I LOVE San Diego, I have since I stepped off the airplane and into the warmth a few years back when I visited for a workshop. Ever since that trip last Spring, I’ve wanted to go back and capture another session on the beach… and lucky me, it worked out perfectly. I found Steph via Instagram (creepy, but paid off, so whatever!) She’s a gorgeous, down to earth, all-around-awesome blogger, and I couldn’t wait to capture her and her sweet little family in a natural session by the ocean. Steph and Bryant recently celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary, and they’re the sweetest couple, not to mention easy on the eyes! A few years ago they welcomed their beautiful blonde baby girl Reagan and although she was feeling under the weather, she joined us for a few shots to capture the whole family. Thanks to Sean, my amazing boyfriend, for cuddling with her and keeping her company on the sidelines when she wasn’t so up to being a part of the shoot.
My favorite part of the session, other than that beautiful California light, was the way Bryant and Steph smile at each other. The way their eyes just light up, and when they would get close, I felt that they gave me a real glimpse into the love they have for each other. I imagine marriage isn’t perfect, and neither is parenthood, but these two were like newlyweds again having some “them time” when the camera was on. They truly enjoyed the session as much as I did, and we all left with huge smiles and new friends.
A special thank you to Bekah Anne Jewelry for lending us the beautiful earrings and bracelet for the beach shoot – it looked so gorgeous!