The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.
Meet Nicole and Dan. From the first conversations I had with Nicole, I knew we would be a perfect fit, and I knew her maternity session would be beautiful. When I read her words, “We would love an outdoor beach maternity session, we both feel connected to the water and it is a great reflection of where we live and what we like to do” – I was like YES! I can’t wait! The stars (and skies) aligned to make the perfect conditions for us. What a gorgeous couple. I was so happy with the dream-like, intimate feel that the final images took on.
I am very inspired by light when I photograph sessions and I my sessions are always scheduled for 60 minutes before sunset. At this time of day, I can create beautiful flares in my photos and they light is very soft and flattering. Then if we are really lucky we get a glorious sky and amazing sunset finale.
We decided to have their maternity session at Mona Vale Beach as it is a location that I have photographed many times. At 33 weeks pregnant, Nicole was looking stunning and as she enjoyed sewing she decided to make her own dress to wear for our session. I LOVED her white gown, it was so elegant and showed off her beautiful bump perfectly. After a quick chat we agreed that we would start the shoot with Nicole wearing her own short dress, that she arrived to the session in and then she would change into her handmade gown and then we would end the shoot with her wearing my purple chiffon gown. I always advise my clients to bring a few outfit changes (including my selection of maternity dresses) so that their shoot will have lots of variety. I hope you like this selection of images from their beach maternity session.
If you would like to book your own beach maternity session with Tara Ward Photography please contact me via the contact page HERE or email email@example.com