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San Juan Capistrano Fall Mini- Session [Garces Family] / Orange County Family Photographer

The Los Rios District is one of my absolute favorite areas in South Orange County! Not only do I love to photograph there (and I do!), it’s also a spot that is fun for my husband and I to take our kids. There’s Zoomar’s Petting Zoo, Ito’s Nursery, a playground, the train station, a butterfly garden and a myriad of  things to do for adults and kids alike in this charming, historic neighborhood in San Juan Capistrano.

Amy and I met about 12 years ago when myself and my best friend moved into an apartment next-door to she and her best friend. It was a six unit complex and we got to know our neighbors very well (more on that later). I believe we officially became friends when we invited Amy and her roommate over for a party at our house…oh, those carefree college days. I was waiting tables at the time, putting myself through college and Amy was also waiting tables at a more upscale restaurant then I, called Iva Lee’s. She suggested I get a job working there with her and I did! As the years went on, I would come to have many wine, cheese plate and Sex and The City nights at her house. During that time Amy was dating Maxwell (that handsome Daddy in the photos below!) and it was also during that time that she and her roomate would tease me about my crush on our next-door neighbor, Chase. The very Chase that I went on to marry and have two beautiful baby daughters with. So internet- your neighbors are a reliable source for fun, friendship, employment and a spouse!

Since then, we have gone on to life outside that complex complete with husbands and children who are almost exactly the same ages. It’s been so fun to go on this journey of motherhood with each other. Amy is the definition of a good friend. With a full-time career, a house to maintain, a marriage and two small boys, she still manages to make time for her friends. She has been there for me through so much. Women friendships are so important and have such a powerful bond. Us women know how strong that love is. I’m so thankful for this one here.

And, who knows, you have two boys and I have two girls the same ages…maybe one of your boys could be the boy next-door!

Los Rios Family Photos
Look! Airplanes! They are definitely boys! 🙂 
Well hello, baby blues.
The “eating everything you find” stage. Those Fall leaves sure tasted good!
Heart. Melted.
Thank you so much, Garces Family! Enjoy!


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San Juan Capistrano Fall Mini- Session [Serena + Miles] / Orange County Family Photographer

There aren’t enough words to describe the MAGIC that is these two, but I can try!

Their love is palpable. It’s made out of lipstick kisses, boy mama madness, a sweet goofiness that only two people who spend lots of time being silly together can share and one of the most intense bonds I have ever had the privilege of witnessing. This pair is love.


San Juan Capistrano Fall Mini-Session

Suspenders and a bowtie Win. Every. Time.

It was SO much fun chasing this wild guy around. Non-stop action and a total Charmer too. No wonder his Mama is in love!
There are those lipstick kisses!
This bond right here. There’s so much to love about these two. Lots of silliness and laughter. But what I love most about them is this right here.
Serena and Miles were off to a Halloween party after their photos that night and I suggested taking a few shots at the end with their costumes on. Sure glad I did! Captain American and THE coolest Mama ever dressed to the nines as Black Widow! I mean seriously, how rad is that? It doesn’t hurt that this Mama happens to be my PiYo instructor and a Beachbody coach…aka…she’s SUPER HOT! 😉

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San Juan Capistrano Family Session [Reitan Family] / Orange County Family Photographer

I just love this family. I have known Lindsey since high school and because we have so many mutual friends, our paths have always intertwined. Throughout the years I have grown to know Lindsey as a loving wife, a fun and devoted mother and an inspiring person.

Our lives collided once again when both of our families were struck with brain cancer months apart. The horror of Shaun’s diagnosis and then mine, eight months later was uncanny considering how rare this disease is and how tightly knit our community is. When I was first diagnosed, my mind went straight to the Reitan family. Lindsey reached out to me shortly after and I knew when we both were ready, we would be able to learn so much from each other’s journeys. And we have. Even if just for just a brief conversation, I know that we can talk to each other and that whatever she’s feeling, I get. And whatever I’m feeling, she gets. Our different perspectives as a spouse and the person with the illness, not only help to see things that inspire change in me, but to also feel not so alone or missunderstood. When you travel the same road, your paths will always intertwine again. Sometimes in the most unlikely ways.

Reitan family, you all are beautiful. Watching you interact was so much fun! You can really feel the love, closeness and silliness in this family of SIX. It was an honor capturing your love and SO much fun! Enjoy the photos! Xo

What having THREE sisters feels like!
Sign of the times…Selfies for Snapchat at family photo shoots 😉
Sweet Father and Son Moment!
Out of the darkness, comes light and learning and growth. Lindsey has turned her story into one of positivity and being the best version of herself from the inside out! She is now helping others as a Shakeology Coach and by being a total “Spiritual Gangster!” She introduced me to the love of my workout life, PiYo and I’m so grateful for it- Check out that Dancer! 😉

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2016 Fall Mini-Sessions / Jessica Holley Photography

Holiday mini sessions, Fall Mini sessions

2016 Fall Mini-Sessions Are Back!

I am so happy to announce that I am back behind the camera to shoot your Mini-Sessions this year! Whether they’re for your holiday cards or to update family photos, I’m here to capture your love! I can not WAIT to see you all again and see how your families have grown!!

All of the details are listed below so, read on. Locations are to-be-decided but will be in the South OC area. Please email with any questions. Space is limited and always books fast- contact me now to reserve your date and time!

949.292.4535 or


2016 Mini-Sessions are $225 and includes:

-30 minute session for up to 5 people

all high-resolution images

-professionally edited & delivered digitally

-online proofing & purchasing gallery

-print release

Saturday, October 22nd at Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano:

  • 2:45 -3:15p BOOKED
  • 3:30-4:00p BOOKED
  • 4:15- 4:45p
  • 5:00-5:30p BOOKED

Saturday, November 5th at Los Rios Street in San Juan Capistrano:

  • 2:45 -3:15p
  • 3:30-4:00p
  • 4:15- 4:45p BOOKED
  • 5:00-5:30p BOOKED

Sunday, November 6th at Open Field in San Juan Capistrano:

  • 1:45 -2:15p
  • 2:30 – 3:00p  BOOKED
  • 3:15 – 3:45p  BOOKED
  • 4:00 – 4:30p BOOKED


  • To book your session, contact Jessica at 949.292.4535 or
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early as sessions are booked back-to-back.
  • Session may be used for any type of Lifestyle session.
  • Please add an additional $25 per person.
  • All sessions must be paid in full and have signed contract to book your date and time.

I look forward to capturing your family’s love!

XO, Jessica

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Coto de Caza Maternity Session [Ashley & Taylor] / Orange County Maternity Photographer

I’m so excited to share Ashley and Taylor’s session! Not only was it one of my first shoots back, it was also one of my all-time faves. The best part about what I get to do is to capture the happiest times in my client’s lives. Last weekend with these two reminded me once again why I do what I do. It brings me more joy than anything to give the lovely people I meet their most special moments captured in time. Ashley and Taylor’s happiness and excitement radiated with an abundance of love.

I’m so happy for the both of you! You are about to experience the best of what life offers! A journey worth every sacrifice. A love that knows no measure. Enjoy the ride!

Orange County Maternity Photography


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