Home for the Holidays! Family Portraits

Here is this wonderful family that I have photographed at the beach, park, city hall (Pasadena) and finally in their beautiful craftsman home. Which is great to captured their lifestyle. This year they adopted a rescue dog, name Pete. Who is adored and loved by all especially Erin. She just beams when looking at Pete.  006005 004Such a cute sweater dress on Erin. Jack is ten years older than Erin so I always have to pose them in ways that you do not see the huge height difference between the two of them. 041adsc_5292-fill-lightErin has a dream bedroom with shades of pink!!!020034029

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

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.
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!!”