Our Aliso Viejo mom called me hoping to get some new portraits of her two boys. It had been many years since they had any together and now the eldest was in High School and she wanted them done before they grew up too much. Having two boys of our own, we completely understand. I’m still amazed that our 12-year-old is almost as tall as both of us!
Family Photography Laguna Niguel Regional Park
The brothers were great on an early Saturday morning at the Laguna Niguel Regional Park. The grass was yellow from the few winter frosts we had, and the geese were waddling across the road giving us the evil eye as we tried to slowly move around them with our big, red minivan. The sun was bright and warm, and the small lake was full of early-morning fishermen. You could tell that it was going to be another glorious day in Southern Orange County, CA – and a perfect day for a children’s photoshoot.
To help get the boys feeling natural for the camera we had them first pose together – asking one to push against the other – a natural way to get them to have a bit of fun and get some natural smiles. We also asked for some ‘serious’ faces, which was a bit harder to do once they got going! But they were great sports. When we showed Mom & Dad the latest portraits of their two boys they decided on some of the more serious portraits for their wall – as well as the smiling ones. The serious side was one they rarely got to see.
One of my favorites, the one with the two boys larking around- the younger pushing on the eldest brother’s back- was made into a beautiful, yet simple necklace – something we now offer! Be sure to ask us about our sterling silver photography necklaces, bracelets and rings.
Enjoy the brother’s black and white portrait photography below!