Friday, March 6, 2015

Spring Mini Session dates announced!

It's time for Spring Mini Sessions! I would call them Easter Mini Sessions, but no live bunnies for these, so we will just stick with Spring :)
Why no live bunnies? Well, photo sessions with live animals is a touchy subject in the photography world! I have seen photographers almost go to drop down drag out fights over this (except that they were on photography forums, so no actual physical violence was possible! Thank goodness!) Many photographer swear it is illegal to photograph live animals (with the exception of family pets) for profit. If you do some digging you will find that it is not technically illegal, but you can yourself some hefty fines if you do so without the proper permits. You can read more about it here and here.
I personally chose not to do sessions with bunnies and chicks for a few reasons- one, because these are delicate animals! Chicks can easily be killed and bunnies have delicate backs. I couldn't sleep knowing that I hurt a sweet little bunny just for photos! Two, I don't own bunnies or chicks or know anyone who does- so I would have to rent them and increase the sessions fees. Three, bunnies bite and chicks have been know to carry salmonella, and four- if PETA or one of their members gets a hold of you, its all over!
So with that out of the way- I am offering Spring Mini Sessions! They will take place on Sunday, March 22nd at a location in South Orange County. The session fee is $50 and includes 2 digital files. This is a themed session, designed for kids. I will have a number of props including a vintage tea set and a tent with vintage quilts. Each session is only 15 minutes- great for little ones who get tired quickly!
After your session you will preview your images from your own home on a private web gallery. You can choose your two images and be done, or purchase additional digital files (starting at $25) or prints and gifts.
Digital files can be downloaded directly from the site and used to order prints from your favorite local or online photo printer. They are full resolution files that can printed as large as 16x20 (and possibly
Want to see some of the photos from the last Mini Sessions- just click on the header image and it will take you to the main body of the blog, scroll down and you will find some of the adorableness for our Valentine's Day Mini Sessions!
Email me with questions at

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Newborn- Aiden

Bet you can guess what dad's favorite past time is! Dad was a huge golf fan (and a huge LSU fan), so we incorporated a little of both into sweet little Aiden's newborn photos. This adorable little guy had the softest hair! Yes, most newborns have soft hair, but his was extra soft. Such a cutie!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Newborn- Ryder

Welcome to the world little Ryder! This little guy was such a cute chunk! But boy, he did not want to sleep for me! This is the face that stared back at me most of the session! He didn't cry, he just wanted to stay awake and check it all out!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Valentines Day Mini Sessions- So Much Cuteness!

This little one is one of the happiest 6 month olds I've photographed. She always has a smile and just emanates the best attitude! But then again, so does her mother :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Valentine's Day Mini Sessions- its not all red and pink

No red for this group! The oldest was obsessed with military and insisted on wearing his army shirt, so I guess mom decided to go with a green theme to match. They were such cute boys (and they had a sister too) that it didn't matter if they were wearing more green then red, who wouldn't want to be their Valentines? So cute!

Valentine's Day Mini Sessions- Brothers

You may recognize this adorable little guy from his one year cake smash? He was done crying over cake and was all smiles today! Even when his big brother was trying to stop him from doing what he wanted to do. Such cute boys! Who wouldn't want to be their Valentines?

Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine's Day Mini Sessions- I got a smile!

I didn't think I was going to get this cute little guy to smile! The first half of our time together he just gave me that look. That "what do you want? Now go away" look. I had to work at it a little, but I coaxed a few smiles out of him by the time we were done and here is the proof!

Valentines Day Mini Sessions- another adorable duo

One of my favorite parts about doing kids only sessions like I did for the Valentine's Day Mini Sessions, is that you get a chance to really capture the connection between siblings. And how darn cute are these two! He really did love his sister! 

Valentine's Day Mini Sessions- Little guy

Because I did the Valentine's Day Mini Sessions outside- and this year they were in a field full of wildflowers, I usually say that my little ones need to be able to sit up- this is for their safety and because of the limited time of a mini session. But I made an exception for this adorable little guy who believe it or not, is only 4 months old! He is a chunk! Weighing in only a few pounds less then his big sister! And such a happy little guy :)

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Valentine's Day Mini Sessions- Trendy Duo

Get ready, because the word "adorable" is going to be way overused in the next few posts! This brother /sister duo was not only adorable, but dressed adorably! I love the suspenders! And mom brought along a home made bow and arrow set that I am so buying from her. Don't they have the greatest eyes!
You would never know from the last image, that we are in the heart of South Orange County California, would you?!

Valentine's Day Mini Sessions- Brothers

Well, the Valentine's Day Mini Sessions were a hit! We met at the fields not too far from where I live and had a fun time while capturing some adorable photos of some darling little ones! First up was this adorable brother team. I love that I got some use out of my tent too!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Valentine's Day Mini Sessions

I know! We've all just packed away the Christmas decorations. But it's time to think about doing Valentine's Day photos! I will be offering two dates for Valentine's Day Mini Sessions this year- Saturday, January 24th and Sunday, February 1st. Spaces are limited, so if you think you are interested, be sure to let me know!
These Mini Sessions will be just for the kiddos- ages sitting up to 12 years old. I've got some fun Valentine's Day themed stuff to play with and a great outdoor location to photograph in!
The Valentine's Day Mini Sessions will be $50 and will include 2 digital files for you to use as you wish. Of course you can purchase more if you would like :)

Monday, December 22, 2014

Rustic Christmas- Sometimes You Have to Mix it Up!

We all love beach Christmas photos. Who doesn't love to send out photos of you and your family having fun on the beach, in the sand? Especially to those relatives who live where it snows! We live in Southern California, we have to brag a little. But sometimes it's fun to mix it up. Living in Southern California, we have so many different backdrops to choose from- especially here in South Orange County! This year I did a lot of Christmas card photos at rustic locations. I love the way they turned out! And best of all, so did my clients.
This adorable family is a busy one! Mom is the owner of She Bloom Clothing- the one I take the catalog photos for and all three of her adorable kids are super active. Glad we were able to pin down a date!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Lucas~ Beach Photos

Another one of the kids I have seen grow up! This guy has come to see me for over 5 years as well. We've done his photos at the park, at the park with his dog, in his back yard and at the beach. But one thing remains the same- he is a whole lot of fun. He's never crazy to see me (Mom makes him get his photos done. There aren't too many boys over the age of 5 who are excited to see me at first!), but we always have fun. Such a goof ball!