Beachy Maternity Portraits :: Ideas and Inspo

Ideas and Inspiration for Beachy Maternity Portraits :: Haverhill MA Photographer

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Typically when it comes to portrait sessions it’s either an outdoor location OR an in-studio session. This client was a longtime client of mine and I happened to have some extra time in my schedule so we did both–best of both worlds! There is a travel fee for situations like this, but I am so glad that we were able to come up with something that worked for both of us. Because both halves of this session are so gorgeous. The in-studio session was full of dark wood, moody lighting, and glamour. The beachside photos were full of cotton candy skies and sandy toes. If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration for beachy maternity portraits or glamorous indoor pregnancy photography, keep scrolling!

For more summer beachy maternity photos, and more, check out my Maternity Photography Round Up and my Maternity Photo Ideas Pinterest board!

Styling for Pregnancy Photography Sessions

When it comes to styling for maternity portrait sessions, there are a few different options. Some mamas prefer going casual. Some prefer to use one of my many maternity gowns I have in my studio (or purchasing their own). And then of course there are the nude or nude-ish options. Lace or silk draped over the belly to create a very artsy and gorgeous look. I truly believe there is no wrong choice, it’s all about what each individual mom is looking for. For the beachy portion of this session, mom wore a beautiful pale pink that matched the pink in the sunset skies. And since her husband wore a light blue shirt and big sister was in white, this color scheme was a perfect match for the beachy sunset vibes of these maternity portraits.

For the indoor photos it was more glamorous with a flowy white gown that looked stunning in front of the dark wooden backdrop. And for good measure, some nude portraits as well. I especially love how these look in black and white. The light and shadows are stunning in black and white! All in all the styling of this session was beautiful and definitely one to look at for inspiration for both beachy outdoor AND glamorous indoor maternity portraits.

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Are you looking for beachy maternity portraits? Crabapple Photography in Andover MA specializes in milestone portrait photography. We serve clients from around the Merrimack Valley and North Shore area including Haverhill, BoxfordReadingSalem NH, and beyond. Kate McKenna has been a professional portrait photographer in the Andover MA area since 2009. Contact Kate today to learn more.

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    Welcome to Crabapple Photography! I'm Kate and I've been a family portrait photographer since 2009. My specialty is newborns, babies and children. We have fun! My style is clean and whimsical and I am a detail person.

    My studio is located in Andover, MA and I proudly photograph families in the North Shore of MA, Greater Boston and Southern NH areas. I also offer on location outdoor sessions as well.

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