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Lifestyle Headshots with Blogger Roxanne West (Bonjour Bliss) at Lido Marina Village Newport Beach | Orange County Lifestyle Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography

Lifestyle Headshots with Blogger Roxanne West (Bonjour Bliss) at Lido Marina Village Newport Beach | Orange County Lifestyle Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography

Although this is not the usual work you see me share on here, it can be exciting to switch it up from families/maternity/newborn from time to time but especially when it means capturing a talent like Roxanne.

This Canadian beauty , Roxanne West, visited Cali earlier this month and reached out to get some lifestyle portraits done - especially since the incredible Justin Anderson was going to be beautifying her hair this visit! What a dream to capture her and all her beauty, both inside and out. We strolled the gorgeous Lido Marina Village taking in the aesthetic of all the shops & restaurants and even stopping at the local farmers market, they put on every Wednesday, for a few testers. Although Roxanne probably would not mention it, she is a master at interior design and so it was only fitting we chose a spot that vibed with so much inspiration around us. One of our favorite stops was the Honers Coffee shop. They have hands down one of the best Vanilla Iced Lattes in town and their design is mind blowing good.

It’s so neat to think Roxanne and I started off as social media friends and yet even from states away and not a lot of face to face , still are able to re-kindle our friendship in person. Love this talented hardworking lady ! It was an honor hanging with her and her sweet gal friend Danielle for the day as they experienced SoCal and took a break from the everyday stressors of motherhood/careers etc. All mammas need a few days like this to getaway and spend at the spa, hair salon and being in front of the camera!



Susan Conti | OC Mix Portrait Session |Orange County Headshots

Susan Conti | OC Mix Portrait Session

Orange County Headshots


One of my favorite places to do Portrait Sessions is at SOCO Collection in Costa Mesa, CA. This spot is one of my favorites . It  has so many cute little locally owned shops, gorgeous architecture surrounded by tons of gorgeous greenery. I honestly LOVE this spot because of the  diversity in backgrounds it gives . Many people don’t know this about me , but I am a sucker for architecture. I observe the architecture, the lines of buildings & aesthetic vibe everywhere I go. This spot is so darn unique you guys! Susan contacted me hoping to capture not just the standard corporate looking headshot but asking specifically for some natural portraits that really captures her in her element. I knew this spot would give us just that! We all have so many sides to us and so many aspects of our lives should be incorporated in the session to truly capture us as a whole. You may work a corporate job but still be a very silly endearing person; my goal is to capture all these different sides of you to really showcase who you are . Susan is a Life Coach  also currently working in a senior living home. I wanted to bring out her nurturing friendly personality as well as her business savvy side when photographing her. She has so many incredibly inspiring talents and interests, and it was important for me to get to know her to really bring out these different aspects of who she is.