California Dreamin’

Over the years, I’ve had many high school seniors reach out to me from all over the country. They wanted to come to California to get photos that would stand out from their fellow classmate’ senior portraits. Here are a few of my favorite “Destination Southern California” sessions:

Robyn from Idaho dreamed of a beach shoot. I picked the beautiful Laguna Beach (known as the American Rivera) for our location, on the beach and downtown.High School Girl in White DressGirl relaxing at the beachTeenager in pink Sara from Kansas also wanted the Pacific Coast for her backdrop. South Laguna has a lovely secluded beach and Sara was thrilled with the location I picked.Teen girl at the beachTeen walking on the beachBeautiful smileSome seniors do not pick the beach for their portraits. Madison from Mississippi wanted a more Bohemian/Urban vibe for her photos.  What immediately came to my mind was the LAB “anti-mall” in Costa Mesa; It has some great backdrops that were perfect for Madison. Boho TeenBoho Teen GirlUrban Teen Girl Another Madison from a different state (North Carolina) has a passion for cupcakes and wanted to have them represented in her photos. After some scouting around, I thought that Casey’s Cupcakes at the Irvine Spectrum had the right recipe for success.  The store is visually beautiful with chandeliers and a girly pink palette – a perfect location for Madison’s portraits!  CupcakescupcakesCute Teen

One of the mothers wrote this review talking about their experience: “Kathryn is incredible! We had her take beach photos of our daughter for her senior year when we were visiting from Kansas. Her experience definitely shows – she knew exactly where and how to photograph our daughter to get the absolute best images…I am so thankful to have found her! Now we have gorgeous photos! Additionally, I want to mention Kathryn’s expert customer service and timeliness. She is a consummate professional. I highly recommend her!”

If you plan to visit Southern California, please let me plan the perfect photo session for you while you are here; you won’t regret it.

Just Kid’s Photography – Cute Boy!!

Being married to a Finnish guy has perks… I get to go to Finland. On my last visit, I had the pleasure of photographing Kosti!! He did not speak any English!! I had my husband translate and helping to make Kosti laugh! He is so cute!! Love these series of pics.Cute Kid with biig Smile

These photos were taken near a summer home that my husband has been going to since he was a little boy….It is his most favorite place in the world.
Adorable Boy's FaceThe parents loved the above image of Kosti!Boy and wooden ladderBoy in blueGoing to Finland this summer and can’t wait to see how big Kosti has gotten. Stay tune for some new photos of Kosti!!

Frank Toncar – Musician!

My daughter’s boyfriend, Frank Toncar, is a musician that has a Reggie Band called Two Days Until Tomorrow. I had an opportunity to take some photos of Frank for his new website. Love his vibe!!! Very talented, playing multiple instruments, too!Reggie Band Frank ToncarReggie Musician Frank ToncarReggie Musician Frank Toncar

Orange County Children Photography – Addie

I have known Jackie May (First Team Real Estate) since 2009 when she helped me sell my condo and found my current beautiful home in Irvine. Jackie has the most precious Grand-daughter, Addie that she wanted me to take photos for a surprise Christmas gift for Addie’s parents.Adorable girl portraitJackie wrote a google review about Addie’s Photo Session:

I can not express how wonderful my experience with Kathryn was. I brought my 18 month old grand daughter to her for some photographs so we could surprise her parents at Christmas. Well it was one of those off days for my grand daughter who was very, very tired and just not into what I had up my sleeve. Kathryn was so patient and had many tricks up her own sleeve to get Addie to feel comfortable and to look at the camera and smile. She had many props and unique ideas that set these pictures apart from anything I’ve ever seen. If you want the best quality, unique venue, with the most remarkable outcome you will let Kathryn do your photographs!!

Young girl professional photoJackie wrote to me Addie’s parents reaction to the photos: “They absolutely, positively loved the pictures!!!  I cannot thank you enough for capturing the beauty so perfectly of my little Addie! The entire day will be a favorite memory of mine!!”

 cute girl decorating treeMaking people happy with my photography is so rewarding.

Laguna Beach Couple Photography – Hayley and Frank

Hayley brought home for the holidays her boyfriend Frank. We had met Frank during the summertime and just love him. He is a sweet and talented young man. They met at Youngtown University where they’re both in the music program. Frank is a musician that has his own band that plays regularly at the House of Blues in Ohio and other venues.

One fine and warm day in December we went to Laguna Beach and Heisler Park, and I took some photos of the two lovebirds.

Here are some of my favorite images: