Natural Los Angeles Family Photography by Miranda Corbell » Family, Child, Maternity, Baby and Newborn Photographer

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A few Sundays ago I drove up to Pt. Mugu Naval Base for an Operation:Love Reunited session with a wonderful family.  It was my first time at the base and I was really excited and, truth be told,  a little nervous (!), but these wonderful people put me immediately at ease.  They are so warm and loving and welcoming.

Chris is a pilot, and we started out at the hangar – SO COOL!!  I got to see his plane, and more importantly, I got to see his adorable sons in their little flight suits (just like daddy’s!) and I got to see how excited they were about seeing where daddy works.  Chris showed Ryan and Cameron lots of different things about the plane, and explained to them what each part did.   Ryan and Cameron are extremely happy, sweet boys, and I think this session counts as the most hugs I’ve ever gotten from a child that is not my own!

Then we went to the beach right near the hangar and took some great pics there.  In between snapping shots of the boys with their dad, I managed to get some of Chris and Debi together, and I have to say, these are my favorite from the session.  You can see where the love in this family comes from – it begins with the two of them.  The way they look at each other, and the way Debi smiles at Chris just melts my heart.

This was the first time I’ve done and OpLove session where the dad hadn’t been deployed yet, and I have to say it was extremely powerful for me.   I was so glad to finally be able to look a service member in the face and say “thank you” for the sacrifice that he and his family are making to keep our country safe.  Chris kept thanking me for doing this, for donating my time, and it totally choked me up.

Chris leaves in a few days on deployment, and I wish him a safe and swift return.  I know his family will miss him, but they will be so happy to see him come home!

Thank you, Chris, Debi, Ryan and Cameron for spending the afternoon with me, and thank you for all that you do.

*The photos and other content of this publication do not imply any endorsement or recommendation by the Department of Defense.

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  • Lena (Live Love Laugh Photos) - wow – these are so cool! LOVE LOVE LOVE the candids on the beach – this family must be SO THRILLED with the images!

  • Melissa G - These sessions are so touching. Thank you for sharing and thank you to this family! God bless America and our troops.

  • Lisa Manchester - Wow, great shots and such a sweet time to remember! Lovely job!

  • Toya - What an awesome shoot. These are all spectacular.

A few weeks ago when I was in the Bay Area, I got to go visit our dear friends Kathy and Spence and meet their new baby girl, Kallie.  She joins awesome big sis Zia.

My husband has been friends with Kathy since they were both kids, and she was in our wedding.  It is so great to see her with her beautiful family, her two precious little girls.  And Zia adores her little sister, is so gentle and sweet with her.

Congratulations Kathy and Spence!

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  • Laura - So tender and sweet. Love the style!

  • Christy F - Love the sibling shots and the big eyes you perfectly captured!

  • Kathy Hales - We are so happy with our beautiful pictures! Thank you, Miranda!

  • Tanzyn Ambrose - Aww what a little cutie, awesome captures!!

  • Christina Corneau - love the one of big sis holding baby – awesome job!

  • Monica Wilkinson - Miranda is a sweetie. Love the sibling shots too!!

  • Lena (Live Love Laugh Photos) - Beautiful images!

  • Jen S - Beautiful baby girl!

  • Kerri - Wow – her eyes are amazing :). Lovely images of a beautiful family!

  • Jennifer - She is just precious! Love the sibling images!

  • Holly C - Ah, these are so gorgeous! Love the b&w’s!

  • robin - Beautiful baby girl and family, I love the clear and pure colors on these!