OC children photography

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

OC Baby Photography: Derek turns 1

I feel so lucky to have been able to photograph baby Derek during his Fabulous First Year. The OC baby was such a joy to capture every 3 months for the past year! I am so pleased with how each session brought out a new side of his personality. Mom, dad, and I loved watching him grow and change during each photography session. It seems so long ago that he was just a newborn being cradled in their loving arms, now he is up and on the move, walking and saying some words. derek1yr_01 derek1yr_02 derek1yr_04 derek1yr_05 derek1yr_06 derek1yr_03

So loving this little man! He was such a great model during each and every photography session. We had a lot of fun dressing him up each time we met. Ladies, watch out for this cutie pie! He is on the loose… Until we meet again baby Derek!

XO- Kelly

LA Child Photography at the Gentle Barn

It is always fun to head out to L.A. for a child photography session. For Zachary’s 4-year-old pictures a few weeks ago we headed up to the Gentle Barn in Santa Clarita and spent the day at the cities most humane and loving petting zoo. This place is amazing and stands for the ethical treatment of all animals. The owner has rescued and cared for these many animals for 17 years now and finds it hard to turn animals down. More info here about {The Gentle Barn}.

Zach is absolutely in LOVE with animals of all kinds. This kiddo owns about 100+ hard toy animals that he plays with each and every day at home. He knows their proper names, habitats, (his word not mine) eating habits, life span, etc. This smart 4-year-old can even tell you that an Orca is the largest dolphin in the sea. I mean seriously, this kid knows his animals.

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It was so special for me to spend the day with Zachary and photograph him in his element for his 4th birthday. I know mom will cherish these photos forever because they will remind her what her four year old son was like. She will be able to look back at this time in his life and recall specific memories of his love and understanding of animals. This is another example of an ALL ABOUT ME photography session. To book your session just head over to the contact page and send me an email. CLICK HERE!

XO- KELLY

OC Children Photography: Ryder turns 2!

It is slowly starting to feel like Fall here in sunny, Southern California. What better way to kick off the Fall season than with a stylish 2-year-old named Ryder. We met at Huntington Beach Central Park at the beginning of October for a stroll through the park to capture his second birthday. We had fun running after ducks, hanging from bars, and playing with cars and trains along the way.  The handsome boy turns the big 2 today, October 31st! Happy Halloween birthday to Ryder!!!

I just love the set below of Ryder playing with his trains…

It’s such a fantastic time of year to get out there with your warm clothes on and run through the leaves. What a fun time we had that day at Huntington Beach Central Park in October. Once again, Happy Happy Birthday to the handsome boy! Yay for you, the big 2!

 

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