When I was looking for a photographer to do a maternity session, I was trying to find a reasonably priced one.  Photographers are not cheap, and with good reason, since I’ve been exploring the world of photography I have a much better appreciation for what goes on to achieve that perfect photo.  Especially all the work that is done on the computer after the photo shoot. After researching many photographers I was sitting in the waiting room at my doctors office and they have these gorgeous photos of one of my OB’s kids on the wall and the photographer’s business cards readily available.  So I grabbed a card, looked at her website and decided to contact her.  There was a discount if you were a patient of my doctor, so we scheduled a session.  I was wanting something outdoors that was more of a natural setting rather than a perfectly manicured photo.  I was asking her if she knew of any wooded area in San Diego that wouldn’t require us to drive an hour to Julian or somewhere in the mountains.  She said there was such a spot she has always wanted to try and was wondering if we would be up for it.  Turns out it was exactly what I wanted!

There was a forest of trees and a pathway going through

We took our time trying out all different kinds of angles and poses

Turns out the path was a jogging path, so we had to jump out of the way for a few joggers

But it was perfect, just what I had in mind…

The lighting coming through the trees was beautiful

An outfit change and location change later we found ourselves at the top of Torrey Pines

Looking forward to this picture in the future only replacing the stuffed elephant with a little boy

I love the pop of blue with this neutral setting

This is Justin’s favorite one, he calls this my sassy pose.  I have this same picture 6 years earlier, only I’m in my wedding dress

Another outfit change and we headed down the hill to Torrey Pines State Beach

Just in time for the sunset!

San Diego is such an amazing place to live!

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  1. These are beautiful! My favorite is the one where Justin is holding you from behind and you’re both looking down–kind of a loving, savor-the-moment snuggle.

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