maternity shoot

Solana Beach Maternity Photography

I don't shoot a lot of maternity photographs, so when I do I naturally take a different approach than those who shoot this type of work more regularly.  This shot was taken in a grassy meadow on the banks of the San Elijo Lagoon, so it would be completely expected for any photographer to play it safe and go for the common backlit-ethereal look (which I did as well).  But I knew Jen would appreciate something a bit different, too, so I got her in half-sun-half-shade went for it.  The background got a bit blown-out, but not so much that the detail was lost.  There's still that wonderful pastel blue of the sky that complements her olive-green dress. solana beach maternity photos san elijo lagoon

North County Maternity Photos

The gorgeous Jen, once again.  If you read my previous post, you'll recall how I love to stretch artistically, especially when the client is game.  But commercial artists don't work in a vacuum--balancing our artistic desires with those of our clients is often challenging, and it's important to give the client what they want.  For this image, I played it safe knowing I'd get an amazing result that she'd love.  Shooting into the sun, background blown out, wonderful pose and expression... BINGO. north county maternity photos