An Impromptu Maternity Photoshoot

Maternity Photoshoot San Francisco

When infertility is part of your story there are moments you aren’t sure you’ll ever experience: showers, baby registries, decorating a nursery and of course a maternity photoshoot.

Maternity Photoshoot San Francisco

Infertility won’t make someone a better parent, but at least for me, it placed certain experiences in perspective. But as I crept into my second trimester, I asked myself if I felt we had documented enough of this pregnancy. There were certainly a lot of photos of me but not many of Jordan and I together. Would I be disappointed?

Maternity Photoshoot San Francisco

Maternity Photoshoot

While in California, Jordan and I spent a few days with our dear friends Kate and Erick in San Francisco. On our last full day together, we explored the Golden Gate Bridge and Chinatown (which I’ll share more about later). While we were by the bridge, Kate snapped some (beautiful) impromptu maternity photos of us that I will treasure forever.

My hair wild from the wind, and my body wrapped in casual wear, Kate’s photos perfectly capture a time and place. They are amazing. This truly was my hope when documenting this time in our life. A time we prayed and longed for.

Maternity Photoshoot San Francisco

Maternity Photoshoot San Francisco

^ Last year Kate took the first “professional” photos of Jordan and I since our wedding seven years prior. You can read more about why I was a little reluctant to document that season of life here. It’s only fitting Kate would photograph this moment in time for us as well!

Maternity Photoshoot San Francisco

Maternity Photoshoot San Francisco

Maternity Photoshoot San Francisco

Maternity Photoshoot San Francisco

Maternity Photoshoot San Francisco

Maternity Photoshoot San Francisco

Maternity Photoshoot San Francisco

Maternity Photoshoot San Francisco

Photography © Kate De La Rosa  | Golden Gate Bridge & Crissy Field, San Francisco

Finlay & Co. Sunglasses c/o | J. Crew Field Jacket | Similar Dress | High Tops 

27 thoughts on “An Impromptu Maternity Photoshoot”

  1. OMG these photos are perfect and an impromptu photoshoot is the best and I have personally found they create the best moments. That’s great that your friend was able to capture these for you that also include your husband since he’s so often the man behind the camera. San Fransisco is such a fun city and I’m so happy you got to experience it! Chinatown was a must on our list because of R&G Lounge (of course it’s about food, haha) so I can’t wait to see what kept you busy!

  2. ummmm i absolutely LOVE these photos of y’all!
    i think you’re dressed perfectly – and you look just beautiful and glowing and the two of you together are just ahhhh perfection!

  3. I love everything about these photos – the genuineness and the joy and the setting too. How wonderful that this is all part of your life now and infertility was just a chapter and not the end of the story. (I love your jacket, btw – I have the exact same one from J. Crew. 😉 )

  4. Stunning photos! Speaking from experience, infertility definitely gives a different perspective on everything. Documenting this beautiful time will be such a wonderful way to look back on the happiness of pregnancy later!

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