Schaffer Family – Orange County Photographer

These two girls are so fun to shoot… I love how they let themselves have fun and just go with it! Plus you can tell how much they really love each other. Rebecca is always cracking me up and it’s refreshing how she doesn’t take the whole thing too seriously (a good lesson for us all I think!).

Like all the kids I know, they are growing up much too quickly! I’m honored to get some shots, though, that will hopefully become wonderful memories of this awesome time where they are still “Not-too-grown-up-but-not-too-little”.:-)

Thanks Schaffer Family!!


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Saint-Onge Girls – Orange County Photographer

It is so fun catching up with my clients every year, especially when I get to document the growth of such beautiful kids.

This is my 3rd year photographing this family… you might remember them from these posts from 2010 and 2011. Their beautiful daughter, Taylor, has been one of my favorite subjects to shoot – she is so bright and has such an awesome personality.

This past year they had another beautiful baby girl named Kendall, and their mom, Kelly, contacted me to do a shoot with just the girls to mark Kendall’s 6th month birthday and Taylor’s first year of preschool. Needless to say, I was SO excited! Kendall is just as beautiful as Taylor, and at 6 months old she’s already a pro in front of the camera!

I get to do another shoot with the whole family in November, so I get to take even more shots of these two cuties!


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Yosemite Love Part I – Orange County Photographer

I had the chance to go to Yosemite National Park a few weeks ago. If you’ve never had the chance to go, I highly recommend it. It is filled with so much history, so much significance, so much beauty. It’s one of those places you go to and are constantly in awe of the natural beauty surrounding you.

There are a lot of recognizable locations in Yosemite. Many of them are recognizable because of Ansel Adams and his work (and if you go, visit the Ansel Adams gallery in Yosemite Valley!). Half dome is probably the most familiar to tourists…. Here’s a shot of Half Dome I took from the peak of Glacier Peak.

It really is so majestic. What is even cooler is that my husband and 3 of his friends actually CLIMBED this big rock back in June! Crazy, right? It took them ELEVEN hours to hike to the base, to go up, and then to hike back out. After seeing pictures of what it took for him to get up to the top, I’m just glad that I didn’t know how hard it would be before he did it or I would have been much more worried about him than I already was.

Yosemite is also a photographer’s dream – everywhere you look there is something to shoot! No wonder Ansel Adams decided it would just be easier to live in Yosemite Valley all year long so he’d never miss a shot.

I will share many more shots that I took in the weeks to come. For now, I wanted to share this one of my two favorite people. This was at Glacier Peak after the sun set – how lucky were we to be there to see the full moon rising over beautiful Yosemite Valley?

And this shot is a testament to having a camera with high ISO capability…. This shot was taken well after the sun had set with very little light at ISO 6400. Sure, there is way more noise than I would ever settle for in a family portrait, but not enough to ruin this awesome moment!




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Hoyt Family Portraits – Orange County Photographer

Right after I had this awesome shoot, I went on vacation. When I got back, my computer crashed when I was ALMOST finished editing their session. After getting that fixed, I go online to post the photos to find out that my blog had been hacked and it was no longer active. Honestly…. when it rains, it pours.

Thankfully, I was able to finish editing this session with this awesome family. I don’t get the chance to photograph teenage boys (young men?) very often, but it was a ton of fun. Like most kids they wanted the shoot over quickly, but overall they made it a lot of fun! And geez, are they handsome. AJ has this whole “James Dean” look going on, while Hayden has this fiery red hair which goes with his personality. Kari is a great friend and loyal client – you may recognize her from my boudoir shoot with her last year (go over to my other site, Jennifer Imus Boudoir, to check her out!).

Thanks Hoyt Family!


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