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King’s Tide Photo Session – La Jolla Family Photographer

Friday, January 11th, 2013

That’s right – King’s tide…. it came to visit for a very important weekend and only for one weekend. This is the weekend the Wasalenko family was visiting San Diego all the way from Canada! Months earlier, when they scheduled their San Diego beach photo session at the La Jolla Coves (of course, upon my recommendation), there was no way we could’ve know what the weather conditions would be like. So when I arrived at the coves earlier Saturday morning, I was not very happy to see my usual spots at the coves were under water! So we headed over to La Jolla Shores in hopes to find some beach! Well, beach we did find, even if it wasn’t much, but was workable.  Thanks Lynnea and Jason for putting up with our moody San Diego shoreline! Hopefully, next time you visit Southern California, the whether will be more cooperative.
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Banker Family – Santee Family Photographer

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Beautiful family and lovely soft, evening light. Too bad this was just a mini session, as I could’ve spent another hour photographing this great looking family. They had a perfect sense of style and were comfortable in front of the camera.

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Sunset in the Valley – {San Diego River, Santee, CA Children’s Photographer}

Friday, September 21st, 2012

When I received the email earlier this week about the upcoming Finding the Light Workshop Photo Contest, and saw that the theme was “Pensive”, I just knew that my kids could pull it off – that’s pretty much all they give me when I photograph them. I knew I had plenty of photos that would fit the bill… until I read that the photo must have been taken within the last 3 months. So, that meant I didn’t have any photos that fit the bill, since I’ve been photographing mainly clients all month. So, I picked our one free evening this week to hurry up and get some pensive faces in pretty light. Here’s the results….

And if you love photography and want to improve your skills the Finding the Light Workshop is a great place to do that. I took the workshop last fall and learned so much. The amount of information was overwhelming and I fell behind because life got so busy. But I”m hoping to take it again so I can try to actually complete all my assignments this time around.

There’s more info about the Finding the Light Workshop and Photo Contest on their blog –

La Jolla Coves Family Session

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

La Jolla Coves is probably one of the most picturesque locations in San Diego – and it’s one of my favorite beaches for shoots.   I met up with this sweet little family last Saturday morning, on their last day of vacation in San Diego.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I just love it when the family can just be themselves in front of the camera – really, there is no other way to behave for the camera if you want your portraits to reflect the real you!  And this family has it down! Can’t you just feel the love oozing out of these photos???

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Sante Fe Train Depot Family Session – {San Diego Family Photographer}

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

This session took place at the Sante Fe Train Depot in downtown San Diego. This family is from out of state and was down here on business, so it only made sense to make the session be travel themed. They even brought their own vintage suitcase, which makes the session that much more special to them! It was a challenge to photograph them with so many people around, and all of the lighting from reflective surfaces caused lots of weird lighting situations and color casts, but my experience allowed me to see what was happening before I even pressed the shutter, and I was able to work with it in a way that allowed post processing to go as smooth as possible.  I love the perspective of them compared to the high ceilings. Their favorite shot was taken in front of the fountain, with their goofy faces and all.