2017 Wrap up

As 2017 ends, I want to take some time to say thank you to all the families and individuals who have allowed me to take part in their lives. I know that it takes trust to invite someone into your world and express yourself on camera, and for that privilege, I am truly honored.

This year has been quite busy as I’ve worked a full-time job with an editing company for professional wedding photographers, gotten involved with a new church and picked up some freelance photography jobs alongside my work with Ese Esan Photography. Because of this, and the need to spend quality time with my husband and son, my blogging has been a bit neglected this year.

I didn’t want to end the year without showcasing some of the incredible families I’ve had the honor of photographing year after year. Please know that you are all appreciated! And for all my first-time clients, I can’t wait to see you in 2018!

THE NICHOLS FAMILY

 

THE BAILLIE FAMILY

 

THE HUNTER FAMILY

 

THE BASINGER FAMILY

 

SCENTCO

 

THE ROSAL FAMILY

 

JOHN

 

THE GEORGE FAMILY

 

THE ESGATE FAMILY 

 

THE VAN ALSTYNE FAMILY

 

THE NICHOLS FAMILY

 

THE JENKINS FAMILY

 

AVIVA AND DANIEL

 

 

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