"Beach Baby": Sunlit Maternity Photography at Rockaway Beach by Brooklyn Maternity Photographer Boris Zaretsky

Maternity photography has always been one of my favorite types of portrait sessions. Besides Brooklyn wedding photography, I photograph a good number of portrait and maternity clients in Brooklyn and the NYC area. Kay gave birth to a beautiful baby boy this October 3rd. We photographed this maternity session in the last days of August, on Kay's birthday. We made our way from Brooklyn to Rockaway beach in NYC for an early morning photoshoot and quite a special birthday celebration! The beach and the ocean waves created a perfect environment to help us capture what we envisioned for the shoot - beauty, nature, and creation of something magical all around us and by the mother-to-be. 

This photoshoot was published in Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine. Here are some interview questions Kay answered for the magazine:

Here are some interview questions with Kay, that gives some great insights to other mommy's to be:

How did you find out your were expecting? Instinct. I knew immediately I was pregnant tested the next day and voila! Positive. 

How did you tell the father? My husband was right beside me when I tested. 

Did you find out the gender of your baby? We did! At our 20 week anatomy scan. We hate surprises lol. 

Is there a name picked out yet? Yes, Tristan :) 

How has pregnancy changed you as a woman? Pregnancy has definitely made me feel like I can do anything. I had a natural birth and labored for 29 hours to bring my baby boy Earthside. Feeling like I can conquer the world!

What advice do you wish you had  known before getting pregnant ( even if it's something gross)? The only advice I had known is to not listen to everyone's advice.

What is one thing you find beautiful about being pregnant? Being one body with two heartbeats. Something amazing in that. Knowing that I created life...pretty badass.

What would you tell someone who just found out they were pregnant? Take your vitamins, drink plenty of water, and take it easy don't drive yourself crazy reading up everything there is to know about pregnancy. Sometimes too much information can cause anxiety. 

What are your beauty must haves while pregnant? Coconut oil! Rubbed it all over my growing belly and had no stretch marks! 

Can you share with our mommies where you purchased the items you wore for your maternity session? Sewtrendyaccessories on etsy

Kind words about your photographer?

Boris is amazing. We were blessed enough to utilize him for our engagement photos and knew then that we'd have to utilize his services again! Pure talent! He's got an eye like no other. 


Brooklyn Wedding Photographer Boris Zaretsky specializes in wedding and portrait photography in Brooklyn the NYC area. Boris Zaretsky also specializes in Brooklyn maternity photography and NYC maternity photography.