Victoria’s high school senior pics in Laguna Canyon

This year’s high school senior pics have been a little different.  Since we were closed from March to the end of May, most of our class of 2020 sessions happened right before graduation, or even after the senior had graduated.  In addition to the Covid crisis, I got really sick and missed most of February.  So, our annual senior styled session giveaway didn’t happen.  However, we were still able to gift the winners their own personal senior photography session.

Victoria was one of the winners from our giveaway.   Her style and personality worked really well with a natural backdrop.  Laguna Canyon is the ideal spot for a Boho Inspired photography session and Victoria was a natural in front of my camera.

Here are a few of my favorite images from the session.  Enjoy!

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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 Kristin@blueskysstudio.com.  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.

As an Orange County Family Photographer, my focus is always on documenting local families throughout the years. That means, often I start photographing a family when their children are young, and then continue the sessions all the way through their high school senior portraits. Sometimes this even includes their kid’s weddings!

This is such a magical part of being a photographer. I love people and creating connections and long term bonds with them. There is nothing better to me than having a Mom cry over the beautiful portraits of their high school senior, Or Dad laughing at a silly face their young child always makes.

Recently, I have fallen in love with moving portraits of my clients. These are small snippets of video that help more completely tell the story of the family as it changes and the kids grow over the years. I only regret that I didn’t think of this sooner (with the help of my videographer Rebekah Pantel), so I could have had these videos for my kids as they grew up.

There is no better place to do one of these session than in the open fields of Laguna Beach, San Juan Capistrano or Upper Newport Back Bay. The yellow mustard is gorgeous and the soft water in the background makes the images really dreamy. All of the rain this year has lead to the “super Bloom” with flowers we may not see again for another 10 years.

This month, anyone that books a portrait session with Blue Sky’s Studio will have a videographer at their session to help tell their complete family/ senior portrait story. This is a $99 value is free if you book by May 30.

Here is a sample of a moving portrait video of the gorgeous Sofie Salvino!

And more favorite still images from the session!


To book your session or inquire about one, and include a videographer, click here or email me at kristin@blueskysstudio.com.

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!

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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.

That was the question presented to me a few weeks ago when a close family friend introduced me to Michael Chadwick.  Now, if you are not in the swim world, this name may not mean much to you.  But for me and my family, Michael is a rock star swimmer.  One of the fastest humans alive in the 100 Freestyle, he is an absolutely amazing swimmer.  Here is the thing, he is an even better human being.

Michael called me up to let me know that he would be in Laguna Beach for his Spring break and was planning to ask the love of his life, Cassi, to marry him.  He wanted to know my option on a location that would be super special and unique to Laguna Beach.  I could not think of a better place than Victoria beach.  He agreed and we set the plan in motion to surprise Cassi.

As is usually the case, there were a few hiccups in getting their close friends and family down to the beach and hidden before Michael and Cassi made their way to the designated spot.  And, Michael pretty much forgot all of the directions about where to meet, because he was so darn nervous.  However, it all came together perfectly and just as the sun started to go down, I was able to capture Cassi saying YES!

chadwick-9017Since the entire engagement was a surprise to Cassi, we wanted to give her the opportunity to make the engagement session something really special.  We scheduled for a complete session a few evenings later.  Cassi had the opportunity to choose the location with Michael and do her hair and makeup so she looked perfect.  Here are some of the beautiful engagement images from the open field in Laguna Beach.  Congratulations to both of you!  Enjoy!

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My goal has always been to not just photograph a family one time, but to build a lasting relationship and document your family each year.   This is the best way  I know to build a family history and to make sure your children can look back at the entire family over the years and see the close relationships and defining moments throughout their childhood.

One question that comes up repeatedly among my clients, especially when we do a family session each year, is “what should we wear”?  We love to work closely with you to put outfits together that not only compliment each person in the portrait, but also have the look and feel of the location of the session.  And, it is extremely important, to make sure the images compliment your home.

We are now in the process of building a more extensive shooting wardrobe.  Watch for future announcements on how you can get involved helping us complete our shooting wardrobe.  Since I love vintage dresses and accessories, we definitely have those in our studio and we are always on the lookout for more.  But for the gals in the family, I high recommend using services such as www.renttherunway.com to access one of a kind beautiful dresses and outfits at a fraction of the retail cost.  For the holidays this year, one of my favorite families, decided to go all out and rent formal red outfits and combine this look with an organic setting.  The results were stunning!   I also love that they rented a tux for their gorgeous son Daniel!  What a great sport.   Here are some of the
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To book your portrait session, you can email us at kristin@blueskysstudio.com or call at 949-510-3862.