Beach Family Photos in Carlsbad

mom holding son while laughing

Beach Family Photos in Carlsbad

Taking family photos at Carlsbad Beach is a great way to capture the best of what San Diego beaches have to offer. This dreamy location is one of my go-to’s, and for good reason: white sands, soft light, and blue waters create the perfect playground for your little ones to run while mom and dad spend quality time hand in hand along the shore.

little girl smiling at camera
dad kissing daughter on the cheek
mom holding son by the ocean

Local Family Photography

I love when I can capture memories of dear friends of mine – this sweet family lives next door to us. I love this mama’s kids Huntley and Amelia like they’re my own! She is expecting another little boy any day now…we even did a cute little pregnancy announcement photo at the end of their beach session. Big sister was over it at that point…but don’t let her expression fool you, she is over the moon to become a big sister x 2!

mom smiling at camera holding her babies
mom and dad holding kids at the beach
mom laughing with daughter and son on beach
mom holding baby boy

Maternity Wardrobe Collection

During pregnancy, your body changes in so many ways. Instead of stressing over finding something that fits the bump, we will style you in a gorgeous dress that perfectly flatters your mama bod however far along you may be. When we meet for your consultation, we will discuss how far along you will be at the time of our session and pick out your colors and vibe for the photos. Leading up to the session, you will receive a style board from me complete with outfit suggestions for the whole family! And on the day of your session, you will have me as your personal wardrobe stylist to help fit you into your perfect session dress. There is even an option to add on hair and make up for a small fee, so that you can feel completely pampered and taken care of as a mama to be.

Clothing borrowed from Client Wardrobe Collection.

family of 4 standing on sand
dad throwing son into air
family of four holding hands walking
mom holding son in arms at the beach
family of four walking along beach holding hands
mom kissing daughter on the cheek
family of four at the beach

Magic of Childhood

Children are magic. They see beauty and fun in the ordinary, they feel their emotions greatly, and find joy in the littlest of things. During our sessions, I will guide you into moments that evoke natural emotion so that we can capture the most genuine smiles, laughs, and intimate moments. Your life with your kiddos is anything but staged – there’s a mix of silly moments, sweet snuggles, mischief, and abundant love. This is who you are, what defines your family – and every bit of that should be celebrated.

dad throwing son into air
mom kissing baby boy on cheek
toddler boy smiling at the camera
little boy and girl sitting on sand
little girl twirling in the sand
toddler girl kissing brother's cheek
toddler girl smiling at the camera
two kids running towards ocean
mom holding son while laughing
mom laughing with daughter and son
dad holding kids on lap at beach

If you have questions about booking your next family portrait session, or if you want to set a date for your maternity or motherhood session, please shoot me a message! I would love to work with you to make your dream photo session come to life.

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