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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Newport Beach Family and Kids Pictures

Orange County Children & Family Photographer

 

I can’t imagine the patience and energy it must take to raise three boys. Such a bundle of energy they are, all with different personalities. Alexander is mellow. Lucas a little devil and Christopher so sweet and gentle. Christopher told me that he has 3 girl friends already. Christine and Ira are so close with their kids. All three boys love mommy and look up to daddy. undefined undefined undefined undefined undefined


Marc Weisberg is a Newport Beach kids & children family photographer. For over 10 years Marc has created fun, family portraits for families in Orange County & Newport Beach.

Marc Weisberg is an award winning photographer and Sony Artist of Imagery based in Irvine, California. Specializing in Luxury Architecture & Real Estate Photography, Food + Wine Photography, and Weddings & Family Photography, he’s easy to work with and produces clean, crisp, and technically flawless images. Marc’s photography is published internationally in over a dozen books and magazines. You can contact Marc by phone at 949.494.5084…. or email.

Corona Del Mar | Kids Portrait Photographer

On Location Children & Family Portrait Photography in Newport Beach

Back in December, Mindy & Greg visited my studio to have Zoe, their newest edition to their family photographed. You can see Part 1 of their wedding here, and Part 2 here. If you’re a long time follower of my blog, you’ll recall I photographed their gorgeous wedding in the San Francisco Bay Area a few years back. It was August of 2007. A prefect day, with perfect weather for their out door ceremony on Gerg’s dad’s estate in Woodside right near Palo Alto. A stones throw from Stanford University. Wow! I can’t believe how incredibly fast time flies by. Just needed that quick trip down memory lane.

In addition to photographing their newborn baby Zoe, Bella, all dressed up in a gorgeous red dress wanted nothing to do with family photos and nothing to do with her photograph being taken. As Forest Gump says: “You never know what you’re going to get in a box of chocolates.” And that’s true for most 2 year old.

Best Ways to Create Beautiful Portraits of Children ages 2-3 years old

Marc shares some of his secrets to making gorgeous kids photographs during the No! stage.

Photo Tip: Creating portraits of children in the range of 2-3 years old can be one of the most difficult to accomplish. They tend to be in a big N0! stage. At this age, 2-3 year olds are asserting their independence and froming their personality during this precious time in their lives. One of my keys to successfully creating gorgeous kids portraits is to from a relationship with them and be their playmate. I love kids and love to be silly with them. Another important key element to creating beautiful, natural and expressive children’s portraits is to create their portrait in an environment that is fun and familiar to them, like a park, their home or in this case their grandmother’s house. I tend to let things occur naturally instead of forcing them.

Bella was a true champ and my super hero for the day. She has lots of personality, beautiful eyes and and hilarious giggle. In fact, she hung in there for way over an hour. We took a few breaks. When creating portraits of young children you have to be patient. She lasted twice as long as most 2-3 year olds. Most children in this age range usually have a 20 minute window of photography opportunity. But, by photographing her at her grandmother’s house in Corona Del Mar, we were able to play together, have a tea party, a wardrobe change and have some snacks and ice cream.

I really enjoyed creating these kids portraits of Bella in Corona Del Mar. Linda’s house was a mix of vintage and modern so I styled some of the Bella’s portraits as a vintage photographic look by muting the color palate. The backyard at the beach house has a courtyard feel with some colorful stone steps. As the sun began to set, Bella decided it would be a good time to have a tea party. With a bit of coaxing she sat on the steps and I moved to the side when Mommy was talking to her and captured her in the last portrait below. To give her portraits a softer dreamy feeling I applied a painterly edge.

Creating Memorable Children’s Portraits

In the portrait just below, I wanted to capture Bella unabashed. Remember when you were a kid, running around half naked. Linda, Mindy’s mom had just sold this home and was moving about a mile away in the next few weeks. I thought wouldn’t it be great for Mindy and Linda to create a portrait of Bella, standing on the white picket fence, half naked, bathed in the warm rays of sun, their home diffused in the back ground as an everlasting memory for them.

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Call Marc to reserve your date: 800.943.0414

Marc Weisberg | Marc Weisberg Photograhy Blog
Marc Weisberg Weddings
| Orange County Wedding Photographer
Newport Beach Portrait Photographer
| Los Angeles Wedding Photographer
Orange County Newborn Photographer
| Destination Wedding Photographer

For Orange County wedding photography, Los Angeles wedding photography, Orange County wedding photojournalism, Southern California wedding photography, Call Marc at 800.943.0414 to reserve a date and ask any questions that you may have concerning my services. I am an Orange County | Los Angeles | Destination Wedding, Portrait and Newborn Photographer.

Marc Weisberg is an award winning photographer and Sony Artist of Imagery based in Irvine, California. Specializing in Luxury Architecture & Real Estate Photography, Food + Wine Photography, and Weddings & Family Photography, he’s easy to work with and produces clean, crisp, and technically flawless images. Marc’s photography is published internationally in over a dozen books and magazines. You can contact Marc by phone at 949.494.5084…. or email.

Special Olympics Southern California | Underwriters Reception at the Newport Beach Sports Museum

Guest of Honor Jim Abbott, Master of Ceremonies Ed Arnold

2011 Honorees Sara Thiel, Joann Waldron and Steve Bolton

Behind every non-profit organization are incredible folks who donate their time and talent. And the fuel that keeps organizations growing and going is the generosity of the underwriters. Underwriters is a fancy word for donors and sponsors. These fine people donate both their time and money to fund the events both large and small for the Southern California Special Olympics. Most of what the underwriters do is unseen. And they do it purely to give. Below you’ll see only a partial photographic folio of some of the underwriters and sponsors present at last nights reception.

Mr. Ed Arnold (anchor on KOCE and PBS), a seasoned journalist with a warm smile and a long relationship with the Southern California Special Olympics was the master of ceremonies last night. Mr. Arnold brought a warmth to the room as he deftly introduced honorees, acknowledged Special Olympics on Parade Honorees, athletes in attendance, Bill Shumard – President & CEO of SSOC and famed athlete – former California Angels pitcher guest of honor, Jim Abbott. Mr. Abbott’s keynote was heartfelt and funny with lots of great twists. Jim is an engaging speaker, and the audience was rapt the whole time. Jim is a motivational speaker and an Honorary Member of the Special Olympics Orange County Advisory Council.

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P.S. What a great night of fun and fund raising. The next big event for SOSC is at the Disney Hotel on April 17th. Get involved by donating your time or by donating your money. Either one works no matter how small.

P.P.S. Photography Notes: This was my first real world test with RadioPopper PX transmitter and receivers. The PX transmitter was coupled to my STE2 and the receivers were coupled to my 550EX Canon speed lights and the PX system worked flawlessly each and every time. The images above were photographed with a Canon Mark III, 24-70mm L 2.8 and a 70-200mm L 2.8 IS. It was so freeing to have my speed lights off camera the entire shoot and to be able to work the light from different angles, at any distance and be able to control it all on camera from my STE2, without being limited by line of sight infrared. The RadioPopper system works on radio frequencies and allowed me to shoot from anywhere in the room and even have my flashes on separate channels. I could independently turn on or turn off different speed lights located in different zones of the room from my STE2 with out ever needing to walk over and physically change settings on my speed lights. The only time I needed to touch my speed lights the entire night was to change the batteries in my flash once. With the PX system, I’m able to shoot ETTL (or Manual flash) in any camera mode, at any ISO and at any aperture. Even high speed synch. The RadioPopper system is built for Canon and Nikon flash systems. I’ll be reviewing the RadioPopper PX system in depth on this blog soon.

P.P.P.S. If you’re a sports fan, you owe it to yourself to pay a visit to the Newport Sport Museum at 100 Newport Center Drive, Suite 100, in Newport Beach, CA on the Fashion Island loop. It adjoined to the Bank of the West. Sports memorabilia abound from golf, football, hokey and baseball. Its free and a great trip back in sports history for all ages.


CONTACT MARC

VIEW FAMILY PORTRAIT PORTFOLIO ~ VIEW NEWBORN PORTFOLIO

VIEW ENGAGEMENT PORTFOLIO ~ VIEW WEDDING PORTFOLIO


Call Marc to reserve your date: 800.943.0414

Marc Weisberg | Marc Weisberg Photograhy Blog
Marc Weisberg Weddings
| Orange County Wedding Photographer
Newport Beach Portrait Photographer
| Los Angeles Wedding Photographer
Orange County Newborn Photographer
| Destination Wedding Photographer

For Orange County wedding photography, Los Angeles wedding photography, Orange County wedding photojournalism, Southern California wedding photography, Call Marc at 800.943.0414 to reserve a date and ask any questions that you may have concerning my services. I am an Orange County | Los Angeles | Destination Wedding, Portrait and Newborn Photographer.

Marc Weisberg is an award winning photographer and Sony Artist of Imagery based in Irvine, California. Specializing in Luxury Architecture & Real Estate Photography, Food + Wine Photography, and Weddings & Family Photography, he’s easy to work with and produces clean, crisp, and technically flawless images. Marc’s photography is published internationally in over a dozen books and magazines. You can contact Marc by phone at 949.494.5084…. or email.

Newborn Baby Pictures

Newport Beach – Orange County Newborn Baby Photographer

Its best to have your newborn photographed within the first few weeks of birth

About a year ago I photographed Wren and Pete’s super cool, vintage – backyard wedding in Los Angeles. They’ve both been really busy since then. Here’s the result of their combined efforts.

Remember the first time you held your newborn baby? Close your eyes and remember how tiny and perfect each and every part of them is. Close your eyes again and notice the teeny tiny small changes of growth that your newborn baby has had in the last few days. Each day you can see a small change in your newborn. Marc recommends having your newborn photographed within the first two weeks of their birth. How far in advance should you book your session with Marc? As soon as you decide you want my services, book your session. Marc is typically booked one month in advance, but leaves some breathing room in his studio schedule to allow for newborn baby sessions during their first weeks of birth.

Photo Tip to Moms and expecting Moms: Its important to have your newborn photographed during the first two weeks while they are still “fresh” newborns. The younger the baby the better for three reasons. (1) To celebrate all their tiny parts! (2) During their first two weeks your newborn is less likely to be disturbed while sleeping. (3) Their tiny bodies can be easily positioned for their newborn pictures and they are much less likely to have baby acne which typically flares up around their third week of age.

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Marc Weisberg is an award winning photographer and Sony Artist of Imagery based in Irvine, California. Specializing in Luxury Architecture & Real Estate Photography, Food + Wine Photography, and Weddings & Family Photography, he’s easy to work with and produces clean, crisp, and technically flawless images. Marc’s photography is published internationally in over a dozen books and magazines. You can contact Marc by phone at 949.494.5084…. or email.

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