Photo Session Bonanza

I moved to San Diego soon after discovering my love for photography, and I have been here for years. So, I haven’t had the opportunity to photograph most of my family and friends in Utah. I was glad to finally be able to share my passion for photography with them. I had a wonderful photographer friend that came to help me and she even got some fun behind the scenes shots of me in action. When she sent me the photos she took of me, she titled it the “Photo Session Bonanza”. It’s quite fitting! Somehow, by some miracle, I managed to do ten shoots in one weekend! All while traveling with an infant. I must be out of my mind. But, I loved every minute of it. Don’t mind my hair… it was 100 degrees outside!

Photos by Laurie Ellsworth Photography. If you are in Utah, I highly recommend her!

Here are a few sneak peeks at what I have been working on. If you don’t see me for a while, it is likely that I am at home editing! I set a new personal record for the number of sessions completed in one weekend. I might just make a tradition out of this, so, if you are located in Utah – I may just be back to do your session too! Or, if you are ever in San Diego, let me know! I love to do sessions for Utahans that are visiting!

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San Diego County Fair 2017

One of my favorite times of the year is when the San Diego County Fair comes to Del Mar! It’s always so exciting to see what the theme will be too. This year was, How the West Was Fun. I loved all of the decor! Most of all – I loved the food! Funnel Cake, everything fried, and fries with toppings all piled up! The kid’s area at the fair is like none other. It takes up the entire horse race track and is so epic! My daughter was finally tall enough to go on most of the rides. She was thrilled! There were still a few that she needs to grow into, but we had a blast. I took my back up camera along with me and was able to get some really fun shots that I wanted to share with you. If you are in the San Diego area, I highly recommend that you check out the fair before it’s gone! Hurry, it closes on July 4th!

 

Gannon House Grand Opening

On June 22, 2017, Redwood Terrace in Escondido, California had the grand opening for their memory care facility, the Gannon House. It was such a special event to be a part of. Many representatives from the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, the Escondido Court, representatives from the mayor and senator’s offices, board members, the press, Redwood Terrace residents, and friends from neighboring retirement facilities were there to celebrate. Members of the Gannon family, the Kattus family, and the Burson family were also there to see the areas of the Gannon House that are dedicated to their family members. It was very touching to see their family members being honored. It was a beautiful event with a ribbon cutting ceremony, delicious food, and a wonderful celebration. It was an honor to capture this special time.

Kindergarten Graduation Mini Sessions

Summer is so close, I can almost taste the all of the ice cream that I am about to consume! Ok, ok… I’ll admit it. I have already stocked the freezer with Choco-tacos and Klondike bars. I’ll also admit that they are already almost gone. My late nights of editing call for ice cream!

My sweet little girl is graduating kindergarten in just a couple of days. Schools here in Escondido don’t let out for summer until June 20th. Kindergarten Graduation is such a special time and a big accomplishment. Our school doesn’t do a graduation ceremony. I still wanted to make a HUGE big deal out of this moment for my daughter and her classmates. So, I got a cap and gown and threw a graduation mini session event! I just absolutely love how the pictures turned out.

Congrats graduates! First grade is going to be amazing. I hope you all have a wonderful summer full of ice cream treats! See you in August!

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Kailei and Cassidy’s Senior Session

Meet Kailei and Cassidy! These gorgeous girls are two of my senior reps. It was a pleasure to meet them and capture their beauty. They have been friend’s since elementary school. They were so great at making eachother laugh. It was a joy to capture their bond. It showed in every photo. It was an overcast day. We had to chase the sun a little bit for this shoot. Finally, the sun made a small appearance toward the end of the shoot. The result was absolutely stunning. Congrats on your upcoming senior year ladies! You’re going to be great!IMG_9992IMG_9991

Elena’s Senior Pictures

Last week, I met with beautiful Elena and her mom. First we met at an elementary school. I’m so glad that they trusted me about the location. They must have thought that I was crazy to have them meet me there. But, this is a secret amazing location with beautiful lines! Next, we moved over to Kit Carson Park, and it was ever so gorgeous! It was so special to capture their mother / daughter bond. They had each other giggling the entire time. I learned that miss Elena is a total angel that never gets into any trouble, except for when she was a toddler and got into the markers and ate all of the tops off of them. We decided that must have been the defining moment in which Elena discovered that she wanted to be a makeup artist. Here are a few of my favorites from the shoot.

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