The Harris Family of 3, soon to be 4, met me at the beach for their Bay Area Family Maternity Photography Session. Mom & Dad, Ellie & Ernest, and their three year old Eva are self proclaimed beach bums and often spend their Sundays drinking coffee, soaking in the sun, and collecting seashells that are piling up on their doorstep.
The beach allowed for multiple spaces, perspectives, and backgrounds for us to choose from and this particular one was a favorite of Eva’s. She loved collecting the seashells, discovering shells in the tidepools, and cuddling her parents in-between it all. Knowing the beach allowed them all to let their hair down and enjoy eachother’s company- making new memories as they strolled along and dipped their toes into the sand. The best part of this session was just how much fun it was. At one point I went for a little swim to get the right perspective and it was definitely all worth it.
Maternity Sessions can take place anytime within the pregnancy but usually happen between 28-32 weeks for ease and comfort of all. Family sessions such as these are so fun, especially when it happens in a meaningful location.