Madelyn's Fruit Bath | San Diego Child Portraits


Okay sorry, just had to get that out of the way. I’ve had a fruit bath session in my brain for YEARS, but I never really had the opportunity to do it. I’m SO excited that I finally had a chance… and it was with my OWN sweet little girl!

I’d like to pretend that I did these in September on purpose as a “farewell to summer” but in actuality, I’m just the worst at taking my own kids’ photos with my “real” camera. I almost decided it was too late & scrapped the shoot, but I happened to be at Sprouts last week & on a whim grabbed some extra fruit & flowers & did the dang thing.

I’m glad I practiced on my own kid because this basin was far from waterproof and my poor husband had to run back and forth from the hose with a pitcher (our hose didn’t reach far enough) to keep the tub full. It was quite the scene but I promised him it would be worth it & I have to say, it totally was! So check out just a handful of my favorite shots of my sweet girl!

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Haley's Senior Portraits | PART ONE | San Diego Senior Portrait Photographer

Where to begin with this session?! I know my website primarily features families, but I absolutely LOVE senior portraits. It’s such a different vibe from a family session, and it’s really fun to get a little break from talking about Paw Patrol & singing Moana songs!! Haley & her family were in town from Texas & wanted to take advantage of their vacation to get some awesome senior portraits in San Diego! They opted for the Ultimate Session (my favorite for senior photos!). Here’s the first half of our session, at Marian Bear Park!

san diego senior portraits

Poway Family Portraits | Old Poway Park

I can’t say enough about this awesome location; trees, bridges, grass, SAFE train tracks, old train cars, wooden buildings… I could probably photograph the same family here 5 times and not use the same spots each time! I love it so much, so when this awesome family asked for location suggestions, it was at the top of my list! I definitely picked correctly, as nobody loves train tracks & train cars as much as little boys! Check out our fun shoot below!

old poway park

San Diego Portrait Photographer | Balboa Park Family Photos

I was so excited to meet Reid & his mom and dad for their family photos last month! I did his newborn photos, and I absolutely can’t believe it’s been a whole YEAR since that day! We figured the Organ Pavilion was the perfect spot to grab some sweet family portraits as well as some solo child portraits to celebrate his first birthday!

balboa park organ pavilion

San Diego Bay Family Photos | Coronado Ferry Landing

The Coronado Ferry landing is the perfect backdrop for San Diego family portraits during the summer! I love the bright blue water & sky paired with the gorgeous green grass. Add in some pretty sunset lighting & I’m happy as a clam! This family has been a favorite of mine for a long time (I love seeing clients year after year!) and I’m so happy to share this session with you!

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