Maternity Session in LA with the ShuGars

Maternity Session in LA with the ShuGars

Do you remember this adorable couple? They call themselves The ShuGars (combo of the first three letters of their last names), and they have a shared love of the Beatles. We featured their baby shower with a Beatles theme earlier this year, and we just had to share this down to earth, natural maternity session captured by Hello Pinecone Photography! They wanted the session to reflect their personal style and each spot they chose for the shoot has meaning. Read on throughout the post for all the details from Mrs. ShuGar herself, Carmen, then stop by the full gallery for all of the photos!

"When we decided to have a photo session to shoot our growing baby in my belly, we knew we wanted it to reflect our personal style as a couple. Much like our wedding, we wanted to tell our story through photos so that one day our little boy can get a glimpse as to who we were pre-baby."

Maternity Session in LA with the ShuGars

"We are L.A. city lovers. We knew we wanted to capture our love for our city by going to one of our fave L.A. spots: Abbot Kinney. No matter where we go, we always enjoy spending time at a cafe. We really like the ambience of the Intelligentsia cafe and decided it would be our first location."

Maternity Session in LA with the ShuGars

"If you know us, you know we will incorporate The Beatles somewhere since we are big fans. You could say The Beatles brought us together. At the cafe, we drank from a Yellow Submarine cup as homage to our Yellow Submarine Baby Shower. I wore three heart pins from Ban.Do to represent the three loves of my life: Mr. ShuGar, ShuGar Boy, and me, Mrs. ShuGar (gotta love yourself before you give love)."

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"For the next spot, I really wanted to showcase my lady lumps with a crop top. To incorporate the whimsy of Yellow Submarine, we used a heart umbrella."

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"For the final location, we chose the place where we had our first kiss almost six years ago. We hadn't been back since, so it meant a lot to us to go back while we are expecting our first baby. We had a picnic at the park where we read John Lennon's Real Love book to our ShuGar Baby."

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Hair and Makeup:
Heart Pins:
Floppy Hat, Heart Crop Top, Black and Gold Necklace:
Striped Love Blouse:
Grey Maxi Skirt and Black and White Striped Maxi Dress:
Maternity Jeans:
Floral Flats and Oxford Shoes:
Yellow Submarine Sneakers:
Gold Flats: Purchased locally in Buenos Aires, Argentina