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Pregnancy is like a new beginning of all things - hope, wonder, and a dream of endless possibilities. As a mom myself I remember the always evolving emotions of pregnancy so vividly. The ups, the downs and everything in between. It is such a beautiful process and I love working with expecting mothers.

I know at times you don't feel your best. I've been there. It doesn't seem like it at the time, but these days pass quickly. Feeling that growing life inside of you and caressing your beautiful belly will soon be just a memory. I love capturing that glow, the excitement and the love that just pours out of an expecting mother as they look down at the wonder of the life growing inside of them.

After over 10 years specializing in San Diego maternity photography I've gotten to "know them" before they enter the world and still get to photograph them as teenagers now! I can't wait to work with you!

Your San Diego Maternity Photography Specialist

Beautiful Evolution

A selection of the beautiful Expecting mothers I've photographed


San Diego Maternity Session

San Diego, California

Encinitas Maternity Session

Encinitas, California

Carlsbad Maternity Session

Carlsbad, California

When I was an expecting mama I remember feeling like the day that the day I get to meet my sweet baby couldn't  get here soon enough, and then before I knew it, the whole pregnancy experience was over. It made it all that more important to document all of the special details. The pregnancy glow, those fluttering kicks, the excitement, and the way you caress your beautiful belly. A maternity session is the perfect way to capture the beauty and wonder of this unique time.

Maternity portraits are typically done around 30-34 weeks, when your belly is beautifully round and you’re still feeling pretty comfortable. Depending on your circumstances, that guideline is very flexible. Timing can be different for everyone. 

I know shopping can be a little stressful. I offer a variety of wardrobe options in my client closet, but I can also assist you in finding the perfect outfit for your session.. If hair & makeup is desired, I have some wonderful vendors to recommend as well. 

Enjoy these last few weeks of this amazingly special time. Your body is carrying another human being! Let's celebrate you mama! I want you to look back at these photos and just feel nothing less than stunning. You deserve nothing less!

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The Experience

your beauty will shine

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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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. 

The Investment Details

Should you book a San Diego maternity photographer? The answer is “YES!”
Pregnancy is simply a miracle. Think about it. Our bodies get to stretch well over twice their size just so that we can bring new life into this world, essentially making us a vital life source. That, to me, is something that’s worth celebrating, and what better way to do that than through a maternity photography session. The truth is, you might not always feel like your most beautiful self during this time, but that beautiful bump is also a huge source of love, happiness, and hope. These are all deserving to be captured.


Before I explain why booking a maternity photographer is important, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am a professional photographer based in San Diego, specializing in maternity, newborn, and family photography. There’s a reason I chose to specialize in this niche. For me, family has always been the most precious thing in life. But sometimes, we don’t always feel like that, taking each other for granted, especially as our children grow up and venture out on their own. I believe that capturing the moments with our loved ones are powerful reminders of the precious moments we had with them and the reasons why we love them so much in the first place. Therefore, if you are in the market for a San Diego maternity photographer? Look no further.

Expecting a little angel soon? Here are some of the reasons you should definitely book a maternity photography session.


The last few months of your pregnancy may not always feel the best. An aching back, swollen legs, sleepless nights, and frequent heartburns can do that to you. But believe it or not, you are going to miss these moments and especially your sweet baby bump. As you watch your baby reach those important milestones like crawling or walking, you are going to reminisce about the moments before all this. Maternity photos are a wonderful record of this period and will remind you of what a superwoman you are.


For most, pregnancy is a time full of joy, happiness, and excitement. However, it’s also a time of planning and uncertainty. Booking a maternity photography session is a reminder of the eager moments before your child was born. Websites like recommend booking a session between 28-32 weeks. I find that anytime after 30 weeks is ideal.


Expecting a child inevitably changes your relationship with your partner. You will grow from a couple to a family. A maternity photography session allows you to bond with your partner, affording both of you time to reflect on the life you have built or wish to build together. If this is your first child, a maternity photo session is your chance to capture the final moments as you evolve from a couple to a family. If this is not your first pregnancy, capturing the excitement of your other children is a beautiful thing as well! This maternity session also featured older siblings. They were so excited to meet their new baby sister!


It’s easy to neglect yourself once you are pregnant. Yes, you might be eating well and getting enough rest, but do these things make you feel pampered? A maternity photography session is a great excuse to get all dressed up. Get a fresh manicure, get pampered and even go on a date with your partner after. My goal as a San Diego maternity photographer is to capture your pregnancy in all its glory. As part of this, I always strive to make you feel your most beautiful self.


San Diego and the surrounding areas are gorgeous. We have beautiful beaches, trails, and scenery to take advantage of. A gorgeous expecting mama combined with a stunning beach sunset is one of my favorite things to capture. Let’s make some art for your home!

Generally, you can never go wrong with a maternity photography session, and when you choose me, I will go above and beyond to create an unforgettable experience. Get in touch below and book your special day!

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