Maternity Photography East Bay - Lafayette Reservoir

East Bay is beautiful. There are so many gorgeous locations to photograph at and one of my all time favorites is Lafayette Reservoir. The lake is located near Lafayette downtown and it’s super convenient to access. In the late afternoon the sun falls behind the hills which surround it creating a magnificent backdrop for photos. Many locals go there to enjoy the lake’s beauty and I love taking my clients there for their photoshoots.

About the Session

For this particular maternity session, the location decision was easy because my clients, Mayara and Dmitriy, live nearby. We started the photoshoot in the surrounding wooded area and then walked over to the lake as the sun went down. Gorgeous colors of the nature around us were amplified by the beautiful dresses that Mayara wore. These gorgeous dresses were both purchased from Pink Blush.

Here are some highlights from this perfect East Bay maternity photoshoot.

 
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Dresses by: Pink Blush

BOJANA KORACH IS A PUBLISHED LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALIZING IN NEWBORN, FAMILY & CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES.

Looking for Unique Maternity Photos | Here is an Idea

Are you looking for unique maternity photo ideas? If so, take a look at this blog post. It could spark just the right amount of inspiration to get you to plan the maternity photoshoot of your dreams. This session was photographed at a private horse ranch where we were able to make use of my client’s classic car as our primary prop.

Sometimes when you think of props for maternity photoshoots you may think of traditional items like baby shoes or sonogram photos but it can definitely be more elaborate and unique. If selected with care and purpose, props can add another dimension to the images.

Props can either have a special meaning or provide background in the portrayal of your personal visual story, For example, my clients brought a book of crossword puzzles with them because they do the puzzles together every Sunday. The time they spend together on this hobby holds a lot of meaning for them and it was a perfect addition to our session. When they began working on a puzzle at the shoot, they shared a special moment with smiles and laughter, it was almost as if I was not present. I actually had to remind them that we needed to move onto something else because the sun was setting. Another item that they wanted to include was a baby book. As they read the old classic “Guess How Much I Love You” their gestures became more animated and you could see the excitement and anticipation about what was to come.

When planning your maternity session, I would suggest starting first with a concept. Once you have the main idea, you and your photographer can proceed with further planning. Props are not necessary, but they can help you tell a story. Choose them wisely.

These pregnancy pictures were the first part of the Baby to Bump package that I offer. I can't wait for the second part where I get to meet the little baby boy who is hiding in these photos.

 
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BOJANA KORACH IS A PUBLISHED LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALIZING IN NEWBORN, FAMILY & CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES.


Bump To Baby Photoshoots in Walnut Creek and San Francisco

Something some of you know, but most of you may not, is that I moved to this country as a refugee. I was born in Croatia and as a child I survived the ugliness of a war that ravaged the area formerly known as Yugoslavia. This war ultimately led me to the United States, and resulted in me settling in the San Francisco Bay Area, so I am hesitant to complain. Even though I am completely assimilated as an American some twenty years after arriving in this country, I still occasionally get a tinge of nostalgia. To cure the nostalgia, I travel to Croatia almost yearly, and I also often rock out to the 90s Yugo pop music (especially when editing photos while home alone). I especially love to meet people from my neck of the woods who share similar experiences as mine. So, when I got the email from Vesna I was super excited to photograph both the maternity and newborn sessions for her and her husband Matt.

About the Maternity Session

Vesna’s husband Matt was born and raised in Walnut Creek, so for the maternity session we chose to stay close to where he grew up. We decided on the beautiful Shell Ridge open space and Borges Ranch as our photo destination. The open space looks so gorgeous as the sun falls behind the rolling hills and the Ranch gave us a lot of variety to play with, and even a few goats to include in the photos for fun.

About the Lifestyle Newborn Session

Vesna and Matt have a beautiful condo in San Francisco which they completely remodeled and which Vesna decorated herself. I was thrilled when I saw large windows and fantastic natural light throughout the space. Their baby boy was so adorable and so easy to photograph. He cooperated during the entire three hour session.

Needless to say, this Bump to Baby journey was a joy to photograph! Enjoy.

 
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BOJANA KORACH IS A PUBLISHED LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALIZING IN NEWBORN, FAMILY & CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES.