A Stroll in the Park with Beautiful Family Photography

The last time I photographed this beautiful family is when their youngest, Hazel, was a baby. So nice to see them back for a family session.
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Whimsical Family Portraits for the Holidays!

I have been longing to do use a sofa outdoors in my family portraits. My goal for this holiday season was to make my dream come true. It was quite an undertaking; first I had to get permission from Laguna Niguel Regional Park to bring a sofa to their lovely park, then I had to find the perfect sofa, rent a truck and get the families to do the shoot. I found THE sofa and seven families. My families were so excited and loved the concept! I have gotten such a great response to their images. They’re so unique and everybody is using them as their holiday cards. A big thank you to Diane @ Laguna Niguel Regional Park, my awesome boyfriend Mikko, for assisting me that weekend and our friend Brian (I made those guys move that sofa all over the park until I found the perfect spot).

Adding props like popcorn really made for some fun images!


The lighting was so beautiful & such a lovely expression on her face. Perfection!

Love when we have dogs in family portraits. They're a big part of the family!

This park is awesome with so many wonderful backdrops like the bridge!

I photographed a set of two twins that weekend. These good looking young men and one year old girls!

Here is the other set of twins!

So cute! Love the expression on the baby's face. I'm so happy with the pillows I picked out for the sofa.

This pillow is as big as the baby which I like to show a lot in my photography. They're only tiny for so long!

My AMAZING boyfriend, Mikko! He cracks me up.

Of course, I had to get an image of me on the sofa!