Michelle and Chris hired me as their wedding photographer in 2020 during covid and I helped them plan a beautiful intimate wedding at Malibu Solstice Vineyard while capturing timeless memories. They had a beautiful day for their winter wedding, and it came full-circle by having a beautiful winter day in Malibu for their maternity shoot – complete with a warm ocean breeze and sunny 72 degrees weather.
When I do maternity shoots, I want them to have the same look and feel like an engagement session or an elopement, which is always outdoors and in cinematic locations! We took Michelle and Chris’s Maternity portraits at El Matador Beach.
I’ve become a big fan of maternity shoots since a lot of my past clients have hired me to photograph their growing families. I encourage all expecting mothers to do a maternity shoot, especially for their first child. It’s okay to go all out and be a little extra. The first child is the most exciting because everything is brand new, and you have the most energy and time as a couple.
What’s more beautiful than capturing the beauty of motherhood? Pregnancy really is one of the most beautiful moments to capture. Although there are downs you face during your pregnancy such as swollen ankles or mood swings there are plenty of ups such as glowing skin and a cute baby bump!
I know that a lot of expecting moms tend to question if they should get a photoshoot done due to the downs that they face, which is completely understandable. BUT you shouldn’t cancel out the idea of getting a maternity shoot done altogether!
I still encourage mothers to do a maternity shoot for each and every child, but it’s usually dovetailed with a family shoot. Family shoots tend to take quite a bit of emphasis away from the maternity aspect. Since young children can have a very short attention span, the shoot itself is much shorter and will likely need to be in the same neighborhood where the family lives. Due to this many couples like to book my mini sessions in the spring and fall!
Just remember that your body is doing a magnificent, beautiful thing that you’ll want to document and look back on! You’ll actually be surprised how beautiful you feel when taking the photos and you won’t regret making the decision to go for it!
If you are ready to document one of the most beautiful moments in you and your partners life contact me and let’s document every bit of it!