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Family. It's such a small, yet powerful word. It means so many things to each individual person. Each family is unique and that is one of my favorite things about being a family photographer. I love observing the little moments that often go unnoticed. The huge smile when a father gives his son a big bear hug or the soft, comfort when a mother nuzzles her nose into her babies neck. I love freezing these moments in time. 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. 

With 6 kids of my own and years of experience with children of all ages, I can help make your session fun and as stress free as possible. As your San Diego family photographer I promise the process will be simple.  Just show up at your session ready to laugh and let me handle the rest! Let's have some fun!

Your San Diego Family Photographer

Life. Love. Laughter.

A selection of some of the gorgeous family Moments I capture


San Diego Family Session

San Diego, California

Encinitas Family Session

Encinitas, California

Carlsbad Family Session

Carlsbad, California

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

When you book with me, it is so much more than a photo session. I want it to feel like a custom portrait experience. From start to finish, I walk you through every step so that you can have a stress-free experience. I've been there. Trying to coordinate  clothing for my family of 8 can be crazy! Let me do that for you mama! I invested in a custom tailored styling service for all of my clients. It is a life saver.

 I know we all have off days. Occasionally, littles love to test the limits during a family session. Trust me. I have been in your shoes. I have so many tricks up my sleeve to make your family feel relaxed and ready for some fun. In my 10+ years as a family photographer and a mother of 6, I've got you!  I want you to enjoy this process of documenting your family’s special moments.  When you look at your portraits years from now, I don’t want you to remember the stress of outfit choices or kids’ behavior, I want you to remember real, authentic memories we capture on that day forever! 

On the day of your session we will have plenty of fun! We will laugh, play, get to know each other, and keep things light hearted. If children aren’t cooperating, don’t stress. I love to capture children in their element and just follow them around wherever their heart leads them. I'd love for you look back on your portraits and remember the beautiful, authentic moments together.

I can't wait to get to know you and your family! Let's have some fun together!

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The Experience

Where life meets art

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Session Fee Starting at $250

My family clients are looking for professional, timeless portraits and heirlooms as well as a stress-free, fun and memorable experience. I will assist you every step of the way from outfits, to location and more!
I'm looking forward to working with you to plan the session of your dreams. I've been photographing expecting mothers, newborns, children and families for well over 10 years. 
I know there are lots of photographers to choose from, but I am confident I can provide you with the best service and images that you will cherish and love to show off for years to come. Please contact me for additional information & to receive a pricing guide. 

I can't wait to chat with you!

The Investment Details

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I cannot recommend Tristan Quigley Photography enough! As we were planning a family vacation from the Midwest to San Diego / La Jolla, my siblings and I wanted to book a photographer for a family session on the beach. After Googling and Yelping, I thankfully found Tristan. I reached out and she replied within hours of my initial inquiry, and was great with open communication. When it came to the actual shoot, she was super accommodating to our group and truly made it a fun and easy experience. We were all THRILLED with the results - absolutely in love with every image! Thank you, Tristan, for capturing our family's vacation memories, and for being such a joy to work with.

Family Session | San Diego, CA

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Andrea S.

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.

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It's your turn to share a little about you. Fill me in on some of the details below so we can start planning the session of your dreams. Whether it be capturing the tininess of your newborn or the endless smiles of your sweet family.