Studio Be - Daytona Beach Maternity Photography

Hurricane Irma blew the roof off of our building on Beach Street in Daytona but we had a new one on within a week. It was a dirty wet mess that required a bunch of clean up and in the end we had to refurnish and rearrange the entire space.

I couldn't be happier with the results. It's a bright wonderful space full of light and lovely spots.

My lovely friend came to visit and dress up and lounge around with me and I have been super excited to share these images I snapped of her that day.

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The studio is available for sessions, and I can't wait to get you in there. 
Contact me today and get on my schedule before the end of the year!

On Fertility Goddesses and Maternity Portraits - Florida Maternity Photographer

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment
until it becomes a memory."
-Theodore Seuss Geisel

Pregnancy is like that. Feeling kicks for the first time. Laying awake and dreaming up this little person, their future, how they will feel in your arms, how they will feel in your heart.

It seems like a long time to wait.

Until it is over.

It becomes a memory. One that is hard to hold tight to, as these memories give way to more memories of little coos. 
little footsteps. 
little milestones.
little sleep.
long days. 
short years.

TIME.

shadows and dreams and memories of bellyhood

shadows and dreams and memories of bellyhood

I know a lot of times it is hard to feel pretty and pregnant at the same time. I have been there. But I also see the value in art history and a culture rich with fertility goddesses. This round, burgeoning human cosmos orchestrated by the deep, inner calling of motherhood, artfully created, exquisitely crafted - I resonate to the sound of the fertility figure.

It's always been my favorite.

I remember the waiting and anticipation, the feeling that every moment had weight to it.

I remember wanting to remember.

And I am not really sure I remember anymore. I am so happy to have the pictures my husband took of me, and the ones I timed on the tripod and ran into. But if I could go back and make other choices, I would wish to have images like these.

That's what I am thinking when I shoot these scenes.
I am trying to remember.

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I try to find the shapes and shadows that give little glimpses into the best parts.

whispers of hopes and the ether of anticipating the unknown. this is the quiet business of growing babies.

whispers of hopes and the ether of anticipating the unknown.
this is the quiet business of growing babies.

I love layers and textures in fabrics and human-ness and I am happy to share any of the wonderful trappings of the studio closet for you to play with and choose from because I want to make you feel amazing and beautiful and still very REAL.

And I will love it if you bring loved ones who are also anticipating their new roles and dynamics as all the little pieces of your life puzzle discover another part of your big picture.

I want to help you remember exactly as it was before it all became a new beautiful journey.

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I will bend and angle you and we will find your perfect inner fertility goddess.
We will pull her out of the clay and make her real.

Because these won't be snapshots or images your mom took.
These will be the art of you making art with your body.

And when your baby is old enough to see this, they will be in awe of the Queen you were that day, when you were still constructing all of their beautiful details and dreaming of their little lashes and curls and coos and accomplishments.

They will be able to see everything you poured into creating their place in this world.
They will see you.

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THE REAL YOU.

The you they deserve to discover.

Pregnancy is a milestone you don't want to miss out on documenting. And neither do I.
Let me tell your love story.
Nobody loves it like I do.

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Maybe I will never see anything as lovely as a mother to be. 

The miracles involved in growing a new life blow me away but the beauty of a mother, this is blinding to me. The curves, the lines, the shape of a blossoming belly. 

It all happens so fast.
And I want you to remember the best little bits.

Pregnancy isn't always pretty.
Maternity portraits capture this beautiful part of your life at your best.

If you don't know what to wear, I have all kinds of options in the studio.
But also I just love bellies wrapped in cozy lounge-y clothes and soft textured fabrics.

We actually had to reschedule her session, because when her husband found out she booked with me, he really wanted to join her for a few. He just tapped into the wifi while we dressed and played around, and then I would call him in for a couple snaps when she was already in a great light and position.

I LOVE including dads. Seeing man with so much love in his heart does the world so much good. 

I love to do maternity sessions in this studio. 
There is something so calming about the breezes that blow through the windows.

What is also great is I had a chance to show them the types of textures, wraps and props I have for newborn photos, so I know what to bring to their house for the newborns photos.

The waiting is the hardest part. I can't wait to visit them at home for in intimate in home lifestyle session with the new little one.

And they have a fur baby at home, so I am doubly excited about documenting all that sweet sweet love.

Are you expecting? Because I would love to share your love story as it unfolds.

{Ponce Inlet, FL} Maternity Lifestyle Photographer

Each pregnancy is different.
Maternity photos should show the essence of the woman you are, the journey you are taking, the beautiful creation you are nurturing with every fiber of your being.

This pretty mama was such a joy to work with.
I can't wait to meet her little one.

Fantasy Maternity Sesh

I am always up for something new.
But something about maternity photos seems, I don't know, forced sometimes?
Yet, THE BELLY.
IT MUST BE PHOTOGRAPHED.
 

But I wanted to get creative.
Freshen the session.

My model here is the adorable and talented Cat Runyan, who is an amazing photographer and I may be a little bit (ALOT!) smitten with this kitten.


When she pulled out this umbrella I thought I might cry.

I mean, how perfect is this bump?

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