The Mutz Babies-On Black

These are my good friend Heather's twin boys, I'd like to eat them up! I met Heather through the Laguna Beach Parents Club, she was nice enough to bring us a meal when our twins were born. I'm so glad we met!! She wasn't even pregnant with her twins then. It seems like a lifetime ago...

bright and new - Orange County newborn photography by Gillian Crane

I don't know if something's in the air here in Orange County, but it seems like I've had even more newborn portrait shoots than usual lately. This makes me happy, because I never, ever get tired of taking newborn photographs. These latest ones will make for beautiful birth announcements!


photos from a recent infant photo session in Orange County, CA


I also did some portraits of this baby's unbelievably adorable older sister. They're gorgeous, I'll be posting a preview of those photographs soon!

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


childrens' birthday party portraits - event photography by Orange County photographer Gillian Crane

Photos from a recent birthday party, taken at Zoomars Petting Zoo in San Juan Capistrano. I love doing events like this, they keep you on your toes!

kids' event photography, taken in Laguna Beach, CA by Gillian Crane Photography


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'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.


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