Maternity photos in Stuyvesant Square NYC

So I was pretty excited to meet this expecting couple. As is often the way, I got an email from Mama M inquiring about a maternity session and it was clear to me that she wasn’t shopping around for a photographer. Some people are really drawn to your art, and those are the folks you generally get on best with, and that is exactly who this couple is. Mama M was needlessly complimentary about my images in her exchanges with me, but the story behind her wanting a maternity photo session resonated with me on a personal level. You see, she had been thinking of doing a newborn photo session for awhile, but it wasn't until some time though her pregnancy that she realized how important and sentimental she was about bump photos (to see another recent maternity photo session, check out this blog post). She said we “have fallen so in love with our bump and the micro-human growing inside”, and that is how it happened with my first pregnancy. It took me more than a few months to warm to the idea of doing a maternity photo session. So I knew I had to meet this Mama, and a few email exchanges later our session was locked in. An added bonus to the session was how fun Dada B was behind the camera. Understandably, men are generally not quite as comfortable and the star of the show for maternity sessions is always the expecting mama, but with dad's theater background, he was a total character. Adding to the general warmth I felt from this couple was that our session was taking place in my old hood - we used to be neighbors. So our walk around Stuyvesant Square literally felt like I was catching up with old friends and I couldn't be happier that we were able to make this session work. P.S. How cool is the term "micro-human"?

 candid photo of expecting husband and wife making silly faces in the park during their nyc maternity photo session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 black and white close up portrait of expecting dad kissing mom's forehead while mom's laughs during maternity photo session in stuyvesant square nyc. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of expecting mom and dad sitting on park bench with dad touching mom's belly during maternity photo session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 image of husband and wife holding hands in the air making a love heart shape during outdoor maternity photo session in a park in new york city. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 blurred image of expecting mom laying down on park bench during maternity photo session in nyc. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 blurred photo of expecting husband and wife holding hands and mom holding her pregnant belly as they walk in stuyvesant square park during maternity photo session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 portrait of expecting husband and wife with their eyes closed during outdoor maternity photo session in new york city. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 close up image of hands of expecting husband and wife as they walk in stuyvesant square park during maternity photo session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 black and white photo of expecting mom and dad sitting on park bench in stuyvesant square with dad touching mom's belly and mom laughing during maternity photo session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 close up image of shoes of pregnant husband and wife walking away from the camera during outdoor maternity photo session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 portrait of expecting mom laying down on park bench straddled across dad's lap with both parents looking at the camera during maternity photo session in stuyvesant square nyc. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 black and white maternity portrait of expecting mother holding her big pregnant belly and looking down at her belly while sitting in her bedroom during maternity photo session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 blurred image of pregnant husband and wife in the park during their nyc maternity photo session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 black and white candid photo of expecting husband and wife hugging and laughing in the park during their nyc maternity photo session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 close up portrait of expecting mother holding white knitted baby shoes in front of her pregnant belly during maternity photo session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 portrait of expecting mom smiling for the camera while her husband's arms are wrapped around her for a hug. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 portrait of expecting mom and dad sitting on park bench in stuyvesant square with an emphasis on mom's pregnant belly. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 image of pregnant husband and wife in the park with pregnant mom walking along park bench while her husband holds her hand during nyc outdoor maternity photo session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 image of expecting husband and wife holding hands walking in stuyvesant square park during outdoor maternity photo session in new york city. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 close up image of pregnant husband and wife holding hands and walking away from the camera during outdoor maternity photo session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 black and white photo of expecting mom laying down on park bench across dad's lap during maternity photo session in nyc. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 close up photo of expecting dad touching pregnant belly of his expecting wife during maternity photo session in nyc. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of expecting husband and wife sitting on park bench in stuyvesant square during maternity photo session in nyc. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 image of expecting husband and wife holding hands walking in stuyvesant square park during outdoor maternity photo session in new york city. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 close up maternity portrait of expecting mother's pregnant belly in black and white dress while she's sitting in her bedroom during maternity photo session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 candid photo of pregnant husband and wife in stuyvesant square park during their nyc maternity photo session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 black and white image of husband and wife holding hands and having fun during a park stroll during their nyc maternity photo session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 image of husband and wife in the park and holding hands looking into each other's eyes during their nyc maternity photo session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 maternity portrait of expecting mother sitting on park bench by flowers and looking down at her pregnant belly. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 black and white maternity portrait of expecting mother sitting in her bedroom and holding her big pregnant belly. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 maternity portrait of expecting mother's hands holding her big pregnant belly with her hair dangling into the image. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 close up portrait of expecting mother holding white knitted baby shoes in front of her pregnant belly and looking down adoringly at the shoes during maternity photo session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 image of pregnant husband and wife holding hands and walking away from the camera during outdoor maternity photo session in stuyvesant square park. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall

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