Cousins 2017 | San Diego Child Photography

These kids are growing up!! Since the youngest was two, my sister Melanie Monroe and I have been photographing our four children as a gift to our mom on her birthday each June. We have pictures from 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. Last year was kind of a bust since we were planning for our Hawaii trip, so the far-away beach photo has to suffice.

This year, the kids have hit some major growth spurts, so it was time for a good Cousin Photo 2017! We returned to the same spot we used for the 2011 photo, six years ago.

Here are the last six years’ photos.

2011 & 2012
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2013 & 2014
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2015 & 2016
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And the contestants for “Cousin Photo 2017” are below. Which should we pick??

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Comment with your vote!

We always take some individuals at these sessions, and this time was no exception. Here are our kids, circa June 2017!

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And a random black and white that we really liked:

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Growing up fast!

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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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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.

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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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