Maternity Session Carlsbad Beach | Sara’s Maternity Session

dad cradling mom's baby bump and kissing herMaternity Session Carlsbad Beach

I always get asked about clients whether I prefer the field or the beach for maternity sessions and it’s such a hard call because I honestly love them equally just as much. And I am also the most indecisive person ever, so I’m sure that doesn’t help. Ha!

Seriously though, I LOVE them both so very much! They both provide such a beautiful backdrop to document the incredibly special season of your lives as you welcome a new baby.



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beautiful beach maternity session at Carlsbad beach

Dad Deserves to be Celebrated Too

When Sarah and I met for her pre session consultation and styling appointment she shared that she was really drawn to my photos with dad included.  She said “I want Steve to feel just as special as I do; he makes me feel special everyday, like a superhero.” Whelp if I would have been pregnant then, I probably would have bawled my eyes out right then and there because that is about the sweetest thing I have ever heard. So often pregnancy and the excitement surrounds the mama which makes sense because she is the one growing and nurturing this beautiful life inside her. But dad is also along on this beautiful journey and deserves to be celebrated too! I absolutely adore capturing a couples’ growing bond, love, excitement, and anticipation as they soon begin a life more beautiful than they could ever imagine.

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Hair & Make-up: Style & Gloss

Wardrobe & styling provided by Michelle Popp Photography.

Expecting a baby? I would love to work with you to begin planning your organic maternity & newborn portrait session!

Contact me to begin planning your portrait session!

My ultimate goal as a San Diego newborn photographer is to not only produce stunning images, but to also provide a luxurious, and stress-free experience. The experience includes a pre session consultation to discuss your hopes for the session, access to an exclusive client wardrobe collection for both mothers and babies,  complimentary personalized styling so that we can create the perfect look for you, and optional professional hair & make-up services to make you look and feel gorgeous the day of your session. Click here for more details on the experience.

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  • ReyesHi, I just wanna say “Wow” lovely images. Congrats from Spain!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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