Family Photography at the Historical Mission

This is my third year of being a member of the historical San Juan Capistrano Mission Preservation Society. The Mission is one of my favorite places to photograph families. I had a wonderful family session in July with this lovely family.

ADSC_6182 Logo018 LogoCollageEvery time, I photographed at the Mission is a treat. The above door used to be the entrance to the Mission gift shop so now that it has been relocated the door is closed and I can use it for a great backdrop.057I love walking images and the expressions on the faces of the parents convey their love for each other. Bradey  CollageThe youngest in a window is cute.
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Baby,Children and Family Photography – The Mission San Juan Capistrano


In October, I had my mini sessions for the holidays at The Mission in San Juan Capistrano. I photographed a baby with his parents, families and children over two days. Baby Ben is six months old and cannot stand so I put him between his parent’s feet to show how small he is at this age. One of my favorite images.
Expression is very important in photography. What a great expression on Baby’s Ben face.Love the above image. Fun to do a different look for family portraiture. The Mission has lots of windows and doors perfect for creating interesting family portraits. Lighting is very important in my photography. I’m always looking for where the light is and in this photo it was bouncing off a white wall to her left, illuminating the hair. Young teen in window = cute photo!This is Chloe, whom I did entire blog on her photos from the Mission session. 

Chloe – The Mission San Juan Capistrano

Every year, I photograph Chloe, and her Mother is great about planning out Chloe’s wardrobe. We had three changes of clothes, shoes, head bands, etc… The entire shoot from start to finish was one hour!! We were hopping!!! The above is one of my favorite images as I like Chloe’s expression and I popped a light to illuminate her gorgeous hair.I always like to do close-ups, love the light in Chloe’s eyes. All natural light.
This dress is perfect against this door. Chloe looks so beautiful. She is staring at her Mother. Very sweet.