Orange County Family Photographer

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Our 3 Step Process Makes Planning Easy!

Begin with the end in mind. Deciding on what you do with your prints will help determine what you wear and the location choice. My job is not only to take your photos but to help you plan from start to finish. I want every family to have beautiful prints in their home.

ALL FAMILY SESSIONS INCLUDE

#1 Planning Call

  • Cover all the details to make your session special.
  • Provide our OUTFIT STYLING APP to help plan your wardrobe.
  • Schedule your photo session and ordering meeting.

#2 Photo Session

  • Planned to capture your family's personality & close relationships.
  • We make it happen for you. Can be on location or in a studio.
  • Be ready for a fun experience!

#3 Ordering Meeting

  • 1-2 weeks after your session we’ll present your photos at our Ordering Meeting Via Zoom.
  • Meetings typically last 45-60 min.
  • We guide you in creating art for your home.

Look Behind The Scenes At A Family Portrait

WHAT OUR FAMILY PORTRAIT CLIENTS SAY

Real Reviews

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Michelle Tran-Phelps

"I cannot recommend Chris enough, his work is timeless.  I'm looking forward to our next session."

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Lisa Wishart

"Christopher If I could hug you I would!!!!!!!!!! These are absolute perfection!!!!!!  Thx Lisa."

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Janna Everoad

"We loved using Christopher!  He not only captured all our smiles but got our personalities in the photos."

Hey, I'm Christopher Todd An Orange County Family Photographer

As an Orange County family photographer, I'm often asked how I got started?

I won't bore you with too many details, but I will say that I consider myself to be the luckiest guy in the world to be an Orange County photographer, and I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to merge my passion and career.

A couple of quick things about me personally. I was born and raised in Orange County. I currently live with my family near Huntington Beach where I love to surf or be in the ocean with my boys.

My passions include art, traveling, and of course photography.

To learn more about me go to my about page for the full story of Christopher Todd Studios.

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FAQ's

General Questions

Some of our most frequently asked questions from our families.

FAMILY PORTRAIT LOCATIONS

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Beach Portraits 

Orange County has some of the best beaches in California.  Many families love to have their portrait session at the beach.

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Park Portraits

Parks are a great option for family portraits in Orange County.  Natural settings add an organic feeling to photos, and allow space to explore.

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Studio Portraits

Studio portraits have a unique feel of their own, and gives us the ability to controll almost every detail of your session.

POPULAR PRODUCTS FOR Families

Preserve Your Memories

Photography is our way of preserving your legacy. We all know how valuable photographs are. That is why we want you to have an actual print, album, canvas, or framed photos to hang on your wall.

WALL ART PRINTS

Our most popular print products:

  • Canvas & Wall Prints
  • Framed Prints
  • Wall Print Clusters

ALBUMS

The ultimate way to tell a wedding story:

  • Made in Italy
  • Customed designed albums
  • Matching Box
  • Pick any color

GIFTS & OTHER

Our most popular extra products:

  • Italian Folio Boxes
  • Holiday Cards
  • Graduation Announcements
  • Birth Announcements

ORANGE COUNTY FAMILY PORTRAIT LOCATIONS

Choosing a location for your session can be overwhelming. I can help you pick just the right spot for your family photos. We love taking families to open nature reserves, local beaches, parks, and even right in your own home.

Some locations have parking restrictions or require a permit such as Laguna City beaches, The Anti Mall in Costa Mesa, or Segerstrom Hall.

When you hire Christopher Todd Studios you get more than just a portrait session. We help you with all the logistics from where to go to what to wear, and even how to pose.

Orange County has many great beaches and state parks. Central Park in Huntington Beach is one of my favorite spots.
Upscale or architectural backdrops in the OC are perfect for unique portraits.
Sessions can also be in a studio. This is a great way to get professional photos that are perfectly refined and stand the test of time.

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WHY SHOULD I GET MY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHED?

As a father, I know all too well how quickly time goes by. Kids grow up so fast. I want to help you preserve those precious faces in your life. My goal is to make you and your family look and feel great. I photograph families and children in an Orange County studio or at a location of your choice.

In Orange County, we have the world at our fingertips. Beaches, mountains, natural parks, and funky eclectic locations to create beautiful portraits all within a short distance of each other.

Portraiture is my favorite type of photography because of the happiness it brings to my clients. Whether you prefer a traditional style or like a more candid look. I can help you plan an amazing session.

It is important to consider your goal from the session, such as a giant canvas over your mantle, or some prints for a hallway. Defining what you want from the beginning allows me to meet your expectations. Together we will create a plan for your portrait session that fits your needs.

What you can expect from Christopher Todd

  • Lots of fun
  • Maybe some bad jokes to make you smile
  • You will hear me saying “Say Yes” a lot
  • A calm and easygoing attitude
  • Always a positive vibe
  • Family Portraits typically take 45-60 minutes
  • Since we already discussed the details at the planning meeting a couple of weeks before your shoot all you need to do is show up relax and enjoy!

What to expect from your family photo session

  • Expect to have a relaxed guided photo session.
  • We will be there with advice on the right style of clothing.
  • We coach and help guide you in the best poses that will make you and your family look and feel fantastic.
  • Provide support throughout the process of picking images and products for your home.
  • We make it practically effortless for you to decide on the end product.

STYLES OF FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

Candid Style Portraits

Candid session (unposed) also referred to as a lifestyle session. Think of real moments. We focus on capturing personality, connections, and relationships. We have lots of suggestions for activities that will photograph well.
I capture moments of the family interacting with each other, laughing smiling, playing, walking, holding hands, catching bubbles, chasing butterflies, etc. Each session is unique and we take what is in the environment and incorporate that into the session. 

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Traditional Style Portraits

The traditional family portrait style starts with everyone in the photo looking at the camera.

The setting can be indoor or outside, and the lighting is generally flattering.  Most families want a blend of traditional and candid photos at a family portrait session.  

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