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.

Maternity Photography at the Mission San Juan Capistrano

012I have photograph three of Roberta’s maternity session. Always a pleasure to photograph Roberta as she is very stylish and family is beautiful. I love her dress that she is wearing. 002003001Another great dress. 017014Besides the maternity images, I photographed each kid individually, family pics and all the kids together. 011 009The first time I photographed Sophia was four years ago. She is so beautiful. 010005Love the sister image. Their dresses are perfection. 013007004006018

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.
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Megan – Vintage Cameras, High School Senior Portraits

During my consultation with Megan, I discovered her love of photography and got to see her fabulous collections of vintage cameras. What fun it was to include her cameras in her senior session at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano. ADSC_2678 logoADSC_2724 LogoADSC_2937 Logo011 adjustmentI had fun with this image. Three of Megan in one photo!
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Best Photos of 2014

After votes from clients, friends and family they decided on the Best Photos of 2014 that I took. The number one image with the most votes was this gorgeous portrait of Sophia sitting in a window at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano. It had 29 votes because of those votes she is receiving a 16×20 wall portrait to cherish forever.

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Third place was one of my favorites from the year, Baby Christopher’s feet. The comments on this image:  So unique – makes you study it! and Very artistic.001The last image with a lot of votes was Baby Lexi in a crate. Her image had the most comments of any of the photos:

I love this little girl sitting in the box. The colors are bright but blend together really well. I like how one of the flowers on her headband matches the color of the box. Her pose is so casual natural for a toddler. She holding onto the box, but not gripping it for dear life. She looks like she’s playing. I like having the autumn too because I think everyone has that picture of playing in a pile of leaves. And toothless smiles are just too cute!ADSC_0258 LogoOk – I had to vote for this one because the second I saw it I felt happy! The little darling looks as though she is having a great time and the picture is a great mix of nature, textures, light, cuteness and really could not be more perfect! I hope I don’t mess you up because I’m going to like 2 more – but this is my favorite GREAT WORK!!!

OMG!!!! That is the most precious picture ever!!!! You are AWESOME! What a gift you have with children.

Thank you to all my clients for inspiring my photography to create some very unique images. I am looking forward to 2015!!