Rachelle & Thomas | San Diego Couples Photography

Where to begin with these two??! First off, they were both so sweet & totally embraced the chilly, overcast weather at their beach shoot! I absolutely love the soft, even lighting of a cloudy beach, but a lot of times I have families & couples who are vocally bummed when it’s cloudy. I totally get it of course, but it was so refreshing to have a couple who totally didn’t mind!

These two have been together forever (they met in middle school!), and celebrated a belated 1 year anniversary with a photo shoot at La Jolla Shores, which is where they got engaged! They love cooking, traveling, and Friends (I have NO idea how I didn’t make ANY Friends references during our session… that’s my favorite too!), and we had so much fun during our shoot! Check out their awesome, overcast beach session below!

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What to Wear to your Family Photo Shoot | San Diego Family Photographer

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photo cred: Julie Ferneau Photography

photo cred: Julie Ferneau Photography

I think the biggest question I get when helping families plan their sessions is “What should we wear?” The answer is simple, but varies from family to family. Here are my top tips for dressing your family for your family photo session.

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Crystal Pier Family Portraits | Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA

When I first started my business in 2009, I did a lonnnnnng scouting trip where I searched high & low for the best beach locations in San Diego for family portraits. The Crystal Pier in PB definitely is at the top of the list! The light here is beautiful when it’s sunny, but also beautiful when it’s overcast. If you follow my work, you know backlit sunset shots are my jam, but I love this family so much & we embraced the June gloom… and it paid off! Check out how adorable they are!

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Pacific Beach Family Portraits | Crystal Pier, San Diego

I have two kids myself… an almost 3 year old & a 6 month old. My life is CHAOS. I absolutely bow down to parents with more than 2 kids; these guys are no exception! They are an awesome family of SEVEN (5 kids!) and they’re always so much fun to work with. The kids are always the perfect mix of fun and goofy while also following instructions like bosses, and I love our shoots together each year. We opted for the Crystal Pier in PB as the backdrop for our family portrait session!

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