Family Portraits for the Holidays!!!

Love this holiday seasons as I am photographing beautiful families. This particular family the venue was Santa Monica Cliffs as the couple had sentimental memories as they got married there. Here they’re many years later with two kids.
030The couple loved the above image and ordered a 20×16 wall portrait. 002-logoOne of my favorite images. adsc_5181adsc_5147-croppedadsc_9856A melt down turned into a beautiful capture of real life. 011adsc_5206-cropped

Family Photography – Craig’s Regional Park Fullerton, California

Katie and Jack 2008 005 PSDReally a pleasure to photograph children over the years and see the many changes in them. Here are Jack and Katie in 2008 and now in 2016. Eight years have gone by so quickly. Such wonderful kids. 033Katie, Jack and their parents, Darcy and Steve backyard is Craig’s Regional Park. What a great place for the kids to play.
001 logoADSC_0391 Warm tonesLove the dreamy look of Katie!ADSC_0337Jack is catching up with Katie in height. 067ADSC_0416Here are Steve and Darcy.
ADSC_0432Can’t wait to photograph them again. ADSC_0445 8x12 cropped

Mission in San Juan Capistrano Family Photography for the Holidays

The first time I met Andrea was about three years ago to photograph her son, Josh for his senior session. Since then I have photographed the family several times. Josh has a beautiful girlfriend with the greatest smile. It was great addition to the family session to have her there. It maybe fall but the flowers were in full bloom at the Mission.
001Andrea006 AndreaSuch a gorgeous door at the Mission. The wood work is amazing. Perfect to frame Jonah in. I liked getting high up above to take the image below. It is always great to get a different perspective.
014 Andrea036 AndreaGreat expression. 030 AndreaI pulled back the color on this image to make the family pop more in the image. 005 Andrea057 Andrea007 Andrea

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.