Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Orgill Family // Orange County Family Photographer

Have you ever seen such a gorgeous family?  I love these guys so much!  These were taken last fall at Huntington Beach Central Park with the most beautiful golden autumn evening light!

Scott: Senior, Eagle Scout, Missionary // Orange County Photographer

This shoot was a few years ago, but it was a 3-in-1 session, capturing Scott as a senior, Eagle Scout, and as a soon-to-be missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Did you know I offer a 50% discount for Eagle Scouts and missionaries?

Monday, July 17, 2017

Gometz Family // Orange County Family Photographer

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of shooting Jacqueline and Kui's engagement photos and their wedding.  It has been such a pleasure to watch this family grow!  Their little boy is seriously the cutest!  These images are from a mini-session at Pacific City last fall.

That little guy could have easily spent all day going up and down the escalator!  So adorable!!

CHANEL // Orange County Event Photographer

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different."
 -- Coco Chanel

Last fall, my sister-in-law who works for Chanel was helping put on an event at the Watertable Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, and she asked me to photograph their cocktail hour.  I have to admit at first I was really nervous!  I don't normally do events, and rarely shoot at night with my flash, so I was feeling a bit unsure if I could do it.  On top of that, I was intimidated by being around all those beautiful Chanel people!  What should I wear?  My style is VERY casual (I wear flip-flops 99% of the time!) and so I was kinda freaking out about what to wear.  Then of course I reasoned with myself, and came to my senses -- I'm not the one in FRONT of the camera, so WHO CARES!?!?  Ha ha.  Isn't it funny how we psyche ourselves out about the silliest things?  I pulled myself together, made sure my camera bag was packed and was on my way.  It was a low-key event - I felt much more at ease when I saw everyone in their Chanel t-shirts!  It was a bit awkward at first because I didn't want to be in the way, but wanted to make sure I was getting enough photos.  Luckily, all of the attendees were super friendly and not camera shy at all!  It was a gorgeous October night, and a beautiful atmosphere out on the patio of the restaurant.  I had a lot of fun meeting everyone and enjoyed myself more than I thought I would!  At the time, I wasn't sure what the images would be used for, but later found out that they were to be displayed on a big screen at a slideshow.  I really hope everyone enjoyed seeing these pictures and remembering a nice evening in Huntington Beach!

Bedford Family // Orange County Family Photographer

This mini-session was quite a while ago -- Fall 2015, but still just as cute and blog worthy as ever!  I'm trying to get more of my work on my blog, so I will be posting a bit from the last 2 years to bring my blog current.

I love this cute family!  I was lucky enough to get to be with these adorable twins in the nursery at church, and just absolutely adore them!  I had been eyeing this parking garage for a while and Kristen and Wes were willing to indulge me so I could see how I liked this location for photos.  I'm happy with how they turned out...how could I not be enamored with those two cutie pies staring back at me???