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!

Donna + Tom | Coronado Beach Elopement

Donna was a beautiful bride, and I was so excited to be there to see her tie the knot with her “Mr. Wonderful,” Tom. Donna and I have been friends for about ten years, since I stood her up for an interview with Marion’s Childcare. She was gracious and patient and quickly became one of the best caregivers EVER. She has been a huge blessing in my life, and I was thrilled that she asked me to photograph her “small elopement” with a few of her closest friends and family (read: massive mob of people). We headed across the way to the Bluewater Boathouse Restaurant afterward for the reception, and the evening was perfect all around.

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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!!

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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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