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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Rose Garden Mini Session | San Diego Maternity Photographer

The first of many rose garden mini sessions is here! This is a highly anticipated post, as I’m absolutely obsessed with this location & so pleased with these images!

First up is Addie’s maternity session! Addie is a friend of mine who I’ve known for over a decade now! Her sister & I are very close friends, and Addie is one of those people who I’m randomly connected to via like, 10 different people, so our paths were bound to cross at some point!

She’s expecting her THIRD little one next month, so I’m so happy we could meet up at the Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden in Balboa Park for her maternity photo shoot before he arrives!

If you LOVE these images, I do have a couple openings for this same location this coming Sunday 7/7 for a limited edition mini session. Don’t hesitate to contact me for details & to book!

Check out Addie’s stunning maternity 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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San Diego Extended Family Session | Balboa Park Family Photos

I really really love when families book me for extended family portrait sessions! It’s so special for me to capture the relationship & bond between generations, and it’s one of my favorite types of shoots to do!

The Yan Family chose Balboa Park as their backdrop for their large family portraits! We had 3 generations present & were celebrating grandma & grandpa’s anniversary! We started near the Prado Restaurant & worked our way around some of the more “hidden” spots of the park. The two kiddos were absolutely adorable & they both did so well during our shoot!

Check out this awesome family below!

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San Diego Family Portraits | Penasquitos Canyon Reserve, San Diego

Penasquitos Canyon has been a popular spot lately, and I totally know why. It’s a great, rustic trail & open field location and gets amazing light. It’s super easy to access & park in, so it makes it a win in my book! I’ve been photographing this family since big sister was an only, and it was so much fun to see them again after a few years!

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