Being a busy working mom while pregnant and having a toddler to chase after, I wasn’t sure if I would have time for another maternity shoot. The farther along I was the more connected I felt with my growing baby every time I felt her little kicks and movements, I started dreaming about her and what she looks like. I really cherished that moment in my life where I had a baby in my arms and another growing inside me so I knew I had to capture it.
At the time I also felt like it was a little bit of a bittersweet feeling, thinking that our time as a family of three was about to change, although we were ready and excited to become a family of four. We just settled in and found our family’s balance and life has been just us I felt it was something I really wanted to remember one last time because I might miss it.
I was 34 weeks pregnant here and the weather was just perfect that day. I chose this location again because its our favorite and Colette’s obsessed with the ocean so it was a fun place for everyone. For our looks, I kept our outfits neutral like the palettes of the ocean. I love wavy hair for all occasions particularly for outdoor photos and all neutrals for makeup.
Looking at these photos makes me so happy because I see that fun day watching Colette run freely, build sand castles and my best friend Michelle came out to play with her while we took pictures. Colette was also very concerned about her Big sister sign when she thought we were going to leave it behind in the sand, she ran back to take it and that turned out to be one of my favorite photo that day. I enjoy the behind the scene memories that were create during photoshoots more than the photos themselves.
Photography: Kristen Booth