San Diego Child Photographer – Sienna’s Half Birthday

Sweet Sienna celebrated her half birthday last month! She is one of the happiest babies I have ever met and her style is on point! How adorable is her little bonnet? I was so surprised to see that she can already stand too. We had a great time together. I can’t wait to see her and her parents again!

Get ready for a cuteness overload. Here are a few of my favorites from her session:

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Fall Family Session, San Marcos CA – The Lewis Family

Recently, I found out that I am allergic to dogs. It was nice to finally figure out what has been making me feel so crumby all of the time, but it’s also been a huge struggle. We have two dogs at home and I often have clients that bring their dogs along for their sessions. I’m finding ways to make it work for me and still get to be around the dogs that I love (so, don’t worry, still bring your dog to your session!). Just a few days after I found out about my dog allergy, I met Ella! Ella is the Lewis Family’s English bull dog, and I fell in love with her. She is so energetic and really brought that extra element of fun to this session. The photo of her running with her family in the background is one of my all time favorite photos that I have ever taken.

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any more cute than Ella, I met Logan! Talk about a sweet heart and photogenic little girl! She was all smiles and laughs. Her parents are just as stunningly gorgeous. This family is really just picture perfect and they belong in a magazine.

Here are a few of my favorites from their session:

North County San Diego Family Session – The Gibsons

This family session with the Gibson’s felt like hanging out at the park with friends. They are such a laid back and fun family. They love to be outdoors and are a very active family. We really focused on catching them in natural and authentic moments. My camera sure loved little Rhys! He is seriously so photogenic. I’m looking forward to getting to spend time with the Gibson’s again in the future.

Here are a few of my favorites from their session:

Marian Bear Park Couples Session – Ryan and Alex

San Diego is known for the same consistently beautiful weather year round. How lucky are we? But, one thing we sacrifice for that is seasons. I have been missing the autumn colors of back home (I’m from Salt Lake City, Utah – where autumn colors are in abundance). I was having some withdrawals for seasons. As a photographer, I have been craving some color. Marian Bear Park changed my life! Just right outside of La Jolla is a wonderland of color. Add in perfect light and a BEAUTIFUL couple, and it was a photographer’s dream!

Alex and Ryan have been married for two years. Often, couples only take the time to get their photos taken together for their engagement and wedding. Then, their photos put on the back burner until they have children. But, I am telling you, don’t neglect to get photos together as a couple. Your love deserves to be celebrated every year! It was such a pleasure to photograph the eye candy of a couple that is Ryan and Alex. Their love really radiates through every photo.

Here are a few of my favorites from their session:

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Fall Family Photos in North County San Diego – The Gallups


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I always have a great time with the Gallup family! How could I not? I was lucky enough to do miss Kailei’s senior pictures a couple of months ago, and now the entire family joined in for their holiday photos. They are so fun and energetic, and they are so stylish too! They definitely win my top award for best dressed family session to date! They do so well with coordinating without being too matchy matchy. Every last detail in the styling is right on point, all the way down to their amazing shoes. I am so green with envy over those boots that their daughters are wearing! I always have so much fun with this family and feel more like I am just hanging out with friends during their sessions. I am looking forward to capturing their family photos again in the future.

Here’s a little peek at their session:


Felicita Park – Escondido, CA – Golden Anniversary

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50 years together! That’s 600 months, 18,262 days and nights, 438,291 hours, which is twenty six million two hundred and ninety seven thousand four hundred and sixty minutes! What a wonderful milestone to celebrate! This amazing couple is celebrating their Golden Anniversary! I am so honored to have been able to celebrate with them and photograph them for this special occasion. Their love for each other really shines through their photographs and you can feel their emotion toward one another. The little details really added a personal touch to this session. They are wearing traditional Filipino attire and even coordinating in gold to commemorate it being their golden anniversary year.  Their daughter put together the most beautiful bouquet for her mother to hold and they even brought one of their wedding photos to pose with to capture two moments in time together.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from this very special session:

A Fall Photo Session in San Marcos, CA – The Baumgart Family

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There are certain moments as a photographer that completely take my breath away. I feel the emotion of the moment, click my shutter, and know that emotion will be captured forever. THIS was one of those moments. All of the stars aligned. The location, the family, the light, and the connection – it all came together to create a photograph that will be one of my favorites of all time. Thank you so much to the Baumgart family for giving me this moment. Every time I see this photo, I feel that connection between this beautiful mother and her child, it makes me feel the connection that I have with my children, and it brings tears to my eyes.

Little Sierra just turned one and she is quite the charmer. My husband came along to assist me with sessions that day, and she had him wrapped around her little finger. She was throwing him all of her smiles and even blowing kisses. It was such a joy to create memories with this beautiful family. I am so looking forward to creating memories with them for years to come.

Here are a few of my favorites from their session: