San Juan Capistrano Studio Photographer || My NEW Studio Tour

It’s real! MY studio!

It’s really here and I cannot even believe it. I've waited so long for a studio, I still pinch myself. It’s bright and white and fresh and everything I have ever dreamed of and I can’t wait for you to see it in person.

Here is a little peek into my new studio space in San Juan Capistrano…

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Now booking sessions for maternity, newborn, milestone, baby, and family sessions! See you soon!


Poppy Lea Photography is a motherhood photographer in Orange County who specializes in maternity, newborn, baby, motherhood sessions and family photography in the Orange County area, including San Clemente, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Niguel, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Mission Viejo and Costa Mesa.

This will give you a glimpse into what you will receive when you commission me as your maternity, newborn, baby, motherhood or family Photographer in Orange County. If you would like to see what an entire gallery looks like, please don’t hesitate to ask. My favorites are posted here, but all of the images you receive are worthy of being in a frame or an album!

If you are you interested in a custom portrait session with Poppy Lea Photography and would like more information, please click hereto see the experience.
 For investment information, please click HERE.
 If you would like to reserve your date on my calendar, please click on the contact button above or email me directly at poppyleaphotography@gmail.com.
 Sessions are currently booking into 2020, so please inquire when you know you’d like a session.

I find such joy in capturing a family’s story and would be honored to help you tell yours!

XO- Laurel

Dana Point Baby Photographer || Finn is ONE

Some little baby’s hold a special place in my heart and this little face is one of them. I’ve known his sweet mama since our oldest boys were babies at the beach. Now we have big 9 year old boys with a few babies in between. I was lucky enough to photograph newborn Finn in their gorgeous home and have almost one year old Finn in my new studio. Here are a few of my favorites from our session!

Dana Point Baby Photographer  || Baby is ONE
Dana Point Baby Photographer  || Baby is ONE
Dana Point Baby Photographer  || Finn is ONE
Dana Point Baby Photographer  || Finn is ONE

Poppy Lea Photography is a motherhood photographer in Orange County who specializes in maternity, newborn, baby, motherhood sessions and family photography in the Orange County area, including San Clemente, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Niguel, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Mission Viejo and Costa Mesa.

This will give you a glimpse into what you will receive when you commission me as your maternity, newborn, baby, motherhood or family Photographer in Orange County. If you would like to see what an entire gallery looks like, please don’t hesitate to ask. My favorites are posted here, but all of the images you receive are worthy of being in a frame or an album!

If you are you interested in a custom portrait session with Poppy Lea Photography and would like more information, please click hereto see the experience.
 For investment information, please click HERE.
 If you would like to reserve your date on my calendar, please click on the contact button above or email me directly at poppyleaphotography@gmail.com.
 Sessions are currently booking into 2020, so please inquire when you know you’d like a session.

I find such joy in capturing a family’s story and would be honored to help you tell yours!

XO- Laurel

San Clemente Family Photographer || What to Wear Late Summer Edition

Late summer is almost fall and fall is my favorite time of the year soooo I may be a little excited over here. I would normally say the weather starts to cool down but here in Southern California, we haven’t seen the sun since April. This has been the gloomiest summer ever, some days it’s straight up cold. Granted I live across from the ocean so I do think inland has seen some sunshine. As a San Clemente Family Photographer, most of my family sessions are at the beach and the beach has been grey. Luckily the sun has been peeking through right before sunset most evenings.

My favorite series on the blog is What to Wear. I’ve gone through every season and month, I feature a beautiful outfit and even give you links to purchase it right here. Besides giving you the wardrobe out of my own closet, nothing could be easier.

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I love this light floral wrap dress, so flattering and feminine. The wrap style is also perfect with a bump! Pair it with this sweet pink dress for your girl and a bow. Step up the classic white button up with these grey skinny jeans and grab a pair for dad to match!

Mama's Dress

Boy's Shirt

Boy's Pants

Girl's Dress

San Clemente Family Photographer


Poppy Lea Photography is a motherhood photographer in Orange County who specializes in maternity, newborn, baby, motherhood sessions and family photography in the Orange County area, including San Clemente, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Niguel, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Mission Viejo and Costa Mesa.

This will give you a glimpse into what you will receive when you commission me as your maternity, newborn, baby, motherhood or family Photographer in Orange County. If you would like to see what an entire gallery looks like, please don’t hesitate to ask. My favorites are posted here, but all of the images you receive are worthy of being in a frame or an album!

If you are you interested in a custom portrait session with Poppy Lea Photography and would like more information, please click here to see the experience.
 For investment information, please click HERE.
 If you would like to reserve your date on my calendar, please click on the contact button above or email me directly at poppyleaphotography@gmail.com.
 Sessions are currently booking into 2020, so please inquire when you know you’d like a session.

I find such joy in capturing a family’s story and would be honored to help you tell yours!

XO- Laurel

Dana Point Family Photography || Collection Spotlight - The Heirloom

As a Dana Point Family Photographer, the most precious gift I can give you is printed images of your most precious gifts. Printed images are like nothing else, that tangible hold on something so intangible is worth its weight in gold.

My most popular collection is the Heirloom Collection. It has a little bit of everything you’ll need to remember these moments. This all-inclusive collection includes a 10”x10” linen album with 20 of your favorite images from your session. It has a matching 5”x5” linen album that is perfect for grandparents.

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Dana Point Family Photography
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For your walls, this collection includes a three piece wall art gallery. Completely customizable, you’ll choose the frame color and style. You can use all three on a wall or split them up, having the three set gives you so many options.

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Lastly, the Heirloom Collection includes the full digital gallery of images as well! So you can put these precious memories in a safe place (such as a safety deposit box) and still be able to look at them everyday on your walls.


Poppy Lea Photography is a motherhood photographer in Orange County who specializes in maternity, newborn, baby, motherhood sessions and family photography in the Orange County area, including San Clemente, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Niguel, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Mission Viejo and Costa Mesa.

This will give you a glimpse into what you will receive when you commission me as your maternity, newborn, baby, motherhood or family Photographer in Orange County. If you would like to see what an entire gallery looks like, please don’t hesitate to ask. My favorites are posted here, but all of the images you receive are worthy of being in a frame or an album!

If you are you interested in a custom portrait session with Poppy Lea Photography and would like more information, please click here to see the experience.
 For investment information, please click HERE.
 If you would like to reserve your date on my calendar, please click on the contact button above or email me directly at poppyleaphotography@gmail.com.
 Sessions are currently booking into 2020, so please inquire when you know you’d like a session.

I find such joy in capturing a family’s story and would be honored to help you tell yours!

XO- Laurel