Family Portraits

Jennifer McNeil Photography creates treasured Family Pictures

When it comes to family portraits there are typically three general locations where you can have them taken. The first is in a professional photo studio. The second is at your home or another indoor location.  The third is an park, beach or nature trail for a family portrait session.  It is the last option, outdoor portraits, that provide a more organic and natural look.  Jennifer McNeil Photography has taken photos across all of Orange County in various parks like Yorba Regional park and William R. Mason Park. As well as popular beaches in Dana Point and Laguna Beach.

Yorba Regional Park – a fantastic park for capturing family pictures

Yorba Regional park is located near the 91 freeway and Imperial Highway.  The park boasts 140 acres of grass, trees and a lake.  Activities there include horseback riding, paddle boat rentals and several equipped baseball fields.  But the best part of the park are all the groves of trees and hidden away areas to get some terrific family photos.  Jennifer has found some of the best spots in the park on the southern side that are quiet and accessible for family pictures.  Bring your whole family to the park for these photos, from 4 to 20 there are plenty of distinct locations to capture a unique family portrait to treasure on your wall.

There are terrific playgrounds as well to let your little toddlers and children run and play.  Getting candid family pictures is something that not all families consider when looking for a family portrait photographer.  Jennifer takes the time to get to know your children, put them at ease and let them be themselves.  She feels that you tend to get bigger smiles, happier children and better kids photos when they can run around a bit.  Consider this when booking your next family portrait session.  Contact Jennifer to begin the process of setting a date and location.


Details on the Beach: Address: 7600 East La Palma, Anaheim, CA 92807 | Open Daily Fall/Winter 7am-6pm Spring/Summer 7am-9pm | Parking Fee $3 per vehicle M-F $5 Weekends

Aliso Creek Beach Park – the ideal location for beach family portraits

Located in the city of Laguna Beach, this Orange County beach is the perfect location for capturing your beach family portraits.  The beach can be a bit crowded in the summer months, but there are plenty of hidden gems within this section of the coast that will make for great family photos.  Whether it is the sand and surf that you want in the photos or the beautiful sunsets, this is the beach to capture both.  Be sure to bring a change of shoes and pants if you decide to play in the water or the tide pools. Jennifer has had more than a dozen family photo sessions there and can provide some expert advice on this location to ensure your family pictureswill be perfect.

Details on the Beach: Address: 31131 South Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92652 | Open Daily 6am-10pm | Parking Fee $1 per hour

Booking Your Family Portrait Photo Shoot

When to contact Jennifer McNeil Photography to book your session?  The sooner the better.  Family Portrait sessions photos can be complicated to pin down based on your family’s dynamic event schedule.  For more information, visit Session Information Photo StudioStyling Your Session, and Questions & Answers.

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