This holiday time of year is our busiest, but we took a moment to compile some of our favorite holiday portraits from our years and years of Orange County photography. We know you’ve got a lot on your to do list, but we hope you’ll enjoy this little moment of pure holiday joy.children's holiday photosOrange county children's photographerbaby photography

Orange County holiday photography

Happy Holidays, from our family to yours!

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It is that time of year again!  Time to get a jump start on your family portraits.  The kids are come for the summer, the days are longer, everyone looks rested and tan, now is the perfect time to book your family portrait session.   Our Christmas in July special includes a full length portrait session in the location of your choice, 25 holiday cards or (1) 4×6 digital file and an 8×10 art print all for $299 (a value of $400).

This summer is busy, busy, busy for me, so I will have a more limited schedule.   In fact, the studio will be closed from August 18 through September 2.  All appointments will be first come, first serve, so book early.  To get a better idea of all of the wonderful locations we shoot in around orange county, take a moment to look through our location guide at the bottom of this blog post.

To book your session, please send an email to  We look forward to photographing your family!



Life is good!  I recently moved my office to the top floor in my home.  And seriously, why didn’t I move a long time ago?  I now sit and can look out at the beautiful ocean, and I feel really inspired.  I feel like it is just really important to be thankful for all of the wonderful experiences I have had, for the great family I get to hang out with, for the amazing clients I get to work with each day and for my really diverse group of  friends who surround me with love and support.  And the best part, I can now call a lot of my clients, friends.

So now to new friends, the beautiful Remillard family!   I spoke with Lisa about them wanting a really beautiful three generation family portrait.  We talked about all kinds of great locations, and decided on a location with an ocean view.  The only problem was each time the date came, it was too windy, rainy, overcast or something that prevented us from shooting on that date.  Finally I said, let’s try something different.  How about the Mission in San Juan Capistrano?  As it turned out, her mom was a docent at the Mission and it held a special place in her heart.  AND…. she had an inside connect that allowed us to shoot beyond closing time.  Don’t you just love an inside connection?

Not to make any of the adults feel like I don’t love them, but the best part of the session was Lisa’s adorable niece & her pink monkey!  Such a cutie.  It took a lot of fake sneezes and peak a boos to get her great big smile, but it was so worth the effort.  Enjoy!

p.s. my Spring Mini sessions will be announced tomorrow!  Just in time for Easter!

Is it already September???  This year has been roaring by!  Seriously, there is only about 10 weekends left until our holiday card cut off.  Please book early this year, because we are already, almost completely booked on the weekends for October.  I want to make sure all of the families I love seeing every year have an opportunity to get the prime lighting spots.  Also… I would really, really, really appreciate it if you would vote for Blue Sky’s this year for Children’s Photographer of the Year.  We only have a few weeks to vote, so just take a moment!  I thank you so much!   To vote, click on this link: Children’s Photographer of the Year!  Have a beautiful day!