We’re big fans of Kari and Elan- their eco-modern wedding full of succulents and seaside rustic details was one of our absolute favorites! So when we heard they had a little one on the way, we looked forward to spending some more time with this fabulous couple!
We traversed to Kari + Elan’s stomping grounds: Santa Monica, CA. If you’ve never been to this idyllic beach town, it’s full of hippies, surfers, and is home to the Santa Monica Pier – a popular tourist spot. So where do Kari and Elan fit into this mix? They march to their own drum as well as being a little bohemian themselves. Our shoot was joined by their adorable Vizsla, two roosters, and included some surprises!
Kari and Elan cosy up with their puppy for some “homey” shots in the backyard of their Santa Monica home. The pop of blue over Kari’s baby bump is just enough reminder that these are maternity photos!
The bump showcased by itself! Kari certainly has that “glow”.
Sometimes a girl needs a little help supporting that belly! Elan seems up to the task.
The whole clan is ready for their close-ups! Their roosters don’t seem to mind standing in as props.
What a lucky chick! Kari’s got some roosters to help her pose.
Would we call these “poultry difficulties”?
Kari and Elan’s puppy Ladybird thinks it’s time he stole the spotlight.
Kari and Elan steal a sweet moment on their back patio.
The roosters stay close by; it’s the first time we’ve dealt with feathered guard dogs!
We transition to the beautiful beach near their home.
Beach photos are the best! The light is so dreamy…
The baby bump emerges! We love Kari’s bohemian all-white look.
Aren’t these two adorable?
We applaud Keri for baring her bump and wearing a bandeau! Such a smokin hot mama!
Kari and Elan get a little creative with paint – “love child!”
Hippie love reigns supreme!
Silliness is the perfect way to wrap up a shoot. Dance on, lovebirds!