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Oma’s Pumpkin Patch | San Diego Photography

One of San Diego’s best kept secrets, Oma’s Pumpkin Patch is a working family dairy farm which throws open its doors every October to throngs of big-city San Diegans looking for a little piece of down-home fun.  Scarred by concrete jungle “pumpkin patches” filled with inflatable jumpers and located in mall parking lots, our family found Oma’s a couple of years ago and it has quickly become a tradition.  Oma’s is a place to play like kids played long ago . . . the old fashioned way.  Climb on a tractor, slide down a cottonseed hill, jump off a hay bale, throw a football to your dad in a big grassy field . . . at Oma’s you can do all of this and more.  Hayrides run every 20 minutes and include a tour of the milking facility and a short talk about the cows.  They average about one cow born per day, and on this trip we missed that day’s birth by just one ride.  We got to see the mama cow licking the baby and helping it to stand up for the first time.

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Family | San Diego Family Photographer

Sometimes friends are more like family, and that’s the case with the Fribergs and the Grays . . . the de Castros and the Cothrans.  We go way back.  WAY back.  WAY WAY W-A-Y back.   Since our moms are best friends and our dads are best friends and have been for almost 40 years, Becky and I remember things like each other’s 6th birthday parties, elementary school musicals, dozens of river trips spanning every decade of our lives, awkward stages, crazy college summers, getting married . . . pretty much everything important.  Her little guys, who are getting bigger by the day, call me “Aunt Mimi.”  I super love this family, because they’re MY family.  Becky & Peter, I’m praying for you.  Here’s to frappuccinos, business lunches, Cadbury eggs, and accidentally stopping at See’s Candy.

 

Family | San Diego Beach Photographer

My latest session at Pacific Beach was a dream!  Combine a gorgeous sunset with a beautiful expectant mother and her three smiling, good-looking teens, and it was a great shoot waiting to happen.  Congratulations, Claudia, on motherhood.  You do it well!

Pacific Beach Photographer

Pacific Beach Photographer
Pacific Beach Photographer

Pacific Beach Photographer

Pacific Beach Photographer