Newborn Session – Busy Bee Portraits

Welcome to the the world! Newborn Sessions by Busy Bee Portraits

We love taking photos of newborns!

Are you expecting an itty bitty one? Give us a call at 805-280-5711.

Newborn photo session by Busy Bee Portraits

Busy Bee Portraits Newborn Session

Try Our Vintage Window Background!

If you’re looking for something different, now is the perfect time to try our Vintage Window Background. It’s super cute for preschool sessions, mini sessions, or private sessions.

Busy Bee Portraits Vintage Window Background

Vintage Window Background

What Are You Thankful For?

I am thankful for…

Things I am thankful for

Graditude

New For Fall!

New Packages & Pricing

We are excited to announce we have redesigned our packages.  We have added multiple digital options and lots of new add-on’s!

Contact us at 805-280-5711 and we will email you our packages & pricing.

And, don’t forget to schedule a date!  Dates for fall are filling up fast!

preschool photos for fall with Busy Bee Portraits

Busy Bee Fall Portraits

It’s Graduation Time! Preschool Graduation Photos

Graduation Photos for Preschooler’s

It’s that time of year again.  Preschool’s are holding graduation ceremonies as their students transition  into kindergarten.  The children in their Caps and Gowns are so adorable!

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Preschool Cap & Gown Portrait

Kids Graduation Portraits

Preschool Graduation Portrait

Addison Turns One – Santa Barbara Children’s Photographer

Addison’s First Birthday – A Cake Smash Photo Session

 

We first photographed Addison for a newborn session when she was just four days old!  We have done multiple sessions with her this past year, including a fun holiday session with her cousins.

We had been looking forward to doing her one year old Cake Smash Photo Session, when the family decided to relocate to Chicago.  Since this had been planned for so long, we were invited to Chicago to do the session!

Since her birthday was so close to Easter, we couldn’t resist taking some photos in her super cute dress!

 

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Addison Turns One! A Cake Smash Photo Session

 

 

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Easter Photo Session

 

Come See Us In Vegas! Las Vegas Children’s Photography

Save The Date! Join Us At Founders Academy In Las Vegas, NV!

Founders Academy is hosting it’s 1st annual Community Craft and Enrollment Fair.

We will be taking some fun pics of the kids with photo booth style props!

More details will follow as we get closer to the date.

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Save The Date!

Fun At The Beach – Santa Barbara Beach Photographer

Santa Barbara Beach Photographer

After several days of rain, it was fun to get down to the beach again!

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Santa Barbara Beach Photography

 

Are you interested in a portrait session on the beach?  We offer mini sessions throughout the year!

Give us a call at 805-280-5711 to schedule.

Popular Spring Background – Preschool Photography

Our scenic lake background is a popular choice for Spring photos!

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Scenic Lake Background

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See our other backgrounds.

Picture Day Tips

Here are a few helpful tips that can help reduce stress and make portrait day a success.

What should my child wear? Dress up or Casual?  Solids or patterns?

  • Solid colors work best with our scenic or traditional backgrounds.
  • If you choose a pattern, keep it simple, so it doesn’t become the focus of the photograph.
  • Casual clothing choices work best with a lot of our scenic backgrounds.
  • Color coordinate sibling outfits.  Watch out for clashing patterns.
  • Keep in mind the theme of the background… A suit and tie against our beach background would look a little silly!

Should I style my child’s hair?

  • Keep it simple.
  • Get haircuts about a week in advance.
  • Bows & headbands tend to slip, so make sure to use those that won’t move around much.
  • Hair producsts help, but don’t overdo it.

My child wears glasses.  Will you take them off?

  • We don’t take them off unless there is severe glare. Non glare glasses work the best.
  • We will do some with and without by request.

How can I prepare my child to smile for their picture?

  • Encourage your child to have fun on picture day.
  • Although “cheese” is what we commonly ask our children to say, it usually produces a fake “cheesy” smile.
  • Our photographers are skillful at capturing genuine smiles and expressions.

 

Keep it as pressure free as possible for them.  Picture day should be a fun experience for them.