Coronado Beach Photography | San Diego Teen Portraits

I can’t tell you how much I love the opportunity to celebrate the inner AND outer beauty of young ladies on the verge of those oft-maligned teen years. These three thirteen-year-olds were a blast to photograph! They love each other so much, and their friendship offered many giggles and lots of expression, which made my job easy! As a photographer, sometimes the trickiest part is not lighting or posing — but just getting the subject’s guard down in order to get the natural expressions that we all love to see and NEED to preserve. These girls showed me their true personalities — their real inner beauty — right away, and the rest was just fun.
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits
San Diego Tween Photographer | Hotel del Coronado Portraits

Happy Father’s Day 2016

When it comes to portrait photography, sometimes the dads are a little . . . hesitant. Sometimes they think they’ll be done before the kids are. Sometimes they don’t like getting their good pants wet, and sometimes they are just doing it because their wife promised them a nice dinner after.

But mostly not. There’s something about the beach, in particular, that brings out the best in a dad – sometimes even against their will.  Looking back at this last year’s sessions, it is so much fun to see the many ways dads connect with their kids.  Happy Father’s Day to the new dads and experienced dads, young dads and older dads, dads to newly-adopted kiddos and newborns and special needs kids and toddlers and teens . . . and to the wonderful grandfathers out there, too.  May your day be filled with happy memories like these.

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Fatherhood | San Diego Beach Photography
Fatherhood | San Diego Beach Photography
Fatherhood | San Diego Beach Photography
Fatherhood | San Diego Beach Photography
Fatherhood | San Diego Beach Photography
Fatherhood | San Diego Beach Photography
Fatherhood | San Diego Beach Photography
Fatherhood | San Diego Beach Photography
Fatherhood | San Diego Beach Photography
Fatherhood | San Diego Beach Photography
Fatherhood | San Diego Beach Photography
Fatherhood | San Diego Beach Photography
Fatherhood | San Diego Beach Photography
Fatherhood | San Diego Beach Photography
Fatherhood | San Diego Beach Photography
Fatherhood | San Diego Beach Photography
Fatherhood | San Diego Beach Photography
Fatherhood | San Diego Beach Photography
Fatherhood | San Diego Beach Photography
Fatherhood | San Diego Beach Photography
Fatherhood | San Diego Beach Photography
Fatherhood | San Diego Beach Photography

And to these dads who are especially special to me. 🙂

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San Diego Beach Photography

When my friend Stacey contacted me about a session for her sixth-grade daughter, it occurred to me that I, too, had a sixth grade daughter . . . and this could be really fun.  It was!!  Along with Lissa’s best friend Sascha, the girls dressed in long dresses and flower crowns, and they had a blast frolicking on the beach.   Onlookers called them nymphs.  I can see it!

Sometimes being twelve (or thirteen, in Sascha’s case) isn’t that easy.  I really enjoyed celebrating these beautiful girls and capturing them playing together in this last sweet season of childhood.

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