I was so excited when Melissa wrote me wanting a beach maternity session; it had been on my bucket list for some time. She wanted to go back to a special place, where her husband proposed near his family’s house. It was a private beach area in Calvert County on the Chesapeake Bay.
I loved being able to weave in a few special items that she and her husband bought for their baby in the beach maternity session. We did some shots of her with her husband, but we spent some time getting Melissa solo, too. She said her husband hated pictures, but he was a trooper! (Side note: I really wish I could just bring a beer for all of my dads and to-be dads!)
If you are planning a maternity session, a long flowy neutral dress always looks amazing. Melissa found hers on Amazon! Styling is a huge part of making your session look amazing. It’s also really important to schedule your session for when you feel best. The beginning of third trimester to 35 weeks is ideal. I know when I was pregnant, I felt anything but beautiful the closer I got to my due date. I just felt huge. you want to feel great about yourself and your body and be comfortable for your poses.
I have a styling service that can help you with getting ideas for outfits, and I would love to hear the vibe you are looking for: beach, urban, field, home. I’m game for any of them! I also give a discount if you combine a maternity session with an in-home lifestyle newborn session so please let me know, too, if you want to book one of those!