It’s not easy to photograph 31 people in a single session (especially including toddlers!), but Heather Starr Photography and I used teamwork to take on the challenge.
Our extended family of 11 was on a family vacation in Oceanside; we are rarely able to be together as an extended, so we wanted to have professional photos taken. I fell in love with Amy's photos as soon as I saw her website and samples of her work. During our shoot, our three toddlers were being difficult, and I left convinced the shoot was a total bust because of our littles. When she sent our gallery two weeks later, we all were blown away. The photos were beautiful! Amy managed to capture so many special candid moments in addition to the beautifully posed family photos. These will forever be a special memory of this trip! She was great to work with - the weather was rainy over the weekend we had scheduled the shoot, and Amy stayed in constant contact as we watched the forecast and weather changes. Looking forward to working with her again!
Working with Amy for our family photos was awesome and the pictures are beautiful! We will definitely use her services again when we have our extended family down to San Diego next year. She takes beautiful pictures!
We had a wonderful experience with Amy. She was fun to work with, and I trusted her knowledge and expertise. She was very interactive before, during, and after the photoshoot. The photos came out amazing, and I am excited to incorporate them throughout my home.
We have had the pleasure of having Amy photograph our family twice now and each time we have had such a blast. Amy was able to capture all of the fun and excitement that my boys have running up and down the beach and playing the water and sand. I can say enough how wonderful Amy is and how beautiful her photographs are. She is such a gifted person and it truly shows each time I look at the genuine smiles on each of our faces in the photographs she has given us. They truly are a gift that we will cherish forever. Thank you Amy.
What a fun time!! Beautiful, natural whimsical photos Amy took of my daughters and I while traveling on vacation this summer!! Highly recommend! You won’t regret it!!
Amy was incredible! We were visiting San Diego to see our son, and decided to do family photographs on the beach. Amy met us on the beach and I’m in love with the photos! There are so many to choose from! I loved how friendly she was with each of us during the process. Amy responded to all my questions, and I would definitely do business with her again
Our whole experience working with Amy was amazing! We were looking to do family photos with our 5 dogs at the beach, and Amy took us to the perfect place at sunset. She was able to capture the sun reflecting off the outgoing tide, which produced some phenomenal pictures for us.
From beginning to end, Amy made us feel very comfortable, and it was our pleasure to work with her. We highly recommend her to anyone.
Wow! Amy is a wonderful person and an extremely talented photographer. We chose Amy after contacting a few photographers in the local area. We liked her quick and honest responses and her gallery of beautiful work. Our family photos are not the "average day at the beach photos sessions". We have a significant special needs daughter, a 3 year old rambunctious son and an outgoing 11 year old daughter. Amy was so patient, professional, fun and calm. She worked incredibly hard to produce some amazing family pictures that we will treasure for a lifetime! We will see you again Amy in a few years!
Amy Gray is unbelievably talented and her professionalism is unmatched. She captured my husband and me with our infant son beautifully during our beachside photography session. Our family and friends are planning to travel to San Diego to have family portraits done with Amy as ours were so stunning. She will capture your family at its best in an outstanding setting.
When we found out we were going to San Diego as an extended family we knew we needed beach pictures. After speaking with everyone we knew that might know someone that could find us a photographer and with no luck, we found PeerSpace. Amy Gray was number one and was highly recommended. She did not disappoint, as a matter of fact, she blew our minds with the quality, consistency, and stunning photography. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of our pictures. We had 9 kids under the age of 12, Amy asked for names beforehand, memorized them and called everyone by name, that’s dedication to be the best! She told us it would take two weeks to get the previews of our pictures, we had a big family with lots of pictures, and she delivered early! Not only is she the most dedicated photographer, she’s the best photographer! We would highly recommend Amy Gray Photography to anyone wanting family photos in San Diego.
I am a 4th Generation Californian who loves the beach. My family has a rich history of beach trips and photos that have created a wonderful legacy for us as a family. Amy is an amazing photographer with a California history all her own. Her attention to detail and professional, yet kind personality, made the whole experience of capturing our entire family in photographs a pleasant experience. I received my order within 2 weeks! And the packaging was perfection!!! I highly recommend her for family photos or any professional photography that you need. Love, Love, Love my family pictures and Amy Gray Photography!!!
Amy is absolutely fantastic! I was blown away with every photo she captured of my family and I. She has such a sweet and genuine demeanor, and was great at getting my 8-month-old (and husband!) to really smile. We aren't from San Diego but wanted vacation photos and were so happy with our time with Amy that when we visit next, we will be booking another session. If you are even thinking about booking Amy, you might as well stop what you're doing and just book the session- you won't regret it!
Amy’s work is amazing!! We love her talent, professionalism, ability to work great with kids, sweet personality, and everything in between. We have used Amy twice for our family photos. We moved away from the area 2 years ago, but wanted her as our photographer again this year so we traveled back to San Diego to have her capture our daughters 1st year photos. And we will continue to come back for future photo sessions!! I would recommend her to anyone!! Thank you Amy for your work! I’m so happy I found you 3 years ago!!!
If I could give Amy 10 stars I would! We recently traveled to San Diego and were given Amy's name as a referral from our hotel. This was a last minute plan, but we were able to schedule her. The evening was perfect! The sun was shining and the sunset was just beautiful. Amy's vision was everything I have wanted to capture with my family. The actual photo shoot was so fun! Amy is so incredibly nice and worked beautifully with my family. I have three boys so it could take some time to get everyone on point :).
When the pictures were sent to me- I was in awe! They are everything I had imaged and MORE. Every single photograph is amazing. I can't stop looking at them. Amy's creativity and design is truly wonderful. Thank you Amy for these beautiful memories. When we return to San Diego one day, we will most definitely contact Amy for more pictures. I will cherish these photographs forever.
We were very happy with the photos we received from Amy. They were light-filled and beautiful. She was fun to work with at the photoshoot too. She had taken the time to memorize the names of all 17 members of our family so she could call them by name as she worked with us. She delivered on what I asked for--fun, casual poses with lots of light. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for fabulous family photos.
Amy was top-notch from start to finish. She was very accommodating to our travel schedule and request for the day/time of the shoot, showed up early and told us over and over, that we weren't on a time clock, just the sun and when it sets. I told Amy the pictures I wanted and she worked her magic to get the perfect shots. She goes to great lengths (and stretches - ha!) to get the amazing angles.
Amy did a fantastic job photographing a big family group of 20 as we gathered for an 85th birthday celebration, and we were thrilled with the photos. She was a pleasure to work with, extremely responsive, and was really quick and efficient with our photo session (which everyone really appreciated!). I can't say enough good things about working with her, and now we have fantastic photos to commemorate the weekend and the celebration. Thank you Amy!!!
Amy's photos are amazing, and our experience working with her for both single and extended family photo sessions in and around San Diego has been equally awesome. We love Amy and her work! It's amazing what she captures from each session. She knows that I consider her photographs treasures for my heart as they highlight the treasures in our lives. We have her work all over our walls! Anyhow, thank you so much, Amy, for providing such great photos time and time again!
I am so thankful we stumbled upon Amy Gray Photography. We have a large family with 3 small kiddos which did not even phase Amy. The shoot was quick and seamless. I was amazed when I received the final photos. Amy is very professional and accommodating she definitely went above and beyond including bringing bubbles to entertain the kids. We will definitely be using her again.
San Francisco, CA
We hired Amy Gray to shoot a family birthday at the Hotel del Coronado, and we are so glad we did. She's fast, funny and good with people of all ages. Even our reluctant in-laws ended up having a great time running around the beach at sunset. Definitely recommend.
Amy has photographed my family several times and I can't say enough good things about her. She's an AMAZING photographer, but beyond that she has an incredible heart and passion behind everything she does. Amy has always been great with my kids and I have her images hanging all over my house. If you're looking for a highly talented photographer who is easy to work with, you should definitely pick Amy.
San Diego, CA
I have been dealing with a low level, happy sob all night looking at these pictures…you captured some amazing photos! Thanks so very much. After my divorce, I wasn’t sure I would ever find happiness again. When I found C and her children, I had a glimmer of hope. You showed me clearly and completely that my happiness is true and complete!
San Diego, CA
As a photographer, you are constantly learning new things and seeking great mentors and/or fellow photographers to rub shoulders with. Amy let me tag along with her during an engagement session, and she was so inspiring!! Super fun to be around and knows what she is doing! I don't even need to mention that her work is fabulous! Thanks for letting me "see" things through your eyes, Amy!
We hired Amy Gray to do our first ever professional family portrait session on a recent vacation to San Diego - coming from Canada. As a shutterbug myself, I was very particular about who we would hire and boy, did she deliver! We had fun at the shoot and even with the abounding energy of my three young boys at beautiful Coronado Beach, she managed to capture them and us in all the range of moments from calmness to craziness!
She knows her camera, knows her light, knows how to get results - all whilst being so lovely on a personal level. She was quick to provide the images and answers to all my question. I will definitely recommend her to anyone I know going to San Diego, and we will be seeing her next time we visit, too, for our next session!
We love Amy! She has done our family photos for the last two years, and we fly out from the East Coast to use her! She is wonderful with the kids and really knows how to capture the personalities in the photos. She is flexible, proactive, and responsive. I highly recommend Amy - you won't be disappointed.
I CANNOT say enough good things about Amy Gray! I called her at the last minute before our trip to San Diego, and she worked hard to fit us into her schedule. She always responded promptly to my emails and was so efficient and organized. As for the photo shoot itself -- She has the patience of Job! There were seven of us including a crying infant and a very uncooperative toddler. She managed to get the best shots at just the right moment; She brought interesting things to entice the little ones; had jokes to loosen up the old folks; and best of all, she created the most magical portfolio of our family! I am so thankful that we called Amy and forever grateful for these precious photos. Thumbs all the way up!