Macro Photography – Orange County Photographer

If you are a follower of my blog, you probably know by now how much I LOVE macro photography. There is something about being able to capture something up close; to get a truly intimate view of something. I’m always enthralled with how I can look at something everyday and not really see it until I bring out my beloved macro lens.

You probably also know how much respect I have for my friend and mentor, Nick Carver. He is someone who not only is incredibly talented and takes mind-blowing pictures… he is also someone who is a phenomenal teacher who teaches his students the right way to shoot. The right way being — get your shot right when you’re shooting and don’t rely on post-processing to make it right. If you’re interested in taking one of his workshops, head over to his website and sign up.I can’t recommend his teaching enough.

When Nick offerred his first Macro Photography class at his new studio, I think I was the first one online signing up.

Here is some of my most recent macro work, which definitely improved after taking Nick’s class.


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Saint-Onge Family – Irvine Family Photographer

This is my 3rd year photographing this beautiful family. When we first started, they were a threesome…. now they are a foursome! Taylor has always been one of my favorite subjects to shoot… not only is she beautiful, but she is a sweetheart. And now with the addition of their sweet little Kendall, their shoots are twice as fun! Not to mention the fact that Kelly always finds the cutest darn clothing and accessories for her two little fashionistas! And unlike my own girls, Taylor and Kendall LIKE wearing it all, and they look adorable.

I love watching families grow from year to year – especially watching kids go from being an “only” to a sibling. It’s such an awesome transition, and it brings with it so much love and emotion. Taylor is an awesome big sister, and Kendall is always watching to see where she is. It’s so darn sweet!

Thanks so much Saint-Onge Family!

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Edie Layland - April 7, 2013 - 4:31 pm

These are lovely family portraits!

admin - April 9, 2013 - 1:49 pm

Thanks so much!

Petrie Family – Orange County Family Photographer


The Petries are such an awesome family… full of fun, lots of love, and loads of personality! I always have such a great time on our shoots together – so much so that this year I brought along two of my best helpers to join in the fun! 🙂  (see last picture to see what I mean!).

We did this shoot at the Camp in Costa Mesa. If you haven’t been there, it’s an awesome (but very small) outdoor shopping mall with independent shops and restaurants. The backdrops and walls are filled with woods, metals, and lots of environmentally-inspired materials. It was the perfect backdrop for this family and the shoot turned out exactly as I had hoped.

As it turned out, some of my favorite shots were at the end of the shoot in the parking lot where everyone got to pick out which parking spot saying fit them the best!

Thanks so much Petrie family!


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judy - March 20, 2013 - 10:12 am

im interested in maternity photos in april.
and newborn photos in may.
and senior portraits in june.

we can drive to locations except for the newborn photos.

somewhere in there i want to get the family together. im thinking at the maternity shoot
can you send your pricing or packages.
and if you give multiple discounts?

Judy Camarena

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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