Orange county lifestyle photographer

Santillo Newborn Session | Breanna + Joey+ Baby Asher Reaume | Newport Beach Newborn Photographer | Orange County In-Home Lifestyle Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography

Santillo Newborn Session | Breanna + Joey+ Baby Asher Reaume | Newport Beach Newborn Photographer | Orange County In-Home Lifestyle Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography |

 

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


The Bandak Family | Twin Boys Blake + Ryan | Orange County Family Photos | Newport Beach Family Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography | Newport Beach Family Photos

The Bandak Family | Twin Boys Blake & Ryan | Orange County Family Photos | Newport Beach Family Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography | Newport Beach Family Photos | OC Family Photographer |


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


Twin Portrait Newborn Session|The Garber Family-Newborn Session | Cori Kleckner Photography | Orange County Newborn Photographer | Newborn Photography Natural Newborn Photography

Twin Portrait Newborn Session | The Garber Family-Newborn Session | Santa Barbara in-home Newborn Session |  Cori Kleckner Photography | Orange County Newborn Photographer | Newborn Photography Natural Newborn Photography


This adorable twin newborn portrait session is one of my all time favorites, double the love and double the sweetness! The Garber Family has always been a dream to photograph! It can always be a bit tricky coordinating a toddler + two brand new littles but these guys made parenthood look easy! Loved hanging out with this sweet family and cant wait to photograph all these little munchkins again as they grow up! In-home sessions are always a gem to document!


 

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

Orange County Newborn Photographer | OC Newborn Session | The Schweiss Family Session

Orange County Newborn Photographer | OC Newborn Session

The Schweiss Family Session


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

Being an Orange County Family Photographer is a dream guys! Their is seriously nothing I was more destined to do . I love capturing these first moments for families and everyday I am so grateful that you choose me to document it for you! Their is such an over-abundance of joy when a baby arrives , it's always important for me to help you to remember these precious (and sleep depriving ;) moments that can be so fleeting! When a family invites me into their home, I aim to capture that effortless raw everyday beauty . I love to step back and ask parents to just stare at their little munchkins features, let the baby move, yawn, and stretch.  Babies have wonderful, perfect, sweet movements, so I do not stress over having the perfect pose in every frame. If theirs an older sibling in the session, tickling is a must! Play airplane with them, let them include their favorite toy, talk with them about their little sibling, whether it be "Can you find your sisters nose?" or "Lets give love to the baby!"  Remember, lifestyle photography is about capturing moments, not poses. That’s pretty much the best part – you don’t have to stress about making everything perfect – you just want to get your newborn an griwing family on camera, so you have photos to remember them by.

Orange County In-home Family Session | Orange County Family Photographer | Lifestyle Family Session | The Flewellen Family

Orange County In-home Family Session | Orange County Family Photographer | Lifestyle Family Session | The Flewellen Family

In-home family sessions are less posed and less forced. I cannot even begin to tell you how much excitement I get when a family suggests to do their family photos in the comfort of their own home, where their is so much story to tell and so much rawness! Opening up your home for photos allows your children to feel relaxed where they tend to warm up much faster for the camera, bringing out those genuine smiles and connections between siblings and parents!

This documentary in-home session was full of cuddles, laughter, bed jumping & even some tickling & chasing! It is such an honor to be welcomed into your home to capture a little piece of those real-every-day-moments.

So if you’re debating on the location of your next family session because maybe the beach and park have already been the previous years choice, consider doing a family session in your home for the next one!

Lauren + Baby Charlie | Mommy & Me Lifestyle Session | Motherhood Session | Orange County Baby Photographer

Lauren + Baby Charlie | Mommy & Me Lifestyle Session | Motherhood Session | Orange County Baby Photographer


“But there's a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. 
Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. 
But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begin.” 
-Mitch Albom

The McKay Family | San Juan Capistrano Family Session | Hamilton Oaks Winery

The McKay Family | San Juan Capistrano Family Session | Hamilton Oaks Winery

Chloe’s 1st Birthday Session // Orange County Baby Photographer// 1 year photos

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. 


Capturing memories with your IPHONE / S u m m e r // C h i l d h o o d // Jae+Audrey

Often I think people assume because I'm a photographer I have my camera on me all the time to document my own family but the truth is I use my iPhone more than anything. I  do find it important to capture the day-to-day moments of my kids growing and learning and changing but my camera is just such a pain to carry everywhere and a liability when we go places that I have learned to rely on my iPhone primarily for the day to day stuff . When I use my iPhone to capture moments I typically work hard at getting crisp sharp images by stabilizing the camera and using the focal point given (selecting the araa of the screen I want to focus on) and playing with the light wherever I am. What I like about it? I LOVE that new technology has really improved the quality of phone cameras and therefore it literally captures what your eyes see , which sometimes I have to work really hard adjusting my BIG camera settings to achieve . Not to undermine my expensive equipment I use for work , just to say that you can really get good photos with your phone these days and the convenience factor of already having it glued to our hands 24/7 helps! SO, start playing with your iPhone camera (if you have one) or whatever phone camera you have! I wanted to share with you on the BLOG all photos captured with my iPhone. Every single image you see below , I took of my munchkins at play and WITH my PHONE! These are the memories of childhood I want my kids to remember, to be able to look back on and one day share with their own children or get passed around in a circle of loved ones reminscing  .

I LOVE Summer, my family loves summer so you’ll find lots of shots from yard play, beach outings, water play, donut shop pit stops, bike rides, zoo fun, nap times, target trips -

ok ok ok , you will see for yourself ! Ha. Scroll on down. If this blog inspires you to capture more of the ‘everyday' for your kids than it’s fulfilled its purpose! If you have questions on how to achieve a certain look in your images, feel free to leave me a note and I will do my best to answer your questions!

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Beach days // San Clemente , CA // Calafia Beach

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Audrey's badonka donk . . .  

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Bed head hair don't care  

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Because I wouldn't let her have a cookie for dinner . 

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Grocery store naps . 

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Many donut shop morning stops in PJ's

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Audrey's not pleased to share her bike with mommy . Ha. 

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Jae discovered her love for roller skating. She is fearless and gets up after each fall with such determination to learn .  

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Her stink face competition  .  

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