Fight on with Gabriel | San Diego Child Photographer

I was contacted last October by Super Sam, an organization to help families who are impacted by childhood cancer. They asked me to photograph Gabriel and his family, who were staying at the Hotel del Coronado for a few days, going to the San Diego Zoo, and enjoying the beach. Gabriel was an enthusiastic little guy, energetic and seemingly-healthy, but his dad shared about his long battle with leukemia and that Gabriel’s options had been exhausted. Sadly, Gabriel passed away this month, just three years and one day after his diagnosis. His Facebook page, “Fight on with Gabriel,” celebrates his life. Although Gabriel is now in the arms of Jesus, his fight continues as his parents and friends join with so many other families affected by childhood cancer, working toward increased funding for research in this area. Of all the money spent on cancer research in the United States, only 4% is spent on childhood cancers.  I know Gabriel’s family and many others would appreciate our prayers and our consideration of non-profits like Super Sam, funding research for childhood cancer.

Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer
Child Cancer | Childhood Cancer

Christmas Card Round-Up 2017 | San Diego Photography

One of the most delightful parts of Christmastime for me is giving and receiving Christmas cards, and it is a special kind of wonderful to open a Christmas card and see familiar images included! This year, I received several cards from friends and family whom I photographed in 2017. I love to see the images my friends and clients love best from their sessions, and their Christmas cards always feature the favorites.

Here are the cards I received this year and the images that were used in making them! If you made a card from images from a session with Amy Gray Photography this year, would you post your card on Facebook? I’d LOVE to see!

San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers
San Diego Christmas Card Photos | San Diego Photographers

San Diego Skyline Portraits

Love this family! We did a field session several years ago, then a Coronado beach session, then an urban session for their oldest boy’s senior photos, and now she requested a San Diego skyline session! Well, I’d never done one of those before! It turned out to be a beautiful day with perfect light for the session, and I have so many favorites!!

San Diego Skyline Photos | Family Photographer
San Diego Skyline Photos | Family Photographer
San Diego Skyline Photos | Family Photographer
San Diego Skyline Photos | Family Photographer
San Diego Skyline Photos | Family Photographer
San Diego Skyline Photos | Family Photographer
San Diego Skyline Photos | Family Photographer
San Diego Skyline Photos | Family Photographer
San Diego Skyline Photos | Family Photographer
San Diego Skyline Photos | Family Photographer
San Diego Skyline Photos | Family Photographer
San Diego Skyline Photos | Family Photographer
San Diego Skyline Photos | Family Photographer
San Diego Skyline Photos | Family Photographer
San Diego Skyline Photos | Family Photographer

Baby with a Big Red Bow | San Diego Photographers

This cutie-pie loved the beach and did great for her session! I loved watching her adoring mom and dad dote on her, and I was thrilled with their response to these photos: “We were originally going to narrow it down to 10, and we kept trying to pick our favorites all week. We finally said, ‘Oh the heck with it, this is too hard! I can’t choose!'”

Beach Baby | San Diego Family Photographer
Beach Baby | San Diego Family Photographer
Beach Baby | San Diego Family Photographer
Beach Baby | San Diego Family Photographer
Beach Baby | San Diego Family Photographer
Beach Baby | San Diego Family Photographer
Beach Baby | San Diego Family Photographer
Beach Baby | San Diego Family Photographer
Beach Baby | San Diego Family Photographer
Beach Baby | San Diego Family Photographer
Beach Baby | San Diego Family Photographer
Beach Baby | San Diego Family Photographer
Beach Baby | San Diego Family Photographer
Beach Baby | San Diego Family Photographer

Planes & Books | San Diego Family Photographers

Well, this little one wasn’t so sure about family pictures until he discovered that it included story time! He was all about reading a book with Mom and Dad, and that paled only in comparison to his affection for the planes and helicopters flying over Coronado that night. What a sweet little boy. <3 Reading on the beach | San Diego Photographers
Reading on the beach | San Diego Photographers
Reading on the beach | San Diego Photographers
Reading on the beach | San Diego Photographers
Reading on the beach | San Diego Photographers
Reading on the beach | San Diego Photographers
Reading on the beach | San Diego Photographers
Reading on the beach | San Diego Photographers
Reading on the beach | San Diego Photographers
Reading on the beach | San Diego Photographers
Reading on the beach | San Diego Photographers
Reading on the beach | San Diego Photographers
Reading on the beach | San Diego Photographers
Reading on the beach | San Diego Photographers
Reading on the beach | San Diego Photographers
Reading on the beach | San Diego Photographers
Reading on the beach | San Diego Photographers
Reading on the beach | San Diego Photographers