Chaotic Perfection Photography - Orange County Family Photographer
Aloha, I'm DUFFI (DUH-FEE, just in case you were wondering!)
Wife. Mom to two boys. News Junkie. Celeb Gossip Addict. Shopaholic. Lover of the Sea, Sand and Sun. Lifelong Orange County girl.
I've always loved telling stories. I dreamed of becoming a journalist, telling stories to the world. In high school, I took photography because I needed an "easy" elective, especially for 1st period, which followed grueling 6am swim practices. Rumor was the teacher didn't take attendance, and it was easy to sneak out of the class, via the darkroom. Yes.... dark room. I used my dad's old Nikon, shot and developed black and white film, and made my own prints.
My path didn't lead to a career in journalism, but I still tell stories, but now with images instead of words on a page. My family's story. Your family's story.
If you really want to know more.... check out Voyage LA's Feature article.
With having two boys under the age of 8, life is chaos personified. One little guy needs a hug, while the other runs by in nothing but his underwear. Who knew boys can literally climb walls? One is sick and gets better, just in time for the other one to catch it. Then its my turn. And then my husband's. Running through the house. Using the coffee table as a diving board to the couch. Trucks. Superheroes and Star Wars. And it's perfect. I wouldn't change it for anything.
"We've done several family photo sessions with Chaotic Perfection, all have turned out wonderful! We trusted her to do our holiday card, gender reveal, newborn, and just regular family photos. You won't find a better photographer!"
What kind of photographer are you?
I am a natural light photographer, so it's just me and my camera capturing families, baby bumps, newborns and cute kiddos!
Where will my session be?
I'm an on-location photographer, shooting at locations around Orange County and Southern California. I work with clients to choose a location for their session that fits their personality.
Newborn sessions are done in the hospital in the first few hours after birth or later in the comfort of your own home.
Will I get the digital images from my session?
All sessions come with an online proofing gallery of the edited images from your session. And each session includes a certain number of digital downloads included for printing and sharing online. Additional images or all the edited images are available for purchase. Refer to your contract or ask me for more information!
What will my session be like?
I like to keep things light and fun, for everyone. I know getting family photos can be stressful so I go into each session with this mentality - if the kids and dad have a great time, and mom loves the images she receives, then I've done my job well.
I'll spend a few minutes getting to know you and your family, and talking with the kids. Throughout the session we'll play fun games and get a mix of posed images and fun candids. If there is something specific you are looking to do, please let me know prior to your session so I can adequately prepare.