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Colorful, Urban, Thirteen | San Diego Tween Photographer

You only turn thirteen once. When my daughter asked for a self-styled photo session for herself and two of her BFFs for her birthday, I thought of an area of town I have driven through hundreds of times, each time thinking “I bet that would make a good urban photo session spot.” I didn’t even scout it before we headed over there, girls all decked out in their favorite-color attire. They had a great time experimenting with the (rather out-of-character) “grungy, urban” look, and we were all amazed when we stumbled on huge graffiti art depicting Bible verses, a cross, and the words “Jesus Saves.” I couldn’t believe the way God set that up! Such grace. As Lissa embarks on her teen years, this photo session with her friends was a visual of how God shows up in the most unexpected places . . . and that light makes even un-pretty things beautiful.

For birthday #14, Lissa has requested more long dresses and flower wreaths on the beach.  I have to say, that’s more my style.

Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer
Tween Photography | San Diego Child Photographer

Splashy Beach Session | Coronado Beach Photography

Sometimes the perfect light beckons me . . . all this glowing goodness, just calling to be immortalized before it slips away . . . and then a rogue wave comes and takes out the family I’m photographing. 😮
We may have gotten a *little* wet during that session, but this amazing family (with a senior heading off to college) took it in stride and I’m really excited about the way their session is turning out! Such a fun bunch of happy people!!

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San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer

La Jolla Beach Photography | San Diego Photographer

I have to admit that the La Jolla shoreline is not my number one choice for a beach session, merely because the contingency plans for full sun or high tide conditions there are not as good as those elsewhere in the county (like my two favorite beaches!). HOWEVER, this client has a special place in her heart for La Jolla, and so it really needed to be there! When I showed up to Windansea and found the perfect tide AND the perfect cloud cover . . . and then the client showed up with kiddos dressed in these bold, fun colors, I was so glad we were at La Jolla! I got SO WET doing this session, and it was SO much fun!!

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San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
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San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
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San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
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San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
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San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography

Back to the Beach! | Hotel del Coronado Photographer

I had an almost three-week break from beach sessions, so it was fun to get back out on the sand last week! I had the perfect clients to get me back into the swing of things, too, because they were fun, happy, and adventurous! Even though it was chilly (it WAS January, after all!), they were happy to put their toes in the water, and their clothing selections were spot on for the sunset on that clear evening. Looking forward to many more fun beach sessions in 2017!

Beach Photography | San Diego Family Portraits
Beach Photography | San Diego Family Portraits
Beach Photography | San Diego Family Portraits
Beach Photography | San Diego Family Portraits
Beach Photography | San Diego Family Portraits
Beach Photography | San Diego Family Portraits
Beach Photography | San Diego Family Portraits
Beach Photography | San Diego Family Portraits
Beach Photography | San Diego Family Portraits
Beach Photography | San Diego Family Portraits
Beach Photography | San Diego Family Portraits
Beach Photography | San Diego Family Portraits
Beach Photography | San Diego Family Portraits
Beach Photography | San Diego Family Portraits
Beach Photography | San Diego Family Portraits
Beach Photography | San Diego Family Portraits
Beach Photography | San Diego Family Portraits
Beach Photography | San Diego Family Portraits
Beach Photography | San Diego Family Portraits
Beach Photography | San Diego Family Portraits
Beach Photography | San Diego Family Portraits
Beach Photography | San Diego Family Portraits

San Diego Beach Photography | Twins

Even though this little girl wasn’t feeling well that day, she perked up enough for us to get great images both of her and of her family! She and her twin brother have such a sweet and close relationship! So precious!

San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach
San Diego Family Photographer | Twins on the Beach