Cami {Heart} Photography: Blog https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Cami {Heart} Photography camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) Fri, 23 Apr 2021 19:53:00 GMT Fri, 23 Apr 2021 19:53:00 GMT https://www.camiheartphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u750948647-o571874335-50.jpg Cami {Heart} Photography: Blog https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog 120 80 Newborn "Solo" Session - Orange County, California https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2021/4/newborn-solo-session---orange-county-california Baby Mavrick was born a few days early so we were able to schedule his session on his exact due date! His mommy brought extra milk and a pacifier and trusted me with the rest :) I must mention this is actually my nephew and it was the fist time I met him... I was smitten at first sight! I've been a newborn photographer for about 10 years and I'm obsessed with newborns in general, but knowing this tiny baby is part of my family makes my heart leap with joy! 

I did a typical newborn session workflow for him, 3 blanket set-ups and 3 props, mostly blues and neutrals which is the most common request for baby boy photo sessions. 

On WhiteI love starting newborn sessions on a white backdrop with a light or white wrap

Newborn Baby Close-up Sleepy PoseSleepy Hats are a must for baby boy photos! Sleepy PoseSleepy Hats are a must for baby boy photos! This little guy was milk drunk! Froggy PoseThis froggy pose is always a favorite with new parents, but not all babies will sleep deeply enough to relax into it. This little guy was milk drunk! Froggy PoseThis froggy pose is always a favorite with new parents, but not all babies will sleep deeply enough to relax into it. This little guy was milk drunk! Froggy PoseThis froggy pose is always a favorite with new parents, but not all babies will sleep deeply enough to relax into it.

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) baby photography fountain valley garden grove mini newborn session newborn photographer newborn photography orange county newborn session orange county https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2021/4/newborn-solo-session---orange-county-california Fri, 23 Apr 2021 19:51:25 GMT
Sweet Baby A - Orange County Newborn Photography Session https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2019/6/sweet-baby-a---orange-county-newborn-photography-session I met her mommy 2 years prior to this newborn session when I photographed her baby brother as a newborn baby and I always consider it a great compliment and an honor when previous clients return with their infant! This sweet baby girl was a dream to work with! 

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) baby photography irvine newborn newborn photographer newborn photography orange county newborn session orange county https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2019/6/sweet-baby-a---orange-county-newborn-photography-session Sat, 08 Jun 2019 07:42:42 GMT
Limited Availability - Mini Newborn Sessions https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2018/11/limited-time-offer---mini-newborn-sessions If you have been following my newborn photography on Instagram you might already know, but if you haven't I'll bring you up to date to some changes in my personal life (which affect my business). Earlier this year we were blessed to adopt our second son (at birth) and my life has been turned upside down from one day to another! We didn't have any notice and this precious little one has been taking up most of my time! It's been a challenge shooting all the sessions I had already on my schedule and I had to stop booking new ones for a while. 

I'm in the process of making some changes to accomodate this major change in my family and for now I'll offer for a limited availability  mini version of my regular newborn sessions. Here are some details about these sessions:

  • they are for baby only 
  • they take place at my home studio in Garden Grove
  • they will last a max of 2 hours 
  • parents will have a choice of 3 "looks" to be picked ahead of time (they can all be props or all bean bag or a combination). 
  • a total of 15 edited images will be delivered via an online gallery 2 weeks after the session (with full printing rights). 

 

The price for these minis is $500 with a deposit of $150 to be paid at booking and the balance of $350 at the session. Please contact me via the contact page if you have any questions!  

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) mini newborn session newborn photographer orange county https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2018/11/limited-time-offer---mini-newborn-sessions Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:12:30 GMT
Newborn Photography Orange County - Baby Olivia https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2018/5/2018-newborn-photography-orange-county---baby-olivia Now and then I catch up with editing and this is one of those wonderful days! I just delivered sweet baby Olivia's newborn session gallery and I figured I'd pop in and upload some of her photos to my "recent work". She was such a dream and even when she was awake she was settled and a few times looked straight at the camera! It does not happen very often in newborn photography <3. Enjoy this little beauty's sweet faces! 

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) baby photographer irvine baby photography irvine newborn photography orange county newborn session orange county https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2018/5/2018-newborn-photography-orange-county---baby-olivia Wed, 16 May 2018 17:40:00 GMT
2017 Newborn Sessions - Orange County, California https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2018/1/2017-newborn-sessions---orange-county-california Since I haven't posted much on this page last year, I figured a slideshow of most of the babies I photographed would be a nice recap. It brought so much joy to my heart going through the galleries and looking at each of these sweet little faces I got to meet and photograph as newborns in 2017. Newborn photography is truly my passion!  2017 Newborn Sessions

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) baby photographer irvine garden grove irvine newborn photographer newborn photography orange county newborn session tustin https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2018/1/2017-newborn-sessions---orange-county-california Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:55:42 GMT
Baby Olivia - Newborn Session Orange County https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2017/5/baby-olivia---newborn-session-orange-county I met her sweet family last year when her mommy was pretty early in her pregnancy, but time flew by and I finally got to meet baby Olivia. She was such a sweetheart, such a pleasure to work with! And so was her entire family! We started with family poses and I was so excited to have her beautiful baby sister cooperate! Here are some of my favorites: 

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Baby Lucas - Newborn Photography Orange County https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2017/4/baby-lucas---newborn-photography-orange-county Baby Lucas was such a great model at his newborn session! He had me swoon with that sweet little face and cool hair! 

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) newborn newborn photography orange county newborn session orange county https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2017/4/baby-lucas---newborn-photography-orange-county Wed, 05 Apr 2017 05:24:50 GMT
Baby Giuliana Newborn Photography Session - Orange County https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2016/8/baby-giuliana-newborn-photography-session---orange-county When it comes to Newborn Photography I usually get two types of comments: 

1. "Newborn Photography is so easy, you just play with babies and pose them how you want since they sleep." or

2. "You have so much patience, I can see why you need to be specialized in Newborn Photography, it's not as easy as it looks." 

Now these are totally different opinions and they depend on baby's willingness to sleep at the session. I'd say reality is somewhere in the middle, I rarely have babies sleep through the entire session so it does take patience and soothing techniques to get them to sleep, but once they do sleep it is really like playing with a doll. I absolutely love being a newborn photographer!

Beautiful Baby Giuliana definitely made my part easy :) This little sweetheart kept sleeping through the posing flow and even gave me some smiles <3 

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) baby photography fountain valley garden grove newborn newborn photographer newborn photography orange county newborn session orange county photography posing https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2016/8/baby-giuliana-newborn-photography-session---orange-county Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:42:09 GMT
Newborns of 2015 https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2016/1/newborns-of-2015 I'm so grateful for each and every one of the little babies I've got to photograph this past year! I truly appreciate the effort parents make to show up for a photo session so shortly after their babies birth. All newborn sessions take place about 1 week after birth, at my home studio in Orange County. Here are a few cute faces of 2015!

 

 

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) baby photographer costa mesa fountain valley fullerton garden grove huntington beach irvine newborn photographer newborn photography newborn session oc orange county https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2016/1/newborns-of-2015 Mon, 04 Jan 2016 19:20:00 GMT
Maternity Session Laguna Beach - Orange County https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2015/7/maternity-session-laguna-beach---orange-county I just love maternity photography sessions and when I have a stunning couple, a gorgeous location and amazing light, I won't let them go easily :) Tommy and Diana love Laguna Beach and the day of our session turned out to be overcast which gave us a perfect setting. I can't wait to meet and photograph their baby boy due in just a few weeks!

These are a few of my favorites from this maternity session in Laguna Beach: 

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) laguna beach maternity photographer orange county maternity session newborn photography orange county orange county https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2015/7/maternity-session-laguna-beach---orange-county Fri, 17 Jul 2015 01:58:26 GMT
Rylee's First Birthday - Cake Smash Outdoor Session https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2015/7/rylees-first-birthday---cake-smash-outdoor-session I had the joy of photographing this gorgeous little girl as a newborn and I was so excited to photograph her first birthday session too. Her parents opted for an outdoors session this time around and I'm so glad they did since the light and the location were so beautiful. 

It was difficult to narrow down to just a few photos, but here are my favorites :) <3

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) baby photography cake smash orange county outdoor session https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2015/7/rylees-first-birthday---cake-smash-outdoor-session Mon, 13 Jul 2015 20:26:20 GMT
Baby Eisley's Newborn Photography Session - Orange County, California https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2015/6/baby-eisleys-newborn-photography-session---orange-county-california Adorable baby Eisley and her gorgeous sister Lily were such a joy to work with! Baby Eisley not only looks like a real life doll, but she pretty much acts like one too, allowing me to play with her and pose her.  Lily and I got to have some fun too, we danced and twirled and eventually got to pose her too :)

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) baby photography newborn session orange county https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2015/6/baby-eisleys-newborn-photography-session---orange-county-california Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:14:35 GMT
Baby Riley - Orange County Newborn Session https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2015/6/baby-riley---orange-county-newborn-session I was so excited when wedding photographer Lisa of Lisa Marie Figueroa Photography recommended me to photograph her previous bride and groom client's newborn baby! I love nothing more than photographing precious newborns and it brings me so much joy when families entrust me to capture their brand new love! 

Thank you Kat and Max! I hope you'll enjoy looking at this photographs as much as I enjoyed capturing them!

 

 

 

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) newborn session orange county https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2015/6/baby-riley---orange-county-newborn-session Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:28:55 GMT
Baby Vivienne and Sister Genevieve https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2015/4/baby-vivienne-and-sister-genevieve It's safe to say when a toddler is involved in a newborn photo session we are in for a surprise as far as the participation goes. Well, adorable baby Vivienne has an adorable energetic 2 years old sister and she did more than participate, she made the session super entertaining. Mom and dad must be melting looking at these photos of their precious daughters! 


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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) Newborn baby newborn session orange county siblings https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2015/4/baby-vivienne-and-sister-genevieve Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT
Baby Sean, 9 days new! https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2015/4/baby-sean I had the joy of photographing baby Sean a couple of weeks ago and I have to share some of his photos! I believe he deserves some sort of award for the best newborn baby hair! I can't wait to see him for his next session :) 

 

 

 

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) baby baby photography newborn session orange county https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2015/4/baby-sean Mon, 06 Apr 2015 22:08:11 GMT
Baby Vanae https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2015/3/baby-vanae I was flattered to photograph baby Vanae since her parents drove from Burbank and I'm so grateful they did! She was a perfect little model, looked around for a while, took a nap and even smiled for me :) Here are a few of the images from her session <3 

To see more from Vanae's session please watch the slideshow below:

 

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) baby photography newborn session orange county https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2015/3/baby-vanae Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:42:16 GMT
Baby Yzabella https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2015/3/baby-yzabella Baby Yzabella came to her session a few days after she turned two weeks and even though she was awake and alert at first, she was a sweetheart and took a little nap :). Look at her gorgeous face and that hair!!!

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Andrew & Jamie Wedding - Newport Dunes https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2014/10/andrew-jamie-wedding---newport-dunes What a fun wedding day it was! Surrounded by family and friends many of whom joined the couple in Newport Beach a day before, they celebrated this special day with tons of joy, laughter and love. I was honored to be entrusted with the special task of documenting the day and I hope I lived up to the expectations.

Andrew and Jamie, I wish you two a life full of blessings and joy and  I'll be patiently waiting for baby news :) 

To see more images from this wedding please scroll down to the bottom of the post and click on the slideshow.

 

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2014/10/andrew-jamie-wedding---newport-dunes Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:58:56 GMT
Tyler & Angie's Wedding - Arroyo Grande https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2014/10/tyler-angies-wedding-day What an honor to photograph this beautiful wedding! I can only hope I was able to capture the beauty of the people and the place, the joy and emotions, but mostly the love these two radiate towards each other, their families and friends! Tyler and Angie, it was such a joy being part of your very special day! Thank you <3

 

 

 

 

 

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2014/10/tyler-angies-wedding-day Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:20:29 GMT
Baby Olive Newborn Session https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2014/5/baby-olive-newborn-session Baby Olive is finally here! I could not wait to meet her as she's my husband's youngest sibling's daughter.  I couldn't stop photographing her. Good thing she's my niece so I'll have her back soon :)

 

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2014/5/baby-olive-newborn-session Tue, 27 May 2014 21:52:48 GMT
Irvine Park Maternity Session https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2014/5/irvine-park-maternity-session I just LOVE photographing Maternity sessions and I'm so grateful I got to meet and photograph Melissa and her beautiful family as they are awaiting the birth of their baby girl. I must say Melissa looked absolutely breathtaking and the boys were so fun to work with :) 

I'm looking forward to meet and photograph their newborn daughter, I can only imagine how gorgeous she'll be! 

 

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2014/5/irvine-park-maternity-session Tue, 20 May 2014 08:18:40 GMT
Rick & Mary Maternity Session https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2014/4/rick-mary-maternity-session Ok, so I obviously don't update my recent work over here too often, but I plan on it since Facebook reduces the quality of the images more than I care for. 

I've been looking forward to this maternity session for a while since Mary is my sis-in-law :) and I just can't wait to meet the little bundle she's carrying. It was her idea to try this location for our session and now I'm obsessed with it. The light is amazing and you can't find too many woodsy patches like this in Orange County. I can't wait to go back, maybe we'll take baby Olive out there for a shoot.

I love these photos of mommy and daddy to be, they are just too cute together :) Looking forward to photograph their newborn daughter, I can only imagine how adorable she'll be! <3

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) maternity https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2014/4/rick-mary-maternity-session Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:40:15 GMT
A&J Engagement Session https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2013/11/a-j-engagement-session I was so thrilled to photograph Andrew & Jamie's engagement session! Not only because she's one of the sweetest person I know and Andrew is just so laid back and fun to work with, but they also picked a gorgeous location.  

I mostly photograph babies and toddlers and I enjoy it so very much, but this was a nice change, not to have my subjects to run away from me. They actually wanted to be there and I didn't have to bribe or trick them :)

I hope I was able to capture their love in these images just the way I saw it and felt it being there with them that gorgeous afternoon at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach. 

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) engagement session https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2013/11/a-j-engagement-session Mon, 04 Nov 2013 21:59:00 GMT
Did you say Glamour? https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2013/7/contemporary-glamour-what-else-would-you-call-it Lately I've been captivated by Sue Bryce's work, a fabulous australian glamour photographer. Yes, glamour! She's been shooting glamour style since it was in back in the 80s and she kept doing it when it was out and she's bringing it back! It's called Contemporary Glamour nowadays and it's done using natural window light diffused and bounced with large white boards and I just love the results. 

I figured I would try to set up a shoot the way I've learned from this talented photographer and have my sister pose for me. I'm blessed with an awesome sister and a talented MUA sister-in-law to help out with the hair and make-up. I usually photograph babies so all this was new, especially having someone sit still and listen to my directions! I'm looking forward to show more women how gorgeous they truly are!

Thank you Stef for going along with my ideas :)

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2013/7/contemporary-glamour-what-else-would-you-call-it Wed, 03 Jul 2013 19:31:09 GMT
Double Cuteness! https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2013/6/double-cuteness This was the first time I photographed newborn twins...way too cute! I would imagine it's more than double the challenge to raise two babies at the same time, but so must be the joy! They have an adorable 3 year old sister, so we got some cute images. I can't wait to see and capture their cuteness again!

 

 

 

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2013/6/double-cuteness Fri, 07 Jun 2013 08:53:00 GMT
Easter Photo Shoot https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2013/3/easter-photo-shoot This was planned out to be an Easter session with matching outfits, blanketts and props. Our plan started falling apart when we realized Kaylee's dress was too small, but then I noticed Luca's clothes were too big. So we dropped our initial plan and just went for the park anyway to have a fun shoot, and fun it was!

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Apparently I took a break https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2013/2/apparently-i-took-a-break As many of you know photography is always on my mind, but it's on the back burner. Now and then I squeeze in a shoot and this was one of those fun occasions. Oh, and I got a hold of some overlays so I had to try them. Happy Valentine's Day!

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2013/2/apparently-i-took-a-break Thu, 14 Feb 2013 10:21:00 GMT
Lory's Bridal Shower https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2012/7/loris-bridal-shower What a fun day we had! It was very hot and our AC did not work on the way to the party, but we managed to make it there in decent shape, minus the frizzy hair and wrinkled clothes. The Gavrilas were super sweet as they always are and welcomed us with delicious food and drinks, but I must say the hit of the party were the ice cream cones. Check out the entire gallery to see all the kids enjoying it :)

The bride-to-be was pretty as can be and she got showered with all kinds of goodies and household items. Good thing not literally. I'm funny, I know :)

Well, let's just get to the photos:Loved the color of these carnations!

The pretty bride-to-be

To see the entire gallery please go to Photos, Celebrations, Showers and Lori's Bridal Shower. Or just go the the homepage and it's under Featured. 

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) bridal shower https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2012/7/loris-bridal-shower Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:00:00 GMT
Family Wedding https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2012/6/our-cousins-wedding This weekend I had the joy of spending time celebrating with family as our cousin Tabita married her highschool sweetheart, Mario. They've been waiting for this day for too long and now that it's part of our memories, I'd have to say the wait was well worth it. They both looked fantastic and I must say the bride looked fabulous with the Mocha Tan airbrush tan :). It was a gorgeous wedding, from the ceremony which included communion (my favorite part of the wedding) to the stunning reception. I fell in love with the flowers and the entire set up.

The location was amazing with a gorgeous front yard for the ceremony, a spectacular back yard for the reception and I must mention an adorable owner. Everyone was so happy for Mario and Tabita's special day.

Mario and Tabita, I wish you blessing upon blessings as you start walking together as one! 

 

To see more photos from this wedding please to go the Photos tab and you'll find the album "Mario & Tabita's Wedding" in the Celebrations gallery. 

 

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camiheartphoto@gmail.com (Cami {Heart} Photography) wedding https://www.camiheartphotography.com/blog/2012/6/our-cousins-wedding Wed, 20 Jun 2012 05:58:26 GMT