Family

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.

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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.

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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.

Love,

Kelly

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!!!

Xo- KELLY

Kelly Lombardo Photography:2012 Year In Review

Kelly Lombardo Photography would just like to give an enormous THANK YOU to all of my clients throughout the past year for making my photography dreams come true. As an Southern California photographer, I work hard each and every day to capture moments like these for you to cherish forever. It has been such a pleasure to work with all of you this past year and I look forward to capturing your divine moments in the years to come. I wish each and every one of you a Happy New Year and much love and success in 2013!

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XO- KELLY

OC Child Photography: Ashlyn turns 2!

Ashlyn, the little pink lady turned the big 2 recently. We met up at Castaways Park in Newport Beach, California to document her big day!!! We walked along the park path and played in the “snow” aka wood chips. I think Ashlyn is dreaming of going back to Rhode Island for the winter where she, mom, and dad spend their time in the off-season.

We headed down to Little Corona Beach in Corona del Mar for the second part of the photo session. It was a hot and humid afternoon but nothing was hotter or cuter than Ashlyn in her black and pink lace romper.

To celebrate the birthday, mom headed over to the Corona del Mar plaza for a Sprinkles cupcake! Who doesn’t love a cupcake? Especially a one from the famous Sprinkles. Ashlyn dug into the cupcake without thought or hesitation. A satisfied reaction for any person I do believe was clear across her face. What a wonderful afternoon we had romping around the park, the beach, and eating yummy cupcakes!

XO- Kelly

OC Baby Photography: Baby Derek is 9 months!

Baby Derek had his 9 month photo shoot recently at his home in sunny Orange County, California. This handsome, blue-eyed baby boy is growing up so quickly I can’t even believe it. That is why I just love the Fabulous First Year package,  it allows me to document each baby’s change and growth over the course of one year from Newborn to One Year. I know mom and dad have enjoyed each photo session too as it captures these divine moments in baby Derek’s first year. It seems like just yesterday we were taking his newborn pictures, his 3 month pictures, and his 6 month pictures.  

 

Pretty soon we will be ready to take his One Year photos, who knows what he will be running to then. I’m pretty sure he will have both feet planted on the ground, hopefully I will be able to catch him. I can’t wait to share those with you all soon.

 

XO- Kelly

GO PINK! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!!! Or what I like to call, GO PINK! month. In honor of breast cancer awareness month, it is my honor and privilege to present an amazing story of love, bravery, hope, and achievement with you. I met Lisa earlier this year while shooting her family photos which you can see {here} in Long Beach. During the shoot, Lisa informed me that she had recently found out about her diagnosis with breast cancer and that she would be starting treatment in the coming weeks. At first, I was so shocked to hear that someone so young would be going through this process. As the day went on we chatted about life, her beautiful family, and her upcoming treatment. Lisa showed such bravery and courage throughout our talking about cancer and the affect it was having upon her life. I just knew that she was a fighter and that she would make it through…

A few months later, Lisa contacted me to let me know that she was doing well with her treatments. She also informed me that her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer a few weeks after she was and that her mom was also currently going through treatment. At that moment, I almost dropped the phone! I just couldn’t believe the odds, how was it that they both had to suffer through this disease and at the same time. In times of struggle it is natural for us to lean on our loved ones for support. Now Lisa and her mother would be forced to be strong for each other as they both battled breast cancer.  

Lisa informed me that her mom would be visiting in a few months once she was finished with treatment and that they would like to have their journey documented through photos. I quickly agreed to shoot their photo session without any hesitation what so ever. It was lovely to meet Lisa’s mom from Ohio. She came out by herself  when her treatments concluded and stayed with the family as Lisa was finishing up hers.

As the photo session began it was obvious to me how nervous both Lisa and her mother were. They were somewhat apprehensive about their lack of hair, which I quickly reassured them that hair was just hair and nothing to worry about. I reminded them that they are both beautiful and strong women going through the most difficult battle of their lives. In that realization, the session became more than photos about women loosing their hair. The session became a story that developed over the time we were together, documenting their struggle as mother and daughter. The photos now are a reminder to all of us that life is precious, and beautiful and that this moment in time stands as a triumph of their bravery and courage. They have both conquered their battle with breast cancer and are on the road to recovery. I wish both Lisa and her mom well during this challenging time of putting their lives back together after their battle. May you both be an inspiration to all of us.

 

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