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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Back to School - First Grade!

I’m not gonna lie…today kind of kicked my butt.  I thought I was so ready with my camera, video camera and iPhone freshly charged.  I had set out Dylan’s outfit, backpack with matching waterbottle, and school supplies.  Then, the alarm went off and the next thing I remember her new first grade teacher was shutting the door saying see you at pick-up…and I didn’t even take any pictures!!!  Somewhere between trying to compromise on a hairstyle with Dylan and fighting with Ty about forgetting the matching waterbottle (sorry babe), we ran out of time!  I’m so glad I took some back-to-school pics last week when things were a little less hectic.  Our little First Grader is growing up so fast.  She is the sweetest, funniest little girl I’ve ever met and I hope she never looses her strong-willed personality (even if it means getting ready might be a battle every morning of first grade)!  :)

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Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding

Dave and Jessi had the kind of wedding that everyone dreams of.  The day was beautiful, the venue was perfect, and the bride and groom simply glowed!  Most importanly, they were surrounded by so many people that loved them wholeheartedly, that tears of joy and well-wishes seemed to flow freely throughout the day.  It was an honor to document the wedding of such a beautiful couple and I wish them a lifetime full of health, happiness, and lots of fun together!

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Bandy Canyon Ranch, the girls at Folklore Vintage Rentals made sure that every detail of this camping-inspired wedding was perfect…

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Many thanks to the Creative Team that made this day possible:

Venue:  Bandy Canyon Ranch

Rentals:  Folklore Vintage Rentals

DJ:  Cool Breeze Entertainment

Videographer:  Good Wedding Videos

Photographer:  Heidi Bolles Weddings

Tustin Newborn Photos - Orange County Newborn Photographer

Emmery was a dream for her newborn session….curling up into any position we put her in!  We were inside.  We were outside.  We used buckets, and even dressers!!!  I LOVE that this family likes to have fun, and always finds a way to include their dog in at least one photo too (remember their maternity session featured here?).  Much love to this beautiful family of three (well, four including Bentley).  :)

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