I'm a San Diego lifestyle family photographer specializing in active, vibrant and joyful portraits of babies, children and adults. My approach to photography is casual and down to earth. I love documenting the playful moments which capture who you are. I'll help you plan for the session so that all bases are covered: wardrobe, location, posing preferences and session tips. During your session we may take a walk, swing, run, skip, laugh, talk and hopefully forget that there is a camera around. Professional photos can be intimidating. They are a big investment and you want to make sure your photographer understands what you are looking for. When you work with me, I’ll help you plan for the session so that all bases are covered. We'll start with a planning questionnaire, so I can get to know you and learn about your family. I’ll send over a link to a wardrobe styling service that I use. The service will help you create a unified family wardrobe, based on your preferences and the photo session location. We'll touch base by phone about a week beforehand to review the day and go over last minute details. This way you can relax and enjoy the photo session. Lifestyle sessions include both posed and candid shots. We may spend a lot of time playing and being silly. Or we may toss a ball, or do another activity your family enjoys. Lifestyle sessions are also ideal for military homecomings or Newborn pictures. Limited Edition sessions are more structured and include a series of posed shots. I offer these a few times a year usually around holiday. They will typically have a theme. "Day in the Life" sessions are documentary-focused. We will custom design a story based on a family milestone or event. These are great for parties, homecomings or small weddings. On every shoot I carry snacks, water and treats (some have called them bribes). I even have things like tissues, combs, lint rollers and hair ties on hand should we need them. No worries! Your photos will be gorgeous!