Orange County Family Photographer

2016 Holiday Mini Sessions are here! Orange County, CA

It's that time of year!  Time to update your family pictures and get those holiday cards out early this year.  I am offering mini sessions on 3 different dates with limited time slots which will fill up fast so make sure you get signed up quickly.  Please note a signed contract and full payment is due at the time of booking.  Also, a $25 fee will be applied to each additional person over a party of 5.  Use the link below to select your time and date! SIGN UP TODAY!

Holiday Mini Sessions



The T Family | Crystal Cove Beach | Newport Beach, CA

Most of my summers are spent photographing weddings but I do have an occasional family session which is a nice change for pace from the usual fun and craziness of a wedding day.  This beautiful family contacted me a few months back that they were vacationing in Southern California and wanted to have a beach session.  We decided on Crystal Cove in Newport Beach since there are so many gorgeous areas to go.  I had such a great time with them and hope they will come visit me again on their next trip! Newport Beach Photographer Newport Beach PhotographerNewport Beach PhotographerNewport Beach PhotographerNewport Beach PhotographerNewport Beach PhotographerNewport Beach PhotographerNewport Beach PhotographerNewport Beach Photographer

Fashion Friday! La Mirada Family Photographer

It's been a while since I have done one of these and with holiday sessions coming up it is about time.  Today I am photographing a wedding in Temecula at Wilson Creek Winery so look for a sneak peek to come shortly.  Have a great weekend and don't forget to book your session for holiday cards soon before they are all booked up!

A week of firsts | La Mirada Child Photographer

After having 2 boys it was inevitable that when I did have my daughter I would be putting her in ballet.  I have been waiting for this day and she was too.  We went out and got the leotard, ballet skirt, tights and ballet shoes (I drew the line at a tiara).  When today arrived she was so excited.  She pretty much chattered through the entire thing, ran all around and hung on the ballet bar but she had the best time.  She is usually all around boys and ends up playing whatever they want so it was fun to watch her giggling and being a princess with the other girls.  Earlier this week she started a little pre-school program so this has been a big week for her.  And an even bigger one for me.

My own with a new lens | La Mirada Child Photographer

I have a few weddings coming up in the next couple of weeks so I rented a new lens to play with.  Since my boys are at an age where they are fairly uncooperative I took my daughter out to practice.  She is starting to dread my camera coming out but she isn't quite there yet so I can usually get her to sit for a few minutes.  She will be starting preschool this week and when I look at these pictures I just can't believe how quickly she has grown. I had to throw in a cool macro shot of a dragonfly that landed on my porch.  My middle son found it and was fascinated by how big it was.  Through my picture he was able to see it up close and magnified and that provided hours of questions about insects and a fun learning opportunity.

Happy Birthday to my little daredevil | La Mirada Child Photographer

My youngest is 3 today.  It's gone by so fast and knowing that she is my last I have tried to slow down and enjoy every minute.  Sometimes I have been succesful but most days she has me running and I can't keep up.  She is by far the most adventurous of my 3 kids and I know she will go far.  I just hope I can keep up.

Downtown Fullerton Styled Shoot | Fullerton Photographer

I had the opportunity  this past week to join a bunch of photographers from the Orange County area to do a walk around Downtown Fullerton and take some pictures with some fabulous models against an awesome backdrop.  It was great to network and talk "shop" and also learn some new stuff.  Can't wait to do this again. OC Shoot This! Photo Group - Styled Shoot Event - 7.18.10 Event Produced by Joelle Leder (Shoot This! Photo Group & JLP Model & Talent)

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"A" Family | Orange County Family Photographer | Anaheim Hills Photographer

I had a super fun session on Friday with the "A" Family.  It even included 2 cute dogs that wanted in on the action.  These boys were so good and I think we got some great shots for Mom, Dad and their Aunt.  I hope you enjoy your sneak peek and I can't wait to show you some more!

If this image doesn't describe life with 4 boys then I don't know what does!

Baby J | Orange County Child Photographer

I don't think I have ever met a more good natured and smiley baby.  This little guy was so easy going and ready to give up the smiles.  We took some pictures of his cousins for Grandma and I think she will love them as much as I do.

Irvine Regional Park | Orange County Child Photographer

So many girls!  These 6 cousins are cute as can be and all so well behaved.  This session was so easy for me but maybe not for the parents who really had to work to have everyone looking and smiling while I was clicking away.  But I think we captured some beautiful memories that will make all the hard work worth it.  I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!

Kitty is 9 months! | La Mirada Child Photographer

I first photographed Miss Kitty as a newborn and my how she has grown.  Now she is 9 months old and getting ready for her baptism.  She was all smiles and giggles and just the sweetest little thing.

Baby Flair Boutique | La Mirada Family Photographer

Recently I was browsing on Etsy for some cute headbands for Kaia and came across Baby Flair Boutique, an awesome shop based out of Southern California.  The owner Alyson was so accodmmodating when I needed a quick turn around and got the headband out to me in record time.  I was fortunate to be able to do some work for her and photograph some new products.  Alyson's work is flawless and these items are so high quality and super cute.  Make sure you check her out and tell her you heard it here!

La Mirada Newborn Photographer | Baby E!

This session was sort of a last minute thing so I came terribly unprepared with no backdrops, props, etc.  Just me and my camera.  I was so glad I had the opportunity to meet this special family.  Baby E has been a dream for this family and his arrival was much anticipated and a long time in the making.  Thank you Jen and  Aaron for letting me into your home.  I hope you love your sneak peek!