Happy Valentine's Day-Laguna Beach Children's Photographers

Here are a TON of great photos of Hayden from yesterday....we're working on her Valentine's for The Montessori. She's already got the cheasy smile thing going, so it took awhile, but it was worth it. My precious little love....Mack's too big for photo valentines, wah...Gillian-Crane-Orange-County-Childrens-Photographers

A Trip to the Park-Orange County Family Photographer

A few photos of Michelle and Erik Sobek's darling daughters, they just turned one. The second their feet hit the ground, they sprinted in different directions, pretty crazy. Mom and dad were sweating to keep up, ha! I still managed to capture some of their precious little expressions. Check out the chubby cheeks!


Mia Bella Pediatrics - Orange County Headshots

These doctors have a great office in Mission Viejo, it's a great space and one really cool thing about it is there's a separate entrance for the sick kids, I haven't seen that before, so cool...

Professional Headshots by Gillian Crane Photography


 

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

 

Bath time - baby photos by Gillian Crane Photography

Isn't this first photo a hoot?! I'm in for it when they're teenagers from the look of these photos.....


Bath Time by Gillian Crane Photography


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

Random Thoughts - Today

A busy day, as usual w/ three little kids, and after getting thrown up on (the first time......Hayden's sick) I put the babies in the kitchen sink for a bath. A lot of thoughts run through my head as I look at this photo:

1. what precious little darlings, i love them so much.

2. not the greatest lighting.

3. i'd love to remodel.

4. the windows are dirty.

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California sunshine - Orange County child photography by Gillian Crane

You wouldn't guess it was November from these photos. That's one of the great things about California: you can take fabulous outdoor portraits any time of the year.


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

How to Take Better Photos, a video tutorial for Cropped! featuring Gillian Crane

I recently participated in a video tutorial for VirtueRadioNetwork.com's scrapbooking video series, Cropped! on how to take better photos. I was really nervous about being in front of the camera, but the producer was fabulous and made me feel right at home. You can watch the video below.










Here's some of the photos I took for the video. As you can see, it definitely helps if you're working with a charismatic, photogenic family! They're a family of six, with another on the way.




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Photographs shot on location in Yorba Linda, Orange County, California by Gillian Crane.

Code Green Fitness - Ryan Kollock, Mr. Zero Body Fat, portraiture by Gillian Crane

I photographed Ryan Kollock's bootcamp last Saturday at the high school in Laguna Beach, they started off with a 1-mile run around the track to "warm up"! That was just the beginning of the fun - they ran the bleachers,  sprinted and lunged nonstop for an hour.  I was glad I was only taking the pictures!! Even that was a workout, I was sweating just to keep up with them.

He and his wife Theresa offer bootcamps Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays at 9:15 am and Saturdays at 8:30am. You can find Ryan here:

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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.