This sweet couple, originally from Japan, is spending a year in San Diego and wanted to commemorate the time with photos on the beach. Yuka chose the most beautiful skirt for our session, and she was gorgeous in the sunset light!
This time of year, beach photography can be a harrowing experience. The beach is supposed to be WARM — but sometimes it isn’t. Sometimes it is 50 degrees at 6:00 in the morning, and your clients are awesome and they PRETEND to be warm (even the 4-year-old) and you get warm *looking* photos, even if it’s actually only 50 degrees. It’s a good thing this family is from South Dakota! They did a great job of pretending (and a great job of choosing fun, bright, colorful clothing!), and I love how their early-morning, super-cold beach session turned out!
Families are made in the heart, and here’s some proof. Five years ago, I photographed Gina and Omar’s wedding. Jasmine was just a little six-year-old then, and today she is celebrating her eleventh birthday with her sweet little sister Iris. I loved seeing Omar’s interactions with both of his daughters during this photo session, which was arranged by adoptive grandma “Grandmary” Mary. Jasmine’s best friend Elizabeth, Grandmary’s other granddaughter, is also here. This is family.
Happy birthday, Jasmine!