San Diego Beach Family Photography | Gausepohl Family

mom and dad holding boys on the beach

San Diego Beach Family Photography

When this sweet family reached out to me for a San Diego beach family photography session, mom said she was drawn to the organic, light & airy, natural, and whimsical look in my photos. They now live in Las Vegas where her husband is stationed, but were in San Diego visiting family and wanted to capture family photos in a place that felt like home (she grew up here). Luckily I had some last minute availability and we were able to pull the shoot together in only a few days! That is one of the benefits of borrowing from my client wardrobe! A no-stress alternative to choosing your own outfits, my client wardrobe collection is here for you to have a lovely and elegantly curated look for everyone in the family.

family on the beach
black and white mom and dad holding boys

Photographing Children’s Personalities

Their twin boys are seriously the cutest! They are 15 months old, and I loved watching their playful energy come out throughout the session. I love photographing twins, especially because these tangible memories documenting that unparalleled sibling bond will always be so special to mom and dad. To see their personalities shine through each image creates an experience that becomes tangible when looking back at family photos. Photographing those in between, candid moments creates an organic and natural experience within our session.

twins sitting on the beach
dad holding baby boys in arms
mom and dad holding boys on the beach
parents holding boys on lap
baby boy standing in the water with mom
black and white dad holding boys
mom holding baby boy on chest

Light and Airy, Organic Photography

I love photographing in natural light because it creates a light and airy, organic feel to your portrait session. Nothing is too posed – I start by directing you into natural movements that lead into an un-staged and candid experience. Life is unpredictable, and full of moments that flow together naturally. I love capturing the in-between: the sigh you let out when your baby snuggles into your shoulder, the unexpected kiss you share with your hubby, the glimpse your little one gives you behind their shoulder to make sure you’re still near. These little moments define your family, and encompass the uniqueness of who you are.

parents holding boys in their arms
mom and dad kissing on beach while holding boys
mom holding baby boy
mom and dad holding boys on beach
mom holding twin boys on the beach
mom holding baby boy on the beach

A Special Bond Between Father and Son

This dad was loving on his little boys so much! You could really see the special bond the three of them share together. As much as I love to capture motherhood, fatherhood is just as amazing of a bond to photograph. There is something so wonderful about the way a dad loves on his first baby (in this case, babies!) and I am so passionate about documenting this season of early childhood for families. I love when dads are a part of shoots because all of the sweet emotion that parenthood brings out is captured within our imagery.

dad holding twins in arms
dad hugging son on beach
parents holding baby boy's hands
dad holding baby boy in arms
twin boys running on beach
boy sitting on dad's shoulders

To book your own San Diego beach family photography session, fill out my contact form including details regarding your vision and desired date. I would love to set up a consultation with you, and plan out the family portrait session you’ve been dreaming of!

Clothing borrowed from client wardrobe collection.
Floral Crown: Kendra’s Floral Design
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    michelle's photography style is composed of capturing emotion-filled images in soft & neutral tones. her use of natural light with simple, authentic beauty allows your family love and bond to capture the focus.


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