Swanson Family – Orange County Photographer

I think my friend Nicki and I figured out that this was our sixth or seventh shoot together? How crazy is that? The coolest thing is that Nicki has been so diligent about getting prints ordered and hanging up so many of the images of her family over the years. It’s so great to have them up, on the walls to see everyday. (PSA: print your images, people! I promise you won’t regret it!). 🙂

Nicki and Aaron decided to sit this one out this year, so I was able to focus just on these two awesome teens. Shane is still very much into hockey and Kylie is still rocking it in dance. And every year I get to take a quick snapshot of them showing how much they love doing what they do.

Whenever I shoot these two it’s like I’m shooting my own kids… this family is our family. And it makes it all the more fun. And just like with my own kids, I can’t seem to grasp how quickly these two are growing up!

And be sure to look for the newest addition to the Swanson family this year! Their sweet new puppy Molly!

Thanks Swanson Family! Love you all! xoxo

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Schaffer Family – Orange County Photographer

Family photo shoots are stressful. For the parents. I get this. Oh how I get this.

I have many clients that choose to only have their kids in the photos every other year. Which takes the pressure and stress off of everyone. And these shoots end up being lots of fun and super relaxing – especially for the moms! 🙂

This shoot was one of those fun and relaxing ones. I’ve been shooting this family for a few years now and this year is was Elizabeth’s and Rebecca’s day to shine. And shine they did!  They always make my job so easy. They are so much fun and they both have a wicked sense of humor which always makes for such a fun shoot. These two bring out the best in each other and it’s always a blast to see.

Thanks Schaffer girls!

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Gillman Family – Orange County Photographer

To say this was a fun shoot would be an understatement… this is a family that knows how to have a good time! They are constantly laughing and cracking up at each others’ jokes. And you have to give props to Mom Michele… the only girl in a household of boys. And I can tell you that she holds her own with no problem whatsoever! 🙂

It was a special shoot for the family since their oldest, Jake, will be off to college next Fall. It’s so great that they captured this special time in their lives before he leaves the nest. Stay tuned for Jake’s senior session to come next Spring (can’t wait!).

Thanks Gillman family!!! xoxo

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Lewis Family – Orange County Photographer

So…. this blogging thing has gotten the best of me. While I try to blog every single session, they always seem to get away from me. Especially during this crazy busy holiday season!

This family has been featured on this blog many times as I’ve been shooting them since the kids were little ones. It’s always so cool to see how fast everyone is growing up and how their personalities change and develop.

Gavin, Owen and Charlie are so much fun to shoot. Charlie is a professional model already. I just put her in front of the camera and she just OWNS it! Gavin, who used to be much more shy is definitely coming out of his shell and enjoying being in front of the camera. And Owen.. my goodness I don’t think I’ve seen a more photogenic kid!

Thanks Kelly and the Lewis clan!

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Hudson’s Senior Photos (Orange County Senior Photography)

Tis the season for senior photos! And, as usual, I am behind blogging these sessions…. but it’s so worth the wait because I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this session with Hudson.

Hudson is the son of my friend Susan who I know through club volleyball. And if you have any kids in club sports you know how crazy it is. And by crazy I mean… hold on to your butts and pray you don’t lose your mind kind of crazy! But Susan and I bonded over the craziness and a friendship was born. 🙂

Hudson is her oldest and a ridiculously good tennis player. He is a nationally-ranked player and will be attending Carnegie-Mellon in the fall on a tennis scholarship. How cool is that? And not only is he an amazing tennis player he is also a really great kid. Funny, polite, smart. The whole package. I see a great future for you Hudson!

Thanks Susan & Hudson!!

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