Category Archives: Blog

Glen Arbor Park | Family Session

Murrieta, Ca

Another Glen Arbor family session in the books! We managed to fit this session in before the end of last year. The 31st to be exact! Cutting it pretty close! I was afraid we wouldn’t be able to work it out, but I’m so glad we did. I’m also super happy because their oldest son was visiting from Florida and I’m so glad we were able to get complete family photos for them!

It’s not often that I do photos in the morning, I usually schedule all my shoots in the early evening for the golden hour light. But for this session we had to shoot at 10am. Thankfully it was a beautiful sunny day with tons of hazy clouds to block out any harsh morning light. You probably wouldn’t even know this was a morning session and not an afternoon one if I hadn’t told you.

I really love all the colors of the trees this month. It makes for such a beautiful and timeless backdrop for family photos. If only we could experience full seasons in California. I guess we can’t have everything!

Below are just a select few pictures from the gallery. I have marked my favorite, and I would love to know yours! Leave me a comment!

 

Photographers Favorite (below)

Glen Arbor Family Session | Temecula Wedding Photographer | Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Family Session | Temecula Wedding Photographer | Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Family Session | Temecula Wedding Photographer | Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Family Session | Temecula Wedding Photographer | Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Family Session | Temecula Wedding Photographer | Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Family Session | Temecula Wedding Photographer | Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Family Session | Temecula Wedding Photographer | Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Family Session | Temecula Wedding Photographer | Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Family Session | Temecula Wedding Photographer | Aubrey Rae

 

 

Want to see more? Click here to view another family session.

 

 

 

 

Glen Arbor Park | Glasgow Family

Murrieta, Ca

 

 

Another beautiful family session at Glen Arbor Park in Murrieta. I can’t believe its already been over a month since I took this cute families photos! How does time just disappear!? I will eventually get through the rest of the family sessions form December and get them to the blog as soon as I can.

This family just added a new little person! He was only about 10 days old the day we did these photos. His older brother and sister are ecstatic about the new addition. It is the sweetest thing to watch kids with little babies and how lovingly they care for them. Almost make me want another kid…lol.

Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of the post to see my favorite photo from this session. I’ve started doing this for every blog post I write. I thought it would be fun for you all to know my favorite from the photo session. I would love to know your favorite and why. Please leave a comment for me and Pin your favorite!

 

Glen Arbor Park Murrieta | Photography by Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Park Murrieta | Photography by Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Park Murrieta | Photography by Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Park Murrieta | Photography by Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Park Murrieta | Photography by Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Park Murrieta | Photography by Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Park Murrieta | Photography by Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Park Murrieta | Photography by Aubrey Rae

You can already tell he is going to be a very protective big brother one day.

Glen Arbor Park Murrieta | Photography by Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Park Murrieta | Photography by Aubrey Rae

Only 10 days old and he already has killer blue eyes!

Glen Arbor Park Murrieta | Photography by Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Park Murrieta | Photography by Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Park Murrieta | Photography by Aubrey Rae

Photographers Favorite (below)

I see this photo in a wedding gallery one day…

Glen Arbor Park Murrieta | Photography by Aubrey Rae

 

To see another session from Glen Arbor Park click here. This park is seriously one of the best around. Its hard to find a place near Temecula that looks like you are in the middle of the woods. Plus its so large I could do a photo shoot here almost every week and you would never know the families had been at the same location.

Contact me to set up your families photo session at Glen Arbor Park (or we can find another fun place together!)

 

First Birthday Cake Smash | Lylah

Whittier, Ca

Lylah is 1!!! We celebrated by doing a little first birthday cake smash session. This little cutie is my niece and she was born December 31st of last year. I was living out of state at the time and she decided to arrive 2 weeks early so we were never able to take newborn photos. Since moving back in April we have been trying to make up for lost time. You can view her half birthday photos here.

Little Lylah is all girl. Would you believe from these photos that my sister in law was never a fan of pink?? Its true! Before having Lylah she had planned on using her older sons hand-me-downs and only purchasing neutral colors for clothing. Well if you have a little girl then you know that that simply just isn’t possible! Girl moms can not help themselves when it comes to all the adorable baby girl clothes and shoes and accessories! I’m I right??!! Don’t be to jealous boy moms, we girl moms also have to endure all the drama that comes with these pink bundles of cuteness and joy (see one of the photos below if you need an explanation). 😛

 

 

Lylah Cake Smash | First Birthday | Photography by Aubrey RaeLylah Cake Smash | First Birthday | Photography by Aubrey RaeLylah Cake Smash | First Birthday | Photography by Aubrey Rae

First Steps!!! So cool that I was able to capture this moment!

Lylah Cake Smash | First Birthday | Photography by Aubrey Rae

“It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want too!”……Oh No! She was not happy about the balloon popping!

Lylah Cake Smash | First Birthday | Photography by Aubrey RaeLylah Cake Smash | First Birthday | Photography by Aubrey Rae

I find it hilarious that some kids hate their hands being dirty and therefore will not eat the cake. She was not having it! LOL!

Lylah Cake Smash | First Birthday | Photography by Aubrey RaeLylah Cake Smash | First Birthday | Photography by Aubrey Rae

 

 

 

Want to see more baby cuteness!? Click here to view another cake smash session.

 

Have a fun cake smash idea for your child’s first or next birthday?? Let me know! I would love to plan a session with you. Contact me!

 

 

 

 

 

Glen Arbor Park | Irwin Kids

Murrieta, Ca

 

 

Well this was a first… and a very good first at that! This was the very first time I have been contacted and commissioned for a children’s session by a dad! I hope this doesn’t make all the other wives out there too jealous! But I thought this was too cool not to share. I found this to be an incredibly sweet and very manly gesture! I think all the ladies will agree with me, a little initiative will take you very far! I’ll pretend not to notice when I start seeing husbands tagged on my future posts and pictures. Hopefully they will get the hint! LOL!

Another wonderful fact about this session is this client was referred by another longtime client of mine! The best compliment I can ever receive from a client is a referral! Its so amazing to know that someone likes the work I do so much that they will recommend me to someone else! I’m humbled and so appreciate each client that I have had this year! (Special thanks to Cass for this one!)

This session took place at Glen Arbor Park in Murrieta, Ca. These kids were just too cute! And they are super photogenic! We had a lot of fun. They both have great personalities and we were able to capture their wonderful energy! Towards the end of the shoot we also recreated a few old family favorite photos which I know will be special memories for this family one day as well.

 

Glen Arbor Park | Photography by Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Park | Photography by Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Park | Photography by Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Park | Photography by Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Park | Photography by Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Park | Photography by Aubrey Rae

*Photographers Favorite (below)

Glen Arbor Park | Photography by Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Park | Photography by Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Park | Photography by Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Park | Photography by Aubrey Rae

Brother & Sister…..so sweet together!

Glen Arbor Park | Photography by Aubrey Rae

Attitude!!!

Glen Arbor Park | Photography by Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Park | Photography by Aubrey Rae

Future pro here!

Glen Arbor Park | Photography by Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Park | Photography by Aubrey RaeGlen Arbor Park | Photography by Aubrey Rae

 

 

Don’t forget to follow on Facebook and Instagram so you don’t miss out on future blog posts or up coming mini session promotions!

 

I provide a variety of photography services please contact me if have an idea in mind. Lets make it happen!

 

Yorba Regional Park | Extended Family Session

Anaheim, Ca

Yorba Regional Park Session | Lough & Family | Photography by Aubrey Rae

 

I’m pretty sure I have found a new favorite location for portraits. I am a sucker for big woodsy parks. And this location was stunning. The session took place at the Yorba Regional park in Anaheim, Ca. Its a very large park with a lake and many walking/biking trails. I could spend all day there! There are so many cute little areas to explore and the fall colors are looking amazing right now. There are many scenic spots that make this a great place for family portraits.

This was a super fun extended family session. One of the couples have been long time friends of my husband and I (my husbands high school best friend). I love being able to work with friends and capture special moments with their family and family members.

The saying goes if you “love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.” And I really find this to be true. I love what I do! And I enjoy every opportunity I’m given to use my camera.

 

Yorba Regional Park Session | Lough & Family | Photography by Aubrey Rae

Landon is a little miracle baby. He underwent a life saving operation at 3 days old. Read about his story here.

Yorba Regional Park Session | Lough & Family | Photography by Aubrey Rae

First grand baby. But his cousin will be here in only four short months.

Yorba Regional Park Session | Lough & Family | Photography by Aubrey RaeYorba Regional Park Session | Lough & Family | Photography by Aubrey Rae

I told these two, if they don’t want to have to take portraits alone next year they better bring a special someone with them. ;p

Yorba Regional Park Session | Lough & Family | Photography by Aubrey RaeYorba Regional Park Session | Lough & Family | Photography by Aubrey RaeYorba Regional Park Session | Lough & Family | Photography by Aubrey RaeYorba Regional Park Session | Lough & Family | Photography by Aubrey RaeYorba Regional Park Session | Lough & Family | Photography by Aubrey Rae

Don’t you just love the maroon and gray theme colors they chose for their wardrobe?! Green is my favorite color, but that maroon is gorgeous.

Yorba Regional Park Session | Lough & Family | Photography by Aubrey Rae

 

 

 

This family also participated in my Christmas Mini sessions this year. Check out the ‘Hot Chocolate Stand’ theme shoots here.

 

If you would like to see one of my favorite session locations thats closer to Temecula, Ca click here.