Maternity photos in Manhattan NYC

Having a baby is arguably the most important milestone in an adult's life. One of the best things about this line of work, is being lucky enough to capture memories of this transition to parenthood for new parents. I won't lie... This maternity session was easily my most anticipated photo session this year. The session was booked several months ago when mom and dad had only just learned they were expecting because they were just so excited about becoming parents and getting to document this special time in their lives. Many email exchanges later, including dialogue about the best wardrobe (and how amazing and beautifully feminine is mom's dress?!) and where to have the maternity photo session, I finally got to meet these two. And they were even lovelier than I was lead to believe they would be from our email exchanges. Given that our next photo session will be indoors, we took the opportunity to hold their maternity photo session outside and we hit up many of the iconic New York City hot spots, including, Central Park West, Bow Bride in Central Park, The San Remo and even Bethesda Terrace (to see another Central Park maternity session, check out this blog post). Leading up to the session we were understandably nervous about the weather. Even though it is spring in New York City the weather is still stuck in the depths of winter so it was touch-and-go about whether we could even pull off an outdoor maternity session. But New York City weather has a way of surprising you sometimes and we managed to hold the session on the one spring-like day we've had in months. These images go down as some of my favorite to date and the only thing that surpasses how beautiful these two are is how genuine and laid back they are. Their baby girl is super lucky to have this duo as her parents!

 blurred portrait of expecting mom and dad embracing each other on the bow bridge during maternity photo session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 expecting couple walks along central park west with central park in the background for maternity photo session. maternity photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 details shot of feet and footwear of expecting couple as they stand at pedestrian crossing on central park for maternity photo session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 expecting couple sit in front old church on central park west holding hands and smiling beautifully. maternity photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 expecting stands in front of lake in central park looking at the san remo building during maternity photo session. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 expecting couple walks along pedestrian crossing at 72nd street on central park west. maternity photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 close up photo of footwear and mom's expecting belly as couple walks along pedestrian crossing at 72nd street on central park west. maternity photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 expecting couple in front of entrance to subway station at west 72nd street just off of central park west nyc. maternity photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 expecting couple standing and happily giggling in front of The Dakota or the Dakota Apartments on central park west nyc for maternity photo session. maternity photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 close up shot of expecting dad holding expecting mom's pregnant belly. mom dressed in feminine purple and white flower dress. maternity photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 expecting couple stands at stairs at bethesda terrace in central park. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 portrait of expecting mom and dad embracing each other on the bow bridge in central park with nyc skyline in the background during maternity photo session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 expecting couple stands at entrace to bethesda terrace in central park. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 black and white photo of expecting couple standing at bethesda terrace in central park. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 expecting couple stands at entrance to bethesda terrace in central park new york city. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 expecting couple sits at bethesda terrace in central park. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 black and white portrait of expecting couple standing in front of The Dakota on central park west nyc for maternity photo session. maternity photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 portrait of expecting couple leaving subway station at west 72nd street just off of central park west nyc. maternity photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 details shot of expecting couple holding hands as they cross central park west during maternity photo session
 expecting couple happily giggling in front of The Dakota on central park west nyc during maternity photo session. maternity photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 black and white lifestyle photo of expecting couple walking along central park west during their maternity photo session. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 expecting mom and dad stand with noses touching on the bow bridge in central park with nyc skyline in the background during maternity photo session
 expecting couple stands on central park west people watching during maternity photo session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 expecting couple walks along pedestrian crossing on central park west with central park in the background for maternity photo session. mom wears feminine purple and white maternity dress. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 expecting couple stands on bow bridge in central park looking out at nyc skyline during maternity photo session. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 expecting couple sits on bow bridge in central park holding mama's expecting belly during maternity photo session. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 expecting couple stands in front of lake in central park with the the san remo building in the background. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 expecting couple sits on bow bridge in central park holding mama's expecting belly during maternity photo session. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 expecting couple stands in front of lake in central park during maternity photo session. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 expecting couple stands at bethesda terrace in central park new york city holding mom's expecting belly. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 close up of expecting couple standing at bethesda terrace in central park new york city holding mom's expecting belly and looking lovingly at each other. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 expecting couple walks in front of old church on central park west in new york city. maternity photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 details shot of expecting couple that have interlocked hands resting on pregnant mom's beautiful purple and white flower dress. maternity photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 portrait of expecting couple in front old church with big red doors holding hands and smiling at one another. maternity photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall

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