I’ve been pulling together styled babymoon maternity photo shoot inspiration for weeks now and I can finally share it here! I’ve had an idea rolling around in my brain since the moment we arrived on this island. Three months ago, I went out on a limb and asked a girlfriend if their event planning company would be interested in helping me style an inspiration shoot. It was a stretch, since they have worked strictly with weddings to date. To my delight, they jumped at the opportunity. We put together secret Pinterest boards to gather the various looks and get on the same vision page. And then we began talking with vendors.
I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to see it all coming together! We have a fantastic lineup of collaborators all convening together bright and early (before sunrise) on Monday morning at a gorgeous private villa in Makena. I’m about to jump out of my skin with excitement. This is the very first time I’ve done a shoot like this – just for me. Where the world is my oyster, and there really isn’t anything out there in the realm of what I’m trying to do. So I get to go out and create it from scratch. What a dream!
The vision behind the shoot is an edgy, jet-setting maternity mama on a babymoon. Poolside at sunrise, luxe bikinis, oversized hats, impeccable hair and makeup. It is an editorial-style photo shoot that steps outside the box of a traditional maternity session with a decidedly non-maternity style. To support that vision, we’ve partnered together with a local boutique for an en-trend wardrobe in larger sizes and flowing fabrics that accommodate the growing bump.
After we get our fill of gorgeous morning light at the villa, we’re headed into the jungle for tropical greens, glittering pools, and an afternoon dip at the base of a Maui waterfall. The best part? We’ll be on instagram (under mauifamilies) and snapchat (under mrsjanejohnson) posting behind-the-scenes sneak peeks the entire day! We’d love to have you follow along!
I just made the Pinterest board that provides the inspiration behind the shoot public – you can find it here! We’d love to know what you think! Happy Thursday!