The H Twins: Boys on the Move! | Santa Clarita Family Photographer

I must admit that I knew exactly what I was walking into when I arrived to photograph the 2 1/2 year old H twins. After all, my own daughter is the exact same age and she has more energy than I often know what to do with.  The H twins were no different and I was certainly grateful that I had grabbed that energy drink, but I loved every minute.  The greatest thing about toddler energy is how happy and carefree and just generally cute and lovable they are. I had such a great time playing with these two sweeties – and there’s one more H sibling on the way who I can’t wait to meet!

Pink Blossoms | Santa Clarita Family Photographer

I had so much fun with the F Family!  I loved their fun-loving personalities, energy, and obvious closeness. Dad wasn’t able to join us until the end of the session, but we had lots of fun awaiting his arrival. We climbed trees, played on the playground, and even danced.  The best part of the location we chose that day, Valencia Glen Park, was that all of the trees were in bloom and they were almost the exact same color as the girls’ dresses – awesome!

The M Family | Santa Clarita Family Photographer

The M Family was looking to book a session on short notice and boy, were they lucky! My calendar is booked about 2 months out, but I had JUST happened to have a client call to reschedule. The M Family scooted into that timeslot and off we went to Hart Park in Newhall.

The M Family has 3 boys, all very close in age. You can tell that, although I’m sure they give each other a hard time, these boys are a clan.  One thing they have in common? Perry the Platypus! The amazing thing is that I can totally talk Phineas & Ferb and enjoy it (chalk that up to having a 7 year old son myself!).  We laughed and had a great time and I even discovered that the youngest brother has a secret wish to start acting. Headshots anyone?

C + J: Engagement | Santa Clarita Engagement Photographer

Late in July, I received a call from a new wedding and event venue in Agua Dulce, CA called Gardens of Paradise.  I was invited to bring one lucky couple out to the 90-acre ranch for their engagement session.  Gardens of Paradise boasts “cascading waterfalls, ponds, lush gardens, romantic bridges and whimsical walkways”, so of course, I was excited!  I knew right away that C & J were the perfect couple to photograph here.  Once I explained the details, they were totally on board!

C & J are very laid back, so we made sure to keep the session casual.  We collaborated on wardrobe, makeup and hair and achieved the look that we felt was just right for their personalities and their relationship.

C & J, you two look stunning; a truly gorgeous couple. I wish you the best of luck for the future!

Gardens of Paradise 
32222 Agua Dulce Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91390 


The Scott Family | Santa Clarita Family Photographer

It was another SoCal scorcher on the morning I met the Scott Family.  We were so very thankful that we scheduled their session in the morning because it was 95 degrees when we finished up at 10:30 a.m.  And yet, don’t they look gorgeous?

Also, I’ve decided that I need to hire an assistant to spritz me with a water bottle and fan me while I’m working in the summertime. OK – not really, but it’s a nice thought!

Thanks for distracting me from the heat, Scott Family!

Feelin’ Hot, Hot, HOT! | Santa Clarita Family Photographer

Here in Southern California, we are so very fortunate to have gorgeous weather 90% of the time, but every now and then, a summer day will turn into a total scorcher.  A total scorcher is what perfectly describes the weather the day of the P Family’s photo session.  And yet, they still managed to make this look good!

The Martin Family | Santa Clarita Family Photographer

The morning of the Martin Family’s photo session, I woke up with [what I now know was] strep throat.  After chatting with L, we decided that the session must go on.  I’d be lying if I said that it was easy. It wasn’t. But it WAS fun.  These three cuties were full of energy and giggles, although I did try to keep my distance to keep the germies away! 🙂

The Garel Family’s Mini Session | Santa Clarita Family Photographer

For this session, the idea was to capture the whole family, including the new little bundle on the way. Can you believe that R looks this fantastic at 30 weeks pregnant?!!!  Not only that, but she was really feeling the pregnancy the day of the session and she still made it look good!  Love this family and their cutie-patootie two kiddos too!  Can’t wait to meet little Baby C!

Announcing: 2011 FALL MINI SESSIONS | Santa Clarita Photographer

Fall Mini Sessions are here!  Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of these incredible savings and get a head start on your holiday cards and holiday gifts.

What is included in a 2011 Fall Mini Session?

– 30 minute on-location, natural light session for up to 5 family members (addl. family members for a nominal fee)
–  5 fully-edited, full size digital images with print rights
–  25 flat personalized photo greeting cards with envelopes
–  15% off of a la carte prints & products

When and where will 2011 Fall Mini Sessions take place?

2011 Spring Mini Sessions will take place on Saturday, October 8th beginning at 3:00 p.m.

The specific location is to be determined, but it will be at an easily accessible park location in the Santa Clarita Valley.

To reserve your 2011 Fall Mini Session:

Call or email Cristen Farrell Photography
(661)312-1686 |


Cindi’s Studio Headshots {Realtor} | Santa Clarita Headshot Photographer

Today Cindi stopped by my home studio for a quickie studio headshot session.  Cindi is a realtor here in Santa Clarita and needed an updated headshot for her business cards.  We only took about 15 photos, but that was really all we needed – she is so photogenic! Check out my favorite image!