Lewis Family – Irvine Family Photographer

I don’t get to see this family very much during the year, but I always look forward to our shoots in the Fall. This family has so much energy and so much happiness it’s contagious.

Kelly is such a beautiful, enthusiastic person – she just radiates love and positive vibes. And oh boy, these kids… the camera just LOVES them! Little Charlie is a model already (I took an entire series of shots of her “posing” which were quite simply the cutest things ever). The girl knows how to WORK it. 🙂 And Owen is so full of life and is the spitting image of his mom. And Gavin makes me work a bit harder, but I always end up loving the shots I get since they really do seem like they are so “him”.

And as a little side note – Kelly nailed coordinating the clothing for this outdoor shoot. The colors and patterns she picked are so crazy perfect. I just love them.

Thanks Lewis Family!!

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Chatterton Family -Orange County Family Photographer

I always love my shoots at The Lab in Costa Mesa… the location is so vibrant, colorful and funky. And it was the perfect location for this family since on the day of our shoot it was sweet Sophie’s 14th birthday (how cool is that?!). We ended up doing a little mini celebration to ensure she had an extra special time at the shoot (scroll down to see!).

The Chatterton’s are such a beautiful family — have you ever seen such blue eyes?

Thanks Chatterton Family!

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Scott Family – Irvine Family Photographer

This family encompasses all the traits I adore – they are adventurous, funny, full of love for each other, completely laid back and just a ton of fun to be around. With four kids you would think there would be all kinds of drama but there never is – just six really cool people that clearly have a lot of love for each other. Which makes my job so much easier, because once they get together I just get to capture all their awesomeness!

It almost didn’t work out this year for me to shoot the Scott Family – but I’m so thankful that it did! We ended up shooting last minute at a nearby park. Lisamay recommended using one of their couches in the field and I just love how the shots came out. The red is perfect for the holidays!

Thanks Scott Family!!!

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Swanson Family – Orange County Photographer

Oh how I love this family…. they are not only our closest friends but an extension of our family. Shane and Kylie are like my second set of kids and Nicki is a second mom to my two daughters.

This is the 4th year of me doing their family photos, and every year it just gets more and more fun with them. Shane & Kylie are super comfortable with me which has its pros and cons – the biggest pro is that, because they are so comfortable with me, I end up being able to capture their real personalities. The biggest con is that they’re so comfortable with me they make me work extra hard to get their attention (which, of course, I secretly love).

This family is so full of love — while editing this session I couldn’t stop smiling. Aaron and Nicki are such great parents and Shane and Kylie are really the best kids.

Another thing I love — Kylie is a beautiful and accomplished dancer and Shane is a really talented hockey player. And every year they change into their dance/hockey clothes at the end of the session. It’s such a great idea (which I really should steal for my own kids someday!).

Thanks Swanson Family!! Love you!

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Steinmann Family – Irvine Family Photographer

Oh how I love this family! Lauren used to be a (fabulous, wonderful, rock-star) teacher at our elementary school. My Sydney was lucky enough to be in her 5th grade class, but during that time she became more than just her teacher… she became a therapist and confidant who helped guide me as a mom through some pretty interesting girl drama (something I will forever be grateful for).

Due to some family scheduling issues on my part, I ended up bringing both my girls on the shoot with me – and boy did that work out well. Sydney bonded with baby Jack immediately and he couldn’t help but smile that infectious smile every time he saw her. And Kendall and Jack spent half the time playing off to the side with a little parrot figurine (which you can see in the images since Jack never wanted to put it down). It ended up making what could have been a stressful shoot pretty easy!

And throughout the whole shoot, as I watched Lauren get drooled on and she and James wrangling their two little one’s I could see what truly awesome parents they are – they take it all in with a great perspective and a fabulous sense of humor!

Thanks Steinmann family! We had a blast!!!

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