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30 Week Beach Maternity Shoot

30 Week Beach Maternity Shoot | Thoughts By Natalie

Though I’ve been all about the maternity style posts, I never imagined I’d do an official maternity photo shoot. Brian and I didn’t do engagement photos before our wedding and this sort of felt like a similar, unnecessary thing on the checklist of to-dos. But of course, much like how our anniversary shoot went down, my dear friend Ashton offered to snap some photos of us while they were visiting us over the 4th of July and I couldn’t resist.

When Ashton asked where I thought I’d like to have the photos taken, I didn’t hesitate—the beach, of course! Specifically, my favorite local spot: Cardiff State Beach. I knew I wanted the photos to look very natural and not teeter into the cheesy category. After seeing a very similar shoot on On to Baby (shot at the very same beach, in fact), I sent the inspiration photos to Ashton and went in search of a big, floppy hat.

Thanks, Ashton, for capturing Brian and I during such a special time in our lives. These will be cherished forever!

30 Week Beach Maternity Shoot | Thoughts By Natalie

30 Week Beach Maternity Shoot | Thoughts By Natalie

30 Week Beach Maternity Shoot | Thoughts By Natalie

30 Week Beach Maternity Shoot | Thoughts By Natalie

30 Week Beach Maternity Shoot | Thoughts By Natalie

30 Week Beach Maternity Shoot | Thoughts By Natalie

30 Week Beach Maternity Shoot | Thoughts By Natalie

30 Week Beach Maternity Shoot | Thoughts By Natalie

30 Week Beach Maternity Shoot | Thoughts By Natalie

30 Week Beach Maternity Shoot | Thoughts By Natalie

Photos by Ashton Swan for Thoughts by Natalie

4 Comments

  • Reply
    ali grace
    July 21, 2014 at 7:09 am

    The black and white of you in the hat is seriously STUNNING. Y’all will treasure these photos forever!

    • Reply
      Natalie Lynn Borton
      July 21, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      Thank you! I am so glad we decided to take up Ashton on her offer :)

  • Reply
    Carissa @ Pretty/Hungry
    July 21, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    These turned out beautiful! I too am very turned off by cheesy maternity photos… these are so natural. :)

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