Its been a busy October for military homecomings! I got to meet the Allchin family as they welcomed home their husband and dad! His tour was with the USNS Mercy with his helicopter squadron HSC-21 on NAS Coronado. The crew returned on four helicopters and for this former aircrew wife brought back a lot of fond memories hanging out my husband’s squadron. Here’s a few of my favorite images from their homecoming.
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 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. ;)
I LOVE when I get to meet kiddos after I photography their 'before' shots during a maternity shoot. I photographed the Cotnor family last summer for their maternity shoot and recently we returned to Torrey Pines State Beach in San Diego, CA to capture, their daughter, Mia's 6 month photos. The beach has had some changes due to El Nino and there were tons of rocks washed ashore, which made for a totally different vibe than our first visit there. I love this family and their daughter is such a trooper putting up with me. ;)