I am so fortunate to be a family portrait photographer in Laguna Beach.

That means that I not only get to capture gorgeous images of families from Orange County, but I also get an opportunity to meet lots of amazing people that choose Laguna Beach as their vacation destination. While visiting and being amazed at stunning ocean views, canyon areas and the cute downtown, lots of families get inspired to take family portraits in Laguna Beach or in one of the many gorgeous locations in Orange County.family-at-beach

The Rosenthal Family comes to the Montage every year for a family holiday. They have beautiful twin daughters that are both already enrolled in University, one at LSU (…. Geaux Tigers) and one at Chapman University. Their holiday is the perfect chance for them to reconnect. Scheduling family portraits during their holiday, creates a permanent memory that they will cherish for a lifetime.

Since they have previously taken portraits that the Montage’s Treasure Island beach, we decided to change it up and head down to Table Rock beach. From both our local clients, and our out of town clients, we often hear that I have never even visited this gorgeous beach. It was our pleasure to not only introduce the to this location, but to also get to use it as a fantastic backdrop. Blue Sky’s makeup artist and hairstylist visit all these beautiful ladies in their hotel room prior to the session, so they really got the star treatment.

Enjoy a sneak peak of a few of my favorites from the session!sisters-photographyfamily-portraitbeach-photosparents-photography-orange-countybeach-portraits-laguna-beachfamily-at-beach-ocorange-county-photographersisters-at-beach-photo-shootsunset-family-photo

Family Portrait Photographer:  I always looked forward to summer as a kid, to frolic and play with my friends, enjoy the longer days, take a dip in the ocean and to play in the waves.  I grew up in Newport Beach and never dreamed as a kid that I would grow up to be a Newport Beach family photographer.  Now each year, Summer is a reminder of childhood and the spirit of living in the moment.  Here are a few of my favorites things during the long Summer days:

Favorite Summer Place:  Crystal Cove Beach

Favorite Summer Beverage: Sparking water with a splash of Trader Joe’s Limaide

Favorite Summer Reading: Anything by Amy Harmon

Favorite Summer Movie: Dirty Dancing

Favorite Summer Song: Will Smith, Summertime


Summer is also an amazing time to book an Orange County Family Photography session.  Here are some great ideas for props, etc. to incorporate into your session to make it unique to your family:


  • Red Wagons
  • Popsicles
  • Small US Flags
  • Beach Pails
  • Bubbles
  • Sprinklers
  • Tent on the Beach
  • Balloons
  • Sparkler


Let me know a few of your favorites things in the comment section!  If you are interested in booking a Christmas in July Session, please click here: Book a Session.

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