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Leo Carrillo Ranch - Baptism Photo Session

Christy Odom Photography Baptism Session at Leo Carrillo Ranch Carlsbad California

What a dream session!  I absolutely love my little baptism sessions!  Such an honor to photograph Elle for her baptism announcement photos.

I’m Christy Odom, the face behind the camera for Christy Odom Photography in San Elijo Hills, California.  I’m primarily a family photography and love photographing spirited and energetic families.  So when I have the chance to slow down and focus on just one little princess and share the excitement with her about her upcoming baptism day, my heart just sings!

Christy Odom Photography Baptism Session at Leo Carrillo Ranch Carlsbad California

Rancho de los Quiotes, now known as Leo Carrillo Ranch in Carlsbad, California was the perfect location for our shoot and full of rustic country charm.  This 1939, 27-acre ranch has a rich history.  Actor, preservationist and conservationist Leo Carrillo wanted a retreat where he could re-create an Old California-style working rancho.  The romantic hand-crafted adobe has been preserved beautifully and is a popular wedding and retreat venue and a photographer’s dream come true! Nature-lovers delight in gorgeous agave, bougainvillea, Birds of Paradise, plentiful trees and the company of dozens of brilliant peacocks who call the ranch home.

Christy Odom Photography Baptism Session at Leo Carrillo Ranch Carlsbad California

Elle wore her special baptism dress with a tiara and her mother’s wedding jewelry.  She brought a pair of gorgeous velvet shoes for a little pop!  We wanted to capture the joy and excitement she feels as she prepares for her upcoming baptism.

Christy Odom Photography Baptism Session at Leo Carrillo Ranch Carlsbad California Christy Odom Photography Baptism Session at Leo Carrillo Ranch Carlsbad California Christy Odom Photography Baptism Session at Leo Carrillo Ranch Carlsbad California

We followed the peacocks around the park and they seemed so comfortable with Elle, the peacock-whisperer.

Christy Odom Photography Baptism Session at Leo Carrillo Ranch Carlsbad California Christy Odom Photography Baptism Session at Leo Carrillo Ranch Carlsbad California Christy Odom Photography Baptism Session at Leo Carrillo Ranch Carlsbad California Christy Odom Photography Baptism Session at Leo Carrillo Ranch Carlsbad California Christy Odom Photography Baptism Session at Leo Carrillo Ranch Carlsbad California Christy Odom Photography Baptism Session at Leo Carrillo Ranch Carlsbad California Christy Odom Photography Baptism Session at Leo Carrillo Ranch Carlsbad California Christy Odom Photography Baptism Session at Leo Carrillo Ranch Carlsbad California

The reflection pool is one of my favorite backdrops for baptism photos!

Christy Odom Photography Baptism Session at Leo Carrillo Ranch Carlsbad California Christy Odom Photography Baptism Session at Leo Carrillo Ranch Carlsbad California

About the author

-Christy Odom Photography specializes in family focused lifestyle portraits in sunny North San Diego County, California. She is Momma to 9 spirited little ones (9 months to 19 years).  Christy is used to working amidst chaos and crazy.   She strives to capture the unique personality of each family – the dynamics, the laughter, the real and the love.  Portraits in which Mom is not just in the photos, but center stage, and Dad leaves saying “when can we do that again?”

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