Extended Family

Yes, it’s worth it! I know it’s hard to wrangle all of the smaller family groups and get everyone in the same place at the same time for a photography session, but the visual representation of the family you’ve built over the years will be a cherished image for generations. We’ll work fast and be sure to create images for not just your extended family, but for each smaller family, with portraits of couples and children, as well.

Beach 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
Family Photography San Diego | San Diego Photography
Family Photography San Diego | San Diego Photography
Family Photography San Diego | San Diego Photography
Family Photography San Diego | San Diego Photography
Family San Diego | San Diego Photography
Family San Diego | Extended Family Photos
Family San Diego | Mother and Child
Family San Diego | Family of Four
Hotel del Coronado | Family of Four
Hotel del Coronado | Playing on the Beach
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 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
San Diego Family Photographer | Presidio Park Photos
San Diego Child Photography | San Diego Family Photos
Sisters | San Diego Family Photos
Sisters | San Diego Family Photos
Sisters Hugging | San Diego Family Photos
Sisters Hugging | San Diego Family Photos
Thanksgiving | San Diego Family Photos
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Family Photos
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
Headshots San Diego | San Diego Photographer
Headshots San Diego | San Diego Photographer
Headshots San Diego | San Diego Photographer
Extended Family | San Diego Photographer
Extended Family | San Diego Photographer
Dad and Daughter | San Diego Photographer
Mom and Daughter | San Diego Photographer
Mom and Daughters | San Diego Photographer
Fall in San Diego | San Diego Photographer

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.

San Diego Photographer | San Diego Family Photography
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Family Photography
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Family Photography
San Diego Photographer | San Diego Family Photography
Couple Photo | San Diego Family Photography
Family Posing | San Diego Family Photography
Little Boy Blue | San Diego Family Photography
Fighting Leukemia | San Diego Family Photography
Mother and Son | San Diego Family Photography
San Diego Photographers | San Diego Family Photography
San Diego Photographers | San Diego Family Photography
San Diego Photographers | San Diego Family Photography
San Diego Photographers | San Diego Family Photography
San Diego Photographers | San Diego Family Photography
Siblings | San Diego Family Photography
Family Photo | San Diego Family Photography
Siblings | San Diego Family Photography
Parent and Child | San Diego Family Photography
Mommy Daughter | San Diego Family Photography
Colton Cantor | San Diego Family Photography

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