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Welcome to my site! I'm so excited you found me in your search for a San Diego photographer. As a mom to 6 awesome kids that range from a baby up to teenagers and over 10 years in business, I bring loads of experience to the table as a 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 you will walk away with timeless images to cherish and a new friend. I can't wait to meet you!

I'm Tristan!

I'm Your San Diego Family Photographer

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Who also photographs beautiful newborn & maternity sessions around socal

Hi there!

I'm so happy you found my site and are interested in booking a session! I pride myself with providing my clients with top notch service, stunning images and a wonderful experience that brings them back for years to come. 
Nothing freezes a moment in time like a photograph. Whether it be capturing your baby growing inside of you, the tiny details of a newborn's face or the sweet moments you share with your family, I want to connect with your family and provide you with gorgeous images you will cherish forever. 
After you review my work and love what you see, reach out on my contact page. We will discuss the details of your session and answer any questions you might have.
Reach out and say "Hello!" I'd love to plan your ideal session with you!

Say Hello

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There is a lot of planning that goes into your custom photography session. I will walk you through every step of the way. I provide all of my clients with wardrobe guidance, hair & makeup recommendations, and even have a selection of available gowns and outfits for my maternity clients and milestone sessions if needed. 
Once you secure your session date with a deposit, we will work together closely to plan your session! I do a limited number of sessions per month so I can provide all of my clients with outstanding service. Don't hesitate to reach out and book your spot! 


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Once your book your date I will walk you through everything. I know it can be daunting choosing family outfits or thinking about how to prepare for a newborn session when you are up all night with your sweet new baby. I will be here every step of the way to answer any questions you have. I provide my clients with access to a styling service that will custom tailor outfits suggestions, even providing links on where to purchase each piece. If any other questions come up along the way, I am always available to answer them! 
A week before your date I will send over the final session invoice & confirm the location & session time. 

Keeping In Touch

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Session prep the day of will vary depending on what type of session you will be doing. I want this process to go as smoothly as possible for you and your family. I have plenty of tricks up my sleeve to help keep newborns, little ones and dads happy during a session. Haha! For family sessions, I will help you prepare them for our time together to ensure an enjoyable experience. For my newborn clients, I'll be in touch with some small details to help keep them as content as possible leading up to the session that day.
I would definitely say my clients would describe me as very easy going, patient and lots of fun to work with which can be super helpful during your session. I keep it fun and light while capturing images that will make your heart melt when you see them!

Your Session

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Once I finish your session, you will have a beautiful selection of images to choose from in a private, password protected, online gallery within 2 weeks. You will then choose the collection that best fits your needs. I offer digital portraits, fine art prints, custom wall art and heirloom albums. I can work with you every step of the way to ensure you have stunning images to display in your home!

I can't wait to work with you and your family!

Your Photographs

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Let's do this. Together.

The Process

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, her own insight, direction and experience were key in giving us the most amazing photos. 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. She also worked with my 2 week old baby and was the most gentle with her. Her creativity truly shines with newborn pictures and my baby didn’t cry or wake up once!

Maternity Session | Encinitas, CA

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Erin B.

Tristan Quigley has photographed our family for the past seven years beautifully! Each year we have worked together has offered us such a unique perspective to watch our boys grow from babies to young boys. Tristan has a gift to be able to capture the boy's individual personalities in her photography. Our family looks forward to our annual photo shoots. From the field, to the stream, city streets, and So Cal beaches, we have so many stunning photos that tell our family’s story. Tristan is an amazing talent, we are so blessed to have her in our life!

Family Session | San Diego

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Jennifer S.


We recently had the amazing experience of working with Tristan to capture our newest family member with some fantastic newborn photos! She is patient, caring and knew how to make my husband and I look WAY less tired than we were with a 5 day old! We've already received many compliments on our new family photos and I was in love with her work. Strongly recommend Tristan - you won't regret it!

Newborn Session | San Diego

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Kristen S.

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