michelle sullivan photography

January 1, 2010

Vote for the best of 2009!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Filed under: children,families,newborn — msullivan @ 5:22 pm

It was super-duper hard for me to narrow it down to 5, and it’s not just the image, but everything around it for me – the people in them, the moment, there’s just something about these images for me.

Please vote for your favorite by leaving a comment on this post – please only one vote per person =)

The owner of the image that gets the most votes will receive a free 8×10 print!!!!

I will announce the winner on Monday, January 4th

#1 (sibling):

I love this one because I love these girls, but I know I would love it even if they weren’t friends with my girls =)

#2 (mother and child):

I love this one because it wasn’t posed, it was just an awesome moment between a mom and her little guy

#3 (newborn):

I think I like this one because it was such hard work to get her to go to sleep. It was one of the hottest days of the year and we had to turn off the a/c and turn on the blow dryer and her parents were such good sports about it=)

#4 (portrait):

This was such an awesome portrait session because Danielle is so fun and relaxed and beautiful. We had to wait here for a long time for the wind to blow and I love the result

#5 (family):

I just love the feeling of this one.  By far my favorite family portrait of the year

and here’s a sneak peek from the awesome NYE wedding I shot yesterday (and yes, her dress was Chartreuse!!!!! so fun!)

December 22, 2009

see you next year

Filed under: children,families — msullivan @ 12:08 am

This will be my last post of the year….unless I get carried away, but with the to-do list I have, I doubt that will happen =)

But come back shortly after the new year because I am going to have a post with my favorites from 2009 and if your image is one of the images, you can win an 8×10…..all you have to do is make sure your image gets the most votes =)

AND I have 2 weddings coming up – the first one on NYE – sooooo fun!!!!!

So, on to the pictures:

I know this awesome family because our oldest daughters are friends and go to school together.  They wanted to do a session with me to have a portrait for New Years cards.

Here are some favorites:

such a cutie:

beautiful:

December 16, 2009

holiday portraits 2009 {my favorites}

Filed under: children,families — msullivan @ 5:20 pm

OK, I’ve kept these family portraits secret long enough…….right families? Sorry if you haven’t mailed your cards yet =)

I can’t even tell you how excited I was when this family showed up with a pair of deer in tow:

Then I love the moodiness of this portrait:

And I already posted a couple of images of little brother a couple weeks ago.  Here is his beautiful big sis:

Then these sweet sisters:

Then this family = Great style. Relaxed. My job made easy =)

December 14, 2009

6 months and a family session

Filed under: babies,children,families — msullivan @ 11:56 pm

I love this family! Besides being super friendly and genuinely nice, they have great style too!

Here are some favorites:

October 30, 2009

introducing………..the blue velvet sofa (and a beautiful red head family)

Filed under: children,families — msullivan @ 9:28 am

I recently added this awesome sofa to my prop collection and it will be with me at the mini sessions coming up along with a bunch of other fun stuff I have up my sleeve =)

Which reminds me – I only have one spot left for mini sessions and after that the next available session is at the end of January!!!!!!!  That is crazy!

Now on to this adorable family. No more family shots on this blog for a while- I don’t want to ruin any Christmas cards =)

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October 26, 2009

where the wild things are

Filed under: children,families — msullivan @ 11:07 pm

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P.S. Don’t worry mom and dad – there are plenty of cute family ones, but I need to stop posting family pics so I don’t ruin any holiday card surprises =)

October 18, 2009

plan b

Filed under: children,families — msullivan @ 10:17 pm

This awesome family wanted their portraits taken at the Balboa Fun Zone, but when we got to Newport, the fog was crazy thick, so we had to come up with plan b.

So I suggested this place:

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now that’s talent:

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If I had a sister, I’d want a picture like this:

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Thanks guys for being up for plan b =)

October 12, 2009

extended family sneak peek

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October 11, 2009

love {my job/new locations/this family}

Filed under: children,families — msullivan @ 10:29 pm

OK, I’ve never shot at this place before so I got a little carried away with this post – there were just so many that I loved and I had to hold myself back because if I could have, I would have posted like 50 more =)

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I love how you can see one of the boys playing in the background. He’s got his walkie talkie and he means business:

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love love love this:

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and this:

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and this:

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and I love this series:

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boys: 3…..girls: 1

Filed under: babies,families — msullivan @ 2:52 pm

Check out this cute family.  The boys were so sweet with their baby sister:

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and it was mom and dad’s anniversary!

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October 5, 2009

sneak peek

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September 26, 2009

fun zone

Filed under: families — msullivan @ 12:26 pm

I got to take some portraits for our good friends last night at the Balboa Fun Zone:

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these guys think they are so tough….but I know the truth – they are sweethearts! I love these boys:

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then some of just mom and dad:

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September 19, 2009

happy anniversay!!!!!

Filed under: babies,families — msullivan @ 10:32 pm

Here is a sneak peek for this cute family of 3 – mom and dad are celebrating 5 years!

(I’m loving this wall!)

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Check out his little smile! Too cute:

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Thanks guys and happy anniversary!!!!!!!

September 7, 2009

ready. set. go.

Filed under: babies,children,families — msullivan @ 7:06 am

This weekend was officially the start of my super busy holiday season. I only have a few regular sessions left for the month of October and then in November I am only doing mini-sessions, and then I won’t be scheduling any appointments in December unless it is for a newborn session.  So if you want to make an appointment, you should asap before I am all booked up =) This weekend was the international street fair in old town orange, so I did two shoots in old town tustin instead. First was this sweet family:

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And then this sweet one year old:

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August 17, 2009

Extended Family Sneak Peek

Filed under: families — msullivan @ 7:34 am

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July 31, 2009

Prayer Cards

Filed under: families — msullivan @ 9:05 pm

Some friends from church are getting ready to be missionaries in Ireland (I’m already planning my trip to come visit them, haha ) and they needed a family picture for prayer cards to pass out:

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I think they should pick this one:

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Get it? Pick??? – I swear I’m not in 2nd grade =)

July 20, 2009

insert witty title here

Filed under: families,maternity — msullivan @ 7:49 am

This maternity shoot made me so happy for so many reasons.  First of all the people in the pictures are so fun (and funny!), they have fantastic style, they let me try new things and they are my neighbors! Love the boots!

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All she needed was a bikini……

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It looks like she was smuggling a basketball:

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A change of clothes and scenery:

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Then a stick fight broke out:

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being silly:

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Here they are demonstrating ‘the arm shelf’ with textbook precision. They pull it off flawlessly:

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a rare serious moment (haha):

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July 13, 2009

the chase

Filed under: children,families — msullivan @ 5:36 am

Every time I have a session with a one year old, I know it’s going to be an adventure.  This little guy was no exception, look at him giving his dad a workout:

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He was so cute with that curly hair:

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This one doesn’t really flow with the rest of the portraits, but I love it so I wanted to post it:

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May 19, 2009

venice

Filed under: babies,families — msullivan @ 6:30 pm

I’ve been wanting to do a shoot in Venice for a while and my friend Kelley lives there so I met her and her family there and we wandered around and saw some interesting things:

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Her little guy is about to turn one and he made the cutest faces. He was so expressive:

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I think was just annoyed with me in this one, haha

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We found this red radio flyer trike that was chained to a pole – so fun =)

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Diaper check:

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Gotta check the tires:

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thanks for showing me around guys!

May 17, 2009

Old Town Tustin

Filed under: babies,families — msullivan @ 10:09 pm

I have been wanting to do a portrait session in Old Town Tustin for as long as I can remember. I’m so glad this cute family was up for it =)

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April 12, 2009

sneak peek

Filed under: children,families — msullivan @ 2:17 am

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This one cracks me up:

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March 30, 2009

a first….

Filed under: children,families — msullivan @ 4:45 am

Today I met with this cute family in downtown Fullerton for some urban portraits.  I have never had a session there before, so it was so fun taking a tour of Fullerton trying to find fun spots.

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Then the boys got to wear their storm trooper masks because they were such good models =)

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March 29, 2009

Christmas in March

Filed under: families — msullivan @ 1:54 am

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This very thoughtful daughter gave her parents the best Christmas gift ever – a MSP gift certificate – kidding! We met at Irvine Park and I had so much fun with this silly family!

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March 7, 2009

A is for Adorable

Filed under: babies,children,families — msullivan @ 8:25 pm

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Here is another sneak peek for this adorable family.

February 28, 2009

Old Town Orange

Filed under: children,families — msullivan @ 8:19 pm

I met this adorable family in the circle and they brought their cute little vintage car

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This little Miss was slow to warm up to me – I love this face:

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But she finally did warm up and we got some great images:

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Thank guys! I had so much fun with you this morning!

December 17, 2008

urban family

Filed under: children,families — msullivan @ 6:37 am

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Family Portraits

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December 8, 2008

I heart my job

Filed under: babies,families — msullivan @ 6:20 am

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This family reminds me why I love my job so much! They were so fun, it didn’t feel like I was working at all!

November 30, 2008

Urban Portraits

Filed under: children,families — msullivan @ 12:42 am

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November 24, 2008

on the move

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This little guy was so sweet and so full of energy.

November 22, 2008

And the winner is………

Filed under: children,families — msullivan @ 7:51 pm

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This sweet family from my daughter’s school won a silent auction for a sitting with me at a rally our school had to raise funds to make improvments to the school’s classrooms and restrooms (was that a run-on sentence?) Thanks guys for supporting our school! The dad wanted a picture of his wife all by herself – how sweet is that?

November 16, 2008

Sneak Peek

Filed under: children,families — msullivan @ 8:23 am

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I met some friends of mine in Old Town Orange for some urban portraits. I love this last one…while I was trying to get some of just mom and dad, their 2nd youngest just couldn’t leave them alone, so the oldest is trying to pry her away, haha.

November 15, 2008

Sneak Peek

Filed under: babies,children,families — msullivan @ 6:37 am

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I met this sweet and completly adorable family on Balboa Island for their Christmas portraits 🙂

November 10, 2008

double the fun

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Here’s a sneak peek for this adorable family.

October 26, 2008

Sneak Peek

Filed under: children,families — msullivan @ 12:17 am

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Remember the cutie pie from the last post? Well this is the rest of his family. I love the family shot at the top – don’t they look like they belong on the cover of an album or something? I had so much fun with you guys! And don’t worry – there are a TON more where these came from!

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