San Diego Family Lifestyle Photographer | Magical Mommy and Me Portrait Session at Mission Trails

This San Diego lifestyle mommy and me portrait session from last Fall was purely magical with these beautiful girls and the amazing golden light.  I choose locations based upon light, privacy, and simplicity.  Therefore, this spot is one of my most favorite locations for a family portrait session in San Diego.  One can see from these images how much these girls love their Mom.  I loved being able to capture their bond together as sisters.  It was such a fun afternoon photographing them.  In addition, their colorful outfits suited the warm and vibrant tones of the foliage and the golden afternoon light.

Showing my clients how beautiful they are is the BEST reward of my job as a family lifestyle portrait photographer.  It was a pleasure working with them to create a beautiful wall canvas gallery of this session.   And, knowing that this wall art is being enjoyed in their home and in their hearts, is the icing on the cake.  See what this Mom now has hanging in her bedroom at the end of this blog post.

This Mom was referred to me by one of my most favorite clients, whom I have photographed for 6 sessions in a row!  A large portion of my San Diego family portrait photography business is referral based.  I am always grateful for the work that comes my way from clients I have worked with in the past.  Offering an outstanding customer service experience to each client from beginning to end is always my goal.

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  • Christian Sachs said:

    Beautiful photos and beautiful family!!

  • Gonzalo Verdeja said:

    Gorgeous photos these portraits are amazing, you are a very talented photographer!!

  • Wendy said:

    Beautiful photos! And I absolutely love the wall gallery you created for them...stunning!

  • Andrea Sollenberger said:

    The glow in these photos is magical, and the location is perfect! What a nice set of mommy and me photos for this lucky young mama!

  • Rachel said:

    I just love the location and all of the wonderful colors in this session. Great work

  • Angela said:

    I love these!! The light and location are perfect. Beautiful work!

  • Chris said:

    The lighting is so beautiful. The close ups are precious too. Nice job!

  • Cass said:

    These are absolutely precious and their outfits are sooo cute!

  • Nicole Manan said:

    absolutely amazing portraits! I love the golden light, i am sure this mommy and her family will treasure them forever. san diego is full of beautiful places!

    • rachel said:

      Thank you, Nicole! I agree that San Diego has so many gorgeous locations to offer for portrait sessions. I am lucky to live here!

  • Tamieka S said:

    The fall glow is beautiful. I love each of these.

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