Welcome to San juan capistrano, the perfect location for senior photography

The charming city of San Juan Capistrano offers a plethora of stunning backgrounds that will make your  senior photos truly memorable. From historic buildings to lush gardens, there is no shortage of picturesque spots to capture the essence of this beautiful place.

San Juan Capistrano senior guy photography session in the cactus plants

San Juan Capistrano senior sessions: Parking

One of the advantages of choosing San Juan Capistrano for your senior photography session is the ease of parking. You won’t have to worry about navigating through crowded streets or searching for a parking spot for hours. The convenience factor allows you to focus on enjoying the senior experience and creating lasting memories.

San Juan Capistrano is the pefect place for a senior urban session. This senior is wearing a flannel shirt and khaki pants which work great in this location.

San Juan Capistrano senior sessions: variety of backgrounds

Another reason why San Juan Capistrano is great for a senior photography session is the variety of landscapes it offers. Whether you prefer a rustic setting with train tracks and vintage cottage backdrops or succulent gardens, this location has it all. The diverse landscapes provide endless possibilities for unique and personalized photographs that truly reflect your personality and style.

image of a senior in san juan capistrano using a one of the variety of backgrounds.

Book your San Juan Capistrano Senior Session

So why wait? Book your Blue Sky’s studio senior photography session in San Juan Capistrano today and let the beauty of this location enhance your portraits. Get ready to create stunning images against breathtaking backgrounds, enjoy hassle-free parking, and explore the wide range of landscapes that this city has to offer. Your senior year deserves nothing less than extraordinary photographs in an extraordinary location like San Juan Capistrano!

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Senior guy in san juan capistrano showing it is the perfect spot to shoot a senior portrait session.

high school Senior guy in san juan capistrano showing what to wear to a senior portrait session.

Santa Margarita high school senior guy getting his senior portraits taken in San Juan Capistrano's historic district.

Senior portraits in San Juan Capistrano with a senior guy from Santa Margarita High School

To see more senior photography locations, check out our blog post: https://www.clickingwithkristin.com/plan-your-perfect-high-school-senior-session-at-tablerock-beach/

Wondering what to Wear for your Outdoor Family Photos?

We’ve got you covered with clothing color schemes for each of the popular locations in Orange County.

Make sure you have right color outfits to go with the scenery at your session!

Do you want to find out what to wear for your outdoor family photos?  Your outdoor family photo session is coming up and you’re going through your mental checklist: get haircuts, wax those eyebrows, pick the outfits.

In your outdoor family photos, I recommend picking two to three colors and coordinating everyone’s outfits around that color scheme.  For example, navy and cream with a pop of gold.

Think of your location when it comes to color schemes for your photography wardrobe:

What to wear to a family session | Classic Neutrals

The Classic Neutrals: There is timeless elegance with neutrals and earthy tones. Think of beiges or cremes – these colors look great in open fields, such as Laguna Canyon, San Juan Open Spaces, Alta Laguna Park and Mission San Juan Capistrano.

A family photography session in Laguna Beach. All the family members are dressed in creams and neutral tones.

What to Wear to a Family Photo shoot | For bold and vibrant clothing

Bold & Vibrant: This is for our fashionistas! Stand out with bright and bold colors that pop – just be careful to avoid clashing colors in group photos. This color scheme works great in an urban environment to show off your style. The best locations in Orange County for these types of sessions include The Lab, The Camp, Downtown Laguna Beach, Orange Circle, Los Rios Historic District, Newport Fun Zone and the Santa Ana Arts District.

This image show what to wear to an urban photoshoot for a family.

What to Wear to an Outdoor family session | Pastel Perfection

Pastel Perfection: Use oft and dreamy pastel hues to create a whimsical atmosphere. These color schemes will look great during a sunset at the beach, San Juan Capistrano in the flower fields, Laguna Niguel Botanical Gardens, or Sherman Gardens in Corona Del Mar.

Young family wearing pastel colors at their sunset family photoshoot in Laguna Beach

What to Wear to a family shoot | Mixing and matching patterns

Mixing Patterns: Embrace creativity with playful patterns that complement each other. You can add hints of polka dots to a tie, or a hair bow, or even socks. There’s many fun ways to harmonize styles and patterns to each of your family members. These looks are best at the beach, an urban area or in a field. 

A family portrait session with what to wear when you want to incorporate fun prints and patterned clothing in your session.

What to Wear to a Family Session | Cool Blues and Greens

Cool Blues & Greens: Cool tones create a serene and calming effect. These dreamy images can help promote a sense of calm and well-being, which will not only look great for your memories but also on the walls of your home. Great destinations for these include the beach, Newport Back Bay, Balboa Island, and the Newport Beach Pier.

Family photos in Irvine showing what to wear to a park shoot.

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Are you always behind the camera taking candid pictures of your beautiful kids?  Do you hesitate to get in front of the camera because you still want to loose 10 pounds, you are hoping to get a new haircut, or you are just not satisfied with how you look?  Don’t wait because you deserve to exist in portraits for your family.  Your kids will look back and the portraits of you, will be their most precious possessions.  There is a reason why people grab the photo albums first when there is a fire or a flood in their home.  Because portraits are our own personal history and really our most precious possessions.  

I want to reassure you that I can make you look and feel your very best.  First off, I can take off at least 15 pounds with good posing.  Not to mention that I am a photoshop artist with almost 20 years of experience making people look like the best version of themselves.  Finally, I can recommend a wardrobe that will highlight your best qualities.

You deserve to have a beautiful portrait session for Mother’s Day.  Start with hair and makeup in our studio and have your family join you so everyone has an amazing experience.  Better yet, you can gift portrait art to your husband or father for Father’s Day and both holidays are covered.

There has never been a better time to celebrate you!  Our Model for A Day session includes professional hair and makeup, a fully styled photography session and a $200 print credit all for $249 (value $499).

Call now 949-510-3862 or email me at kristin@blueskysstudio.com to book your session.  Only 8 spots left at this price.  Check out this family that managed to get everyone together and have a great time too!


I started Blue Sky’s in 2002, as Blue Sky’s Salon and Studio.  So much has changed over the years. I no longer have a retail store, I have worked from my home and then again from a studio, I have had a large staff, and then a small staff again, I have expanded our photographic services to weddings, high school seniors and commercial photography along with our original family photography.

A few things haven’t changed!  I have still been so fortunate to surround myself with amazing people.  Georgia Soares is one of those rare people that despite adversity, is still a bright, positive and uplifting person.

I originally meet Georgia through one of my high school friends.  Over the years Blue Sky’s has photographed her four beautiful daughters for so many fun occasions.  One of my favorites from when they were very young was, all the girls dressed up in their Kentucky Derby dresses and hats.  We have shot for Mother’s day, the family on the beach and many more.  

As with lots of clients, as the girls got older and their family changed, I didn’t see them as often.  Georgia survived a horrific illness, the girls got busy with sports and social commitments…. things changed.

Fast forward to March 2016, the oldest Soares girl is out of high school, two are in high school and the baby is in 8th grade.  I had the amazing opportunity to capture all the girls as young adults.  It was so fun to laugh and catch up and hear all about their lives for the last few years.  This is just an amazing, close family.  I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to once again capture portraits of them.  Here is a highlight slideshow of just a few of my favorite images from the day!  Enjoy:



The challenge with photographing lots of families, year after year, is always producing a unique, inspired and storytelling group of images that represent “your” family at this stage in your life.  So many of the wonderful families we photograph at Blue Sky’s Studio want to document their lives each year (I do this too).   As we are getting ready to send our oldest out into the world, I absolutely cherish the albums we have put together from our family photography sessions each year of our kids lives.  

One of the best ways I know to produce unique images, is to choose a different location in Orange County, each year, to have your family photographed.

Recently, I went through  loads of sessions and put together an album of all of my favorite locations, so Blue Sky’s clients would have the opportunity to page through lots of sessions and get inspired.  You can check it out by clicking here.  Each year, I try to add additional locations to my repertoire, which gets more difficult as you can imagine!  The fact is, we are truly blessed to have a studio in Laguna Canyon.  Not only is the studio a spectacular place to have your portraits taken as the lighting is heavenly, but it is also surrounded but fields, urban areas and very close to the beach.  Seriously, in one session, you can have Urban, Coastal and studio images!  Pretty cool if you ask me!  

Here is a highlight of one of the areas in my own backyard (our family moved to downtown Laguna Beach this year and I can walk out my door and be in any of these spots within minutes).  This location features the beautiful Victoria Blakemore, who will be attending the prestigious Parson’s School of Design in New York!

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