Lucena & Giampaoli Family : San Diego : Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad

I am completely and truly blessed, thankful, and so very lucky…

I have the opportunity to meet such amazing families, couples and kids. Almost immediately, I feel like I am a part of your family.

I am so very thankful to receive the love and referrals that have been coming in each month. Michelle, thank you. Maribelle, your family, your father, your mother – oh my gosh, I just want to hug all of you. I am so lucky to have met all of you.

Happy 45th Aniversary Maxie and Ted Lucena!  And happy happy 70th birthday Mom.


Hmmm…. I am noticing a pattern here. Teddy has his hands in his pocket while Mirabelle and Mary were more than happy lean in and just give big hugs!!!!!

And Sam here is doing the same thing.

I get to ask Dad to give Mom a few birthday kisses in front of their grown children and hear the awwws around me. We all get to witness his Rico Suave side.

When I get home, I have to decide which of the 5 images I am keeping. They are exactly the same except for the expressions on the children’s faces.

Mirabelle, just so you know, I am a fan of your family. You all are so cute, thanks for being silly with me 🙂

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The Harris Family

We were looking forward to a little bit of sun setting over at Sunset Cliffs, but nonetheless, you can never go wrong with the backdrop in Ocean Beach even on a cloudy day and having a little spunky JJ by your side.

The art behind getting a child to smile back… I have no problem getting the parents to look at me and smile. Libby, you loook adorable!

But when you do, it was very much worth it. I just want to hug him so tight!!!



Gorgeous eyes Libby. Work it woman!


Libby and Brian, thank you for allowing me to be part of the club.  

Weekday Sessions

With the holiday approaching just around the corner, the calendar is close to being booked til mid December. I have decided to adjust the prices to entice families to schedule a session during the week (Monday through Thursday). It is an On-Location shoot, so I can come to you or we meet at a local park/beach nearby.

*Limit of 4 Person(s) Per Family
*On-Location is limited to areas in San Diego County.

Do you want a piece of me?

Here is your sneak peek of today’s session but just to let you know I had to find images of Anthony smiling back at the camera.  His half smile, ‘I will not show my teeth’ works for me.  Like father, like son, eh?

And she said “You want a piece of me?” 3 year old Alysa had no problem sticking to her older brother. She will take him down with her mighty fist. POW!




I love her mischievous side, his refusal to smile side and your… you’re so tiny Thao.


Alyssa SMILE! And she did, her big, sweet smile.

Thao, so good seeing you and the kids again. Thanks for showing me some of my old work – well the one you remembered to bring. Enjoy!