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Christmas Mini-Sessions with Murray!- part 1

This year was the first time I’ve done Holiday Mini-Sessions and it was a blast! Exhausting… but awesome! I had the privilege of photographing 8 amazing families and Murray loved letting people crawl all over him! ;) AND thanks to these families, we collected a ton of canned food that went to help families in need in Fullerton.

Check out some of our fun peeps!

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Christmas Tree Farm Family Portraits- Brea Portrait Photographer -Peltzer Pines

2014-12-09_0015It’s almost Christmas! Oh my goodness! And it’s been a LOOOOOOOONG time since I’ve blogged anything. I’ve just been so busy shooting and keeping clients happy and designing beach towels. But now…. I have time to catch my breath. Aaaaaaahhhhhhhh. Usually I try to blog things in order of when I shot them, but at this point, I if I don’t want these Christmas photos to be posted in February, I’d better post them now!

What an honor to photograph this family. I shot Griselda & Humberto’s wedding in 2011 and it was one of my favorites! THEY are two of my favorites! And now they have two adorable kiddos! I mean!

And who knew that there was a Christmas tree farm in Brea? Apparently lots of people, including about 5 other photographers taking family portraits. Well, I’ve often been late to the game. :)

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2014 Holiday Mini Sessions Update!

There are little less than 4 weeks left until our holiday mini sessions and we’ve got just a few spots left! We are going to have so much fun!

I’ve got a couple of things to update you on. First, knowing that the holidays are a difficult time for a lot of people, we’ve decided to provide an opportunity to give back. So if you bring at least 5 cans of food (or more if you feel led), to donate to a local food bank, we will give you an additional 2 high res images (a $40 value).

Also, it’s official. Murray will be a part of our mini sessions! You have no idea how difficult it was to find a great photo spot that would accomodate him (yes we refer to our truck by name)! But here’s a sneek peak of our spot.

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I’m loving all the Oak trees (at least I think those are oaks!). Murray can’t wait to pose with with you and let your kids climb all over him! :)

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And the light! I love it! My boo looks cute there too, doesn’t he? :)

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Book your spot before they’re all taken!

November 1, 2014 in North OC

$150
~15 minute session
~A viewing gallery of 10-15 images to choose from
~One full resolution (or a total of 3 with the donation of at least 5 canned goods) retouched photo of your choice, emailed to you with a print release.
Booking is on a first come first served basis.
*the fine print*
~mini sessions are available for families of up to 6 people
~a $50 deposit reserves your spot
~prints, canvases and additional digital images available for purchase
~you may purchase your entire image gallery for an additional
$175

Email me to book your session. jen@jendisney.com
When I get your email, I will email you back with what time slots are still available, in the order of which I received your email. Once you choose your date, you can make your deposit through Paypal. Then I will send you some ideas for planning for your shoot, including wardrobe ideas.

Holiday Mini Sessions 2014!

Hi friends!

It’s that time! Can you believe that we could even be thinking about the Holidays when it’s been this crazy hot? Blech!
But it’s true. Just think… it’s like you’re already checking one thing off of your Christmas to-do list! Congratulations! :)

Mini Sessions are great for:

~Having the best darn Christmas card your friends receive this year.
~Documenting just how cute your family is
~Scoring points with the grandparents when you give them updated photos of your kiddos.

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Here’s the deets!

November 1, 2014 in North OC

$150
~15 minute session
~A viewing gallery of 10-15 images to choose from
~One full resolution, retouched photo of your choice, emailed to you with a print release.
Booking is on a first come first served basis.
*the fine print*
~mini sessions are available for families of up to 6 people
~a $50 deposit reserves your spot
~prints, canvases and additional digital images available for purchase
~you may purchase your entire image gallery for an additional
$175

Email me to book your session. jen@jendisney.com
When I get your email, I will email you back with what time slots are still available, in the order of which I received your email. Once you choose your date, you can make your deposit through Paypal. Then I will send you some ideas for planning for your shoot, including wardrobe ideas.

I can’t wait!!!!!

And here are some of my favorites from our Spring mini sessions.

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Pure Magic~ Kellen & Kate’s Maravilla Gardens Wedding

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I’ve said it before, but I will say it again.

I LOVE MARAVILLA GARDENS!

This place is pure magic! Everything about it. It’s adorable, beautiful, cozy and elegant, all at the same time. And there’s just something about the light at this place. It’s magical!

And Kellen & Kate’s wedding day didn’t disappoint. Such a sweet, fun day for a sweet, fun couple.

Their relationship started at an equally magical place: Target. (I mean, who doesn’t love Target?)It was a shopping outing for new students in their first few weeks at the University of Arizona. Life brought them together. It would lead them on many adventures, traveling around the world. And eventually to this day. The day where they would pledge to spend the rest of their lives adventuring with each other.

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Let’s talk about these shoes. So cute, right?

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This is pretty much how guys always get ready for a wedding day. They had an unexpected visitor though. They named him Bruno. Bruno Mouse. Perfect.

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Such a sweet moment, reading cards they wrote to each other. Kellen, did something that future grooms should take note of. Ready? He gave Kate several cards. One for their wedding day, one for their 1st, 5th, 10th, 25th and 50th anniversaries. Writing things like, “What an adventure the last 5 years have been. Both of our careers are blooming just like our relationship. We’ve been able to travel to the most amazing places and our love is deeper than ever!”

Ahhhhh! So sweet!

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First looks are the best.

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Stunning.

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Such a fun bridal party.

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See… magical!

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Again!

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Down to the field for some sunset photos. A swing? Are you kidding me? Yes please!

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Love these moments.

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One of the guys was wearing a Go Pro during the reception. He gave it to one of the bridesmaids during the bouquet toss. I told her she better catch that bouquet cuz that would be awesome! She did. And I want to see that video!

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And what’s more magical than a sparkler exit?

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Kate & Kellen, thank you for allowing me the privilege of documenting your magical day. May you both be blessed beyond measure in your new life as husband & wife.

Venue- Maravilla Gardens

Florals- Yamaguchi’s Flowers

Cakes- Jill’s Cake Creations

DJ- Henry Jones VOX

Hair & Makeup- La Rouge Artistry

Sassy Mama!- Crystal Cove Maternity Photos

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This my my friend Jess.

She is sassy.

Since Jessica is a photogrpher herself, it’s not a surprise that her photo session was perfectly styled. And since she is constantly directing senior girls in their sessions, she knows how to work it for the camera… even at 7 months pregnant!

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Bobby & Mara- Mission Viejo Engagement Session

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I have no words for this egagement session.

Alright, I lied…. I have lots of words. Fun. Silly. Stylish. Crazy. Gorgeous… I could go on and on.
I had so much fun with Bobby & Mara. They are sweet, incredibly gracious, and oh so obviously in love with each other. We had a blast and they kept me cracking up the whole time. I mean, they brought panda and dinosaur masks, for pete’s sake!

Mara told me that it was one of her dreams to go to the World Cup in Brazil. Unbeknownst to her, Bobby was going to make her dream trip, over the top amazing! He surprised her by booking a few days at a beautiful resort and then sending her on a little scavenger hunt, to get a massage, gifting her with a new outfit and meeting her with a red roseat a spot overlooking the water to ask her if she would spend the rest of her life with him. Sigh. So romantic! Check ou the cuteness of these two!

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Pink Wedding… In Purples-Yorba Linda First Baptist Wedding

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You may remember Aubrey & Stephen from their adorable engagement session in Old Town Orange. I had been looking forward to their wedding day for months and months. Through the process of wedding planning, I had gotten to know Aubrey and to see the depth of her character, thoughtfulness, and love for God. She told me in our first meeting that she had been following my blog since she was a bridesmaid in two of here friends weddings that I had photographed. As she had read posts I had written about the struggles of being single, she told me she prayed for me, that I would meet my special someone. It was this glimpse that showed me this girl’s heart is one of beauty and sensitivity. And I knew that Stephen was both a lucky man and a quality one to cature this girl’s heart.

Their wedding day had a simple elegance to it. 70 of their closest friends and family wer invited towitness their vows at Yorba Linda Baptist Church and to join them for a backyard reception with tacos and churros!

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Kim Sanders from Art with Nature Design rocked it (as usual) with the florals
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Such a sweet first look.
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Aubrey, you’re stunning!
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Their ceremony was perfect, full of sacred worship, family, and laughter. The pastor, Aubrey’s uncle, gave them gifts as part of the ceremony. A sign about grace, to remind them of the grace they need to show each other. Whistles as a reminder to always find something to celebrate. And a puzzle to remind them to play together.
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A few years ago Aubrey’s dad got each of his daughters a Starbucks card that he would automatically reload. But he told them that when they got married their card was revoked. There was a little bit of a “ceremony” to commemorate this moment. :)
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I had to get a photo with brides past (Haylee & Ashley) present, and future ;)

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Aubrey & Stephen, I’m so grateful that I got to be a part of your day. I am blessed to know you and can’t wait to see how God works in and through you as you serve His people and go wherever it is He sends you.
~Love, Jen

Little Andrew Brian-Orange County Newborn Photographer

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Every time I look at these photos I want to cry! I mean c’mon! This new little guy is so stinkin’ cute! There’s just nothing quite like a new little life. I had the opportunity to photograph this family when this little one was still in his mama’s belly and have been waiting anxiously to meet him!
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The cat was curious to meet him too!
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Tiny little feet. Tiny little everything.
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Just hangin’ out in a bucket. No big deal. This happens every day.
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Now a family of four.
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I may or may not have taught big brother to jump on the bed. (sorry Justina!)
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This makes me laugh so hard!
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A Magical Day-Calamigos Ranch Wedding, Malibu

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I have been waiting for this day for well over a year! The day Brittany, my Disney-lovin’ bride, married her prince charming, Michael.
Their day was perfect. Definite hints at her love of the Happiest Place on Earth, but done in such a classy way!

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Brittany made her own bouquet. Each of the charms she included represented someone special, either a bridesmaid or family member. And she even had one for me! A big ‘ol key! I was so touched! And would you get a look at those shoes!?!
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I love the corsage Brittany made for her grandmother, who always tells her “You are my sunshine” and my little bee.

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So very “Kiss the Girl” of us!
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These two were amazing! Every move from the running man to the q-tip!
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And such an emotional mother/son dance.
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Then… the glo-sicks came out!
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Check out their cake! A dear friend of the family made it!
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