It may have taken me a few years, as someone who doesn’t really love the beach, to understand why most of my clients opt for a beach maternity session. Living in New England definitely has it’s perks, and one of them is having access to a beautiful shoreline. Along with that beauty also comes unpredictable weather. The date we had originally planned for this session got rained out. So we pushed it back a couple of weeks. That morning, I checked the forecast, as I always do when I have an outdoor session planned. It was cloudy most of the day. Now, a lot of photographers will tell you they don’t mind shooting on cloudy days. Clouds are “nature’s diffuser.” That’s all well and good, but when you specifically have a sunset session planned you generally want some sun.
About an hour before I was getting ready to leave my house for Wingaersheek Beach, I looked up and noticed the clouds had started to break. There was hope we would actually get a peek of sun! Then when I arrived I met my gorgeous client. I mean really…it shouldn’t be fair to look this good when you’re 34 weeks pregnant. It just shouldn’t.
We started chatting about the dresses I had brought from my wardrobe and as my client started getting changed, the clouds broke. The sun came out. And MAGIC happened! We got a spectacular sunset that night. Complete with dramatic clouds that had stuck around from earlier in the day. I’m going to break a photographer rule and tell you that sometimes us photographers fake those gorgeous skies you see in some images. Yes, I know. But it’s all for the good of the art. Let me tell you, though, that the sky this night was 100% REAL. No faking. Those cotton candy clouds were really there, I promise 🙂 I also discovered one of my favorite spots to shoot at Wingaersheek that night. So overall, even with the cloudy start, it couldn’t have been a more perfect evening.
Thinking about a beach maternity session? Contact me! Summer is the perfect season to capture your growing bump.