San Diego Family Photography client Jaclyn was kind enough to tell us the story of her beach photoshoot as part of our #clientseyeview series. Her family traveled from Ohio for their California vacation. It was an overcast day on Coronado, but the clouds were blue, and the shoreline was an adventure that evening, with all kinds of interesting things washing up with the recent influx of seaweed, including coral, which I had never seen before on Coronado. The seagulls were as interested as we were, so we got plenty of birds in our photos that night!
WHAT WAS THE STORY OF YOUR TRIP?
My family of six started our vacation in San Diego. The evening of the day we arrived we had Amy take our family photos. We loved our time and session! San Diego is a great city and we kept busy for the few days we were there before we went on to Newport, then to San Francisco. While visiting San Diego we stayed at Marriott Club Pulse. We visited the Safari Park and did a behind the scenes Elephant and Friends tour (amazing). We also visited Old Town and the USS Midway. Of course we couldn’t leave without donuts from The Donut Bar.
WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO HAVE A PHOTO SESSION?
My oldest kid graduated from HS this past year and we wanted to get family photos before she leaves for college. I’ve always wanted beach/ocean family photos. I researched photographers and decided on Amy. I loved the way her photos looked.
WHAT CONCERNS DID YOU FACE GOING INTO YOUR SESSION?
I wanted the weather to cooperate. It was cloudy and a bit windy, and I wasn’t sure if the photos were going to look the way I had envisioned.
WHAT IS A FAVORITE MEMORY YOU HAVE OF YOUR PHOTO SESSION?
The kids playing in the sand and water. And all the strange items on the beach were fascinating for one of my kids. Haha!
DESCRIBE A FAVORITE IMAGE FROM YOUR SESSION? WHY IS IT YOUR FAVORITE?
How can I pick just one favorite? I love the reflection shot where my kids on the end are looking at the camera and the rest of us are laughing at Amanda. And I love all the shots where my kids were being themselves and running or playing.
WHAT DID YOU DO (OR DO YOU PLAN TO DO) WITH YOUR IMAGES?
I always have a framed family picture over my fireplace. Individuals of the kids (8×10) in frames. I’ll probably get some canvas ones this year.