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Michaela’s Maternity Photoshoot at the Algodones Sand Dunes

Updated: May 9

On November 14, 2017, Michaela and her 5-year-old daughter, Esi, piled into our car and headed on four and a half hour road trip, Southeast, to the Algodones Dunes for an EPIC Maternity photoshoot…and quite the wild adventure!

The Algodones Dunes is a large stretch of sand dunes located in the southeastern portion of California, near the border with Arizona and the Mexican state of Baja California. In fact, we were only 17 miles from the California/Arizona border! One heck of a day trip, even without the whole nine months pregnant, photoshoot, 14 hour day, and a 5 year old on top!

When we got closer to Algodones Dunes, we saw a calming stretch of sand along the base of the mountains 30 minutes before we arrived to the dunes themselves. As we pulled into the recreational area and got out of the car, it