Windansea Beach Maternity

Maternity photo at Windandsea Beach La Jolla

Windansea Beach in La Jolla

It was a chilly but beautiful winter evening for this Windansea Beach maternity session! Windansea Beach in La Jolla is an absolutely stunning beach with dramatic cliffs, and textured rocks. It was mainly overcast throughout the session, but that allowed the beautiful blues of the ocean to shine through. The sun also peaked out for a few minutes to give us a few sun kissed golden images!

soon to be mama standing on cliff
dad holding mom's baby bump
dad whispering in pregnant mom's ear
dad kissing mom's forehead at Windansea beach
mom and dad standing forehead to forehead on cliffs

Choosing a Location For Your Maternity Photos

It can be tough choosing a location for your maternity portraits because I love the beach, field, and studio all equally and all for different reasons. We decided on the beach because Ian and Brittni both grew up loving the beach! When they first met, Brittni lived in Solana Beach within walking distance from Fletcher Cove, so much of their dating life was spent at the beach. So what better location to capture their last moments together just the two of them, then next to the ocean where it all began.

dad holding mom's belly and smiling at camera
pregnant mom next to ocean at Windansea Beach maternity session

Soaking in those Last Moments

Ian was on crutches during the session from a leg injury, but he was such a trooper! I must admit, I was a little nervous shooting at the beach and especially Windansea beach as it is a little challenging getting down to the sand. Dad rocked it though and was game for anything. You’d never know we tossed his crutches to the side after each pose. It’s a new complimentary service I provide 😉

Hair & Make-up: Noir Beauté

Dress borrowed from client wardrobe.

If you’re expecting a baby, contact me for more details about booking your maternity & newborn session! I would be honored to capture this beautiful season! The Collective Membership is the most popular option for expecting clients to document baby’s first year. It’s never too early to reach out. I am typically booked 2-3 months in advance, but occasionally have last minute availability.

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  • catiethese are all unreal! wow!ReplyCancel

  • ReneeWow, everything about these is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • LeliaSuch a blissful session!ReplyCancel

  • MelissaOh my goodness, these are beyond gorgeous.  Absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • tamsenugh, i just ADORE beach sessions, especially with the stunning light you get to work with in Cali! And that dress was made for beach sessions! So good Michelle, they must be thrilled~ReplyCancel

  • KathryneThese are stunning!!!ReplyCancel

  • julieWell these are just incredibleReplyCancel


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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