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The McClure Family | Montage Laguna Beach Family Session | Laguna Beach Family Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography | Orange County Family Photographer |

The McClure Family | Montage Laguna Beach Family Session | Laguna Beach Family Photographer | Cori Kleckner Photography | Orange County Family Photographer |


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


The Barron’s Family | Orange County Family Photographer | Montage Laguna Family Photos

The Barron’s Family | Orange County Family Photographer | Montage Laguna Family Photos

A few of my recent clients have asked me , “Does the time of day you shoot at the beach make that much of a difference?”

Heres my answer : The golden hour occurs from about half an hour before, until about an hour after sunrise in the morning, and then an hour before sunset, to about 20 to 30 minutes after the sun has gone down in the evening. When you shoot in this soft light the light is golden in colour and often changes colour from yellow, to orange to magenta. 
-The light is soft, i.e. no major contrast such as hard shadows and very bright highlights. 
-Colors are more exaggerated, the color of the light is far more emphasized, much more oranges, reds and magentas are visible in the scene.
It is for these reasons that photographers choose to shoot in the early morning or early evening, these times produce the most dramatic images.

Many of us were taught to shoot under bright sunlight, in the middle of the day, with the sun behind us. Sure, that can work, but you won’t get dramatic results every time, in many cases, your images will look very average. This is because light is harsh at this time of day.

So to many of you who are wondering, yes, the time of day can make a HUGE difference in the outcome of your photos.

Sarah+ Blake // Montage Laguna Beach Engagement Session// Laguna Beach Engagement // Orange County Photographer

This Montage, Laguna Beach engagement session was full of passion & connection for these two Sweden's. Yes, thats right they came to California to have their engagement session captured along the beautiful coast! It was so incredible to capture these two and all the love between them with the sun shining , waves crashing and birds flying all around us . You could just feel the emotion in these moments and thats when I love my job most. 

Congrats Sarah + Blake on this new chapter in your lives! 

HOLLIE + BABY RONNIE // ORANGE COUNTY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER // Laguna Beach Montage Resort Family Session

This sweet mommy & me session took place in Laguna Beach at the Montage Resort . I just loved that baby Ronnie + Mom were both in neutral tones, really giving this session an airy crisp look along the ocean front, bringing out the blues in the ocean & sky . Plus how stinkin cute is little Ronnie & that smile?!

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The Christensen Family Session // Laguna Beach Montage Resort Family Session {Orange County Photographer}

Sarah+ Baby Owen // Mother’s Day Mini Sessions

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Stephanie + Baby Chloe + Grandma // Montage Resort, Laguna Beach CA {Orange County Family Photographer}

Meet Stephanie &  sweet little 3 month old Chole!  I have had the privilege of photographing baby Chloe since she was in mommy’s tummy! I always LOVE getting to watch your little ones grow and DOCUMENTING their milestones!  It feels like just yesterday I did baby Chloe’s newborn photos! For this session, we included Chloe’s proud grandma (hardly looks like a grandma though! ;) I enjoyed not only capturing the love between grandma & Chloe but the bond of mom & daughter as well! 

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Cynthia + Joey // Laguna Beach Montage Family Session

Cynthia came to me wanting to capture her bond with her sweet son Joey, and my gosh- his smile  is so RADIANT!  He is the happiest boy ever! He is such a ham in front of the camera and loves on his mommy without me having to even pose him . We decided to walk the beach in front of  Montage Resort in Laguna Beach. The rocky cliffs areas are so pretty and the light was killer during their session!

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