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.

Family Photography in Laguna Beach

What a fun session I had with a family from Seattle visiting California on their summer vacation. A family of ten, with Grandparents, too! Two sets of twins!!! Cousins, Clover, Estella, Astrid and Adria !! DSC_5992 logoA big thank you to Larry from Rock Art from the Heart for letting me use his Love letters as that made this photo so special.
026 logoIf you look closely in the distances of this image you can see people waiting to dive in to the water. Of course, I like the cousins arms thrown around each other.
ADSC_8942 LogoFound these beautiful starfish for the kids to pull for the shoot. 003  PhotoshopGreat colors really make this images pop. Briana 004 Logo002 Photoshop001 Photoshop077  PhotoshopThe kids with their parents
074 Portait Filter to pop color043 Photoshop Filter048087  Photoshop093I like the last image of the family in motion with the waves and the laughter on their faces. I got the nicest comment after the family saw the photos, “It has been so fantastic working with you.  I wish I lived in Orange County so I could recommend you to more people!!”

Family Photography in Laguna Beach

The first time I photographed Lauren she was four years old. I recently looked back at those images and I can see all the changes in Lauren. It is rewarding to me as a photographer to capture these moments of Lauren’s childhood. Lauren’s Grandmother has ordered a wall portrait of this image. Seagull, footprints, beautiful girl = perfection!!001ADSC_5137 LogoI love images of children walking.

ADSC_5120 logo042009Lauren happily surrounded by her parents and grandparents. This young girl is so loved by her family. ADSC_5169 LogoThe above image is one of my favorite from the shoot as the family was looking out to the ocean, I asked Lauren to look at me. What a beautiful smile. 008063ADSC_5237 LogoLast image was taken near a park that is close to the beach.

Romantic Couple Photography Session in Laguna Beach

A lovely couple, Dagmar and Garry, from Hong Kong bought a charming cottage in Laguna Beach as their second home. They asked me to photograph them at their home & their favorite place to walk along the beach.DSC_9049

052 8x12 006 8x12 Seas the Day and the pelican just adds ambience to this delightful cottage!

005 5x7DSC_9048041 8x12Love how the pillow below has their names along with all romantic couples fictional and real. So romantic!!!DSC_9055002003 LogoAmazing views from their deck. DSC_9073010 8x12009 5x7064 5x7012014 8x12015 5x7001 16x20 LogoMy favorite image from the session. The look of love on Garry’s face is captured forever!!

DSC_9127Last beautiful image of their home just as the sun had set for the day. Another gorgeous day in Laguna Beach.