Here are a couple of almost-three year-olds who instantly warmed up to me and my camera. They were absolutely adorable and gave great hugs to boot. I loved the cute little outfits they wore, and their smiles were the perfect compliment. We played, we sang songs, we laughed, and walked through the woods. What fun!
We took this set of 2 year old boy/girl twins over to the wooded area of O’Neill park along the border of Rancho Santa Margarita. Their mom called this part of the park their “backyard” because, let’s face it, very few of us in RSM have very big back yards and this would be the closest thing to it if you lived near by. They were such adorable kids, and I enjoyed spending time with them. We walked, and played, and they showed me flowers and grasses, and logs they could climb on and all sorts of fun stuff. Big sister “A” came a long to help play with the kids, and we captured some nice images of her too. She is just beautiful, which is no surprise when you see the rest of the family! I’ve lived in RSM for 10 years, and have never been inside the gates except through the main entrance for camping. It really is quite lovely and peaceful, and I think you should check it out! Thanks Mrs. D for sharing it with us!
These boys were SO much fun! There were 4 of them, a set of triplets, and a big brother. We went to Pinecrest Park and just played. They were all over the park, and kept calling me to come take their picture, “Christina! Christina!” and I’d run to one side, then, “Christina! Christina!” the others would call and I’d run to the other side. Hopefully I’ll be able to play with them again soon.
When I was asked if I’d ever photographed in “The Woods,” in Lake Forest, I laughed. I spent both high school and college living in “The Woods,” and completed my education shooting using “The Woods” as my backdrop. I was happy to meet up with these charming boy girl twins to play and explore. “The Woods” are great if you’re looking for soft, diffuse light with neutral colors. If you’re hoping for wildflowers and bursts of color, you’ll need to go elsewhere. We had a nice time exploring the woods, collecting rocks, and throwing them off of the footbridge into the stream that meanders through!