10 Year Journey as a Photographer – Orange County Photography

I started my photography business in 2007 and along the way I have met many incredible people that have let me tell their stories by capturing those brief moments from babies to adulthood. I feel so honored to be a part of so many people’s photographic memories. To have clients turn in to friends and to be privileged to record special moments for them has been a remarkable time for me.

For this month, I am going to share my favorite images throughout my ten-year journey as a photographer – first up are precious baby images dating all the way back to the beginning in 2007.

When I am doing a photo shoot with a baby, I really feel like I am stepping into a very intimate moment between the parents and their baby. Seeing that bond there is just amazing and it is great to capture that in unforgettable images so they will always remember the special moment and love they had for their baby.

I photographed cousins – Lily and Cash. They were born to two sisters within one week of each other.  Lily’s blue eyes just popped and Cash had these rolls of baby fat that were so perfect!

Annalise was 10 days old (at the time, the youngest baby that I had ever photographed). I had this vision of a stork bringing her home and incorporated the Special Delivery sign.

I photographed a couple that was expecting their first baby for their maternity; they knew it was going to be a boy. We did their photoshoot at their home, so I got to see Caden’s nursery with a baseball theme to it. Caden’s dad conveyed to me how much he loved baseball and could not to wait to teach his son to play. That inspired this image with Caden and his dad’s baseball and mitt – a picture they ended up using on Caden’s birth announcement.

Pink was the color inspiration for Charlotte’s session. When Charlotte suddenly clasped her hands together and looked up at me I knew the image was going to be flawless. The parents loved it.

I had been waiting for a warm day to photograph a baby outside. Found this huge banana leaf to place baby Beck in. I remember having to make sure the leaf was warm before setting Beck down on it.

I had the pleasure of photographing Baby Cianna four times during her first year. One of the best things about being a portrait artist is that I get to watch these kids grow up. It’s like seeing a caterpillar turn in to a beautiful butterfly. I’m always in awe at the many changes.

Baby Ben was six months old and not yet able to sit up without falling over, so I propped him using his parents’ feet showing how small he was at that age.

I went to Imaging USA Trade Show and fell in love with a blanket of roses. I bought it and have used this lovely prop during many photoshoots for babies. This image was one of the first wall portraits that my clients ordered. Seeing a wall portrait in print that I created for the first time was really rewarding to me. I have used this image of baby Stephanie many times myself at shows and for advertising.

Baby Wyatt’s blues eyes are looking at his mother. It was such a tender moment that really touched my heart.

Stay tuned for my blog on favorite childhood portraits…..

Audriana’s Six Months Photo Shoot

Back in October, I photographed beautiful baby Audriana’s Newborn session. Fast forward six months later. I love photographing baby’s at this age as they’re so engaged full of expressions, smiles and giggles. Plus, the added bonus they do not walk yet and can’t escape. What I noticed immediately during this shoot are Audriana’s gorgeous blue eyes. Just like her Daddy’s eyes.
ADSC_0090 LogoOne of my favorite images. Audriana is wearing a dress that was a gift to her. It is precious so I am glad that I got to document this lovely dress in photos. ADSC_0085 LogoADSC_0043 LogoADSC_9945 LogoPretty in pink!!!!ADSC_9882ADSC_9878 LogoADSC_0186 Logo 8x12 croppedThe shoes are another gift for Audriana. She is already a stylish girl. Stay tune until October when I photograph Audriana first Birthday.

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Baby Zyra

Sweet Baby Zyra. Age: two months. I love when when a baby smiles for their first professional session. ADSC_2542 Logo004Zyra is such a cutie!ADSC_2574 LogoADSC_2524 Logo007

Baby Genevieve

Love this shoot of baby Genevieve. Her Mom had pierced her ears. So cute!!001005002009007011

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!!