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Montana de’Oro Family Portraits

We had a great time at Montana de’Oro State Park with three generations of the Lovio family.  The light was fantastic and we were able to get a variety of looks with different settings.  It was also fun to get individual shots of the kids and time playing in the water at sunset.  Time flies, it’s always important to have photographs to remember special moments when family is together.

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Avila Beach Family Portraits

The O’Grady Family

It was a perfect day in Avila for a family portrait session.  The fog stayed off the coast and the sun shined for the O’Gradys and their Weimaraner Mia, who, as you can see, was a good laugh. We even got an early moon for a few shots. They’re a fun family. We really enjoyed this photo session.

Avila Beach Family Potraiture

Avila Beach Family Potraiture

Avila Beach Family Photography

Coming to the Central Coast? Like some Terrific family photos? We, Sonrisa Photography specialize in portraits on the beach, in the sand, along the water, anywhere on the coast.

Avila Beach Family Photography

Avila Beach Family Portrait

We were so happy to photograph the Holback Family at Avila Beach again. We photographed their wedding and it’s wonderful to see their growing family. Their two little girls are such sweet and happy kids.

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Avila Beach Family Baby Portrait Family Photography by Sonrisa Photography

Family Portraits on the Beach

The beach provides the perfect backdrop for family portraits.

Beach Family Photos

The Thompsons were celebrating Mom’s 50th Birthday and we were lucky enough to be their photographers. They gathered from London, Chicago, and California to be together. They laugh a lot, and really enjoy each other. That always makes photography fun.

Pismo Beach Family Portrait Photography by Sonrisa

Pismo Beach Family Portrait


Pismo Beach Family Portrait Photography

The Appleton’s came by limo from the Central Valley to renew their vows on the beach in Pismo.  A great choice, Pismo Beach is as beach California as there is!  We were able to get a nice mix of looks and it was great to work with such a nice family.

Pismo Beach Family Portrait Photography

Portraits on Pismo Beach

Central Coast Family Portrait Photography

Not only is Pismo Beach a great place for family portraits, but all along the Central Coast , including Avila Beach, Shell Beach, Morro Bay, Cayucos and Los Osos, there are wonderful places for families to get together for a family portait session. With the great weather most of the year and the tremendous scenic locations, the Central Coast is a photographer’s dream.

Get the Family Together

Time flies.  We think they’ll always be another chance to be together, or to seal a moment in time with photography, but we never know.  What we love about being family portrait photographers is being around really fantastic people, who are glad to be together, taking photos that will be keepsakes of time.

Link here to learn more about Family Portraits on the Beach.

Mother’s Day Photography


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Photography for Mother’s Day

Give Mom what she really wants for Mother’s Day, a family portait session with us, Sonrisa Photography! We can go to a stunning scenic location, meet you at your home, or take your group at our studio.  All of these options will be great, but what will matter most to Mom is that the family is together, having a great time while preserving precious moments.

Mother’s Day Photography Special – $225

One terrific portrait session at a location of your choice — the beach, a park, your home, the hills, or a session in the studio and a your choice of a print package:

  1. One 11 x 14, 4 – 5x7s
  2. 4 – 8 x10s
  3. 2 – 8 x 10s, 2 5x7s, 16 wallets
  4. 6 – 5x7s, 8 wallets

The session lasts about an hour and can include up to three families, and includes separate portraits of each family, full group poses, and separate poses for kids only, couples only, and plenty of fun, candid photographs.

Mother’s Day Gift Certificate

Can’t get everyone together just yet?  Give mom a gift certificate for a family portrait photography session.

Click here to purchase.  Be sure to include your address so we can send you a gift certificate, or write, send electronic gift certificate.

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Locks of Love – A Narrated Gallery



Locks of Love is a terrific organization that gives wigs to children who have lost their hair due to medical conditions.  As a teacher I was aware of some students who would cut their hair and donate it for a wig.  It’s a commitment.  It may take two years to grow hair long enough.  Not enough good is said about our younger generation.  So many are giving their time, talents and hair to worthwhile organizations.

This narrated gallery was born from a before, during and after photo session with the O’tooles, who had, as a mother-daughter team let their hair grow so they could cut and donate it together.

About Locks of Love, from their site…

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.

Donors: The O’toole Team, Photography by Alan Fraser

Beach Senior Portraits

Senior Photography Montana de’ Oro

As great to be at Spooner’s Cove in Montana de’ Oro for Ben’s Senior Photography session, it was also good fun to be in studio for a few looks.  Ben is a remarkable young man.  With his wide vareity of interests (rock climbing) and talents (jazz music), it’s clear he’s going to be doing interesting things as he heads off from high school.

With all the bad weather we were having this week, it was lucky we were able to his session in.  It was a gray day, but that’s great for photography as it provides a nice even light without the shadows.  Ben was up for everything and he’s got a natural smile and and easy-going disposition that comes through in these photographs.

Here’s a few from Ben’s studio and on-location Senior Photography Session.

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Senior Portrait Photography on the Beach

 

Central Coast Senior Photography Locations

With its stunning coastline, rolling hills, and numerous parks, the Central Coast is an amazing place for photography of all kinds.  Senior Portrait photography is certainly no exception.   We, Sonrisa Photography, specialize in senior photography on the beach and studio senior portraits.  Whether it be a location on the coast or in hills, we can find the exact look you’ll love.

Studio Senior Portraiture

As much as we like working outdoors, we also love creating sets at the studio that are right for you.  We have a variety of backdrops to choose from as well as unique ideas.

Our goal always is to make any portrait session relaxed and natural.  We’ll create a mood where the you won’t feel stressed by the experience.  Photography should be fun and  easy so the real you shines through.  We want to create images that will last a lifetime, ones that you’ll look at long down the road and remember what a good time your  senior photography session was.

If you have any questions about photography or senior photography, we’d love to answer them, and, of course, we’d love to be your photographers.

Baywood Los Osos Family Portrait Photography

We loved photographing Marina, Rich and Chance.  They were great fun and easy to work with, and happy birthday to Marina — who choose a family portrait session for her birthday.  Great choice!  It’s important to preserve moments in time or they are gone.   It was a wonderful evening in Baywood, one of our favorite places  anywhere, but one we’ve never really used much for photography.  This will change.  There’s a lot of variety in the looks just in one place.

Morro Bay Beach Family Photography

Morro Bay Beach Family Photography

Family Portrait Photograph on the Beach

The Yearys gathered the family together for a family portrait on Morro Bay Beach.  They are a fun bunch, and were celebrating an important birthday.  It was a perfect day for family portraits, including a wonderful sunset. We were lucky to get in a variety of poses and group shots.

Morro Bay is an amazing place for photography.  Whether it be the dramatic coastline and Morro Rock, or in one of the beautful parks, there’s too many places to choose from for great family pictures. We love this spot for Family Portraits because of its rocky coastline, beach and Morro Rock backdrop.

Valentines Day 2012 – Be Mine Photography

Photo Session for Valentines Day 2012

Celebrate your love with a Valentines Day 2012 Photography session.  Bryan and Brittany have been together for over year and thought it was time to mark this special day with a couples portrait session.  We have a fun time in a hidden grove in the Elfin Forrest setting a scene for a romantic moment. Stay tuned for a really cool stop motion movie/slideshow of their photography session.

There’s so many unique, beautiful spots for couples photography on the Central Coast. Call us, Sonrisa Photography, 805-464-1963, and we’ll find yours.

Valentines Day 2012 Photography Portraits

Valentines Day 2012 Photography Portraits

Montana de Oro Family Portraiture

It was another spectacular day on the Central Coast as we photographed the Wolfrom Family in Montana de Oro.  The winter hasn’t provided much rain, but it’s been amazing for sunsets.  We had a great time with the Wolfroms, a very relaxed, fun, together family.

Montana de Oro Family

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Couple Photography – Montana de Oro

Tiffany and Danny celebrated seven years and three children together with a weekend getaway.  Our photography session was fantastic, great scenery, great light, amazing sunset, and a couple whose love for each other shined.

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The O’tooles – Locks of Love Studio Session

The O’toole mother and daughter team wanted to do something special together, so for two years they let their hair grow so they could have it cut together. They then donated eleven inches of gorgeous hair to locks of love, a terrific organization that makes wigs for children with cancer. If was a blast to do before and after photos at the studio. Great job ladies!

Locks of Love Photography before and after
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Locks of Love Photography before and after

Morro Bay Family Portrait Session

Morro Bay Family Photography

The holidays it a great time for families to get together.  We had fun with the Bowes (four families together) who had gathered from near and far to celebrate. They led us to a new park in Morro Bay. We love finding new places to photograph.

Morro Bay Family Portrait Photographer

Morro Bay Family Portrait Photographer