San Diego family portraits: The Hunters

The Hunters are familiar faces on this blog. I met this loving family three years ago during a session in Balboa Park, and in January, we create family portraits at Torry Pines when Amber’s mother was in town. This year, I had the honor of photographing the Hunters in the backyard of their brand new house!

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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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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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San Diego Family Portraits at Balboa Park

You may recognize a few of the people in these photos. I photographed Seneca and her daughter during Seneca’s maternity session, and on a rainy Sunday in October, I had the opportunity to meet their newest family member.

I love meeting the little ones after photographing the maternity session. Congratulations Seneca. You’ve got a lovely family.

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San Diego Family Portraits with the Esgates

I had the pleasure of meeting the Esgates in January when Lorraine was 8-months pregnant with their first child. In September, I met their 6-month-old son during family portraits at a San Diego harbor before taking the session to their home and baby C’s beautiful nursery. The love this family has for their new little man is evidenced in the looks and smiles he often receives from mom and dad.

Congratulations Esgate family! I look forward to working with you as baby C reaches new milestones.




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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Family Portraits with the Ranaldi Family

Meet the Ranaldi Family. The are the owners of the San Diego Bargain Mama blog and a super fun family. We meet for a dual family and headshot session at Balboa Park on a Wednesday evening in August and spent most of the session in laughter.


Rabecca, owner of San Diego Bargain Mama


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