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Fun Family Photography Session

in Laguna Beach

This Fun Family Photography session took place on the day before Christmas Eve on Laguna Beach behind the Montage (definitely a front runner for most beautiful spots in Southern California). To my horror, we woke up that morning to a downpour but my client assured me they were a laid back family and they would be totally fine to proceed with the session rain or shine! This was going to be their only day all together and they just really wanted photos together as a family. You might think I was dreading shooting in the rain but really I was more excited than ever. Any family that is willing to have portraits in the rain knows how to have fun and doesn’t take themselves too seriously. This is a recipe for an amazing session!

Aside from being all together, there was another important reason for this photo session… Mom & Dad’s 30-year-anniversary!! In fact, Mom & Dad had taken a photo at this exact spot 30 years ago so we definitely had to re-create it.

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Coronado Military Wedding Photographer: Island Club Coronado

This Coronado Military Wedding Photographer has Last Minute Availability! December 2019 Update: Looking for an elopement photographer or a wedding photographer with last minute availability in San Diego, Coronado, Oceanside, Fallbrook, Carlsbad, or Temecula? I am no longer taking bookings for Summer and Fall 2020 but I do have last minute availability for January-April 2020. I’m happy to customize my offerings for small weddings and elopements. Let’s chat!

This wedding at the Island Club on Naval Airstation North Island  in Coronado was everything. They started the day surrounded by family and friends as they got ready. The ceremony overlooked the Ocean. And the champagne flowed as they danced the afternoon away in the sun-light drenched ballroom! Possibly best of all? We finished the day with portraits on the beach followed by IN-N-OUT!! Planning an elopment or last minute wedding January-April 2020? I’ve got you covered! Email marisa@marisamcdonaldphotography.com and let’s get the conversation started!

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Last Minute Wedding Photography Availability: Photography by La Jolla Wedding Photographer, Marisa McDonald Photography

I have Last Minute Wedding Photography Availability! December 2019 update: I am no longer taking Wedding bookings for Summer/Fall 2020 but I do have availability for January – April 2020 weddings. Planning a last minute wedding in La Jolla, San Diego, Carlsbad, Temecula, Oceanside, Fallbrook, Laguna? I’ve got you covered! I’m happy to customize my offerings for small weddings. Let’s chat!

Jess & Bobby’s Torrey Pines Wedding was unbelievably perfect in its simplicity. With the gorgeous Pacific Ocean as our backdrop and surrounded by their closest family and friends, the beauty of their love took center stage. While they kept details simple, everything was meticulously planned thanks to the stellar coordination of Diana and Yvonne at At Your Side Wedding Planning. I arrived early because I wanted to be sure to capture the details of the bride and her girls getting ready at the gorgeous Hilton Torrey Pines. The Hilton also served as the backdrop for Jess & Bobby’s sweet first look that quickly included the precious moment of their son seeing his mom in her wedding gown! Gorgeous florals by Tess Fresh were soft, pretty, elegant and modern. As the wedding party moved to the beach, everyone was all smiles. Jess & Bobby said their vows while The SoCal Wedding Officiant spoke of love with the perfect balance of humor and inspiration.

Join me in walking through the precious memories of Jess & Bobby’s beautiful day! This was just the beginning…these two have a lifetime of happiness ahead!

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Outdoor Newborn Photography Session in Fallbrook

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Fallbrook Newborn Photography

This Outdoor Newborn Photography Session in Fallbrook made my heart so happy. As I continue to put distance between myself and the years I spent doing studio newborn photography, I find more and more joy in capturing these kinds of moments. I love how these new parents wanted to capture really natural moments with their baby boy. Sometimes I shy away from outdoor newborn sessions just because I always want to ensure baby is comfortable and safe. Everything aligned perfectly for this session though. Although it is freeeeezing here today (the day after Thanksgiving), a few weeks ago the weather was absolutely perfect in Fallbrook. I had no worries at all that baby was too cold and that was so nice. Also baby boy was already one month old which made everything feel very easy and comfortable. I hope you enjoy this sweet session! I know I did!

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Carlsbad Beach Family Photographer

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Carlsbad Beach Family Photographer. Marisa McDonald Photography.

Swoon. This session is going down in the record books. Though I am typically more of a Carlsbad Beach Family Photographer, I made a special trip down to Coronado to capture this beautiful family on their home turf. It was November but it was HOT. Once we found our way to the shade of these amazing rocks, it was a gorgeous Fall day in Southern California. I knew we were off to a good start, when Dad surprised Mom with a beer right at the start of the session. For the record….I SUPPORT THIS!! The more relaxed the parents are, the better the session! Of course we can motivate the kiddos in different ways throughout the session but its so important to keep it light and fun. When kids believe we’re trying to have fun, their personalities really come through and its just magic! Soooo…what’s going to be in your sippy cup at your next session?!

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I’m also excited to share an amazingly helpful post from the talented Stacey Adams.  Albuquerque Lifestyle Newborn Photographer, SMA Photography, shares FAQs about adding video to your photo session. SMA Photography specializes in Newborn Photography and Video, serving the Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Santa Fe areas of New Mexico.

Marisa specializes in lifestyle newborn photography in Oceanside and throughout San Diego and Orange County, including Encinitas, Solana Beach, North Park, Hillcrest, San Clemente, Fallbrook, Vista, Poway, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos, UTC, La Jolla, 4S Ranch, and Carlsbad. Marisa puts an emphasis on real, authentic images that remind you of YOU! SO snuggle up and let’s create some memories you’ll treasure for a lifetime!

Marisa specializes in capturing big hugs and bigger smiles on Carlsbad Beach and beyond. During your session with Marisa you should expect to run, jump, laugh, and let your hair down. Marisa puts an emphasis on real, authentic images that remind you of YOU! SO snuggle up and let’s create some memories you’ll treasure for a lifetime!

www.marisamcdonaldphotography.com
  • Oh these are precious! What a beautiful setting and family!ReplyCancel

    • marisamcdonaldphotography

      Thank you Tanya! Carlsbad Beach is my fave!ReplyCancel

  • These are absolutely gorgeous, love the vibrant colours!ReplyCancel

    • marisamcdonaldphotography

      Thank you Tori! Carlsbad Beach never disappoints!ReplyCancel

  • So beautiful and such a fun day! What a great family photo session!!ReplyCancel

    • marisamcdonaldphotography

      Thank you Stacey! Carlsbad beach is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • These are FANTASTIC! I need a beach and I need you as my photographer 🙌🏻ReplyCancel

    • marisamcdonaldphotography

      Aww thank you Tanya! The beach is so good for the soul!ReplyCancel

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