Amber Fox Photographer » Stylish Portraits for Hip & Happy High School Seniors & Families in Orange County & Los Angeles, CA

Megan and Jose are one of the couples that you wish were your neighbor. They have the coolest music coming out of their windows, along with the yummiest smelling foods from all around the world. And they have two adorable kids that will for sure steal your heart.

Megan is a special education teacher and Jose is a daddy in graduate school. They have an adorable son named Isaac who just turned two and is fluent in both English and Spanish. AND six weeks ago, little Liliana Sophia came into the world. She weighed an entire 9 lbs and is a joyful welcome into the Abraham household.

undefined undefined undefinedAfter having a little boy, any mom is going to go crazy with adorable outfits. I don’t think I will be able to control myself when I have one. undefinedAnd those eyes! You take after your mommy. undefinedThis is Isaac, her big brother. We all piled into Megan and Jose’s bed and read from one of Isaac’s favorite books. undefined undefinedAfter having too much fun, Liliana was so tired she fell asleep. It’s tiring being so cute. undefined undefined

   
  • Jessica - April 12, 2011 - 8:39 am

    Amber, these are lovely! Absolutely lovely, and this family is adorable. Great work. I love the baby hair swirly photo- too cute!!

  • Blair Van Bussel - April 12, 2011 - 9:12 am

    So beautiful Amber! This family is so adorable!

  • Tira J - April 12, 2011 - 9:23 am

    What a precious family Amber! And images they will treasure forever.

Some photographers don’t like doing family portraits, but I LOVE photographing families. The importance of family is at the core of our identities. To use a metaphor, our family are the roots that allow us to grow into strong and healthy human beings. So it is incredibly important that we photograph them!

I love to photograph the daily rituals of family life. When I have kids I eagerly await to read them bed time stories, share hugs and bake banana chocolate chip bread. It is these things that I want to photograph; the memories that create the structure of warmth and safety.

Family portraits are all about these things, but also it’s a time to look good and feel great in front of the camera. The images below highlight the energy and happiness of a young family.

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  • Whitney - April 8, 2011 - 7:23 am

    Love this! Your outfit selections are perfect.

Darcy is GORGEOUS and she is my newest Senior Rep Model! I really enjoyed this photo shoot along the trails of Fullerton, because the green backdrop perfectly complimented Darcy’s beautiful self.

Darcy is a Junior at Brea Olinda High School and I imagine that she is the most popular girl in school. Yes, she is beautiful and yes, she has the cutest outfits ever, but what makes this girl loved is her sweet demeanor. Being super involved in school and on the Dance Squad, Darcy is as energetic as you would imagine. We had so much fun together!

undefined undefined undefinedAnd when I thought Darcy was the best Junior Rep ever, she busts out this darling sweater and just works the camera with these darling side glances.  undefinedAfter trekking along the trials of Fullerton, we changed outfits and headed to downtown.  undefined undefined undefinedOnly at 16, can you get away with short shorts!  undefinedOne of Darcy’s most favorite things in the world to do, is to dance. I imagine she is like an angel on the dance floor.
undefinedAnd these two are my favorite from the whole shoot. I LOVE that tutu.  This shoot was so gorgeous, that you have to check out the slideshow.

 

   
  • KrisD Mauga - April 4, 2011 - 9:31 am

    AWESOME! Luv it! (this is my alma mater too ….. YEARSn YEARS n YEARS ago!) Her mom probably went to HS with me..

  • Jessica - April 4, 2011 - 12:50 pm

    L-O-V-E LOVE!!! Soo cute! The pink tutu up against that grey background is fantastic!!!!

  • Jen Disney - April 4, 2011 - 1:06 pm

    Awesome! How great is that yellow trailer? You rocked it girl! I really like that one of her on the chair in the field.

  • Tracy - April 4, 2011 - 2:44 pm

    I love it Amber! Great shoot! I love the pink tutu shot in front of the yellow trailer! :)

  • Noelle - April 5, 2011 - 8:48 am

    I’m totally blown away by this shoot, these are absolutely amazing!

  • Thomas - April 12, 2011 - 5:39 pm

    Another bitchin senior session! Looked like you both had so much fun. Great job!

  • […] them. Darcy has not only been in front of my lens a few times before (when she was a high school Junior and Senior), but she is also our beloved baby sitter. My boys go crazy when she arrives at the […]

  • […] has got to be one of my all time favorite clients. Darcy was one of my Junior Reps last year and I feel so blessed that I have been able to photograph her […]

1. If you won the lottery, how would you spend it?

If I won the lottery right now, I would pay off my house and decorate the heck out it. My favorite furniture store is Room & Board, so I would rent a U-haul and load that puppy up with beautiful mid-century inspired furniture. I would also pay off my parents house so my mom could finally retire. I would give a bunch of it away to different organizations my church supports. And then I would buy a plane ticket to some tropical destination and go scuba diving for a week.

2. What kind of soap do you use?

I love Dr. Bonner’s soap. I use it everyday as hand & body soap, but also use it to wipe down counters and wash my veggies. It really is an all purpose soap that does EVERY job. And it smells absolutely delightful and is almost all organic. I get a big bottle and it seriously lasts forever.

3. What movie can you watch over and over and never get tired of?

I have seen Lost Boys more times than I can count. I became obsessed with it when I was in high school and know almost every line by heart. I also had an obsession with Jason London, who had a strange resemblance to Jim Morrison. And this was this was the first dvd I ever owned.

4. What CD can you listen to over and over?

I have thousands of songs in my iTunes library, but the one cd I never get sick of and could listen to forever and ever would have to be U2’s Joshua Tree. When I was a teen-ager, I would lay in bed and stare up at my ceiling and try to figure out the allegorical meaning behind their songs. And after seeing them in concert a few times now, I just imagine Bono and the guys rocking it out as they sing the sweet melodies of “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.”

5. Have you ever won anything?

I actually have been very fortunate to have pretty good luck. The best thing I have won for sure was U2 tickets to the opening night of their 2006 Vertigo tour. Star 98.7 was giving away tickets for the biggest loser. I convinced them that I was a loser because of all the terrible dates I had been on while living in L.A. I told them a story of how a friend of mine and I met these cute boys while in line for a show at Spaceland. They told us they were engineers and we were naturally impressed that these smart dudes were into good music. The next week when we went on a double date with them, we found out they were the train engineers at for the little kid train at Griffith Park. Ha!

6. What was the most surprising thing about college?

One of the most surprising things about college was how good the food was. Don’t get me wrong, my mom is an excellent cook, but when I went to UCLA, I felt like I was going out to dinner every night. It was awesome. I also gained 15 pounds like everyone else, but I really enjoyed the extra helping of frozen yogurt.

7. What are you planning on planting in your garden this spring?

I am so excited to plant a little garden; you have no idea! In our two raised garden beds I am going to plant 6 tomato plants, of different varietals. I want to plant lots of herbs, so I can just go out into my garden and pick out whatever I need for cooking. For my first year of gardening I wanted to pick some fool proof veggies that are supposedly easy to grow, like green beans and squash. I also want to grow bell peppers, because organic ones are super expensive. And since Trader Joes doesn’t carry hot peppers and kale, I think it would be fun to grow these too. Do you have any suggestions as to what I should grow?

8. What is my middle name?

My middle name is Sarah.

9. Do you watch any interior design TV shows – if so, what is your favorite?

I am currently obsessed with Secrets from a Stylist. I LOVE this show! I am actually applying for our home to be considered for a little decor styling. I really like Emily Henderson’s style and I think she can make our home look AMAZING. You have got to check out her show!

10. What do you do after you get home from work?

These days I typically have a smoothie made with homemade kefir mixed with fruit. Or chips and salsa. Then I head to the gym for a swim work out or to the Fullerton Loop for a run (more walking really). Maybe a photo shoot during golden hour. Cook dinner or eat whatever loveliness my hubby made. Hang out with friends. Watch an episode of X-files. And go to bed.

   
  • Katie - March 31, 2011 - 8:20 pm

    I heart you friend! Loves these fun tidbits of info, I have to try Dr. Bonner’s!!

  • Blair Van Bussel - April 2, 2011 - 5:32 pm

    I just love these! I seriously cant wait for your garden!!! :)

  • Tira J - April 2, 2011 - 6:21 pm

    Love you Amber! I have to say, that you have won other things. Remember The WPPI Road Trip? Pictage? Ring any bells?

Jessica has got to be one of the most beautiful seniors graduating from BIOLA University. Having grown up in England, Colorado AND Fullerton, this girl has got an awesome combination of super cool places to influence her into becoming a totally rad young woman. About to graduate with a degree in International Business, two days after graduation, Jessica will hop on a plane to do an international study program in China for three weeks. How cool is that?! So I thought it would be fun to take her out to a local Fullerton spot and take some beautiful images celebrating this special time in her life.

One of the things that impressed me most about Jessica, is her sweet and calm demeanor. She has a grace about her that shows in how she carries her self as well as in her awesome fashions.

undefinedUm, look at her gorgeous blue eyes. And notice, no roots at all. This is girl is for real! Just straight up naturally gorgeous! undefinedI love her vintage inspired jacket juxtaposed against a fun orange dress. undefined undefinedI asked Jessica to imagine how she would feel in two months after graduation. A picture of freedom, this one is.  undefinedOutfit change to another adorable dress from Urban Outfitters and a fun necklace from Forever 21 undefinedAnd what girl doesn’t love flowers! I love this time of year. undefined undefined

On our way back to the car, I saw this in the distance and I knew we had to shoot there. Industrial and very Russian, a masculine structure turned beautiful when juxtaposed with a gorgeous girl.  undefined

Congrats Jessica! I hope that your future is blessed!

 

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  • Gail - March 28, 2011 - 8:04 am

    I think this is my FAVORITE senior session of yours you’ve ever done! Jessica is GORGEOUS! Love all the outfits!

  • Blair Van Bussel - March 28, 2011 - 9:20 am

    So beautiful Amber! :)

  • Tira J - March 28, 2011 - 9:45 am

    Beautiful work Amber! Just gorgeous!

  • Jen Disney - March 28, 2011 - 8:22 pm

    Gorgeous! I love that orange dress. And the second one of her in the gray dress is just breathtaking. There is such a beautiful purity about her that you captured. Beautiful work!

  • Stephanee - March 29, 2011 - 8:32 am

    Amber, what a stellar work of art! I totally agree with Jen’s comment-you really have captured the beautiful purity in Jessica. The juxtapositions that you handle so well are very evident: classy, soft, subtle & sweet to bold, vibrant, stunning and fun! Well done!

  • Thomas - April 12, 2011 - 5:37 pm

    Stunning images Amber! Love the composition and the use of light throughout the session. Beautiful!