Family Photography in San Diego: Marisa McDonald Photography

April 4, 2017

Family Photography in San Diego: Marisa McDonald Photography

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Its hard to believe I’ll soon be leaving desert life to do family photography in San Diego! I am beyond excited and I know new memories will be made but I’ll be sad to leave behind families like this one and places like the beautifully rustic Pioneertown, set right in the middle of the desert!

As soon as Jenni told me they *might* bring their dog, Lucy, and they *might* bring their motorcycle, I said, “might?!” I’m so glad they did! Lucy was clearly the star of the show and the bike was so perfect for that desert sunset, don’t you think? This family will be heading to new adventures soon enough too so I made sure to get a good headshot of dad that I hope will serve him well as he explores new opportunities.

You all know little kids are my jam. You’ve got a super energetic little one and you’re convinced they absolutely will not sit still for pictures? I’ve got you covered on that! My high energy boys have trained me well to be patient and flexible and play and “just keep clicking.” I admit I’m always a teensy bit nervous before sessions with teens but so far I’ve lucked out. Even though I have no expertise (other than having been a teen myself once), they are always good to me. Some love the experience and other’s don’t but they all at least humor me! Hahaha!¬†Given that I do remember being that age once, I am actually super happy with that! I hope my boys still¬†humor my picture taking when they’re teens too!

My favorite part of the whole session (besides Lucy, the adorable pup), was the sweet little sister who really warmed up to me and my assistant, Hannah. She loved the camera (and the camera loved her) and she wasn’t afraid to show me her love for her family either! I love all the snuggles and sweetness we captured together!

Hope you enjoy this session! I’m sending out my first (and possibly only) opportunity to book a family photography session in San Diego with me this Fall via my email list. I’m going to open 5 spots tonight and I’m just not sure yet if I’ll open more. I know we will be busy settling in (and enjoying our new beautiful surroundings). I’m taking it one step at a time. Want to get first dibs? Be sure you’re on the list by clicking here and confirming in your email.

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