Orange county newborn & family photographer 

sara ellen


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Hi friend! I'm a maternity, newborn, and family photographer based in Orange County, California serving Irvine, San Clemente, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and all of Southern California's surrounding areas.  I'd love to be a part of your family's memory-keeping! Thanks for stopping by!

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5 Winter Date Night Ideas to get you and your partner out there having fun during the cold and snowy weather!

5 Winter Date Night Ideas

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I am so in love with Olivia and Nick’s sunset beach engagement! We planned for the session to happen during golden hour and I am so happy we did! I mean come on, you can’t beat the beach at sunset. For those of you who do not know what golden hour is, it’s the hour […]

Sunset Beach Engagement | Olivia + Nick

Sunset beach engagement photos

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Family photos can be really stressful, especially with little ones. But don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to make sure your family photos look the best they can! That’s why I’m here today to share my best tips on how to get stress-free photos with kids. Scroll down for all the tips! 01. Set […]

How to Get Stress Free Photos with Kids

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These California beach maternity photos with Michael and Lauren were so much fun! They are such a sweet couple and I had a great time getting to know them. There’s something so special about maternity photos. Getting to see the excitement and anticipation the couples have is the best thing ever! The joy they share […]

California Beach Maternity Photos | Michael + Lauren

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Learn all about the tips and tricks on How To Pick a Wedding Venue thats perfect for your aesthetic and budget!

How To Pick The Perfect Wedding Venue

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