Orange County Photography| Newborns | Families | Maternity | Engagement » Photographer Mary Elizabeth makes precious, fleeting moments last a lifetime.

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    My name is Mary Elizabeth Lehmann, but I go by Meg. I am a photographer specializing in newborn, child & family photography in sunny Orange County.

    I believe photography is an art form that is most successful when it derives its power from the subject. With this in mind, I make sure I compose my photos with the essence of who is opposite my camera and what they represent.

    Thank you for checking out my website. I look forward to working with you and your family. If you’re in a hurry, feel free to give me a call or shoot me a text message at (949) 412-2239. I am quick to respond and will book your session at the soonest possibility.

    *Family photo courtesy of the wonderful Sarah Avitua*

Orange County Photography | Newborn | Family | Maternity

Newborn & Baby Photography


Mary Elizabeth Photography is a newborn photographer serving Orange County, CA and the surrounding area. Bringing your newborn into the world is a moment you will cherish for the rest of your life. These small, delicate creatures grow up so fast, if you blink you miss the newborn stage. I want to help you capture this small window of time and make it last forever. Newborn photography is about more than photographing a sleeping baby, it is about making the most precious of times stand still.


Timing is very important in newborn photography and not just from the camera’s point of view. The best time for a session with me is 3 to 14 days old, although I believe the very best range is between 5 and 7 days. Ideally the perfect time to schedule an appointment is when you are still pregnant. These spots fill up so fast, but if you are looking to arrange a photo shoot after you have had your baby, I will do everything I can to make a slot available for your newborn. You will want to capture every movement your newborn makes—her eyes opening and glancing around, his mouth open as he sleeps. Even when crying, there is something precious and adorable about it. Time is of the essence with this style of photography, and it is the essence of your newly born infant that will make these photos perfect and endearing.

Mary Elizabeth Photography will make sure, while your child grows up too fast for your liking, that his or her infancy will be preserved forever. I recognize your choice of newborn photographer is an intricate, personal process, and to help with this difficult decision I conduct an in-person or over-the-phone consultation. This is to ensure you have a chance to discuss your preferences and anything you are looking for in particular from your newborn photography session.

Orange County Engagement Photos

Mary Elizabeth Photography offers excellent engagement photo services. I distinguish myself from other engagement photographers by working diligently to make sure the process is an enjoyable experience for all parties involved.

My desire as an engagement photographer is to capture the unique elements of each love story. I believe engagement photography should tell the beautiful story of how two individuals discovered love as they had never known it. Engagement photos should represent a constant reminder to the couple of why they fell in love in the first place.

Family Photography in California

Mary Elizabeth Photography is heights above other family photographers thanks to a motherly patience with children and a keen sense of how to capture natural moments. I use an intuition cultivated over ten years for how to help my subjects feel comfortable rather than forcing them into staged scenarios. When you are looking for someone to capture the essence of your family, you need a photographer who is willing to step out of the studio and spend the time necessary to get to know your family. Any photographer in Orange County can arrange your family and take a standard posed picture, but Mary Elizabeth Photography is the artist to translate your family’s personality into a work of art.

The purpose for a quality family photographer in Orange County is to create a moment that will be appreciated for years to come. I make time for your family to help your children relax in front of the camera and help you find that perfect moment when the laughter and smiles are real. For your family’s most precious memories, choose a photographer who understands how to capture every moment of a child’s life, from infancy to adulthood.

Proudly Serving all of Orange County, California including:

Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Corona del Mar, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Dana Point