Hi! We're Shawn + Adam

We're a husband and wife team who formed Love + Water Photography on Maui in 2014. Since then we've created a series of sessions from the land + sea, drawing inspiration from the gorgeous colors of Maui sunrises and sunsets.



Wailea proposal photography at sunrise and sunset

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Wailea portraits at sunrise using beach, water and drone photography

Wailea beach engagement portraits and surprise beach proposals

Beautiful maternity portraits from the land, sea + sky

When is the best time for maternity photos?

One of the most common questions we’re asked about Maui babymoon photography? When is the best time for maternity photos! I’m here to tell you a secret – it really doesn’t make a difference! A lot of our clients travel early in their pregnancies so we shoot earlier on. We also have clients who live locally and shoot their sessions around 35 weeks. We’re used to photographing bumps both big and small! The memory you take away from your portraits is the most important thing, trust us!

If you asked me when is the best time for maternity photos I would say any time! Me, I felt best after the initial morning sickness of the first trimester wore off. Adam and I had our first portraits with our second child taken around 12 weeks. We hadn’t yet told our family about the pregnancy but it was a very special moment captured between the three of us before we announced it.

When is the best time for maternity photos?

  1. First Trimester – We photograph a bunch of couples who travel to Maui early on, and I’d say it’s a great time to capture portraits if you’re feeling up to it! Every pregnancy is different, so we recommend going for it if you’re feeling great and want to have a sweet memory of that teeny baby bump 🙂
  2. Second Trimester – The majority of maternity sessions we photograph on Maui are done in the mid to late second trimester. It’s a common time for couples to travel!
  3. Third Trimester – It’s most common for our clients who live on Maui to have their maternity portraits taken in the third trimester. Late in the third trimester you can really start to feel exhausted carrying that little one around, and might not be travelling during this time. If you are, though, a beautiful round belly looks amazing at sunrise and sunset, so be sure to capture this fleeting moment in time.

Here are a few recent maternity sessions on Maui. Included below, a sunrise fav from our session with Olivia Jordan, who just welcomed her baby girl. When is the best time for maternity photos? I think it’s safe to say whenever your toes are able to touch the sand!

Click here to check out some of our blogged maternity sessions, and be sure to download our babymoon guide for a little insight about how to plan your trip! Inside the guide you’ll find a bunch of useful information to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. We also include a few tips about where to eat and enjoy a bit of sunshine. During your stay, be sure to book a babymoon portrait session with Love + Water! We hope to sea you soon!

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