The O.C. is a great place to live if you intend to pursue photography. As Orange County family photographers, we spend a good amount of time at various parks and beaches where our clients enjoy spectacular natural backdrops that add a certain something to their portrait experience.
But last December, we had a family approach us to do their holiday pictures, and they wanted something different. Something colorful. Something funky. Something like…the Lab and the Camp in Costa Mesa.
We previously shot an engagement session at this fun little “anti-mall” located on opposite sides of Bristol, south of South Coast Plaza. The L. family included Jenny, Pat, and their fantastic four-year-old son, Harrison, who all showed up wearing coordinated, but not identical outfits (and they got extra style points right off the bat for that).
If you have the time you could probably spend all day exploring the artsy nooks and sitting areas at just the Lab or the Camp. But during our short time with the L. Family, we picked about 10 locations that lended some flair to their pictures. We think the results speak for themselves.
On a side note, Keith and I both agree that four years old is just about the perfect age for children to really participate in a family session. Harrison is proof of that. This four-year-old was super cute, well-behaved, and took direction. Plus he looked polished in his button-up shirt and woven sweater.
Much thanks to the L. family for allowing us to work outside the box on this one! We can’t wait to figure out where we’re going to photograph your 2010 photo session.