Windy But Gorgeous Beach Maternity Session

Portrait

May 13, 2021

This stunning maternity session was one of the most windy sessions I have ever photographed!

We originally were aiming to shoot at Eaton Canyon, but did a last minute change to the beach vibe for a more socially-distanced session and one that wasn’t time-pressured. Did you know you have to make an appointments just to hike at Eaton Canyon now? We decided not to take any chances and opted for the beach. Since it was December and you never know with the weather here in Southern California, we kept checking the weather reports and I even got on the Santa Monica live camera view and saw that it was clear. What wasn’t posted or showing was the extreme winds. Oh my gosh – it was so windy.

It’s the beach so I already knew and warned Sally that it would be beautiful and the overcast would actually be gorgeous for photos, but it would be also be chilly and maybe windy by the beach. She said she didn’t care as long as it was beautiful! I said, yup! It will be gorgeous…and it was. Despite our wind adventures (and truly this was the first time I have ever really been concerned about too much wind) the photos were absolutely stunning.

With all of our maternity sessions, we include a creative consult for location and outfits to match your personality and home vibe. We want your images to showcase as art in your home, so it’s very important that the vibe of both the location and clothing are congruent with your personal style and home. You wouldn’t want to hang a super modern outfit and location in a very boho and organic home, it would just look out of place and at the end of the day, not be true to who you are as a couple. Your personal style plays an important part in your photos and with our creative consult we make sure that you not only love your images, but your personality shines through.

Here is the inspiration board that I created for Sally and Matt after they answered a few basic questions. Sally said: “Oh my goodness this is perfect this is exactly what I had in mind! Thank you so much for all of your help!”

Remember the extreme wind factor? After a few sneak peeks the next day (because I knew Sally was so stressed out, plus intense baby mama hormones) “OMGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!! I’M SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!! I legit lost sleep over these last night!! I was so worried I was going to look like cousin IT in all of them!!! You are MAGIC!!!!!! Thank you SO MUCH!!!! Youโ€™re gonna be my family photographer 4 LYFE!!! ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž”

I can’t wait to meet baby Jack!!!

Kind Words from Sally:

“The quality of her service from the start was phenomenal and her work is beautiful! My favorite part of the session was how easy and comfortable she made the process. This is my first pregnancy and I really wanted to document it in a special way. These photographs mean a lot to me and my husband because this is our first child.”

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