reese thomas photography

Orange County CA Newborn Photographer, Best Orange County CA Newborn Photographer, Orange County CA Newborn Photography

Family Maternity Outdoor Photography Session

The King Family

Family maternity outdoor sessions in Orange County are some of my favorite sessions – especially when everyone is super excited to be there, and the King family was excited to be there! The kids were so sweet to each other and so excited for their baby brother on the way. As a mom, it is one of life’s greatest joys to see the love my kids share for each other (most days -ha!). The love that this family shares is so special – and it came through in every image.

I almost always recommend outdoor family sessions because everyone is able to relax and be ‘themselves’. Also, Orange County has some of the most beautiful parks and great weather, so why not take advantage! There is so much texture, color, and open space. I always try to shoot during golden hour (or shortly before if there are trees that filter the light) because it adds a beautiful golden glow to the images.

There’s no getting around that this is a beautiful family, but mom and dad did such an amazing job getting their kids ready for this session. When littles are joining in, preparation can really make all the difference in their attitude. Sometimes it’s as simple as reminding them every day that ‘in X days we are going to take pictures at the park and then go for ice cream’. Or take out your phone and practice saying ‘cheese’ a few days in advance. For my son I always get the best smile when I ask him questions that I know will make him laugh like, ‘hey Keegan, are you a Vactor Truck?’ Gets him every time!

Family Maternity Outdoor Sessions – Behind The Scenes

My job starts well before your shoot, and one of my favorite parts of the job is planning. Of course, you are free to style your own session, but I love when families are open to letting me do some of the work for them (and really you have enough to do – so I’d like to make the rest as easy as possible). This family was totally open to letting me plan wardrobe. I stock a large array of garments and accessories that you are welcome to use during your session. The best part is that everything I have already coordinates, so it’s easy to mix in a few basics here and there from your own closet.

The pictures captured are natural, beautiful, and timeless. I am so excited to share some of my favorites from my session with the King family:


Reese Thomas Photography is located in Orange County California and specializes in newborn photography, maternity photography, baby photography and family photography.

Reese Thomas Photography is new to Orange County, but Fawn was one of the top professional newborn and family photographers in the Charleston area for over 4 years before relocating to California at the end of 2018. It’s a big move, and rebuilding is hard and patient work!

To view more work and get to know Reese Thomas Photography a little better, please visit my NEWBORN MATERNITY and FAMILY portfolios. If you would like to book a session (and receive a discount for being with me from the beginning!), please CONTACT me. You can also stay up to date with the latest from Reese Thomas Photography by liking my FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages. They do so need the love, haha!



delighted to serve families in Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Rossmoor, Fountain Valley, Tustin, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.