Newport Beach

The Roach Family | Newport Beach In-Home Newborn Lifestyle Session | Newport Beach Newborn Photographer | Orange County Family Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography

The Roach Family | Newport Beach In-Home Newborn Lifestyle Session | Newport Beach Newborn Photographer | Orange County Family Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography


CORI KLECKNER PHOTOGRAPHY IS AN ORANGE COUNTY PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALIZING IN MATERNITY, NEWBORN, BABY, FAMILY, CHILDREN’S AND LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY


The Sanford Family | Newport Lido Marina Village Family Session | Urban Lifestyle Family Session | Orange County Family Photographer | Newport Beach Family Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography

The Sanford Family | Kevin+ Moriah+ Kiana + Keegan | Newport Lido Marina Village | Urban Lifestyle Family Session | Orange County Family Photographer | Newport Beach Family Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography

 

The Sanford Family wanted something different than just the beach this year for their family session so we brainstormed some ideas and decided The Newport Lido Marina Village would be a fun spot incorporating water + that light/airy aesthetic. I didn’t realize how much I would love shooting an urban lifestyle family session but this one was fun! This spot offers such a cool little dock area to hang, interactive activities for the kids, mural and monograms that inspire , and so many bright white spaces for photo opportunity.... literally what photog dreams are made of  (not even a sponsored post, just literally love this place) Also , just a tip if you stop by, you have to visit the Honor Coffee shop , the bessstt coffee and such a fun little vibe!


CORI KLECKNER PHOTOGRAPHY IS AN ORANGE COUNTY PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALIZING IN MATERNITY, NEWBORN, BABY, FAMILY, CHILDREN’S AND LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY

The Weber Family | Lisa+Tyler+Sloan | Orange County Photographer | Beach Family Session | Newport Beach Family Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography

The Weber Family | Lisa+Tyler+Sloan |  Orange County Photographer | Beach Family Session | Newport Beach Family Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography 

 

Cori Kleckner Photography specializes in family , maternity and newborn photography in the Orange County and surrounding areas

 
 

Orange County Family Photographer

Bishop Maternity Session | Little Corona Beach Maternity Session | Corona Del Mar, CA | Cori Kleckner Photography | Orange County Maternity Photographer

Bishop Maternity Session | Little Corona Beach Maternity Session | Corona Del Mar, CA | Cori Kleckner Photography | Orange County Maternity Photographer

This gorgeous Little Corona Beach Maternity session in Corona Del Mar was super dreamy you guys! It doesn't hurt that my clients are such beauties either! ;) For Renee’s maternity session we chose to alternate between two dresses, (one Free People & one from Bloomingdales) -both really complimenting the tones of the beach and bringing out that soft, bright & airy aesthetic we were going for! I had to overshare for this session because it is one of my personal favorites! I hope you enjoy those pastel tones + these two lovebirds who made my job a breeze!

Little Corona Beach Corona Del Mar Maternity Session | The Pirro Family | Cori Kleckner Photography | Newport Beach Family Session |

Little Corona Beach Corona Del Mar Maternity Session | The Pirro Family | Cori Kleckner Photography | Newport Beach Family Session | Orange County Maternity Photographer

It’s always an honor when another photographer asks you to photograph their family. Jessica was a dream to capture, her beauty radiates and the love between her family is so overwhelming , it overcomes you as your photoshooting. This Newport Beach maternity session was a dream to document; between the birds who flew over us perfect timing, the pastel skies, Jessicas timeless boho Cleobella gown and all that love & joy between sweet Nico & his unborn sister already!


 

Cori Kleckner Photography specializes in family , maternity and newborn photography in the Orange County and surrounding areas

 

Orange County Maternity Photographer

The Thompson Family | Orange County Newborn Photographer | Natural Light Newborn Photography | Lifestyle in-home Session | Cori Kleckner Photography

The Thompson Family | Orange County Newborn Photographer | Natural Light Newborn Photography | Lifestyle in-home Session | Cori Kleckner Photography

In-home sessions are definitely a favorite of mine and I always feel so honored when clients invite me into their home to document the new addition to their family! When shooting a session that involves older siblings and/or fur-siblings, I always melt a little inside! It's so special to document a milestone that is exciting for everyone!

I always encourage families to play during sessions, to cuddle, airplane, tickle, and do the things that truly make them who they are on an every-day-normal basis. I love capturing families in their element, in the space where love grows and the space where they grow!

This sweet family, The Thompsons, were such a dream to photograph and I hope they will cherish these memories for years to come!

 

CORI KLECKNER PHOTOGRAPHY IS AN ORANGE COUNTY PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALIZING IN MATERNITY, NEWBORN, BABY, FAMILY, CHILDREN’S AND LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY

Orange County In-Home Newborn Session | The Lee Family | Cori Kleckner Photography | Newport Beach Family Photographer

Orange County In-Home Newborn Session | The Lee Family | Cori Kleckner Photography | Newport Beach Family Photographer

I love in-home sessions that include bed jumping, tickling, choo-choo trains and giggles! Nothing makes me love a session more than capturing the everyday real stuff! 

This Newport Beach in-home lifestyle session was so fun to capture as big brother stole the show, in a good way! Nothing makes my heart more happy than capturing the love of a growing family!

 

 

CORI KLECKNER PHOTOGRAPHY IS AN ORANGE COUNTY PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALIZING IN MATERNITY, NEWBORN, BABY, FAMILY, CHILDREN’S AND LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY
Cori provides lifestyle family and newborn photography services in Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach, Dana Point, San Clemente, Irvine and surrounding areas.

 

Newborn Session | Orange County Newborn Photographer | Lifestyle Family Photography

You guys might remember these two new parents from their recent maternity session with me . Well Baby Owen is here and so incredibly loved, not just by his parents but by his fur-siblings too ;)  I love getting to capture those beginning moments of becoming a family , I witness the powerful love that exists between the parents and their new little bundle of joy and it melts me. I am such a mushy heart behind my lens , I seriously have the best.job.ever. I can’t say that enough. 

 

The Schwartz Family // Vintage French-style girl’s nursery and newborn photos

The Schwartz Family // Newport Beach Newborn Session // Nursery Inspiration

 

This sweet family invited me into their home to document their new little addition to the family . When I entered into this nursery that this mamma pieced together and designed for her little girl arriving , my jaw about dropped. For starters, every last detail was so intentional and the color palette was pretty much a photographers dream!  Second, big brother Fin was super excited to show off his new little sister and definitely stole the show (in a good way) Every mamma wants their baby’s first ever room to be special and Nicole definitely nailed it ! I mean c’mon,  look at that hand made bracelet with baby girls name spelt out, how stinkin cute & personal is that?!

The aesthetic of this nursery is honestly to die for and I couldn't stop swooning over it our entire session, clicking away on my camera. 

 

 

CREDITS: Photographer: Cori Kleckner Photography / Horse, Cie La Vie, & Swan artwork: Rylee and Cru / Roses print: Rifle Paper Co / Baby Fawn artwork: Susan Windsor / Stay Wild My Child print: Love Supply Co / Elephant dish: Anthropologie / Name bracelet: MySoCalCreations / Himmeli mobile: Meandshestudios / Bassinet & Crib: RH Baby and Child / Woven wall piece: Wioux / Faux fur stool: Target / Boho Kilim Nagar Rug: World Market / Cream wool rug: Rugs USA / Wooden shelf: Urban Outfitters / Cat doll: Pottery Barn Kids / Dog doll: Blabla Kids / Wooden sign: Heartcraftedco

 

Make-A-Wish Family Session // Newport Beach Family Session {Newport Beach Family Photographer}

L i n d s e y + D e r i k + Z o i e + I v i e


About a month ago, I was asked to photograph a family for their sweet little girls Make-A-Wish trip to Orange County , CA.   Zoie, age 4yrs, has a genetic disorder called Microcephaly which causes CP and epilepsy, and also has Cystic Fibrosis. I wanted to capture this time for their family, as an addition to their Make-A-Wish trip so that they could have these memories documented to last a lifetime. Both their girls have never been to the beach, never dipped their feet in the ocean or sand and I got to capture them experiencing this for the first time as part of their visit to California . (Wow brings me to tears just writing this) Another part of Zoie's make-a-wish trip was also to visit Disneyland . 

Zoie is one of the strongest little girls you will ever meet, or at least that I ever have. This family story is one that tugs my heart strings, but I think the mother Lindsey says it best in her narrative below :


The Cissell’s Family Story  

"Derik and I were married in the summer of 2010 in a little town in the Foothills of Colorado. We got to enjoy a beautiful Honeymoon in Playa Del Carman, Mexico, and soon after that we started to plan for a family. We always wanted a lot of kids; I did anyways! I have always loved being surrounded by the comfort and love that family brings. We got pregnant with Zoie, shortly after our honeymoon, and I was a para in a special needs classroom at the time. My pregnancy was smooth and up until our 36 week appointment everything was perfect. At 36 weeks I started to measure small so we went in for an ultrasound. Zoie's head was measuring small, but nothing was brought up because everyone thought it was just a bad angle. At our 37 week appointment and after our doctor reviewed the ultrasound in detail we were rushed in for an emergency C-section to get Zoie out because there were some growth concerns. When she was born, she was healthy, she cried, her color was great, but she looked a teensy bit different. There were whispers of Down Sydrome that my husband heard, and there were multiple chromosomal tests that were done while we were there for our 3 day delivery stay. As new parents for the first time, this was scary, but everything came back totally normal so they sent us on our way and we were a happy family at home. A few weeks later while Derik was at work, I received a phone call from our pediatrician about Zoie's newborn screen test coming back positive for Cystic Fibrosis. I remember not even knowing what this was or who to turn to. Instead, I started bawling and got on the phone with my husband for him to come home right away. 2 weeks later a sweat test at Children's Hospital Colorado confirmed our sweet Zoie Rae indeed did have Cystic Fibrosis. CF is a chronic lung disease that is passed down only genetically and both parents must be carriers. Unfortunately, Derik and I had no idea we were carriers before we had Zoie. It causes secretions to build up on the lungs which can cause infections, lots of coughing, and when a CF person gets sick, their body has a very hard time getting rid of the sickness. Zoie gets vest therapy treatments daily to keep mucus loose, she gets extra salt, and extra vitamins daily to keep her healthy, and we have a great pulmonary team at Children's Hospital to help guide us in the right direction. Currently there is no cure for CF. As a family we were in shock about CF. It came out of no where, but we were also in for another shock. When Zoie was just 2 1/2 months old she had her first seizure. After spending time at Children's she was diagnosed with what's called Microcephaly, which means "small head." Zoie's Microcephaly is also genetic which isn't common at all, and once again, Derik and I both had to be carriers, and we both had to pass the Micro gene onto her. Zoie has seizures, Cerebral Palsy, learning delays, is almost all non-verbal, and can only eat puréed foods with assistance because of her Microcephaly. As I tell a lot of people, she got a double whammy thrown her way. 
When Zoie was 2, I became pregnant with our second little sweetie, Ivie Mae. We worked hard and closely with genetic doctors and in the end we put our whole heart and faith in God to give us a healthy baby without CF, and without Microcephaly and He did so without skipping a beat. Ivie Mae was born in 2014 and we call her our little miracle baby. She is a carrier of both CF and Microcephaly, but didn't get either one of them. Zoie is now 4, and Ivie is now 1 1/2. My husband and I eat, sleep, and breath our girls. Zoie is the smiliest, happiest, closest thing to an Angel that you will get here on Earth, and Ivie Mae, she's brought so much light and normalicy into our lives. She loves her sissy, and they are both learning so much from one another. Ivie is blessed because she will know a type of love that a lot of other kids don't, and that's how to accept anyone for who they are and see past what society sees as normal. This week we are spending time in Newport Beach for Zoie's Make-A-Wish trip and Cori got to capture some of the things we wanted to make sure our girls did for the first time together, like putting their feet in the ocean, or touching ocean sand. Thanks to God we are getting to experience this and we are so grateful to Cori for giving us these memories in pictures. "

Balboa Fun Zone Family Session// The Pagano Family

The Pagano family came all the way from Arizona to beat the heat and vacation in beautiful Newport Beach, CA before summer was over. I was excited to show them around so I thought long and hard about what spot would be most fun for their 3 little munchkins! (Peyton, age 17months; Aiden, age 5 yr; Addy age 5yr) I was SO excited when we agreed on the Balboa Fun Zone for our session together! What could be better then a mini amusement park with ocean views and attractions like bumper cars , a ferris wheel & carnival games? We strolled around a bit, visited the candy shop and captured their visit while visiting Newport Beach for the first time! It was a blast! I am so thankful to be a part of many of my clients vacations (even if I myself am not technically on vacation, haha) because I love watching children experience things for the first time. For this session, baby Peyton hadn’t even seen the ocean before! Pretty cool that my job sometimes allows me to experience these ‘firsts’ with families & their children . 

Thanks  for the visit Jona & Kyle! Hope you enjoy these memories together from your visit!

xooxo- Cori

Baby Arden // Newborn Session // Orange County Newborn Photographer // The unspeakable beauty of motherhood

The unspeakable beauty of motherhood //

Motherhood is truly one of my favorite things to photograph. When a client books me to come and document this new chapter in their lives, I feel so honored. I feel honored that I get to watch your first interactions with this little being you created, that I get to even sometimes hold your precious gift in my arms before positioning her for a shot,  that I get to witness this incredible bond between you & your baby! I can remember after having my first child the greatest adjustment for me was not the lack of sleep, the endless laundry, or the huge responsibility that I felt, but the intense sense of vulnerability I experienced with my heart now outside my body. I had never felt so deeply about anything – ever. There is something about holding this precious little defenseless person that simultaneously evokes delirious joy and overwhelming helplessness. You would give your own soul to see them safe and wholly evolved into the fullness of their destiny. You would pay any price; sacrifice any goal; reach any compromise to make them content and complete. THIS is motherhood and getting to document these first moments for you all- it leaves my heart so full as I lay my head down to sleep. Motherhood is simply beautiful.