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A sneak peek at the beach

So this was my last photo session before our little one joins us and I can’t begin to say how much fun I had with this family. It feels absolutely wonderful to be taking my maternity leave on such a high note! Minelli contacted me a while ago to schedule a session when she and her entire family would be visiting San Diego on vacation. I told her that I would be up for it, but there was always a slight chance that my baby could come early…we joked that as long as I could get through their session, they’d drive me to the hospital immediately afterward. Luckily, that wasn’t necessary and baby is still happily residing in my belly.

Minelli and her husband brought along their son and daughter, their significant others, and their adorable granddaughter, Ava. I absolutely love it when my clients come with a vision and bring their own creativity to the session and these guys were the best! Minelli said she always wanted a family picture that looks like it belongs in a frame at the store. I think we got a few 😉 They are a super active family (they even ran the Coronado Bridge Run while here on vacation) so it wasn’t hard to get them moving and having fun. It was also pretty special that Minelli and Steve happened to be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary and we were able to find a lifeguard tower in their honor.

Hey guys, enjoy your sneak peek and enjoy the rest of your vacation! It was truly a treat to spend the evening with you and capture some memories for you to take back home!