About

Orange County Newborn Photographer

My name is Cathy. I am an Orange County Newborn Baby Photographer. 

I live in Irvine, California with my supportive husband, two (mostly) sweet children, and an overly exuberant yellow lab named, Charlie. I have an insatiable passion for capturing beautiful memories for families through my lens.   I love those moments when I get to capture the excitement between the parents-to-be, the sweetness of newborns, and the closeness of families.

To improve my photography skills and to enhance my abilities as a Newborn Photographer, I have taken classes at a photography school.  I also have taken some in-person newborn photography workshops with successful professionals.  Being a Newborn Photographer means accepting responsibility.  I have learned how to work with newborn babies in a safe environment.

Besides photography, I also love to sew, knit, and do other creative things.  I handmade a lot of my own props and I love to keep my sessions creative, unique, and special for each family.  I am passionate about what I do and I can’t think of any other job that would bring so much enjoyment and personal satisfaction.  The best part of my job is meeting new people and making new memories!

{Random facts about me}

  • I have an artificial food coloring phobia – for example, I will not eat red and green colored tortilla chips…  I can eat brown M&Ms, but not other “artificial” colors.
  • I can ride unicycle since I was in third grade.
  • I studied accounting and worked as an auditor at one of the big four public accounting firms in my previous life.
  • I pick comfort over fashion almost every time.
  • I love Häagen-Dazs’ coffee-flavored ice cream, but I don’t like to drink coffee.
  • I am trilingual  – I speak Japanese, Taiwanese, and English.

Thanks for getting to know me!  I look forward to getting to know you and creating images that will make you smile and your heart happy!

If you are looking for an Orange County Newborn Photographer, Baby Photographer, or Maternity Photographer, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.  I would love to hear from you!

Cathy Murai Photography is selected as a Best Newborn Photographers in Irvine, CA by Expertise