Golden Gardens Belly Session: Brianne + Shane

Jun 4, 2009 | Bellies, Families, Portraits

One gorgeous evening last week, I met up with Brianne and Shane for their belly session at my favorite portrait spot in the world, Golden Gardens.  It’s not the typical way to shoot a maternity session (it seems that most are done in a studio) but it worked out so well – even if we did get a few strange looks from the teen boys hanging around the bathhouse!

Brianne and Shane are the most amazing couple to work with.  As well as being gorgeous, they are also incredibly natural in front of the camera.  And I’m sure it helps that they are just bursting with pride for their soon-to-be baby, little Jackson … too cute!  I love how they dressed, too – and their colors and the beach setting were chosen to work with the beach theme in Jackson’s new bedroom.  Love!

Thank you, Shane and Brianne, for being so easy and fun to work with, and for fighting on through the evening despite the cold.  I can’t wait to send you your full collection!

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© 2009 Kate McElwee Photography


  1. WOW, just WOW Kate! Once again you have blown me away with your amazing talent and creative touch! I am beyond happy with how these photos turned out, and one day, our son will be contacting YOU for his photos. As always it was a pleasure to work with you, and we thank you for being such a big part in one of the happiest moments in our pregnancy journey.

  2. so beautiful! so many great shots, i’m not sure which is my fave. i’m hiring you when i have a baby bump, although, i might not look as good as she does in a bikini. 🙂

  3. Gorgeous! Just gorgeous! Makes me even more anxious to see mine! 🙂


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