Anyway, for those of you in Orange County, I just wanted to share a resource in case any of you are needing to do some family photos this time of year. We have a friend who is a great photographer. His name is Kassel, and his email is firstname.lastname@example.org. He has done our family photos for the last three years and I have always been really pleased. He's great with kids because he understands he has to snap about 100 photos to get one of the whole family looking and smiling! He is very patient, very quick, and kid-friendly, and also very talented! He knows how to make everyone look great, and these are some of the shots he has taken for us over the years: He is doing a killer deal right now that for $140 (usually $240), he will do a family sitting at a location or in his studio, and then give you the CD and rights to pictures. He will even touch up a few of them. That way you can print them out yourself, make books on shutterfly, make christmas cards at Costco, etc. It's so much cheaper than doing those things through a portrait studio. Anyways, if you are interested, shoot him an email!
Here are some of the shots he's done for us over the years.