Beach Maternity Photography — Melisa & Rodgers
Melisa and Rodgers turn their amazing vacation in Bali to a very intimate and heartwarming beach maternity photography session. The photo session take place at their hotel and Seminyak Beach.
Incidentally, they stayed at the hotel next to the Potato Head Beach Club. Which it was big advantage for me as photographer. Because I can take some picture of them in front of the photogenic beach club entry gate. You will notice those thing later. 😀
Melisa was found us on instagram. Thankfully she just fallen in love with our work. She love to see our style and the way we convey the mood inside our pictures. As she also mention that photojournalism is better way to capture the moment and feeling. When it compared to a more static, staging photos.
Yes! and we were so excited to hear that, They know really well our style and falling in love with it. It’s the key point of how to make a great maternity photography. Indeed, with a lot of story telling inside it.
More over, Melisa’s family is so kind and polite. I know that it wouldn’t be hard to connect with them since the first time She contacted me. Surely my feeling never wrong. We just get closer to each other after we met at the photo session. Even it was the first time we meet. What a wonderful family to work with.
You will notice that all of their expression in these maternity photographs are so natural and relaxing. It’s only happen when the client and the photographer have enjoyed the vibes. It’s a bound between them that make a strong connection as well.
You can have a look at their memorable story while I keep telling you the whole stories behind it. 😀
(updated on July 31st, 2020)
Photogenic Spot at Their Hotel
First thing first, so we begin the photo session around their hotel. I asked Melisa to tell me a bit about which side of their hotel that could be use as a great photo backdrop. She told me to go the hotel’s main pool. I just follow her and Rodgers. As my brain still on a blank canvas, since it was my first time visit to this hotel.
And wow, I just amaze with the hotel architecture. After I found a lot of space and line to explore with. Particularly the hallway in to the main pool. There’s a brick wall line inside it. It’s quite small but the light fall beautifully on the other edge. My brain goes up and imaging that it could turn into a great image.
The ambience is pretty well too. So many green plantation all around the pool area. It’s just perfect spot to create good family portrait.
The Magic Wall
So after we finished at the pool area, we going to the beach. The main way is through the Potato Head Beach Club.
What makes me amaze so much is they have a great magical wall entry at the top. It’s made using an old wooden window which give much of the rustic feel. It’s amazing, I swear.
I don’t to miss it though. I asked Melisa and Rodgers to have a simple pose in the hallway. The light beautifully fall off at the upper corner of the hallway. It help me to create a creative composition while still maintain the family’s expression.
It so gorgeous, isn’t it?
The Family Session
Before I focus on getting the maternity photos, firstly I shoot them as a whole family.
I just ask them to play around the beach. Do what they like, then I pointing my camera on candid mode. They were playing with the water and wave, swinging around, and a lot of hug.
As they’re a cheerful family, I’ve got a lot of great candid photos here. It feel like so easy and relaxing family photo session.
What a heartwarming family. I was so happy being with them. I could say that these are the best beach maternity photography session I’ve ever done.
Mom and Dad Intimacy
We going to another part, which include only Mommy and Daddy. Somehow it feel like pre wedding session. But it always an important part as I want to embrace the Mom and Dad connection as well. Perhaps it’s not much but few shoots is enough to complete the whole of their story.
It’s the same principle as earlier stage. I told them to walk along the beach line and enjoy the vibes as much as they can.
As you can see below, their intimacy are flowing flawlessly.
I also take some shoot of only Mom with the son, as well as Dad with his son. To show how well they are bonding with their lovely son. And you’ll know later when you see all of those pictures below.
Beach Maternity Photography of Melisa
The last session is going to be Mom with her lovely baby bump inside. As the sun going deeper in to the ocean, the light become more soft and warm. Most of photographers named it as the golden hours. It was the best time to give the Mom special photography treatment here. I told Melisa to relax and embrace her feeling with the baby inside.
The warm light give more of feel to Mommy’s portrait. Side warm lighting from the sunset always give a lot of energy to every photographs. Moreover, it was take place at the beach which have the best sunset view.
No doubt that Seminyak Beach always ‘busy’ with many visitors from all around the world. The beach is sloping with small waves at the edges. Yet it has bigger wave in deeper side of the shoreline. That’s why many surfers also take part on it.
The Final Words
Maternity photography has become one of the photography trend among wedding and engagement photo session. It’s actually lay on the third phase of our lifetime journey. First we do the engagement, the beginning of long term relationship with commitment as the foundation. Then the marriage, the final step before all the new chapter begin. Of course, marriage has many goals for every couple. One them surely are having a baby.
Pregnancy is a special thing to celebrate. It would be nine months in the Mom’s belly, with high care of attention. That’s why it worth to be recorded for once in a lifetime. We will always remember it as a lifetime moment for the couple and the baby itself.
So do Melisa and Rodgers for second of their pregnancy. They well decide the pregnancy photo session in Seminyak Beach. A magical moment that will last for the rest of their lifetime.
— Cheers, wynprmn.