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Maygan’s Intimate Maternity Portraits

When Maygan first emailed me, she told me that she was excited to capture portraits of this pregnancy, because she wasn’t sure that she wanted to be pregnant ever again! Her exact words were, “As hard as I try to look at all of these changes as being beautiful it is really difficult when you feel like a whale all the time and you have melt downs for no reason at all!!”

Intimate Maternity Portraits by Just Maggie Photography - Santa Clarita Maternity & Newborn Photographer

I’m sure most of us Mamas can relate. Pregnancy is so hard on your body in a myriad of ways, it’s hard to see the beauty in it while it’s happening to you. But that is exactly why I love my job so much! It is such a pleasure to get to pamper a Mama-to-be for an afternoon of professional hair & makeup and then create beautiful images that show them that as terrible as they might feel, to the rest of the world they are absolutely stunning!

Intimate Maternity Portraits by Just Maggie Photography - Santa Clarita Maternity & Newborn Photographer

After coming back to the studio, Maygan sent me a thank you email and said, “I was amazed at how I looked, thank you for making me look and feel so pretty!! You are an amazing photographer and captured a time so special in our life beautifully.” I am so happy to have been able to do that for you Maygan! I can’t wait to meet your little boy!

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And as always, a special thank you to Sara of Beauty Hairem for helping me make Mamas feel beautiful with her amazing hair & makeup styling!

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All About the Curves Boudoir Portraits

When she booked her boudoir session, she called herself plus size and said that she had been putting off getting boudoir photos taken in hopes of losing more weight. That is a refrain I hear from potential clients again and again – women who are afraid they are not good enough in their current size for whatever reason.

Curvy Boudoir Portraits by Just Maggie Photography - Santa Clarita Boudoir Photographer

But, as you can see from these portraits, your size – whatever it is – is beautiful. She is gorgeous and curvy and positively owned it in her boudoir session!

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I love the dramatic look of her blonde hair paired with black attire. We had quite a few outfits to choose from for this shoot, and each one of them looked amazing!

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She was thrilled to have these images as a confidence and motivation booster as she works toward her fitness goals – I think these are perfect!

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Thank you to Sara of Beauty Hairem for the gorgeous hair & makeup styling!

Stripped Down Boudoir Photography Workshop – Santa Clarita Boudoir Photographer

Earlier this month, I spent a week in Las Vegas at WPPI, the biggest photography convention in the world. I took classes from some of my favorite photographers and walked the trade show floor looking for new beautiful products to offer to my clients. I brought back with me so many ideas to improve and expand Just Maggie Photography. I am busy putting in place all sorts of exciting new changes.

While WPPI was wonderful, the real reason I was in Vegas was to take the Stripped Down Workshop from my friend Denise of Modern Love Photography. Her work has always been an inspiration to me. Her images are full of life, feeling, and intimacy. I was eager to learn her secrets to capturing emotion in her images. It was an amazing experience! Denise really took me out of my comfort zone and taught me how to open myself up to be able to bring out the expression I wanted from my clients so I can capture the portraits they’ve been dreaming of. I can’t wait to use these techniques in my next Boudoir session!

Here are some of my favorite images from the workshop:

Thanks so much to Denise and her team for creating such an amazing experience! And thank you to Ashlyn Taylor for all the hair & makeup gorgeousness!

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