Its been a few days since the sun has come out to play so these images just warm my body seeing the smiles and sunlight during Irvine professional family photography session.
Photographing for families is exciting and rewarding as a mom, especially when I can do it locally in my area of Anaheim Hills, CA. I am a huge fan of “letting the kids be kids” and not forcing them to sit and smile. Photography after all is about capturing a moment, its a time that is here and gone all to quickly. I was fortunate to be able to capture these sweet moments for a local mom and photographer, Laura Hulse. Her family is adorable as you can see. I was only with them for a short time but I quickly realized both girls have energetic and fun personalities.
As part of my session, I love to follow up with clients and find out how they perceived the session. I ask Ms. Shu to summarize the session and this is what she typed on her Yelp Review, “We just had a family photoshoot done with Stevie last Sunday. She was professional, courteous, efficient, and lots of fun! What amazed me more was that she called us the following day for us to go over the gallery to choose our favorite photos. My baby had a pretty big scar on his forehead from falling down just a day prior to the photoshoot, and Stevie already had them photoshopped. We were also very impressed how the photos turned out. Our kids looked beautiful and the background she chose was just as beautiful. She had many packages to choose from, and we can’t wait to hang our family photos on our wall! I highly recommend!”
Oh my what amazing words she wrote, I simply had to share. These are the feelings I hope I can convey with each and every family I interact with. My photography journey started shortly after becoming a mom myself. I feel because I am a mom, I can connect with the children and the families. Motherhood has been amazing for me. I hope to meet you and your family soon so we can connect and capture your moments.
Ms. Shu did great styling this session. Clothing is a key element for beautiful, timeless portraits. It is important to consider what is trendy vs what is ‘your style’ when choosing clothing for family portraits. If you plan to hang the images on your wall I encourage you to take the time to pick clothing pieces that represent you and your family.
Recently I partnered with an amazing stylist that offers complimentary styling for my family photography sessions. She is amazing at what she does. You can find out more by clicking this tab. To see more images of current sessions, follow us on Instagram.