Archive for the ‘family’ Category

fast fwd 1 year {orange county photographer}

May 1st, 2014 , Posted in children, family | Comments Off

What a perfect day for a really great family! I love to see how the kids interact with each other and I love getting to see what one year’s difference makes with little ones :)

Seems like yesterday I was there at their home meeting them all for the 1st time. The light was perfect as well as we lucked out shooting before the heat wave!

Here is to the perfect set up… one of each! what a great gift for sure.



blessed grandma {orange county photographer}

January 10th, 2014 , Posted in family | Comments Off

I sure miss this wonderful friend of mine living across the street from me. Years ago she moved closer to her daughter, since then not a day goes by where I don’t think of her and all the chats we had about gardening.

We have been to visit but as you know life gets busy. I send cards every year but, seeing her made me miss her evermore. How blessed are these grandkids having such a wonderful lady to look up to.

Her stories of her life growing up during WWII just captivate you.

I am so happy that I got to document you all together this year. Busy lives and some living far away… this was so great to get to do for you all.

So here is to Maria:)


another great year….{orange county photographer}

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

beautiful friend {orange county family photographer}

November 20th, 2013 , Posted in children, family | Comments Off

Nothing better than photographing your friends. Especially when they are amazing photographers.

I know how much this means to them as we do this daily for others and just like the manicurist with bad nails we are often the last ones to get photo sessions of our own families done.

Especially this time of year we are CRAZY trying to get our clients images online so they can get their cards and order in for the holidays.

So I had to spot on this one and blog about her… how thankful I am to have people like Megan in my life.

Here is to a beautiful friend and a beautiful friendship!


LIL COUNTRY {orange county photographer}

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

So here we are with one of my fav peeps the Brandenburgers. Mom says we want to wear our boots for this shoot and show a lil country this time. So I think I nailed the spot for them for this!

This first photo just says to me …. I love you all, this is what we live and die for is this… Family. Nothing compares to family. Thinking about that song right now “dont blink” by Kenny Chesney just bring tears to my eyes.

Ella… you have grown to be a beautiful teenager. You have the best heart and you work so hard everyday in all you do.

Claire…. Claire  Oh Claire… You are the funniest coolest girl I know. I have loved watching you grow. I just love your spunk… dont ever loose that.

MR WILL!!!  How you can be so cool with 2 older sisters, and still have your own totally cool guy personality. I think you rock. I love when I see you at school and you hug me and say “hello Mrs Kim!”

Mom and dad… coolest parents I know. If the kids need reminding just have them call me sometime!



golden light {orange county photographer}

November 13th, 2013 , Posted in family | Comments Off

My new favorite place to shoot! I just love this light! I was telling this little one, its like a fairy tale. I did tell her to walk thru the trees like she was a princess looking for the prince.

She really is a princess. I have been photographing her since she was a new baby. I love my clients kids. They get excited to see me and always give big hugs when I see them.

This place is a bit of a drive but I tell you worth the 40 min for sure!!!

I can imagine if we ever get some rain it will be green and lush.

Lets look at how beautiful this mom and dad are for a second huh? No wonder this little one so pretty! I know that she certainly is LOVED!!!

Thank you for trusting me M family when I haul you out to the wilderness telling you its going to be great!











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!}



first time location shoot for kids yipee! {orange county family photographer}

October 4th, 2013 , Posted in family | Comments Off

Loving this location these days as you can tell with the 2nd post same location.

With not a lot of greenery  around I have been out hunting for some. I love the rain and we sure need some {just not on the day I have a shoot booked!}

Could it just rain during the night? I love this family…. I have been loyally photographing them since sister was a newborn!

This was our first out door shoot and what a lovely night we got!

So here is to letting them run around!!!


oh the golden hour!!! {orange county family photographer}

October 3rd, 2013 , Posted in family | Comments Off








May you never loose your sense of wonder… may you always be a child inside.

I have always said eyes are the windows to the soul…. something about the shots of kids just looking into the camera… no smiles. I love that.

Does this just say it all… “i love you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much daddy?” or what???


Life is just beautiful…Together for life. Family.

mathison family {los angeles county family photographer}

September 20th, 2013 , Posted in family | Comments Off

What a beautiful family I got to photograph a few weeks ago. It was fun as their kids are close to my kids ages…

so I knew we had a window  of  ” I am done mom!” This is why I don’t photograph my kids like some may think I do.

I know people think oh you must have a ton of shots of your kids…. well no. Just like most kids this is not their favorite thing to do.

They hate it when I say “hey lets go down to the beach” and they see me with my camera they freak.

{Emily not so much now, you know girls like it as they get older}

SO you have to make it fun and fast.

This is what I do. Get in, laugh, have fun, get the shots, and get out.

Quick and easy for the family and the kids remember me, so the next time its not a chore :)

I love getting the natural elements of a family. I think my most favorite shots are always the giggling and the serious faces.

So here is to fun… giggling and beautiful faces.

Thank you for having me over to hang out a bit with you all :)