La Jolla Maternity Beach Session at Windansea

Jun 10, 2015

Windansea Beach Maternity Photos

Gorgeous mama-to-be, Gina joined me all the way from Arizona for her maternity session at Windansea Beach in La Jolla. This sweet couple took a road trip from their home in AZ earlier in the day and met me at my favorite beach spot for maternity sessions… there is just something so magical about this spot.  Although it’s a popular, and sometimes crowded photography spot, it reminds me of how lucky we are to live in such an amazingly beautiful city.  If you haven’t ever been here, I definitely recommend checking it out. 

Why is it called Windansea Beach?

Nicknamed Wind and Sea Beach, I absolutely loved this La Jolla Maternity Beach Session at Windansea Beach.  So how did this beach get it’s interesting name, and interesting spelling to what sounds like ‘Wind and Sea Beach’?  Well Windansea Beach used to be known as Neptune Beach (which is the name of the street).  This beach was renamed Windansea Beach as there used to be an oceanfront beach hotel, called the Windansea Hotel, built in 1090.  Unfortunately, a fire burned the hotel down in 1943, but the name remained.  

We had a great time during our session.  Gina picked the perfect dress to wear, and the weather was perfect – overall sunny but with the perfect amount of stray clouds.  I always tell my beach clients that when we first meet at the beach on a sunny day, we spend the beginning of our session casually, slowly shooting, but waiting until the sun is juuuuust right to start moving quickly… like super speed!  When that sunset is just minutes away, oh my how I love the light!  That’s when it’s ‘go’ time!

Here are a few images from our maternity beach session at Windansea Beach!

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Beach maternity sessions here are always so beautiful.  I like to think that the level of beauty that is achieved with every single session is consistent and gorgeous, but also, unique.  When the tides are low, there’s lots of sand to walk around in, but when the tide is high, we stay up on the cliffs and it’s equally as amazing, but different every time.  You might notice that this beach always has surfers enjoying those waves. Yep, Windansea beach is a popular surfing location in San Diego County.

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