Archive for the ‘beach’ Category

family of girls {orange county family photographer}

September 4th, 2014 , Posted in beach, family | Comments Off

Our paths finally crossed and was able to see this family for a photo session.

It truly has been amazing down at the beach lately.

I am so blessed not only to get to meet new families ( that have lots of connections to my friends- small world we live in)

But I get to go to work ( if you call it work-I don’t:)) in some of the most beautiful places around.

I think wow people travel here and pay a lot of $$$ to do so… what a short drive to paradise!


beautiful once again {orange county family photographer}

August 29th, 2014 , Posted in beach, family | Comments Off

Here we are once again with one of my favorite families. So photogenic they are.

This was on monday the week of the giant waves…. watching them  crash on the beach was so amazing.

We are lucky we live here.


beautiful skies {orange county family photographer}

July 15th, 2014 , Posted in beach | Comments Off

What a night! Trying to keep dry from the high tides. We had to get the shoot done as this family was here on vacation and

we have had high tides all that week. Besides that the sky was amazing and this family has been wanting a beach shoot and

what better spot than this one?

Beautiful kids that totally love the beach… kids just want to draw in the sand…. This is why I don’t rush things and I give time for play. Here is to being a kid!


seal beach natives {orange county photographer}

March 25th, 2014 , Posted in beach, seniors | Comments Off

These 3 boys were hilarious…and fun to work with. I am sure knowing boys this age it was the last thing they wanted to do was get senior images done. BUT they really were good sports. I know someday they will look back and be so happy they did this.

I also thought how fun it was to get your best friends together and do it all in one day. This was great getting their real smiles as I could only imagine what they were doing behind me to each other to get the one in front of the camera to laugh.

So here is to long lasting friendships and college!




another great year….{orange county photographer}

January 7th, 2014 , Posted in beach, children, family, kids, newborns | Comments Off

sandy toes {orange county photographer}

November 15th, 2013 , Posted in beach | Comments Off

I cant tell you how many time I do a shoot for the first time for a client and  they feel like the session was a disaster. Especially ones with real little ones. They always say “oh they are always so happy” “this is not like them today”.

I always reassure them that “I GOT IT” . Even this lil one just getting over a little cold, we nailed it! How could you be crabby at the beach right? This family is cousins with my good clients ( friends) The Mutucs.

Thank you everyone that sends me new clients!!!!! I  appreciate that so much :) I hope you enjoy your session as much as I did meeting you all!


Buell family {orange county family photographer}

October 16th, 2013 , Posted in beach, family | Comments Off

It has been a long time coming for this beautiful family to have a photo session with me.

I have known them forever and it was such a pleasure to get to spend a little time with them. What sweet kids they are.

I hope that you all had fun down there on such a beautiful night we had! They actually had these beautiful paper lanterns to light and put in the sky…

but they were not cooperating for us that night. {still need to pop over to seal and try again!}



quiet beach day {orange county family photographer}

October 1st, 2013 , Posted in beach, Uncategorized | Comments Off

What a pleasure it was to finally photograph this family! With all our busy schedules its hard to nail a time…. however I believe that once a year is so important to document your family. This is something no one ever regrets. EVER.

I loved the soft light in these shots. It was a great night down there no one around, makes it even better. Thank you for allowing me to give you great memories.




A taste of summer {orange county family photographer}

June 5th, 2013 , Posted in beach | Comments Off

Despite the SUPER high tide that was not supposed to be till later that night we really had a great shoot. We really don’t realize how blessed we are to live where we do. This has got to be one of the most beautiful spots in OC.

I truly like this family and now I see why a lot of mutual friends hang out with them on a regular basis. Super good boys and fun family for sure! I am So happy it turned out to be a lets just play and have fun kinda shoot as those are my all time favorite ones. How can you not be super light hearted and fun with 3 boys and a husband not to mention 2 big male lab dogs ( that shoot at their home to soon be posted)

So here is to the start of summer… good time and new friends!



family at crystal cove {huntington beach family photographer}

March 14th, 2013 , Posted in beach | Comments Off

Capturing the essence of family love is my thing. Not always cheesing at the camera are always my favorite shots. Not saying that composing that great portrait all posed just right is not beautiful but really I just like them to be doing their thing and step back.

I was so happy to get to finally photograph Lisa’s family this time as we have photographed her sister with their mom at the same spot which is very special to them. This time we included dads mom/dad and brother.

I truly love this beach even if I have to go thru red tape with paperwork with 2 companies to get a LEGAL permit to shoot there… its SO worth it I tell you! Low tide is the best.

I know as kids grow older the photo shoots become less and less. I start to see them infrequently as it used to be every year now as they become teenagers its every 2 years. Still finding it important to get them together. I know that when we are all old and hopefully still in touch

they will say “melinda I am so happy they we did this thru the years… as I look back now, they are off to college, I am so thankful to have these memories on my walls!”

So here is to booking the appointment even IF your husband does not really want to be there ( but who’s does right?)



Did I mention the crazy fun uncle? How fun to have him there…

I know they will be happy I made them take a walk together these shots were so sweet!

It was SO dark by this shot…. gotta love the 3400 iso at sun down :) shoot it open and fast.