Over the last few years I’ve been on the hunt for new locations. Not an easy task in Orange County where nearly every single location requires some sort of permit (I’m looking at you Laguna Beach). I, of course, hold an annual permit that allows me to shoot at some really cool places around the county. The permit isn’t cheap, but I feel like it’s worth it to a) support my local parks and beaches and b) to not get kicked out of a location while with paying clients (talk about embarrassing). But for some reason my clients always request this location. And with good reason. The light is magical and the location is gorgeous. If you go there in the fall you will also see that every other photographer in Orange County is there too. Not just because it’s so beautiful, but also because it’s FREE. So thank you Irvine for not pushing out photographers like so many other cities have. Every city needs hold back some free spaces and to adopt some reasonable accommodations to allow photographers and small business to thrive.
As for this shoot, it was just another fantastic shoot of a GORGEOUS family in a GORGEOUS location. Even better is that they are our longtime friends and my longtime clients…which ends up leading to a super chill, relaxing and fun shoot for everyone. The Petrie family was one of my very first clients years ago and I’ve been fortunate enough to have shot their family several times over the years.
This is a family that really has it figured out. Wonderful parents… awesome kids that you KNOW are going to do amazing things as they get older. Can’t say enough about how much I adore all of them!
Thanks Petrie Family! xoxoxo!