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

Extended Family | San Diego Photographer

Since the beginning of my photography career, this wonderful extended family has been a constant source of encouragement. They are spreading out around the country this year, so it was a big priority to photograph the whole family while they were together over the holidays. Our morning time slot threatened rain, and rain it did, but we still got these important photos of the family together. Such fun cousin love! And the puppy!

Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer
Rainy Day Session | San Diego Photographer

Our Christmas Photos | Melanie Monroe Photography

For the last several years, my sister Melanie Monroe and I have traded photo sessions. Each of us photographs the other’s family and then edits the images of her OWN family.  This year, Melanie drove with us way out into the wilderness for the “foresty” location my husband and kids requested. I edited the images and made up our Christmas card long before she sent me her edits, which she did “just for fun.” I love to see how two different photographers can take the same original file and give it their own unique style.  I love both of our edits! Melanie went with a moody, autumn look. I chose my usual pastel ways. Both are keepers!

Here are Melanie’s finished images from our session:

Melanie Monroe Photography | San Diego Photographer
Melanie Monroe Photography | San Diego Photographer
Melanie Monroe Photography | San Diego Photographer
Melanie Monroe Photography | San Diego Photographer
Melanie Monroe Photography | San Diego Photographer
Melanie Monroe Photography | San Diego Photographer
Melanie Monroe Photography | San Diego Photographer
Melanie Monroe Photography | San Diego Photographer
Melanie Monroe Photography | San Diego Photographer
Melanie Monroe Photography | San Diego Photographer
Melanie Monroe Photography | San Diego Photographer
Melanie Monroe Photography | San Diego Photographer
Melanie Monroe Photography | San Diego Photographer
Melanie Monroe Photography | San Diego Photographer
Melanie Monroe Photography | San Diego Photographer

Aren’t they great?

Here is an example of the type of RAW image we both started with, with my edit and hers side by side beneath it.


And here’s my Christmas card, which looks like springtime, while Melanie’s images look like fall!

Melanie Monroe Photography | San Diego Photographer
Melanie Monroe Photography | San Diego Photographer

San Diego Beach Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Photography

I am always honored when other photographers choose me to do their family portraits, and this session was no exception. When the forecast threatened rain, my client and I both got a little bit nervous, but the weather cleared just enough to make an amazingly beautiful November sky. With this family’s good looks and gorgeous styling, the result was nothing short of a blessing. I smiled the whole time I shot, and the whole time I edited!

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Santa Baby | San Diego Photography

Well, when this little one showed up to his beach session in nothing but his OshKosh overalls, I thought he couldn’t get any cuter. But then his mama pulled out the hand-knitted Santa hat her sister had made and overnighted specifically for this session, and I realized how very wrong I was. Cuteness OVERLOAD. Bring on Christmas!

San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
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San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos
San Diego Photography | Beach Maternity Photos

Brothers on the Beach | San Diego Photography

This session was fun in all sorts of ways . . . with a gorgeous sky, a low tide, and a sweet and playful family . . . shooting these images was nothing short of a JOY. This may quite possibly be the longest blog post ever, but I couldn’t whittle. I love them all and I hope this gorgeous mama has a lot of free wall space.

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San Diego Photographer | San Diego Childcare Photography
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Enchanted Evening | San Diego Photographer

When this family from Russia requested a session to commemorate the time they spent living in San Diego, I was excited to create some really special images for them. I started getting pretty nervous when they were caught in horrible traffic on the way to their session, and we ended up starting half an hour later than planned! It was truly an enchanted evening, though, as the weather was amazingly beautiful, and my client’s styling was spot-on. I love how this session turned out, and I’m so glad they have these images of their little family to treasure for years to come.

San Diego Family Photographer | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Family Photographer | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Family Photographer | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Family Photographer | Coronado Beach Photos
San Diego Family Photographer | Coronado Beach Photos
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San Diego Family Photographer | Coronado Beach Photos
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