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San Diego Family Portraits | Mommy and Me Limited Edition Sessions | Celebrating Motherhood

San Diego Family Portraits | Mommy and Me Limited Edition Sessions | Celebrating Motherhood
Announcing NEW Mommy and Me Limited Edition Photography Sessions for San Diego Families!  Mother's Day is just around the corner.  Gift a session to a Mom that you love or gift it to yourself!  I thrive on capturing the remarkable connections that exist between mothers and their children.  Let me help you freeze time and create some beautiful art for your walls.  Excl[...]

San Diego Family Photographer | Client outdoor nature session guide: What to wear and how to make the most of your family session

San Diego Family Photographer | Client outdoor nature session guide:  What to wear and how to make the most of your family session
Many clients feel overwhelmed with choosing what to wear for their sessions.  I have been there before.  It's a common concern.  Working with me means that I am with my clients from beginning to end.  Not only do I help you with choosing the perfect location for your session, I am also here to help you choose what to wear.  Together we work to create a plan for captur[...]

San Diego Family Photographer | La Jolla Wildflowers Session with family dog | Rachel Manning Photography

San Diego Family Photographer | La Jolla Wildflowers Session with family dog | Rachel Manning Photography
I met this sweet family through our mutual friend.  This is the third time I have photographed them, the first time was last Fall and second time for Evan's first birthday party.  Each time I photograph them it's always a pleasure to work with them and their little boy is just so cute.  I am really happy they decided to bring their French Bull Dog Maggie along for pho[...]

San Diego Family Portrait Photographer | Outdoor on-location wildflowers family lifestyle session at Lake Murray | Rachel Manning Photography

San Diego Family Portrait Photographer | Outdoor on-location wildflowers family lifestyle session at Lake Murray | Rachel Manning Photography
This gorgeous family showed up for their session dressed in the most stylish outfits.  I was ecstatic to photograph them!  I loved following them around as they played in the wildflowers.  The love and strong bond this family shares is very apparent.  I always send out a questionnaire to my clients before their photo sessions because it helps me get to know them bette[...]

San Diego Family Photographer – Children’s Siblings Session in La Jolla

San Diego Family Photographer - Children's Siblings Session in La Jolla
I've known these girls since they were born and they have grown up with my kids.  I have shared a friendship with their Mom for 13 years now.  Photographing close friends is so much fun because it's just like hanging out together and we can all be ourselves.  This is how it should be with every session, but with these girls there was no "warm up" period.  They just kn[...]

San Diego Family Lifestyle Photography Session with Standard Poodle Dog at Marian Bear

San Diego Family Lifestyle Photography Session with Standard Poodle Dog at Marian Bear
I felt so honored when this amazing couple asked me to help them document the happiness and love they share in their lives together after a very challenging  time in their lives.  They had been through many tough times in dealing with a traumatic brain injury and healing from it.  They arrived with huge smiles and so much happiness inside that it was impossible not to[...]

San Diego Family Photography ~ Fall Mini-Session at Marian Bear Nature Park

San Diego Family Photography ~ Fall Mini-Session at Marian Bear Nature Park
This family was so much fun to photograph!  When they showed up with their baby dressed in a bow tie, suspenders, and a beret I was in heaven!  We had so much fun singing nursery rhymes to get him to smile, and it worked.  My job was made too easy for this session.  It's easy to see why this Mom and Dad are smitten with their baby boy.  Thank you, Murray Family for co[...]

San Diego Family Lifestyle Portrait Photographer I Top 10 favorite photos from 2015 – Happy New Year!

San Diego Family Lifestyle Portrait Photographer I Top 10 favorite photos from 2015 - Happy New Year!
My goodness, this was such a tough task narrowing down my top 10 favorite photos from 2015! Once I started trying to choose, I wished I could make it a Top 25 post, but ultimately decided I needed to keep it down to 10 photos as originally planned.  There were so many photos I loved from 2015, so please don't be offended if your photo wasn't chosen for this blog post.[...]

San Diego Family Photographer: Holiday Mini-Sessions for Families (UPDATE: ALL BOOKED UP!)

San Diego Family Photographer:  Holiday Mini-Sessions for Families (UPDATE:  ALL BOOKED UP!)
I'm ready for some cooler weather and I'm getting excited for the Fall! For those of you who are looking for just a few updated photos for your holiday cards, your walls, and to gift to the grandparents at Christmastime, these mini's are a great option. I will be offering a limited number of mini-sessions for families this Fall.  Be sure and book your time ASAP [...]
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