Okay; don’t get me wrong. San Diego is BEAUTIFUL. But after almost 10 years of photographing the same spots over and over, I get SO excited when I get to try someplace new! This beautiful family has been coming to me for their photos for years every time they’re on vacation in SoCal! This time they were staying a little north of San Diego, so we chose the Los Rios district of San Juan Capistrano in Orange County as our location! It was SO pretty and a really great spot!

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I will admit, getting two little boys to hold still for ANY period of time is definitely a challenge… haha! But I love taking that opportunity to take more candid family photos! Candid family shots avoid the stress of trying to make little ones hold still and smile… and they end up being a lot more fun! Beach shoots are a great time to take advantage of this style. We met up in Solana Beach for these photos… check out this sweet family below!

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Ohhh man! This shoot is SO cute! Miss Bailey wasn’t totally sure how she felt about taking photos for her first birthday at the Marston House… haha the first part of the shoot was slightly challenging. Thank goodness she is so adorable!! But something happened halfway through and she started LOVING it! Check out this sweet little one’s first birthday photos below!

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It’s so sweet to watch little ones that I’ve photographed since they were babies become big siblings! This adorable family just added a new little one to the mix, so we decided to take some sweet family photos at the cactus garden (have I mentioned this is one of my FAVORITE spots?! I think I have!!). I love watching the new big sister interact with her little sister; she’s such a sweetheart! Check out this beautiful family below!

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Maternity photos are always some of my favorite photos to take! I think ever since becoming a mom, I look fondly back on my pregnancy (despite the morning sickness through the WHOLE THING); I loved the anticipation I felt & I think I felt more beautiful than ever before! I love watching and capturing photos of other mamas feeling the same way! We decided to do beach photos during this couple’s baby moon to San Diego & La Jolla Cove was the perfect location. Check out their stunning maternity shoot below!

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