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Donna + Tom | Coronado Beach Elopement

Donna was a beautiful bride, and I was so excited to be there to see her tie the knot with her “Mr. Wonderful,” Tom. Donna and I have been friends for about ten years, since I stood her up for an interview with Marion’s Childcare. She was gracious and patient and quickly became one of the best caregivers EVER. She has been a huge blessing in my life, and I was thrilled that she asked me to photograph her “small elopement” with a few of her closest friends and family (read: massive mob of people). We headed across the way to the Bluewater Boathouse Restaurant afterward for the reception, and the evening was perfect all around.

San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Elopement Photography | Coronado Beach Photos

Coronado Proposal | San Diego Photographer

Such an exciting session! When Kyle contacted me months ahead of time to see about our session, I could tell he was a planner! He arranged a session with his girlfriend Randi and her little boy, and he told me that he wanted to propose DURING the session! We worked out a signal so I’d know when he was ready to pop the question, and it was so much fun capturing Randi’s reaction! Congratulations to all three of you!

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San Diego Photographer | Child Photography San Diego
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San Diego Photographer | Family Photography Coronado
San Diego Photographer | Family Photography Coronado
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San Diego Proposal Photographer | Beach Photography Coronado
San Diego Proposal Photographer | Beach Photography Coronado
San Diego Proposal Photographer | Beach Photography Coronado
San Diego Proposal Photographer | Beach Photography Coronado
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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