Fitness Maternity Lifestyle | Fort Walton Beach Photographer

Could there be anything more satisfying to a lifestyle photographer than a client that says, "I just want you to capture everything that's real"? Of course, incorporating the places you frequent and activities you love is the whole point of this lifestyle trend, but it is so rare to find a client that is on board for a purely documentary style session...that isn't a birth.

Jenny was so excited to just have fun with her maternity session and to capture all of the effort and sweat she has put into maintaining a strong body throughout her pregnancy. She and her husband Sean planed for me to document their pre-planned workout at an open air fit pad on Hurlburt Field, FL. 

She told me that she didn't want to try and hide the fact that lifting, especially while pregnant, is freaking hard work. (Even if she did make it look easy enough that I feel like a wimpy loser baby!)

In the end, I was able to rope them into a few more directed images. And Sean really rallied, after a grueling workout, to climb a rope and hang upside down for an impressive amount of time...as I directed Jenny to swing him toward the best light for an adorable Spiderman kiss. 

Check out the highlights from this fitness maternity session in the slideshow below. And don't forget to leave a quick comment to help Jenny & Sean earn a print from their session. They need 50 people to comment to earn a free mounted 8x10 image. 


Natalie is a lifestyle family photographer serving Pensacola, FL and surrounding areas. With a passion for capturing candid family moments, she specializes in birth and newborn lifestyle photography. Natalie lives in Pensacola with her husband and two (very difficult to photograph) children. Besides photography, she has a passion for modern sewing projects and graphic design. 

Photo credit: Indie Pearl Photography

Josephine Peak | Los Angeles Maternity Photographer

Last week I visited my sister and brand new baby niece in Los Angeles. Being the relentless photographer that I am, I naturally have hundreds of images of that sweet baby face. Those will take some time to weed thru and edit. 

But it just so happens that my oldest friend in the world, Hannah, lives not 20 minutes from my sister. She is quite actually my oldest friend. In the whole wide world. Since we were nothing but blips in our own mothers' wombs. We've fallen in and out of touch over the years, but that kind of history and friendship, thru the most formative years, is a solid rock. And so I knew we had to catch up while I was in town. As soon as I let her know I was coming, she asked for a maternity session. I couldn't have been more psyched to capture this special time for her little family. Unfortunately, plans fell thru...when that perfect California weather I keep hearing about turned into a weekend of monsoons, and her hubby got tied up at work on the sunnier days. A total bummer, but we made the best of it and found some time to trek up her favorite trail in the San Gabriel mountains (in the snow and rapidly falling light) for a few shots and lots of great conversation.

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Los Angeles Maternity Photographer, josephine peak, pasadena, california, snow, mountains
Los Angeles Maternity Photographer, josephine peak, pasadena, california, snow, mountains
Los Angeles Maternity Photographer, josephine peak, pasadena, california, snow, mountains
Los Angeles Maternity Photographer, josephine peak, pasadena, california, snow, mountains
Los Angeles Maternity Photographer, josephine peak, pasadena, california, snow, mountains
Los Angeles Maternity Photographer, josephine peak, pasadena, california, snow, mountains
Los Angeles Maternity Photographer, josephine peak, pasadena, california, snow, mountains
Los Angeles Maternity Photographer, josephine peak, pasadena, california, snow, mountains
Los Angeles Maternity Photographer, josephine peak, pasadena, california, snow, mountains
Los Angeles Maternity Photographer, josephine peak, pasadena, california, snow, mountains
Los Angeles Maternity Photographer, josephine peak, pasadena, california, snow, mountains
Los Angeles Maternity Photographer, josephine peak, pasadena, california, snow, mountains
Los Angeles Maternity Photographer, josephine peak, pasadena, california, snow, mountains
Los Angeles Maternity Photographer, josephine peak, pasadena, california, snow, mountains
Los Angeles Maternity Photographer, josephine peak, pasadena, california, snow, mountains
Los Angeles Maternity Photographer, josephine peak, pasadena, california, snow, mountains

Such a gorgeous lady and incredible scenery really made up for the rain that dampened half of my trip. If you look closely in the last image, you can see the lights of the city. If it weren't for the horrendous traffic  and ridiculous cost of living, I'd probably be moving here tomorrow.

Once 50 people have commented on this post, Hannah will receive a FREE 8x10 mounted print. Take a moment to leave a little love below.


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Natalie is a lifestyle family photographer serving Pensacola, FL and surrounding areas. With a passion for capturing candid family moments, she specializes in birth and newborn lifestyle photography. Natalie lives in Pensacola with her husband and two (very difficult to photograph) children. Besides photography, she has a passion for modern sewing projects and graphic design. 

Photo credit: Indie Pearl Photography

Lindsey & Derek | Pensacola Beach Maternity Photographer

Lindsey and Derek are not morning people (or so they say). But with afternoon thunderstorms looming on the day of their beachy lifestyle maternity session they were quick to agree to meeting me before the sun. They are "anything for the shot kind of people". My kind of people! Pensacola Beach Maternity Photographer Sunrise sessions are always worth the sacrifice. The light is softer and the colors more dreamy. I mean look!

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Mornings are magical.

Lindsey and Derek were magical too! These days I am only photographing "lifestyle" sessions, and normally a beach session would be something I declined. But Lindsey convinced me that their lives positively REVOLVE around the beach. When I asked what they did for fun, every answer was something to do with the beach. Hanging on the beach, walking their dog on the beach, hunting for shells together. So we made sure to incorporate some of these things.

Apparently it is also Lindsey's lifelong dream to be a mermaid. Something that I did not know when I sat her down in the sand "like a mermaid" (as my daughter's ballet teacher would say). And neither of us were prepared for the tide to sweep and surround her like a mermaid sitting on a rock. I couldn't have planned it more perfectly.

Derek was especially charismatic in front of the camera. He was so good at just grabbing Lindsey and pulling her close, without waiting for instruction. i had such a good time with these two!

Baby Kelly is here and her newborn session is just waiting for it's turn to be featured. I bet you can't guess what the theme of her nursery decor is...Ok. I bet you CAN guess. But stay tuned to find out.

Thanks so much for reading and watching. Please take just a moment to leave Derek and Lindsey a comment. They need 50 comments to earn a free mounted 8x10 print!

Julie and Jeremy's Gender Reveal | Pensacola Maternity Photography

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of doing a gender reveal maternity shoot for Julie and Jeremy. Julie is such a beauty with a spunky and fun personality. Jeremy is the strong, silent type that makes you die laughing when you least expect it. And when he looks at Julie you can see the love written all over his face. He was such a good sport about lugging all of the props and wardrobe changes up and down miles of boardwalk. 

Last Sunday my camera and I were so honored as to be present for the delivery of their sweet little bundle. But before I can share the baby, we have to see the belly!

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UPDATE: Baby Jason's birthday has been blogged! Check out this special moment here


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Natalie is a lifestyle family photographer serving Pensacola, FL and surrounding areas. With a passion for capturing candid family moments, she specializes in birth and newborn lifestyle photography. Natalie lives in Pensacola with her husband and two (very difficult to photograph) children. Besides photography, she has a passion for modern sewing projects and graphic design. 

 Photo credit: Indie Pearl Photography