Sarah’s Senior Session

95% of the time the weather in Orange County is damn near perfect. And as a natural light photographer, this makes my job a lot easier. I’m ALWAYS looking for the light. That warm, buttery, beautiful light that can give images such a magical feel. I have gotten so used to shooting with the sun that I had actually forgotten how awesome it is to shoot on cloudy days.

For this shoot we were hoping for sun, but instead we got a little of that June gloom. And it was fantastic. While I was editing these photos I was thinking… I need to get out more on those partly cloudy days. The feel of the shoot is certainly different than my typical shoot with sun, but I sure do love how these images came out!

It always helps when I have such awesome clients, too. Sarah is basically a rockstar kid… she’s beautiful, sweet, funny, polite and crazy smart. She was an absolute joy to shoot and made my job so much fun. She is off to the University of San Diego in the fall. I know she is destined for really great things in her future and I can’t wait to see it unfold!

Thanks Sarah! Best of luck!

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Lauren’s Senior Session

This time of year is always so busy for me and my family, but I’m always so excited to fit some senior sessions into my crazy schedule!

This one was especially fun since I’ve known Lauren and her family for what seems like forever. I’ve watched Lauren over the years grow into this beautiful young woman. She is a seriously-accomplished dancer, an awesome student (she’s going to CU Boulder in the Fall!) and incredible person. It’s always bittersweet watching these kids I’ve known for so long spread their wings and head to college, but I know Lauren is going to take the world by storm!

Good luck Lauren!!! Can’t wait to see great things from you in the future!!

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Chatterton Family – Orange County Photographer

Growing up in Michigan I always had an image in my head of what “California” people looked like… basically very beautiful, very blonde and striking blue eyes. Now that’s not to say that everyone out here looks like that, but there are certainly those people that fit the bill. And the Chattertons fit that to a tee.

This is my second time shooting this family… the last time was two years ago at the Lab in Costa Mesa which has a very urban, very cool vibe to it. But this shoot feels so much different. With the long grasses and the beautiful light… it just seems to fit the beauty of this family so well.

Thanks so much Chatterton Family!!

 

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Munson Family – Orange County Photographer

This family is simply awesome. I’ve been photographing them as their family has grown since little Presley was one. And now she’s four. AND now she has the cutest little sister, Reagan.

The best thing about these guys is that they are so chill. They always go into our shoots relaxed and ready for anything. And I can tell you from experience, that is a huge accomplishment when you have two little ones under the age of 5!

And these two little ones… just scroll down to see how adorable they both are. And those eyes! We only had an hour to shoot at the San Juan Capistrano Mission, but we ended up with some great shots (and we even got some with everyone looking at the camera, Tiff!). 🙂

Thanks Munson Family!!! You guys rocked it!

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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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