From a cute & casual stop at their favorite property, to the shores of one of the most stunning places on earth, this couple two different and equally beautiful looks for their Big Sur beach maternity photos. We couldn’t picture a more perfect setting to capture this special time in their lives! And you know what makes it all the sweeter? The expecting mama’s own mom was the one behind the lens! Together, the mother-daughter duo make up Laura & Rachel Photography. Needless to say, it’s an exciting time in both of their lives and we’re thrilled to be able to feature it!
This is one excited mamma to have the opportunity to photograph her own daughter’s maternity session! With the announcement only a few months ago that Rachel and Paul were excepting, and then the big news it’s going to be a girl, my Granna to-be heart is nearly exploding with excitement! We’re down to the final 5 weeks until we get to hold our baby girl and the anticipation is hard to bear!
Once Rachel was pampered with hair and makeup done by the amazing ladies at Blush Monterey, we headed out the Carmel Valley and walked the gorgeous grounds of Bernardus Lodge & Spa. We’ve captured wedding and proposals at this venue numerous times, but this is also where I surprised Rachel and all her bridesmaids for the “after party” to her bridal shower last year. We would live here if we could!
As the sun set behind the hills in the valley, we drove down the coast to experience a Big Sur sunset. With it getting a little more difficult to climb up and down the Big Sur cliffs with Rachel’s ever-so-growing belly, the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. The wind stayed at bay until the very end, and the high clouds, reflecting the water and setting sun, turned ombre shades of pink as if it were a watercolor painting.
What a perfect afternoon! Every day I see Rachel’s belly getting bigger and bigger, I just count my blessings. I couldn’t imagine a more exciting time in our lives!
If you loved this session as much as we do, you’ll want to see this maternity shoot that celebrates 3 generations of women!