Outdoor maternity photo shoot before baby boy M arrives

This photo shoot was the last session I scheduled before leaving the busy East Coast of the USA for the sunny shores of Orange County, and I had a blast. What's the saying, something about going out with a bang?! Mama J and I got on very well. We had a few email exchanges prior to our session. What to wear is a big decision and given they are expecting a sweet baby boy, a light blue dress seemed to fit the occasion perfectly. Because these two call Long Island home, they wanted to head into the big smoke for their maternity photo session. We totally lucked out with the weather as well. The weather report was initially looking dire and it was slated to rain with heaps of thunder and lightning. The thunder and lighting came but before it did, we got some gorgeous sun rays and the three of us (technically four) snuck outdoors for this session. It's pretty much a given that I adore and get on with the families I am lucky enough to shoot, but it's an added bonus when we have things in common, and this two love to travel. The conversation really started getting going when I heard about an awesome trip they'd just had in Sedona, Arizona, which included one of my favorite activities - hiking. They excitedly told me about their plans to travel to Iceland and I told them how much I loved it when we went there. But I feel like we barely scratched the surface of the vast Icelandic landscapes when we visited a little over a year ago. I think their little guy is super lucky to have parents that are going to teach him to explore the world. Travel is a gift not everyone gets to experience but it's fair to say nothing will stop this adventurous family from continuing to see the world. Scroll below to see one of my favorite maternity sessions to date and the beautiful pregnancy glow of one of the loveliest mamas-to-be!

 double exposure image of couple taken during outdoor maternity photo session. photo by orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of pregnant married couple hugging each other on cobble stoned street during outdoor maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall photography
 portrait of expecting mom taken from angle below while she wears a lovely light blue maternity dress holding her big and beautiful pregnant belly during outdoor maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 black and white details photo of feet of expecting couple backlit with bright sunlight while standing on cobble stoned city street. photo by orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 pregnant married couple stand in the middle of busy and bustling street with heads touching and looking out at the city streets for outdoor maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall photography
 candid image of pregnant married couples hands. image by orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 close up black and white portrait of married couple standing in the middle of busy city street with bridge in the background while husband touches wife's beautiful pregnant belly during maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall photography
 candid portrait of pregnant married couple laughing together while holding hands in front of beautiful children's carousel during lifestyle maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 double exposure portrait of married couple sitting down and looking out at the busy cityscape during outdoor maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall photography
 portrait of expecting mom taken from peaking behind tree leaves while she wears a lovely light blue maternity dress holding her big and beautiful pregnant belly during outdoor maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 bird's eye photo of pregnant married couple sitting down together on river pier while expecting mom holds her beautiful pregnant belly during maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 blurred black and white portrait of expecting couple during outdoor maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall. Dad looks over mom's shoulder looking down and holding her pregnant tummy
 details photo of married couple holding hands in front of children'ts carousel while their dark shadows fall in front of the camera during lifestyle maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall photography
 candid image of pregnant married couple taken from below while holding hands with beautiful blue and white sky in the background. image by orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 black and white portrait of married couple standing with their foreheads together and looking at each other lovingly during lifestyle maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 close up portrait of married couple standing in the middle of busy city street while husband holds wife's pregnant belly for outdoor maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall photography
 candid image of pregnant married couple walking along the street with gritty brick wall in the background during lifestyle maternity photoshoot. image by orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 candid photo of pregnant married couple swinging around and being silly on river pier during lifestyle maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 close up candid portrait of pregnant married couple laughing together while holding hands in front of beautiful children's carousel during lifestyle maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 candid portrait of pregnant married couple making a love heart with their hands while sitting on a park bench in front of a river during lifestyle maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 portrait of pregnant married couple sitting down together on river pier during lifestyle maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 black and white details photo of pregnant married couple holding hands in front of ceautiful children's carousel during lifestyle maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 close up portrait of pregnant married couple laughing together and sitting down on river pier during lifestyle maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 candid image of pregnant married couple taken from below while holding hands with beautiful blue and white sky in the background. image by orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 candid image of pregnant married couple walking along the street with brick wall in the background during lifestyle maternity photoshoot. image by orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 portrait of expecting mom in beautiful light blue maternity dress holding her big and beautiful pregnant belly during outdoor maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 candid moment captured of married couple standing on rocks in front of river with the city in the background for outdoor maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall photography
 landscape portrait of expecting mom taken from peaking behind tree leaves while she wears a lovely light blue maternity dress looking lovingly at her big and beautiful pregnant belly during outdoor maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 black and white portrait of expecting mom while she she holds her big and beautiful pregnant belly during outdoor maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 portrait of expecting couple during outdoor maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall. Dad looks over mom's shoulder looking down and holding her pregnant tummy
 black and white portrait of expecting dad holding wife's pregnant tummy during outdoor maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 married couple stand in the middle of busy city street while husband holds wife's pregnant belly for outdoor maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall photography
 portrait of expecting mom in light blue maternity dress holding her pregnant tummy during outdoor maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of expecting married couple standing on cobble stoned street and holding hands during outdoor maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall photography
 candid portrait of pregnant married couple sitting on park bench together looking out at the river and the city during lifestyle maternity photo session with orange county family photographer krystil mcdowall

Krystil McDowall is an Orange County family photographer. If you're interested in viewing more of my work, check out my portfolio or contact me so we can discuss documenting some memories together. I also publish my images on my Instagram feed and would love for you to follow along.