Life is a crazy adventure and once you add little ones in the mix, it is an even wilder ride! But, that shouldn't stop you from capturing the moments before they change forever.

My clients will tell you that I treat them like family throughout the process from booking, to choosing your outfits for the session, and beyond. It is my joy to work with you and it truly shows. Even the toughest of toddlers, children with special needs, or uninterested teenagers, I often leave the session with a few new best friends.

- Michael J. Fox

“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.”

Orange County Family Photographer 

Servicing Lake Forest, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Laguna Beach, San Juan Capistrano, Coto De Caza, and beyond!

Helping you create timeless, heirloom pieces for your 


Photoshoots generally don't feel natural to you.

But, you aren't afraid of a little affection.

Your little ones crack up at the sound of a toot.

You love to play outside.

You think family time is the BEST time!

You might be an Amy Captures Love client if....

My Ideal Client

Once your session day is here, I want you to relax and have fun no matter how stressful it was getting everyone in the car on time. The atmosphere I bring is chill, fun, and your family members wont even remember why we are there.

Relax and let's have some fun!


I know how difficult it can be planning outfits for the whole family. I have a lot of resources to help you make your decisions and even links for direct purchase. Style and colors are EVERYTHING and I am here to make your vision come to life.

Client Wardrobe


From initial inquiry, you will immediately notice one thing about me, I always follow up. So, be prepared to hear back from me within 24 hours or less. 

Fast, Clear Communication




I am glad you found my little corner of the web. It is a big place so the fact that you are here shows me you are interested in learning more about me, my pricing, and taking a look at my work. Imagine the gorgeous photos we can create together!?

I am glad you are here!

I promise, I don't bite. I love to hear from you! We will discuss possible locations for your session and firm up an exact date and time frame and check on sunset times and permits which can be important to factor in.

Let's Chat!

Now that we have a date, time, and location, I will send over a quote containing a contract detailing our arrangement and an invoice for initial payment. Once I receive those two things, you are officially booked on my calendar and I am all yours!
I will also email over wardrobe ideas and helpful tips to make sure your session is as perfect as possible.

Handlin' Business

You are relaxed and in route. You know exactly where you are going because I have emailed you detailed instructions 2-3 days in advance. The kids are in the car, they are happy, you have everything you need, and you are right on time! Well, hopefully something like that. ;-)
Today is my favorite part! I look forward to meeting you and having fun!

Session Day is here!

Grab the tissues and prepare to fall in love! About 2 weeks after our session, I will email you a link to your gallery. You will be able to see all of your beautiful photos and decide on which collection is right for you (you'll learn more about the collections below).
Thank you for trusting me with your precious memories!

Gallery Delivery



There are a handful of really creative places to shoot too. My favorite pictured above is the Mission San Juan Capistrano. As a Preferred Photography Vendor, rest assured you are getting an approved photographer at the lowest permit rate too! Locations like the Los Rios Butterfly Garden to release live butterflies or have a Tea Party. Your favorite ice cream shop, an hourly rented home for a lifestyle shoot, or the Art District in Santa Ana, are a few creative ideas. I am happy to help you decide. Inquire for my detailed guide for more examples.


A few of my favorites:

OC Parks alone has over 60,000 acres of coastal and inland land to explore. That is not counting the many local parks and open spaces. Living in Lake Forest, I am fortunate enough to have a literal forest nearby and my clients love it. There are so many places that people would never guess are in the heart of Orange County. Let's go explore them! A few of my favorites are Serrano Creek Park, Jeffrey Open Space, and Northwest Open Space. My detailed guide has a lot more!


The beauty of Orange County

Orange County is FULL of fabulous beaches. It is often hard to choose because they are all so beautiful. Some locations do require permits in advance but most are easy to obtain. Summer crowds are also something to consider. Parking can be impossible on the weekends so weekdays are strongly encouraged during the summer months. A few of my favorites are Laguna Beach, Newport Pier, and Huntington Dog Beach.
Inquire to get the entire detailed guide!


summer lovin!



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Capture the sweet moments and have some fun! Family sessions last up to 1 hour at a location in South Orange County. Session includes siblings and immediate family members only. Session fees do not include digital images.

Family Session


Session Fee  $99

Get the whole crew together for a session that captures generations of love and laughter. Session fee is a flat rate for the first 4 family members and then $25 per person over the age of 1 thereafter. Location must be in South Orange County. Session fees do not include digital images. Collections and artwork must be purchased separately by each family.

Extended Family Session


Session Fee  $195

Looking for a quick option? These 20 minutes sessions are scheduled at a few times through out the year at specific locations. Inquire for more details or register for first dibs on the exclusive mailing list here.


Session Fee  $195

Mini Sessions


Collections Starting AT  $395 

Collections Starting AT  $395 

Collections Starting AT  $395 


Kind Words

Amy is wonderful, kind, patient, and professional. I have a daughter on the autism spectrum and it's wonderful to have a photographer who doesn't mind some wiggles. I have so few photos of her looking at a camera, but somehow Amy gets them every time! She has captured my little ones from infancy, toddlerhood, through preschool and my children's true smiles and selves over the years. I am so thankful we found her.


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Amy is a great photographer - she's so natural and fun behind the camera. I'm not into being photographed, and I will say, she's the only photographer I've worked with where I didn't feel awkward. The photos came out great (I'm a little bit of a photo nerd, and really appreciated the exposure, framing, etc. all looking so nice). Liking both the photographer and the photographs was a first for me!

In the non-photography aspects, she's professional, punctual, and communicative. I highly recommend Amy Captures Love.

- Jay

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Such a fast, stress free photo session. Amy has a super relaxed way of working to deliver the most natural photos. Looking forward to many more family sessions in the future. 5 stars all the way! 

- Janet

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Amy is very personal and professional, kind, and amazing! We were very impressed with how she captured our family and especially how she was able to capture my 1 yr old's attention and his personality in the photos.

She will now be our family photographer... we are expecting and can't wait to have our maternity, newborn, and all of our future family photos taken by her!

- Lindsay

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Thank you for considering my services for your next photography experience. Please fill out the form below so I can get to know you a little better and I will be in touch with more details.

Average Client Investment - Family Sessions: $890 - Weddings: $3,400

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