Can we be honest about something? Even if we don’t always think the highest of celebrity’s morals or ethics, we certainly admire their sense of style. In our research for our upcoming Vanity Fair studio photography sessions we came across some truly stunning celebrity family photos that we think might inspire your next family portrait session.

Brad & Angie

When we think of stylized glamour and family fun, our first choice is always Brad and Angelina. Though their relationship may not have been made to last, who could forget their timeless vintage-inspired photo shoot in W magazine? Sure these were taken before the birth of their biological children and these kids aren’t even their adopted children.

But we love the mid-century inspired Steven Klein shoot in Palm Springs.



See all of the photos from this feature in W Magazine

And who could forget their charming, cozy, and candid family photos announcing the birth of their twins, Vivienne and Knox?


Royal Family Photos

Now let’s hop the pond for a moment and take a gander at the beautiful, somehow down-to-earth portraits of England’s Prince William and Kate’s darling family.

Their fall family portrait in stylishly regal coordinated wardrobe highlights their children’s adorable character while showing a less perfectly-posed side to the royal parents.

Prince William and Dutchess Kate with their children

Celebrity Mother-Daughter Portraits

Some of the most stunning celebrity mother-daughter shots are classic beauties we can reproduce in our studio.

Look at these beauties:

Beyonce and Blue Ivy. Vogue, 2013

Gwyneth Paltrow and Blythe Danner. 

Celebrity Family Photos by a Celebrity Photographer

And no celebrity family photo round-up would be complete without selections from the photographer who is just about as famous as most of her subjects, Annie Leibovitz.

Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise and Suri, just after her birth:

katie holmes and tom cruise

Mark Zuckerberg and pregnant Priscilla Chan:


And even the Obama family have had their portraits taken by Leibovitz:

Vanity Fair

When it comes to evocative, gorgeous family portraits, we hope you’ve enjoyed this inspiration. We look forward to capturing stunning images of your own family celebrities.

Let us know which celebrity-inspired photos you might like to reproduce with your next family photography session!

I love people photography!  In fact, if I won the lottery, I would be one of those people who continued to do my job, because it is really what I love to do (oh and I would travel all over the world between shoots).  But uncovering how my clients want to be photographed, and always being focused on providing the most amazing portraits that fulfill my clients requirements, can sometimes leave me wanting to do a “just because” photo session.  

That is where styled commercial photography sessions come into play and why they are so important for me to continue to stretch my creativity and develop my photography skills. It also allows me to take a different perspective during the photography session.

For example, last year we decided to do a fun, collaboration styled session with Breathe Autumn Rain jewelry (click on her link to see her amazing jewelry), with makeup by Brittany Norton (brittanynortonartistry) and myself all contributing to a photography session.

We were extremely lucky to get several beautiful girls to volunteer their time to model for us in exchange for providing professional headshots for them.  We all consulted together on wardrobe, overall style and also how to best give everyone involved an opportunity to do something a little different and creative.

For the location we decided to photograph around Laguna Beach and Newport Beach.  The results were that everyone had an opportunity to play, be creative and produce gorgeous images that everyone would be able to use in their portfolio.  Enjoy!




Orange County Family photographer– We want to tell the story of your kiddos year after year!  What better way than with moving portraits that combine still images with video.  Here is a little sneak peak of what is to come.  If you want to book your moving portrait session which combines still images with a few short video clips, call us at 949.510.3862.  Have a beautiful rest of your weekend and enjoy the beautiful Lylah.



Do you have beautiful item just sitting in your closet?  We want to use them in our shooting wardrobe:  You may have heard the news?  I just had an amazing photography studio makeover.  Yes, my little “club house” just got a whole lot cuter.  We have updated our wall art, put in a new makeup station and converted our loft into a work station and shooting wardrobe closet.  


That is where you come.  We want to build up our shooting wardrobe, so you have lots more choices when you come in for your portrait session.  

Why:  We want to be environmentally conscience.  Instead of going our and buying all new items, we thought why not offer an incentive for our clients to clean out their closets and recycle their beautiful clothes.  You know the pieces?  The ones that you love, but don’t really flatter your figure or no longer fit.  Or the beautiful dresses that your daughter has outgrown, or wore once to prom and never again.  Why not kill two birds with one stone and feel refreshed with a clean closet and you will know the items will not go to waste, but be enjoyed for years.

What you receive:  Anyone who donates to Blue Sky’s Studio will receive a $200 print credit for their next photography session.  You will also be entered to win a “Dream Session” with Blue Sky’s Studio.

Dream Session:

You “Dream Photography Session” includes the following:

The location of your choice- from Los Angeles to San Diego

Designer gown for the session for you and any family member to use 

Styling for every family member in the session

A Wall collection of framed Portrait Art from the Session

Hair and Makeup for all females in the session

A planning session to determine what your dream portrait session would look like.

Value: $4,000.00

What we are looking for:

We are looking for solid color beautiful dresses, tops, corsets, vintage slips, skirts, & coats in solid colors.  The main colors we are looking for are:

Black, nude, navy, cream, ivory, white, pale pink, pale blue, matte silver, matte gold, pastel colors, red.  We also love texture, lace, sheer or anything else that you think will photograph well.  Here is an example of our Pinterest board, click on it to see the entire inspiration page:


Visit our Pinterest board of inspiring outfits to get an idea of the type of clothing that works best in a portrait sessions.

If you are unsure, let us know.  Whatever we don’t use, we will donate to one of our favorite charities.  Our clothing drive will end June 1, 2017.  We will announce the winner of the Dream Photography session in July.  If you need us to help you or to come and pick it up because you are too busy, you can email us at


Do you have an excuse about why you keep putting off getting portraits of yourself and your family?  Are you waiting to look perfect, have the perfect body, skin, hair, etc.?   While you continue to put it off for one more year, your family is missing out on beautiful images of YOU!  

That is what exist in photographs is all about.  I absolutely understand that there is a lot of work that goes into planning a photography session.  Sometimes it seems like it just isn’t meant to be, but believe me it is.  Take me for example.  My busiest time of year is October and November.  I work an average of 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.  In the middle of all that craziness, is my own family that needs portraits for the year.  For me, I need to find one of my friends that is a photographer, and also really busy, to agree to take a few images of the whole family together.  I can handle the portraits of my kids and my kids with my husband, but I feel like it is really important for me to also get into the portrait every year.  I don’t want my kids to look back in 10, 20, or 30 years from now and say, “where was my Mom”.  Or, “my Mom was always behind the camera, and looks like she was never around according to pictures”.

I want to make it easy for you to say yes to a portrait session this year by doing the follow:

  1.  Having a hair and makeup artist available for you to look and feel your very best.
  2. By having a shooting wardrobe, that I can mix and match with your own clothing to take the hassle out of planning for the outfits for your session.
  3. Creating a fun environment for you and your family where everyone feels comfortable and is actually having fun.
  4. By guiding your posing to make you look your very best.  I can take off at least 10 pounds with good posing!
  5. By using photoshop to finish your portrait and make your best just a little better.
  6. And finally, by inviting you to our studio a week after your session for a personal reveal of our top images from the session.  These images will be fine art prints, fully retouched, mounted and matted ready to take home that day.  All of the prints also include the digital file of the edited image.  In addition, we will walk you through the rest of our beautiful portrait products to help design wall art and other keepsakes.

Do you have someone you love that you want to capture forever in portraits?  Take advantage of our makeover special this month.  For more details, email us at  Have a beautiful weekend and enjoy this unbelievably beautiful mother and daughter duo!