and let’s plan a photoshoot that celebrates your unique journey.

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