Maternity Shoot













Dress by Lulus

My husband scheduled a surprise maternity shoot for me last week, but we ended up not being able to make it in time due to an insane traffic incident.. So we pulled over on the side of the road and ended up taking photos ourselves with our tripod for the first time! Not bad, eh?

Well, here we are… Awaiting the arrival of our little blessing. We couldn’t be happier and just cannot wait to meet our daughter :)

*Note: This post was meant to go live about a week ago, but I ended up going into labor before I could post this! Our daughter arrived on January 5, 2016. This explains my MIA status. Post on motherhood soon to come :)

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  • Naomella

    Shveta sweetheart! Congratulations on your daughter! That´s so wonderful! Wishing you and her just the best from the heart! This shooting was such a great idea! You were the most beautiful pregnant woman I´ve ever seen! Again congrats congrats congrats! A big hug! xoxo

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Awww thank you so much, Naomella!!! <3

  • Amy Ann Arnold

    Wow, what beautiful photos! I love the back of your dress. I’m so impressed you did these yourself! Congrats on the birth of your daughter! Can’t wait to hear more.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aw thank you, Amy! And I’m pretty impressed by ourselves too. Taking photos with a tripod means more memorable family photos!

  • Miss J.

    Congrats on your baby daughter Shveta! Beautiful pictures! Happy New Year to the three of you!



    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you, Jeanne! <3


    Aww, so nice of your husband! Incredible dress, Shveta. You look so cute together, guys!

    xoxo Ira

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you so much, Ira! <3

  • Raysa Garcia

    OMG! Stunning photos. You look drop dead gorgeous. ( both look amazing ) You are One of the most beautiful mom to be ever.
    Xo, Raysa

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Awww thank you, Raysa! <3

  • Shell Peterson

    Yay!!! Congratulations!!! I am so excited for you! Your bump is so beauitfu and that dress is to die for! I hope you write up your birth story!
    Much love!
    xo, Shell

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Awww thank you, Shell! I finally found the time to reflect and write my birth story <3

  • sweetsimpleday

    Beautiful photos!!! Love your dress with open back!
    U look awesome. Xo

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aw thank you! <3

  • Kathy

    Congratulations to both of you! That is fantastic news. You both look great in these photos. Don’t worry about your blog right now. We will be here when you get back. Enjoy your new baby girl!


    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aw thank you Kathy!! <3

  • Keri H

    Such a beautiful couple. These photos are gorgeous and that dress is stunning. Love the color and the movement of it!

    Enclothed Cognition

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aw thank you! <3

  • Siffat Haider

    Oh my goodness, Shveta, these pictures are breathtaking! You look like an ethereal fairy princess, and you and your husband are the most adorable couple. Congrats on your bundle of joy, I can’t wait to see pictures, I’m sure she’ll be just as stylish as her mama!

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aww thank you so much, Siffat! <3

  • Demeler

    stunning dress! you look too amazing


    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you! <3

  • Catarina Neves

    Congratulations on being a mother!!!! Your photos are stunning!
    I wish you and your family all the best!

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aw thank you, Catarina! <3

  • Rakel

    Congrats! What a beautiful collection of photos!

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you, Rakel! <3

  • for seven seasons

    What stunning photos!! You guys both look so happy.

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aw thank you! <3

  • Jessi

    Such beautiful photos and I love that color on you!

    XO, Jessi

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aw thanks, Jessi! <3

  • Esther

    You look so beautiful together, I love these photos!!!! Congratulations on your baby girl, can’t wait to hear more about her<33

    xo, Esther

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aw thank you, Esther! <3

  • Tej Rajendran

    this is so cute!!!

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you! <3

  • Olivia Aimes
    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you <3

  • natalieoffduty

    love love love

    you look gorgeous!


    Natalie Off Duty

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aw thank you, Natalie! <3

  • Laura Jane Atelier

    Beautiful photos, you guys make such a great couple


    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you, Laura! <3

  • From Luxe With Love
    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you! <3

  • Patricia Blaj

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  • Fashion Abejita

    You look so beautiful, glowing and radiant :)

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aw thanks! <3

  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    OMG.. seriously, you are the prettiest preggo I’ve ever seen! Love these pictures! Amazing :)

    Have a great day doll!
    Much love, Len

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aww thank you so much, Len! <3

  • Carina Vardie

    Gorgeous pictures! You look fabulous!


    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you, Carina! <3

  • Whitney V

    This is so cute!!! Can’t believe you guys took it with a tripod, they’re stunning pics! And congratulations on your baby girl, best wishes!!! xoxo


    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aw thank you, Whitney! I know we can’t believe we took it ourselves either!

  • Vanessa @ Living in Steil

    Beautiful photos! Congratulations on your little one. I can’t wait to see photos. Hope you and baby are doing well.

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aw thank you, Vanessa! <3

  • thefashionsalt

    Congratulations Shveta! These photos are beautiful, especially for taking them yourselves. Best wishes to you and your family :)


    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you, Lili! <3

  • Threads for Thomas

    Congratulations on your daughter! These photos came out beautiful and I love you dress!

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you, Rachael! <3

  • Now That’s Chic

    Beautiful dress and beautiful couple!


    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you, Micshelle! <3

  • Jalisa

    Shveta, you are beyond gorgeous, girl, seriously, STUNNING! I love the dress, which looks so beautiful on you and flatters the bump, which bring me to…..CONGRATULATIONS!!! I’m sure you are enjoying every minute with your new baby girl. I wish you and your hubby the absolute best and I can’t wait to read your new experience on motherhood! Sending lots of love and hugs your way!



    • Shveta Sontakey

      Awww thank you so much, Jalisa! Your comments always brighten my day :) <3

  • dreamingloud

    Congratulations on your daughter! you look amazing

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you! <3

  • Nataliya Ogle

    Oh my goodness CONGRATULATIONS!! :) The photos came out beautiful! A well placed tripod does wonderful things. I can’t wait to see your new post after you’re all settled in with your baby! Wishing you all the best!

    Style Tomes || Style Tomes on Instagram

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aww thank you!! <3

  • Francesca Giagnorio

    These shots are absolutely stunning <3


    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you, Francesca <3

  • Gina G

    That’s too bad you didn’t make the shoot! But I honestly had no idea, these photos look fantastic and I know how hard it can be to shoot yourselves with a tripod haha. I know I’ve said this before but I seriously hope I look a small fraction as amazing as you when I get pregnant~
    PS if you’ve had your baby, congrats!!!

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Awww thank you so much, Gina! <3

  • WhatWouldVWear

    So beautiful! And congratulations! I can’t believe you already gave birth Jan 5! I am beyond happy for the two of you! I cannot wait for motherhood posts!
    PS: These maternity shoots are incredibly gorgeous!

    Also, thank you for your sweet note on my blog! It means so
    much! Glad we connected, you are wonderful!

    XOXO, Vanessa

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you so much, Vanessa!!! <3

  • Beauty Follower

    Wonderful photos and dress 😉

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you!

  • Yasmin Hakim

    Congratulations on your new arrival! Such a blessed time. You two make a beautiful couple. And this was such a thoughtful gift he gave you. You both look so cute and I love that stunning gown. You are one hot mama!

    xx Yasmin

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aw thank you, Yasmin!! <3

  • Iris / A DASH OF FASH

    Oh my gosh! You two look like such a lovely couple. Congrats on the little baby girl <3

    Glad I stumbled up on your blog! You're welcome to check out mine as well :)

    xoxo Iris

    A Dash Of Fash

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aw thank you, Iris! <3

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    Stunning shots!! Both of you look amazing!

    Adi xx

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you, Aditi! <3

  • Gabrielle

    These are breathtakingly beautiful maternity photos; how lovely to have these images to look back over in years to come. I love your dress for the shoot by the way and you truly do make a lovely couple. Oh and a massive congratulations on becoming a new mother – I hope your daughter has a wonderful life! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Awww thank you, Gabrielle! <3

  • streetmadonna

    So beautiful! So happy to hear your daughter arrived. Congrats and much love to you and your new family. :)

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aww thank you!! <3

  • O l i w i a a

    Amazing photos
    All the best for you and daughrter !
    Kisses from Poland

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you!


    This is amazing Shveta CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you and excited for your new bundle of joy. Hope you had an amazing weekend

    Filipa xxx | Instagram

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Awww thank you so much, Filipa! <3

  • Quinn

    You are an absolute dream! That dress is the perfect color on you. I am so happy for you and your husband – congratulations on your little blessing!


    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aw thank you Quinn!! <3

  • Rachel

    Oh my goodness Shveta congratulations on the arrival of your little girl :) You must be overjoyed! It’s awesome that you guys took these photos yourself with a tripod, the photos are beautiful and so professional

    Rachel xx

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aww thank you, Rachel!! <3

  • Brooke & Erica

    These photos are fabulous!! I can’t believe you actually took them yourself, that’s skill right there!
    Pumps and Push-Ups

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aw thank you Brooke! I’m pretty amazed myself! <3

  • racheldinh

    These photos are stunning, you dress and hair look beautiful!,

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aw thank you Rachel! <3

  • Jillian

    Congratulations on the birth of your daughter!!! I can’t wait to see photos, and this shoot is stunning.
    xo, jill

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aw thank you so much, Jill!! <3

  • Stripes n Vibes

    Congratulations darling on the birth of your daughter! Your maternity photos are so dreamy I can’t believe you did it with a tripod! Wishing you to take all the time to enjoy your motherhood!


    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you so much, Tanya! <3

  • Nina

    Amazing pictures Shveta !! Congratulations on the birth of your daughter hun !
    Much love !

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you, Nina! <3

  • Ashley White

    This is an amazing shoot- and omg! Congrats, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you, Ashley! <3

  • Chaicy Style A Pastiche

    Awww.. soo cute.. love the pics and Love the outfit. You look Chic, as always. . The colours are pleasing!

    xoxo – Style.. A Pastiche!

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you! <3

  • Audrey Hee

    I don’t know anyone who could look as cute as you with a baby bump. AND I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE PICTURES OF YOUR DAUGHTER!!! Congratulations! So excited for you!!! <3


    • Shveta Sontakey

      Awwww thank you so much, Audrey!!! <3

  • Lauren Blair .

    Congrats!!! I hope motherhood is treating you well! I never would have known that these photos weren’t professional! You were the most elegant pregnant lady! Congrats again :) XO

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aww thank you so much, Lauren!! <3

  • merel

    Wow you look gorgeous babe! The dress is gorgeous, so romantic!

    x Merel

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you so much, Merel! <3

  • Doreen’s Style Diary

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to see photos of your daughter. These maternity photos are stunning. You look so beautiful. You and your husband look so much in love.

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aw thank you, Doreen! <3

  • Alyssa

    Maternity shoots are so trendy these days and I like it. You’re so beautiful and wishing you all the best :)


    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thanks, Alyssa! <3

  • Jeanne

    Oh wow, congratulations!! And that dress looks beautiful on you!

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you, Jeanne! <3

  • mumbaitomelbourne

    congratulations girl. I am sure baby girl is just as gorgeous as her glowing Mumma. You look stunning in these pictures. So nice of your husband to surprise you and click pics using a tripod. Mwahh love to bub

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Awww thank you!!

  • Selinas Inspiration

    oh you are soooo pretty! I love your dress! Definitely the cutest couple ❤︎
    Selina | SelinasInspiration

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Aww thank you, Selina! <3

  • isa machado

    Amazing pictures! :)

    Isa M., Tic Tac Living

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you :)

  • Vishakha@reviewwali

    Amazing pictures, congratulation on being blessed with a daughter. You wrote 2015 instead of 2016 😀 . Have a lovely day beautiful lady!

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you, Vishaka! <3

  • Nicole

    Wow these photos are gorgeous!! What a beautiful mom to be! :) i love your dress <3

    Girl About Town blog

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Thank you, Nicole! <3

  • Laura Marie

    This is so beautiful it actually made me well up a little bit :) You are so beautiful and make a lovely couple. With love Laura xx

    • Shveta Sontakey

      Awww thank you so much, Laura! <3