Large Group Family Portraits – Hotel Del Coronado, on the Beach in La Jolla & Pacific Beach, Balboa Park

The summer means family reunions, birthday gatherings and family vacations…and what a great time to get family portraits taken! If you are wondering what one of the best things to do is San Diego is, then look no further. Many families meet me before dinner or a family event, or just as an excuse to hit the beach, in order to update their family portraits. I have seen many a happy grandma and grandpa recieve this portrait session as a special birthday or anniversary gift, too.
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Naval Station North Island Homecoming

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La Jolla Wedding Bowl Rock Wall – Family Portraits

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La Jolla Cuvier Wedding Bowl Rock Wall Family Portraits with a maternity belly at the Contemporary Art Museum La Jolla

Holiday Card Portrait Sessions

SESSION ONE
$285 – 45 minutes on location & 20 professionally retouched digital images.

SESSION TWO
$340 – 60 minutes on location & 30 professionally retouched digital images.
This package is ideal for families of 5 or more, especially busy children, or families looking for extra images.

SESSION THREE
$410 – 1.5 hours & 40 professionally retouched digital images.
This package is ideal for large families.

Each package includes the following:
1) Specified amount of time on location with a photographer from the RMPhotog team.
2) Professionally retouched full-sized digital images on a CD supplied to you at 2 weeks from the time of your session. (Full usage rights; no restrictions. Meaning you get to make your own cards at the vendor of your choice!)
3) Online gallery for viewing & sharing.

**See below for more information.

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Tips on What to Wear when having your family portraits taken.

If you are interested in booking a session, drop me an email to rachel @ rachelmcfarlinphotography.com (remove the spaces). Please let me know:
1) Day and time availability: Early morning and 1 hr 15 mins before sunset are ideal, but anytime can be made to work at the right venue.
2) Do you have a location in mind or want suggestions?
3) Which session are you interested in?
4) How many people will be with you for the session, and the ages of the children.

Portrait Session Special

With Mother’s Day (May 12th) and Father’s Day (June 16th) right around the corner, and your Pinterest Boards overflowing – let us do the picture taking and you do the crafting!

15 Minute Portrait Session
$75 – Includes 5 Portraits
Professionally Retouched
CD With Full Size Files For Your Unrestricted Use

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Here are some fun Do-It-Yourself ideas…
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Personalized iPhone Cases – Tiny Prints even let’s you add funny extras like mustaches!
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CostCo’s Canvas Are Always a Hit!
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Many more ideas…

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WHEN: Saturday Morning, April 13th Starting at 9AM
WHERE: Balboa Park
WHO: I’m teaming up with Victoria of Love Like Harry Photography to take these fast and fun portraits!
DETAILS:
1 Child/5 Photos – $75
Per Additional Child/+4 Photos – +$60 (you can request that some of the photos be of children together)
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CD with Full Resolution Professionally Retouched Files within 10 Days

Wondering What the Kiddos Should Wear? Check this out for ideas…

What to wear when having your photo taken

When working with new clients, the number one question that I am asked is, “What should we wear for our portrait session?”. Most importantly, I suggest choosing something that you feel comfortable in. In general I offer the following tips:

Dark colored clothing (especially pants) works well because it has a slimming effect in photographs.

**Avoid solid white or cream tops as they can reflect light in certain settings.

Dress a group in complementary colors.

Wear classic styles to prevent the photograph from looking outdated later.

Jeans photograph well, and barefeet look awesome on the beach!

Choose a hue that complements your eye color.

A bit more make-up than normal appears natural in photos.

Avoid ballcaps and clothing with logos.

Colorful accessories like scarves and jewelry can enhance the photo in an understated way.

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There are a few acceptions for certain photos like professional head shots, maternity/belly pictures and newborn portraits. Feel free to drop me an email, and check through my albums to get ideas about how best to dress for those type of pictures.

See Also:
Sample Agenda for Wedding Photography
Unique & Affordable San Diego Wedding Venues

Family Portraits at the Pacific Beach Pier

~ Having a little fun with sunset family portraits on the beach at the Pacific Beach Pier ~

Family Portraits at Paradise Point Resort, Mission Bay

I just loved these guys! Such a perfect example of a fun family’s portraits at Paradise Point Resort on Mission Bay, San Diego. I always laugh a bit inside at the difference (and sometimes similarities) of taking portraits for teens and young adults, versus babies and toddlers.