If you follow me on social media, you probably know I’m a mom myself. One of the BEST things I could have ever done to become a better photographer was to have kids. Seriously! I was a photographer for about 7 years before I had my first kiddo, and while I’ve always been good with kids, my perspective during family shoots has completely changed since having my own. ESPECIALLY when you throw toddlers in the mix. My 3 year old, Grayson, is one of the most “spirited” kids you’ll ever meet, and yes, that’s a euphemism for crazy. But as “crazy” as he can be, I relish in his sweet heart & fun-loving spirit. So while shoots with him may not be easy, I strive to capture that spirit when I photograph him, and it’s translated to the families I photograph too!
These guys are on vacation in San Diego and decided to do some sunset family portraits in PB at the Crystal Pier. Between kiddo #1 running straight into the ocean within minutes of our shoot, and kiddo #2 drooling & spitting up all over both mom AND dad, these poor parents were a bit stressed! We kept the mood super light, focused on candid moments, and I’m absolutely in love with the result. Check out our fun family session here!