Monday, June 30, 2008

Summertime Photography Fun!

Summer is here and it is a great time for Orange County Photography! It really is the perfect time of year for shooting photos if you think about it.... First of all, the kids are out of school! No trying to round up everyone on their busy school schedules. Second of all, you know you have been out in the sun so every one's faces are bound to have a little color on them. That sunny-summer-glow will certainly show through into your beautiful Orange County family Portraits. Third, the days are longer, giving us more hours in the day to meet up at a destination shot, or perhaps even shoot a great sunset engagement photo session. Lastly and most importantly, outdoor photos turn out so well and what other time of year can we count on the weather to be absolutely gorgeous then now?! Every summer day in Southern California is laced with beautiful sunshine and puffy white clouds what a perfectly natural backdrop for a great photo session!

So, lets talk location.... As with everything from your business to your home, the key to success is location, location, location! In Southern California we have access to MANY gorgeous beaches. There seems to be a beach for every personality and type of family. Are you a sporty fun family? Maybe think about grabbing all of your beach gear, surfboards and all, and heading to Trestles or Huntington Beaches. Here you can catch a glimpse at local surfers and rollerbladers. Wouldn't it be fun to get the whole family in their roller blades and let me catch some action shots of you all jetting down a scenic boardwalk??? The best pictures happen when everyone is having fun... this sure sounds like fun to me! Maybe you are more of the Hip/trendy kind of family. Perhaps Newport Beach photography is more up your alley. There is still access to a nice boardwalk full of the hustle and bustle of Newport's finest. There are many great spots in the area that we can explore and beautiful homes to set as a background. Laguna Beach photography is one of my favorites. This quiet, quaint little town has some very scenic beaches. With multi-million dollar home set high above the bluffs and stunning beaches for miles around, it's no wonder this beach attracts hundreds of photographers every year!

A final Orange County family photography note: HAVE FUN!!!! I mentioned this above, but I must reiterate. When you choose a spot that reflects your family best, they will be most comfortable there. Always bring some extra clothes for your little ones to beach shoots. We get some of our favorite shots when the family is splashing in the water! Don't be scared to let them get dirty, like in the above note, kids LOVE getting down and dirty in the sand... and it shows through in their BEAMING faces. Lets capture your family this summer in the best of ways... a playdate at a beautiful southern California beach! Contact me today to set up an appointment! Email: or Call 949.589.5311

Carol Bridges

Orange County Photographer

32002 Lomita Dr.

Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679



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