Category archives: personal work

San Diego Dog and Family Photography | Labs and More Rescue Organization Volunteer Work by Rachel Manning Photography

San Diego Dog and Family Photography | Labs and More Rescue Organization Volunteer Work by Rachel Manning Photography
Last weekend I had the honor of volunteering my time by photographing these sweet rescue dogs for Labs and More Rescue, an organization that is very close to my heart.  My family adopted our two rescue pups Skipper and Scout from this organization.  Working with these puppies was the best kind of therapy.  Spending the afternoon photographing them, meeting their foste[...]

San Diego Family Lifestyle Photographer | Rachel Manning Photography | Mission Trails Photo Session

San Diego Family Lifestyle Photographer | Rachel Manning Photography | Mission Trails Photo Session
It's time to share some personal work of my favorite subjects.  My Littles helped me scout Mission Trails for a session last month and I captured a few images.  The foliage is so lush right now.  My daughter has fallen in love with the Springtime the way I am enamored with it.  She loves all the wildflowers.  After I explained to her what a bouquet of flowers is, it's[...]

San Diego Wedding Photographer – Light, Airy & Ethereal Styled Bridal Session at Barnett Ranch Preserve, Ramona, CA

San Diego Wedding Photographer - Light, Airy & Ethereal Styled Bridal Session at Barnett Ranch Preserve, Ramona, CA
Last month I had the opportunity to photograph a styled bridal session alongside a photographer I greatly admire, Acres of Hope Photography. Words cannot express how excited I was to create these images when I saw the gorgeous model, the amazing setting, and the beautiful florals and styling.  The light in this grassy field was just stunning.  I was swooning behind my[...]

San Diego Family Photographer I Siblings photo session at Mission Trails

San Diego Family Photographer I Siblings photo session at Mission Trails
For one of my final posts of the year, I want to share some recent photos I captured of my two little loves.  This year we didn't have the time to have family photos done for our holiday cards, but I wanted to be sure to document them since they are growing and changing everyday.  To be honest, they can be my most difficult subjects to photograph because they have wha[...]

San Diego Portrait Photographer – Madeline-inspired back to school/Halloween Photo Session

San Diego Portrait Photographer - Madeline-inspired back to school/Halloween Photo Session
  Last month for my little girl's 5th birthday I put together a photo session inspired by Madeline, her favorite book.  It just so happens that she just started TK (transitional kindergarten), so I added in a vintage desk and other accessories.  I thought it would be fun to share these photos right now with Halloween just around the corner as well.  I rather t[...]

San Diego Portrait Photographer – Hawaiian Vow Renewal – Part II

San Diego Portrait Photographer - Hawaiian Vow Renewal - Part II
Here is Part II of my sister's Hawaiian vow renewal photos taken last June in Oahu.  We had about 15 minutes after their ceremony to capture a few more family portraits,  some photos of just the two of them, and some solo photos of my sister.  After that, we hurried on to the Polynesian Cultural Center to attend a Luau together and watch  my sister and brother-in-law [...]

San Diego Portrait Photographer – Antuna Hawaiian Vow Renewal on Oahu

San Diego Portrait Photographer - Antuna Hawaiian Vow Renewal on Oahu
Last June my family and I went on an amazing trip to Hawaii together.  We met my Mom, Stepdad, brother, sister, their spouses, and their kids out there and all stayed in a beautiful house on the North Shore of Oahu for one week.  We all spent quality family time together going to the beach, swimming in the pool, and sharing meals together.  My little ones absolutely l[...]

San Diego Family Photographer – Personal Work: Joshua Tree Cabin Getaway

San Diego Family Photographer - Personal Work:  Joshua Tree Cabin Getaway
  I wanted to share these photos from our Spring getaway at a cabin in Joshua Tree.  At the time, we were all recovering from bad colds.  My littlest actually had walking pneumonia and was on antibiotics.  So, this was a much-needed relaxing getaway for us.  We stocked up on food at the store and we never left the cabin for three days.  With gorgeous views of [...]

Wizard of Oz Halloween Styled Photo Session – San Diego Family Lifestyle Portrait Photographer

Wizard of Oz Halloween Styled Photo Session - San Diego Family Lifestyle Portrait Photographer
Presenting my Littles as Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion.  This was earlier this month when I decided on a whim to photograph them while visiting the pumpkin patch.  I had picked up Eva's costume on clearance last year and I found Asher's lion costume at Target.  It's actually a dog costume (only $6.99) so the bonus is our dog can wear it too.  Asher is now 7 years old [...]
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