Home for the Holidays! Family Portraits

Here is this wonderful family that I have photographed at the beach, park, city hall (Pasadena) and finally in their beautiful craftsman home. Which is great to captured their lifestyle. This year they adopted a rescue dog, name Pete. Who is adored and loved by all especially Erin. She just beams when looking at Pete.  006005 004Such a cute sweater dress on Erin. Jack is ten years older than Erin so I always have to pose them in ways that you do not see the huge height difference between the two of them. 041adsc_5292-fill-lightErin has a dream bedroom with shades of pink!!!020034029

Mission in San Juan Capistrano Family Photography for the Holidays

The first time I met Andrea was about three years ago to photograph her son, Josh for his senior session. Since then I have photographed the family several times. Josh has a beautiful girlfriend with the greatest smile. It was great addition to the family session to have her there. It maybe fall but the flowers were in full bloom at the Mission.
001Andrea006 AndreaSuch a gorgeous door at the Mission. The wood work is amazing. Perfect to frame Jonah in. I liked getting high up above to take the image below. It is always great to get a different perspective.
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Family Photography in Laguna Beach

The first time I photographed Lauren she was four years old. I recently looked back at those images and I can see all the changes in Lauren. It is rewarding to me as a photographer to capture these moments of Lauren’s childhood. Lauren’s Grandmother has ordered a wall portrait of this image. Seagull, footprints, beautiful girl = perfection!!001ADSC_5137 LogoI love images of children walking.

ADSC_5120 logo042009Lauren happily surrounded by her parents and grandparents. This young girl is so loved by her family. ADSC_5169 LogoThe above image is one of my favorite from the shoot as the family was looking out to the ocean, I asked Lauren to look at me. What a beautiful smile. 008063ADSC_5237 LogoLast image was taken near a park that is close to the beach.

Winter Beach Family Portraits

A beautiful winter day in Laguna Beach with a wonderful family. It was the perfect weather not too hot or cold for our shoot.ADSC_2082 LogoADSC_1980 LogoLexi has the most amazing eyes. I love this beach in Laguna as it has so many great backdrops. ADSC_1971 LogoADSC_2021 Grunge006072040Could not get more perfect, a seagull in the image. 093ADSC_2026 Logo097112 Logo116Catalina Island is in the background.

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!!