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This young dad had the perfect idea for his daughter’s birthday gift . . . a beach photo session during their stay in San Diego. She arrived as beautiful as could be, and while we concentrated on getting beautiful birthday portraits, Dad got in on the action as well, and I loved the dad-and-daughter shots!

San Diego Beach Photographer | Senior Photographer San Diego
San Diego Beach Photographer | Senior Photographer San Diego
San Diego Beach Photographer | Senior Photographer San Diego
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San Diego Family Photographer | Headshot Photographer San Diego
San Diego Family Photographer | Headshot Photographer San Diego
San Diego Family Photographer | Headshot Photographer San Diego
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San Diego Senior Session | Beach Senior Photographer
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Beach Photography San Diego | Hotel del Coronado

When Kimber contacted me for a session, I knew her name sounded familiar! I searched my old emails, and there it was . . . her family had used our family’s babysitting agency, Sitterwise, several years ago! It was great to get to meet Kimber and her family in person after working with them years before, and I wondered if she had found me through Sitterwise. Nope! She just did an old-fashioned Google search for beach photography. It was fun to share the connection with her as we ran around beautiful Coronado beach and made some sweet memories for her family. It’s a small world!

San Diego Photographer | Photography in San Diego
San Diego Photographer | Photography in San Diego
San Diego Family Photography | Amy Gray Photography
San Diego Photographer | Photography in San Diego
San Diego Photographer | Photography in San Diego
San Diego Photographers | Amy Gray Photography
San Diego Photographers | Amy Gray Photography
San Diego Photographers | Amy Gray Photography
San Diego Photographers | Amy Gray Photography
San Diego Photographers | Amy Gray Photography
San Diego Photographers | Amy Gray Photography
San Diego Family Photography | Amy Gray Photography
San Diego Family Photography | Amy Gray Photography
San Diego Family Photography | Amy Gray Photography
San Diego Family Photography | Amy Gray Photography
San Diego Family Photography | Amy Gray Photography
San Diego Family Photography | Amy Gray Photography
San Diego Family Photography | Amy Gray Photography
San Diego Family Photography | Amy Gray Photography
San Diego Family Photography | Amy Gray Photography

San Diego Maternity Photographer | Crystal Pier Family Photography

If you follow my Instagram, you already know how I loved getting to photograph this little girl! She was sweet, rambunctious, and adorable, and although her crazy antics kept me completely ON MY TOES the entire session, her bright smiles lit up the beach that night! From careening around the shiny shore to jumping on top of a used-to-be-sandcastle, with two hands full of mud, she was filled with joy and curiosity – just like a toddler should be.

San Diego Photographers | Amy Gray Photography
San Diego Photographers | Amy Gray Photography
San Diego Photographers | Amy Gray Photography
Family Photography San Diego | Amy Gray Photography
Family Photography San Diego | Amy Gray Photography
Hotel del Coronado Photographer | Amy Gray Photography
Hotel del Coronado Photographer | Amy Gray Photography
Hotel del Coronado Photographer | Amy Gray Photography
Amy Gray Photography | Dad & Daughter
Amy Gray Photography | Photography in San Diego
Amy Gray Photography | Photography in San Diego
San Diego Photography | Amy Gray Photography
Fathers | Amy Gray Photography
Hand-in-Hand | Amy Gray Photography
Hand-in-Hand | Amy Gray Photography
Sunset Silhouette | Amy Gray Photography
Maternity Silhouette | Amy Gray Photography
Maternity Photographer San Diego | Amy Gray Photography
Little Girl Playing on the Beach | Amy Gray Photography
Little Girl Playing on the Beach | Amy Gray Photography
Little Girl Playing on the Beach | Amy Gray Photography

Colton | San Diego Family Photographer

Things are looking pretty different for Colton since the last time I photographed him.⠀

Last year, Colton and his parents and three siblings met up with my sister and me just a few weeks into Colton’s treatment for a rare form of leukemia. He was absolutely miserable, clinging to his mama and crying (or moaning ) throughout our session . . . but we were determined to get some images because, honestly, no one was really sure if the treatment would work. Times like that make photography a serious – and heartbreaking – endeavor.⠀

Colton's Cancer Battle | Leukemia

Fast-forward to this year’s session and Colton’s smiling face – and smiling eyes. Could there be anything more precious?⠀

Colton's Cancer Battle | Leukemia

Colton’s family has been through so much this year: seemingly endless chemotherapy, multiple extended and unplanned hospital stays, so many spinal taps and injections and oral medications . . . the list goes on. But right now, Colton is in remission, and they are marching through the maintenance phase (still no picnic!!) of his treatment with HOPE.⠀

I know they would love your prayers for Colton and for their family.

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San Diego Photographer | San Diego Family Photography
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Siblings | San Diego Family Photography
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Colton Cantor | San Diego Family Photography

Extended Family Beach Portraits | Hotel del Coronado Photography

This family and I go way, way back! Another in my 2018 string of former students, Dianna was in my English class once upon a time, and Jackie was my co-worker at the school. The adults in this family are so genuine, sweet, and funny, and their love for their Lord shows in their words and actions. The children, from my experience with them on the beach, are growing up in the very same direction. A beautiful family, inside and out, and such a privilege to photograph!

Photography in San Diego | Hotel del Coronado Photography
Photography in San Diego | Hotel del Coronado Photography
Photography in San Diego | Hotel del Coronado Photography
Photography in San Diego | Hotel del Coronado Photography
Photography in San Diego | Hotel del Coronado Photography
Photography in San Diego | Hotel del Coronado Photography
Photography in San Diego | Hotel del Coronado Photography
Photography in San Diego | Hotel del Coronado Photography
Photography in San Diego | Hotel del Coronado Photography
Photography in San Diego | Hotel del Coronado Photography
Photography in San Diego | Hotel del Coronado Photography
Photography in San Diego | Hotel del Coronado Photography
Photography in San Diego | Hotel del Coronado Photography
Photography in San Diego | Hotel del Coronado Photography
Photography in San Diego | Hotel del Coronado Photography
Photography in San Diego | Hotel del Coronado Photography
Photography in San Diego | Hotel del Coronado Photography
Photography in San Diego | Hotel del Coronado Photography
Photography in San Diego | Hotel del Coronado Photography

Pacific Terrace Hotel Photography | San Diego Photographer

I court disaster a LOT, taking expensive camera gear and priceless clients into the churning waves in order to get the reflection shots I adore. Most of the time it works out fine, but this time . . . not so much! This session ended abruptly when a rogue wave took out one of my clients (and her iPhone 😳) and drenched us all – along with pretty much everyone else on the beach that day! Fortunately, it was close to sunset, my gear survived, we got some great images before the wave craziness, and my clients were great, gracious people. Check out this beautiful vacationing family, full of good looks and personality!

Pacific Terrace Hotel | San Diego Photographer
Pacific Terrace Hotel | San Diego Photographer
Pacific Terrace Hotel | San Diego Photographer
Pacific Terrace Hotel | San Diego Photographer
Pacific Terrace Hotel | San Diego Photographer
Pacific Terrace Hotel | San Diego Photographer
Pacific Terrace Hotel | San Diego Photographer