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Thanks for stopping by my site! I'm Tristan, a San Diego maternity, newborn and family photographer. I'm originally from Florida (don't hold that against me), and made San Diego my home back in 2010. My husband and I are raising quite the tribe. We have 6 (yes I said 6) kids at home from teenagers down to the baby. It's a fun & wild ride!

I've been capturing timeless memories for families in San Diego and beyond for over 10 years now! It's amazing to do a maternity session, see the sweet newborn back in my studio for a portrait session and then through the years for family photos. I get to see families grow and evolve through my lens! My clients will tell you I go above and beyond to not only deliver stunning images, but to make sessions fun and relaxed while providing top notch service. 

I am so glad you're here and I'd love to learn more about you! If you are looking for beautiful photos to treasure for years to come, drop me a message and let's connect. I can't wait to meet you!

Your San Diego Newborn & Family Photographer

Hi, I'm Tristan!

Here's a snapshot into my world.

A Little Behind The Scenes Of My Life

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People always seem shocked when I tell them I have 6 kids. I have to say though that my husband and I rock it. It's a constant juggle of working full time, running a thriving small business, managing horseback riding, soccer, gymnastics, a high level dive team that requires commuting 6 days a week for 45 minutes each way, a baby, homeschooling and hopefully some time for just us. I wont lie. It's A LOT. I wouldn't change it though. These are my people!

My crew of 6 awesome kids & my amazing husband

My Family

Maybe it's because I'm a Pieces, but I love the water and always have. I grew up swimming from an early age and spent countless hours in the pool and swimming at the warm Florida beaches. In college, I spent most of my time behind a wakeboard boat training for national and world competitions or running my own wakeboard school. 
Fast forward to today, and you will find me spending my free time at the gorgeous San Diego beaches with my family surfing or hanging by the pool. Even when I am working I usually end up at the beach with my clients. Not a bad office view if you ask me!

One of my favorite Surf Breaks in Encinitas.

The Water

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My Favorite Things

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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