Evynn LeValley Photography
Pregnancy on Big Sur Coast

Fine Art Maternity Photography in Big Sur | Shelby

With a background in fine art, I was thrilled Shelby entrusted me to document her maternity photography. Working with clients who embrace authenticity and allow for creative direction is always a pleasing experience. This particular session held a special appeal as Shelby, a skilled glass artist, brought a unique artistic feel to the shoot. Check out her work here. Intuitively, I decided to incorporate 35mm film, a medium that I feel perfectly complements this moment. Film has always been a favorite because it naturally slows down the pace of my sessions.

Shelby learned about her pregnancy in May 2020, during the strange times of the Covid era. Living in a secluded area spared her from the disruptions of the outside world, allowing her and her husband to create a cozy haven in their cliffside home in Big Sur. Together, they thought about the changes that would come with their daughter, like many first-time parents, not fully taking in the approaching shift in their lives.


I value photo sessions that focus on working together to create meaningful images rather than striving for perfection. The experience with Shelby embodied this approach – a collaboration where she appeared effortlessly at ease before the camera. Together, we crafted art amidst the natural beauty of Big Sur. Shelby’s maternity photography was captured in the last month of her pregnancy, and just a few weeks later, she welcomed her daughter, Sage, into the world.

“Evynn was able to capture moments I will always treasure and be in awe of. I look back and can’t believe how my body could change so much and build a little human inside of me.”


Capturing fine art maternity sessions has become a particularly loved part of my work. If you’re thinking about scheduling a creative maternity shoot or a motherhood session, please don’t hesitate to contact me here. If you are looking for more inspiration for maternity photoshoot poses, see this Creative Maternity Shoot at Point Reyes! I look forward to creating timeless and purposeful images with you.

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