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.

10 Year Journey Continues with Children Photography

When I started photographing children ten years ago, I knew just how important their expressions were – be it laughter, a cute smile or just their own natural look.

The joy I experience when parents see the images I captured of their children is always so rewarding. Working with the children year after year, I have the privilege to watch them grow up through my camera lens. It is really gratifying to go to their homes and see all the photos that I took throughout the years and know that I was a part of their lasting memories.

Here are some of my favorite images from my first ten years:

I got Chloe, Ellie and Dean to laugh by making them say something silly about their dad…it just cracked them up!

Photographing two sets of twins that are all four years old could be challenging, but I managed to get some great images – this is one my favorites.

Three brothers who are just so cute; Adam, Travis and Max.

I have been photographing Lauren since 2011, the year I took this photo. She lives out of state but her grandmother resides in Laguna Beach. Her grandmother loves this image and ordered it as a canvas wall portrait. The colors of the sky are beautiful in this timeless image.

Photographing Porter in front of this large door shows just how small he was at that moment in his life.

Jack is 10 years older than Erin. There is a big height difference that I had to keep in mind when posing them. This image from 2014 is one of my favorite images of the two.

I was photographing a kids’ party when I happened to look down at the rent-a-clown’s feet.  Noticing the juxtaposition of the little girl’s feet next to the clown’s big shoes, I knew I had a great photo the parents would love! Later, I found out that the beautiful ankle bracelet the little girl is wearing was designed by her mother.

From the same party, I love the image of this young girl with her mesmerizing blue eyes.

The first time I photographed Chloe was in 2009.  It was a very cold day, but she was such a good sport throughout the shoot. I have been delighted to photograph her many times since.
Luke looking up at me, sitting amongst the fall leaves…pure perfection.

Looking forward to the next 10 years photographing many more children…….

Bailey Class of 2017 – High School Senior Photography

Second time photographing Bailey. First time was many years ago for a family session. It was nice to see her and catch up with Bailey and her Mother.
005We photographed at the Lab/Camp in Costa Mesa. Which is such a photographers heaven with great backdrops and the light is perfection. 006The pretty white dress Bailey is wearing is for the dress she will wear during graduation. 007113013 copyI have photographed many high school seniors and families at the Lab/Camp. I always have at least one image with a background I never used before like this floral backdrop that is wall paper across from a hair salon.
062002001Bailey plays the piano and has a love for music so I created this image with the musical notes. 003

Mia Class of 2017 High School Senior Session with Guitar

In Mia’s second shoot, we focus on her guitar. She has been taking guitar lessons at school during her senior year. Practices daily and has gotten so good.
DSC_7463 copyDuring the shoot, we had three locations for a 90 minutes session. I had this planned out before hand so it could be really quick. DSC_7347DSC_7421DSC_7428I found this building that was so colorful and perfect for the guitar images. DSC_7371DSC_7383 croppedDSC_7435DSC_7442After taking guitar images, I switched  Mia over to a dress that she wore for homecoming party during her junior year. I love this dress. Pretty in Pink!!DSC_7290DSC_7331DSC_7259Next up: Prom photos! We got the dress, too! Coming in May stay tune…..

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.