Families

Christine's Malibu, CA Family Session

Christine's Malibu, CA Family Session

I was so excited when Christine reached out to me to do some family shots of her and her daughters! They were very drawn to El Metador State Beach (and who can blame them?) and I was very excited after convincing them to go early in the morning to beat the crowds. We had the whole beach to ourselves and took some fun portraits.

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Liz and Noboru's Pasadena, CA Family Session

Liz and Noboru's Pasadena, CA Family Session

Liz and Noboru have the cutest boys and wanted some family photos around Caltech campus, where Liz works. They brought me all sorts of Japanese sweets as a thank you and I definitely didn’t complain. Loved shooting this family, despite the typical trouble of getting young boys to look at the camera at the same time! See more from this sunny day in Pasadena and let me know if you want to shoot on campus.

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Marcella and Tony's San Diego, CA Family Session

Marcella and Tony's San Diego, CA Family Session

Marcella and Tony and their adorable two-year old twin boys joined me in Rose Canyon in San Diego, CA for a quick family session. It was quite the challenge to entertain toddlers and trick them into smiling for the camera, but I loved the challenge! Check out the rest of the photos for some big laughs and golden hour light.

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Carissa, Jackie, and Wendy's San Diego, CA Family Session

Carissa, Jackie, and Wendy's San Diego, CA Family Session

I have known Jackie and Carissa and Wendy for a long time now and while I have taken pictures of Jackie a million times and Carissa a few times, I have never shot their whole family! They were looking for some updated family photos so we headed to Torrey Pines State Beach. The sun and tide weren’t cooperating for shots facing the ocean, but we found a sweet lifeguard tower to shelter in!

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Megan's Balboa Park, CA Family Session

Megan's Balboa Park, CA Family Session

Megan and her brother, sister, mom, and dad ventured down to Balboa Park for a nice December morning with beautiful light. I love all the architecture at Balboa Park, especially when I don’t have to photoshop people out of the background! Thanks to this beautiful family for waking up early and exploring this historic area of San Diego with me!

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Kalia's San Diego, CA Family and Couple Session

Kalia's San Diego, CA Family and Couple Session

Took some pictures for my friend Kalia of her family and boyfriend! I loved exploring Sunset Cliffs on this beautiful winter day. The water was especially turquoise that evening and we got some great sun! Her grandmother was very adventurous and even went down the rather treacherous cliff trail with us to get closer to the water! Loved shooting this sweet family.

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Jane and Jerry's San Diego, CA Family Session

Jane and Jerry's San Diego, CA Family Session

I loved photographing Jane and Jerry and their two boys! We had a quick shoot at Torrey Pines State Beach in San Diego, CA over winter break. I’m glad they brought some snacks to bribe the boys, because getting them to sit still for photos was a challenge and gummy bears were definitely needed!

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Claudia and Jose's Pasadena, CA Family Session

Claudia and Jose's Pasadena, CA Family Session

Claudia and Jose have the most wonderful family - I met them last year shooting christmas card photos and I had the pleasure of hanging out with them again to repeat the experience! The kids were especially happy that we could incorporate more photos with the family pup. Sometimes the best location to just relax and be natural in photos is your own backyard!

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Amy and Jeff's Malibu, CA Family Session

Amy and Jeff's Malibu, CA Family Session

Amy and Jeff had the cutest family - I loved hanging out with them and their kids! They travelled a long way for this sunset session at El Metador State Beach in Malibu, CA. Luckily they came before the wildfires hit California - the air quality in Malibu plummeted and many people lost their homes. It just goes to show you how we need to protect these precious places. It is also an important reminder of what matters - many people rush into homes to grab irreplaceable items like family photos. Make sure you take the time to get photos with your loved ones that you can cherish forever!

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Ana and Peter's Carlsbad, CA Family Session

Ana and Peter's Carlsbad, CA Family Session

I have done quite a few family sessions lately, and I have loved it! This one was special for a few reasons: 1) it featured my high school math teacher, a complete sweet heart and wonderful person 2) the tiny humans in this family are particularly adorable and 3) it features a family spanning three generations, only together a few times a year. I was so happy to photograph this loving group while they hung out near the waves in Carlsbad. It is so important to set aside time to take photos with your family as the years go by - I hope these will serve as happy memories for Ana and her family!

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Donna and Matt's San Diego, CA Family Session

Donna and Matt's San Diego, CA Family Session

Photographing families like the Fallons make my heart so happy. Theses kids were so full of fun and energy, and I had a great time chasing them around a playground in San Diego. I first photographed Donna and Matt’s boys many years ago when I was just starting to take photography seriously, so it was really special to revisit my favorite clients and give them updated images of their kiddos. Hope you enjoy this set as much as I do!

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