San Diego Beach Family Photographer | Hotel Del Coronado

I love this new(ish) trend of booking a family photographer while on vacation… what better souvenir than awesome family portraits of your extended family in San Diego?! These guys were staying at the Hotel Del Coronado, so we utilized the beach in front of it for some fun portraits! I loved how they specifically asked for tons of candid shots once the “formal” portrait part was done, and I had a blast photographing them playing around with their kids. Check out this fun extended family session below!

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Coronado Family Photos | Hotel Del Coronado Photographer

Gloomy days at the beach can be a bit of a bummer if you’re hoping for bright blue skies & pretty sunsets. But for most photographers, we LOVE overcast beach days for beach portraits! Here in San Diego, we tend to get really unpredictable weather in June, and this shoot day was no exception! I swear, the rest of the county was bright & sunny but Coronado Beach decided to be cold & gray. No worries, this family wore such bright & vibrant colors they cheered up the entire evening & I love love LOVE the photos!

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Coronado Beach Couple's Portraits | Hotel Del Coronado

I first met these two almost TEN years ago for a portrait session, and was so thrilled to get to work with them again! Theresa told me they were looking for beach photos, and they really wanted a mix of posed & unposed moments, which is totally my jam! I suggested the beach in front of the Hotel Del Coronado, as it works well during high tide & is one of the prettiest beaches in San Diego.

These guys wanted some fun shots & their outfits were absolutely PERFECT! The sky was a cotton candy kind of magical, we had so much fun playing around a bit during sunset, and I loved photographing these two!

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