Category archives: portraits

San Diego Family Lifestyle Photographer | Fun Family Photo Session at Presidio Park

San Diego Family Lifestyle Photographer | Fun Family Photo Session at Presidio Park
I love it when some of the first words I hear from a client after their session is, "we had so much fun!"  This sweet family had a great time during their photo session, and so did I!  This session turned out to be the perfect mix of traditional posed portraits followed by fun lifestyle photos where I let them play, have fun, and just be their beautiful selves togethe[...]

San Diego Family & Lifestyle Photographer – Dreamy Maternity Session at Mission Trails

San Diego Family & Lifestyle Photographer - Dreamy Maternity Session at Mission Trails
It's funny how the universe works sometimes.  A few weeks ago I had been thinking that I really wanted to photograph a dreamy maternity session in a pretty field with gorgeous light.  Kaori and I had been admiring each other's work on each other's blogs for many months in a FB group we are both members of.  She is a very talented photographer!  When I read on her blog[...]

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 – Gorgeous Mission Trails Family Portrait Session with red dog during golden hour

San Diego Family Photographer - Gorgeous Mission Trails Family Portrait Session with red dog during golden hour
I'm so happy this family came to me for their family portraits last Fall.  These two little girls have the bluest eyes and the sweetest smiles.  When they walked up with their beautiful red visla dog named Mr. Guy, I was in love.  I've always wanted a visla, so I got to live vicariously through my clients.  I was so impressed with how well-behaved and obedient he was.[...]

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 Newborn Lifestyle Photography Session with Family Dogs – Bernese Mountain Dogs

San Diego Newborn Lifestyle Photography Session with Family Dogs - Bernese Mountain Dogs
It was so difficult to narrow this session down for a blog post because it was just cuteness overload for me.  With an adorable baby boy and two huge Bernese Mountain Dogs named Bauer and Bella, I just couldn't do it, so I apologize for oversharing.  I loved photographing this session and I LOVE including family pets in the photos too.  This baby boy is welcomed into [...]

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 Photographer ~ Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Family Photo Session

San Diego Family Photographer ~ Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Family Photo Session
This family has been coming back for portraits with me since they were pregnant with their daughter and this was their fourth session with me.  I love seeing how much their little ones have grown, even in just 6 months' time. This session, although one of my most challenging, turned out to be one of my favorites of the year.  Toddlers can be very unpredictable, and[...]

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 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 – 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 [...]

San Diego Family Photographer – Gorgeous Family Session at Mission Trails

San Diego Family Photographer - Gorgeous Family Session at Mission Trails
My friend and fellow photographer Ashley and I have photographed each others' families a few times over the past couple of years.  I love how comfortable our families have gotten with each other, which results in fun and relaxed photos. For this session, Ashley's daughter Pepper, who has cerebral palsy, was recovering from a recent surgery and she was still wearing[...]
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