Family photos at sunset at Quail Hill Trailhead, Irvine CA

I really think that family sessions get more fun the more kids you have. That probably sounds pretty alarming because I’m sure that parents with 3 or more kids get intimidated and exhausted by the idea of a family session. I get it. Life with kids is wonderfully exhausting. But here’s why I thinking it gets more fun with more kids: my style of photography lends itself to being candid and a little bit silly

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Family photos at Quail Hill Trailhead, Orange County, California

Quail Hill Trailhead provides a great location to connect as a family. The trailhead is an easy two-mile trail at the foot of Quail Hill. There is minimal elevation gain on the hike and the views are fabulous on clear days. The Quail Hill Loop is also well maintained and is easy to follow. It is also a great place to shoot if you want to bring along your family dog, as Quail Hill allows dogs on leashes. For these reasons, it is a popular location for family photoshoots

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Motherhood photo session in Huntington Beach, California

The title of this session encompasses the words “motherhood session”. As a photographer, when I hear that phrase I automatically think of mothers in beautiful dresses with long hair flowing in some beautiful field of fresh flowers and greenery or maybe a similar sort of set up at the beach. That’s definitely the photo stereotype that has evolved for the term “motherhood session”. However, for this session the plan was to do something that mom and her son do regularly together

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Couples photo shoot at Irvine Regional Park, Orange County, California

Irvine Regional Park is nestled among a grove of sprawling trees and the foothills surrounding the park are filled with an abundance of wildlife. The variety of landscape means that you can get a variety of settings for photo shoots. From rocky landscapes to green fields (although less when there’s no rain), Irvine Regional Park is definitely a great spot for a nature filled photo session

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Outdoor maternity photo shoot before baby boy M arrives

This photo shoot was the last session I scheduled before leaving the busy East Coast of the USA for the sunny shores of Orange County, and I had a blast. What's the saying, something about going out with a bang?! Mama J and I got on very well. We had a few email exchanges prior to our session. What to wear is a big decision and given they are expecting a sweet baby boy, a light blue dress seemed to fit the occasion perfectly. Because these two call Long Island home, they wanted to head into the big smoke for their maternity photo session

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