my sunshine // boise family vacation photos

I photographed this sweet family during their vacation to Coronado, CA. Their family has had a vacation home in that amazing neighborhood for decades, and they even celebrated their wedding there years ago. I feel that this session so perfectly depicts the happy memories that they'll one day look back on contentedly - those trips to the coast, the warm golden sunshine, and love shared all around.


I can't believe I've held onto this session for so long without sharing it. It was one of those golden autumn evenings (yes, in San Diego autumn means warm sunshiny beach days) when the light was glowing perfection and the children were doing exactly what they wanted to do, and really the stars all aligned for us. And since I've photographed this family several times (our first family session back when they were just three was featured on Lemonade & Lenses), I'd think it's fair to say that a session is equal parts photos and catching up, which always adds to the enjoyment factor. ;)

I love this session because it's such a story of family. Oh, there are always lows along with the highs, no doubt; but I'm here to capture those sweet moments that keep you going - the way you love on the big or little family you've built, how you play, how you snuggle, how you fit together perfectly. If this family doesn't make you want to get you and yours in front of the camera, I don't know what will. I hope you enjoy these sweetest seaside memories.

in your arms // san diego family photographer

I so enjoyed photographing the Woolley family - not only are they just all around enjoyable people, they also made an unseasonably warm October look like just about the coziest thing ever. Kate is the creator of an awesome line of cards especially for mamas struggling through miscarriage, infertility, and other pregnancy related issues- check out her amazing work over at The Noble Paperie and her recent feature on Buzzfeed