Andy and Katie | Pregnancy Session

When I ran my little competition a few weeks ago, Katie was one of the unlucky winners, coming in second. 2nd place isn’t first looser around here so we all drove off to do one of my favourite pregnancy sessions yet (I think i say that every time, but they are all really fun!). These guys are beach people and there was no option about where we would shoot this one. Andy and Katie came and picked me up and we headed off to explore beaches until we found a perfect one for the portrait. After a couple of not quite right beaches, we found a perfect stretch of uninhabited coastline where we could play.

Katie and Andy were so playful with each other, it was really cute to see them bounce off each other, and you can tell they are going to be fun parents. And little unborn Fin has no option, he is going to surf and even if he doesn’t he will be spending a lot of time at the beach!


The light was fading, so all the fun was over… well… it was supposed to be. Sometimes I see a shot that is a little brave. it is winter here so the idea of getting a little wet isn’t that appealing. I asked them “Do you reckon you could sit in the water? Just for a second? Promise it will be worth it!” So the answer was “Yeah… I guess so… Sure!” So i got the guys into position and I got myself into position (Laying down in the wet sand and water, and it was cold) and for 30 seconds we took the final shot and it really was worth it.
Thanks again yaou guys for being awesome, I really can’t wait to meet little Fin in a few weeks.

  • deb
    Posted at 11:56h, 25 July Reply

    Love the work in this. You really capture the love between Katie and Andy. So here’s a question..when you go on a location shoot like this what additional equipment do you bring aside from the obvious camera and flash? Or do you work with the bare minimum?

  • Photobat
    Posted at 10:07h, 27 July Reply

    I used the camera for all these shots. Nothing else. The flash (pop up on camera) was only used on the last shot and it is rare i use it on shoots like this one.

  • Shelly @ Smile
    Posted at 16:24h, 24 September Reply

    Hi Alan, I’m paying a visit to your blog after seeing you speak at the Breakout Seminar this week in Perth (great by the way!). I absolutely LOVE these images, especially the last one. I’m always a little wary asking clients to do something that would be uncomfortable (where as I am more than happy to lay face down in the mud for a good shot!) but I’m now thinking it’s worth some persuasion!! Love your work!

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