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OC Baby Photography: Fabulous First Year: Ayva’s 9 month shoot

The Fabulous First year of this sweet girl continues. As we know, this darling baby girl is one of my Fabulous First year babies. We have seen grow and change from a newborn {here}, into a smiley three month old {here}, a girly six month old {here}  and now a mover and a shaker in this 9 month photo session. Ayva turned 9 months in the heat of the summer and boy is she lookin cute in those shades and playing out side. Since it still feels like summer here in the OC, I thought I would treat you to these pictures of one of my favorite all time gals. 

Big brother Zach couldn’t resist getting in the tub and playing too. We had so much fun taking these shots during one of the hottest days in the summer. Both of the kiddos loved making bubbles in the bucket and splashing around to cool off in the hot sun.

Can’t wait for the 1 year shoot Miss Ayva!!!

 XO- Kelly

Lifestyle Newborn Session: Aliso Viejo

Hooray!!! A sweet new baby boy is born! I am excited to share this lifestyle newborn session with you all today. Precious baby Sawyer has arrived and I couldn’t be happier for his parents. The session takes place at the family home, in Aliso Viejo. I met mom and dad a few months back when I photographed their maternity session. They were eagerly anticipating the arrival of baby boy Sawyer. I can’t think of anything more precious than a little bundle of joy arriving into the lives of a perfect couple. Below is first glimpse into baby Sawyer’s new life.

I just love capturing the smile on his face!

Some of my favorite images are in black and white! The contrast of the black with the sweet creamy skin of the baby is so powerful. I adore the playful image of baby Sawyer, swaddled up and staring at the camera. Lifestyle newborn sessions show how baby really is.

Below is the first family portrait of the new parents. Baby Sawyer is literally in good hands.

Lifestyle newborn photography sessions are done in your home around 2-10 day s after the baby is born. The timing of the newborn session is essential to ensure that the baby is sleepy for longer periods of time.

Xo- Kelly

Boudoir Photography: Miss T in Paris

In the late spring of this year I had a wonderful opportunity to travel to Paris France for a photography retreat. At the retreat, I met some amazingly talented, insightful, and gorgeous women. One of the retreat attendees, the beautiful Miss T let me photograph her at our hotel. Miss T was such a joy to shoot for a multitude of reasons.  For starters, Miss T’s look is so very unique, she has beautiful sleek, long black hair contrasted with her porcelain skin. Her look especially stood out in the leopard room of the St. James Hotel. She really let her hair down for this shoot and showed me her fun, playful, and flirty side for the camera.

 I love how creamy Miss T’s skin looks in these black and white shots. Showing off her sultry side in this shot, Miss T is working it! Loving the contrast of red, black, and white in these shots. Combined with her personality, wardrobe, and styling, this shoot was so fun to look back on and remember the fun time we had taking these photographs. Thanks Miss T for such a wonderful experience. 

Classic Boudoir: Mylene In Paris

It was thrilling to be able to travel to Paris in May to photograph some amazing women! First up on the blog is the beautiful Mylene. She was ever so gorgeous and brave during her mini boudoir session. Although there was a language barrier, she came out of her shell during the shoot. Her session took place on location at the fabulous St. James Hotel in Paris, France. This super sheik hotel was the perfect French backdrop for adding in some drama, sophistication, and whimsy. One of these days I will go back there and hopefully fun into some amazing French women to shoot there again.