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Post Labor Day/Summer's Over and Fall Portrait Season is officially ON!

The Martinez family, photographed at Salt Creek Beach just after sunset.  This panorama portrait was created specifically for their home and the area over their mantle.

The Martinez family, photographed at Salt Creek Beach just after sunset.  This panorama portrait was created specifically for their home and the area over their mantle.

I hope you had an awesome Labor Day weekend.

The traditional “end of summer” means the kids are back in school, soccer, fall baseball, flag football, HS Football and all things autumn are starting to be in full swing.

This time of year is often “Family Portrait Season” because it is the time that many of my clients (new and old) decide it’s time to gather the family and have an awesome session. (It's also an amazing time for HS Senior portraits too!)

Now is the perfect time to schedule — before the rush.

Plus our fall is shaping up to be very hectic with studio portraits for our new in studio beauty portrait line and a lot of travel in my role as a trainer representing Sony (one of nearly 50 Sony Artisans of Imagery — a HUGE honor).

We want to make sure we can get you in for a shoot so don’t hesitate to call us right now to get it on the calendar.

And in terms of the photographs — this time of year is also the beginning of a photographer’s dream — our west coast beaches at sunset. After Labor Day the beaches are far less crowded and the sky, tides and sunset are amazing. In fact, the best skies in California are in fall and winter.

Here are the top Five locations for family and other portrait sessions here in southern OC:

• Salt Creek Beach

• Riley Wilderness (this place is a madhouse close to Thanksgiving — best to schedule NOW and shoot mid week)

• O’Neill Regional Park — a great location that makes you think you’re out in the woods and not in the middle of the OC

• Thousand Steps Beach — worth the hike back up and the last time I was there for a session basketball star Klay Thompson was there!

• YOUR house. Yep, this is probably my favorite location because it is meaningful and is often different as your children grow and change.

Where do you want to be photographed?

Let us know! Call Nicki today to schedule your session!

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I have photographed the triplets every year since 2008!  The top photograph was made in 2011 and the bottom one was made in the fall of 2016 (both were made at their home).

I have photographed the triplets every year since 2008!  The top photograph was made in 2011 and the bottom one was made in the fall of 2016 (both were made at their home).