Fullerton portrait photographer who specializes in natural light portrait photography. Born and raised in Orange County!

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Why Shoot Portrait Photography In Fullerton, California

A lot of Californians might think of citrus when they think of Fullerton, California. The area has long been known for its seemingly endless groves of Valencia oranges. Some even say the whole town smells of it—which I wouldn’t mind at all!

Fullerton is another one of those California cities within Orange County that’s considered fairly suburban. It has its unique charm but, on the surface, can seem a bit sparse when it comes to shooting locations for portrait photography. Fortunately, I’ve had plenty of shoots in and around the area and can say that looks can be deceiving!

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What You Can Wear For Photoshoots In Fullerton, California

Fullerton California is, at its core, a suburban town. I find that streetwear fits in well but it’s such a neutral location that anything will work. I find that, for the sake of portrait photography, something crisp and clean does the trick.

If you need some help with figuring out a wardrobe just give me a shout. I’ll help you plan something or give you some advice. If you’re super interested in dressing a certain way, I can also suggest a location itinerary that fits that look. At the end of the day, the most important thing to me is that you feel comfortable. As long as you’re comfortable, we’ll take great photos!

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Experience And Intuition

Why Choose Me For Portrait Photography In Fullerton, California

Suburbia often gets panned in the photography world. It can be seen as bland and sterile. After all, who wants to get their portrait taken in front of a Starbucks? However, I feel that good photographers will find the beauty and the motion in everything, no matter where you are. I’m always on the lookout for it. In a session, my priority is you but I am also intently aware of how things move around you and where those hidden corners of splendor are.

Not to mention, I have the camera equipment to preserve the moments we make happen. I’ve been in this business a while—I’ve made the investment. You can rest easy knowing that if we catch lightning in a bottle, it’ll stay in that bottle for everyone to see and admire!

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Fullerton Portrait Photography Services

Environmental Portraits

The goal with all my environmental portrait is to illuminate you, your life, and your surroundings.

Instagram Portraits

By standing out among the crowd, your photos can get more likes, better engagement, and ultimately more followers.

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Headshot Portraits

A headshot portrait is a photograph of your face that usually includes shoulders. You can use the photo as a profile picture, a professional LinkedIn photo, a headshot to submit to agencies, etc.

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Graduation Portraits

Graduation is not one or two stand alone photos, but rather a whole story about your memories in school.

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Creative Portraits

Photography is also about art. When so many portraits are being taken, sometimes you may want a more creative artistic portrait.

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Nature Portraits

Shooting in nature has become my favorite type of portrait photography and is a favorite among clients as well.

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Fullerton Portrait Photo Retouching

Each portrait photography session includes post-production editing using state of the art photo editing software such as Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.

I offer high-end portrait retouching using professional techniques (dodge and burning, frequency separation, etc.) and other editing services to ensure your photos are of the highest quality. The post-production retouching allows me to removes unwanted marks and blemishes on your face to ensure you receive the best portrait photos possible.


Guidance On Posing

I understand that posing for a portrait photo can be awkward. I often come across the question “What do I do with my hands?” or “How should I stand?” Well these worries are no more, I will help guide you on how to pose.

After years of experience and reading up on best portrait posing practices, I will guide you on “what to do with your hands and feet,” so you can have a comfortable and memorable portrait experience!

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Mihaylo’s Orange Groves

While much of the orange industry has moved out of the city, you can find a beautiful orange grove to serve as a backdrop inside of the California State campus.

Orange groves can be a fun location to shoot in and there are plenty of private groves still around—try asking the property owner for permission. You may be surprised to hear their approval!

Laguna Lake Park

Sandy shorelines rim Laguna Lake alongside scrubby trees. Laguna Lake Park is full of natural beauty and can be pretty secluded at times.

I’ve found it to be a great place to shoot portraits. It’s quiet, peaceful, and beautiful, which are all things that complement a portrait!

Anaheim Coves

The Anaheim Coves are an expanse of wetlands that abut the Santa Ana River. All in all, the coves encompass 14 acres of pure serenity.

The long views, the unbridled sunsets, and the rugged wilderness all come together to provide plenty of interesting opportunities during our portrait session.

Cerritos Sculpture Garden

The Cerritos Sculpture Garden is a park full of abstract expressionist sculptures that rise from the ground like obelisks.

Surrounding the sculptures is a beautiful English-styled garden that loops and winds around itself. It’s a perfect place to find both an artistic and verdant backdrop or a mixture of both.

Spots Around Fullerton

Locations Around Fullerton, California For Portrait Photography

Fullerton, California is a suburban area that takes some time to fully understand and break into when you’re trying to find great places to shoot photography, be it landscape or portrait. However, I’ve found a few great places that I can share with clients!

Fullerton Trivia

Facts About Fullerton, California

Fullerton Doesn’t Forget Its Past

Much of Fullerton’s historic downtown has been preserved and restored. They’re especially proud of their theatre district, which looks almost the same as it did at the turn of the century.

Hey Teacher, You Forgot To Assign Us Homework!

Fullerton is second only to Irvine California when it comes to having the smartest kids. They’re ranked 2nd in the entire state for their academic performance.

Fullerton Folk Are Mustard Folk

While this region of California is most known for its citrus groves, Fullerton, California got its start producing vast fields of mustard greens!

Collection of Work

Portrait Portfolio & Gallery

My portrait portfolio showcases some of my favorite portraits throughout my career. The photos include headshots, lifestyle portraits, individual family portraits, fashion portraits, etc. The editing style in each photo differs and is based on what the client wants from the particular shoot.

Some edits range from a more social media (Instagram) perspective to headshots for personal and professional use or for other platforms such as Facebook or LinkedIn.

I have a wide range of editing styles based on working with numerous clients who had different needs. You can find my personal editing style within my Orange County portrait portfolio. If there is a particular editing style you are looking for let me know!

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How will I receive the files?

You will receive the edited files within 2 weeks of your session. You will receive all of the files via WeTransfer, which is an easy + free email service. You can then send them to print, forward to your friends + family, and post online!

Download links expire after a few day so be sure to download your images as soon as possible!

What Am I Paying for Exactly?

Location scouting, posing tips, professional photo editing/retouching (color correction, tone adjustments, exposure adjustments, blemish/scar removal, teeth whitening, eye redness reduction, wrinkle/fine line removal), camera handling, my witty banter.

*small travel fee if outside Orange County

Do I get to select the images?

Part of my job is making the image selects and choosing the most flattering photos. I do not want to deliver images that are repeats, blurry, out of focus, shots of you blinking, or mid-sentence speaking.

I do not withhold any images, I only remove the “bad” ones based on the criteria listed above.

Can I edit the Images?

I ask that my clients do not add filters or crop any of the final edited images. I spend time ensuring the color balance and tones are correct in each image! If you want a particular edit style please let me know before the shoot and I can accommodate since I have experience editing many different styles.

What about time and location?

 I suggest blocking out 2 hours for your shoot the time. My timeframes are pretty generous. I usually wrap up earlier if I am able to shoot quickly.

I plan shoots based on one location and its surrounding area. There is a small additional fee for each additional “location.”

What if I need to cancel?

I ask for a $100 electronic non-refundable deposit to secure your session date + time. If you need to cancel you can put your deposit toward a re-schedule or you can have it refunded.

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