Maternity Shoot, Part One – Casual Outfits 

Several weeks ago Matt and I and my friend Rachel went to Carmel River State Park, one  location we had used for our engagement photos, to take my maternity photos. At first I had envisioned myself in two diffenet dresses until the day of the shoot. Ok that day I happened to find an infant sized cap which inspired me to run the idea of us wearing 49es gear for the first part of our shoot, an idea that would well giving our photos a fun and casual look.

Just like on our wedding day, also in Carmel, it was a foggy day with gray skies. I love how in this photo we are looking towards the future together.

Rachel did such a great job of capturing the love and feelings we have for each other and our growing baby.

For jewelry I wore a red and yellow bracelet I also found at the same store as the cap, and the mother and baby turtle that Matt gave me as a mother to be on Mother’s Day.

While some women choose to do their maternity sessions further into the pregnancy then we did, Rachel helped us pose so that my pump was prominent in our photos.

We made use of sonogram photos we have of our child in frames we were gifted. This sonogram was in a frame Candy gave us.

This 3D sonogram was placed in a frame from Petra celebrating our tiny miracle child.

This photo just says so much about us with its selective depth of field.

We had such an amazing and fun time taking these relaxed portraits of our growing family.

Tomorrow, I will share the second part of our shoot in our more formal attire.

~ Danielle


45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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