San Diego Family Photographer

Tell your family's story.

Let's savor the little moments that often go unnoticed... that huge smile when Dad gives his son a big bear hug or the soft, comfort when Mom nuzzles her nose into her babies neck.

Before you know it, those little ones will be too big to toss in the air and the snuggles will be few and far between. 

No matter what season of life you are in at the moment, you deserve to have timeless, gorgeous portraits to remember these days with.

where life meets art

Hi, I'm Tristan

As a mom to 6 awesome kids that range from a baby up to teenagers and over 15 years in business, I bring loads of experience to the table as a San Diego family photographer and as a busy mom! I can also tell you these crazy days go by in the blink of an eye. It might not seem like it at the time, but I swear my oldest was just learning how to walk and now she is on the brink of driving soon. All you can do is hold on for the ride and do whatever you can to capture these moments before they are gone. That's where I come in. After working with me for your San Diego family photography session, you will walk away with timeless images to cherish and a new friend. I can't wait to meet you!

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your San Diego family photographer. I can't wait to create beautiful portraits for you.

Choose your adventure:

Maternity →

Celebrate life with



Newborn →

Sweet, snuggly


Family →

Your life, your legacy


her own insight, direction and experience were key in giving us the most amazing photos.

Tristan made my family feel so comfortable and reminded us to have fun during our shoot. My 9 year old twins had such a good time and in turn were able to really relax and provide for good photos. Tristan knew exactly what she wanted to capture for our family and while she always listened to what I wanted to capture,  

- Erin B.

I’ve had Tristan work with our family for 3 photo shoots now and each one of them is so unique! I’m always blown away and can’t wait for the next excuse to take family portraits!

Why Choose Me As your San Diego Family Photographer?

Capturing life's precious moments is an art, and as a dedicated San Diego family photographer I absolutely love getting the chance to preserve your cherished memories. My approach to family photography is not just about taking pictures; it's about creating heirloom quality artwork that encapsulates the essence of your family's journey. From the tender moments of a mom-to-be softly touching her belly during a maternity session to the delicate innocence of a newborn, and the dynamic bonds and silly moments during family portraits, I focus on each unique chapter of your story.

My session experiences are tailored to celebrate and immortalize the significant milestones in your family's life. As a seasoned mom and family photographer, I understand the importance of these fleeting moments. I strive to capture the love, laughter, and unique connections that define your family, turning them into timeless keepsakes. The artwork I provide goes beyond just photographs; they are treasures that your family will enjoy and value for years to come.

This time is fleeting & you deserve a beautiful experience!

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What is the best time to schedule a San Diego family photography session?

All of my San Diego family photography sessions done at the beach start within the last hour or two before sunset to ensure you get that softer light you see in all of my work. Trail sessions have a slightly earlier start, but will mostly be later in the day. I suggest booking a spot on the calendar sooner than later once you have your dates in mind. Summer and fall fill up extremely quick.

What should we wear for our San Diego family photo session?

Coordinate outfits without matching exactly. Choose a color scheme—like pastels, neutrals, or cool tones—and let each family member express their style within those hues. Solid colors or subtle patterns work best to keep the focus on your family’s faces and expressions. All of my family photography clients will get a full styling guide with tons of tips!

Do you provide wardrobe for family portraits?

Yes!! I have a beautifully curated client closet full of items for women and children. I have a small selection for men as well, but find that most have the basics we need to compliment the family's outfits in their closet already.

Where do family photography sessions take place?

As a San Diego family photographer, I have access to some of the most picturesque settings—from beaches and urban areas to parks and trails. I’m happy to recommend locations based on the scenery you love or any particular spots that are meaningful to your family.

How can I prepare for the family photography session? I'm nervous my kids will misbehave.

Talk to your children about the session in advance and let them know it’ll be a fun experience! Make sure they’re well-rested and fed before the session. This goes for husbands too! Haha! If it makes you feel any better, I have 6 kids myself and have been photographing family in all sizes (newly engaged couples to extended family sessions with 40+ people). My San Diego family photography sessions are efficient, fun and even teenage boy approved and that is saying A LOT! One of my favorite compliments came from a 15 year old boy that said, "Wow! We are done? That was actually really fun!" Success! Let's create some gorgeous memories together!

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Whether you're hoping to capture the tininess of your sweet newborn or the endless smiles of your unique family, I would love to create something beautiful for you!

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