Month: March, 2011

Orange County Maternity Photographer | Waiting for Baby

March 29, 2011

This was an unexpected session as we had played phone tag during the morning and when we finally hooked up it was around 3:30 and by 4 I was shooting her maternity session!!  Isn’t this mama to be glowing? She was the sweetest thing and ready for Baby “L” to make her appearance. Here are a few from our session.  By the way Baby “L” is now here and she is GORGEOUS!!

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  • amy lenhart · Posted March 29, 2011 at 6:42 PM · Link

    beautiful mom to be!!!! gorgeous work!

  • Kara Layfield · Posted March 30, 2011 at 5:35 AM · Link

    Momma is just glowing with excitement! Beautiful work Clarice!

  • natasha · Posted March 30, 2011 at 8:13 PM · Link

    Lovely images!!! Love the expression on her face in #1.

  • Holly Olsen · Posted March 31, 2011 at 4:33 PM · Link

    Love these! You really captured her love and excitement so beautifully!

  • Kelly Mack · Posted March 31, 2011 at 5:25 PM · Link

    Oh WOW!

    Adore these. She has the perfect belly and looks so happy.

    Wonderful images Clarice!

  • Kathleen · Posted April 3, 2011 at 11:30 AM · Link

    Mom is beautiful! Great work.

  • Leah Jent · Posted April 3, 2011 at 6:58 PM · Link

    These are fantastic. Stunning photos of a stunning mama to be!

  • Kristi B · Posted April 4, 2011 at 8:05 PM · Link

    What an adorable little mama!! Can’t wait to see the beautiful baby!:)

  • Ragan Eaton · Posted April 4, 2011 at 8:11 PM · Link

    Gorgeous mommy and beautiful location! I like the pop of purple from the flowers.

  • Anette · Posted April 4, 2011 at 8:59 PM · Link

    She’s just glowing and so pretty!! I love the poses here and they show off her perfectly round belly. I am so jealous of all the gorgeous spring colors too….I can’t wait to it looks like that here:) It’s just a perfect location for a maternity shot. I love how you photographed her!!

  • amy · Posted April 4, 2011 at 11:49 PM · Link

    SO Cute!!!! What a beautiful momma to be :)

  • Anna · Posted April 5, 2011 at 3:25 AM · Link

    Beautiful Clarice!!! I love these so very much!!! Beautiful photos of a beautiful mama to be!!

  • Jennalle · Posted April 5, 2011 at 6:29 AM · Link

    What a beautiful mama to be! I just love how the purple flowers are in the background.

  • Tina · Posted April 5, 2011 at 9:11 AM · Link

    Mom to be is beautiful! These are great.

  • Salina J · Posted April 5, 2011 at 11:31 AM · Link

    Beautiful! Mom-to-be looks SO happy in the first, love it.

  • JoNell · Posted April 6, 2011 at 9:48 AM · Link

    Gorgeous images. Love how you captured the couples love for this baby.

  • Amanda · Posted April 6, 2011 at 12:36 PM · Link

    What a gorgeous mama. The color in these, and the light is outstanding.

  • [...] just the model perfect newborn. She slept the entire session! You might remember her mommy from her maternity session that I posted recently? Anyhow, I wanted to share a few from our newborn session. Thank you for [...]

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Featured Friend & Photographer of the Week

March 29, 2011

This week I am featuring my talented friend Amy Ortiz from Saje Photography. Her studio is located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and she specializes in newborns, maternity, children and families. Take a look a this weeks amazing featured photo. OMG when I saw this I fell in love with it. Look at the babies feet is right up by her chin!!! So adorable and look at how lovely the lighting is? If your in the Cherry Hill area you must contact Amy Ortiz at Saje Photography! Check out more of her awesome work on her website. Fan her on her facebook page to keep up to date with her specials and her client sessions!

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I Believe In Miracles

March 25, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate to meet a lovely and brave little girl named Hannah and her amazingly sweet mom Shelly. Hannah was diagnosed with a rare kidney cancer at the young age of 13 months. After almost 5 full years of trying to cure her cancer, her doctors have decided that traditional medical treatments will not cure Hannah. Her family is praying for a miracle. If you are reading this story and believe in the power of prayer please join me in saying one right now.

I wanted to share with you my experience when I was photographing sweet little Hannah. Her mother Shelly is just such a strong and beautiful person. She is actually the sister of one of my Belly to Baby clients. You might remember the beautiful blonde mama to be? Maybe you might remember her beautiful newborn Baby “S”? Anyhow, not only did Shelly arrive with Hannah but her whole family came to the beach session for support. Hannah’s grandparents, two of her Aunties, one of her Uncles and her sweet little cousin. I really cannot explain the sense of LOVE that I felt between them. But it was very evident that there was a very strong bond between them. They were there for EACHOTHER.

If you are interested in reading more about Hannah or donating to help Hannah and her family please visit her site. You can also keep to date with her Facebook page… Hannah’s Helping Hands.

Hannah wasn’t feeling very well the day of our shoot. But she was such a great sport! I was so honored to photograph Hannah and her family and am very happy to share a few shots from her session.

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  • Jen Gasper · Posted March 25, 2011 at 3:42 PM · Link

    These are beautiful and moving! I just adore the light in a couple of these – almost like Heaven is shining down and wrapping them in it’s warm and light. Prayer said for this beautiful little girl and her family!

  • Sylvia Borgo · Posted March 25, 2011 at 3:52 PM · Link

    These are glorious images, Clarice. You can plainly see the pride and the love shared between mommy and daughter. I’m sending my best thoughts and wishes to this family.

  • Jamie Siever · Posted March 25, 2011 at 3:53 PM · Link

    Oh, Clarice. Thank you for sharing Hannah’s story with us. What a beautiful family. I love how you captured them!

  • amy lenhart · Posted March 25, 2011 at 3:56 PM · Link

    what a gorgeous little girl….beautiful family.. praying for healing for little hannah

  • Detra · Posted March 25, 2011 at 3:56 PM · Link

    Hannah is gorgeous! I lovet he full lips, the porcelain skin! Praying for a miracle. What a blessing for her to have such a strong Mom!

  • Donna · Posted March 25, 2011 at 4:04 PM · Link

    What a beautiful little girl. She and her family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Liz · Posted March 25, 2011 at 4:12 PM · Link

    Clarice, these are just amazing. So beautifully done, so much emotion. Hannah is such a sweetheart! So beautiful and so blessed to have such a loving family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you sweet, sweet Hannah!

  • Laura Morita-Yeun · Posted March 25, 2011 at 4:13 PM · Link

    Oh, how I love the light. What a sweet, brave little girl and wonderful family. I will pray for Hannah and her family. Cancer is a beast, and I am so sorry they are having to go through this.

  • melissa · Posted March 25, 2011 at 4:20 PM · Link

    Beautiful Beautiful little girl! I will be saying prayers for her and her entire family. I love the light in these, it is shining down just for her!

  • Holly Olsen · Posted March 25, 2011 at 4:49 PM · Link

    You captured this family beautifully!! Hannah is beautiful and I can see her mother’s love for Hannah in her eyes. Beautiful work!!

  • Wende Trew · Posted March 25, 2011 at 5:38 PM · Link

    Those are sooo beautiful!! I will keep this family in my prayers! Just gorgeous work Clarice!!

  • Carrie · Posted March 25, 2011 at 5:49 PM · Link

    These images are so beautiful, and special Clarice. Love the warmth of the sunshine on your beautiful subjects.

  • ShellyS · Posted March 25, 2011 at 6:46 PM · Link

    Wonderful images of a beautiful mother and her sweet daughter with the glow of heaven shining down upon them. Cancer is a cruel monster that tries to rob you of hope, but I believe in miracles!

  • Stacie · Posted March 25, 2011 at 6:46 PM · Link

    Oh, these are beautiful. She is gorgeous, and I hope she gets her miracle. Cancer is just an evil disease.

  • Maria · Posted March 25, 2011 at 7:10 PM · Link

    Beautiful, hopeful, warm images for a deserving family!

  • Jeni · Posted March 25, 2011 at 8:19 PM · Link

    rich, warm and beautiful. Praying with all of my heart for her miracle.

  • Jennifer Chaney · Posted March 25, 2011 at 9:02 PM · Link

    Oh wow… the photos are just beautiful. And their story breaks my heart. I’m sending some prayers along, too. :)

  • JoNell · Posted March 25, 2011 at 9:11 PM · Link

    These are beautiful photos & will be cherished. Hannah is a gorgeous, brave, girl. It makes me sad she is fighting cancer. I pray with all my heart she is blessed with a miracle.

  • Christie · Posted March 25, 2011 at 9:56 PM · Link

    Ah, lots and lots of prayers for sweet Hannah and her family. These photos are gorgeous and a treasure for sure. You can see that she sure loves her mama lots.

  • Kristy · Posted March 26, 2011 at 12:23 AM · Link

    Thank you Clarice for these amazing pictures. I am so proud of my sister, my niece and our entire family. It is crazy to think that we had the conversation about I much I value pictures of my family. These will be treasured forever. We are so blessed that you were able to be there to share in these moments!

  • Brandi-lee · Posted March 26, 2011 at 1:38 AM · Link

    What a moving shoot, and such a gorgeous family. I love the sunlight in these, it’s like God is wrapping her up with the warmth and letting the sun kiss her cheeks. I will be praying for a miracle!

  • Anna · Posted March 26, 2011 at 2:44 AM · Link

    Beautiful Clarice!!! My thoughts and prayers go out to this sweet little girl and her family xxx You did an amazing and perfect job xxx

  • Jaidean · Posted March 26, 2011 at 8:08 AM · Link

    Beautiful little girl and images! Sending many prayers her way!!!

  • kristin · Posted March 26, 2011 at 8:20 AM · Link

    Oh wow these are absolutely amazing…I love how you captured the warmth, I’m sure they will be thrilled with these! My thoughts and prayers are with Hannah and her beautiful family!!

  • tabitha · Posted March 26, 2011 at 12:48 PM · Link

    These are simply gorgeous. I love the one of them walking on the beach.

  • Kelly Mack · Posted March 26, 2011 at 8:32 PM · Link

    Beautiful images. So touching. Thinking of Hannah and her family.

  • Gail Montgomery · Posted March 26, 2011 at 10:49 PM · Link

    Oh Clarice! These images are incredible! I love the use of light and awesome interactions! I’m praying for a miracle too!

  • beth · Posted March 27, 2011 at 7:11 AM · Link

    Saying prayer right now. Beautiful touching photos … mom will love these.

  • Megan · Posted March 27, 2011 at 12:03 PM · Link

    WONDERFUL work! These are so beautiful and touching.

  • dsr · Posted March 27, 2011 at 6:04 PM · Link

    What a brave beautiful girl. The pictures are such a treasure. Thinking good thoughts for Hannah and her family.

  • Verity · Posted March 27, 2011 at 6:42 PM · Link

    What amazing photos of such a special little girl. My prayers and hopes for a miracle are with her and her family.

  • ashley · Posted March 28, 2011 at 11:03 AM · Link

    Gorgeous! Just incredible light and warmth and love:)

  • Danielle Frank · Posted March 29, 2011 at 2:16 PM · Link

    What a beautiful girl. Keeping her in my thoughts.

  • Kara Layfield · Posted March 30, 2011 at 5:37 AM · Link

    Such a beautiful little girl!! I will definately keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Kathleen · Posted April 3, 2011 at 11:31 AM · Link

    I love this session. The lighting is magical.

  • Leah Jent · Posted April 3, 2011 at 7:00 PM · Link

    What a beautiful, sweet family. Praying for them.

  • Nancy/Amma · Posted April 10, 2011 at 8:49 PM · Link

    Thank you Clarice for the beautiful memories we will all have from that night on the beach. Your pictures of my granddaughters and their Mommies are so treasured. You captured very serene moments for our family. I know, because Papa and I were there watching. God bless your talent.

  • Orange County Newborn Photographer · Posted August 7, 2011 at 7:38 AM · Link

    [...] of you may remember Hannah from back in March when I had the opportunity to photograph her. She was the sweet little girl that [...]

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

March 21, 2011

This week is a good friend of mine Liz Svorinic of Elizabeth Anne Photography. Her studio is located in Freeland, MI so if you are in need of an awesome photographer please contact her! Check out her current work on her blog. and you can fan her on her facebook page too!

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  • Gail Montgomery · Posted March 22, 2011 at 2:55 AM · Link

    I love these features Clarice! It is so great getting to know the work and a little insight into so many incredibly talented photographers! Liz’s work is so pretty!

  • Kara Layfield · Posted March 24, 2011 at 7:55 AM · Link

    Love love love Liz’s work!! Such a beautiful image. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Susie L · Posted March 25, 2011 at 6:37 PM · Link

    Gorgeous! I could feel the love looking at these pictures – sending positive thoughts for Hannah!

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Orange County Child & Family Photographer | Cute, Bright & Silly

March 14, 2011

I’m still catching up with last years sessions! This young lady “L” was full of cuteness and so silly and fun to be around! Mom told me she loves to do handstands while doing her homework! LOL. I need a video of that! Mom is a long time friend of mine. Way before we were married and had children we worked together at a big digital corporation in the International Accounting Dept. Yes me..I was a Junior Accountant and so was she. We worked many hours together and on the weekends. EEK…there went our young lifes. LOL.

Anyways, here is Miss “L”…ain’t she cute?

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  • Maria · Posted March 14, 2011 at 7:32 PM · Link

    Such a fun family session! So light and airy!

  • Kristi B · Posted March 14, 2011 at 7:45 PM · Link

    Beautiful family…love them all!!

  • Salina J · Posted March 14, 2011 at 8:22 PM · Link

    Gorgeous! Love your location and posing.

  • Joanna · Posted March 15, 2011 at 12:01 AM · Link

    She is totally cute! What a fun session!

  • Danielle McCarty · Posted March 15, 2011 at 5:02 AM · Link

    What a beautiful family! Love your location and style, lovely session! :)

  • Mandy · Posted March 15, 2011 at 6:14 AM · Link

    Lovely! I love your processing :)

  • Shanna · Posted March 15, 2011 at 6:25 AM · Link

    Those are really cute and it looked like a fun location!

  • Natalie · Posted March 15, 2011 at 7:09 AM · Link

    She is so cute! i love your location! these look fabulous!

  • Charlotte · Posted March 15, 2011 at 12:07 PM · Link

    Lovely images and you have great lighting here.

  • Kathleen · Posted March 15, 2011 at 6:37 PM · Link

    Beautiful family. I love your processing.

  • Gail Montgomery · Posted March 16, 2011 at 10:45 PM · Link

    Gorgeous family – I especially love the last shot. Pretty processing on these too! Beautiful work!

  • Taryn Chrapkowski · Posted March 17, 2011 at 4:31 PM · Link

    such beautiful soft colors! love these!

  • Kari Wright · Posted March 17, 2011 at 7:17 PM · Link

    What a beauty! Love the family shot!

  • Liz · Posted March 19, 2011 at 4:16 AM · Link

    She is so cute! Her smile is beautiful. Great session Clarice.

  • Rachel Aberle · Posted March 19, 2011 at 6:38 AM · Link

    Clarice, I adore your work and this is just another session that is beautiful.

  • amy lenhart · Posted March 19, 2011 at 7:11 AM · Link

    clarice i love these!!! that first one is so adorable that need to be huge on their wall!! such a cutie!!!

  • natasha · Posted March 19, 2011 at 8:52 PM · Link

    Beautiful work!!! Great family capture.

  • Carrie · Posted March 21, 2011 at 1:30 AM · Link

    Beautiful images Clarice!

  • desi · Posted March 21, 2011 at 2:19 AM · Link

    oh man! isn’t she lovely? love them all!

  • Jackie Jean · Posted March 21, 2011 at 8:12 AM · Link

    beautiful family! These are gorgeous

  • Jen Mahoney · Posted March 21, 2011 at 12:54 PM · Link

    Aw, these are so fun and loving! They must be over the moon!

  • Kel Ward · Posted March 21, 2011 at 3:55 PM · Link

    Beautiful images of an adorable family! I love these!

  • Donna · Posted March 21, 2011 at 5:18 PM · Link

    What a gorgeous area to take pictures! Nice images! :)

  • Julie Wagoner · Posted March 22, 2011 at 9:07 AM · Link

    What a gorgeous family! Love that last shot but they are all beautiful.

  • Kelly Mack · Posted March 22, 2011 at 5:08 PM · Link

    What a sweet family. Beautiful work as always.

  • melissa · Posted March 22, 2011 at 6:45 PM · Link

    Gorgeous work! I love them all but that first one is just Gorgeous!

  • rebekah · Posted March 23, 2011 at 7:22 AM · Link

    what a great family shot! lovely work!

  • Kristin · Posted March 23, 2011 at 2:49 PM · Link

    Great session Clarice! I love your clarity!!

  • Azure · Posted March 23, 2011 at 7:34 PM · Link

    I just love your work- these are beautiful!

  • Dezarae · Posted April 5, 2011 at 10:14 AM · Link

    What a gorgeous family. I love this location!

  • Susan Hopkey · Posted April 29, 2011 at 8:39 AM · Link

    Hello! Your photography is beautiful; I am enjoying your pictures! I would love to feature your business on Plum District, a daily deal site for MOMS and families. Please call or email me if you are interested in more information. Thank you!

    Also, you can check us on our website or our Facebook pages! :)

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Orange County Newborn Photographer | Friend and Photographer of the Week

March 14, 2011

This week I’m featuring another talented friend of mine…Jennifer Ricketts of Jennifer Ricketts Photography. Her studio is located in Orinda, CA – San Francisco Bay Area. Please visit her website. Jennifer’s current work can be seen on her blog. And don’t forget to fan her on Facebook!
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Sweet Baby S

March 8, 2011

I am still catching up with last years sessions. This is sweet Baby “S”. She was 10 days old here and such super sweet newborn. You might remember her stunning mama to be from her beach maternity session? I am in love with the first two shots! I love capturing newborns with their feet up by their heads. It’s so adorable.

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27 Comments

  • Karen · Posted March 8, 2011 at 6:25 PM · Link

    So lovely! A beautiful family. Wonderful work, Clarice!

  • Carrie · Posted March 8, 2011 at 7:35 PM · Link

    Love, love, love the family shots! What a beautiful, curly bub!

  • carol nicasio · Posted March 8, 2011 at 7:44 PM · Link

    Clarice, how is it that you do what you do…I just love your work…beautiful.

  • Melissa · Posted March 8, 2011 at 8:06 PM · Link

    What a gorgeous family! Love those first two shots! Gorgeous work, Clarice!

  • Natalie · Posted March 9, 2011 at 8:25 AM · Link

    oh my CLARICE!!! these are wonderful! i love your newborn work so much!

  • Kathleen · Posted March 9, 2011 at 5:54 PM · Link

    Gorgeous. You are such a talent with the newborns.

  • Maria · Posted March 9, 2011 at 6:40 PM · Link

    Perfection! What a sweet family beautifully captured!

  • Corine Tran · Posted March 9, 2011 at 6:53 PM · Link

    love all of these. Beautiful family and amazing work.

  • Elle · Posted March 9, 2011 at 10:07 PM · Link

    Gorgeous!!!

  • Megan · Posted March 10, 2011 at 5:15 AM · Link

    That last one is AMAZING! Seriously, that should be huge on a wall forever. Just perfect.

  • Rose · Posted March 10, 2011 at 6:14 AM · Link

    I just love that last shot!! Beautiful work!

  • Kara Layfield · Posted March 10, 2011 at 6:59 AM · Link

    Beautiful work Clarice!! Just stunning!! I agree…such a gorgeous family!

  • Kristin Tatem · Posted March 10, 2011 at 9:29 AM · Link

    Gorgeous family! These images are beautiful. I especially love the family shots!

  • Lila · Posted March 10, 2011 at 12:23 PM · Link

    Clarice, WOW! These are just incredible!! That last image especially – beyond stunning. I’d blow that up HUUUGE!

  • Katherine · Posted March 10, 2011 at 2:40 PM · Link

    These are all beautiful, and I especially love that first one. How perfectly curly she is!

  • Liz · Posted March 11, 2011 at 4:10 AM · Link

    Absolutely beautiful work! I love the family shots!

  • amy lenhart · Posted March 11, 2011 at 5:08 PM · Link

    so sweet!!! love those little toes! what a gorgeous family!

  • Sylvia Borgo · Posted March 11, 2011 at 9:34 PM · Link

    So gorgeous! I can’t pick a favorite!! This family will cherish these images for many, many years to come!

  • Azure · Posted March 12, 2011 at 12:05 AM · Link

    i love YOUR WORK. love!!!

  • Gail Montgomery · Posted March 12, 2011 at 4:06 PM · Link

    What a sweet squishy baby! Gorgeous work – such a soft pretty feel with this set – great job Clarice!

  • Tori Piercy · Posted March 12, 2011 at 6:33 PM · Link

    What a darling family! these are so sweet!

  • Lynda Coulson · Posted March 13, 2011 at 5:50 AM · Link

    Beautiful use of light, such lovely delicate images!

  • Danielle McCarty · Posted March 14, 2011 at 5:34 PM · Link

    This session is gorgeous, love your light, the interactions, perfect captures! Great work!

  • rebekah · Posted March 14, 2011 at 10:20 PM · Link

    soooooo gorgeous! i’m totally loving that last one. priceless!

  • Taryn Chrapkowski · Posted March 17, 2011 at 3:57 PM · Link

    Clarice your work is stunning! Love these!

  • Kel Ward · Posted March 21, 2011 at 3:52 PM · Link

    Oh my gosh, these are just gorgeous! To die for! This family is beautiful!

  • Donna · Posted March 21, 2011 at 5:08 PM · Link

    You do such great newborn work Clarice! I love all of these!

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Orange County Newborn Photographer | Friend & Photographer of the Week

March 8, 2011

This is my friend and fabulous photographer Nicole Ridella of Ordinary Days Photography,
which is located in the Northern California serving Marin County and San Francisco Bay Areas. I think Nicole is one of a few photographers that I began my journey with. She inspired me to get those tact sharp images that she always gets! Love her! Follow her on her Facebook Fan page!

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  • Sylvia Borgo · Posted March 8, 2011 at 2:48 PM · Link

    Nicole is an incredible photographer! I’m so tickled to see her featured here, Clarice. What a sweet image of that sweetie-pie girl. Thanks for the interview!

  • Kara Layfield · Posted March 10, 2011 at 7:24 AM · Link

    Nicole’s work is lovely!! I really enjoyed reading this article. Thanks for sharing.

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