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Ali’s Manhattan Beach Maternity Photo Session

Manhattan Beach Maternity PhotographerCapturing a Gorgeous Manhattan Beach Maternity Session

If you’re pregnant and thinking about capturing this special moment, Manhattan Beach is a dreamy spot for maternity photos. As a local photographer I’m here to give you the lowdown on the best photo locations, the perfect times for a beach photoshoot, and how to get ready for your session. Let’s get into it!

Why a Manhattan Beach Maternity Photo Session?

Manhattan Beach Maternity Photo SessionManhattan Beach is one of my favorite places for maternity photos because it is so stunning. With its beautiful shoreline, charming pier, and jaw-dropping sunsets, it’s the perfect place for maternity photos. Whether you live nearby or are planning a visit, this spot has plenty of gorgeous backdrops.

Best Photo Spots at Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach Maternity Photo Session

  1. The Pier: The Manhattan Beach Pier is a classic.
  2. The Greenbelt: This cute pathway has such lovely greenery and give a completely different vibe for photos!
  3. The Beach: Of course, the beach itself is a winner and I have the perfect recommendation for a little more privacy and plenty of parking!

Best Times for a Beach Photoshoot

Manhattan Beach Maternity Photo Session

  • Golden Hour (Sunrise and Sunset): The soft, warm light at sunrise and sunset makes for dreamy photos. Plus, the beach is usually less crowded.
  • Early Morning: If you’re up for it, the early morning light is fantastic and the beach is nice and peaceful. This is especially true when we are experiencing a marine layer
  • Late Afternoon: If you have kids who need to make their bedtime I totally get that and we can still create magic in the late afternoon!

Getting Ready for Your Manhattan Beach Maternity Photo Session

  1. Outfits: Pick outfits that make you feel amazing. Flowy dresses, fitted gowns that show off your bump, and soft, neutral colors look great on the beach. Coordinate with your partner for a cute, cohesive look. I have a client closet for mamas to borrow from as well!
  2. Props and Accessories: Bring a few meaningful props like baby shoes or ultrasound photos.
  3. Hydration and Snacks: Stay hydrated and bring some snacks for the kiddos that get them excited about being here!
  4. Beauty Prep: Treat yourself to a little pampering before the shoot. A fresh manicure, light makeup, and styled hair can make you feel even more confident.

Making the Most of Your Maternity Photos

Most importantly, have fun and embrace the natural beauty around you. Trust your photographer, be yourself, and let your love for your growing family shine through.

I hope these tips help you create unforgettable memories at Manhattan Beach. If you’re interested in booking a session with me you can inquire here!

This collage is 12 of my favorite images from Ali’s Manhattan Beach Photo Session – ultimately I delivered 71 images to them!

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