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What To Wear Guides | Orange County Photographer

September 17, 2011

With the holidays coming and holiday photoshoots coming up I thought I’d get some What to Wear Guides for you all! One thing I tell my clients is to stay away from the white shirts and jeans look. It’s been done too often and no one wants to look like everyone else do they? Other things that I suggest:

1) Stay away from loud, busy prints.
2) Stay away from graphic tees and athletic shoes.
3) Make sure the colors of your clothing work in harmony. A good way to tell is to lay all of your outfits out and see if anyone outfit looks out of place.
4) Outfits do not need to match exactly however, they should coordinate.
5) Outfits should not overshadow the subjects which is YOU.

Here are some outfits that I put together for you all. Outfits were taken from Gap, Banana Republic, and Piperline.

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Happy Birthday Sweet Hannah and a Farwell

August 7, 2011

Some of you may remember Hannah from back in March when I had the opportunity to photograph her. She was the sweet little girl that was battling cancer. Her Aunts tell me she was a little fiesty one with so much spirit. In April she lost her battle and left this world. Definitly, not without leaving a mark. She has touched many lives including mine.  She recently had her 6th Birthday and her family and friends celebrated with pink balloons, pink cupcakes and a beautiful pink sky! Happy Birthday Hannah! May you be in peace and free from pain.

God looked around His garden
And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb,
So He closed your weary eyelids
And whispered “Peace be thine”.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

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Orange County Newborn Photographer in Southern California.

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  • Julie Delgado · Posted August 7, 2011 at 7:46 AM · Link

    Happy Birthday Hannah! Such a beautiful little angel!

  • Melissa Bradfield · Posted August 7, 2011 at 7:49 AM · Link

    Happy Birthday Hannah! I know she is smiling down on her loved ones <3

  • Pam · Posted August 7, 2011 at 8:15 AM · Link

    Happy birthday, little one. Simply beautiful.

  • Laurie · Posted August 7, 2011 at 8:31 AM · Link

    Happy Birthday! You will never be forgotten, sucha sweet soul in those eyes.

  • Lauri · Posted August 7, 2011 at 8:44 AM · Link

    Aw, she’s a beautiful girl. Hugs and prayers for her family.

  • courtney · Posted August 7, 2011 at 9:14 AM · Link

    happy birthday sweet girl! thinking of her family on her birthday …

  • desi · Posted August 7, 2011 at 9:14 AM · Link

    so beautiful.
    they will cherish this.

  • PamN · Posted August 7, 2011 at 12:33 PM · Link

    There are no words – simply prayers for peace for the family of this precious angel.

  • DSR · Posted August 7, 2011 at 5:39 PM · Link

    What a beautiful remembrance of a beautiful girl. Wishing comfort to her family.

  • Shelby · Posted August 7, 2011 at 6:10 PM · Link

    So beautiful. Happy Birthday Hannah! Hugs and prayers for this little angel’s family.

  • Yana · Posted August 7, 2011 at 8:39 PM · Link

    Such a beautiful little girl. I will keep her family in my thoughts. It is so great that you were able to take these images for them.

  • Anette · Posted August 7, 2011 at 9:01 PM · Link

    Oh my goodness…what a beautiful little girl and awesome picture. Happy birthday and what an awesome idea with “the pink” party to celebrate her with!!! I know she is truly missed!!!

  • Blair Blanks · Posted August 8, 2011 at 11:10 AM · Link

    Wishing her family peace and healing…

  • Julie Kraai · Posted August 8, 2011 at 11:26 AM · Link

    Tears. I’m so saddened that she’s not on this earth anymore, but what a beautiful tribute to her. I’m sending her family lots of well wishes, thoughts, and prayers during this terribly sad time. :( How sweet of you to think of her.

  • Kara Layfield · Posted August 8, 2011 at 12:09 PM · Link

    That’s so sad…but I know she left her mark on this world that will never be forgotten. Thanks so much for sharing her story with us.

  • rose · Posted August 8, 2011 at 1:11 PM · Link

    She is absolutely beautiful and most surely missed. Happy Birthday!

  • Liz · Posted August 8, 2011 at 2:36 PM · Link

    How incredibly sad. What a beautiful girl. Bless her heart and her family.

  • Leah Jent · Posted August 8, 2011 at 7:06 PM · Link

    What a beautiful little one. Happy Birthday, sweet angel.

  • JoNell · Posted August 8, 2011 at 7:13 PM · Link

    What a sweet angel. Her fight & story has touched so many hearts. I’m heart & prays go out to her friends & family.

  • Sophie Crew · Posted August 8, 2011 at 9:35 PM · Link

    Oh what a beautiful girl. My heart goes out to her family, sweet girl.

  • Lisa Kelly · Posted August 8, 2011 at 10:58 PM · Link

    What a precious little thing. Happy birthday to her and many prayers to her family.

  • Katie Lou · Posted August 9, 2011 at 12:12 PM · Link

    What a precious angel. Happy Birthday sweetheart. My thoughts and prayers are with her family on this day.

  • Anna-Karin · Posted August 9, 2011 at 2:25 PM · Link

    What a beautiful little girl , beautiful photograph of her and her mama!
    My prayers and thoughts go out to her family.

  • Danielle Frank · Posted August 9, 2011 at 8:12 PM · Link

    Happy birthday, sweet girl!

  • Therese Marie · Posted August 10, 2011 at 8:23 AM · Link

    beautiful girl with a beautiful spirit. Prayers to the family.

  • Amanda · Posted August 11, 2011 at 5:25 AM · Link

    Such a beautiful little girl…my love and prayers to this family. Happy Birthday my darling.

  • Christy Johnson · Posted August 11, 2011 at 1:50 PM · Link

    Happy birthday, precious girl.

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Featured Friend & Photographer of the Week | Laura Morita

July 18, 2011

This week I’ll be featuring Laura Morita of Laura Morita Photography! She is awesome…she’s got talent, a heart of gold and she’s crazy funny!!! Please check out her work on her website and facebook page. She’s located in the Bay Area!

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Friend & Photographer of the Week | Jen Snyder

July 10, 2011

Check out Jen Snyder of Jen Snyder Photography located in Harford County, MD. Take a look at her talent on her website and her blog. You can also see her current work on her facebook page or blog.

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Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve | A Mother/Photographer’s Perspective on Newborn Photography

July 5, 2011

When I had my first child I didn’t even know that Newborn Photographers existed. I didn’t realize that in the land of photography, newborns meant 2 weeks or younger. Luckily, when I was pregnant with my 2nd child a friend linked me to a local newborn photographer. I cannot tell you how much I LOVE those images. It was an investment that I do not regret.

In reality there are really only a few days in your life that you will treasure with all your heart. One of those days will most likely be your wedding day and another is the day you welcome your children into the world. These days will pass before you know it. Most save for their wedding day and lavish on a beautiful dress, a big wedding and of course the ultimate photographer. Having a child is like having a wedding. This event really should be planned out somewhat like a wedding day. I mean how often are you going to have a newborn? For most people, only once or twice.

After all the swaddle blankets are given away, after all the binkies are gone, after they are sleeping through the night and they are in their toddler bed, what are you going to treasure from their newborn stage? That Pottery Barn crib isn’t going to bring you memories that you can hold on forever. That’s been sold on craigslist and is gone.

When you are a new mom the last thing that will be on your mind is arranging for a newborn photography session. You are going to BE.A.BUSY.GIRL. and I mean BUSY. You will only be thinking of feeding, changing diapers and SLEEPING!! Scheduling your baby’s portrait session with me before you deliver is so convenient. You have your appointment on my books. You contact me when you deliver. I am there in 6-10 days. I bring my studio to your home. Done!

I get many inquiries from moms wanting newborn portraits of their 4+ week old baby. My heartaches to have to tell them that their baby has already outgrown the newborn stage for photography. Many don’t realize it but babies lose so much flexibility after only 2 weeks, they are no longer sleeping as solidly and their skin can tend to break out. All this means is that the newborn shots you see on my site are not always achievable.

Plan ahead and schedule your newborn session with me before your baby arrives! It’s not something you will regret.

Please visit my site to view my newborn and maternity galleries. Mention this article and receive 25 custom birth announcements* when you book your newborn prior to delivery.

*Not valid with any other offer.

And because a blog post just isn’t much without newborn photos…..Just a couple!
Newborn Portrait Photographers Orange County

Baby Photography in Orange County, CA

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  • amy lenhart · Posted July 5, 2011 at 6:39 PM · Link

    so very true!!! great post and gorgeous images!!!!

  • Leah Jent · Posted July 5, 2011 at 6:45 PM · Link

    Beautiful photographs and oh-so true! I love this post, Clarice.

  • Laura · Posted July 5, 2011 at 7:03 PM · Link

    I love this post. So well written and so very true! And of course the images you posted are gorgeous!

  • ashley · Posted July 5, 2011 at 7:18 PM · Link

    Great post, lady! So true and you did mommies a real service with this one:)

  • Dee · Posted July 5, 2011 at 7:43 PM · Link

    I love the analogy to investing in a wedding dress, or a Pottery Barn crib. Nothing wrong with buying those things, but none of that will mean more than the photo memories you capture on those special days – your wedding, and the first days with your newborn. Great post, C – I hope many read it and take it to heart. Those precious early days cannot be recreated and if you were in my area, you’d be my choice to help me preserve them.

  • Julie Kraai · Posted July 5, 2011 at 8:01 PM · Link

    you hit the nail on the head – what you wrote about being new moms being busy is SO TRUE! But more important is the things that you remember and treasure. Those first few moments are so fleeting. And you never get back those moments. I regret all the time not getting my daughter’s newborn portraits taken. Your work is gorgeous and what you wrote is true!

  • Leanne · Posted July 5, 2011 at 8:03 PM · Link

    What wize words and gorgeous images. Love your work.

  • Karen Byker · Posted July 6, 2011 at 5:27 AM · Link

    Absolutely true! What a great post!

  • Yana · Posted July 6, 2011 at 5:53 AM · Link

    So very true! ANd I love that second shot, so sweet!

  • Brandi-lee · Posted July 6, 2011 at 6:47 AM · Link

    Such beautiful shots and wise words!! It’s so so true, well written!!

  • Jeni · Posted July 6, 2011 at 7:53 AM · Link

    So so true, theres no way to get that time back, and capturing it is the perfect way to remember it all.

  • Sylvia Borgo · Posted July 6, 2011 at 8:09 AM · Link

    Very wise words!! I wish I had pro. newborn pics of my boys when they were newborns!

  • Cindy · Posted July 6, 2011 at 8:10 AM · Link

    Very well written and timely! It’s so important to capture those first few days!

  • Katie Lou · Posted July 6, 2011 at 8:48 AM · Link

    SO very true! Lovely post!

  • Jaidean · Posted July 6, 2011 at 9:31 AM · Link

    So very true!

  • Whitley Pollet · Posted July 6, 2011 at 10:21 AM · Link

    What a great article and don’t ya just love newborn lips! So so cute. :)

  • Liz · Posted July 6, 2011 at 10:48 AM · Link

    Great post, Clarice! I loved reading this!

  • jodee · Posted July 7, 2011 at 7:18 AM · Link

    Excellent! This is so true!

  • Corine Tran · Posted July 7, 2011 at 12:36 PM · Link

    What sweet lips! Great advice, so true!

  • April · Posted July 7, 2011 at 11:27 PM · Link

    Very well said! And what lovely photos to accompany this post:)

  • Julie Wagoner · Posted July 8, 2011 at 9:22 AM · Link

    Such great information in this post!

  • Azure · Posted July 8, 2011 at 9:08 PM · Link

    Such wonderful advice, thank you!

  • Stacie · Posted July 9, 2011 at 4:49 PM · Link

    We spent a LOT of money on newborn pictures and my only regret is that I didn’t get an album. Everything else gets passed on but you treasure the photographs forever.

  • Amanda · Posted July 10, 2011 at 3:55 PM · Link

    What I would not give to go back to when my babes were little and have captured their first few days professionally. Perfect words and beautiful photographs.

  • Danielle McCarty · Posted July 12, 2011 at 11:29 AM · Link

    Wonderful post and so true! Thanks for sharing!

  • Tania · Posted July 12, 2011 at 9:47 PM · Link

    What a beautiful captures, mom is going to LOVE!

  • Kel Ward · Posted July 13, 2011 at 3:14 PM · Link

    Awesome post and photos!

  • Mel · Posted July 14, 2011 at 9:58 PM · Link

    All so true and gorgeous work!

  • Rachel Aberle · Posted July 15, 2011 at 6:23 AM · Link

    Oh my…love those lips in the last! Beautiful work!

  • Kelly Mack · Posted July 25, 2011 at 1:40 AM · Link

    So very true! I loved reading that and looking at your images. Thank you

  • Leiba · Posted July 28, 2011 at 5:36 PM · Link

    Excellent post and love those sweet images.

  • Jackie Jean · Posted July 30, 2011 at 5:34 AM · Link

    wonderful post and beautiful images

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Featured Friend and Photographer of the Week | Holly Olsen

July 4, 2011

This week I am featuring the talented Holly Olsen of Holly Olsen Photography located in Highland, Utah. Please visit her website to view her awesomeness! Also, become a fan of her on her facebook page!

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Featured Friend and Photographer of the Week....Kara Layfield

June 26, 2011

Featuring the talented and sweet Kara Layfield of Kara Layfield Photography located in Salisbury, Maryland. She specializes in High School Seniors and Children. Her work is amazing. I am a fan of her.  I love the clarity in her images and she has an eye for location too!  Check out her website or facebook page.

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  • Kara Layfield · Posted June 27, 2011 at 7:14 AM · Link

    I am honored to be featured on your blog. Thank you so much!

  • Jaidean · Posted June 27, 2011 at 8:50 AM · Link

    This is great – Love photographer interviews!

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Friend and Photographer of the Week....Taryn Chrapkowski

June 19, 2011

Please meet my friend and talented photographer Taryn Chrapkowski of Taryn Lisa Photography located in Chicago and surrounding suburbs, IL. See her current work on her blog. Visit her facebook page to see her current specials and work as well!

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  • CJ Wilkes · Posted June 20, 2011 at 7:53 AM · Link

    You are so sweet to do this for your friends. She is talented. It was great to check her blog out!

  • Kara Layfield · Posted June 20, 2011 at 10:40 AM · Link

    Love Taryn’s work! She is one talented lady! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!

  • Gail · Posted June 20, 2011 at 11:04 AM · Link

    Great feature – Taryn is super talented!

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Friend and Photographer of the Week....Anelle Richardson

June 12, 2011

As promised this week I’m featuring Anelle Richardson of Anelle Richardson Photography located in Ottawa (and surrounding areas), ONT, Canada. Check out her current work on her blog or facebook page.

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  • Kara Layfield · Posted June 13, 2011 at 5:34 AM · Link

    LOVE Anelle’s work…..her feature image is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing her work with us today!!

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Friend and Photographer of the Week Rachel Aberle

June 4, 2011

I’m back on track and this week I am featuring Rachel Aberle of Arna Photography located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Please check her current work on her blog. You won’t be didsappointed! She is very talented!

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