Chilled Island Maternity

September 21, 2019


Have you ever smelt the scent of spring flowers or the green grass on a rainy day? What about the scent of the ocean, or the salt air that kisses your skin in the summer? These are just a few things that make the earth beautiful. Capturing another form of beauty in this environment was breathtaking.


Laid-back Island Shoot

The mood of Catirya’a maternity shoot is fresh, calming, and fun-loving; there is a laid-back earthy aura and I’m excited to share this session with you. I wanted to create maternity images that were relaxed and carefree. No elaborate dresses, no props, just a beautiful spirit hanging out in the grass and the sand, enjoying the life inside of her.

I chose jeans overalls for the first look, there is something airy about a jeans jumpsuit, it is fun and playful. For this look Cat’s hair was held by a clip allowing her curls to be free. Her makeup was natural and flawless, done by Antonia Strachan (tonia_beautyforashes). The icing on the cake was her gold necklace with the name Riley on it. Riley is the name she chose for her baby girl.


What inspired your outfit for the shoot?

The dress was very random actually. I couldn’t decide what I wanted to wear but I knew for sure I wanted to be elegant but not over the top so a maxi dress like this was perfect. I just got lucky finding this at the ninth hour and in the perfect color for a beach shoot!

What was your experience at the shoot?

This was honestly the best photoshoot I’ve ever done. I wasn’t nervous at all, everyone made me feel so comfortable, so relaxed. everyone was so professional.

What is your overall experience/feeling?

Right now I just feel so blessed, even though the hard times I still felt so happy and lucky. I feel excited and hopeful for the future with her. I can’t wait to meet her, to see who she looks like, watch how her features change and to learn about her as a person. I’m so excited to see the type of person she grows up to be!


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