We are Family! {Family Portraits San Diego}

What an honor it was to capture these family portraits at Balboa Park! These sisters don’t get together every day, with one family in San Diego and the other in the Bay Area, so we made the most of the occasion with a photo session to create some beautiful, surprise holiday presents for their parents. Each of the little dolls in the photos below added their own special contribution to the photo shoot! I couldn’t get enough of Taylor’s long eyelashes and lady-killer smile, or Astrid’s big, beautiful eyes. And Avery is one 2 1/2 year old who knows what she wants! Sometimes that was laughing and running in the other direction (which made for a sweet sequence featured here) but mostly she wanted to look for the nearby roaming kitty and make sure to stand on the purple (not blue!) square. What a beautiful family and a beautiful day!

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Growing up Grenier Woodward {Family Portraits San Diego}

The little cutie featured here just turned 6 months old (check out those amazing sitting skills :) )! She sat on the Poway park bridge, she sat on a bench, she sat on laps…busy morning! When nap time approached, and that fantastic smile started to fade, mom and dad pulled out all of their tricks to keep Simone in the game. Judging by the images of grin after great grin, I would say the effort paid off! Congratulations, Grenier family, on winning the session in the La Jolla Stroller Strides raffle – it was a pleasure to capture your beautiful family!

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Dreaming of a Little Daswani {Maternity Pet Portraits San Diego}

Everything about this photo shoot, from the joy in these soon-to-be first time parents’ expressions to the light shining in Ramya’s hair to the sweet little fence by the sea made my heart happy. And look at that 115-pound bundle of energetic fur who got to tag along – he was delightful! (Even when he wanted nothing more than to jump in that gorgeous watery background! I’m a huge rescue dog advocate with two of my own, and this guy sure touched the sweet spot I harbor for all of our four-legged friends:) ).

Above all, the love is what makes photographing these moments so special. Not having to stage or direct a thing, I was blessed to capture the royal treatment this little one gets during nightly story time and daily infusions of belly affection, which makes me look forward to witnessing the welcome home in November even more.

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Welcome Sweet Baby Alana <3 {Newborn Portraits San Diego}

Capturing this family’s connection and personal style was a joy. Meaningful details filled this photo shoot from the use of Ron’s treasured surfboards and the family’s handmade blankets to the homage to their engagement photos incorporating the hooray banner. I loved every stylish detail of their wedding and they didn’t disappoint when it came to nursery decorating! Little Alana can sleep soundly in her adorable multipurpose nursery/surfboard storage room. And speaking of that little one – after a brief warm up period, Alana was a natural and even started posing for us. Check out that eye contact in the 5th picture :)!

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Biewengas and the Beach {Family Portraits San Diego}

The Biewenga family’s beauty and spirit took my breath away at our last photo shoot. It’s impossible not to smile when little Noah is grinning at you! These two fantastic doctors took time away from their busy days filled with comparing the haircuts of McDreamy and McSteamy (hmm…that might be different clients :) ) to run through the waves and the rocks with me before the sun set. Georgeous faces + shining personalities = photo magic!  Stay tuned for our upcoming photo shoot – I am sure they will be equally bewitching!


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