February 22, 2022

Naples Pier | Maternity Session

There is something simply magical about photographing sessions at the Naples Beach Pier at sunset.  The sugar-white sand lined with palms, and the sunlight glistening on the water, create the most breathtaking backdrop for portraits.  We were beyond excited to photograph Leslie and Justin’s beautiful family and document this sweet season of expecting baby number four!  We met for their maternity session on an absolutely gorgeous evening, and were so grateful for perfect weather.  We braved the crowds that had gathered to watch the sun go down, and found plenty of spots along the beach that proved to be ideal for splashing and running through the waves.

These kiddos did a fantastic job of having fun and exploring throughout the session!  We started out along the streets capturing the beauty of Naples at its finest.  There is certainly no shortage of stunning backdrops of landscaping and palm trees.  As we headed for the beach, we chatted and found out that Leslie grew up with a few of our family members and shares our Iowa roots!  We are so happy that she and her family get to spend time with friends in Southwest Florida, and that they share our love of experiencing Naples, Florida in the winter!

We finished out their session, basking in the golden-hour glow, as the kids ran along the sand and jumped in the waves.  They squealed with laughter as their mom and dad tossed them into the air, and it was so much fun to capture their joy as a family!  We hope that they enjoyed the rest of their stay in the sunshine state, and are so excited for their growing family to welcome their newest little member soon!  It was such an honor to be able to document this season for their sweet family!