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!

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San Diego Family Photos | La Jolla Cove

I’m not going to lie; La Jolla Cove in the summertime is a bit hectic. The beaches tend to be crowded & parking is tough. But when these guys fell in love with it, I just couldn’t say no, and I’m so glad I didn’t! It was the perfect spot for their family photos with their almost 2 year old. We loved the beach, cliffs, rocks, and grass backdrops & with a little Photoshop work, we had the beach to ourselves! :)

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San Diego State University Family Photo Shoot | SDSU Photographer

SDSU is one of my ALL TIME favorite places to photograph because it’s my alma mater! I met my husband here (well, through a mutual friend but we quickly discovered we both were Aztecs & the rest is history) and it’s impossible for me to walk across campus without zeroing in on many of our special little spots that have funny stories or sweet memories tied to them. I love coming here & love it even more when I’m photographing a family I’ve been photographing for about a DECADE now! These guys are celebrating Brenden’s choice to go to San Diego State University in the fall, so we decided this would be the perfect spot for some family photos while he’s on summer break!

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Montevalle Park Family & Child Portraits | Chula Vista Family Photographer

Where to even begin with this one?! This sweet little one is Mia, and she’s just the most precious thing ever! Let me just say I’m SO happy I have a little girl of my own, because if I didn’t, I’d have MAJOR baby fever! I’ve known her mama for gosh… like 22+ years or something NUTS like that; we used to be in dance class & drill team together when I was young! It was so awesome to see these guys & take family photos at Montevalle Park in Chula Vista, one of my favorite places!

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Rose Garden Maternity Session | Balboa Park Family Photographer

It’s funny how once you reach a certain age, babies tend to come in waves. Right now, I have like 6 pregnant friends all due within a month or so of each other… it’s SO exciting! These guys are two friends of mine who are expecting a little girl to join them in the next few weeks! We decided to have their maternity session in the Rose Gardens at Balboa Park, one of my all-time favorite places, and a perfect spot to celebrate their little girl!

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