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.

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!!”