Mission Trails Family Photos - Melanie & Evan

Oh Mission Trails! Where do I begin with this beautiful place. The coolest and prettiest park to take photos at. I love this spot because it's one of the few canyon areas, with greenery year round. Even during some of the driest months here in San Diego, this place is consistently blooming with color. Mission Trails park is huge. There are almost too many places to do photos, which is never a bad thing, right!? In order to get to the photo worthy spots, a bit of light hiking is required. I like to suggest bringing an extra pair of shoes when doing photos outdoors. Especially for all the ladies, who plan on wearing heels to their session.


San Diego weather has been perfection this year! I know it's perfect all the time (compared to other places), but 2021 has been a warm one. We've definitely had an Indian summer this year. Most hiking trails are located twenty to thirty minutes inland, which can be pretty dang hot in the summer months. Fall, winter and spring are typically the best seasons for family shoots. Either that, or finding good shade and taking water breaks in between photos. Nobody likes sweaty photographs - I'll be the first to say it!


Melanie and Evan are forever the sweetest people to work with. I'm always over the moon excited when I hear they'd like to plan a new session. I met them a couple years back for business headshots and quickly became their go to family photographer. This being their first shoot as a family of three. And how cute is their baby!? A special thing I love about photography is watching each family grow over the years. From wedding photography, to maternity and family sessions. Your girls does it all! It's also fun to catch up with everything life related. Kinda like a mini coffee date, without the coffee (sometimes the coffee lol). Especially these days, post pandemic lockdown. I still feel like I'm catching up with friends and past clients. Lots of new changes and life events happening. What a wild year it's been!


Keep your eyes peeled for more Mission Trails sessions! I can't wait to get all of them blogged. For anyone new, who is looking to book a family session, be sure to check out my portfolio. I love planning family sessions anytime of the year!