Santa Barbara Mesa Maternity Session

Ooooooooooh mah goodness. I  am so excited to share this session! This was my first time shooting at the Douglas Family Preserve on the Mesa in Santa Barbara and it did not disappoint! I love when a client suggests an area I don't typically shoot at because it gives me a chance to grow. And the preserves provided so much inspiration it was amazing. And the light there! Yes please! 

I loved shooting this sweet family's maternity photos! I had so much fun shooting Matt, Calli, Kingston, and Bentley's family photos last fall and I was so over the moon when Calli told me they were expecting a baby girl. Kingston is just a doll and is going to be such a sweet big brother. Calli and Matt are so amazing with Kingston and I know their baby girl is going to be just as loved as her brother. 

And I mean. Can we talk about the literal glow Calli has? Pregnancy is not easy with a toddler to chase, but this mama handles it all flawlessly. One of my favorite moments from this session was when I asked Calli to snuggle her bump. You'll know the photo when you see it below. She naturally smiled and wrapped her arms so lovingly around her sweet baby girl. It was honestly a beautiful moment to be a part of. 

I cannot wait to hear that baby girl has arrived and to see how enveloped in family's love!