February 16, 2024

A pregnant woman wearing a pink dress and sitting on a yellow blanket in long grass holds her belly and lifts her face to the sun. This is during a San Diego lifestyle maternity photo session by Love Michelle Photography.

Spring is coming soon, and with it San Diego’s (short) season of wildflowers and hillsides carpeted with lush greenery. What? You are pregnant, you say? And planning to capture this singularly beautiful time in your life through professional photographs? Proudly biased, I say bravo! to you (and you can read about why you won’t regret […]

June 1, 2023

A husband and his pregnant wife hold hands and look at eachother in front of a giant rock during a lifestyle maternity photo session in Alpine, CA.

So you’re expecting – congratulations! Whether it’s your first baby or your 5th, I’m glad you’re considering having professional photographs taken, and here’s why. But perhaps you’re stuck on deciding between the two main styles of maternity photography: traditional studio posed photography, vs the more documentary-style lifestyle maternity photography Let me help! Yes, I’m biased, but […]

May 24, 2023

A pregnant woman in a pink dress laying on a yellow blanket holding her belly and closing her eyes during a San Diego lifestyle maternity session by Love Michelle Photography.

A solo maternity session is always fun (it turns into a lot of laughs and gal-paling around), but this one was especially meaningful because of why the photographs were being taken: Hanayo’s husband is deployed, and is missing out on this extraordinarily special time of expecting their first child together. . So she’s gifting him […]

February 1, 2023

Pregnant woman holding her little boy on a field in Mission Trails Regional Park during a San Diego lifestyle maternity photo session.

So you’re expecting a baby – congratulations! First of all, I’m so glad you’re having professional maternity photos taken – I tell you why here. But you’re here to talk about locations, so without further ado, here are 3 location ideas for a maternity photo session in San Diego: Maternity Session Location #1: Mission Trails […]

January 10, 2023

A pregnant woman and her husband snuggling on a blanket during a San Diego lifestyle maternity photo session.

. First of all, I’m so glad you’re planning to capture this gestational miracle with professional photographs! I tell you why you’ll be glad you did it in my post here. But when is the best time to have pregnancy photos taken? The answer is, generally, between 28 and 34 weeks (see the next section […]

December 8, 2022

Pregnant woman holding her dress and looking at the beach sunset during a lifestyle maternity photo session on Coronado Beach.

. . As a San Diego maternity photographer, I understand the significance of beautiful photographs. But if you’re anything like I was during my pregnancy, you’re on the fence about whether to have maternity pictures taken. They’re a luxury item, and you’re on a budget. Plus, well, why do what everyone else is doing? Let […]