C & E were so adorable and she is just radiant with that pregnancy glow! We enjoyed a beautiful evening together at Riley Wilderness Park in Coto de Caza and I thought it was so lovely that they had an idea to incorporate daddy’s profession (he’s with the LAPD) into the session! It was a memorable time for me, and hopefully for them as well. I can’t wait to meet their sweet little one! Enjoy your sneak peek guys!Read More...
Tori was one of my favorite Senior portrait sessions that I never got around to blogging! You may recognize her picture from my homepage header or from the entry in the Orange County Fair recently. We had a fabulous adventure out in the woods of Riley Wilderness Park in Coto de Caza and what made it even more fun was my daughter, Kate, came along to help! Tori is super fun and very natural in front of the camera, so that made getting some great images a piece of cake! Enjoy the rather belated sneak peek!Read More...
Wow – things have been a little bit crazy around here – kids out of school, family vacation, moving to a new place and all of the fun that entails and meanwhile shooting several sessions a week – it all leads to a very neglected blog! Thanks to all of my clients who have been so patiently awaiting their “sneak peak” appearances on the blog! The Bloom family foremost among them! This was such a fun-loving group and I had such a great time getting to know them! Thanks a ton for a great time in Coto and for all of your patience waiting for your images! Enjoy your “sneak peak” – good things come to those who wait – your sneak peak will be an extra-long one! Cheers!
In honor of the new arrival of sweet baby Olive, I am posting a few images from her parent’s maternity session! More to come of her sweet brother and sister as well as more maternity portraits – but here is a fun little teaser from the session we did a month ago! Shot on location at one of my favorite places- Coto de Caza. Some of these images will be hanging life size (well almost) in the new Orange Coast Women’s Medical Group Irvine Office. A huge congratulations on the arrival of your little one Jason and Mandy! Enjoy your sneak peak!
What could be more fun for a little boy than chasing down rabbits and playing with big sticks and climbing tree stumps? Probably sitting for portraits with the rest of the family wouldn’t be the first on most 4 year-old’s lists, but you would never know it for this young man, who is always so well-behaved and cooperative at every session! Now his little sister was another matter altogether. A perfect angel, really, but it’s just so hard to sit still when you are one and a half and there is so much of the world to explore! I have loved getting to know this sweet and stylish family! They are so fun and happy together! And I loved the color scheme too – the purples went so well with the greens and golds of Coto de Caza. Which, by the way, is so perfectly beautiful this time of year! The turning colors of the leaves made a beautiful fall contrast with their spring session earlier in the year!
I love it when a family feels so comfortable around me that they can let their guards down and just be themselves during their session. Such was the case this year with the “R” family. Of course, it helps that this was the fourth year in a row of taking their family portraits – they know how I work and aren’t afraid to ask things like “can I take some pictures with your camera now?” I wanted to find a different kind of location, having done two beach portraits and a park in the year’s past. So I thought of one of my favorite new locations near Coto de Caza as being a good choice. When they all showed up in flip flops though, I realized I hadn’t clearly communicated my plans of tramping through the brush to get rugged look I was going for! So we stayed on the trails for the most part, and still had a great variety of shots to choose from! All in all we had a fun time (in spite of the bugs and the stickers) and some gorgeous light and ended up with some memorable images. What made the occasion even more special was that it was the last week before their oldest daughter Grace was leaving across the country to go to school (our loss, Wellesley’s gain). So we made sure to get some special pics of just Grace with her parents and siblings!
So, my favorite twins are moving… to the Temecula Valley (Aguanga to be exact). I am going to miss them and our almost monthly visits with my camera greatly! It has been so much fun to see them grow, and their unique little personalities develop. They have blossomed into beautiful young ladies – they are not babies anymore! And I will miss their mother dearly as well – she has become more than a great client -she is a true friend. Thanks for everything Renee – and especially for all of the special time making and capturing memories. This day was no exception. We had a fabulous time together out in Coto de Caza, hiking and exploring and enjoying new adventures together. And just as we were coming back, we stumbled upon some deer – which did not seem too afraid of me and my camera. It was a memorable way to end the day. We got so many great shots – I had a terrible time narrowing it down to just these to post here… but there are many more waiting for you in your gallery, Renee – very very soon!
The girl name Vanessa comes from the Hebrew word which means, “Butterfly..” It also stems from the Indian word which means, “Butterfly.” Vanessa is also the name of a genus of butterfly that includes the Red Admiral and Painted Lady.
So, I guess you could kind of say that I have a thing for butterflies. So when one of my favorite clients (and friends), Renee suggested a butterfly themed session for her friend Janna, I was all for it! More about Renee, and her incredibly creative photo session ideas in my next post! But for now I just have to share some images from this gorgeous session with Janna and her girls! I always like to say that every session is an adventure, and this session was no exception. It’s always fun to shoot in a completely fresh new location, and this is a location that I just LOVE! There are a million beautiful places…
So we started off on this winding dirt trail….