Splashy Beach Session | Coronado Beach Photography

Sometimes the perfect light beckons me . . . all this glowing goodness, just calling to be immortalized before it slips away . . . and then a rogue wave comes and takes out the family I’m photographing. 😮
We may have gotten a *little* wet during that session, but this amazing family (with a senior heading off to college) took it in stride and I’m really excited about the way their session is turning out! Such a fun bunch of happy people!!

San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Family Photography | San Diego Photographer

La Jolla Beach Photography | San Diego Photographer

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!!

San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Beach Photographer
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography
San Diego Family Photographer | San Diego Beach Photography

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