San Diego Portraits: The Contreras Family

Meet the Contreras Family. Andrea, Carlos and little Emma Rose and I got together on a Saturday in July for some family and first birthday portraits. Emma Rose was a champ as we dealt with the warm weather and bugs at Mission Trails and mom and dad were adorable with their coordinated outfits. At the end of the session, I found out that one of the reasons Andrea chose me was because my About Me section mentioned that I am a Christian. It felt great to connect over our beliefs in a casual way.

Here’s to a very happy birthday Emma Rose, and I know I’ll have the opportunity to work with the Contreras family again!

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San Clemente Portraits | The George Family

Meet the George family. I first had the pleasure of photographing Alex, Shannon and their beautiful daughter, Harper in April for Harper’s 1st birthday portraits. Then in July, I drove to San Clemente to photograph the Georges during their annual family vacation. This lovely family (Alex, Shannon, Harper, Alex’s brother Ben, his wife, Sara, and their son, Cal) were so much fun to work with, and Alex and Ben’s parents even jumped in for a few portraits!

Thank you George family for letting me play a role in your annual vacation, and I can’t wait to work with you all again soon!

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La Jolla Portraits: Nichols Family

Meet the Nichols family. I first met this beautiful group in November during the midst of a busy holiday season. We got together on a Saturday morning in Del Sur for a mix of holiday and family photos, and I was thrilled when Chris called wanting some updated family portraits and a few senior photos for her son, Preston. We held the session in La Jolla, and enjoyed the changing light as the sun slowly set.

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Scentco

This June session was full of adorable kids and fabulous scent-filled products from Scentco, and Santee company that focuses on scented stationary, gifts and toys. We met near the Scentco offices in Santee where the kids played with the scented plushies, backpack buddies, pens, markers and more branded with fun characters from Disney, Nickelodeon and Marvel.

Lyra, Zoey and Bailey were natural models as the showcased the toys, Smarkers and Smencils.

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San Diego Portraits: My family

July was a super busy month and not just in terms of work. My mother-in-law and father-in-law flew in from Texas to celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday; my brother and his wife and their son flew in from Portland for a few days, and my parents were here from Georgia for another few days. There was some overlap in each of the visits, which was great because both sets of parents and my brother and sister-in-law were able to see one another. I was also able to get each of the groups out for some family portraits in the park. familyIsiorhos Esan

 

 

San Diego: Coronado beach wedding

Meet Rob and Christin. They got married during an intimate beach wedding on Father’s Day on the beach behind the Hotel Del Coronado. Rob’s parents flew in from the east coast to help the couple celebrate their day. Despite temps in the 90s, everyone was in great spirits as Rob and Christin professed their love to each other.

Congratulations to you both, and here’s to a long life together!

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First Birthday Portraits at Mission Trails

Meet Emma! She had her first birthday in March. Her portrait session was scheduled in April, but with chilly temps and rain in the forecast, Emma’s mom Stephanie and I decided to postpone the shoot. Fast forward about a month… Emma has learned to walk! This little doll wanted to explore every nook at Mission Trails and her parents and I just followed along.

Happy Birthday Emma! Here’s to many more wonderful years!

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