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  • The Persimmon Images studio is closed.

    As of December, 2015, we are no longer accepting new clients for weddings or portraits except on a limited by-referral basis or for repeat clients. If you are a current client and have any questions or requests for us, please email us at love [at] persimmonimages [dot] com or call/text Kat at 206.354.2212.

    Thank you for your years of business, support, laughter, and love!

    - Kat & Justin

Corona del Mar Portrait Photography | The Smilak Family

In May, I visited California to attend The Simple Plan business planning workshop in L.A. and then the EscalateLIVE photography conference in Newport Beach. While I was on the coast, I had the pleasure of photographing a family referred to me by our friend Maria, whose family we’ve photographed twice now. At the time of our session, the Smilak family had one darling little boy and was expecting another quite shortly. They’ve since welcomed their second son to the fold and I can’t wait to meet him!

We had a leisurely, casual, and contemporary family portrait session on the beach at Corona del Mar one morning. While the weather was surprisingly like Seattle (perhaps to make me feel at home?) we managed to evade the rain and spent several hours exploring the beach together, while I got to know them and their sweet little boy.

They were such a wonderful family, so good together and good to each other. It was really a pleasure to photograph them, and I think the results speak for themselves. I had such a hard time choosing photos for this post, and I totally over-delivered on their session. But, what can I say? It’s jobs like these that make me feel really glad to be a photographer and not like I’m working at all.

Thank you all for a fabulous California experience, and I look forward to seeing you later this year!

Casual family photography at Corona del Mar, California, with the family posing on beach rocks

Child portrait of little boy peeking out from California beach rocks toward the photographer

Son rides atop dadDuring family portraits, dad smiles at the photographer while holding his son on his shoulders

Contemporary lifestyle photography of a mother and son searching for shells on a California beach

Modern and casual lifestyle portrait session with the Smilak family near Newport Beach, California

Seattle lifestyle photographer Kat Speyer captures the family in a classic family formal pose on the beach

Casual beach family portrait photography with mother and son looking at kelp

Contemporary beach family portrait of a little boy smiling near tide poolsFun family photograph of dad holding his son upside down on a California beach over a tide pool

Casual family beach photography at a California tide pool by Seattle photographer Kat Speyer

Family photograph of dad and son finding shells on Corona del Mar beach in California

Photograph of a little boy showing the inside of a mussel shellPortrait of boy peering into a shell on a California beach during a family portrait photography session

Little boy playing in the surf and on the rocks at Corona del Mar with his family on a cloudy day

California beach contemporary portrait and lifestyle photography of father and son walking

Fun family photograph of the Smilak family playing leapfrog on Corona del Mar beach near Newport Beach, CaliforniaPhotograph of little boy running toward the camera from a lifeguard station

Portrait of a little boy in blue jeans and white shirt playing on the Corona del Mar beach in California

Beach portrait of a little boy on Corona del Mar in CaliforniaFather and son photographed together sitting on a lifeguard tower by Seattle contemporary lifestyle photographer Kat Speyer

Contemporary portrait photograph of a family on a California beach lifeguard tower

Little boy in a white shirt pouting while on the beach

Family portrait photography of mother and son playing in front of the surf at Corona del Mar beach in California

Expectant mother photographed on the rocks at Corona del MarCalifornia pregnancy photography at the beach

Destination photography of Corona del Mar beach in California by Seattle wedding photographer Kat Speyer

California maternity photography on Corona del Mar beachSilhouette of an expecting mother on the rocks at Corona del Mar beach in California

To see more images from their session, visit their online photo gallery or watch their slideshow!

Winnie Forbes - Kat- These are gorgeous!

Kare - This is such a terrific set of photos! I love the vertically oriented black and white one, with the boy standing in the rocks with his hand in his pocket. Great shots.

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