South Bay Maternity Photo Session | Manhattan Beach Maternity Photographer


The time when a family is preparing to welcome a new member into their unit, is so special and unique to every family.  

I recently had the privilege to document some friends of mine whose daughter is the same age as my son, 6, and who were getting ready to welcome a little baby boy into their family!

6 year old girl dancing at the beach
6 year old girl
6 year old girl at the beach in los angeles

The first thing I noticed was how comfortable their little girl was in front of the camera.  She was NOT camera-shy in the least!  I think when a family is expecting, it's especially important to give the other child(ren) a chance to feel special and get extra boosts of love, since once that new baby is born, there's no saying how long of an adjustment period there will be!


I love getting shots that show the special relationship between each parent and each child.   In this case it was Mom and Dad, each with the big sister, but if it's a larger family, I also work to get a photo of mom with all the kids, dad with all the kids, and then mom and dad individually with each child!  Of all our personal family photos, these are the ones my children cherish the most!

maternity portrait in Manhattan Beach, CA

At the end of our session, while the sun was setting, I got some beautiful shots of Mom on her own, which I love doing.  Even when we feel pregnant and big, there is no greater beauty than carrying a living person inside of us and I believe we need to always celebrate this in our photos!

If you are expecting, the best time to book Maternity Portraits is between 27-32 weeks pregnant.  If you're looking for more info about my sessions, be sure to sign up to my email list HERE to get first access to promotions and session information as dates become available for booking!

South Bay Maternity Photo Session | Manhattan Beach Maternity Photographer


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