Dance Inspired Photography Session: OC Child Photography

This little one has such a LOVE for dance. I just couldn’t wait to capture her passion in this dance inspired photography session. Macy looks so grown up now, twirling and dancing through the streets of down town Huntington Beach. It was a gorgeous afternoon as we set off to explore the textures and gritty streets of the city. The contrast of the city streets and alleyways with the softness of ballet and dance make for some dreamy images. ballet photos session by kelly lombardo photography oc-ballet-inspired-session by kelly lombardo photography

Below are some classic portraits of the stunning young ballerina, Macy! Her dance inspired photography session reminded me of my dancing days… all of the long hours and hard work put in to training and rehearsing. She told me about her upcoming shows and that she just lives to DANCE!

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This wasn’t just a dance inspired photography session but a showcase of Macy’s talents, love, and excitement of ballet especially. She trains hard at her dance academy and would love to become a professional ballerina some day.

I just love the no bun look for this session! It’s just her, dancing, freely…

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This session was just so much fun! I loved capturing Macy dancing in the streets of down town, Huntington Beach. During the session she told me that she is so inspired by dance and would love to be a professional dancer someday. I am so happy that her parents will have these images forever and always remember what it was like to watch Macy dancing.

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With Love,


Little Fairy Houses: OC Child Photography

This is the story of a girl, walking through the woods building little fairy houses. Little Miss Lucy is six years old and loves to be out in nature gathering materials and building fairy houses. Her favorite thing to do outdoors is to collect small materials like twigs, moss, pebbles, rocks, sticks, feathers, and stones to make little fairy houses. Lucy finds secret places to display these treasures and build her fairy houses.


My favorite part shooting this session was just watching Lucy have fun and play around. She was so into it! She really had a fun time exploring the park and constructing her little fairy houses.


These are my two favorite images of her… I love her so serene and building her house, and gathering flowers in the field…


Stunning beauty dressed up in wings…


 At the end of the session she turned into a fairy!!! And showed off her delicate fairy house.

SO much magic in this OC styled ALL ABOUT ME SESSION.

What a wondrous child photography session! I loved capturing Lucy doing her favorite thing as a 6 year old. Her parents will have these images forever and always remember what it was like to watch Lucy build fairy houses. This is an example of an ALL ABOUT ME photography session. To learn more about this type of session click {HERE}.

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Sibling Holiday Mini Session: Orange Circle

The Holiday’s are quickly approaching so that means it is holiday mini session time!!! This sibling holiday mini session in Orange Circle, in Old Towne Orange was so fun! I enjoyed meeting these two adorable kids and running around the Orange Circle with them. The kids were dressed perfectly in red and green for their session. We started of the session in front of the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree, right in the middle of the traffic circle. We headed around the Old Towne area finding all the best nooks and colored walls. oc-child-mini-session orange-circle-mini-sessionorange-circle-holiday-kidsoc-holiday-sibling-photography

I’m told that it is hard to like your brother or sister all of the time…I’m so happy these two were able to enjoy each other’s company for a while as we explored downtown Orange. My favorite shots from the session were this one above and the two individual portraits below. They are pretty classic child portraits.

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Whimsical Sister Beach Photography Session: Corona Del Mar

As summer technically comes to a close here in Orange County, the warm rays and hot temperatures remind us of how summer wants to stick around some more. On this hot September day, I had the wonderful pleasure of chasing around two cute girls for a whimsical beach photography session to end the summer season. These sisters were so playful and loving as they shared some snuggles down at the beach. A little ruffle tee pee, flower crowns, and lace create a whimsical setting for the girls to play. Little miss Ellsi was so adorable in her pink flower crown and lace blush-pink dress, doing the hula and taking care of baby sister Mila. Miss Mila was ever so sweet in her vintage creme dress. Both girls were in awe of the waves and wanted to play on the sand and splash in the ocean during their beach photography session.



Ellsi was such a ham doing the hula for me on the rocks of Little Corona Beach in Corna Del Mar. She reminded me more than once that she had just taken a Hawaiian vacation and learned how to do the hula properly. Her favorite movie at the moment is Lilo and Stitch, obviously!




The ruffle tee pee created a nice hideaway from the bright sun during the session. Both girls loved playing inside and taking a break in the shade.



I am glad we were able to spend some time together down at the beach, digging in the sand and smelling the salty air. Beach sessions are always exciting and fresh and you never know what is going to happen. I am so happy to have captured these sisters together, enjoying the warm, sunny day.


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Princess Photography Session: Huntington Beach

A princess photography session is so much fun for your third birthday! This year, little Ashlyn wanted to be a just like her favorite princess, Sophia for the day. We met at Huntington Beach Central Park for an afternoon of all things girly, and princess like. We made sure she had crowns, jewels, bows, mirrors, and sparkly treasures. I collaborated with the insanely talented prop & fashion stylist, Laura Kiechle on this project to make sure that Ashlyn felt like a real fairytale princess for the day. We had plenty of crowns, mirrors, and jewels for Ashlyn to play and dress up with during the photography session. This pretty little princess was so adorable and had a fabulous day pretending to be her favorite princess.  princess photography session ashlyn_02 ashlyn_03 ashlyn_04 ashlyn_05

Who’s the fairest of them all? Such a gorgeous little lady!

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I know that Ashlyn had a fabulous time being a fairytale princess for the day. Being three and ruling the kingdom is a tough job, but I think she was  up for it. Little Miss is going to be a big sister soon and I am sure she just can’t wait to teach her new baby sister how to act like a princess too. Happy Birthday Princess Ashlyn!!! Until next year…


Beautiful Beach Maternity Photography: Huntington Beach

An afternoon spent in the sun and on the sand of Huntington Beach photographing a gorgeous mama to be is total perfection. This stunning mama to be was glowing and radiant during her beach maternity photography session. She and her loving husband adore Huntington Beach and spend their free time here surfing and splashing around with Cody, their rescue dog. One of my favorite images from her maternity session is the first one below. The sun was just setting, creating perfect light, casting a warm glow on Mara as she relaxed in the sand. She looks amazing as seen throughout this series of images. The couple is so relaxed and joyful and over the moon to welcome baby girl soon. I can’t wait to meet the sweet baby girl when she arrives.

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Of course, back at the house we had to get a few intimate images of Mara, up close, to show off her amazing maternity body. She was just glowing and exuding confidence. I love being surrounded by the spirit of motherhood and the beauty of pregnancy.

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Pretty soon their new addition will grace this world and bring so much more love and joy into their lives. A perfect princess will be here so soon, already so loved and welcomed. Congratulations to the new parents to be. I am so happy for you both and know that you will be great parents.


Lifestyle Newborn Photography Mission Viejo

I was able to meet this 7 days new baby boy during his in home lifestyle newborn photography session. I traveled to Mission Viejo in south Orange County to photograph this little man’s arrival. He is the new baby boy for this family and cute little brother to proud big brother Derek. I have enjoyed photographing this family for the past two years as their family has grown. Karisa and Mike are blessed to have two adorable boys who look so much alike. I can’t be happier for the four of them.

Welcome to the world little one, it was so exiting to meet you at your home and pose you like I did with your big brother. We even used some of the same hats and wraps. Big brother Derek was all smiles watching his new baby brother Conor take pictures. conor_web_01 conor-web-02 conor-web-03

Can these two be any cuter together? I remember photographing Derek’s in home newborn images two years ago and now he is a proud big brother. They look so much alike already. They have the same birth mark and everything. I can’t wait to watch baby  Conor change and grow up into  a handsome young man like his big brother!

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XOXO- Kelly

Garden Maternity Photography in Mission Viejo

It was a gorgeous and love filled afternoon for this garden maternity photography session at the family’s Mission Viejo home. They have a stunning backyard filled with lemon trees and yellow flowers. The birds were chirping, flowers were blooming bright and yellow, and mama was just glowing in turquoise. It is so wonderful when people I know and adore get pregnant for the second time! It means I get to photograph them again with their beautiful bellies and their adorable families.  Of course Karisa is just beautiful and glowingly stunning as a mom to be for the second time around. Dad and baby Derek look great too, helping mom show of her belly.


I remember when Derek was just growing inside mama’s belly. Now he is proudly showing off his soon to be little brother. I know that he will do a great job as a big brother and help mom and dad out. He may be young, but I can tell he is excited to welcome his new brother very soon.


Baby Conor is due to arrive soon and I can’t wait to meet him. Congratulations to this wonderful, loving family and their precious new baby boy.



Toy Airplane Photography Session in Irvine

Today is a great day for showing off a third birthday boy’s styled toy airplane photography session.When little boys turn 3, they are all about toy airplanes and rocket ships and Mr. Weston is no exception. We headed down to Bommer Canyon in Irvine to launch rockets and fly toy airplanes. Weston was styled perfectly in comfy jeans, pilot cap, and airplane shirt. He headed out to the runway, as soon as we arrived (not a real runway) to look for the perfect spot to let them go! He had a fun time flying planes and launching his rockets and I had just as much fun chasing him around, trying to get the perfect shots! I think we both did great!!!


Such a super cutie!!! I just love this angle and the look on his face!!!


Pretty much classic Weston right here. Goofing around, no camera please!!!



This is a great example of how an ALL ABOUT ME session comes together. Sometimes you don’t need a lot of styling to get great shots to tell the story. Sometimes it is just as simple as a hat, a shirt, and some airplanes. The location was ideal too with some concrete to serve as the airplane runway and the field to add some depth and whimsy. I am so glad I was able to capture Weston with his airplanes, begin a boy and perfectly preserving this time of his childhood.


Family Photography at Palo Verde Estates

It was a beautiful fall afternoon for family photography at Palo Verde Estates. We met at the Malaga Cove library in Palo Verde Estates for this fun, and playful, outdoor family photography session. I just love meeting up with my repeat client’s towards the end of the year to take their family photos . I have been photographing this family since little Olivia was just 18 months old. Now she is on her way to becoming a big sister!!! Their family photography session was a huge success thanks to mom and dad for just going with the flow and letting little miss Olivia lead the session.  Miss Olivia is so big now and showed off her personality quite a bit throughout the session.

It was so easy to capture their love and laughter during this session. These images show just how engaged and connected they are as a family unit. Throughout the session mom and dad were joking, tickling Olivia, playing with Pinot, and chasing each other around. They were always smiling, laughing, and playing throughout their session. It makes my job so easy when I can be around this fun and playful energy. I feel as though the images speak for themselves. You can see the genuine emotion, authentic smiles, and laughter.

Cheers to the Schicke family and hope you have a great 2013. I know that there are some fun things in store for your growing family!!!