Dreamy Maternity Shoot

One of my favorite things about photography is the connection I feel with my subjects, and it's a truly special day when I get to work with dear friends. I'm so thrilled for Rachel + Rico and their little girl who will be arriving in the next few weeks. A stunning Rachel and I started our shoot in a soaking tub with a luxurious milk bath. I love how the the intimate setting focuses on her form.

I adore these two and the tenderness they share. It was an honor to both capture their love and this unique moment in time. This baby is going to be one lucky wee one and I can't wait to meet her! 

We found a beautiful sun drenched path in the Hollywood Hills and there was a lovely little trail with a secret garden and wildflowers along the way. It was a sweet and leisurely stroll filled with laughs and kisses.

I am so excited for these two as they enter their next life adventure together. 

Milk bath maternity shoot

Today I'm sharing a favorite shoot with you from the fall. When Valerie mentioned wanting a maternity shoot, a milk bath came to mind. I'd been seeing these gorgeous images on Pinterest for a while, and I'd been dying to try it. The morning of the shoot we headed down to the LA flower market to get some blooms. Valerie is a talented florist and it was a lot of fun to step into her world. There was so much to look at and the colors and smells were decadent.  I could not stop grinning ear to ear. I would definitely recommend heading down there for a fun wander.

A really fun aspect to the shoot was that it was such a relaxing experience. Being in a warm milk bath is like being at the spa. She loved it!

Check out Valerie's gorgeous floral work on her website: valeriejurado.com/

The milk bath was so much fun. I think it would be a gorgeous addition to a boudoir shoot as well. And a huge congratulations to this mama! She had a beautiful baby girl last week.