M Loves M Maternity Photos

September 21, 2016


photoshoot inspiration when you're expecting a baby

Towards the end of my pregnancy Matthew and I started talking about doing one last maternity shoot together. The only photos we had of both of us with the bump were from our announcement shoot and I was barely showing back then. When I found out one of my favorite photographers Ryan Ray was going to be in town in August, I knew this would be the perfect opportunity to shoot some maternity photos. Ryan is an incredible fine art photographer and I’ve loved his work for years! My biggest concern was that I’d go into labor early and wouldn’t be able to shoot with him, but luckily the baby stayed put! These maternity photos are so special and I know I’ll love looking back on them one day. And hopefully Augustine will like them as well! Who knew that in less than two weeks our lives would completely change.

cute maternity shoot at beach rocks at Malibu beach dressing the bump for a pregnancy shoot Mara Matthew M Loves M pregnancy shoot pregnancy shoot at the beach M Loves M maternity shoot at the beach Matthew M Loves M blue chambray asos dress couple shoot inspiration malibu beach maternity shoot in chambray dress style the bump inspiration sweet couple photoshoot couple shoot inspiration at the beach styling the bump for a maternity shoot shoot at beach in chambray dress M Loves M maternity shoot at beach M Loves M couple shoot in Malibu couple shoot in malibu

Thank you Ryan for capturing these beautiful images! I’ll cherish them forever.


photos by Ryan Ray


Mara’s outfit: dress {non-maternity version} . bracelet cuff . bracelet set . ring .

lipstick in Dolce Rosa

  • Michelle Joseph

    These photos are gorgeous Mara. You and your husband look like such a great couple. 🙂

    Mich x

  • These are just stunning, you both look so happy! What a lovely memory to have and share with Augustine!

    Fashion By Committee

    • Thanks Jeanne!! I’m going to love showing him these photos one day!

  • These photos are so beautiful Mara! I’m so very excited for you and your family!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  • Awww! These pictures are so beautiful, Mara! I love the last three photos. Y’all look so happy and what a sweet time to share with your baby boy in the future! xo

    • Thank you Huong!! I love these photos! I need to find the perfect one to frame!

  • Where was this taken? These photos are so, so lovely and the light is stunning! You both look so happy! http://www.chasingbelle.com

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