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Colt’s first birthday was last weekend! I can’t believe a whole year has gone by. Stay tuned for his “official” 1-year photos… they’ll be up on the blog once I actually take them and get them scanned and developed! It’s amazing how prompt I can be at photographing everyone else’s families, and how hard it can be to coordinate your own! Haha. Don’t worry – they are scheduled for this Sunday. ;)

We had a very casual party with family and a few close friends at a park on Colt’s actual birthday last Sunday. It was so much fun to celebrate this young man. He is such a happy, easy-going kid (most of the time!) and we are so blessed to have him in our family. I still remember his sweet, chubby face the night he was born and I was so filled with wonder. I reflect on that day and the next day with such joy. We had an amazing home birth that left me on an emotional high for days. My sweet Colt… happy birthday little guy.

2014 11 21 0003 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0004 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0005 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0006 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0007 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0008 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0009 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0010 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0011 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0012 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0013 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0014 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0015 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0016 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0017 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0018 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0019 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0020 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0021 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0022 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0023 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0024 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0025 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0026 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0027 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0028 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0029 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0030 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0031 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0032 Colts First Birthday Party2014 11 21 0033 Colts First Birthday Party

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I had the privilege of photographing this sweet couple’s engagement session a few weeks ago here in San Diego, and I can’t wait for their San Juan Capistrano wedding in May! You’ll see from these photos that Bree and Chris have such chemistry, and that they are so peaceful in each other’s arms! And all this after sitting in traffic for a few hours on the way to their shoot. They are just so beautiful together. Congratulations, Bree and Chris! I’m so happy for you guys!

Images photographed with a Contax 645 on Kodak Portra 400 film.

2014 11 18 0001 Breanne & Chris : San Diego Engagement Session2014 11 18 0002 Breanne & Chris : San Diego Engagement Session2014 11 18 0003 Breanne & Chris : San Diego Engagement Session2014 11 18 0004 Breanne & Chris : San Diego Engagement Session2014 11 18 0005 Breanne & Chris : San Diego Engagement Session2014 11 18 0006 Breanne & Chris : San Diego Engagement Session2014 11 18 0007 Breanne & Chris : San Diego Engagement Session2014 11 18 0008 Breanne & Chris : San Diego Engagement Session2014 11 18 0009 Breanne & Chris : San Diego Engagement Session2014 11 18 0010 Breanne & Chris : San Diego Engagement Session2014 11 18 0011 Breanne & Chris : San Diego Engagement Session2014 11 18 0012 Breanne & Chris : San Diego Engagement Session2014 11 18 0013 Breanne & Chris : San Diego Engagement Session2014 11 18 0014 Breanne & Chris : San Diego Engagement Session2014 11 18 0015 Breanne & Chris : San Diego Engagement Session2014 11 18 0016 Breanne & Chris : San Diego Engagement Session2014 11 18 0017 Breanne & Chris : San Diego Engagement Session2014 11 18 0018 Breanne & Chris : San Diego Engagement Session2014 11 18 0019 Breanne & Chris : San Diego Engagement Session2014 11 18 0020 Breanne & Chris : San Diego Engagement Session

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I had the honor of documenting Katelyn & Chris’ beautiful wedding day at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe last month! These two make such a perfect match. They decided to write their own wedding vows and both Katelyn and Chris wrote beautiful vows that rhymed, without planning it! Their wedding day was laid-back and everything went so smoothly, which to me says that they are a couple that is more focused on each other and the joy they have found in being together than on every little detail being in order – although it was, thanks to the wonderful team at Couture Events! Congratulations, Katelyn and Chris! I’m so happy for you both!

2014 11 11 0016 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0017 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0018 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0019 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0020 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0021 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0022 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0023 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0024 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0025 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0026 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0027 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0028 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0029 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0030 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0031 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0032 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0033 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0034 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0035 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0036 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0037 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0038 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0039 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0040 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0041 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0042 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0043 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0044 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0045 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0046 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0047 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0048 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0049 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0050 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0051 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0052 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0053 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0054 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0055 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0056 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0057 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0058 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0059 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0060 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0061 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0062 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0063 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0064 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0065 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0066 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0067 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0068 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0069 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0070 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0071 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0072 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0073 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0074 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0075 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0076 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0077 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0078 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0079 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0080 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0081 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0082 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0083 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe2014 11 11 0084 Katelyn & Chris Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

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Vendors: Ceremony and reception venue: The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, Rancho Santa Fe, CA | Coordinator: Couture Events | Florals: Morana Wholesale Flowers | Catering: The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe | Lighting: Classic Party Rentals | Cake: Sweet Cheeks | DJ: Raymond T | Videographer: Amari Productions | Hair & Makeup: A New Twist for You

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It was such a joy for me to photograph this sweet, beautiful family again this year – and to watch their family grow! Kannon just celebrated his first birthday, and his big sister Kiana is just as full of smiles and personality as ever. I love the fall colors in this session. It’s finally starting to feel like fall in San Diego today!

Images photographed with a Contax 645 on Kodak Portra 400 film.

2014 11 11 0001 The Careys : Fall Family Session2014 11 11 0002 The Careys : Fall Family Session2014 11 11 0003 The Careys : Fall Family Session2014 11 11 0004 The Careys : Fall Family Session2014 11 11 0005 The Careys : Fall Family Session2014 11 11 0006 The Careys : Fall Family Session2014 11 11 0007 The Careys : Fall Family Session2014 11 11 0008 The Careys : Fall Family Session2014 11 11 0009 The Careys : Fall Family Session2014 11 11 0010 The Careys : Fall Family Session2014 11 11 0011 The Careys : Fall Family Session2014 11 11 0012 The Careys : Fall Family Session2014 11 11 0013 The Careys : Fall Family Session2014 11 11 0014 The Careys : Fall Family Session2014 11 11 0015 The Careys : Fall Family Session

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  • Mae Rimo - These pictures look so great!! Makes me want to take family pics too!ReplyCancel

  • LaKeisha - These photos are amazing!!Family too!! :) Can’t wait for my session in a couple of weeks!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne Casten - What an absolutely Beautiful family! The pics look amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Mariah - Such a beautiful family! I love the location of the photos!ReplyCancel

  • Leander - Wow, you all look amazing in these photos. Your outfits are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Ofelia - Beautiful pictures of my daughter, son in law and grandchildren! Love how the pictures turned out!ReplyCancel

  • Kevin - These pictures are awesome guys!ReplyCancel

  • TJ - Great capture of the family. Beautiful people in a beautiful location.ReplyCancel

  • Tim - Great location, fits the fall theme very well.ReplyCancel

  • Jayden - These are awesome! I like how the kids are both wearing red to really “pop out” in the picture. :)ReplyCancel

  • Jasper - Beautiful pictures !ReplyCancel

  • Jeremiah - These are great pictures guys!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ike Khan - NICE! I like! Thumbs up! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Kris Khan - Cool.ReplyCancel

  • Katrine - These pictures turned out so great! A job well done in capturing the love displayed in these pictures. <3ReplyCancel

  • Tita Cristy - WOW! Maganda lahat ang Carey family. Much loves!ReplyCancel

  • Katrine - I love these photos! So perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Dubbert - Cute Kids!!!ReplyCancel

  • BRANDON - THANKS AGAIN!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany - These pictures are perfect! What a beautiful family.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - These photos are absolutely beautiful! The love was truly captured in the film. I love the poses, the outfits, and most of all the family!ReplyCancel

  • Chanelle Tolentino - Absolutely stunning! Such a beautiful family!!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - Pictures are beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - Love these photos! The Carey family looks great, good job! Kiana and Kannon are growing up fast! <3ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Mitchell - ~ Thank you for capturing the love and beautiful hearts of our son, daughter-in-law and their adorable kiddos in your photo shoot. We love your style of photography! As always, everyone looks amazing :D Many BlessingsReplyCancel

This is very, very last-minute but I’ve decided to open up a few mini-sessions this coming weekend, November 8th and 9th!

Mini-sessions on Saturday, November 8th will take place in Ramona in a field/mountain-type setting at 3pm, 3:30pm and 4pm.

2014 11 03 0002 Fall Mini Sessions THIS Weekend!

Mini-sessions on Sunday, November 9th will take place in La Jolla at the beach at 3pm, 3:30pm and 4pm.

2014 11 03 0001 Fall Mini Sessions THIS Weekend!

Mini-sessions are $475 and include a 25-minute session and 20 high-res digital files. Email me asap to reserve your spot!

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