The Kirk Family

Photographing other photographers and their families can be super stressful but also incredibly rewarding. :) I joined up with a handful other local photographers to do portrait swaps, and below are some of my favorites of the session we did of the Kirk family in Old Poway Park!

Chrissie is a fellow Marine wife, a super mom, and the photographer and brains behind Bella Luce Photography. Her two boys were total hams during the session, so it was a blast!

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Thank you to Chrissie and her family for allowing us to photograph you!

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, my grandmothers, Chrissie, and all other moms out there! May your day be filled with love!


Merry Christmas!

I’m so excited to share these images with you!

Last month, my friend Katie let me in on a little secret: she and her husband, Chris, are expecting their first child next year! She was hoping we’d be able to create a Christmas card she could send out to her friends and family to share the news. We met up at the Ranch House at Camp Pendleton with a few props to create the perfect announcement card. We created the cards and she sent them to their family and friends, so now I’m able to share the news here, too!

Here are some of my favorite images from our session.

Congratulations to the soon-to-be parents! I’m so excited to meet their little one next summer!

I hope everyone else has a very Merry Christmas!


Baby C

I recently met up with my gorgeous friend, Jenifer, to capture some portraits of her precious son. Jenifer’s husband is currently deployed, so I was happy to create some beautiful images that she could send him to hold him over until he’s able to meet little Baby C next year. Below are a handful of my favorites.

I’m so impressed with women who give birth while their husbands are gone. Jenifer is one of several of my friends who have done it, and her strength really amazes me.


The G Family

Hi all!

It sure has been a while since I’ve posted here. I was up to my nose in family sessions and family gatherings this fall, though I wouldn’t change it for anything!

Here is a recent family session I did with the fabulous G family at Oceanside Pier and Beach. Isn’t little D just as cute as can be??

I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season!


The Ross Family – Part 2

The Ross family was back in action this fall, and this time we explored the San Diego Botanic Garden during our session. This family is super sweet and I just adore them!