Family Session at Estancia Park, Costa Mesa, CA - The McNamaras

The McNamara Family.  Family session at park during golden hour in Costa Mesa, California.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

I was recently able to spend some time with the McNamara family when Susan reached out, wanting to capture some sweet moments with her kids and grandson.  Everyone was in the same town at the same time, and this was the perfect opportunity to get together for some family photos!

Please enjoy these highlights from the McNamara family's session! 

Portrait - Susan.  The McNamara Family.  Family session at park during golden hour in Costa Mesa, California.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

This bunch is a funny, funny, loving crew!  I laughed for most of the session, and constantly found myself smiling back at them from behind my camera.  We met at Estancia Park in Costa Mesa, CA.  The trees and greenery there are to die for!  

Family portraits.  The McNamara Family.  Family session at park during golden hour in Costa Mesa, California.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

See what I meant about constant laughter and smiling?  I don't remember what happened here, but, as you can see.... it was funny.  

Family portrait.  The McNamara Family.  Family session at park during golden hour in Costa Mesa, California.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

Along with portraits of each individual and the whole family as a group, we captured the siblings together, Susan with the boys, and Susan with the girls.  

Portraits - headshot.  The McNamara Family.  Family session at park during golden hour in Costa Mesa, California.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

Portraits - headshot.  The McNamara Family.  Family session at park during golden hour in Costa Mesa, California.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

Portraits - Siblings. The McNamara Family.  Family session at park during golden hour in Costa Mesa, California.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

Portraits - headshot.  The McNamara Family.  Family session at park during golden hour in Costa Mesa, California.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

Portraits - headshot.  The McNamara Family.  Family session at park during golden hour in Costa Mesa, California.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

Portraits - headshot.  The McNamara Family.  Family session at park during golden hour in Costa Mesa, California.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

 What I enjoyed the most about this session, from a photographer's perspective, was the opportunity to work with varied poses as the number of individuals within the group alternated from image to image.  

Family portraits. The McNamara Family.  Family session at park during golden hour in Costa Mesa, California.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

Lastly, this little man was clearly the star of the show! Everyone pitched in to make sure he was smiling and giggling.  As you can tell, this was an easy task!  Smiles abounded. 

Little boy walking with mom and dad.  The McNamara Family.  Family session at park during golden hour in Costa Mesa, California.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

Little boy grins and smiles.  The McNamara Family.  Family session at park during golden hour in Costa Mesa, California.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

Grandbaby love.  The McNamara Family.  Family session at park during golden hour in Costa Mesa, California.  Laura Sue Brod Photography - 2016 www.laurasuebrod.com

Thank you, McNamara family, for allowing me to capture your beautiful family!  

- Laura