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Your Carlsbad Maternity Photographer

A selection of the beautiful Expecting mothers I've photographed


Carlsbad Maternity Session

Carlsbad, California

Tristan made my family feel so comfortable and reminded us to have fun during our shoot. My 9 year old twins had such a good time and in turn were able to really relax and provide for good photos.
Tristan knew exactly what she wanted to capture for our family and while she always listened to what I wanted to capture, her own insight, direction and experience were key in giving us the most amazing photos. I’ve had Tristan work with our family for 3 photo shoots now and each one of them is so unique! I’m always blown away and can’t wait for the next excuse to take family portraits. She also worked with my 2 week old baby and was the most gentle with her. Her creativity truly shines with newborn pictures and my baby didn’t cry or wake up once!

Maternity Session | San Diego, CA

Erin B.



I am SO glad I found Tristan for my maternity and newborn photos! She is an absolutely brilliant photographer. It is sometimes hard to feel beautiful when you're 8 months pregnant, but she made me feel amazing and I couldn't be happier with the photos! When we did our newborn photos, the studio was so peaceful, warm and relaxing. Tristan is a swaddling-genius and snapped the most precious photos. We have truly found our forever family photographer in her!

Maternity Session | Encinitas, CA

Whitney O.



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Maternity from $400

I'm looking forward to working with you to plan the session of your dreams. Let's celebrate you mama! 
Most clients book a newborn session as well, so I offer a discount to those who choose to do both.
I'm looking forward to working with you to plan the session of your dreams. I've been photographing expecting mothers, newborns, children and families for well over 10 years. 
I know there are lots of photographers to choose from, but I am confident I can provide you with the best service and images that you will cherish and love to show off for years to come. Please contact me for additional information & to receive a pricing guide. 

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Tips For A Great Maternity Photography Session
Thinking about booking a Carlsbad maternity photographer or maybe you have already booked but have questions?
I have put together a few of my best tips below to have an unforgettable maternity shoot! This is your time to shine mama! As a long-time San Diego and Carlsbad maternity photographer, I want you to look back on these images and realize you are nothing short of a superhero. Your beauty will just shine through. Using some of these tips might set you out on the right foot towards the perfect session!

Can you believe your body is doing this extraordinary thing? It is CREATING LIFE. It is an incredibly awesome life-changing experience. You need to own it! You are amazing and your body is awe-inspiring. 

I know it’s not easy. You don’t fit in your clothes. You might be retaining water or feel swollen. I get it! I’ve delivered 4 babies. I remember those days. I can’t tell you how often my clients are self-conscious about something when they book with me or even at their session but I can assure you, once you see your photos I know you will start to see your body as nothing short of amazing. 

Posing for the camera is not something that comes naturally to a lot of people. I’ve been a Carlsbad maternity photographer for over a decade. I have a whole list of flattering poses that will help hide any problem areas and really highlight all of your beauty. Only like the left side of your face to show? No problem! Worried about your arms? I’ve got you!

I will walk you through each pose, gently guiding you into the best positions possible that will also allow for more candid, lifestyle shots as well. We don’t want the whole session to feel staged. I want to capture your love for your unborn baby in the most natural way possible.

Regardless of your size or size, choose outfits that really accentuate that bump. I offer dresses for all of my maternity clients if needed. I also offer full styling support and can provide links and discounts to some great maternity dress vendors. Look for flowy maxi dresses, tiered dresses, or a gorgeous form-fitting gown to show off all of your stunning curves. Check out this post on what to wear for maternity sessions.

Do you love the beach and the beauty of the sunset and waves? Perhaps you envision yourself in a gorgeous field with hills in the background. The possibilities are endless. There are so many great locations in San Diego and Carlsbad for your maternity photography session. I pretty much have a perfect location for every style you’re looking for but don’t be afraid to offer up suggestions if you have something very particular in mind! I want you to connect with your surroundings. If you aren’t a beach fan, it might show in the photos. I want you in your element!

The right bra and shapewear can make a world of difference in how you feel. For form-fitting gowns, every line shows. It is super helpful to have some shapewear on to smooth out any bra or visible panty lines. You can find them on Amazon, Nordstoms, or you could even run over to Target and grab some.

Choose this time in your pregnancy to pamper yourself! Make the whole day about you! Let someone else take care of styling your hair and precisely applying your makeup. You deserve to be taken care of. Even if you choose one or the other it will take a little extra stress off of you and you will show up feeling your best. I suggest going as natural as possible. Light natural makeup and hair down is always a favorite. If you want a feature to pop, consider doing your eyes a bit more dramatic than usual with a soft pink lip. If getting your hair and makeup done isn’t in the cards, treat yourself to a new body lotion or lipgloss to help you feel your best!

So there you have it, some of my tips for an unforgettable maternity photography session! I hope this helped a little and as always you can contact me anytime for additional help.

Ready to book your date? Contact me below to book your unforgettable maternity session! As an added bonus, all maternity clients get $50 off a newborn session as well. 

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