Mack's First Day on the School Bus-Laguna Beach Children's Photographer

He was nervous about missing it, so we got to the bus stop 30 minutes early, ugh. Porbably had something to do with the fact that I screwed up his pickup from Kindergarten yesterday and they had to call me to come pick him up. Mother of the year, I know. Photos taken with the Hipstamatic app on my Iphone.

back to nature - family portraits by Orange County photographer Gillian Crane

Lisa, Scott, Ian and Shawna, at the park. Baby number two is due in November, can't wait to do those newborn photos! Lisa's great at putting together outfits that look good in photos, I love the colors, textures and patterns in these photos. Almost makes me wish I had a fashion sense...

family portraits taken in a beautiful natural environment by Orange County photographer Gillian Crane

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


a born natural - Orange County child photography by Gillian Crane

I met this adorable little girl and her family a few years ago through the Laguna Beach Parents' Club and I've been taking her photo every year since. She's always been amazingly natural in front of the camera, just a total joy.

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

Brothers - Orange County Children's Photography by Gillian Crane

The tide was out and we had fun checking out all the sea life at the tide pools. These guys are Kent Sveningson's sons, the best chiropractor in Orange County if not the world.

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

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini - Orange County Baby Photographer

FINALLY designed the babies birth announcement! It only took me 8 months, ha ha! The problem was getting the perfect photo for the inside of the card. Twins are hard like that. But it was worth the wait!

So the black and white photos are the outside of the card (it'll be a 5x7 folded card, so the front is on the right and the back is on the left and the vertical line down the middle is the fold).

The color photo will be one big photo on the inside of the card, spread across the crease. I'm going to print a zillion of them and bring them to everyone w/ round yellow and white frosted sugar cookies! So festive! Such a relief to have this done! And before Christmas!

Sidenote: My mom sewed the bathing suits!

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

a sweet life documented, family photography by Gillian Crane

Mack's learning how to play "hocksotch"......no....."hopsotch"...... no......"hopsich"......not sure exactly what he calls it. It's so cool to watch him dance across the squares, his skinny little arms and legs flapping and fluttering in excitement. my little hummingbird. These pictures don't do the dance justice, I need to get the video camera out. He's sleeping in those pajamas now, all dirty and dusty with chalk and asphalt.  I had to bribe him for a little eye contact, so worth it...... it really is a sweet life.

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

sneak peek: jackson, family photography by Gillian Crane

This is jackson, he's six. A sweet, smiley little boy with Krabbe's Disease. He and his family were in town on vacation. We met to take photos at the beach in Laguna.

Jackson's dad ran him up and down the beach chasing the waves. It was so cool to watch. I said to him "wow, that's an aerobic workout!", to which he replied "well, I am his legs". I'm so glad i got to spend some time with this fabulous family. Every day is a gift.

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

vacation in paradise, family photography by Gillian Crane

sasha and dylan in town for a long weekend. june gloom took the day off and the tide was out -  a beautiful day in paradise.

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