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.
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. ;)
The wonderful Eubanks family is heading overseas to Italy this week! According to Google Translate the title of this blog means, 'See you later Eubanks Family!' in Itallian. This military family has traveled a LOT and have the coolest stories about where they've been and the people they've met. Their son has the adventure bug like his parents; this kiddo had ZERO fear of the ocean, his dad was knee deep in the El Nino waters of La Jolla Shores in San Diego, CA keeping him from going swimming. Those of you that know me, I love a kid that loves the ocean! I really enjoyed shooting this family portrait session and I hope
What a wonderful year it has been! Its the first year Sarah Nail Photography is full time in San Diego, CA. My husband/ business partner/ CFO/ stand in assistant has continued to support our new business venture and push me in the right direction. Without Zac I wouldn't have had the courage to start shooting full time and push for the dream of being my own boss.
Anthony the assistant/ intern/ human light stand is a stellar person and I'm so thankful he's agreed to help my scattered brain and be a huge help with clients. He's always calm, makes kids laugh, and can carry anything on a skateboard, while skating. (Which I'm secretly jealous of.) I can't wait to teach him more camera things!
Here's some of my favorite shots from this year, some Grand Cayman, favorite portraits and a few just for fun. I can't wait for the up coming adventures for 2016, such as a trip to Cuba and Mammoth, this year should be just as exciting!
Thank you to all our clients for letting us be part of these special moments in your life!
The Clarks are getting into the holiday spirt! Their family portraits were taken in Pacific Beach in San Diego, CA. Enjoy!
I had the pleasure of photographing the Johnston Family! Jennifer is a fellow San Diego photographer and blogger (who is super talented!) and when she asked if I'd shoot her family photos this year I was excited and nervous. Its always flattering when another photographer likes your style and we worked well together. Hope you enjoy!