Family Photography Session – Laguna

My favorite time of the year is meeting up with families that I have been photographing for years and catching up. Andrew has grown so big in one year. It wonderful to seeing the changes year after year.I love this image of Andrew. Lisa and David were celebrating their wedding anniversary. I had to get some photos with just them in it. This is one of my favorites. It is the little things that help in posing as I told them to have their heads touched. Making this image more special.

It always great to photograph at different angles. I like being high up above. Can’t wait to photograph this wonderful family in 2018!!! We are planning a session at Soka University in Aliso Viejo.

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.

Family Portraits for the Holidays!!!

Love this holiday seasons as I am photographing beautiful families. This particular family the venue was Santa Monica Cliffs as the couple had sentimental memories as they got married there. Here they’re many years later with two kids.
030The couple loved the above image and ordered a 20×16 wall portrait. 002-logoOne of my favorite images. adsc_5181adsc_5147-croppedadsc_9856A melt down turned into a beautiful capture of real life. 011adsc_5206-cropped

Family Photography – Craig’s Regional Park Fullerton, California

Katie and Jack 2008 005 PSDReally a pleasure to photograph children over the years and see the many changes in them. Here are Jack and Katie in 2008 and now in 2016. Eight years have gone by so quickly. Such wonderful kids. 033Katie, Jack and their parents, Darcy and Steve backyard is Craig’s Regional Park. What a great place for the kids to play.
001 logoADSC_0391 Warm tonesLove the dreamy look of Katie!ADSC_0337Jack is catching up with Katie in height. 067ADSC_0416Here are Steve and Darcy.
ADSC_0432Can’t wait to photograph them again. ADSC_0445 8x12 cropped

Family Photography in Laguna Beach

What a fun session I had with a family from Seattle visiting California on their summer vacation. A family of ten, with Grandparents, too! Two sets of twins!!! Cousins, Clover, Estella, Astrid and Adria !! DSC_5992 logoA big thank you to Larry from Rock Art from the Heart for letting me use his Love letters as that made this photo so special.
026 logoIf you look closely in the distances of this image you can see people waiting to dive in to the water. Of course, I like the cousins arms thrown around each other.
ADSC_8942 LogoFound these beautiful starfish for the kids to pull for the shoot. 003  PhotoshopGreat colors really make this images pop. Briana 004 Logo002 Photoshop001 Photoshop077  PhotoshopThe kids with their parents
074 Portait Filter to pop color043 Photoshop Filter048087  Photoshop093I like the last image of the family in motion with the waves and the laughter on their faces. I got the nicest comment after the family saw the photos, “It has been so fantastic working with you.  I wish I lived in Orange County so I could recommend you to more people!!”