This has been one of my favorite shoots to date. But not why you would think. I live in Southern California, where it hardly ever rains.
My studio is the perfect place for a dreamy maternity session. The light is soft, the environment is serene and the result is perfectly simple portraits.
I love when mothers invest in maternity photos because it documents the stage that so quickly changes.
Family Photographer Newport Beach
When clients book me for the first time, they ask…can you really get good photos in 20 minutes? The short answer: YES.
I love working with little kids because they are so authentic. They don’t mince words and once they’re on my side, we’re winning. I can get them to create the images I know their mom and dad will love while they think we’re playing a game.
The Best Time to Take Photos at the Beach
There’s always the scheduling debate when it comes time to take photos at the beach. Do you take the photos in the morning or in the evening? Many people would automatically assume sunset because of the beautiful golden lighting. I love sunset lighting. BUT, I think people with kids should always consider doing a morning beach photo session.
The time is conducive to kids’ schedules. Normally kids are fresher in the morning, so getting great photos will be a little easier. Chances are (in Southern California) the beach will be overcast in the morning. I love overcast lighting because it acts as a giant soft box for the sun.
The light is naturally diffused, so the color is very evening. While sunset lighting has contrast and is very dramatic, I think that best suits an engagement or maternity photo session.
Of course, any time you take photos at the beach, you have a beautiful scene behind you. But, IF YOU HAVE KIDS, consider the morning at the beach!
Newport Beach Newborn Photographer
I’m so happy to share a few images from a recent photo session. I photographed big sister when she was the same age. It’s always fun to see my newborns all grown up. Little Miss Faye was so sweet as the big sister. She couldn’t wait to snuggle her little baby sister and give her all the kisses.
Orange County Lifestyle Newborn Photographer
I loved my time with Baby Charlotte and her mom and dad a few weeks ago. There was lots of snuggling and just enjoying this sweet little girl. She was easy as can be and slept through her whole session. She even gifted us with a few sleepy smiles!
Click here to see other newborn sessions! Kristin Eldridge is a newborn / baby photographer in Long Beach, Orange County and Los Angeles.