The stunning golden sunsets of Jumeirah Beach are some of the most beautiful in the world, making it an ideal setting for family photoshoots.

And they gave our signature photographer Peter an unforgettable backdrop as Noaf was joined by her family for an exquisite pregnancy photoshoot in Dubai.

The mum-to-be took her daughter Ayah to visit the Turtle Lagoon at Jumeirah Al Naseem resort and was later going with husband Thamer for the Dubai family shoot. For the first part of the shoot, Noaf was wearing a stylish black-and-white striped maternity dress, with Ayah wearing a cute outfit to compliment her mummy’s impeccable choice of clothing.

Amid the swaying palm trees, mother and daughter watched the turtles for a short while before later heading down to the beach just as the sun was starting to set, turning the beach into a magnificent vista.

For the second part of the shoot, where the family posed for beach photos, mum was wearing another stunning maternity outfit - this time a checkered dress with lovely peach and white colours. Ayah changed into a gorgeous grey, black and white top with a delightful ballerina skirt, all topped off by a white bow in her hair.

Little Ayah had fun playing on the beach during the shoot, running on the sand before collecting and inspecting seashells. She is already excited at the prospect of meeting her baby sister, who will be named Monirah.

Fittingly, the name Monirah originates from an Arabic word meaning ‘glowing’ or ‘one who enlightens’, the perfect accompaniment to the gorgeous hues of the sky during the Dubai beach shoot that day. Mother and daughter made for perfect subjects during the beach shoot, holding hands on the beach before mum slipped off their shoes and they both paddled in the surf together.

Dad joined the family in the evening, dressed in a crisp black shirt and beige trousers, to play with her daughter and give her a loving hug.

For the last part of the shoot, mum switched into a luxuriant black long-sleeved top and fashionable white and-grey pinstripe trousers.

Here at Filmatography, we feel that the best pregnancy photos are about capturing the loving bond between the family, and documenting the joy that they are sharing together as they prepare to welcome a new life into the world.

The Dubai beach photos showed the family enjoying tender moments together. When Monirah is born, the family will get to bring another little girl to the beach, where she will play with her big sister and join her family while they are all looking out at the same beautiful sunset.