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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Schaffer Family – Irvine Family Photographer

I always know that it was a good shoot when I can’t stop smiling during my editing session. 🙂

I’ve known the Schaffer family for years and I’ve watched these two grow into really cool, really beautiful young girls. They are funny, crazy smart and really, really happy which is refreshing and contagious! Rebecca has a personality that can fill a room, and while Elizabeth seems more comfortable as the serious one, she ends up being pretty darn funny herself when with her sister! I don’t think I’ve laughed this much during a shoot in a very long time!

Thanks Schaffer family!

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Potter Family – Balboa Fun Zone Photographer

I love getting to take pictures of our extended family. Sheila is my husband’s cousin and her girls and my girls consider themselves not only cousins, but besties. The four of them get along like four little old ladies chatting, playing and giggling for hours. Naturally we made this shoot out to be a family affair which made it even more fun.

I especially love that Sheila brought along her mom, Lee. It’s so special capturing images with different generations represented – you just know that those moments are going to be cherished for many many years to come.

The Balboa Fun Zone is also one of my favorite locations at which to shoot – so much color and personality. It goes great with these girls and their awesome personalities!

Thanks Potter Family! xoxo!

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