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Babymoon Photoshoot in Santa Barbara | Santa Barbara Maternity Photographer

Updated: Feb 13

The trip every couple should take before baby arrives (and document with a maternity photo session)

Expectant couple embrace on a beach
Santa Barbara Babymoon photoshoot

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1. a relaxing or romantic vacation taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born.

2. a period of time following the birth of a baby during which the new parents can focus on establishing a bond with their child.

"a babymoon is regarded as a crucial time for a family to establish itself"

1970s: blend of baby and honeymoon.

This post is all about definition #1. above.

Whether first-time parents or seasoned experts, a babymoon is a wonderful way for couples to connect with each other and just bathe in the joy of expecting their baby. It's a time to stop, unwind and take in all that blissful vacation-ness before life turns the page and a busy new chapter begins.

When Taylor and Brant, a charming couple from Texas, were expecting their first child, they did just that and planned a babymoon in Southern California. Santa Barbara was first on their destination agenda and I was honored that they booked a maternity session with me to document this rather special time in their lives.

They specifically wanted a beach photoshoot and though recent winter storms had pretty much ravaged every beach, the natural beauty of Santa Barbara was clearly abundant. Despite being littered with mounds of debris and driftwood, Santa Barbara's beaches still made the perfect backdrop to create some beautiful memories that they're sure to enjoy in the years to come ...

And there you have it, A Babymoon Maternity Photoshoot in Santa Barbara

I sure hope you enjoyed a glimpse of this lovely couple’s Babymoon Maternity photo session set in one of Santa Barbara’s many stunning beach locations. If you haven't already checked it out, you might also like this beautiful maternity session in Montecito featuring a few of my best tips for a successful maternity session and this cool Ventura beach maternity session.

As a Southern California Maternity and Babymoon photographer, I’m here to help you achieve your photography goals, whatever they may be. I’d love the opportunity to help you plan your session and answer any questions you might have so please feel free to contact me.


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COMING UP in the next post: Newborn Photography Session at Home

About the Author

Laurie "LoLo" Spencer is a lifestyle and portrait photographer based in Southern California specializing in emotive photography for families, couples, maternity and newborns.


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