Orange County Photographer

Best Location for a family session in Orange County- For rustic family portraits

After nearly 20 years of being a professional photographer in Orange County, I have discovered lots of amazing places to photograph families.  So many of my Orange County photography clients come back year after year.  Each time they return for a session, they want to make it unique.

If my clients are looking for something rustic, that has a great Fall feel to it, I always suggestion the Nellie Gail trails in Laguna Hills.  This location has a great old fence, meandering paths and lots of open shade.  One of my favorite spots on the trails is a grove of pepper trees.   These trees have red berries and fluffy red flowers that are the perfect accent to a Christmas outfits.

This location works with Fall colors, monochromatic type colors (such as grey and black) and with holiday colors.  Here is a beautiful family portrait session.  The old metal tunnel gives a great urban feel to this otherwise rustic backdrop.

Orange County Family photographed in the field surrounding Laguna Hills. This family when with a black and grey color scheme for their family photographs.

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If you are ready to document your family and experience a fun Fall family portrait session, you can get more information by clicking here.

Blue Sky’s Studio is a family, high School senior and branding photography studio that specializes in magazine quality photography in Orange County, California.  Kristin loves photographing Orange County families, high School seniors and Orange County businesses including corporate headshots.   To schedule a session with Blue Sky’s Studio, in Laguna Beach or other Orange County surrounding areas, you can send an email to  We are now booking for the Fall Portrait session 2020.  We are taking special precautions because of Covid-19 to ensure that you are safe and healthy.

Blue Sky’s Studio specializes in photographing on location in the following areas, Laguna Beach, Irvine, Newport Coast, Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Dana Point, The Ritz Carlton, The Montage Resort, the Surf and Sand resort and the Monarch Beach Resort.

While most of the country thinks that Orange County lives in a state of perpetual summer, we locals know better. Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year here. Sure, there aren’t as many leaves that change color, but we at Blue Sky’s Studios have some choice locations at the ready for fall family portrait sessions.

Check out some of our favorites from our Fall Orange County Photography collection and be sure to check back soon for a fresh batch of new autumn family photos:

Fall family photos in the park, with the poochies, too.

Boho kids photography in the park:

Orange County Family Photos in the park, with key props to set the scene:

Coordinated outfits look great in fall family photos:

Don’t be afraid to play in the leaves!

And don’t forget, the whole family is welcome!

I hope you enjoyed this little collection of some of our favorite Fall in the Park photos, we’ll have more to inspire you soon.

Orange County Family Photography: Fall in the Park 2017 Edition


Last week we took the beautiful Velasco family out for a autumn-inspired family photography session in Laguna Niguel park. We just loved the way the photos turned out. It was hard to pick just a few for this post. Maybe these shots will inspire you to take advantage of our Fall in the Park promotion (details below).


 “Sometimes you never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

-Dr. Seuss


Capture your family memories during our Fall in the Park promotion.

Book now and you’ll receive:


Plus, the first 10 people to book their session

will receive a $100 print credit.

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 Picture your family in the unmatched beauty of nature’s changing leaves.

Note: Offer expires Oct. 29, 2017, or when sessions fill, whichever comes first.