Category Archives for Families

Introducing Tavi’s Day, Newborn Baby Portraits, Los Angeles

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Tavi’s Day, May 20th Vicki and Melanie are two of the most courageous women I know. Courageous because they often find love, passion, commitment and positivity even in the face of adversity. Their entire connection (and it’s a strong one) has consistently been challenged throughout their lives. From realizing they were gay and coming out to their friends and family to meeting each other for the first time, falling in love, and making the decision to marry in spite of legal opposition. Yet Read More


Family Portraits In Kenneth Hahn Park, Baldwin Hills

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Family Portrait Session In Kenneth Hahn Park, Los Angeles Meet Hannah and her mother Liz, two Los Angeles natives that I have had the pleasure of documenting since 2008! For this round, we shot in Kenneth Hahn Park, Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles. Kenneth Hahn Park offers up a variety of pockets in which to play and pose. For starters, there’s a lake in the middle of the park with a few streams that trail off. On those streams reside a few Read More


Orange County Family Portrait Session

Meet Saxon and Lyra, two awesome, quirky, fun-loving kids from Irvine California. These two never disappoint and consistently keep me on my toes.  And we’ve been shooting together since 2011!  They feel like family to me. They know me, trust me, and the session feels more like play than posing, which is just the way I like it. It makes me happy that they feel comfortable and open to my suggestions during our family sessions. For this round, we shot in Read More


Newborn Portrait Session with Baby Viena

Jen Castle Photography would like to give a big warm fuzzy welcome to baby Viena, weighing in at 6 pounds and 7 ounces. I had the pleasure of working with Viena at three weeks old. Her parents Chris and Cynthia called us in for a newborn session that would take place within their home. We set up a few small backdrops, gathered a few props, set up our lighting and went to work. And baby Viena, was a newly born Read More


10% Off Special for Family Portrait Sessions in November

Tis the Season for creating holiday cards, packages, and gift ideas for the family…  So, have you booked your Family Photographer yet? At Jen Castle Photography, we completely understand that with kids, busy schedules, and holiday plans fast approaching there also comes last minute photography bookings. December ends up being extremely busy for our LA studio. So we thought we’d throw out a friendly 10% off reminder- book with us now, for the month of November and receive 10% off your Read More


Family Portrait Session in Griffith Park, Los Angeles

Family Portraits in Los Angeles are always magical due to the wide variety of sunny landscapes and textured terrain. For this family session, we had the agonizing decision of whether to shoot at the beach or go green within Griffith’s expansive park. It was a tough call but in the end, we decided to go green.   Griffith Park Los Angeles family Portraits The morning of the shoot, it was a refreshing eighty-five degrees and our backdrop was a soft collage of warm Read More


What to Keep in Mind During an Indoor Family Portrait Session

  Normally when I shoot a family portrait session, we go outside- to a favorite spot, usually one that’s close to the family home or one that holds an emotional note for them. Where we shoot often has a huge influence on the energy and mood. It often contributes to their comfort and confidence. However, all of that being said, I also have portrait sessions within the studio and have often been asked, how do you bring the energy and freedom that the family Read More


What it takes to capture portraits with a 2 month old {Introducing Baby Kolten}

It was just another gorgeous, eighty-degree winter morning in Los Angeles when I set out for Kolten’s shoot. He’s all of 2 months old and already bursting with personality. This was actually Kolten’s first session. Three years ago I had the pleasure of documenting his parents as they spoke their wedding vows so meeting and documenting him was an awesome bonus. Plain and simple, this family is Fantastically fun. Mom’s a talented R.N. with a quirky personality and dad is a working actor. Read More


Happy Holidays, From Our Family to Yours

We managed to get our Christmas card done this year!… and in a timely fashion!!!… lol, I can’t believe it! It’s been about five years since our last card so it was time. In fact, our cattle-dog Shasta is only three years old so this would be her very first Christmas card photo session. In all honesty, I don’t know why it took us so long because our dogs are so easy to work with (we’re blessed) and we had Read More


A Lego Family Christmas {Family Portraits}

This is always my favorite time of the year, not just because of the many holidays and the cheer that accompanies them but also because of the numerous Christmas cards! From October to December {jcp} becomes a holiday conveyer belt of family portraits, for the sole purpose of creating the perfect family Christmas card… and I loves it! The amount of imagination, planning & excitement that go into these is amazing and the kids are always uber excited.   For this Read More