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

Over the past year, John and I have been looking for a house. This long process has been made easy and fun because we have the best realtors EVER! John and Edie are an awesome team to work with, so I was so excited when they asked me to photograph their family for their annual Christmas portraits.

Edie is a tiger of a realtor. She’s always on the offensive, getting stuff done. And she has this gorgeous elegance that the camera really loves. What a looker.

John looks at every nook and cranny, making sure we’re getting a good deal and there aren’t any surprises (he has this dad-like vibe that makes you feel safe).

I was so impressed with their daughter Emily. For as young as she is, she is so mature and well put together. As you can see from the photos below, that sophistication shines through the camera lens!

With a nice cool breeze in the air and the gorgeous yellow leaves, Fall is finally here. These gorgeous Aspen like trees reminded them of their old home in Colorado.  They really knew how to strike a pose! I really love the softness of this photograph.  The animal to the right of Edie represents the tiger in her!
Edie and John, you raised a beautiful daughter.  This photo made them so excited! John started celebrating the republican party and insisted on taking their picture beneath it. Heh, heh. I guess it’s like a family coat of arms or crest. Emily got this cute little doggie for her 13 birthday and she named her Madeline Charlotte. Seven years later, she is truly one of the family.  And I have to end on my favorite shot of the whole day. I love everything about this photo! 

Thanks for giving me the honor of capturing your beautiful family. As our realtors, you have helped us find our dream home and I hope we can raise a family as blessed as yours in that home.

  • Blair Van Bussel - November 23, 2010 - 1:50 pm

    Beautiful job Amber!!

  • Jessica - November 23, 2010 - 9:12 pm

    very very cute.

I LOVE senior sessions! One of the reasons I love working with seniors or high schoolers in general is that they keep me in fashion. I never have to guess what’s in style, I just have to look at my students. I do admit though, that I was a year too late with the whole skinny jean phenomenon.

Here are some of my favorite outfits for a senior session. Hip, fun and totally stylish!

  • Blair Van Bussel - November 19, 2010 - 9:01 am

    Ummm can I do a senior session!? ;) I would love any of these outfits!

  • Karen ReVelle - November 19, 2010 - 11:09 am

    hi amber! this is the first time in a while I’ve had a chance to catch up and see your what-to-wear friday. super-cute! btw — i used to work for wet seal headquarters… so I doubly-approve of your selections! I even (still) know the people who take those pix of the clothes on mannequin and prep ‘em for the web! I especially love the cute lil colorful dress!

Along the Fullerton Loop there are so many great spots for family portrait sessions. Kim saw a shoot I did a few weeks back and she knew that this was the perfect location to bring her family for their annual holiday portrait session. With gorgeous light, oak trees galore and lots of green goodness, I am glad we went back to this jewel of a spot.

I have worked with Kim for the past 9 years and she is a rockin teacher! While Kim sets up cool chemistry labs, her hubby Anthony acts as the law of the land as he patrols our streets and keeps us safe. One of my favorite things about this shoot was being able to hang out with Kim’s family and meet her darling kids.

Both Lauren and Justin are very athletic and to no surprise, since this family has grown up going to Angels games. Lauren is a freshman at Sonora High School and got to show off some of her Volleyball skills for the lens, while our Junior class man Justin had an impressive golf swing.

Thanks for letting me be a part of your family for the afternoon. You are all so beautiful and your strength of a family unit definitely shines through the photos.

Ok, so this one is definitely going over the fire place! Lauren, you are so gorgeous! I can’t stand it! Oooh, Anthony. Someone is checking you out! I love that both of the kids are athletes.  And since this family are diehard Angels fans, I knew what prop we were going to use for this set of shots. 

  • Katie - November 15, 2010 - 7:45 am

    So fun! Absolutely lovely images!

  • Blair Van Bussel - November 19, 2010 - 9:04 am

    Love these Amber! The shot of mom looking over at dad is my fave though! So beautiful!!

During this time of year one of the most frequented questions I get from my clients is always in regards to what to wear to their family portrait session.

For years and years the whole family would wear jeans and a white button down shirt for their family portrait. That was so 1985!

Fast forward to 2010 and it’s all about coordinating your wardrobes around a color palette. Everyone still looks good standing next to each other, but now each family member can show off their own personality through what they are wearing.

  • Shanda - November 12, 2010 - 3:31 pm

    Hi Amber!!! Love your What to Wear Friday posts! You have a great sense of style!

Lisa has been wanting to do a family portrait session for a long time now and I am so excited that she took advantage of my mini portrait special. The day was predicted to be rainy, but God gave us clouds that acted as a giant soft-box, making perfect, glowing light. We headed down to the streets of Uptown Whittier and had a little fun with my camera.

If you can’t tell from his muscular physique, Randy is an all-around handy guy. Not only is he super nifty at building things like cabinets, he’s also so strong he can also nearly heave his wife into the air (see picture below!)

Photographing married couples is one of my favorite things to photograph. So often us married folk get awesome wedding photos, but never get professional photos taken after that. So it’s always fun to see them rekindle their love in front of the lens.

Don’t they have the most inviting smiles?!
Lisa & Randy have been married for only 7 years and they still flirt like they are dating.  Their love literally made me a little woozy.  Randy is super suave and I can totally see why Lisa fell in love with him.  I can just hear Lisa’s adorable laugh in this photo. And can you just see how much fun Randy is having? Thank you for letting me into your lives today. I love that you are not just clients, you are friends!

I also made this a short animation video of these two love birds. Enjoy!

Randy & Lisa: Whittier Beloved Session from Amber Fox Photo on Vimeo.

If you want to see more beloved sessions, check out my sweet love portfolio.

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  • Katie - November 10, 2010 - 7:04 am

    They are so cute! I loooove the black and white one toward the end where they are sitting on the grass!

  • Kaysha - November 10, 2010 - 7:12 am

    Such a cute couple!! Their happiness just radiates!! Great job!

  • Emily Ivey - November 10, 2010 - 9:59 am

    Great job, Amber! Gosh, I need me a Sweet Love session!

  • Blair Van Bussel - November 10, 2010 - 11:27 am

    I love that they took these pictures “just because”! You did a great job with these fun locations, and I LOVE the cute little video! :)

  • Jessica - November 10, 2010 - 5:58 pm

    darling. I LOVE this location… so beautiful, so fun!

  • Araceli - November 10, 2010 - 6:18 pm

    They are sweet. I think I met this lady at the Shakespeare Festival last year. She was so nice.

  • Lisa Dabbs - November 12, 2010 - 7:19 am

    We just LOVED this mini photo session…it was so much fun! Amber your work is just simply amazing! You capture the essence of the people you photograph in a very special way. I’ve not seen this with other photographers. Loved that you had us tell our “love story” and that you use this as a foundation for your sessions. Can’t wait to see them all! Love you, Lisa and Randy

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