Baby E | Brea Lifestyle Portrait Photography

I had the honor of capturing this wonderful occasion in the life of Christina and Chris. This is their first child and as a surprise they didn’t want to find out the gender until the baby was ready to present him or herself. With just days before the baby was due, Christina opted for a quick maternity session.

I was a bit nervous upon entering their home because I’ve always wanted to do a maternity session with the parents in an intimate setting. So in order to do that it would require both of them to expose a little more of themselves than they normally would. But without any hesitation, on Christina’s part, she was up for the challenge!

Christina was due any day, and I have to say that she looked so amazing!

Chris is handsome also and races in triathalons! That’s amazing!Isn’t Christina gorgeous? She’s Italian – Vietnamese! Such an exotic combo.
Stunner right? I love that look in her eyes! Chris, you’re one lucky guy!! I absolutely adore the energy between Christina & Chris! Not only are they playful, but they’re so in love.This image on the left has got to be my favorite image of the day! So beautiful, so intimate, so real. Takes my breath away.Yes, Christina takes my breath away too! She’s such a model.
The bunny and Curious George belongs to Christina and Chris. Those were their childhood toys that they’ve kept all these years.Christina & Chris, you two are such amazing people. Thank you for letting me into your home and your lives. 

Astrid Baloun | Maternity Session

The beautiful Astrid is a fellow photographer based in Orange County. We met up for coffee at my favorite coffee shop, Kean’s Coffee, in Tustin. It was an extremely warm day and we relaxed inside the coffee shop with our icy caffeinated beverages. We chatted about the business and our hopes and dreams for growing our business. I found out that she is Guatemalan…that is where her beautiful skin and shining large eyes come from.

After we finished our drinks, I suggested that we do a quicky maternity session. Astrid was totally up for it! We jumped in our cars and headed down to the park.

Isn’t this light on Astrid just gorgeous? She’s carrying her second daughter, Kaia, which is to be due in on month!

Astrid is so natural and comfortable in front of the camera…a photographer’s dream.

Apr 29 | Heidi + Daniel

So after meeting Harmony for the first time that day, I was also meeting her sister and brother-in-law for the very first time. I was a little nervous at how I will be accepted and how they will interact with a total stranger interrupting their maternity session, but Heidi and Daniel were very welcoming. Heidi expressed her idea for shooting at the park because it will be the park that she will be taking her new baby boy, Joshua Daniel, in the very near future.

This adorable little girl jumped into our shots as we were shooting. I guess she wanted to be in the family portrait too! :P
Harmony told me that they went with a monkey theme for the baby shower and the baby’s nursery decor.The light is amazing here isn’t it? I think my signature look is backlighting. I always look for backlighting in all my shoots.…and sun flares! A lot of my pictures have sun flares in them. They are annoying to some people, but not me.Golden hour…I adore this light. It’s warm, inviting, soft, and loving. Doesn’t it look like the light is just kissing Heidi?Heidi has the most beautiful amber colored eyes, and Daniel has the most enviable green eyes. I wonder what colored eyes Joshua Daniel will have.