LeDone Family – Costa Mesa Family Photographer

I love the LeDone Family! Roshani and Clark are two of the nicest people, and Devin is smart as a whip and as sweet as they come. Roshani and I have been great friends since Devin was in kindergarden with my oldest (he had a little crush on her, and she adored him – and they still have a special bond five years later).

Roshani and Clark bid on this portrait session with me through our school fundraiser, and I was SO glad she won! It’s always so much fun when I get to shoot people I adore!  :-) It took a while to get the shoot on the books (and we had to reschedule one time since The Lab in Costa Mesa was hosting a fashion show that afternoon and the place was packed), but it was worth the wait for sure.

I’m loving the color with the backdrops in the session, but mostly I am in love with THE LOVE between these three! It is evident in every shot…

Thanks LeDone Family!! xoxoxox!!!

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Crail Family – Costa Mesa Family Photographer

I’m loving that so many of my clients have been asking for colorful backdrops this year. Don’t get me wrong… I absolutely LOVE shooting in nature, especially the beautiful and varied kind we have here in Southern California. But it’s always fun to change things up!

I’ve done quite a few shots now at The Lab in Costa Mesa (with more coming to the blog in the next few weeks). The cool thing about it, too, is that it’s perfect for families with boys who would rather not do the flower-filled fields, or heart-shaped props. It’s a bit gritty, very eclectic, colorful and offers fun backdrops for very cool family portraits.

My friend Steph has two awesome boys: Alex and Andrew. They are very cool, hockey-loving boys who fit in perfectly at The Lab. In fact, I would say that it was an awesome fit! I loved how much fun we had hanging out (with a coffee break in the middle of my shoot by the way… how cool is that?).

Thanks Crail family! xoxoxo!

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Potter Family – Irvine Family Photographer

How awesome is it that I get to photograph family as part of my job!?

Sheila is my husband, Ron’s, cousin. She and her beautiful family live up in the Los Angeles area so we don’t get to see them as often as we would like (which is crazy seeing that LA and the OC are really not THAT far away from each other!). My kids ADORE their kids, who are technically their second cousins (I think?).:-) So Ron and our girls came along on the shoot which made it even more fun for everyone. I got to combine family time with work and a playdate… super fun!

Sheila picked an awesome park in Irvine for her shoot, and we were lucky to have one of our beautiful Southern California late afternoons with beautiful sun and gorgeous sky. All in all, it was a great day with great family!

Thanks Potter Family! Love you guys!

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Swanson Family – Newport Beach Family Photographer

I look forward to this shoot every year… Nicki is one of my closest friends which makes it one more opportunity to hang out with her and her awesome family! The only way it could have been more fun would have been with cocktails.:-)

We were a little worried the day of the shoot that it was going to be stifling hot thanks to our lovely (a.k.a. awful) Santa Ana weather we’ve been having. But thankfully because we chose the Balboa Fun Zone in Newport Beach, we ended up with perfect weather. And this place is so much fun – so many backdrops and so much color! The kids especially had fun going to the Balboa Candy store at the end of the shoot where I paid up on my “bribes” for getting them to cooperate (not that I even needed it!).

And like every year, I get to shoot the Shane and Kylie in their hockey and dance gear which is super fun!

Thanks Swanson Family! Love you guys! Xoxo


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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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