Sessions: Mr. & Mrs. D ♥

Last weekend I had the incredible honor and blessing of being a part of a wedding of a couple who has become like family to us. In fact, my love got to officiate the ceremony, which was a huge honor for him to be able to do that! The night was beautiful & memorable. I am so grateful to have watched these two hearts that want to honor God joined and moving together towards a lifetime of memories and love.

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Sessions: Baby S

It’s a little crazy to think I was holding my first babe at their wedding, and now this beautiful couple has a small one of their own to hold & love. This shoot was every kind of perfect. They were laid back and so enjoyable to work with, their home filled with an atmosphere of peace.

Congratulations, S family on the blessed and beautiful addition of your sweet little one <3

May God walk with you and bless you as parents for many, many years to come!

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Sessions: South Mountain Romance

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I love capturing love, every stage and season. It was an honor to be chosen by this beautiful couple to capture them for their anniversary, to hold still a moment to be treasured and remembered later. They were so incredibly fun and easy to work with, I greatly enjoyed our time together, they are the kind of people that can immediately put you at ease.

I feel like I have been blessed to have some of the best clients possible, and I’m pretty sure that’s a fact! ;-)

Wishing them MANY more years of love & adventure!!!

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Sessions: A Surprise Engagement

Thanks to one of my sis-in-laws, this week I had the great honor of being invited to capture a library proposal, celebration, and mini engagement session. This was a first, and you might imagine I was a nervous ball of adrenaline waiting for the husband-to-be to enter the room and propose to his future bride. I love the challenge of firsts and trying new things, but they come with their own concerns. What if I miss "THE" shot? Will the lighting be alright? Mercifully, it was all picture perfect. I am thanking God for His grace, and so excited to have been introduced to this lovely couple. If the proposal is any indication of their future, it will be a beautiful anticipation of many more lovely memories to come. 

 

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Travel Series: San Diego

Every summer we try to escape the heat to sunny, breezy San Diego. We spend time making memories as a family and enjoying God's goodness and creation. There are some stops that we usually tend to make in the way of food/entertainment, and some new ones we've just discovered. Below you'll find a round-up of some places we've enjoyed and I hope you will too! 

Places To Explore

La Jolla Coves - a gorgeous view of the ocean with seals playing & sleeping nearby, depending on when they decide to visit!

Liberty Public Market - A fun shopping & walk-up restaurant plaza, there's food, clothing, jewelry, live music, art and more! 

Belmont Park - A rollercoaster, arcade, rides for all ages, and a great family time! 

Balboa Park - This is a great place to stroll through an indoor tropical garden, walk through art galleries, listen to the live organ being played outside, see street performers, and enjoy a little bit of science/nature/culture all in one place. 

 

Places to Eat

Pho Point Loma & Grill - Our friends introduced us to this the first time we had pho some years ago and we just love it! Plus they have a big fish tank kids are sure to love. 

The Cheese Shop & Sandwiches - Their tuna salad on sourdough is quite a tasty treat if you'd like something quick and casual! Plus they have an assortment of unique candies that can be a great take home for a little one. 

Walking on Water Cafe - A great place to get food while you wait for fish to take the bait, they serve clam chowder in a bread bowl, giant stacked nachos (see picture!), chili, and more!

 

Ice Cream - I thought this should have it's own category, with some favorite flavors mentioned! 

Scoops in La Jolla - A newer shop with some fun, inventive flavors. My personal favorites are Earl Grey & Honeycomb! 

Bobboi Natural Gelato also in La Jolla - Last year I had their Meyer Lemon, I'm not sure if they still carry it but it was absolutely delicious! 

Salt & Straw in Little Italy - my favorite icecream parlor ever, so of course it goes on the list. Grab a waffle cone and fill it with Salted Carmel, Butcher Block Chocolate and Lavender on top! Or if you try something else, leave a comment below!!

Lighthouse Ice Cream - They have hot waffle ice cream sandwiches and cookie cones, enough said!  

Do you have any favorite local SD spots? Let me know in the comments below! 

Sessions: Bark & Brittle, Part Two

Back in April I was privileged to capture the Bark & Brittle candy line, and taste many of these fantastic treats as well! I had tried some of Lynn's work before ever capturing them, and they are absolutely amazing. I was so thankful for a second round of capturing (and tasting!) these toffees, chocolates, nuts, caramels, and more. She is inventive with her flavors, and they are the exact right blend of sweet, with balanced notes of spice/depth/savory, depending on which one you try!

Do you have a birthday, anniversary, or date-night-in coming up? Email Lynn at barkandbrittle@gmail.com to order some delicious, local made candy, and let me know which one you try!

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Sessions: Baby H



Following the life journey of client's is my most favorite part of doing this passion of mine.
I have had client's of whom I've been blessed to capture their story from first love,
 to first baby & beyond. 
This precious couple are some of the souls whom I've been privileged to walk with through their engagement session, wedding, family, and now the anticipation of their first little babe. 
What a delight and honor, and what a fun couple these two are! Since day one they've always been up for anything, which makes it fun accepting the challenge of finding exciting and beautiful places to capture! 
If you follow along on Instagram, last Saturday I got in the water with this couple and grabbed some gorgeous water maternity images, the light and the glow reflected this mama so well. 
Being pushed, leaping in fully and challenging myself to adventure in the middle of capturing beauty are job requirements I couldn't do without. I'm grateful for client's who perpetually keep me "diving in"! 
Praying many sweet blessings over this beautiful new family!