Newport Beach Maternity Portrait | Balboa Yacht Club

February 16, 2017 | Posted in Maternity & Newborn

Newport Beach Maternity Portrait Session

Gilmore Studios sets sail in Newport Beach with this gorgeous maternity session!

We were so excited for the location this mom-and-dad-to-be chose for their maternity session. The Balboa Yacht Club is located in Newport Beach, CA. It is a photographer’s dream location! We have done family and engagement portraits there before, but never a maternity session.

While it may feel like pregnancy lasts forever, especially when your belly keeps growing and growing, when you look back on it, it feels like it passed in a flash! We’re firm believers that you will never regret having professional pictures to document this incredibly special period in your life, whether it’s your first child or your fifth!

Formal Attire

Our mother-to-be chose two outfits for her session, and wanted to have a mixture of solo portraits and ones with her husband. We can’t get over how gorgeous the two of them look in their evening wear on the boat! It felt like shooting an ad for Ralph Lauren! Ever considered wearing a formal gown and tuxedo in your  maternity photo? Now you know how amazing it can look! And you can’t beat that trademark Newport Harbor silver sky.
For her second outfit, our mom-to-be chose a belly exposing top and full hot pink tulle skirt. We were able to take some more photos on the boat, and some off of it as well. We love the way the pink of her skirt reflected in the water–that’s for sure one of our favorites from their portfolio!

Choosing the right outfit

While we want to be able to capture the “beauty of the belly,” we also want our mom’s to feel totally comfortable. We are happy to consult with you about maternity wardrobe choices before your shoot, and (as you can see from this maternity session), you can get beautiful results with your belly covered and/or uncovered. We also want your maternity session to be special to you, so if you want to include anyone else besides your husband–your mother, grandmother, children, or even your pet(s), just let us know and we will work together to give you exactly what you want!  We can do maternity sessions at a location of your choice, or in our studio or secluded outdoor garden space.
Also, consider (like this couple did), booking your newborn session during your maternity session. It takes a lot of the pressure off during a time you’ll be busy looking after a new baby.

About the photographer

Gilmore Studios is a husband and wife team maternity, newborn, children and family photography studio in Orange County, CA. Contact us for more info about booking your studio or on location session in the Southern California area.

Brian and Jennifer Gilmore specialize in studio & natural light photography in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Huntington Beach, and surrounding areas in OC and Los Angeles, CA. 

Call 949-698-3968 or email us to book your summer and fall 2017 newborn photography sessions.

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