My Family Photography Session- Orange County Family Photographer

Ten years ago, I met the most amazing person that would become my husband, Mikko. Through this marriage, I gained two beautiful daughters – Hayley and Mia. When Mikko suggested taking family photos while Hayley was home during her Christmas break, I realized that I had taken many photos of the girls throughout the years – but never of all of us together as a family.

I got to appreciate what my clients go through at their end before a shoot. Hayley has always had beautiful natural blonde hair, but unexpectedly this time came home as a brunette instead!  After the initial surprise, I realized she actually looked great as a brunette. Pulling together the wardrobe did not go as originally planned either. I had a black color theme in mind, but wanted to break it up a little. Hayley was going to wear a black top with white piping in it, a top that belongs to her younger sister. My mistake was waiting until the day of the shoot to discover that the top did not fit her. Despite surprises and last-minute wardrobe changes, we pulled it off and got loving pictures of the whole family as well a beautiful image of the sisters with their Dad.  I guess the whole thing just went down like the name of a classic play by Shakespeare: “All’s well that ends well”.

P.S. I surprised Mikko for his birthday with a few beautiful wall portraits from the shoot!!

Orange County Newborn Session

Baby Ayvah – 14 days old. Such a beautiful baby!!!Did a series of images with Ayvah’s big brother Aiden.  I love how Aiden is looking down at his sister and Ayvah is looking at her big brother. So cute and sweet.The above image is my favorite. Just hanging out with my big brother.

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.

From baby into Childhood – Orange County Children Photography

I took this photograph back in 2010 of Baby Cianna. This month I met up with Cianna and her Mother to photograph her seven years later.
We went to Santa Monica Pier for her photo shoot. Cianna in the photo below is looking at her Mother. Love all the bright colors at the Pier. Perfect for children or a family session. Of course I had to get one image of Cianna at the end of Route 66!!Looking forward to photographing Cianna during her teens years.

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.