Natural outdoor family portraits in Carlsbad

Capturing Timeless Family Memories in the Natural Beauty of Carlsbad, California

Hello there!

First of all, I feel incredibly lucky to live in such a gorgeous area full of so many amazing locations. I really love that part of my job is to search and Scout for the best ones. Are you in search of capturing timeless family memories against the backdrop of nature’s wonders? Look no further! I’m excited to take you on a journey through the stunning natural locations of Carlsbad, California, for your next family portrait session. If you are searching for “portrait photography near me”, and you are in Carlsbad California, you have come to the right place!

Discovering Photoshoot Places in Carlsbad

Carlsbad, with its breathtaking coastal views and picturesque landscapes, is a haven for photographers. As a professional family portrait photographer based in nearby Oceanside, I’ve had the privilege of exploring and discovering some hidden gems in Carlsbad that make for the perfect backdrop for family portraits.

Natural Beauty and Gorgeous Light

One of the remarkable aspects of Carlsbad is its natural beauty. From the rugged cliffs to the sandy beaches and vibrant greenery, Carlsbad offers a diverse range of stunning landscapes to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a beachside setting, a wooded area, or a field of wildflowers, Carlsbad has it all.

But what truly sets Carlsbad apart is its gorgeous light. As a seasoned photographer, I’m always on the lookout for the perfect light, and Carlsbad never disappoints. Whether it’s the soft, golden light of sunrise or the warm, glowing light of sunset, the natural light in Carlsbad adds an extra layer of magic to your family portraits.

A Professional and Thoughtful Approach to Family Photography

When it comes to family portrait sessions, my approach is meticulous and thoughtful. I believe in capturing genuine moments and creating a professional yet relaxed atmosphere for you and your family.

I understand the importance of providing gentle direction and prompts to bring out the natural connection and emotion between you and your family. Whether you’re running through a field, playing on the beach, or simply cuddling up together, I’ll be there to capture those precious moments as they unfold.

Creating Timeless Family Memories

At the end of the day, my goal is to create timeless family memories that you’ll cherish for years to come. Whether you’re celebrating a special milestone, welcoming a new addition to the family, or simply want to freeze time and capture the love and joy of your family, I’m here to help.

So, are you ready to explore the natural beauty of Carlsbad and create some truly unforgettable memories with your family? Reach out to me today to schedule your family portrait session. Let’s work together to create beautiful memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Don’t let these precious moments slip away—contact me today to schedule your family portrait session in Carlsbad, California. Let’s capture the magic of your family’s love and create photographs that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.


This awesome family gets their photos done every year, and I would expect nothing less because the gorgeous mom of the session is Holly Ireland of Holly Ireland Photography! I love her and her work and I am honored to do their photos this year for holiday cards and Christmas photo gifts and just to document this beautiful moment in time. These beautiful little girls are growing up fast and even next year they will have changed so much. Kids are amazing!

Batiquitos Lagoon in Carlsbad, California. This is one of my absolute favorite locations for family photo sessions and also for runs and dog walks when I get a chance! It is such a gorgeous spot in both the morning and the evening!

Vision & style:
Holly and her family always look amazing in blue and I don’t blame them for picking that color, look at their gorgeous eyes! I also love that they picked a few patterns to give the composition some interest. Laying out the outfit all together before a photo shoot and looking at it as one outfit is the key. Look how well the large and small prints work together. Combining outfits and prints takes some skill!

Favorite moment:
My favorite moment was when the family arrived with their beloved dog, Chloe! I am a huge fan of including your family pet in the photo shoot. Chloe is a true part of their family and she’s getting a little bit older these days…these photos will be treasured forever!

Special note: they decided not to bring their bearded dragon Lizzy… LOL

Favorite photo:
I have so many favorites it’s really hard to decide, here is a selection of my absolute favorites from our session together!

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