Curly-Haired Cuties

I’ve been wanting to photograph this gorgeous, curly-haired family for a while, and I was so excited to do some child and mommy-child portraits at Crystal Pier. It’s fun to sometimes incorporate special favorites of the moment into photo sessions, to remind us exactly what our kids were “into” at the time of the session. A favorite doll is also a great way to get some smiles out of camera-shy kiddos. 🙂

Curly Haired Boy | San Diego Beach Photography
Curly Haired Boy | San Diego Beach Photography
Mommy-Daughter Portriats | San Diego Beach Portraits
Brother-Sister Silhouette | San Diego Beach Photographer
Brother-Sister Ring-around-the-Rosies | San Diego Beach Photographer
Playing in the Sand | San Diego Beach Photography
Straw Hat and Curls | San Diego Family Photography
Straw Hat and Curls | San Diego Family Photography
Silhouettes of Mom and Kids |  San Diego Beach Portraits
Mother-Daughter Curls | San Diego Photographer
Mother-Son Curls | San Diego Photographer
Siblings in the Sand | San Diego Beach Photography
Siblings in the Sand | San Diego Beach Photography
Curly Haired Little Girl | San Diego Beach Photos
Curly Haired Little Girl | San Diego Beach Photos
Princess Belle Doll | San Diego Beach Family Photography
Curly Haired Little Boy | San Diego Child Portrait Photographer

Summer Weeks in San Diego | San Diego Beach Photography

My first blog post of 2014, and I am feeling refreshed and enthusiastic about the new year . . . thanks in great part to a wonderful women’s retreat that I had the pleasure of organizing and attending last weekend. What a treat! Two nights at the Coronado Island Marriott and four sessions of worship and teaching by my dear friend Dr. Gail Bones and her talented daughter, Emily Weeks.

Just before the retreat began, I had the opportunity to sneek over to the other side of the island for some family portraits with Emily and her equally-talented husband, Caleb Weeks. Their baby, Summer, was full of smiles and giggles in her red dress, and I can see why she is absolutely the apple of her grandmother’s eye.

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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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