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photo of a soon to pregnant woman with her husband having her maternity photos taken by sam lynn photo a Manhattan Beach maternity photographer

Capturing the Magic of Motherhood: A Manhattan Beach Maternity Photographer’s Perspective

As a Manhattan Beach maternity photographer, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing some of the most beautiful moments in the lives of expectant parents. Manhattan Beach, is one of my favorite locations for these special sessions. I tend to stay away from the pier itself so that your session can be a little bit more intimate!

pregnant woman wearing a white dress being photographed at manhattan beach in southern california

The Importance of Maternity Photography

Pregnancy is such a special and life-changing time, brimming with anticipation, excitement, and a deep sense of connection. As a maternity photographer, I’m here to capture all those beautiful emotions and turn them into timeless memories that you and your family will cherish forever. Maternity photos are a wonderful way to celebrate the love and bond you share with your growing baby.

Choosing Manhattan Beach for Your Maternity Session

Manhattan Beach has so many great spots for a maternity photo shoot. Whether you want a laid-back beach vibe, a beautiful pier, or a cute downtown area, this place has it all. How cute would getting ice-cream and having a date for your maternity photos be? Or, the soft, natural light at golden hour on the beach itself gives everything a warm and flattering glow, making every picture look amazing.

Husband hugging his pregnant wife from behind with the ocean in the background. She's wearing a white dress and he's wearing a blue button down and jeans Manhattan Beach maternity photographer

Preparing for Your Maternity Session

To make the most of your maternity photography session, it’s essential to plan ahead. Here are a few tips to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience:

  1. Timing: The best time for maternity photos is typically between 28 and 32 weeks of pregnancy. In these weeks you will likely have “popped” but you are still comfortable moving around, walking, and posing!
  2. Wardrobe: Choose outfits that make you feel beautiful and comfortable. Flowy dresses, form-fitting gowns, and even casual beachwear can all look stunning in maternity photos. I’m a sucker for jeans and a white top with your belly showing! If your family is joining us I always recommend coordinating colors. Plus I have a style closet for mamas and share curated Pinterest boards if you’re looking for visual inspiration!
  3. Props and Accessories: Feel free to bring along any props or accessories that have special meaning to you. This could be a pair of baby shoes or an ultrasound photo! While I love capturing you and your partner and the emotions you have together I also love a cute detail!
  4. Relax and Enjoy: The most important thing is to relax and enjoy the experience. Trust me to guide you through poses and ensure you look your best!

Why Choose me to be your Manhattan Beach Maternity Photographer?

Choosing me as your Manhattan Beach maternity photographer means you’re getting someone with over a decade of experience! I’ll provide you with the gallery of high resolution digital files. I offer multiple different packages, and I have a really quick turnaround! Pregnancy flies by, and you deserve to have every beautiful moment captured perfectly! If you’re ready to book with me or just have more questions I’d love to chat with you more! You can send me an inquiry here!

collage of 12 maternity images taken in manhattan beach California

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