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 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!!”

Family Photography in the City for the Holidays!!

Kate, Robert, Jax (their faithful dog), Lisa and Jack, I have been photographing since 2009! The first time I photographed Kate she was a toddler. Lots of changes.
072 Logo close upWe did a city shoot in San Juan Capistrano. Full of holiday cheer!! 043 Logo 017 LogoI am feeling old as Jack never heard or eaten any Cracker Jacks in his life!! 089 LogoPerfect lighting for the top and bottom image. Kate got her model pose down!! So cute!097 Logo066 050 Logo 123 logoChristmas lights and poinsettia plants = an awesome Holiday Portraits!!!
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Family Holiday Photography – Laguna Beach

Lynne is one of my favorite clients. Always so thoughtful, kind and organized. I have photographed her lovely family three times. Lynne built a beautiful home in Laguna Beach, and we did her family photos there. What a gorgeous home!!!085 Logo 5x7 croppedLynne used the above photo for her change of address card.038 Logo 8x10 cropped verticalLynne adores her sweet and beautiful Grand-daughter, Lauren.
002 LogoI just fell in love with this stone bench and knew that I would use it during our shoot.
001A Logo Extended Wall BackgroundThis is what I call the circle of love image.Logo Cassie and Laurn=enThese photos are so endearing of Mother and daughter.004 Logo

003. LogoImpressive glass installation and Lauren looks beautiful. 079 Logo107 LogoTaken just before the sunset and everybody looks so happy.