As much as I love photographing babies in my Long Beach studio, going to a client’s home is also wonderful. People are generally more comfortable in their own home and they get to put in little touches of their style into the photos. Not to mention the totally cozy feel the photos have. So, if you’re on the fence about where to do your photo session, consider doing it at your home. These photos show just how beautiful an at-home session can be.
Orange County Newborn Photography
Want to know the secret to a great photo session?
Love each other.
Sounds to simple to be true, but it’s not. People that love each other don’t have to worry about how to pose. They don’t have to worry about where to put their arm, because they just know that arms are for hugging. So, for your next photo session, remember to be in love with the people God gave you. Be in love with your family and the rest will work itself out.
Orange County Family Photographer
The bay is such a great place to bring little ones. You get all the beauty of water and sand without crashing waves and the wind. So, I’m heading back for mini-sessions on June 13. Here’s the details:
Long Beach Peninsula, June 13 9:00am-11:00am
Here’s the link to pricing (or just click on the details/pricing tab.) This is an on-location session, so you choose either family or just the kids.
There’s only 4 spots 9:00, 9:30, 10:00 and 10:30. So, if you’d like to reserve a spot, click here to pay the $100 session fee and let me know what time you prefer (or if you’re flexible). You can also send me an email with any questions about the session.
Here are more images from the Orange County Summer Mini-Sessions // Long Beach Peninsula.
I had so many favorites from this session. First of all the hair. Newborn hair like this just makes you want to snuggle right up. Which is what his big brother did. Toddler siblings are unpredictable. This guy was all cuddles and careful hand-holding.
Everyone was so natural and relaxed, it was pretty much an A+ all the way around.
I just finished up all my sessions for Mother’s Day. Even though, this photo obviously doesn’t include a mother, I wanted to share it. I love those impromptu moments where you’re not planning on shooting something, but you just look over and BAM, perfect moment. I love hands-on dads too. They make a shoot fun!
Also, Budapest. Are you into this song? I’ve been listening to it while I edit. I actually had to look up the lyrics. You know those songs you sing along to and then realize you’re not singing actual words at certain points. If you haven’t heard it yet, listen here.
A good beach photo is easy to love. But, when is a good time to do a beach photo? And by time, I mean the age of your child. The first bit of advice I have is that in order to take a good photo, you have to love the beach. I know it sounds redundant, but if you don’t love spending time at the beach, you won’t love hanging out there for pictures. Your hair will get wind-blown and you might walk away with the soggy jeans.
If you do love the beach, YAY! I do too. A successful beach shoot involves a walking child. Yes, it’s possibly to take a baby to the beach and get good photos. But, if we’re talking best case scenario, it’s a child that can walk. Why? Because sitting and crawling babies are so tiny that even if you set them on a blanket, I have to zoom so far out to capture the landscape that the baby is super tiny in the photo. If I zoom in to crop appropriately, you lose the essence of where you are.
And there’s the sand. Sand that gets everywhere. Sand that’s shoveled by the handful into the mouths of babes. Crawling babies are just curious. They want to crawl right off that blanket and into the sand to taste it.
So, of course you can always book a beach session with a baby of any age, but my best advice is to wait just a little until they are walking to get the most out of your session!
Moms! It’s your special day. And I know you’re always the one behind the camera. Take this opportunity to document this stage with a mini-session.
*If you want some photos with just the kids or you want a family photo too…that’s okay!
Here are the details:
April 26 11:00-1:00 at a park in Long Beach (pretty light filtered in through lots of greenery)
May 2 10:30-12:00 and 2:30-4:00 at my studio in Long Beach (white walls, light floors, very clean and neutral)
Sessions are $100 for the 20 minute session fee and an additional $250 for all your digital images. This is a huge discount from my normal pricing!
To sign up, you can either email me to see what’s available OR click here to pay for the session fee with a credit card and write the time you’d like in the notes.
Mother’s Day Mini-Sessions
I recently photographed a family just before they moved back to NYC. It was extra special because I was able to photograph their baby as a newborn last summer. We got the most perfect overcast lighting that makes everything bright and vibrant. It was chilly, but maybe it was the sky’s way of getting them ready to move back to the cold. Either way, it was a great morning and I’m so thankful I was able to document their time in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Baby Photographer // Good-bye for Now