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Top 100 for 4 Consecutive Years!

These images placed in the top 100 of the 2017 Shoot and Share Contest, one of the world’s largest photography contests (over 350,000 images were submitted this year).  Here’s a shout out to the Last Family, who made it all possible with their adorable 6 kiddos!

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Family Photographer Orange County

This was a beautiful evening for several reasons.  Of course the sunset at Dana Point Harbor was amazing, but even better was that I got to see my friend Becky, again, after almost a year of being out of touch.  Becky, I’m so glad we got to reconnect, even we were on opposite sides of the camera most of the time! xoxo.
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Family Photography Orange County

Here is one of my favorite “frequently photographed families”…the Wickstroms!  We switched things up this year by trying a new spot on the streets of Orange County…but had fun imagining our new “set” could be Boston, San Francisco, or maybe even Europe. Wishful thinking we know!  One day…!

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The session was booked to commemorate this family’s new baby and new home.  It was very last minute – 100% impromptu – with the date booked and wardrobe selected within 24 hours.

If you’re anything like me, way too much time and thought goes into planning our own family photo sessions, making it drudgery for ourselves and everyone around us. Perhaps we can all take notes from Amber, who chanced the last minute outcome, and let her family shine without any real effort at all.  Well done mama!

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Baby Photographer Orange County

Meet the Last Family’s newest member, Rebecca Rose!  If you’re doing the counting, she’s the 5th little girl brought home to this now family of 8!  After a speedy labor & delivery, baby “Becca” was home and getting her picture taken at just five days old.  As you can see, she was perfect in every way.

I still crack up thinking of this session, which turned out to be more of a play date for me and Laura, a dear friend of mine. Our “normal” play dates involve the 10’s of children we have between us (o.k., yes, most of them are hers!), but this one was special because for at least half of the session we were all by ourselves with little Becca.   Newborn photography sessions always involve an element of “work,” but this one stood out as a time we could catch up, enjoying our friendship and the wonder of the beautiful baby girl Laura just brought home.  Laura, you love each of your kids like they are an only child.  Keep up the good work, and the baby-making!

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