Favorite spots to photograph families in San Diego
I love photographing families all over San Diego. Everyone asks about some of my favorite spots. Here are a few to help you choose.
Please note that each location will vary with what you see here. The seasons affect it immensely and locations vary based on time of day, time of year, whether you do a morning or afternoon session, or if we have had rain lately.
As long as there isn’t an event happenings- this is a spot I photograph families at all the time. It provides a big variety such as textured walls, looking into the stadium and grassy spots. Early morning is best for little kids but afternoon gives us some nice shade. I also like to walk around surrounding areas.
We have to be very cautious with this location.. Its incredibly over used and I like to try to stay secluded if possible there. Holiday time there are tons of photographers photographing families there, along with all year we have wedding portraits happening. If you have a child who has autism or is easily distracted, I would advise choosing another location. It can be VERY busy and distracting. There are some beautiful spots I love to photograph families at- just time of year makes or breaks your session.
There are SO many wonderful spots in Mission Trails to photograph your family at. I would advise staying away if your baby isn’t walking as i don’t like putting babies down on the dirt. I also advise you to be extremely cautious of doing your session where there are high weeds as rattlesnakes are seen quite often. I have been shooting less and less over there because of this reason.
Of course I photograph families at many other locations. These are just the most popular!