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Claudia, the most gorgeous mama ever makes this San Francisco maternity portrait session our favorite so far hands down! When she first contacted the studio looking for a maternity photographer, she intrigued me by specifically asking for something fun and modern, and something different from the normal maternity portraits you see around. She wanted something with lots of color and texture. And she knew the kind of maternity photographer she wanted for sure – a modern and urban one! In talking to this fashionable and cheery mom to be, I knew for sure that shooting around North Beach in San Francisco was the perfect spot for her.

We started in their downtown home where the light was just perfect at some spots. Jeff, Claudia’s husband and dad to be was also around for the portrait session and to play assistant to mama! I’d have to say that Jeff kept us laughing all day long with his great sense of humor. In fact, they even named the little baby bump Monkey for now!

These next two are my favorite! She looks so gorgeous and so radiant! Which mama to be would not love to have beautiful maternity portraits? And have I mentioned how much I love her handpainted walls?! Gorgeous! The right photo was the sneak peek maternity session photo I blogged about not long ago. Instantly love!
It was a gorgeous day out and we finally headed outdoors. Claudia specifically wanted photos that weren’t all bare belly. We even discussed outfits choices. And I love her cute little outfit that she ended up with! The pink top and jeans really show how fashionable and chic she is! It’s just so adorable that she purchased the pink top specifically for this shoot! And of course, heels are a must! Which maternity photographer will pass up the chance to photograph this beautiful mama to be?

Something different for a modern and urban maternity portrait session in San Francisco! Lots of color, love them!

We also ended up with a beautiful portrait album that I will soon share in another blog post. And last not least, I have to wish them a big Congratulations as not long after our shoot, Claudia gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Oliver! Now there’s officially 3 in the cute little family! Congrats guys and we can’t wait to see Oliver!

Diane - Wow! hands down, the best :)
Claudia Winter - Caroline, I am just in awe of your talent...I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the photos!!! And it was so much fun being photographed by you and Dan, you made us feel so comfortable and I think that's why the pictures came out so great. I can't wait to showcase them around my house!I'm glad Oliver decided to wait to meet us till after the photo shoot, lol!
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