Maternity Photographer in Petaluma. Maternity Portrait Session. Lindsey and Desiree.

I loved loved loved photographing this maternity session for Lindsey and her sister in law Desiree at Shollenberger Park in Petaluma.  Being a Maternity photographer is such an honor as it’s one of the most magical times in a woman’s life.  I mean to literally be carrying your baby for almost ten months is beyond words inspiring so to able  to document these beautiful women makes me feel spellbound in complete awe at their sensual yet brave as all hell moms to be.  We photographed their maternity portraits at Shoenberg Park in the pond at dusk and we had quite the laugh doing it let me tell you!

Maternity Portrait Photographer in Petaluma, Sonoma County. Desiree and Austin.

Getting to be a maternity photographer is one of my favorite things as there really is nothing more exciting than bringing a child into the world.  It’s such a fun creative time to get to explore ideas in your maternity portrait photography.  I love using natural light and if you can see the sun rays almost beckoning Desiree and Austin’s baby to come out and see the light, you’ll understand how magical light is.  We did their maternity session at a private ranch off D Street in Petaluma in Sonoma County and we had fun exploring the property.  We were about to wrap up when Austin says, “Wait, we need one more maternity photograph.”  Then, he goes over to his truck and grabs his hunting rifle and he says….”This is for all the boys that are gonna try to date my daughter.”  Both Desiree and I could not stop laughing.  This little one is gonna be Daddy’s little girl for sure!

Maternity photographer in Petaluma, Sonoma County at Dillion Beach. Gianna.

Gorgeous Gianna wanted her maternity photographs to be at the beach and she is due this month.  As anyone in Sonoma or Marin County knows that maternity photos at the beach is cold!  But she didn’t care one bit.  As a maternity portrait photographer I can really appreciate when a soon to be mom is willing to lie down in the water at sunset to get the perfect shot.  Gianna and Blain actually had a blast at their maternity photography session as we laughed our heads off!  Can’t wait until their baby, Little Lucy, is born!  So exciting!