Troy's 7th Birthday Party Carnival Album

Here is a slideshow of photos of the 30 page custom press-printed album I designed for this lucky kid, who had the most amazing birthday party ever. I was so excited when I saw the decor, amazing vintage-looking carnival games, sweets, candy and cake table, etc. It was a photographer's dream! The grand finale of this party was a performance by one of the cast of Cirque du Soleil! Amazing....

Happy New Year, a little late - Orange County Children's Photographers

A few of my favorite photographs from my session with Lori and her twins. The first one screams "happy new year", oh well that it's February! This is my favorite spot in the Laguna Canyon. I've been taking these guys photos since they were in their mama's tummy!gillian-crane-orange-county-childrens-photographers

Mack's 8th Birthday Halloweenie Roast

A slideshow of photos from Mack's 8th birthday party, we have a halloweenie roast every year. this year we got a huge pirate ship bounce house, it was awesome! and kelly leask painted faces again, she is soooo good! my mom and i spent days baking, it was so fun...check out the monster fingers with red fingernails! made the cupcakes myself this year, so festive!!

William McMurray Fundraiser-Orange County Event Photographers

Some photos from the fundraiser yesterday for William McMurray, the 11 year old son of Sabrina and Michael, who own the Penguin Cafe in Laguna. If you'd like to purchase any of the photos, all proceeds will go to the McMurrays. I have more....this is just a snippet, so email me if you're looking for photos of your kids!

American boy - child portraits by Orange County photographer Gillian Crane

Happy Independence Day! We spent the day hanging out by the plastic pool (ha ha) and snuggling. Here are some photos of my son Mack (check out those lips, he scored in the lip department, huh?!). That's my crusty wooden gate I found on the side of the road, love that gate...

portraits of an American boy - kids' candid photography by Gillian Crane, Orange County photographer

Photographs shot on location in Laguna Beach, Orange County, California by Gillian Crane.

Valentines-Laguna Beach Family Photographer

A few of the photos I shot of my friend Christine and her daughters. I designed a Valentine and photo collage for them to give to their dad as a surprise.

After reading Christine's article on Valentine's day for the Laguna Beach Independent, I realized I take being able to give fabulous greeting cards for granted. But it really is a big deal, being able to design them myself, and I'm so glad I don't have to settle for the Sponge Bob ones at Target...


Gillian - images taken by me in my studio in Laguna Beach