Mission San Juan Capistrano
January 24, 2012

Getting back into the swing of things…


First it was the craziness of the family photographer season… then it was knee surgery, then it was the holiday season, then fighting sickness in the house. It is finally behind me. It was a total whirlwind of a three months, but in between it all, filling the gaps between craziness and change has been beautiful trips to the beach, getting spoiled rotten by my family by milking my injury, and taking time for myself. As a mom, I hardly allow myself that luxury, but with surgery you almost have to. It was glorious! My two boys pampered me, and I am so thankful for them both.

So, to catch up from November, here is a sweet family that cannot take a bad picture to save their life. Each one of them is GORGEOUS! Look at those big brown eyes and mopping curls. We went to the Mission at San Juan, and off to the park for a few fun shots in their giant bubble. When you ask yourself why you don’t see sit and spins as much anymore, just watch a kid in this thing. It’s like when you thought the iphone was amazing and couldn’t imagine it getting any better, and now you have that 4GS with talking help and HD video calls, and realize how good it can get. I just wish I fit in that thing.

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  1. michelle nicoloff

    Oh these are just wonderful!!! And oh my goodness….they are just soooooooooo gorgeous!!!! Love these sweet friend:)

  2. Gretchen

    LOVE THE PHOTOS! Family is so cute!

  3. marla

    The boys in the tube…GREAT capture Noel!!

December 28, 2010

The Mission

This was the first year that I scheduled a session at the Mission in San Juan. But once I scheduled one, I scheduled three more that same week! Loved, loved, loved, that location! Somehow inspiration came to me through the walls of history, and Spanish influence, and the amazing architecture. Or maybe it was just the beautiful families that inspired me. Whatever it was, I was happy to find a new spot that just screams CALIFORNIA!! I used to teach 4th grade, and California history has to be one of the best perks to teaching that grade. The missions are so special and unique to California.

family-photo-session-at-san-juan-missionmission-san-juan-photographyorange-county-family-photographyAnd I am gonna have to promise to catch up on the holiday blog posts. So many families to share…… so little time!

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  1. Michele K

    Beautiful family & amazing pictures! Love the colors & the location!

  2. Jackie Culmer

    LOVE! You captured all the beauty and love in this family. So heartwarming.

  3. michelle nicoloff

    So beautiful Noel….such a gorgeous family!!!

  4. Julie

    Oh those Stoeckleins…why can’t we all photograph so well? Amazing pics Noel! And I’m so jelous of the location. So beautiful…