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Baby's First Year and Beyond

Let’s Go to the Beach! It’s a Maternity + Family Beach Session



It’s a new year and I still have plenty to share from 2021! Let’s take a look at this adorable session! I had the pleasure of photographing Hien, Seth, and Kaia again. Kaia’s newborn session is a favorite of mine. You can take a look at it here! Hien contacted me to photograph their family again – not only because it was Kaia’s first birthday – but because the family is growing once more. She wanted to document both milestones and also include grandparents and other extended family. I happened to know just the place to capture this session, at the cutest little swath of beach right here in Connecticut. Not only is the location so pretty, but it’s an amazing spot for kids!

Wait ’til you see how we worked together to capture awesome memories for this beautiful family!


Hien chose the prettiest lavender gown for this maternity and extended family beach session. The family wore neutrals and pastels for their photographs, and I loved the color scheme!


I loved the blend of blushes, blues, and whites, and how could those darling children not make you smile? Isn’t this location the dreamiest?


These two cousin cuties. I love how serious their expressions are! And those outfits were just perfection.


These beach maternity images were some of my favorites! The pairing of pastels against the moody water and sky will always have a place in my heart. Those adorable laughs between Hien and Kaia won’t soon be forgotten. I can just see those pictures paired with some photos from Kaia’s newborn session. And of course, Hien can complete the look with a sweet image of Kaia with her grandparents.


We all had a lovely little time together. It’s the sweet relationships between family members that I always love, that really complete the session! Plus, who doesn’t love the beach?! So much fun!