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 family portraits: Lake Chollas

Meet the Campbell family. Kimberly was one of the winners of a silent auction at College Avenue Baptist Preschool where her daughters and my son attend. Among the prizes she and her mother won, was a session with me. We met on an overcast Saturday morning in August where I met her darling daughters, Claire and Hanna, and her husband Rob. This beautiful family was so easy and fun to work with and their connection with each other was effortless.y photographed

Thank you Campbell family for spending a Saturday morning with me!

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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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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

 

 

Colt turns 1!

I can’t believe it’s already been a year! If you’ve been following along on my adventures for the last year or so, you may remember meeting Colt’s mom and dad during their maternity session. A few months later, we met Colt during a family session. The Esgate family celebrated his first birthday with a “Where the Wild Things Are” -themed birthday party including a personal cake for the birthday boy and a pinata for all the kids.

I know this year will bring this lovely family many more memories, smiles and tons of love.

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