A Perfect Sunset Maternity Session at Beautiful Lake Michigan Beach

I absolutely love the vibe of this sunset maternity session I did recently! I thought there was no better combination than surf and sand, but when you add sunsets and sonograms to the mix…yep, it’s pretty much perfect!

Couple lying on a picnic blanket on the sand at Lake Michigan Beach as they look at sonogram photos of their soon-to-arrive baby

Finding the Perfect Maternity and Newborn Photographer

When this mom-to-be found me she was doing exactly what I recommend for all expectant moms: Search for a newborn photographer while you’re still pregnant! She also knew that she wanted a newborn photographer who did maternity photoshoots as well. It’s so helpful to know these kinds of details when you’re searching, as it allows you to narrow down that enormous list of Google results much faster!

I also personally recommend having the same person who did your maternity photos do your newborn photos too. This isn’t a necessity, but it does offer some unique advantages. For example:

  • You only have to book one photographer–so much less hassle than booking two!
  • Some photographers provide discounted rates if you book a maternity and newborn session at the same time
  • You can feel sure that the photos from both sessions will have a similar feel and will work well together–whether you hope to use them in an album, as wall art, or on Instagram.

Sunset Maternity Session

We chose Lake Michigan Beach as our locale for this sunset maternity session. It’s a bit of a drive from Chicago, but so worth it! The waves and sandy beaches are so peaceful and gorgeous, and the sunset added the perfect touch of color and drama to our photos.

We also decided to do a few different outfit changes during our photoshoot. Outfits add so much dimension to your photos and contribute so much to the mood of your finished artwork. When you change your clothes, you literally change the whole feel of your pictures. This is one reason I recommend at least one outfit change during your maternity session, so you can enjoy the different colors and styles in your photo collection.

I’m so very excited to meet this couple’s little one soon! Stay tuned on the blog, those pictures will be coming!

About Agata Brannon Photography

Agata Brannon is an acclaimed Chicago maternity and newborn photographer, consistently voted one of Chicago’s best for several years running. With a keen eye for detail and a natural talent for working with babies and families, Agata aims to capture beautiful memories that can be treasured for a lifetime. Contact her here for a fun and unforgettable photo session.

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    located in Long Grove, illinois

    Agata Brannon Photography specializes in newborn, maternity, baby and family photography in Palatine, Illinois and surrounding Northwest Chicago including but not limited to Schaumburg and Arlington Heights

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