Huntington Beach Family Portraits | Newport Beach Photographer

Brandi was referred to me by one of my great clients, Courtney (see her ADORABLE little girl, baby E, here).  Last weekend I photographed Brandi’s beautiful family of 3 (with 1 on the way!) at one of my fav new spots – Quail Hill Community Park in Irvine.  Not only is Quail Hill a unique family portrait location with lots of space for little ones to run around, but it’s very private also.  Perfect for camera shy people :)  Photographing little ones is usually a challenge.  I’ve found that if I become a child myself (think funny faces, strange animal noises, and pretending to hunt for treasure) the little ones’ interest is peaked.  It turns out that baby M was more interested in my camera than anything else, and the bubble gun was broken, so I handed over my camera for her to photograph mommy and daddy.  I made a deal with her that I could return the favor by photographing her, and that’s when some of the best shots of the day were created.  I’ll do pretty much whatever it takes to get the shots I want- whether it be untrusting a 2 year old with my camera, or just making a fool of myself.  Thank you Brandi, Darby, and baby M!  Can’t wait to show you the rest of the images soon!

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  1. Brandi Tejeda

    These photos are not only amazing but exactly what we were looking for. Your talent is obvious in these incredibly candid shots of our non-stop 2yr old:) I am so glad Courtney hooked us up. Cant wait to see the rest. Thank you so much!!!!

  2. carly


    Woohoo! I can’t wait to show you the rest! I had so much fun with you guys, can’t wait to do it again when the baby arrives :)

  3. Diane Tejeda

    THESE ARE GREAT! Can not wait to see the rest of them. So excited about having some studio pictures of you guys for the house. Thanks for sharing them.

  4. carly


    Thanks Diane! It’s hard to take a bad photo of them. They’re coming over this evening to view all their images & place an order. Everything they order today is discounted 10% so if you would like any photos, tell Brandi :)

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