The photo session I had with Khamsay and Amit at Windansea Beach in La Jolla reminded me of many of the reasons I became a photographer.
I got to meet and spend time with a super nice couple on a beautiful beach with the purpose of creating fantastic images. What is not to like about that? We met at the iconic hut, so that is where we started. I love maternity sessions because I am supposed to focus on the baby bump. No sucking in the tummy here to look thinner. Nope, Khamsay wanted me to make the baby bump look as big as possible. At a little over 6 months pregnant, the bump was big, just not jumbo yet. She had that glow that many pregnant women get. Here are a couple of my favorite images from the session.
I really like to shoot down. This way the eyes draw the viewer into the image and the faces of the couple look thinner. It is also a good way to simplify the background, thereby drawing more attention to the couple.
I usually don’t shoot an image with the idea that it will be square, so I was shocked when I saw how great these two images look in a square format.
In this image Khamsay is laying down on the stairs that leed to the beach. That is about as round as a baby bump can get!
Good luck to Khamsay and Amit as they enter the trickiest hood of all – parenthood.