Sunrise Beach Maternity session at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester MA
I have been dreaming about this session for a while and hoping to find a brave momma to be who would wake up early (like going to the airport to catch a long flight early) and meet me at the beach, roll in sand with me and even sit in the cold New England water (it actually wasn't as cold as we expected!). Then, to my surprise, my college friend Laurel agreed to give it a shot! She fully trusted that my ideas, although at the time seemed strange, would turn into great images. I couldn’t even hold my excitement (not that I ever can – if you’ve had a session with me you know just how excited I get)!
We met at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester before 5 AM and I gently directed Laurel into some poses that I have been dreaming of doing in exactly this type of scenario – gorgeous sunrise with stunning colors and a light breeze at one of the most beautiful beaches I know. The two lighthouses and little island in the distance added so much uniqueness to my images and the bright red lifeguard chair so much interest. We lucked out to have beautiful scattered clouds in the sky that added even more drama to the images. But my favorite part about this session was just how beautiful and radiant my friend looked! She radiated this beauty that only an expectant mother can and her expressions were those of serenity and love. I wished I were a poet and could put my thoughts to paper, but as my art form is photography, here is my interpretation of this gorgeous momma to be in this dreamy setting.