Outdoor Maternity Photos

Outdoor Maternity Pictures by Jennifer McNeil Photography

When it comes to pregnancy photos there are typically three general locations where you can have them taken. The first is in a professional photo studio. The second is at your home or another indoor location.  The third is an park, beach or nature trail for outdoor maternity photos.  It is the last option, outdoor portraits, that provide a more organic and natural look.  Jennifer McNeil Photography has taken photos across all of Orange County in various parks like Irvine Regional park and Santiago Canyon. As well as popular beaches in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach.

Irvine Regional Park – a fantastic park for capturing pregnancy photos

Tucked away behind the foothills of Irvine and Tustin is the Irvine Regional Park.  The location allows for come great photos among huge grass fields, tall eucalyptus trees and secluded oak groves to capture the beauty of your pregnancy.  While there is a small parking fee for this OC Park, it is one of the largest in the Orange County Parks system.  With plenty of room to get away from the picnics and the family reunions to find a quiet location to focus on getting lovely outdoor maternity pictures.  Due to it’s popularity on weekends, planning is required to ensure you are able to enter and find parking.

Inside the park is the Orange County Zoo and a the Irvine Park Railroad.  Both are available for photos if you want to walk on the wilder side or need a historic moment from the past with their locomotive.  If you have wanted a more natural looking maternity session surrounded by trees, shrubs and some golden lighting, then Irvine Regional park is where you need to take your maternity photos.  Trust Jennifer to get you to the right spot, looking as beautiful as ever and giving a huge smile.

Details on the Park: Address: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869 | Open Daily Fall/Winter 6am-6pm Spring/Summer 6am-9pm | Parking Fee $3 per vehicle


Aliso Creek Beach Park – the ideal location for beach maternity photos

Located in the city of Laguna Beach, this Orange County beach is the perfect location for capturing your outdoor maternity photos.  The beach is ideal for both the warm sunsets that give off a stunning golden tone that lend so well to silhouettes.  As well as being a magnificent location to get the tan sand, blue sky and white waves of the Southern California style. See her full gallery of maternity photos on her website.  The beach there has enough room for the sunbathers to gather some rays and for you and your photographer to find a corner of the beach for photo against the rock face, in the waves or even in the tide pools.  Don’t miss out on your opportunity to get great outdoor maternity photos at the beach.  Contact Jennifer now to begin to document your journey to motherhood.

Details on the Beach: Address: 31131 South Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92652 | Open Daily 6am-10pm | Parking Fee $1 per hour

Booking Outdoor Maternity Photos

When to contact Jennifer McNeil Photography to book your session?  The sooner the better.  Outdoor maternity photos take more planning than photo studio sessions.  Therefore, it is wise to plan a little earlier than normal to allow for additional dates to reschedule for bad weather.  Please note, if the weather is fair, and a session is cancelled by the client, there is a reschedule fee required.   For more information, visit Session InformationNewborn and Maternity Photo StudioStyling Your SessionQuestions & Answers, and Soothing Baby During the Photo Shoot.

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