In the midst of a bustling July Holiday weekend in Santa Monica, I had the pleasure of working with Monique and her husband as they eagerly awaited the arrival of their first child. It was a delightful challenge to find a quiet space where we could work and capture this extraordinary moment. Together, we embarked on a journey to freeze their happiness in time, amidst the vibrant energy of the coastal city.

Amidst the laughter and chatter of the holiday crowd, Monique and her husband stood out, emanating an undeniable sense of anticipation and joy. It was an honor to be invited into their world, to witness and document their journey as they prepared to welcome their tiny bundle of joy. As we navigated the lively streets of Santa Monica, fate led us to a tranquil stretch of beach, untouched by the clamor around us. Against the backdrop of the serene coastline, we captured their radiant smiles and tender gestures, each frame encapsulating the essence of their relationship. The bond between them grew stronger with every click of the camera as if they were already communicating with their unborn child through their eyes and touch. The setting sun cast a warm golden glow, symbolizing the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. These precious memories will be cherished for generations to come, serving as a reminder of the miracle of life and the beauty of anticipation amidst the bustling world we live in.


Photographer: Will Song

Location: Santa Monica Pier

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