Orange county family photographer Belinda Philleo

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photography by Belinda philleo

family portraits


The Process




The Session

Reveal & Design


On the day of your session we'll bring your vision to life! I'll use fun and playful posing techniques to help your family look great and enjoy their time in front of the camera. Afterward, I'll share a couple of sneak peaks for you to enjoy while I edit your images for the big reveal.

Don't hire a photographer just to have your images hidden on a USB! I will walk you through some inspiration for how to best display your images for maximum enjoyment. We offer an entire suite of professional quality wall art and albums, or you're welcome to create your own!

Together we'll create a complete plan for a successful family session. We'll discuss your overall vision and style, locations, outfits, and family's individual needs so we can create a fun and engaging session for the whole family that results in images you will cherish!


Tailored to you.

Custom Packages

Every family is unique, so I create custom portrait packages designed around your family's needs. When you fill out my contact form we'll set up a brief call to discuss what's most important for your family and I'll create a custom proposal with options that will best support your vision for the session.

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Love Notes


Elena O.

When it comes to a photographer, we all want the same thing: someone dependable, professional, has a good eye, is easy to connect with, is reasonably priced, makes you, the client, feel prioritized, valued, and well taken care of. Well, Belinda is all that and more! My family and I have used Belinda for different events, and each experience surpasses the last. Belinda comes highly recommended for any occasion. She doesn't just view her clients as customers, but as a person. So if you're looking for a photographer, look no further!

popular add-ons

All sessions include an online gallery and personalized usb in a custom keepsake box with printing rights. Below are some of our most popular professional quality add-ons

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Metal Prints



Share your family's story in a luxurious heirloom book. We'll work with you to ensure your design is exactly how you want it before it goes to print. Available in a variety of colors and cover options. Sizes ranging from an adorable 4" to a whopping 12" stunner of a book!

Bring a show-stopping contemporary edge to your portrait display with these incredible metal prints. Your image will be printed on a thin aluminum surface that makes your images POP! Arrives ready to hang. Available in sizes ranging from 16x20 to 30x40

Your own personal art piece! Premium quality canvas fitted on a real wood stretcher. Includes a finished back and arrives ready to hang. Available in sizes ranging from 16x20 to 30x40

Classic style with the peace of mind that comes from an archival quality print. Our professional prints include a luxurious linen texture and styrene backing to protect against smudges and warping. Available in sizes ranging from 5x7 to 24x30.

Starts At: $400

Starts At: $295

Starts At: $195

Starts At: $50

Love Notes


Amanda M.

Where to begin?

This photographer is hands down the best person to work with!!! She took our wedding photos back in 2012 as a first time client and we keep going back to her for life's big moments!

My maternity photos were just as amazing as our wedding if not better and she really works hard both on the taking of photos but also on the needs/wants of the people!!

Belinda is a big sweetheart who is a common name in our home! We love her and trust her with our memories!

Do yourself a favor and hire her, NOW!

Get In Touch




WE're nervous about being in front of the camera, is that okay?

Can you help me plan my session?

Don't worry! It's perfectly normal to feel this way. I've got some tricks up my sleeve to help you and your family relax and look great in front of the camera. It's not uncommon at the end of the session for my clients to me that it was wayyy more fun than they expected!

Absolutely! On your first phone call I'll walk you through a visualization exercise that will pinpoint what's most important to you for your session. After you've booked me, we'll setup a meeting to plan out all the little details together!



Can you custom design a display for my home?

Do we have to buy prints from you?

Nope! Your session will include high resolution images with a print release on a custom USB in a keepsake box. You're welcome to print as you please! Most clients prefer to create their gift prints (8x10 and smaller) on their own and then order the larger wall art and heirloom albums from me so they don't have to worry about the logistics of design or quality issues.

Yes, absolutely! Before your reveal I'll send you a guide for how to take a picture of any wall you'd like to design a display for and I'll show you some mock-ups of your favorite images in your OWN home before you ever place an order and create a customized quote to fit your needs.

Anyone these days can snap a few photos right from their phone, but not many have mastered the technical aspects of photography required to create consistent, high-quality photographs that you can count on during life's big moments!

PPA's Certified professional photographer program ensures that you're hiring a vetted and trusted photographer who is committed to professionalism -both in their business and in the technical side of photography! As a PPA Certified Professional Photographer, I'm required to recertify every three years to ensure I'm keeping up to date with industry education and best practices!