First Birthday Cake Smash - Orange County Family Photographer

This little guy was celebrating his first birthday and was THE CUTEST BIRTHDAY BOY!!!  All smiles and so sweet, we couldn’t believe how good he was being in front of my camera.  His Mom also brought along amazingly fun props that made for a great jungle-themed first birthday session!  :) 

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San Clemente Photo Session - Orange County Photographer

I apologize to my family in Boston for posting a beach session in the middle of winter!  If it helps, it really WAS a bit chilly out and I had to wear a light sweater.  :)  

I’ve known this beautiful Mama since we were on the high school cheer team way too many years ago!  It’s amazing to see her now, surrounded by her handsome boys, still looking as gorgeous as ever.  I loved the brief moments we had to catch up inbetween chasing the boys around!  It was so much fun to see you again Roya, and great to know that you are surrounded by so much love.   

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Orange County Family Photographer

The best part about photographing this family is that you can feel the love beaming through the lens.  They smile big, they hug big, and they love big.  It’s always fun to see them and to capture the love that they share.  Thank you all for another amazing session!  XOXO

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Sneak Attack! - Orange County Family Photographer

Confession #1:  I am seriously behind on blogging.  I canNOT believe I haven’t blogged this fun session yet.  I always look forward to seeing this family as we laugh throughout the entire session!  Since we knew that their youngest isn’t the biggest fan of being photographed, we planned a sneak attack photo session.  :)  The plan was for me to hide behind some trees/bushes and they would sit on a bench in an agreed-upon meeting spot.  Then I would start taking photos without him even knowing it.  One problem…the trees/bushes were so sparce this time of year they were practically non-existent.  I did manage to ‘hide’ behind one tree.  Of course he found me right away, but I think he was so confused with why someone was taking his picture while trying to hide, that it kind of worked.  At least it made for a funny start to our session (even though I’m sure onlookers thought I was completely crazy).  :)

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Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope everyone’s Valentine’s Day is filled with lots of love, happiness and fun!  We had a great time at this year’s Valentine Mini Sessions.  Look at all of these cute faces!!!  XOXOXOXOXO

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C Family - Orange County Family Photographer

These boys kill me with their cute smiles, button down shirts and ties!  It’s always fun to see them for their annual holiday photo session, but also a little bittersweet to see them growing up so fast!  Thank you to the entire family…it was great to see you all and I hope you love your photos.  :)

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J Family - Orange County Family Photographer

I’m always amazed at how nice and respectful these kids are.  You would think with four of them, they would be running around like crazy, but instead they are so sweet and always the perfect models!  It must be because they have some pretty incredible parents!  :)  Thank you J Family for spending the afternoon with me…I always love seeing your gorgeous family!

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H Family - Orange County Family Photographer

I REALLY love this family, and have for years.  They are always so much fun, and make my job easy (it doesn’t hurt that they look like they just stepped out of a magazine).  BTW, if you are looking for the best pilates instructor in town, be sure to call/email Holly.  She’s amazing!  Here is her site:  http://www.hollyhamel.com 

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H Family - Laguna Niguel Family Photographer

So many fun sessions to share from the past few (crazy) months!  First up is this BEAUTIFUL family.  Love you guys!!! 

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And the Winners Are....

Congratulations to all three winning families!  I couldn’t be more excited about which photos were chosen.  Thank you all for your votes and for a wonderful year.  :)

2014 Photo Contest Winners:

First Place:  Serhan Family!!!  You won a FREE SPING MINI-SESSION on March 21, 2015 in Orange County including 10 digital images!!!

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Second Place:  Coleman Family!!!  You won a $125 session fee credit to be used toward a full photo sesssion in 2015 (does not include newborn or mini sessions)!   

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Third Place:  Changet Family!!!  You won a $100 print credit to be used toward any 2015 photo session (prints only…does not include canvases, books, or albums)

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Thank you all again!

XO,

Heidi

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