Heritage Hill Historical Park – Family Photography

First time photographing at the beautiful and historical Heritage Hill Park in Lake Forest. Fully restored historical buildings and lovely scenery that preserves some of Orange County’s rich culture heritage.  I always photograph in color but felt this historical venue was perfect for black and white photos. Andrea love this image so much she ordered a wall portrait. I photographed Josh many years ago for his high school senior session. Since then he has gotten married to Jamie. Such a cute couple.

Always a pleasure to photograph Andrea and Terry. They’re so much in love and have been married a very long time. Jonah is really growing up. Looking forward to next year’s photo session with this wonderful family.

Family Photography Session – Laguna

My favorite time of the year is meeting up with families that I have been photographing for years and catching up. Andrew has grown so big in one year. It wonderful to seeing the changes year after year.I love this image of Andrew. Lisa and David were celebrating their wedding anniversary. I had to get some photos with just them in it. This is one of my favorites. It is the little things that help in posing as I told them to have their heads touched. Making this image more special.

It always great to photograph at different angles. I like being high up above. Can’t wait to photograph this wonderful family in 2018!!! We are planning a session at Soka University in Aliso Viejo.

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. 

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.

Family Portraits at the San Juan Capistrano Mission

I have many returning families coming back year after year for family portraits. Robert, Lisa and their two children Jack and Kate, I have photographed at the beach, park, urban but never at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano. Which is always one of my favorite places for the incredible architecture. 024Jack is now taller than his Mom!!!
002029Love the doors at the Mission020003More great doors with character!060073We finished the shoot in the nick of time as it started pouring rain. Can’t wait to see Robert, Lisa, Jack and Kate for their next photo shoot.