the joys of being a kid!

little girl up in the blue sky with balloons

Oh the joys of being a kid! This session was a perfect reminder of that!

This adorable little gal belongs to a long time friend of mine.  In fact, it’s crazy to think that her Mommy and I first met almost 30 years ago as first graders at St. Vincent’s Elementary School.  Because we went to a Catholic school that only had one class per grade, we were together in the same class every year until 8th grade and we continued to be classmates until the day we graduated from high school!  So many of my childhood memories have her in it… sleepovers at each others houses, playing in her backyard, making our 4th grade Mission Project, being cabinmates and kissing banana slugs at 5th Grade Outdoor School, performing in the school talent show (Lollipop!), riding in her mom’s Ford Probe, my first concert, our first crushes, and even my first double date was with her!  So much we shared and did together that this list could go on and on!

I was super excited when Tammi contacted me about a family session while she, her husband (who is also from our high school class) and their beautiful little girl was vacationing in San Diego.  We actually hadn’t seen eachother since high school, but were in touch again thanks to Facebook. I loved that when we did see eachother after 10+ years, we were able to pick up where we left off.   Together, we could tell lots of the most random stories (both Tammi and I have an awesome memory of past events).  It certainly made for a fun evening of reminiscing about our childhood!  Like I said in the beginning of this post, the joys of being a kid!

Here are some of my favorite images from their session at Scripps Park in La Jolla. 

mom, dad and daughter spending the day in san diego

fun family portraits that are casual, relaxed and document life

And a few more of their adorable little girl… love those curls and piggy tails!

details of a sweet little girl in pink and pigtails

Tammi and Mike, it was fun spending the afternoon (and evening!) with you and meeting your amazing little girl.  Thank you for allowing me to photograph your beautiful family! 

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What an adorable little girl and fun session. Love the variety of pics you capture, these are cherished times you have given ur long time friend like the memories you two shared but this time u froze it for her of her adorable family!

Laura McCann

She is pretty cute, isn’t she? And yes, I remember Lollipop and driving you all around all the time!! :)

Your pics are great, Cindy!!

christina m.

Beautiful pics Cindy! Love the vibrant colors, but my favorite is the b/w!

Jackie Culmer

So cute and fun!

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