Maternity Photography at Carlsbad Beach

Life By The Beach

San Diego life by the beach is just as perfect as it can get. Serene waters in the evening reflecting pink skies make for the most dreamy family photos! Capturing those memories of sandy toes, hunting for seashells, and enjoying the sea breeze together is something I love doing for my local clients. Carlsbad beach, where this family portrait session was captured, is one of my favorite San Diego beaches to frequent.

mom and dad smiling at camera holding little girl
dad mom and little girl smiling at the camera on the beach
dad swinging little girl around by the arms at the beach

Becoming A Family Of Four

They will be welcoming a boy in the next few weeks, becoming a family of four! There is something bittersweet and exciting about growing from one to two children – your “baby” will no longer be your baby, since they will be promoting to big sibling. And soon your heart and home will be full of twice the giggles and twice the love. Investing in these present memories with your one and only little (before you add a second one to the mix) is beyond priceless.

Looking back on those images of your family as three peas in a pod is so special and something to be cherished! This sweet girl could hardly contain her excitement and happiness for spending this quality time with mom and dad at the beach.

family of three on the beach
dad swinging little girl around by the arms at the beach
family of three walking towards camera at the beach
pregnant mom smiling at camera as dad hugs her
black and white of little girl smiling at camera
family of three at the beach in the water

Their daughter is thrilled to meet her soon-to-be baby brother. It’s a beautiful thing to experience the abundant love that older siblings have for their new siblings before they even meet – it’s every parent’s hope that their children will become best friends for life! And this one cannot wait to welcome her new brother to the family.

Enjoying The Final Weeks Of Pregnancy

As a pregnant mama, you are doing so many hard things so well! But in between wrangling a toddler, growing another tiny human, plus trying to find the time to take care of you – you’re most likely in need of some much needed pampering. For any session you book, all mamas have the option to be pampered head to toe for the day. With all-inclusive wardrobe styling, and the option to add on full Hair & Make-up before our session begins, we will make sure you feel absolutely beautiful for your prtraits.

woman walking in ocean with pink dress
woman in pink dress looking down and smiling

The final weeks of pregnancy are hard and tiring, and you might not be feeling like your best self. As a mama myself I know how important it is to feel beautiful in your own skin while you’re pregnant (especially for family photos)!

There’s no better time to invest in yourself than when your body is busy creating and growing your precious new little one. You will leave our session glowing, radiant, and with new smile lines from creating some of your most special memories of motherhood.

pregnant mother on beach in pink dress
black and white of mom holding daughter in arms
man and woman kissing on the beach
pregnant woman at the beach at sunset
black and white of couple kissing on the beach
mom holding girl and smiling

Hair & Make-up :
Clothing borrowed from Client Wardrobe Collection.

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  • BethanyBeautiful maternity and family portraits. Such pretty tones. ReplyCancel

  • catieso beautiful, i love every picture! Also that DRESS!! I have looked everywhere to find it! ReplyCancel

  • JenWhat a gorgeous family! Love these!ReplyCancel

  • MeganThese are beautiful!!! Such a stunning family. Love them all. ReplyCancel

  • Mary Beth MillerOh my, such gorgeous images! ReplyCancel

  • juliethis location is amazingReplyCancel

  • AmandaThese are so, so, so great!  Love the colors, mom’s dress, and all those little moments of this family!  Beautiful job!ReplyCancel


michelle's photography style is composed of capturing emotion-filled images in soft & neutral tones. her use of natural light with simple, authentic beauty allows your family love and bond to capture the focus.

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