I love this engagement session because of the right mix of seriousness and playfulness. Jansen and Chamroeun asked for guidance at the start of their shoot but in no time, they started interacting with each other and carrying on as two people in love. One minute, I got that magazine sultry look and the next minute they were throwing leaves at each other. Having this connection is very key to a healthy relationship...they know how to play in the sand box together. Once they felt comfortable displaying their affection for one another in front of the camera, they didn't need much direction. It was such a joy to be able to capture this special moment in time.
This was Alicia and Keith's second portrait session with their adorable little boy, Nathan. It was so great to see all the Christmas cards adorned with one of my photos. Nathan didn't care for sitting down with his parents, he was happier with wandering and walking about and playing in the leaves. It's tough to pull off a fall portrait look since our seasons blend into one another. This spot served us well for a fall inspired family portrait.
The Linares family decided to go with another urban look for their family portraits. It's always fun to capture their portraits because they like to mix it up and not do the typical portrait landscapes. The colors look great against the urban decay of the building. San Pedro offers such interesting settings for unique portraits. I'm hoping I get to capture another hip family who are looking to do something similar to this adorable session.
Since Keri and Brian's maternity session in early November, she delivered her baby girl, Avery a few days after Thanksgiving. From the look of the photos, one would not know how far along she was in her pregnancy. The ribbon was a great idea to add a cinch to reveal her little baby bump. A true holiday blessing for their family. Keri had her baby sooner than I was able to post some of my favorite photos from their maternity session. I wish you and Brian a lovely life together with your new bundle of joy.
When Gina and Chris get some downtime from their busy jobs, they love going to see plays at South Coast Repertory and Maverick Theater. I was thinking of capturing their engagement session at a theater but they also love outdoor landscapes. When I found out that Chris proposed to her at a park in Orange, I felt a cool, scenic park would be perfect for their portraits. At one moment, Gina looked at me as though it was odd to ask them to climb down into a creek bed but they both were very willing to climb and hike to get to these magical spots for pictures. Gina wants to use her engagement pictures for a combination "save the date" announcement and holiday card. The landscape and vivid colors will be a perfect combination that I'm sure her family and friends will love.
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