Oh what a beautiful day for a baby bump shoot! This cactus garden maternity session will take you through a desert wonderland and have you swooning all the while! The parents-to-be dote on their little nugget while wandering through Stanford’s dreamy botanical garden FULL of cacti. But don’t worry, there’s nothing prickly about these photos. Instead, they are full of love and life and beauty. Because what’s more beautiful than a beautiful pair celebrating a beautiful baby on the way!? We also think you’ll love this mama’s maternity style. She switches between embroidered white and golden yellow maxi dresses that show off her bump perfectly.
When it comes to attractive, low maintenance houseplants, my go-to option is succulents. They played a major role in our wedding decor, can be found throughout our home, and succulent artwork lines the walls of our new baby’s nursery. In researching locations for our maternity shoot, a friend mentioned a cactus garden on the Stanford University Campus. I could never have imagined such a beautiful and perfect location. A quick google image search turned up photos sharing the most gorgeous mix of subtle desert colors–against that backdrop I knew a crisp white dress would pop. On the other end of the spectrum, I brought along a fun, vibrant, flowy, yellow dress that I knew would allow my little bump to shine!