Mia the mermaid turned one this month! I met her mom and dad when she was still a bun in the oven, I got to see her at 6 months old for family photos and now she's sitting up, trying to walk and loves eating cake! Her mom had her mermaid outfit made for her and I'm currently looking into getting one made for me ;) (just kidding). We did her 1st birthday shoot at Pacific Beach in San Diego, CA.
This Monday I got to do one of the most special sessions I do, a birth story. Everett Flores is here, he’s healthy, he’s happy, he’s adorable, he’s 8lbs, and his mom and dad are so in love already. His mom is an actual wonder woman! She labored for quite some time at home and was almost half way ready to push by the time she got to Scripps Hospital in Encinitas, CA. When I arrived she was feeling the pain, but after a while things calmed down. His dad was so helpful and encouraging to mom. Not long after I arrived it was time to meet Everett! I got to visit him the next day and get to photograph him before he hit his 24-hour mark. This kid is already so handsome and I’m honored to be his first photographer!
A few weeks ago I got to see the Huetra's again! They are still awesome, they pup is still the best and they couldn't be more in love! This year we went to Balboa Park in San Diego, CA for their family portraits and Desi didn't complain once about me dragging her all over the park in some killer shoes. ;) Here's some of my favorites from their session!
Probably one of the best parts of being of portrait sessions is getting to know my clients! The Harting family visited Ocean Beach in San Diego, CA and decided what a better way to enjoy their visit by getting their portraits done. Its also a great way to check off Holiday Card photos off the list too! ;) They were so open to all my crazy ideas (except the youngest lady, she want’ super excited about the cold water). When she saw the surfers waiting for their next set she said, “Duckies!” Needless to say I died laughing!
The military life moves quickly; when you find the love of your life and they are in the service romance sometimes needs to take a backseat. Kaitlynn and Mike have been married for two years, have two handsome sons together and to celebrate their second anniversary wanted some ‘real’ wedding photos! I met Kaitlynn when Mike returned from a deployment earlier this year, she was still pregnant with their second son and he made it home just in time because two days later she went into labor! I was honored to help celebrate their love, we went to Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma and Kaitlynn’s mom was on hand to help with her two of her grandchildren. Happy (now belated) Anniversary!
The Kelly Family joined me in Pacific Beach a couple of weeks ago for their San Diego, CA family session before they leave California for the East coast! Such a great family and I'm sad to see them leave our area, but thrilled I got to photograph them one last time!
The Earhart's came to Ocean Beach (my personal favorite San Diego neighborhood!) for their family's mini session a couple of weekends ago! Despite the teenagers wanting to be anywhere but doing photos, they sucked it up long enough to get some fun shots for their mom. ;)
The Scott family is growing by two feet this year! This duel military couple is currently stationed in San Diego, CA. Sadly they won't be here for much longer, but I really enjoyed meeting them and capturing this exciting time for them!