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:

Family Holiday Photography 2017

It is that time of year again….Family Holiday Photos!!! I met Val back in 2008 for head shots. Since then I have photographed many milestones in Val’s life. Documenting when she had cancer, getting married to Charles, many family photo sessions with her son Jordan and step-daughter Charlie. I feel so privilege to photographed this beautiful family.
Love the expression on Charlies face in the Naughty/Nice image.

Val absolutely adored the muted image of her and Charles. It was a favorite!Always like to get couple images besides family and individual images. 

Big Brother – Orange County Maternity Photography in Laguna Beach

I photographed Aiden when he was a baby and now he is going to be a Big Brother.
He was so enthusiastic about taking photos.There are so many new maternity dresses for photo shoots available today then there was 10 years ago.
The baby is a girl and I look forward to meeting her in a couple of months.

Laguna Beach Family Portraits in Emerald Bay

I love meeting up every year with families that I have photographed many times. Especially with generations with the Grandparents. The Grandparents live in Laguna Beach at the beautiful Emerald Bay and when their son, daughter-in-law and grand-daughter come to visit from Reno every summer, we meet for their annual photo session. 002 Just happened to get lucky to have a sailboat in the background.

008009The grandmother loved this image of Lauren and is ordering a wall portrait. That is what I like about the beaches in southern California we have so much vegetation with flowers and cactus plants growing. You can get many different backgrounds besides the sand and ocean. 011At Emerald Bay, they had a building that I popped Lauren in front of as I liked the color and lines.

006The Grandmother had this to say about the images, “OMG..so cool, they’re adorable”. Which makes me so happy.

Holiday Portraits for Children

Erin and Jack’s annual holiday portraits took place this year at the Pier in Santa Monica. ADSC_8268 LogoThese images of Erin were taken under the pier and the light was beautiful. 002Underneath the pier are all these orange boats. Great backdrop for Jack.
003080I love all the intense colors at the pier. 006Jack is 10 years older than Erin. There is a real height difference so I had to keep that in mind when posing them. 009Sunset Image! Perfect backdrop with Ferris wheel and pier.