This year, I was fortunate enough to capture more weddings than in years past. With each wedding, the holidays grew nearer and nearer and before I knew it, it was practically Christmas! Determined to fit in every family, I decided to offer a few Christmas Mini sessions. We photographed 5 beautiful families in Balboa Park. The shoots were a wild success, so to say I was pleasantly surprised would be an understatement. We laughed the entire time, made it snow when it was 80 degree out, and had a ball. I won't lie... the day included quite a bit of child wrangling. Truth be told, I tricked my marketing/design guru to accompany me on the shoot and by the end of the day, we turned to each other and said, "Now it really feels like Christmas". The day was a true reminder that Christmas is not about gifts or trees (although we did end up Christmas tree shopping after) it's about spending time together, celebrating connections and making memories.
I hope each of these families look back on that day and are reminded of how precious family and moments like these are. Below are a few of my favorite images from each shoot. Enjoy!