Spring Maternity Photos

pregnant mother in green field in a white dress

We have had lots of rain this winter, leaving the field I shoot at unusually green which makes for the most perfect spring maternity photos! We planned a sunrise maternity session that day, but it turned out to be a very foggy morning. The dewy morning light and crisp air surrounded by gorgeous green scenery made for some beautiful shots that I am in love with!

Shannon grew up here in San Diego, but now lives in Baltimore. She flew out here for her baby shower, and thought it would be special to capture maternity photos while she was home visiting. We did a petite maternity session, and every photo we captured turned out stunning! This mama is so sweet and I cannot wait for her to experience the joy of meeting her new little babe.

pregnant woman in a green field
expectant mother in white dress eyes closed
close up of pregnant belly
woman looking at camera while man holds her
pregnant mother in a green field

Choosing Your Outdoor Location

Locations can have significant meanings – they’re not always just another pretty spot for portraits. Shannon said: “the reason why we chose the field for our maternity portraits is because it reminds me of our wedding venue in Northern California. My husband is from New Zealand, and we often spend time together outdoors hiking…this location reminds me of all of our wonderful memories together!”

expectant mom and dad in a green field
couple walking towards camera looking at each other
maternity photo of dad standing behind mom
couple in a field at dawn

Clothing borrowed from Client Wardrobe Collection
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Benefits of Petite Maternity Sessions

Petite sessions are shorter than my regular full sessions (20 minutes total) and come at a discounted rate, while allowing clients to still experience the full luxury portrait experience that I offer. With a petite session, you can choose from having portraits done in studio or at one of my outdoor locations. You will also receive 5 fully edited photos, but have the option to upgrade to receiving all photos (about 20-30 total). My Client Wardrobe Collection of high end gowns and dresses is also available for you to use, as well as the option to add on hair and make up! It is my goal to make sure you’re feeling completely pampered and gorgeous on session day no matter which session type you choose.

black and white image of pregnant belly
pregnant woman in white dress in a field
maternity photo session in field
maternity session in a field in morning
woman in white dress in a field

There is a special place in my heart for motherhood and maternity portraiture. If you are due in the coming months with a Spring or Summer baby, contact me to reserve your maternity portrait session today! I cannot wait to capture your sweet baby bump and document the memories that go alongside your journey to motherhood.

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