Expecting a new baby is a beautiful time in every mother’s life. Even if the mom-to-be can’t feel the glow, it’s safe to say she looks the part. I was able to capture the excitement of this wonderful couples’ pregnancy in this natural Topsail Island maternity photography session.


These two lovely soon-to-be parents looked absolutely stunning for their evening-time maternity session, and the natural beachfront backdrop let their gorgeous attire shine. The sunset gave this natural maternity session a perfect feel. The whites and natural tones of the beach and of their home created a beautiful canvas for their wardrobe. And, obviously, for that wonderful baby bump! The smiles on their faces make it clear to anyone that they could not be more excited to meet their new baby. 

Topsail Island and the beach were a special and memorable place for this couple. With this maternity photography session, they wanted to make sure to remember this time in their lives. At the time of this shoot, they were gearing up to make a big move to Alaska, but wanted to treasure the days spent on the beach, as well as capturing this pregnancy. We were able to involve their four-legged friends for a nice walk on the beach. Clearly the dogs didn’t have any objections to this! Who wouldn’t want to take a nice stroll with their favorite humans on a gorgeous evening like this?

We ended this natural Topsail Island maternity photography session on the dock. This gave us a great view of the Intracoastal Waterway, and really added to the natural feel of this maternity shoot. I especially loved the way the cool tones of the water and the wooden pier complimented this mother-to-be’s dress. A maternity photography session wouldn’t be complete without a profile shot of that adorable baby bump. These parents adored each other, and they couldn’t be more ecstatic for their newest addition.


I was invited back to the beach a short time later to photograph this family in a newborn session. It was truly a pleasure to be able to capture their beautiful new baby in a place that was so near and dear to their hearts.

Maternity beach photography with expecting couple and two dogs
Maternity photography session with expecting mom and dad at Topsail Island
Maternity photography on the beach with parents and dogs at Topsail Island
Maternity session with mom and dad on dock at Topsail Island

Are you expecting? Now is a great time to book your maternity and newborn sessions to be sure you’ll remember the blur of new parenthood! Contact me for details.

I'm Erika and I am a maternity, newborn, and family photographer based near Wilmington, NC. I'm also a mom to two cutie boys, lover of backyard gardening, candles, chocolate and Amazon Prime.

Search Posts by Category

Indoors doesn’t have to mean unfortunate lighting. Don’t forget to check out my FREE low-light guide for indoor photography, link in bio ✨
Not-so-patiently waiting to welcome in these fall vibes 🥰🍂🍁
“We recently used Erika for some family beach photos. She did an excellent job! She suggested a great location, did a wonderful job handling all our different family members (a toddler to great grandparents) and the photos turned out beautiful. Would definitely recommend her!” -Brittany C.
Sometimes (sooooo often!!!) I look back at these sessions and still, after nine years, cannot believe that this is my job. Who wouldn’t want to look at a face like that?! 🥹❤️
“I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” – Mitch Albom
Classes start OCTOBER 2ND. 
You’ve toyed with the thought of going full-time photographer, taking the next big step in your business, or turning photography from a hobby into a career. But the whole thing feels
overwhelming and who are you to dream of being a successful photographer?!
What the heck are you waiting for?! This is your last chance. Doors close tonight and I don’t plan to program again this year.
Click on the link in my bio now!!!

Lifestyle Family Newborn Maternity Photography

carolina beach Figure eight island oak island jacksonville sneads ferry