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artistic family portraits by kristianne koch

a celebration of a vibrant life

 

 

 

 

I had the honor of attending the Celebration of Life for Beck Hollywood Matson a few weeks ago. It was a truly moving experience to witness the sense of family, community and love being shared at this memorial for a very young boy. His school friends, family friends, beach friends, friends from wherever he went in life were in attendance. This little boy had battled cancer for years with an ebullient energy and spread so much joy in his…

.another lucky kid

 

I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful family once again-with #2 on the way. Mama was aglow and dad was in love. Another lucky kid is coming into this amazingly loving, fun, creative and for real family. We are all awaiting baby Griffin due to appear any day now. I will be hangin’ out with all of them again soon after his arrival.

big family playdate

I am just getting my head out of the fog after a rough start to 2012. I have been miraculously maintaining an amazing flow of sessions and orders from clients and collectors for my fine art and portrait photography but not much else has been getting done work-wise (ie: the blog!). A consistent cycle of illness put me out of commission for a week and it’s been a challenge to get back on track. I have been concentrating on…

an afternoon in the woods

 

Awhile back four of my favorite subjects (see a few past sessions with them here, here and here) and I spent an afternoon at Caspers Park. It was a calm and sunny day with a gentle warmth. The park was eerily quiet when I first arrived all alone. While I set up the cute homemade tent in the brush, I heard a branch crack and leaves rustle about 100 yards away.

Later as we were playing in the tent…

little d mini session

 

LXIV
This is the land the sunset washes,
These are the banks of the Yellow Sea;
Where it rose, or whither it rushes,
These are the western mystery!
Night after night her purple traffic
Strews the landing with opal bales;
Merchantmen poise upon horizons,
Dip, and vanish with fairy sails.
Emily Dickinson
 

a family with two boys

I love photographing families. For some reason, I really enjoy photographing families with boys. Maybe it’s because they tend to be more of a challenge. The uncomfortable grins, the goofy faces-just like my own son-make my heart smile. Boys are fabulous at coming up with ways to ‘avoid the camera’ so to speak. Girls usually love the attention and put on a show for me, but boys would rather just be there with no attention on them.

I had similar…

photography is [mini session joy]

 

I have had many of you asking about my fall mini-sessions already so I am
happy to announce that I will be offering six 20-minute fall mini-sessions-
three each on two different days at two different beautiful locations:

Friday, November 11th
at San Clemente pier
Starting at 3:40pm

and

Saturday, November 12th
at Dana Point tidepools
Starting at 3:40pm

To reserve a session time, please email [email protected] or call 949-702-7707

November mini-sessions* | $300

—-20-minute photo session for up to four people
—-includes at least 10 edited proofs in a private online…

taking a break

I hope all of you are enjoying your summer and time with family. This was one of my favorite sessions this summer. Of course, you can’t beat a family session at Trestles with the beautiful sage-scented walk from Christianitos Road, under the famous railroad trestles to the perfectly shaped waves of Uppers and Middles.

This session was for my very dear friend, Jennifer, her fabulous family and her sister’s family from Virginia. We had a lovely morning together and I…