San Diego Photography | Coronado Engagement

Rachel and Dev are engaged! I am so happy for this young couple with a very bright future ahead of them. Dev called me up and asked me to hide out and surreptitiously capture the moment when he proposed to Rachel. I think this is such a beautiful gesture and love that hiring a photographer for your proposal has become a trend. Dev didn’t stop there- he also organized a surprise dinner with both families. You’ve got a good one Rachel! Wishing you both much love and happiness- enjoy every moment.

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Coronado Engagement Photos | San Diego Beach Photography

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Beach Family Photography | San Diego Photographers

When I arrived at the beach to photograph my sister’s family last November, I was astounded at the sky God had provided for the occasion! Melanie (MelanieMonroePhotography.com) had dressed her girls in the ultimate in spinny-dresses, and she and Jeff spiffed up nicely, too. With a low tide for beautiful reflections, I was pretty much giddy. We even had a tiny visitor, who was supposed to be getting her own picture taken, insist on joining our 10-year-old princesses, spinning on the beach. As with all Monroe family photo sessions, there were some antics toward the end.

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Fight on with Gabriel | San Diego Child Photographer

I was contacted last October by Super Sam, an organization to help families who are impacted by childhood cancer. They asked me to photograph Gabriel and his family, who were staying at the Hotel del Coronado for a few days, going to the San Diego Zoo, and enjoying the beach. Gabriel was an enthusiastic little guy, energetic and seemingly-healthy, but his dad shared about his long battle with leukemia and that Gabriel’s options had been exhausted. Sadly, Gabriel passed away this month, just three years and one day after his diagnosis. His Facebook page, “Fight on with Gabriel,” celebrates his life. Although Gabriel is now in the arms of Jesus, his fight continues as his parents and friends join with so many other families affected by childhood cancer, working toward increased funding for research in this area. Of all the money spent on cancer research in the United States, only 4% is spent on childhood cancers.  I know Gabriel’s family and many others would appreciate our prayers and our consideration of non-profits like Super Sam, funding research for childhood cancer.

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