Newport Beach Maternity Photographer

Joshua Tree National Park Maternity Shoot | Leilani + Shane Hailey Sun Drenched Desert Maternity Shoot | Orange County Maternity Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography |

Joshua Tree National Park Maternity Shoot | Leilani + Shane Hailey Sun Drenched Desert Maternity Session | Joshua Tree Light & Airy Film inspired Photography | Orange County Maternity Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography |


Nothing better than getting to capture one of your best friends during their special milestones. Leilani and I met during our years in college and walked the stage earning our degrees together at CSULB, then both started our own businesses and now starting her own family- which makes me jump for joy for her and Shane as they embark on this new chapter in their lives . It’s such a beautiful thing to go thru this journey of life together , and what an honor it is when a friend entrusts in me to be the one to capture it all for them. 

When discussing possible photoshoot locations for their maternity photos, we thought it would be fun to head to the desert and shoot at Joshua Tree National Park for those sun drenched open landscape shots. We knew it would be a magical place to shoot and worth the drive and even worth baring the 100 degree heat, ha. We even stopped off the side of the highway to snap a few windmill shots which has always been on my shooting-bucket-list . This ended up being such a fun day! It is definitely going down as one of my favorite-ever-locations . You just cant beat the dreamy light of the desert! 

Also, how gorgeous is Leilani in this Shop Doen dress?! Couldn’t handle how beautiful she is.


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


Candice & Kevin Fillippini Maternity Session | Orange County Maternity Photographer | Newport Beach Maternity Session | Cori Kleckner Photography | Newport Beach Maternity Photographer

Candice & Kevin Fillippini Maternity Session | Orange County Maternity Photographer | Newport Beach Maternity Session | Cori Kleckner Photography | Newport Beach Maternity Photographer


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

The McElwee Family | Orange County Family Beach Session | Newport Beach Family Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography |

The McElwee Family | Orange County Family Beach Session | Newport Beach Family Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography |

 

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


Marisa + Todd Seaside Maternity Session | Orange County Maternity Photographer | The Podesto Family | Newport Beach Maternity Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography

Marisa + Todd Seaside Maternity Session | Orange County Maternity Photographer | The Podesto Family | Newport Beach Maternity Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography


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


The Calhoun Family | Jennifer + Kole + Knox Calhoun | Newport Beach Maternity Photographer | Orange County Maternity Photographer | Newport Beach Maternity Session | Cori Kleckner Photography |

The Calhoun Family | Jennifer + Kole + Knox Calhoun | Newport Beach Maternity Photographer | Orange County Maternity Photographer | Newport Beach Maternity Session | Cori Kleckner Photography |


I’ve had the honor of photographing the Calhoun family since Jennifer was pregnant with Knox. Now they are expecting their baby girl, Lennox , any day now and I get to be a part of witnessing their beautiful family grow. I always feel so incredibly honored when a family chooses me to capture their family as it grows because it feels like I am a part of the journey with them .

This family though, let me tell you- they are some of the kindest most humble people you’ll ever meet. Jennifer is a gem, always glowing as a mamma to Knox and as a wife. You can feel her love for that sweet boy of theirs and it’s so deep and beautiful, makes me never want to put my camera away. Not to mention, each time we get together for a session, it feels like Jen and I are long time friends catching up, we laugh a ton and just have fun during her session.

This Newport Beach maternity session was a dream, not only because of the sweet overcast day we lucked out with , but because this family is the sweetest to capture . Can’t wait to meet their baby girl soon!


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


The Lawley Family | Danielle, Jordan + Parker Lawley Maternity Family Session | Newport Beach Maternity Session | Newport Beach Maternity Family Photographer

The Lawley Family | Danielle, Jordan + Parker Lawley Maternity Family Session | Newport Beach Maternity Session | Newport Beach Maternity Family Photographer | Orange County Maternity Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography


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

The Scharf Family | Huntington Beach State Beach Maternity Session | Orange County Maternity Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography

The Scharf Family | Huntington Beach State Beach Maternity Session | Orange County Maternity Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography

 

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


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

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


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

The Moore Family | Craig+Gina+Baby Reece+ Baby Parker | Huntington Beach Maternity Session | Orange County Maternity & Newborn Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography

The Moore Family | Craig+Gina+Baby Reece+ Baby Parker| Huntington Beach Maternity Session | Orange County Maternity & Newborn Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography | Newport Beach Maternity Photographer

 

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


Nicole + Brandon Gire Maternity Session | Newport Beach Maternity Photographer | Newport Beach Maternity Photos | Cori Kleckner Photography |

Nicole + Brandon Gire Maternity Session | Newport Beach Maternity Photographer | Newport Beach Maternity Photos | Cori Kleckner Photography | Orange County Maternity Photographer

 

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


Alessia & Jeff Citro San Clemente Maternity Session | Orange County Maternity Photographer | Newport Beach Maternity Photographer | Calafia State Beach San Clemente, CA Maternity Session

Alessia & Jeff Citro San Clemente Maternity Session | Orange County Maternity Photographer | Newport Beach Maternity Photographer | Calafia State Beach San Clemente, CA Maternity Session

 

These two were a gem to photograph. When I had first arrived to their session, my settings on my camera felt different, and my camera was not focusing , it was shooting blurry shots so I knew it had something to do with calibration or focus. They were full of grace and understanding, and I could feel their trust in me as I problem solved . Even though on the inside I panicked, wondering if my camera was malfunctioning or broken perhaps- I then remembered I handed my camera to a guy at a wedding to jump in a photo this past weekend - and he changed my settings to manual focus 🤦🏽‍♀️😂 Long story short, I’ve had some tough days since my husband’s been gone for work for 6 months- juggling the business and my little ones at home alone, most days I feel like I’m running around like a chicken with its head cut off... but meeting clients who were patient/understanding showing me so much grace in a moment where things didn’t go as planned , made me feel so grateful, made me eager to capture magical shots for them as we connected with eachother even more during our session . Show some grace to someone you love today, I promise it will mean the world to them.

Also, how awesome is Calafia State beach in San Clemente with its diversity of scenery? Alessia & Jeff wanted a beach that offered different scenery for their maternity session aside from just the open sand, so we utilized the rocky boulder areas, lifeguard tower and walked down to the water at sunset. It was a gorgeous evening with that soft diffused light we photogs always love ;)


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

The So Family | Orange County Maternity Photographer | Huntington Beach Maternity Session | Newport Beach Maternity Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography

The So Family | Orange County Maternity Photographer | Huntington Beach Maternity Session | Newport Beach Maternity Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography


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