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Vacation Photography San Diego | Extended Family Photos

Now that half of this family lives in Tennessee, it’s especially important to preserve the “we’re-all-together” moments. We headed down to Coronado on one of the very busy days at the end of the year, when it was both windy and cold (by San Diego standards), and we tried our best to defy the weather and get some happy, warm-looking beach images to remind everyone of Christmas in San Diego. I think we succeeded!

Amy Gray Photography | Hotel del Coronado PhotographerExtended Family Beach Photos | San Diego Photographers
Extended Family Beach Photos | San Diego Photographers
Extended Family Beach Photos | San Diego Photographers
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Family Photography San Diego | San Diego Photography
Family Photography San Diego | San Diego Photography
Family Photography San Diego | San Diego Photography
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Hotel del Coronado | Family of Four
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Parenting | Coronado Photographer
Beach Photos San Diego | Coronado Photographer
Silhouette of San Diego | Family Sunset Photo
Family Silhouette | Beach Photos in December
Aunt and Niece | Beach Photos in December
Couple Photos | Grandparents
Little Girl | San Diego Beach Photos
Couple Silhouette | San Diego Beach Photos
Amy Gray Photography | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Amy Gray Photography | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Amy Gray Photography | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Amy Gray Photography | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Amy Gray Photography | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Amy Gray Photography | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Amy Gray Photography | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Amy Gray Photography | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Amy Gray Photography | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Amy Gray Photography | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Amy Gray Photography | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Amy Gray Photography | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Amy Gray Photography | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Amy Gray Photography | Hotel del Coronado Photographer

San Diego Senior Photos | Coronado Photographer

My “normal” location at the Hotel del Coronado can get pretty busy right after Christmas, and I had some reservations about shooting there that week, especially when I found out that this family had lots of special memories up the coast a bit, at the Navy Lodge on Coronado. We decided to shoot there, instead, and what a great choice it was! Although we were FREEZING COLD, these Arizona natives put on a happy face, and we all enjoyed the beautiful sunset and 100% empty beach.

San Diego Beach Photos | Senior Photography San Diego
San Diego Beach Photos | Senior Photography San Diego
San Diego Beach Photos | Senior Photography San Diego
Siblings | Senior Photography San Diego
Family Photographer San Diego | Senior Photography San Diego
Family Photographer San Diego | Senior Photography San Diego
Navy Lodge Coronado | Senior Photography San Diego
Senior Photos SD | Senior Photography San Diego
Senior Photos SD | Senior Photography San Diego
Family Beach Photography | Senior Photography San Diego
Senior Photography | Senior Photography San Diego
Headshot | Senior Photography San Diego
Headshots San Diego | Senior Photography San Diego
Beach Portraits | Senior Photography San Diego
Beach Portraits | Senior Photography San Diego
Beach Portraits | Senior Photography San Diego

San Diego Photographers | Coronado Photographer

The beach at the Hotel del Coronado never ceases to amaze me with its beauty, and this family showed up dressed perfectly for a photo session there. I love so many different combinations of colors on the beach, but pastels are definitely a favorite.

The Christmas tree was going up inside the hotel, and preparations for the ice skating rink were being made, but the temperatures were warm, the sun was up, the clouds were perfect, the shore was flat and clean, and reflection shots were the order of the day! This looks like a summer session, doesn’t it?

Dancing on the Beach | San Diego Photographer
San Diego Photographers | San Diego Photographer
Family Photography San Diego | Hotel del Coronado Photography
Child Photography San Diego | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Child Photography in San Diego | Hotel del Coronado Photos
Reflection Shot | Walking on the Beach
Siblings | Hugs | San Diego Child Photographer
Family Hugs | Coronado Photography
Twirling | Hotel Del Photography
Leap | Hotel Del Photography
Sisters | Hotel Del Coronado
Siblings on the Beach | Hotel Del Coronado
Dancing on the Beach | San Diego Photographer
Father Son Mother Daughter | San Diego Photographer
Last Baby | San Diego Photographer

Beach Christmas Photos | San Diego Photographers

Usually I try to whittle down my blog posts to a reasonable number, but this family just made it too hard. I *loved* their Christmassy-festive session, and I feel so honored that they chose me to capture this very important time in their lives. Dad’s going to be gone for a long time, leaving behind his sweet wife, adorable daughter, and brand-new baby boy. These photos will be cherished in his absence, as he serves our country. I could only think that God honored his sacrifice . . . and theirs . . . with a beyond-beautiful sunset.

San Diego Photographer | Beach Photography San Diego
San Diego Photographer | Beach Photography San Diego
San Diego Photographer | Beach Photography San Diego
San Diego Photographer | Beach Photography San Diego
San Diego Photographer | Beach Photography San Diego
San Diego Photographer | Beach Photography San Diego
San Diego Photographers | Hotel del Coronado Photography
San Diego Photographers | Hotel del Coronado Photography
San Diego Photographers | Hotel del Coronado Photography
San Diego Photographers | Hotel del Coronado Photography
San Diego Photographers | Hotel del Coronado Photography
San Diego Beach Photos | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Grandfather | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Grandparents | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Daddy and Daughter | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Daddy and Daughter | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Daddy and Daughter | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Walking on the Shore | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Walking on the Shore | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Walking on the Shore | Hotel del Coronado Photographer
Mother and Child | Hotel del Coronado Christmas
Mother and Child | Hotel del Coronado Christmas
Mother and Child | Christmas at the Del
San Diego Child Photographer | Christmas at the Del
San Diego Child Photographer | Christmas at the Del
Silhouette | Christmas at the Del
Father and Son | Christmas at the Del
Father and Son | Christmas at the Del
Baby Boy | Christmas at the Del
Toddler on the Beach | Christmas at the Del
Mother and Child | Christmas at the Del
Christmas Photos at the Del | Hotel del Coronado
Three Generations | Hotel del Coronado
Grandfather Silhouette | Hotel del Coronado
Husband and Wife | Deployment Photos
Husband and Wife | Deployment Photos
Husband and Wife | Deployment Photos
Husband and Wife | Deployment Photos
Baby Kisses | Family Photography San Diego
Walking into the Sunset | Family Photography San Diego
San Diego Family Photographer | Family Photography San Diego

San Diego Photography | Family Photography San Diego

I just think this is the perfect session for a Thanksgiving-week blog!

First of all, the Albert family represents God’s faithfulness to ME in so many ways. Once upon a time, I was an eighth grade English teacher, and Weston and Ashley were in my class (and dating THEN)! Next, I began a 15-year-long stint as a worship pastor’s wife. During that time, we met Weston’s family at their church where we were serving, and especially Weston’s brother Ryan and sister-in-law Sarah. Sarah became a lifelong friend, introduced me to photography(!), and is currently the executive director of Sitterwise, our family’s childcare agency. More recently, Weston and Ashley showed up at the precious school where my kids have done/are doing elementary school, and where Weston and Ashley’s preschooler also attends. Now, we are converging at Shadow Mountain, where we are all worshipping. It’s humbling to see how God weaves His blessings in and out through our lives and how they are intertwined with others all along the way.

Secondly, the Alberts brought a big sign that looks really Thanksgiving-ish. So, HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all!

San Diego Photographers | Presidio Park Photography
San Diego Photographers | Presidio Park Photography
San Diego Photographers | Presidio Park Photography
San Diego Photographer | Presidio Park Photographer
San Diego Photographer | Presidio Park Photographer
San Diego Photographer | Presidio Park Photographer
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Sisters | San Diego Family Photos
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Sisters Hugging | San Diego Family Photos
Thanksgiving | San Diego Family Photos
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San Diego Photographer | San Diego Family Photos
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Family Photos
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Family Photos
Anniversary Session | San Diego Photographer
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Headshots San Diego | San Diego Photographer
Headshots San Diego | San Diego Photographer
Extended Family | San Diego Photographer
Extended Family | San Diego Photographer
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Mom and Daughter | San Diego Photographer
Mom and Daughters | San Diego Photographer
Fall in San Diego | San Diego Photographer