Best of 2014 Contest!!!

It’s time for the Best of 2014 Photo Contest!  It’s always so much fun looking back at all of the amazing sessions that took place over the past year, and SO incredibly hard to choose which photos to include.  Thank you all for being a part of this fun and crazy business of mine!   I truly appreciate you asking me back year after year, and am offering some fun prizes as a special thank you to you all.  :)

2014 Photo Contest Prizes:

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

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

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

Here is how to win:

1)  Go to the Heidi Bolles Photography Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/HeidiBollesPhotography)

2)  Click on the album ‘Best of 2014’ to vote for your favorite image of 2014.

3)  For a vote to count, you must first be a fan of the Heidi Bolles Photography Facebook page and then leave a ‘Comment’ about the photo.  Each comment will count as a vote (only one vote per person/per photo). ‘Liking’ a photo will NOT count as a vote.

4)  Ask your friends and family to vote and help increase your chances of winning (they must complete both steps in #3 for their votes to count).

5)  Voting will end on January 23rd at midnight.  The person/family in the winning photo will win the contest and the free photo session.  The free photo session must be used during the 2015 Spring Mini Day (March 21st) to be valid and is good for their immediate family only.

Here are the images:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.789684287753521.1073741857.125293870859236&type=1

Coto de Caza Newborn Photos

Look at this little face!  Isn’t he adorable?  This baby boy was a dream to photograph…and it was so great to see his family again as I took his sister’s newborn photos just a couple of years ago.  :)  Thank you to the entire family for inviting back to capture your newest bundle of joy.  Here are a few of my favorites…

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Laguna Beach Family Photographer

All we need is one good picture” is what Valerie kept saying.  I think she was worried that I wasn’t getting any good ones because Mr. Giovanni didn’t exactly want to ‘pose’ for the camera.  Instead, he wanted to do what all active toddler boys want to do…PLAY!!!  Once we let him run around, the biggest smile with the cutest dimple had my camera clicking away like crazy!  

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Orange County Newborn Photographer

Ashley’s Mom and Dad are the uber-talented, amazing owners of OC All Stars in Foothill Ranch!  Already parents to two adorable little boys, they were super excited to welcome a beautiful baby girl into their family.  Since this was their first girl, we decided to use lots of bows and pink colors throughout the entire session.  :)  Here are a few of my favs…

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Sweet Ashley with her proud big brothers.  

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Family Vacation - Orange County Family Photographer

This session was kind of like a dream (until the last few frames…..only one child ended up in the ER, I promise)!  This was the second year that the G family asked me to capture some special moments during their family vacation, and I love this new tradition!  This summer they spent a week in Solvang, and the home they stayed at was GORGeous!  I sometimes forget how beautiful the central coast is, but was quickly reminded as soon as I arrived and saw those amazing rolling hills their home overlooked.

We spent the afternoon capturing smiles on a fun horse swing, flying kites, and running around this enormous property.  G family, I hope these images capture a beautiful part of your summer vacation.  Thanks so much for inviting me along!  :)

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The Day My Camera Saved My Life

Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic, but my camera definitely broke my fall as I was leaving a shoot this weekend.  You may or may not know, but I also photograph real estate for a few local agents.  Yesterday as I was leaving a property, I tripped over a crack in the sidewalk and went down…hard.  So hard that a car driving by stopped in the middle of the street to see if I was okay!  The only reason I didn’t hit my head was that my camera was on a strap around my neck and acted as a buffer between me and the pavement.  Even though the skin from my left elbow is still on that sidewalk, my camera doesn’t even have a scratch on it.  Moral of this story…buy Nikon.  It’s tough, completely klutz-proof, and may someday save your life too.  :)

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H Family Newborn Session - Fountain Valley Newborn Photographer

This sweet girl was the perfect little model.  Smiles, sleepy time, awake time…we got it all!  She is surrounded by love with two older brothers to watch out for her as well as two amazing parents that couldn’t be any nicer!  I had a great time meeting them all, and here are some favorites from this session…

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The most adorable big brothers.

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 Their Mom saw this idea on Pinterest, so we had to try it!

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I had to post a couple pics of the nursery…isn’t it beautiful???

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Thank you again to the entire family and congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!

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Twins - Orange County Newborn Photographer

I love twins!  However, when I heard that these boys were already 11 weeks old, I got a little nervous.  Most newborn sessions are done within a baby’s first two weeks of life since this is when they are the sleepiest and can be moved into different ‘poses’ without being woken up as easily.  So I couldn’t help thinking, would these babies sleep?  More importantly…would they sleep at the same time???  Luckily they did (at least for a minute!), and here are some of my favorites from this amazing family…

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How gorgeous is their Mama?!?!?

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 Congratulations to the entire family!  I can’t wait to see you all again soon.  :)

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Summit House Wedding - Fullerton Wedding Photographer

Dylan and Cristine had the most incredible wedding at Summit House in Fullerton.  Two of THE NICEST people I have ever met, I felt very lucky to be invited along to document their special day.  Crisitine was such a calm and gorgeous bride who really seemed to be able to take in every moment, which I loved!  Together with their families and friends, they celebrated their future together.  

Every detail was beautifully thought out, making for a perfect day (and yes, I did have to take multiple shots of those shoes)! 

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Gorgeous Cristine!

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Dylan’s first look at his future bride!

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How cute are these flower girls???

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This moment always gets me…  

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The beautiful ballroom at Summit House and florals by Jenny B Floral Design.

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This bridal party was ready to get the party started!!!

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The toasts were eloquent and lovely.

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The bridal party pulled out score cards rating the speechless…loved it!

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Then this happened.  :)

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Many thanks to Ultimate Events DJ for keeping everyone smiling and dancing throughout the evening.

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Flash mob surprise wedding dance!!!

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Dylan and Cristine, I wish you nothing but a lifetime of love, good health, and happiness from the bottom of my heart.

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Many thanks to the amazing team that created such a beautiful wedding:

Venue:  Summit House

Florals:  Jenny B Floral Design

Wedding Cake:  Beverly’s Best Bakery

DJ/Entertainment:  Ultimate Events DJ

Videographer:  Rustic Red

Photographer:  Heidi Bolles Weddings

Brea Newborn Photos - Orange County Newborn Photographer

Two of my favorite things about my photography business are reconnecting with old friends and watching families grow.  With this session, I got to do both.  Brooke and Mike are both amazing people that make you smile the moment you see them.  I’m so happy they asked me back to photograph their newest ‘little monster’ along with some shots with his older brother.  It was great to see you all, and congratulations again on your newest adorable baby boy!

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Checking out his baby brother…possibly my favorite shot!

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