Family Photography for Real Families in Oceanside

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Family Photography…Do you ever feel like it isn’t really family friendly (or toddler or kid friendly or husband friendly)? Kind of ironic right? Let’s take “family” photos and make sure the kids all act like grownups! Sometimes I’ve been known to tell my kiddos I want them to act like they are 39, lol! But when it comes to family photos, I actually do kinda want them to act their own age (even if its a little more difficult or unruly). On that note, I hope you enjoy this “family friend” family session with two little toddlers who were perfectly themselves and it was magic!

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Rustic Red Truck Session

Fall Family Portraits in Oceanside hit a whole new level with this adorable family last weekend. From the antique red truck to the cactus and the rustic Las Pulgas Barn on Camp Pendleton, this session is going to remain one of my favorites for a long time! Best of all I loved how this family had a comfortable, easy demeanor in front of the camera that made for some really sweetly authentic images!

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Family Photo Session in La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove is easily one of the most breathtaking spots in the world…and its practically in my back yard (what a life!). I have had the privilege of photographing this sweet family two years in a row and it just keeps getting better. Ashley is a fellow (super talented) photographer. I am blessed to be able to call on her to work with me on weddings and honored that she chose to work with me for her own family photos! When we started talking about locations for this year’s session, I knew Ashley would be up for an adventure for the right location! This particular location in La Jolla required us to drive about an hour but it was SO worth it for the unique cliff sides and cave-like features surrounding this breathtaking ocean view! Add in all the sweetness that this family has to share and this session is definitely one for the memory books!

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I am here today to answer the age old question…what are the best shoes for Wedding Photographers (or teachers, or waitresses, or anyone else whose job keeps them upright ALL.DAY.LONG!)? If you are a member of any women’s Facebook groups, you KNOW that women from certain professions are CONSTANTLY begging the group to tell them the name of the magical shoes that will not kill their feet after standing all day. Wedding photography is the ultimate endurance sport. After an 8 hour wedding, you literally feel like you just ran a half marathon. (I would say a marathon but I have never actually run one myself so I don’t want to make any false claims! 😂)

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Recently I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to try a pair of Rothy’s for myself when I photographed them for Daily Mom Military’s Mother’s Day Gift guide. Ladies who live on your feet rejoice! Rothy’s are the answer to your age-old question. I can tell you that after a full wedding day, I’m still exhausted but my feet are happy with Rothy’s! Meanwhile these shoes are also super cute and come in so many colors and patterns! And get this! You can wash them! In the washing machine! This is HUGE if you buy one of the lighter colors. Let’s just say I promptly ordered a second pair!

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Not only are Rothy’s cute and comfortable for long days on your feet, they are also eco-friendly so you can feel good about choosing them! These adorable shoes are literally made out of plastic bottles. In fact they have repurposed over 30,000 plastic bottles over the past 3 years!

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I am so thrilled to bring you Summer & Hugh’s Rancho Guajome Adobe wedding on the blog today! If you’ve never stopped by The San Diego County Park called Rancho Guajome Adobe in Vista, you are missing out. This spot is the essence of San Diego with its Mission Style architecture and pepper trees mixed with succulents. Summer & Hugh wanted a relaxed day outdoors with their closest family and friends and they got just that. From a relaxed morning getting ready to their adorable first look to a literal pretzel cart at the cocktail hour, every detail was approachable and focused on everyone’s enjoyment of the day (including the bride & groom)!

The florals by Leaf it to Lexi were absolutely stunners and the planning by Ivonne Amezcua of San Diego Event Planning kept everything feeling perfectly coordinated and seamless.

Special thanks to my second shooter for this day, Jenny. She always keeps me calm, hydrated, and contributes gorgeous images to the final gallery!

And of course the biggest thanks of all to Summer & Hugh! I was so honored to be a part of their day. They clearly have so much love and respect for each other and I am better for knowing them and their story.

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Wedding Planning: Ivonne Amezcua of San Diego Event Planning

Florals: Leaf it to Lexi

Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal

Music: CB Music Productions

Food: Mexico City Cuisine

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