Fall Mini Sessions Are Coming!

September 14, 2015

Hello all!

Fall mini sessions are coming to San Diego… WHERE in San Diego is still a little up in the air as the expected El Niño has could certainly dampen the situation. We will do our best to persevere and still get those Fall portraits done though, right? I’d love for you to join me! Please email me if you’re interested.

Mini Sessions 2015 - Fall

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a ONEderful year

March 19, 2013

We’ll pretend first that I’m not several months behind in blogging. Then, we’ll pretend like the year hasn’t raced by in epic fashion. Lastly, we’ll pretend that this beautiful family lives much closer to me so that I can see them more often. Deal? Deal.

This little man turned ONE last week and I am SO glad that I got to celebrate his ONEderful little life with his ONEderful parents and other awesome friends and family. He has changed so much since I last saw him… and even more since we took these. My how they grow!

I think my favorite part of it all was coming full circle from the engagement photos we took so long ago. These were the photos that signified and celebrate their decision to become a family and now they aren’t just husband and wife, but mother and father.

LCC turns ONE.

It’s beautiful. :) I feel so fortunate to watch the love continue to grow.

A Perpetual Source

January 22, 2012

“The family is both the fundamental unit of society as well as the root of culture. It … is a perpetual source of encouragement, advocacy, assurance, and emotional refueling that empowers a child to venture with confidence into the greater world
and to become all that he can be.”
~Marianne E. Neifert

It was such a joy to spend some time at Hartley Botanica with this beautiful family a couple of weeks ago… a family that embodies the above quotation completely. You ccould also add laughter, fun, and a slew of other positive adjectives. I’m so lucky to have you all in my life. :)

It’s been quite some time since I’ve had the little man in front of my camera and my has he grown! And their young lady has become even more lovely! Hope to see you all again soon!

Family Photos at Hartley Botanica

It’s a Wonderful Life

December 12, 2011

In October, I had the honor of photographing this beautiful family. I was so blessed to meet them and spend time with them as they laughed, shared, played, and enjoyed each other’s company. Their love was apparent and their time was precious.

I was deeply saddened when I heard the news; my thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Rest in peace Dr. Bob. I light a candle in honor of your wonderful life… and in honor of your new angel wings.

Please keep their family in your thoughts and prayers. I’ve created a group if you would like to light a candle in support and prayer as well.

It's A Wonderful Life

Remember…

For each and every bell that rings
Another angel gets his wings
So show you care and share your light
And help an angel fly tonight

(Another angel) Everybody sing
(Another angel) It’s a wonderful life
For each and every bell that rings
Another angel gets his wings
~Trisha Yearwood, “Another Angel Gets Its Wings”

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Awfully Big Adventure

November 25, 2011

Last Sunday, I met this beautiful family at the entrance to Balboa Park Trails and we nearly had to call it a day before we even got started. The drizzle began, the clouds in the sky threatened, and the forecast said RAIN. Yikes!

But it wasn’t raining just yet and I am so thankful that the H family was willing to adventure down the trail with their two small boys. I had so much fun wandering the trail with you all. Watching the boys swing, pick flowers, find rocks, and race across bridges. They are a joy… and the two of your are wonderful parents. And S? I still maintain you are a total rock star adventuring through the trail, over rocky creek beds, and up marshy hills in those heels. Seriously… especially when all of your boys were equipped with sensible shoes. :) But, with two curious and energetic boys, I’m sure you have many, many more adventures to come.

H Family Blog


“boy (boi) n.- a male child, lad, youth, not yet a man, often a magnet to dirt, toys, and adventure.”

Family Ties

October 16, 2011

“Family faces are magic mirrors.  Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.” ~Gail Lumet Buckley

I’ve always been fascinated by family history – the human stories of how we came to be. Maybe that’s part of why I majored in history. Rarely do I have the opportunity though, to photograph an extended family that isn’t my own, and share in their history. Thank you for letting me catch a glimpse of your history and hear of Christmases growing up and learn about friendships that span the continent. It was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with all of you.

Family Ties

Indeed, these are the ties that bind.

Little Cousins

June 2, 2011

This year, I’ve taken a lot of trips home for holidays and wedding-related activities (this amazing couple gets married NEXT SATURDAY! Can’t wait!).

One of the benefits is seeing my younger cousins more often. One of the other benefits is having a constant stream of photos that I can edit at my own leisure. :)

I’m still working on Easter photos from this year and this past weekend, I also got a few pictures of my now five year old cousin Elise and my now 13 year old cousins Megan and Savannah at Megan’s birthday party (with them is our other cousin Dylan).

Beautiful girls… all of them. :)

Cousins

“Cousins are different beautiful flowers in the same garden.”

Easter 2011 Preview

May 3, 2011

I’ve been sick with the flu for about a week now and my editing has been a sloooooooow process. Here’s a shot from Easter Sunday (right before I crashed and needed to go home and sleep for 24 hours).  It was lovely seeing all of my cousins. I can’t wait to finish the pictures.

Cousins <3

A Little Princess

January 26, 2011

It was really such a joy to get to meet and photograph this little princess and her family. I’ve known her dad and grandparents since I was a little girl and to be able to capture such a beautiful moment in their lives was truly an honor. This gorgeous little princess and her awesomely handsome big brother are some lucky kids.

I love you all! Congratulations again on your sweet girl!

A Little Princess