Posh Pink Princess Party

Wow.  Now, that’s a party!  A first birthday is always an occasion to celebrate, and when you have a close-knit group of friends and family, it’s a great opportunity for a kid-friendly food and fun spectacular!  This mom and dad (and an awesome auntie!) did it right!

Back to School

My little girl is back to school tomorrow morning, and I’m going to miss her!  Second grade is calling her name, though, and she’s ready!

Family | San Diego Balboa Park Photographer

In this session, so many parts of my world converged! First of all, Amy Gray Photography met Marion’s Childcare (this beautiful family used our hotel babysitting service the evening before our photoshoot). Secondly, I was once again photographing twins. Technically, this is my sister’s speciality, but I have stolen all her tricks! I love Balboa Park more each time I go, and it was fun to play tour guide and show it off to a family who had never seen it before. We had a blast!

Family – San Diego Balboa Park Photographer

A beautiful, sunny San Diego day, and a beautiful family with two little girls with sunny personalities to match!  I hadn’t seen Bob and Amy for about six years, but our photo session was a fun time to catch up and learn about their life as missionaries in Africa!  They needed a photo for their prayer cards, as well as some fun shots of their girls enjoying San Diego before heading back to Malawi.  I had read on Amy’s blog about the girls’ lack of appreciation for shoes, so I wasn’t surprised when they took theirs off at every turn!  Finally we gave up and got some foot shots.  Sweet feet :).

Family | San Diego Rainy Day High ISO Photographer

The sun did not shine.
It was too wet to play.
So we (took photos) in the house
On that cold, cold, wet day.
(except for these of baby Breah, who was turning one!)

Too wet to go out
And too cold to play ball.
So we (took pictures) in the house
Of the Fribergs and all.

I know some good games we could play,”
Said the cat.
“I know some new tricks,”
Said the Cat (not) in the Hat.

“A lot of good tricks.
I will show them to you.
Your mother
Will not mind at all if I do.”

Family | San Diego Beach Photographer

A smiling baby.  A gorgeous family.  A beautiful sunset.  What more could a photographer want?  This was a family session and an engagement session all wrapped up into one.  This family is near and dear to my heart . . . one of my mom’s best friends, a former student of mine, a couple whose wedding I photographed, and a baby whose newborn photos I took.  Oh, and my dad’s boss.   So first, the family shots . . .

And next, the engagement shots.   Congratulations, Ben and Brandy!!