Hi!  Please take a moment before you come in for your review session to watch this video that goes through all of the amazing products that we offer and that explains in detail how to create a collection (to get 20% off of our a la carte pricing).  If you have questions, you can e-mail us at brittany@blueskysstudio.com or kristin@blueskysstudio.com.  We can wait to see you.

Laguna Beach has the very best spots for unique family and senior photography.  Since I not only work in Laguna Beach, but also live in the downtown area, I am always keeping my eyes open for the most unique spots to photograph high school seniors and families.  Here are just a few of my favorite spots in the downtown area to get amazing, unique shots of your senior or family. And if you book and shoot before the end of September, you will receive 50% off of the session fee.

Heisler Park/ Picnic Beach Area

From beautiful vistas, to unique art pieces, to garden spots and yes even a sandy beach, if you are looking for a lot of variety in your portrait session, Heisler Park is my top choice. Check out a few of my favorite recent images shot in this location.

Downtown Laguna Beach

In just a three or four block area, there are so many great backdrop choices in downtown Laguna Beach. Some of my favorite spots include the red phone booth, the alley behind the Presbyterian Church, the area around the library, the flower stand on Forest Avenue and the rose garden on Forest.

Laguna Beach Neighborhoods

Around the Laguna Beach High School area is a perfect location to shoot a senior portrait session or even a family session. There are some really cool green areas, lots of trees, two small parks and lots of hardscaping with texture and character. Even more important to me and my clients, there is a lot of parking. Here are some of my favorite spots in the neighborhoods surrounding Laguna Beach High School.

Main Beach Laguna Beach

Try to avoid main beach on the weekends, but during the week, especially in the Fall, this is an amazing backdrop for a session. You have the iconic Lifeguard tower, the fun boardwalk, the rocks at the north end of the beach and the open sandy views of the south end of the beach.

Portrait by Brianna Caster and Co of my kids

Alta Laguna Beach and Laguna Canyon Areas

For a more organic background, Laguna Beach has Alta Laguna Park and the open canyon space. This year, with the super bloom, we have been so fortunate to not only get tall grass and open fields, but lots and lots of yellow flowers. Here are just a few examples of the variety of locations in the canyon and at Alta Laguna Park.

Now is the perfect time to book your session. We are office 50% off of the session fee in September as our early bird special. To book your session or to get more information, click here.

Can you believe how amazing the California Super Bloom is? If you have dreamed of a flower field photography session, now is the time to book while they are still in bloom. I have literally been waiting years for the mustard to grow this lush once again. I took this image in 2013, the last time we had a super bloom.

Fast forward to 2019 and the mustard is once again blooming and looking so gorgeous. I was lucky enough to help celebrate this gorgeous girl’s first birthday! My mother in Law, Ginny, gave the Anderson’s a gift certificate for their wedding present to get a family portrait. The Anderson’s raise service dogs. They have such big hearts to raise a dog from the puppy stage and bond with it. Then once the dog reaches 18 months, they give it to a person needing a service dog. Unfortunately, their now family dog, Siri, didn’t make it through the program. The good news is, she got to stay with the family and become the fourth member of the Anderson family.

Baby Olivia was a totally dream to photograph. With her sweet dimples and even better disposition, she actually loved the camera. Thanks so much to the Anderson family for braving the chilly weather in order to make sure that the fields were still blooming. Enjoy!


If you want to take advantage of this year’s super bloom, go to Blue Sky’s Studio website and click contact us. Or click on this button.

I am so excited to share this gorgeous Orange County newborn photography session. Baby Cruz was born at the end of January. As you probably know (if you red my Austin Blog post), I took January off to explore Austin. Unfortunately, while I was gone, I missed the birth of baby Cruz. Christin (his Mama) and I were hoping that he would wait until I returned, so I could photograph the birth.

Not to worry though, we still managing to schedule a newborn session in her home, in Costa Mesa, for early February. My favorite place to shoot a newborn portrait session is in my client’s home. Let’s face it, birth is stressful. Not to mention sleepless nights, and Mom adjusting to feedings and having a new little person to care for. My suggestion for families with a newborn baby is to just relax and let me and my crew shoot around the clutter. I am an expert at finding the best lighting in a client’s home and I love to shoot newborns as lifestyle photography. By that I mean, just having Mom and Dad, and maybe even siblings, love on the baby while I capture these moments to cherish forever.

I met Christin when she referred me to one of her clients for Branding portraits. Christin owns and runs a personal concierge service called Christin Milan Boutique Concierge Services (click on the link on check her out). Christin is one of those people who you just love immediately because she is so warm and bubbly. And she is absolutely head over heels in love with baby Cruz and her sweet husband Mel. Enjoy the slideshow and some of my favorite images from the session!

Cruz’s newborn video:

If you are interested in booking a newborn session or getting more information about scheduling a session with Blue Sky’s studio, you can call us at 949-510-3862 or email us at kristin@blueskysstudio.com or click on the link below:

Newport Beach Family Photographer- Sisters and Senior Portrait Session

The best thing about being a Newport Beach family photographer is that I get to capture such gorgeous subjects.  I love this sweet senior and sister portraits session at the Bourke home in Newport Beach. Read more