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I can always tell right off the bat if I’m going to “click” (yes pun intended) with someone. It’s an intuitive gift passed down from my mom’s side of the family that has steered me right in life. Some personalities will get along better than others. But not every client has to be my BFF […]

I’ve probably done a dozen family sessions at Calafia Beach in San Clemente this Holiday Season (including my own)! The reason being is its one of those beaches that offers looks on or off the sand! Some families love the beach backdrop but maybe not want to endure the wet and sand. So it’s a […]

I think anyone would agree that the colors you wear really set the mood of your shoot! Like in this family beach session with the Giles! I’ve known this family since the mom and I had our first borns. So getting to photograph them is always a huge honor and pleasure (besides I LOVE me […]

One of my favorite places to shoot is at San Juan Capistrano’s historic Los Rios District! With its urban feel; small historic homes turned into quaint coffee houses and restaurants aligning the local train depot…it offers a variety of  different looks and darling niches for photos. From gorgeous succulents, to cute benches, train station with […]

So I’ve always heard Shaw’s Cove had been a Photographer’s favorite…and it surely lived up to its reputation! Once you get over the idea of navigating down crowded PCH to Laguna and cross your fingers for a decent parking space…it’s really worth the effort. This beach has some beautiful rocks, hillsides and a really cool […]

Texture is super important in photography when wanting to create a more 3D look. It gives an image dimension and can create an element of interest. But texture entirely depends on the way the light is hitting the textured surface! When you have angles like this mountain side the light is hitting in a way […]

My favorite beach in San Clemente is Calafia Beach. For the simple reason that it has the most variety a beach could possible offer. From the fun colorful lifeguard stands, to the SC Pier painting the background, layered rock and gorgeous mountainsides…this beach can offer so many looks for your family. The other nice thing […]

Beach locations are one of my favorite places to photograph a family session! Mostly because the kiddos can run free, be themselves {laugh, play, and get wild} without the parents stressing whether they’re behaving. There are always a TON of shots I can accomplish in this kind of environment, because I don’t need to control […]

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