San Diego family portraits at Mission Trails

One of my favorite things about being a photographer is capturing life’s moments. Whether it’s the arrival of a new baby, a marriage or just watching children grow, it’s always a blessing and an honor to be invited to document these moments.

Seneca and I met back in 2015 when she was pregnant with her second daughter. We did a family session with Seneca, her husband Blake and their daughters Bronte and Chapel at Balboa Park that Fall. This year, we met at Mission Trails where, we finished our session just before we got one of our few San Diego rainstorms.

View photos of more members of the Peterson family.

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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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San Diego Maternity Portraits at Del Mar Beach

You met the Davis family last year during a Coronado family session. This year, they were celebrating the upcoming arrival of the newest Davis. We met at Del Mar’s dog beach where we caught up until a gorgeous sunset signaled the end of the day.

Congratulations Davis family and lots of blessings as your family grows!

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Ky turns 5!

Earlier this year, my little man turned 5 years old. I love the idea of documenting each year with a photo, and this year I had all sorts of plans for his session including a few locations in La Jolla and downtown San Diego. On the day of the shoot, my guy decides he’d rather stay home. In my attempts to go with the flow, we compromised and turned the staircase of our complex into the set of Ky’s five-year-old session.

I think it turned out well, and Ky even helped with the wardrobe selection! Happy birthday little man.

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San Diego Family Portraits | Lee Family

Meet the Lee Family. They were vacationing in San Diego from Chapel Hill, North Carolina  and decided that some family portraits were in order. We met at Balboa Park about an hour before sunset and worked our way around the rose garden, Bea Fountain and the butterfly garden before ending the session with the setting sun.

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Family Portraits at Old Poway Park

Meet the Quisumbing family. Mom, is the founder of the blog Mira Mesa Mom, a guide to family fun in Mira Mesa.  We held their family session at Old Poway Park one weekend in August and the light was just beautiful. The 2-year-old loved watching the train go by, and his 5-year-old sister had a blast running through the park. Even Charlotte, the pitbull, got in on some of the fun.

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