Month: February, 2011

Orange County Newborn Photographer | Featured Friend & Photographer of the Week

February 27, 2011

As I promised this week I am featuring my talented friend and photographer Claire Hunter from Claire Hunter Photography.  Claire’s studio is located in Cinnaminson, New Jersey.  She specializes in newborns and children. So, if your looking for an awesome photographer in that area give her a buzz!  Follow her on her Facebook Fan Page. Claire’s current work can be found on her blog. Check it out!

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  • Claire · Posted March 2, 2011 at 6:17 PM · Link

    Thank you Clarice! :)

  • Kate Craft · Posted March 2, 2011 at 7:23 PM · Link

    Great interview!

  • amy lenhart · Posted March 4, 2011 at 5:42 PM · Link

    beautiful image!!! stunning really and loved the interview!

  • Sylvia Borgo · Posted March 4, 2011 at 11:24 PM · Link

    It was great fun to read this interview! What a sweet little bebe!

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Orange County Newborn Photographer | Please Meet Audrey Frantz of Kentiga Photography

February 21, 2011

In the upcoming weeks I will be featuring some awesomely talented photographer friends of mine from all over the country and even a far! They will be sharing a favorite image of theirs and will talk a little about themselves and what inspires them. I hope you enjoy this as much as I will be! The first photographer that I am featuring is super talented Audrey Frantz of Kentiga Photography . Her studio is located in Olathe, Kansas a suburb of Kansas City. Her current work can be viewed on her blog. If you would like to follow this creative artist you can fan her on her FaceBook fan page.

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  • Kara Layfield · Posted February 21, 2011 at 6:11 PM · Link

    I love Audrey’s work!! She’s one talented lady!

  • Kate Craft · Posted February 22, 2011 at 9:10 AM · Link

    I love Audrey’s work! Great post.

  • Laura Morita-Yeun · Posted February 22, 2011 at 10:50 AM · Link

    What a wonderful moment!

  • Fabiana Beatriz · Posted February 22, 2011 at 1:46 PM · Link

    What a beautiful image! She really did catch them enjoying each other’s company. Beautiful work!!!

  • Rachel · Posted February 22, 2011 at 4:28 PM · Link

    Beautiful work Audrey!

  • Kari Wright · Posted February 22, 2011 at 5:56 PM · Link

    Great image Audrey – love it!

  • Claire · Posted February 22, 2011 at 7:22 PM · Link

    Gorgeous image Audrey!

  • Gail Montgomery · Posted February 22, 2011 at 8:00 PM · Link

    Beautiful work Audrey – so unobtrusive and a lovely moment between mom and baby captured!

  • Holly Olsen · Posted February 22, 2011 at 8:09 PM · Link

    Audrey’s work is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  • JoNell · Posted February 22, 2011 at 8:11 PM · Link

    Gorgeous image. It truly did capture a precious mom/baby moment!

  • Sylvia Borgo · Posted February 22, 2011 at 10:38 PM · Link

    What a great feature! Thanks for sharing Audrey’s work! Hey, I looooove the Princess Bride, too! :)

  • Liz · Posted February 23, 2011 at 9:48 AM · Link

    I love reading these interviews! Audrey rocks!

  • Fabiana Beatriz · Posted February 23, 2011 at 9:32 PM · Link

    Wow! The joy captured in this shot is contagious! Thanks for sharing such amazing work with us!

  • Natalie · Posted February 24, 2011 at 11:08 AM · Link

    what a wonderful captured moment! audrey is one of my favorite photographers!

  • Krissy Allori · Posted February 24, 2011 at 1:48 PM · Link

    Loved reading every word. That featured image is just priceless!

  • Brandi-lee · Posted February 24, 2011 at 2:48 PM · Link

    Great post, love Audrey’s work and now that her favourite movie is the Princess Bride, well I love her even more!! Lol

  • Kathleen · Posted February 24, 2011 at 6:23 PM · Link

    Love that shot! Fun interview.

  • sharonJ · Posted February 25, 2011 at 3:39 AM · Link

    Love that image! Thanks for sharing a little more about her on your blog :)

  • Melissa · Posted February 26, 2011 at 1:26 PM · Link

    Love Audrey’s work!

  • Sylvia Borgo · Posted February 27, 2011 at 8:35 PM · Link

    Love these so much, Clarice!!! My fave is #4!

  • Julie Wagoner · Posted March 1, 2011 at 11:56 AM · Link

    Audrey is such a talent and this was a great feature!

  • Beth · Posted March 3, 2011 at 10:35 AM · Link

    Thanks so much for sharing herr work. Great post and loved reading all the personal stuff ;)

  • Rachel Aberle · Posted March 6, 2011 at 5:27 AM · Link

    Her work is beautiful!

  • Nicole Ridella · Posted March 6, 2011 at 8:39 AM · Link

    Such a lovely photo by Audrey! Thanks for sharing Clarice!

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Boys Will Be Boys! | Orange County Child & Family Photographer

February 16, 2011

I had so much fun shooting these little guys…they’re twins by the way! They are the boys of my good friend “S”. We’ve known eachother since before our children arrived and our kids are only a few days apart! So, it was a real pleasure for me to do this session! As you can see the boys are having fun being boys! I just loved these playful shots that I got of them. I also, pulled out my wide angle lens and got to use that for these shots. I love that baby…I love the way the skies look when I use this lens. Anyhow, thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy the images!

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  • Deirdre · Posted February 16, 2011 at 5:42 PM · Link

    These are not only fun, they are also beautiful! What an incredible sky you captured! And the close-up of the twins together is a real winner – awesome job, C!

  • Sophie Crew · Posted February 16, 2011 at 6:38 PM · Link

    Wow, what amazing images! Holy cow look at that gorgeous sky! These are awesome – love these!!

  • Cindy · Posted February 16, 2011 at 6:40 PM · Link

    I’m incredibly jealous of the beautiful beach and bright sky! Great session, love the colors!

  • Kari Wright · Posted February 16, 2011 at 7:00 PM · Link

    These are amazing! You rock the wide angle for sure. I would kill to have that second shot of my boys – love.

  • Susie L · Posted February 16, 2011 at 7:04 PM · Link

    Beautiful work! The boys look like they are having a blast and oh that sky! Gorgeous!

  • Salina J · Posted February 16, 2011 at 7:04 PM · Link

    Gorgeous! The first ones feel very adventurous, perfect for two boys. The skies look great!

  • Laura · Posted February 16, 2011 at 7:17 PM · Link

    Clarice these are beautiful images! LOVE the first three especially. :-) Look how you rock that wide angle lens!

  • Kristi B · Posted February 16, 2011 at 7:25 PM · Link

    Oh I LOVE these..that sky is amazing!!! And those boys are adorable!

  • Melissa · Posted February 16, 2011 at 9:44 PM · Link

    wow wow wow! These are all so amazing! The vivid skies, the wonderful family interaction, the gorgeous family…wonderful session!

  • April · Posted February 17, 2011 at 1:03 AM · Link

    Love those first two! I love the wide angle on these. It always seems to add a bit of fun to portraits.

  • Brandi-lee · Posted February 17, 2011 at 5:40 AM · Link

    Such fun shots, I love the wide angles and how you’ve captured that beautiful sky in the shots. FANTASTIC work!!

  • Mandy · Posted February 17, 2011 at 6:01 AM · Link

    Great session, love the blue sky!

  • Liz · Posted February 17, 2011 at 6:25 AM · Link

    I adore this session Clarice! The boys are having so much fun! These are all beautiful!

  • Barbara Hurst · Posted February 17, 2011 at 6:56 AM · Link

    Love these Clarice, such great expression on these boys having fun.

  • Kristin · Posted February 17, 2011 at 8:17 AM · Link

    Great energy, beautiful sky & color. Your friend will love these!

  • PamN · Posted February 17, 2011 at 8:22 AM · Link

    These images just are PERFECT for showing off just what little boys are made of – precious!

  • Kate Craft · Posted February 17, 2011 at 8:36 AM · Link

    What a great session. I love all of them!

  • Zoe Berkovic · Posted February 17, 2011 at 9:31 AM · Link

    Clarice, I am so amazed! You just rock the wide angel lens like you were born holding it up to your eye! Love these!

  • Krissy Allori · Posted February 17, 2011 at 9:47 AM · Link

    Beautiful skies, indeed! I love wide angle fun. Love the personalities you captured, Clarice!

  • desi · Posted February 17, 2011 at 10:49 AM · Link

    love these! especially the colours!

  • Rachel · Posted February 17, 2011 at 3:53 PM · Link

    I love these! The kids are adorable and that sky is amazing!

  • rebekah · Posted February 17, 2011 at 9:22 PM · Link

    these are totally colorful, crisp, and fun! gorgeous work!

  • Shannon Wilkinson · Posted February 18, 2011 at 11:49 AM · Link

    These are fabulous! I love them. The sky looks amazing!

  • Yana · Posted February 18, 2011 at 12:28 PM · Link

    These are stunning! Love your style!

  • Jaidean · Posted February 18, 2011 at 12:43 PM · Link

    They are so cute! Love the colors and your perspective!

  • Kathleen · Posted February 18, 2011 at 6:38 PM · Link

    Love these so much!!! The sky is so perfect.

  • Kel Ward · Posted February 18, 2011 at 10:29 PM · Link

    Oh my gosh, I am in love with these!! Love the wide angle here and your colors are beautiful!

  • Tiffany Bender · Posted February 20, 2011 at 3:55 AM · Link

    I love your perspective…..so Clarice!! This family will LOVE these!!!

  • Leiba · Posted February 20, 2011 at 6:35 PM · Link

    What a cute family! Beautiful location and colors! You captured their love for each other perfectly!

  • Dawn Kitley · Posted February 21, 2011 at 8:54 AM · Link

    Incredible job, Clarice!! And what a beautiful day!

  • Elizabeth Sethi · Posted February 21, 2011 at 10:03 AM · Link

    Gorgeous work! Love all the work with your wide angle.

  • Rose · Posted February 21, 2011 at 10:09 AM · Link

    Love these! They are so fun and colourful!!!

  • Emily · Posted February 21, 2011 at 11:09 AM · Link

    Gorgeous family!

  • Gail Montgomery · Posted February 21, 2011 at 8:39 PM · Link

    These are unbelievable Clarice! Incredible focus, color and a gorgeous family! Awesome work!

  • Amy · Posted February 22, 2011 at 9:08 AM · Link

    Love all of your work.. You did a great job with this family.. I have a soft spot for Boy sessions..

  • Jennifer Lauren · Posted February 22, 2011 at 9:19 AM · Link

    Oh wow, what a great session! Love them all!

  • Laura Morita-Yeun · Posted February 22, 2011 at 10:50 AM · Link

    Gosh, I love the energy of this fabulous session. Just AMAZING. Wowzers.

  • JoNell · Posted February 22, 2011 at 8:13 PM · Link

    Amazing!! Really Amazing!!! Love all of these photos!

  • Sylvia Borgo · Posted February 22, 2011 at 10:40 PM · Link

    Positively amazing captures!!!! I love those 2 first shots of the brothers!

  • jamie siever · Posted February 23, 2011 at 8:11 AM · Link

    Clarice, these are just stunning. I love the sky, the different perspectives and the gorgeous location. The family is lovely and your processing of the images is truly amazing! You are so talented!

  • Kimmy · Posted February 27, 2011 at 2:28 PM · Link

    Love the location and colors!! Fabulous shots!!

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4/52 Week Challenge ~ You-Keh | Orange County Newborn Photographer

February 8, 2011

Well I’m playing catchup! I actually had my shot done last week, but just didn’t get around to posting it. The challenge was “You-keh”. If you don’t know what this is referring to let me help you out. In photography there is a term called “bokeh”. Which, means: the blur or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image, or “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light.” So, for this challenge I wanted me to be in the blur. While I was setting up this shot my kiddos both wanted in on the action. Not sure how smart I was to let them help me in this one. I’m using the word “help” very lightly. LOL. They both wanted to paint my nails and well it was the best paint job I have ever had! LOL.

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  • Kate Craft · Posted February 16, 2011 at 8:49 AM · Link

    Looks like my kinda afternoon. Love the colors

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Orange County Newborn Photographer ~ Meet the Handsome Baby "P"!

February 4, 2011

Baby “P” was just the cutest baby around. He was only 12 days old when I shot his newborn photo session…it was the day prior to my 2 week Kauai vacation.  I was able to get many family shots but baby “P” didn’t want anything to do with a solo model career.  He was such a BIG newborn that he didn’t fit into any of my newborn props. The newborn hats and diaper covers that I had brought were all too little for this guy!  Even my knitted newborn cocoon was just a tad too small for him.  After trying to settle him several times we decided it was time for Baby “P” to hit the sack.  I was very bummed that I didn’t get the solo shots of Baby “P” so I wanted to do a filler mini session. When I returned from Kauai Baby “P” was already 4.5 weeks old , no longer a newborn.  But he was still as handsome as ever and slept for most of his session. Mom and dad requested we keep him clothed for this session and well it worked. He slept well and I was able to get some great shots of him sleeping and peacefully awake. He has such beautiful blue eyes!

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So, if you know me or have been following my blog you probably are aware that I love to shoot macros of my little newborns. I was happy that I was able to get his little lips! Aren’t they scrumptuous?
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Here is Baby “P” at 4.5 weeks old. Check out his baby blues! Gorgeous!!
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  • amy lenhart · Posted February 5, 2011 at 9:25 AM · Link

    gorgeous work!!! what an adorable little guy! love these!!

  • sophie crew · Posted February 5, 2011 at 10:11 AM · Link

    Www what a swett chunk of love! Love the variety and gorgeous set up and processing.

  • Susie L · Posted February 5, 2011 at 10:13 AM · Link

    Oh my goodness – look at his squishy lips in that last one! Oh I love it! They are all just gorgeous – I couldn’t begin to pick a favorite. And how neat to see his growth after you took your trip!

  • Sylvia Borgo · Posted February 5, 2011 at 12:20 PM · Link

    What a doll, he is!! I remember my first son was a big baby and he didn’t fit into any of his newborn clothes – he went straight to wearing 3-6 month old onesies. I love the closeness that you captured with the first family shot. And your macros – they are second to none, Clarice, love those squishy lips.

  • Krissy Allori · Posted February 5, 2011 at 12:34 PM · Link

    Beautiful! I love that macro shot. I also love how much he’s changed over 4 months. Those chubby cheeks are adorable.

  • Rosalind · Posted February 5, 2011 at 1:57 PM · Link

    Beautiful tones in these. I love the close up of his lips. That’s one to treasure when he is older…

  • Lila · Posted February 5, 2011 at 2:34 PM · Link

    Clarice – I adore these!! That lip shot is unreal – I love your macro work!!

  • Ragan · Posted February 5, 2011 at 3:03 PM · Link

    Ahhh, what a cutie! That last shot in the basket is so adorable!

  • Kelsey {Las Vegas Wedding Photographer} · Posted February 5, 2011 at 6:16 PM · Link

    Precious little baby. Adore the detail shot!

  • Kimberly Marie · Posted February 5, 2011 at 7:34 PM · Link

    Beautiful work! LOVE them. the macro is perfection!

  • Leanne · Posted February 6, 2011 at 2:14 AM · Link

    what a cutie! I love the way you have captured his gorgeous lips.

  • Heather E · Posted February 6, 2011 at 7:52 AM · Link

    Gorgeous! I especially love the close up of those adorable lips!

  • Shannon Wilkinson · Posted February 6, 2011 at 10:48 AM · Link

    Absolute perfection. What an adorable chunkster. Those squishy lips are just to die for and you captured some gorgeous images. Beautiful work as always.

  • Lisa Kryschuk · Posted February 6, 2011 at 11:17 AM · Link

    Gorgeous work!!!!

  • Elizabeth Sethi · Posted February 6, 2011 at 12:04 PM · Link

    He is a big guy, but so adorable! I love your baby macros, his parents will treasure that shot. They change so quickly!!

  • Beth Ross · Posted February 6, 2011 at 12:35 PM · Link

    SQUEAL!!!!! He is sooo adorable. I love his squishy face and lips. Beautiful images.

  • Beira · Posted February 6, 2011 at 1:20 PM · Link

    Gorgeous baby! Love the close-up lip shot.

  • Amanda Radovic · Posted February 6, 2011 at 4:22 PM · Link

    oh I love that lip macro photo, and isn’t he such a sweet little cherub!
    Lovely session

  • dsr · Posted February 6, 2011 at 5:07 PM · Link

    Beautiful newborn. Your photos are beautiful too!

  • Kara Layfield · Posted February 7, 2011 at 6:04 AM · Link

    Beautiful work!! I love the first with Mom and Dad. They are all just precious!

  • Becca Wersland · Posted February 7, 2011 at 9:36 AM · Link

    oh, my gaaah. what a beautiful session and family. love love love these, clarice!!

  • shannon treadway · Posted February 7, 2011 at 2:11 PM · Link

    Oh my goodness at the sweet squishy lips! These are all beautiful! lovely work as always!

  • Claire · Posted February 8, 2011 at 4:39 AM · Link

    Love these!! My favorite is the macro shot! Great job capturing these memories!

  • Melissa Stottmann · Posted February 8, 2011 at 12:29 PM · Link

    Look at his chunky little self! Love baby chub! He’s adorable, and your macro shot is perfection <3

  • ashley · Posted February 19, 2011 at 10:11 AM · Link

    Beautiful captures and wonderful work!

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