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…….

Lacey and Lauren – Twin Photography

Lacey and Lauren’s annual photography session. Always a pleasure photographing these sweet and beautiful twins. Their Mother always has such gorgeous dresses, jewelry, shoes, etc. for them to wear. Just loved their dresses. 001 Logo Photoshop009 PhotoshopWe photographed at their home. I brought a backdrop that would compliment the colors of their dresses. 010 PhotoshopI also brought this pink chair which Lacey is sitting in. I really do plan out the session prior to the shoot. 012 Photoshop093 Photoshop003 PhotoshopLacey is the taller of the two sisters. They’re not identical twins.

Emma’s One Year Birthday Photos

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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!!

Children Photography Orange County @ the Mission

Gorgeous and sweet twins, Lacey & Lauren. They love dressing up and their Mother was great in planning out their wardrobe with me. We went through their closets pulling out dresses, shoes, jewelry and hair pieces for the shoot. 047 LogoADSC_5148 LogoThe above image is my favorite as I love how their feet cannot touch the ground.ADSC_5149 LogoADSC_5171ADSC_5212 Logo006 Logo