Today we are featuring a beautiful coastal maternity shoot. There is something special about the water and beauty of a southern beach and we want to teach how bring that magic to your maternity photos. We have some tips from Dee-Annaa Rogers-Harris who is also the beautiful mom in these pictures. Take a break from you busy Thursday and get some ideas for yourself or the new southern mom in your life.
I’m an island baby and I love everything about the ocean. So I knew for my maternity photos I wanted to incorporate the beach in some way. We took our pictures on Jekyll Island, a few miles down from where we were married. I think picking the correct location is very vital because you don’t want to busy background that’s going to take away from the focal point which is the baby, and also the love between you and your spouse. I also like serenity, something calm, and charming.
I wanted a dress that would stand out against the colors of the ocean but still compliment my skin and not give away the sex of my baby which is a surprise.
It’s very important, I think, with maternity wear to wear something that not only compliments you, but the bump. I wanted to show that you can be completely clothed, classy, and still be beautiful. I wanted an elegance timeless look, in which my child can look back on the photo in 15 years and be proud of of the outcome.
Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂