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 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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