Redheads | Coronado Beach Photography

Lots of red heads — including the hotel — at the Del last month when I photographed the wonderful Powers family.  Kimberly and I taught junior high together back before we started our families, and she was the life of the party with her Alabama accent, eternal optimism, and extreme enthusiasm for life.  Since then she and her husband Scott have been on many Coast Guard adventures.  They have been stationed in Alaska, the Midwest, and Virginia, and now they’re back “home” in San Diego.  We celebrated with a nice beach session, just in time for Christmas photos.  I’m so glad to have Kimberly and all her boys back in town!

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Family Session at the Hotel del Coronado | San Diego Beach Photography

 

 

Clothing Tip:  Here’s  a family session from the summer that shows how to put together a variety of patterns and textures to create a great family photo!  I loved photographing these happy, fun people, and their clothes made editing a joy, as well!  I love how the dad’s patterned shirt, the boy’s stripes, and the mom’s textured, vibrant blue sweater work together to create an interesting, but peaceful-looking family portrait.

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Belmont Park | San Diego Family Beach Photography

Belmont Park on Mission Beach is a great place for a family outing . . . and a great place for a family photo session! This vacationing family was staying at the Bahia just a few blocks away, and they biked over to meet me just before sunset. We grabbed some fun photos on the beach and wrapped up our time with a walk through Belmont Park. The carnival atmosphere was a fitting backdrop for these fun-loving kids and their parents!

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Vacation Photography | Pacific Beach Family Photography

This sweet family from Denver absolutely made my day. Their oldest daughter was ALL about the photo session and was quite the little model – and even little sister did a fantastic job! The best part was the end, when big sister asked me if I could come back to their “San Diego house” (aka hotel) and her mom asked if I babysat, by any chance? Yes, as a matter of fact I do . . . www.hotelchildcare.com :).

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San Diego Family Photography | Cousins

Our mom had a birthday, and my sister Melanie Monroe (of Melanie Monroe Photography) and I celebrated by organizing a photo session for the third year in a row. Each year, we photograph our four children – my daughter and son and her twin girls – at a different location. It has become a fun tradition, and each year Mom receives a canvas of her favorite image from the session. This year it was hard to choose!   Here are some of our favorites:

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