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Coto de Caza Family Session [The Scrimgers] / Orange County Family Photographer

I had such a great time meeting this awesome family of five! They are such an incredibly nice, laid-back and loving family. Plus, I already knew we would hit it off when we both pulled up in our super cool mini-vans 😉 When I saw these three precious little girls pile out of the van, I was positive this session would be filled with cute…and that it was!

From the yummy morning light to Skylar’s sweetness, Sydney’s spunk and baby Piper’s irresistible newness I just couldn’t have asked for more. Definitely a favorite!

During my busiest time of year, families like this make me step back, look around and really appreciate what I get to do. Enjoy your photos, Scrimger Family and Happy Holidays!




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At-Home Mother and Son Session [Bonnie & Samuel] / San Clemente Baby Photographer

I was so fortunate to photograph my sweet friend Bonnie and her beautiful son, Samuel. Bonnie wanted to document this special time in her life with her baby boy so while Sammy’s Daddy was at work, we focused in on Mother and Son and the bond that they share. I just love At-Home Sessions for this very reason- they are so intimate and allow for the authenticity of a relationship to truly shine through.

Bonnie and I have been friends through working our way through college as servers at the same close-knit family restaurant (Iva Lee’s), to navigating around our often confusing but always fun early 20’s, there were some rough life moments in between and always the best of times when we were roommates in our previous single lives ;-). I have to say though, nothing has been more meaningful then watching Bonnie become a mother. All who know her, know that this is what she was meant to do but seeing it come to life has been an honor.

Bonnie and her husband, Erik love to travel. They both have even lived abroad in various countries for various amounts of time. It’s only natural that they would make their son’s nursery travel themed. From the gorgeous globe, to the bright-colored tapestries and the unique framed art work, this nursery is such a dream. So well done and so them.

Samuel has the brightest blue eyes, the most squeezable chubby cheeks, the cutest “I’m teething” drool running down his perfect little double-chin, but what I love most about these images is the love that you feel radiating from this pair. There is nothing as intoxicating then a Mother’s love for her child. As we are reminded all too often, these moments are fleeting. I’m so happy that Bonnie will have these memories to keep with her always.




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2014 Holiday Mini Session [Trette Family] / San Juan Capistrano Family Photographer

Meet the awesome Trette Family! I had such a blast cruising around Downtown San Juan Capistrano with them! Mila is SUCH a cutie! I know I have a daughter of my own already, and she’s just about Mila’s age but is it selfish of me to want her as well? 😉

I aim to sort-of freeze frame time for all of my clients so that they can always remember the feeling of what it was like during this time in their lives. Just like any toddler, Mila wanted to roam and I love that this session has so many of those special fleeting moments that really capture her true essence and allow her mommy and daddy to always remember Mila as she is now.

Making this session even more special is the fact that this family of three will become a family of four next year! An amazing time in their lives for sure. And I can not wait to see what this new little babe looks like, I know he or she will be gorgeous just like big sissy.

Enjoy! XO

P.S. These awesome parents own the beautiful facility Training Camp Hot Yoga (TCHY) in San Juan Capistrano and if you want to look buff (or just take some time for you), I highly recommend one of their hot yoga or boot camp classes!

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Casper’s Park Engagement Session [Danielle & Josh] / San Juan Capistrano Engagement Photographer

I just LOVE this couple, Josh & Reese Witherspoon Danielle 😉 But seriously, not only do they have Hollywood good looks but they are as kind, charming and madly-in-love as can be! Danielle & Josh are college sweethearts who have been together for six years and when you’re with them you can just sense their ease, their friendship and their deep knowledge that they are each with the person who makes them feel happiest and complete. They are best friends and it shows.

Between the gorgeous Fall surroundings, the outfits Danielle put together (I’m seeing a second job as a stylist in her future!), the true love, and the adorable signs this Bride made…this is easily one of my favorite e-sessions to date!

Enjoy you two! I can’t wait for your Villa San Juan Capistrano wedding and to document the start of your new lives together! It will be a beautiful day filled with love, commitment, family and what I assume will be dozens of amazing shoes and dresses 😉

XO, Jessica

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2014 Holiday Mini-Sessions / Jessica Holley Photography

I am so excited to announce our 2014 Holiday Sessions! The holidays are my favorite time of year; it’s full of cozy weather, celebrating tradition and spending time with family. No better time to capture the love you share with those closest to you!

This year I’m offering something new for you! Not only do I have our popular mini-session but I have also added a full-session option for those who need a little extra time. Our full-sessions also include all of the edited images and holiday cards!

All of the little details are listed below so, read on. Space is limited and always books fast- contact me now to reserve your date and time!

949.292.4535 or


2014 Full-Sessions are $500 and includes:

– 1 hour session for up to 6 people

– all high-resolution images

professionally edited & delivered digitally

– online proofing & purchasing gallery

– 25 holiday cards

– print release

        ONE DATE ONLY:

        Saturday, October 25th, at Open Field location in Coto de Caza:

  • 2:15– 3:15p 
  • 3:30 – 4:30p 
  • 4:45- 5:45p       
You will have these 4 designs to choose from. You can choose the image(s) you’d like and customize the text. I will do the rest!








2014 Mini-Sessions are $200 and includes:

-30 minute session for up to 6 people

-10 high-resolution images

professionally edited & delivered digitally

-online proofing & purchasing gallery

-print release

Saturday, November 1st, at Beach location in San Clemente:

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

Sunday, November 2nd, at Rustic Downtown location in San Juan Capistrano:

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


  • To book your session, contact Jessica at 949.292.4535 or
  • All files will be delivered by Monday, November 24th. Although, they may be done sooner!
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early as sessions are booked back-to-back.
  • All times are scheduled around the best light available. However, If these dates and/or times do not work for you please contact me. I may have an alternate date or time available to you.
  • Session may be used for any type of Lifestyle session.
  • Please add an additional $25 per person.
  • All sessions must be paid in full to book your date and time. Since reserving your date requires Jessica Holley Photography to turn away other business on that day, refunds are unavailable. However, if a cancellation needs to be made, you will receive a credit toward your rescheduled date.
  • All card design work is done by me making it super easy for you during the holiday rush!
  • All Holiday Cards are 5×7 press-printed cards and come with white envelopes.
  • Both Mini-Session and Full-Session clients can order cards in packs of 25 for an additional $40.
  • I am also offering card addressing and mailing for an additional $25 per pack of 25 cards. During the busy holiday rush, you can leave it all to me.  From taking the photos to designing your holiday cards and shipping them out, I’ve got you covered!

I look forward to capturing your family’s love!

XO, Jessica

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