Child & Family Photography

Preparing for your cake smash session- San Diego cake smash photographer

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I absolutely LOVE photographing cake smash sessions! It’s a newer trend to photograph your baby getting messy into their cake, and oh is it FUN! What other time is it totally ok for them to consume tons of sugar & let them get totally messy? Their first birthday of course! This post is about preparing for your…

Welcome baby H- San Diego Newborn Baby Photographer

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I can’t even believe how beautiful H’s lifestyle newborn portrait session came out. Baby H is welcomed to our world with not only amazingly loving parents, but her fur brother who was included in the session. I am so thankful families trust me to document their families important milestones. Thank you guys. <3 Remember to…

The Regimbal Family- San Diego Family Photographer

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The last time I photographed this adorable family was when B was born… about a year ago! I can’t believe how much the kids have grown up! They’re all so sweet and I love love love photographing them! Thank you Regimbal family- I appreciate you guys! <3 Remember to share on Facebook and pin on…

The King Family – San Diego Family Photographer

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I am so in love with the idea of families bringing their 4 legged family members to their sessions. They’re part of the family- why not! Anyway, I love how this session came out so adorable! We shot at Mission Trails in Santee and love the little hidden spots! Remember to share on Facebook and…

Bode is growing up! – San Diego Family Photographer

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Oh sweet Bode. I have been photographing him since he was born. Beautiful blonde hair and big blue eyes… I can’t even. And we photographed his family at one of my favorite spots- Coronado <3 Thank you L family for allowing me to document your adorable family. Remember to like on Facebook, tweet on twitter…

Rivera Family 2016- San Diego Family Photographer

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I absolutely love that I have been able to photograph this family for most of B’s life. I first documented their family when B was about 16 months old and he has become this handsome little man… full of character and sweetness. This year we also got to have his older brother join us… such…

Sweet little T- San Diego family photographer

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I am so in love with how T’s family session came out! Seriously she gets cuter and cuter every time I photograph her. We shot this session at one of my favorite locations- Heritage Park, San Diego. SO CUTE! Remember to share on Facebook, tweet on twitter and pin on pinterest 🙂

Tips for Photographing Your Own Children

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As a mom, I completely understand how difficult it is to get great portraits of your own child. I find my child (and everyone elses) listens to everyone EXCEPT Mom. When my daughter was about 1-3, she refused to sit, listen or move the way I needed her to… we got grouchy faces, tongue sticking…

Best ages to capture

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Lets face it. Kids grow fast. Newborn, then crawling, then 1st birthday and before you know it, they’re starting kindergarten! Lets break down the important stages I suggest you document professionally. Maternity   This isn’t really a baby stage, however, maternity is the beginning of the journey. I love photographing maternity portraits- especially when we include the…

Preparing for your family portrait session

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With a bit of planning before your portrait session, you can have a seamless stress free session. I don’t want my clients to feel overwhelmed or stressed during their sessions. Here are a few steps how you can prepare for your session. Choose your clothing wisely   I have a pinterest board of tons of ideas…