The Jardin des Plantes in Toulouse is one of my favorite locations to do an outdoor maternity shoot. There are so many hidden spots to take some lovely maternity portraits. But most importantly, it is the perfect location for an outdoor maternity shoot for parents who already have children. Because I can simply let the children be free to explore, and have fun with their parents while I capture meaningful moments of joy, fun, and connection.

As with many maternity photography sessions with toddlers, this session turned out to be mostly about this sweet little girl versus the star of the show – her little brother inside mom’s belly! But because I use a child-led, documentary approach, I’ve learned to let go of plans, shot lists, and expectations when working with little children. The goal is not to create those Instagram-perfect photos while pressuring a toddler to smile or stand still when she does not want to. 

Instead, I just embrace with open arms real life and moments as they come, while making heartfelt, love-filled, genuine images Like this, the family has a collection of images that is meaningful, with real memories attached, AND have fun. 

outdoor maternity shoot photo

A little about your family and baby photographer

Hi, there! My name is Mariana. I am so thankful you are looking at my work on my website and blog. 

As a fine art maternity, baby, and family photographer, I specialize in families with young children. I am currently ranked the number one photographer in Toulouse, France, by the Photojournalist Family Association.

If you love my work, and you are looking for an English-speaker photographer in France, I would love for us to start planning your session.

Together, we will create a collection of fine art love-filled images through a stress-free experience. My approach to photography includes a mix of very natural posing and photojournalistic moments. This allows for an experience where your whole family feels comfortable and relaxed. So all you really have to do is to enjoy being with each other.

If you live in Toulouse, you can opt to have your session in the comfort of your own home. Also, at a beautiful park, open field, or even at my studio. For destination family sessions, I offer in-home and outdoor sessions. Because of my passion for traveling, I serve families worldwide, with regular trips to Paris, London, Marseille, Basel, and Zurich. I also love photographing in Dordogne and Pays-Basque. 

To see more of my family and baby photography work, I invite you to look through my portfolio. Or browse through curated gallery features from past sessions. I also invite you to learn more about what to expect from your session in the information page. Or contact me to have a chat. Simply click the links below.