A few weeks ago we shot photos of the Jacobs family in Newport Beach. You may also recognize Christian (the dad) if you are an Aquabats fan, or you may have even noticed his random cameos on Nick Jr. and Noggin being interviewed as one of the creators and directors of Yo Gabba Gabba. We're not usually ones to choose to shoot at the beach, but we thoroughly enjoyed this session, the whole family was awesome to work with, Christian brought his surf boards, and we even found some crazy ocean creatures along the beachside.





Tickle war!!!






Such adorable kids!




Seriously! Those starfish are REAL, no joke!!! I've never seen a starfish as big as the one that Oskar found!



My favorite shot of the day, that sunset was killer!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone, have a safe and happy holiday!!!!
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erika verginelli said:
WOW!!!! I so much looove this session!!!!
(11.27.08 09:49 AM)
heather said:
I love seeing your family portraits and the last one here is killer! I absolutely love all of them, but that last!
(11.27.08 10:27 AM)
Ashley said:
I adore that last image!!! That makes me want to shoot at the beach. And so random, but she's my former landlord!
(11.27.08 11:14 AM)
Liz said:
so fun and sweet...
(11.27.08 11:27 AM)
Quinze said:
Grrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaat ;)
(11.27.08 01:04 PM)
tracey said:
what an amazing shoot..sooooo great! :)
(11.27.08 04:56 PM)
Christian Kaysen said:
Wow... The Aquabats. Gosh that brings me back to high school so fast. Stunning images btw.
(11.27.08 10:00 PM)
Stevie said:
Wow those are all stunning!!! You are such an inspiration!!
(11.28.08 06:23 AM)
Stevie said:
Wow those are all stunning!!! You are such an inspiration!!
(11.28.08 06:23 AM)
Stevie said:
Wow those are all stunning!!! You are such an inspiration!!
(11.28.08 06:23 AM)
Sara Montour said:
Those starfish shots are killer! And I love that he's still holding it in the last one. Adorable!
(11.28.08 08:35 AM)
rik andes said:
holy cow, the aquabats grew up and had families?! hehe, these are so very cool. all those shots of them with the seastars are amazing, but the first one made me laugh out loud. my wife loved the pair of shots of the mom with her daughter, calm, serene, and the dad with his sons, crazy and hyper--it reminds us of our family. you may have inspired some new family shots for us =]
(11.28.08 09:07 AM)
Beka said:
Seriously, such a cute family. I am in love with your skills!
(11.28.08 07:02 PM)
Brenda Andreasen said:
Those are the BEST Family pictures I have ever seen! WOW!
(11.29.08 07:36 AM)
greta, smitten photography said:
awesome session! i love the aquabats and so does my 6 year old! it's cool to see him without the mask :)
(11.29.08 01:22 PM)
Ryan said:
" It was a cool pool la la laaa." I have been known to watch Yo Gabba Gabba on our DVR even when my son is sleeping. :) As for the pictures: Friggin amazing Amelia! You continue to be a huge inspiration for me and my photography.
(11.30.08 12:13 PM)
angie monson said:
Love this session, beautiful! I used to go to all the Aquabats shows in high school, good times...
(11.30.08 06:41 PM)
Augusta said:
Love them all, especially the second to last one.
(11.30.08 07:29 PM)
Kristy R. said:
Givin' me chills!
(11.30.08 09:47 PM)
john waire said:
my daughter LOVES Yo Gabba Gabba. addictive to say the least. what an awesome session!
(12.01.08 05:04 AM)
jac said:
love love love LOVE this session. awsome!!!
(12.01.08 08:46 AM)
Ashley Rose said:
Those are the most beautiful family shots ever! Wow, sooooo good :)
(12.01.08 09:18 AM)
Heather said:
All of these are amazing! The emotions in them are almost tangible :)
(12.01.08 10:03 AM)
Blair Van Bussel said:
SO SO SO fun! Love the one of them laying on the boards and LOVE the last shot. Awesome job!
(12.01.08 10:08 AM)
Emma said:
These really turned out amazing. I miss these kids so much! Bravo!!!
(12.02.08 12:48 PM)
sunnnnnnn said:
that last picture is just killer. the water doesnt even look like water. :)
(12.02.08 07:23 PM)
Matt said:
I just found your site last week and I dig!!! What a fun family and sweet use of location, props and marine life :) This fam must have been amped when they got the goods, I can't stop laughing at the kids' starfish expressions
(12.03.08 11:35 PM)
andi said:
these are beautiful family portraits!!!
(12.20.08 10:16 PM)
ScotWharton said:
I have lots of favorites, but that last shot is BEAUTIFUL!
(12.22.08 12:57 PM)
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Daye is one of the most adorable little baby girls I had ever set eyes on! Big blonde curls, bright blue eyes and the most squeezable cheeks! Vicki, Daye's mom, is a friend of Justin's through YGG and production and had asked us to book a sitting with her and her daughter. We shot the session mostly at their home in L.A., we even caught some moments with dad as well. What a sweet little girl, introducing Baby Daye!


My favorite shot of the day...isn't she a beauty!?!












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Quinze said:
Lovely shooting ans as usual ... great pics !
(11.21.08 05:22 AM)
jackie wonders said:
she reminds me sooooo much of my little 15 month old daughter!! oh amelia, i want to be in your pictures :) i LOVED this shoot.. fantastic images.
(11.21.08 02:15 PM)
Hanssie said:
Precious! I love that first shot at the door.
(11.21.08 05:13 PM)
Abra said:
Wonderful, amazing and all other such adjectives. You really captured the innocence, beauty and joy of being a little one like Daye. I love it.
(11.21.08 09:03 PM)
Molly said:
AMELIA!! that first shot is stunning! I don't even have kids ye but i hope someday i hope to have a large canvas print of something that beautiful. Your photos are always so pretty to look at. Thanks for the inspiration. :) p.s. i'm still hoping that someday i bump into you and your precious little ones in our hometown!
(11.24.08 08:23 AM)
Rog said:
I'm too busy to leave a message right now, but if I must say so, there's nothing quite like waking up in the middle of the day (if you've got that luxury) and clicking your mouse to bring your computer out of it's slumber...with all the sites of importance you've got in your toolbar and still you can't help but press the one that reads "Amelia Lyon", as the first shot of 'information super highway' breathes into your electronic lungs and fills you will supreme sit back and say to yourself "they've done it again. How do they do it again and again?". Lean back in your office chair and just think to yourself, rocking back and forth, up and down, and still in awe that what your seeing on your screen isn't your imagination. It's just good okay? That's all the stuff I would say if I had the time, but I don't.
(11.24.08 08:49 PM)
Vicki Tripp said:
I want to thank Amelia and Justin for doing this session for us. All the photos are so beautiful, and I am grateful to have these moments captured forever. I'm glad everyone likes them! The one posted here of my daughter and I makes me burst with joy it's so fantastic! Thanks A&J! We will have another session soon!
(12.05.08 06:41 PM)
The Memory Journalists said:
What a gorgeous girl! Love her eyes!
(12.18.08 08:19 PM)
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