Orange County Family Photographer


Wondering what a photo sesh with me is like?

It doesn’t matter your family’s shape or size, whether you’re gay or straight, yin or yang, married or not. I just want you to come with your people, in whatever form that takes. I document the lives of families and the ever-evolving love that sustains it. Your session with me is simply a time to connect and be engaged with one another. At times, I will give you direction or prompts to keep things moving in the right direction but, at other times, I’ll be hangin’ back and observing the unique dynamics and love going on.

I’m not going to try and make your session with me exactly like the last one I did. I also shuck popular trends and styled shoots. Each of my sessions is as unique as the families you see in my images. No two families are alike and no two sessions are the same. This is absolutely what keeps me on my toes and also one of the things I love most about being a photographer.

 orange county family photographer. Photo of mom and dad relaxed at top of the world laguna beach california for outdoor family photo session
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Wanna see more imagery?

If you’d like to get a better sense of my candid creative style, click through my portfolio to see some of the highlights from the fabulous families I have spent some time with.


Get to know me a bit better

Every now and again you come across people who love their job – that’s me. Yep, I’m one of those happy people that loves what I do. But I didn’t always create artful imagery. I used to have a boring day job that did nothing to harness my creative side. While once upon a time I was a hobbyist photographer, my love of photography kept growing and growing and eventually I knew it’s how I wanted to spend my days.

If you want to know a bit more about me, including my love of incredibly strong coffee and deadpan humor, press the button below.

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Get in touch

Now that I've introduced myself, why don't you tell me a bit about yourself? I'd love to hear from you (and I'm super friendly and responsive!)

k r y s t i l . m c d o w a l l @ g m a i l . c o m

(347) 216-7470

Krystil McDowall Photography

Orange County Family Photographer

Orange County, CA

Phone: (347) 216-7470

Let's chat!


Available hours

I'm available any day of the week and I strive to be as responsive as possible. Unless I'm shooting, sleeping or toddler wrangling you can expect a response pretty quickly (ie usually within a couple of hours but definitely within a day).