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Your Encinitas Maternity Photographer

A selection of the beautiful Expecting mothers I've photographed

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Encinitas Maternity Session

Encinitas, 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.

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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 $450

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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Ready to book an Encinitas maternity photographer? Look no further!
Pregnancy is a journey full of so many emotions and excitement. It beings with the first time you see those two lines. Your body changes right before your eyes and it’s nothing short of a miracle even when you can see your toes anymore. It’s all a part of the amazing experience, and it’s a time you’ll want to capture to remember forever. This is where I come in. After over 10 years being an Encinitas Maternity Photographer, I will help document this beautiful time in your family’s life. 

The most important element of looking your best in your maternity photos is the photographer. You will want a maternity photographer highly trained in pregnancy photography. A professional maternity photographer will know how to light, pose and photograph you in angles that flatter your face and body. Looking at a portfolio is a good place to start. In addition, most professionals have Instagram and Facebook accounts as well. 

Why choose me to be your Encinitas maternity photographer?
As an experienced maternity photographer, I strive to help you feel like the stunning mama you are. You’re carrying life inside of you! That connection is like nothing else. I love highlighting the ever-growing love a mama has with the life inside her. My goal is for you to feel gorgeous, glowing and like a goddess. I know that might not sound easy when your body doesn’t feel like your own anymore, but let’s pamper you mama! Get dressed up and all dolled up. Show off that beautiful baby bump! I want you to look back on these photos with nothing but love, pride and a sense of accomplishment. Think about it. You grew a human!

Maternity Photography Session Styling Tips
Pregnancy is a special time of your life. As a mom of 6 I feel like you are at your most natural, feminine and beautiful self…even when your feet swell and you can’t bend over to paint your own nails. During your pregnancy, your hair gets nice and full, your skin is glows and your body has more curves. In my opinion, there’s no better way to remember your pregnancy and document your journey to motherhood than a special maternity photography session. Here are a few tips to help you look and feel your best in your maternity photo shoot. I assist all of my clients with styling and even provide a maternity client closet if needed. In the meantime, check out these tips to help you get started.

THE POPULAR MAXI DRESS.
Floor length maxi dresses are super flattering on a pregnant body. They focus on your beautiful baby bump while hiding areas you may not feel like focusing on. Swollen legs or unpainted toe nails? No problem!

FITTED VERSUS FLOWY.
Wearing a tight, fitted maternity dress that shows off all your beautiful curves looks absolutely stunning. Some women feel uncomfortable doing so, but you want to highlight that gorgeous bump! The right shapewear can also help smooth any lines out as well. Flowy dresses are very popular because they feel a little less revealing. Both photograph beautifully!

LOOK BEYOND THE DRESS.
If you have a gorgeous flowy skirt and a tight top, go for it! Amazon sells some popular ones. It might be nice to mix it up a little!

SOLIDS ARE BEST, WITH A FEW SMALL EXCEPTIONS.
If you love prints, look for something that is very small (tiny florals on a mostly cream background, etc.). You don’t want the print to be the first thing you see. I usually recommend sticking with solids over a larger print.

WHAT COLOR LOOKS BEST ON YOU?
For most maternity sessions I usually advise my clients to look for light & airy colors like white, cream, soft pinks or blues. I definitely love bolder colors too, but a soft flowy off-white dress on a beautiful mama makes me swoon. I want you to feel beautiful so choose a color that you feel flatters you the most.

ADD SOME TEXTURE TO YOUR MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHS.
Your photos will look amazing if you wear clothing that has texture to it by adding more dimension to your photos. You can pair a gorgeous scarf or large, drapy cardigan with your dress to add layers. Tiered dresses are so pretty in photos because the extra layers add a subtle, dreamy texture. By adding texture in the clothes you create more interest. The added layers typically photograph so well. It’s a great alternative to a print or pattern.

AVOID MATCHING YOUR PARTNER.
Coordinating your outfits is great for a photoshoot. However, if you are both wearing white or blue, it will be distracting. I will send my clients some color palettes or you can search a site like Pinterest to find complementary colors for you and your partner. Think of it as one outfit. You want the colors and tones to go well together. Also, consider how you will use your photos. Do you want to hang them? If so, do your outfits coordinate with your home?

IF IT BOTHERS YOU, HIDE IT.
There are workarounds for finding dresses that reveal a part of you that you are insecure about. If you’ve never liked your arms, don’t wear a spaghetti strap or tight sleeves! Wear a dress that has gorgeous draping sleeves, or add a pretty robe/cardigan.

CLASSIC, SOFT MAKEUP.
Clients love to use a maternity shoot as an excuse to get dolled up! I have a few amazing makeup artists to recommend. Aim for soft, neutral colors and maybe natural pink lip. If you have the time, get your hair done too! This day is all about you mama!

EMPIRE WAISTS ARE GREAT.
Choose a dress or outfit that will accentuate your bump. Empire waists sit above your bump to highlight your beautiful belly. We will also do a lot of framing with your hands during the shoot as well.

RENT YOUR DRESS!
I do have a selection of gowns to use and some great shops to refer you to. That being said, if you don’t want to purchase something you might not wear again, rent it! Rent the Runway and Mamabumprentals are great places to look. You can rent high-end brands for a fraction of the cost! It’s an amazing option when you covet that beautiful Filyboo or Reclamation dress. It doesn’t even have to be a maternity dress, just find one with that high waistband to sit right above the bump, which is perfect.

DON’T BE AFRAID TO ENVISION A MATERNITY SESSION IN YOUR OWN UNIQUE STYLE.
I started my own session in a gorgeous lace dress, and ended in a bikini. We could even do a whole session in a bikini with a cute beach coverup. Maybe you have a gorgeous sweater collection. Let’s get some cozy shots of you snuggling up with your baby bump. Don’t hesitate to think outside the box!

I can’t wait to work with you and create gorgeous images to document this amazing time in your life. As an added bonus, all maternity clients receive $50 off  their newborn session. Reach out below!

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