Selah Photography: Blog http://www.selahphotographysd.com/blog en-us Selah Photography - Northern Arizona Documentary Portrait & Wedding Photographer (Selah Photography) Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:08:00 GMT Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:08:00 GMT http://www.selahphotographysd.com/img/s/v-5/u1006179680-o733096005-50.jpg Selah Photography: Blog http://www.selahphotographysd.com/blog 120 80 Travel Session in Bankers Hill San Diego {Arizona Children's Photographer} http://www.selahphotographysd.com/blog/2018/3/child-photo-session-in-bankers-hill-san-diego-arizona-travel-photographer It was a rainy few days when this travel session took place in the historical area of San Diego known as Bankers Hill. This section is near downtown and has the urban feel with some interesting and unique historical buildings and houses mixed in as well, including the fun yellow house you'll see featured here!


As a photographer in northern Arizona, I enjoy traveling as a travel photographer to capture your memories and this session was no exception. San Diego is my home so I travel there often and actually will have some limited sessions again available there in July this year. Please feel free to click on the contact button above to book your session today or for more information. I have a limited amount of family sessions, couples sessions, children's sessions as well as individual sessions available so don't wait too long to grab your spot if you're interested. I will also be able to capture 1 or 2 events while I'm there if you have one you need a photographer for during the week of July 14-22, 2018 in San Diego, please contact me at the contact button above as well. 


This children's photo session was styled with a Disney theme. Elsa in the city was a fun little take on the character and we had tons of fun playing, jumping puddles and exploring the colorful leaves and unique neighborhood after the rain let up for a bit. As an Arizona photographer there is always an opportunity to capture stormy days and I absolutely love the way that colors pop against gray and cloudy days like this. So don't be afraid of a little rain or clouds for your session if it happens, wear lots of color and embrace it. 


Have a great day and I hope you enjoy!


Love & Blessings, Anna 

 

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Boho Bridal Portraits on Route 66 {Arizona Destination Wedding Photographer} http://www.selahphotographysd.com/blog/2018/3/boho-bridal-portraits-on-route-66-arizona-destination-wedding-photographer  

                          'Sometimes your adventure is being part of someone else's.'

     British boho bride meets Americana on this long forgotten stretch of historic route 66. 

I had the pleasure of photographing and meeting this beautiful soul from the other side of the pond as she made her way through her American road trip. She is the talent behind Anna Beth Photography, another destination wedding photographer like myself. When a last minute change of plans left her without a model for this boho bridal portrait session, she stepped in as the model in this beautiful dress by another British company, Shikoba Bride and asked me to photograph her. With the gorgeous flower crown and bouquet by local Arizona company: Bliss Extraordinary Floral and another local artist doing hair and makeup: Patricia Vega Hair and Makeup Studio, it was truly the perfect collaboration between both sides of the pond. {On a side note, if you are interested in more from each vendor who helped to collaborate, click on the links above.}

A Little More About the Location- Historical Route 66/Ash Fork, Arizona

Ash Fork is just over 5,000 feet in elevation and the night before received a few inches of snow. Most had melted and left a gorgeous sunny day with this amazing sunset that we took advantage of. Though we did find a few patches of snow in the shadows of route 66. The internationally renowned U.S. Route 66 runs directly through the town, some of which can be seen in this session. Notably, the longest original, uninterrupted stretch of Route 66 still in existence (approximately 9.6 miles (15.4 km) long) can be found between Ash Fork, Arizona, and Seligman, Arizona, beginning just beyond Ash Fork at Crookton Road. This uninterrupted portion starts approximately a mile west of the dead end portion we used in this session. There's also a lot of history with the Santa Fe railroad and one of the famed Harvey houses, the Escalante, once stood here. Also of note, it is known as the flagstone capital of the world and we also incorporated this into our session as well as you will note the flagstone piles towards the end of the session. If you're interested in even more information, click the link above. 

Without further adieu...I truly hope you enjoy the results. Oh, and the purple bus? Well, that can only be explained as meant to be. Honestly, it showed up less than an hour before she did and was gone before 9 a.m.  the next morning, never to be seen again.

Love & Blessings, Anna 

 

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Mountainside Birthday Photo Session ~ Arizona Travel Photographer http://www.selahphotographysd.com/blog/2018/1/mountainside-birthday-photo-session-arizona-travel-photographer "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. 

You make me happy, when skies are grey. 

You'll never know dear, how much I love you. 

Please don't take my sunshine away."

 

Happy 2018 everybody! I hope everyone had a safe and fun time celebrating the new year and that you are settling into the new year well.  I decided to start this year's blogging with a beautiful location in the woods, on a mountainside here in northern Arizona. This is where I captured the milestone of my oldest turning 10, on her birthday eve last May.

The words above are the very first song I ever sang to her as she was barely an hour old, a decade a go. Fitting then, that this beautiful location in Flagstaff, Arizona, allowed the sunshine to stream through the woods and light our session.  Seems it was only yesterday I held her in my arms and yet here we are a decade later already. It's as if she has always been here. I don't remember life without her. My sunshine, full of love, light, kindness, a sense of humor, an amazing budding artist and smart as a whip. These birthday photos will always be precious momentos of this milestone. The quiet one on one time we spent in the woods to capture them at golden hour preserved for many years to come. 

Milestone birthday photos are always a great idea and I am available to travel to capture yours or your loved ones milestones, too!

I hope you all will enjoy this very special birthday photo session. 

 

Love & Blessings, Anna 

 

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Take It Easy ~ A Flat Bed Ford & Some Freelensing Retro Fun {Northern Arizona Photographer} http://www.selahphotographysd.com/blog/2017/12/take-it-easy-a-flat-bed-ford-some-freelensing-retro-fun-northern-arizona-photographer "Well, I'm a standing on a corner 
in Winslow, Arizona 
and such a fine sight to see. 
It's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed 
Ford slowin' down to take a look at me. 
Come on, baby, don't say maybe, 
I gotta know if your sweet love is 
gonna save me 
We may lose and we may win though 
we will never be here again 
so open up, I'm climbin' in, 
so take it easy..."

 

As my final blog post for 2017 and as the holidays approach, I thought I would leave off with a fun little styled session I was part of. As a northern Arizona photographer, it is easy to drift off and daydream about another time when the iconic route 66 that runs through this area was hopping and thriving. This blog post hearkens back to this time. A time where the mother road was the main interstate and road trips on historic route 66 were a rite of passage. So as the song says, take it easy and enjoy these fun photos and the time and place that I hope they will evoke in you as you browse through them, and perhaps some memories for some of you as well! Have a wonderful Christmas and see you next year with a new blog post! 

 

Love & Blessings, Anna 

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On The Road ~ Tuba City, Arizona Dinosaur Tracks {Northern Arizona Travel Photographer} http://www.selahphotographysd.com/blog/2017/12/on-the-road-tuba-city-arizona-dinosaur-tracks-northern-arizona-travel-photographer Hi Everybody! 

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving if you are in that part of the world and I hope all are doing well. For this blog post I wanted to share a fun road trip we took here in Northern Arizona a few months a go. 

We decided to drive to the dinosaur tracks in Tuba City, Arizona located in North East Coconino county, near the Grand Canyon, on Navajo land. A short trip from where we are, but a fun way to discover Arizona. The views were amazing both on the road and there. We didn't have a ton of time there but I made the best of it on the windy and overcast day. I would love to go back and photograph a family session or couples session even, if anyone is looking for a photographer in Northern Arizona or would like to take a trip there and have it documented. 

The desert views and friendly Navajo tour guides made it such a peaceful and wonderful time in nature to explore and adventure. 

I hope you enjoy this adventure in Northern Arizona and the beauty of it all as you scroll through the photos below. 

Love & Blessings, 

Anna 

P.S. Any nature or landscape shots seen here are available for sale as well. Feel free to inquire via the contact button in the upper right hand corner or leaving a comment below! Thank you. 

 

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He Is My Song {Arizona Documentary Photographer} http://www.selahphotographysd.com/blog/2017/11/he-is-my-song-arizona-documentary-photographer Let the King of my heart
Be the mountain where I run
The fountain I drink from
Oh-oh, He is my song
Let the King of my heart
Be the shadow where I hide
The ransom for my life
Oh-oh, He is my song

You are good, good, oh-ohh
You are good, good, oh-ohh
You are good, good, oh-oh-ohh
You are good, good, oh-ohh

Let the King of my heart
Be the wind inside my sails
The anchor in the waves
Oh-oh, He is my song
Let the King of my heart
Be the fire inside my veins
The echo of my days
Oh he is my song

You are good, good, oh-ohh
You are good, good, oh-ohh
You are good, good, oh-ohh
You are good, good, oh-ohh

You're never gonna let
Never gonna let me down...

{King of My Heart} 

 

I had the honor of documenting a beautiful worship gathering called ONE in La Mesa, California. Click below for the slideshow. Follow the link below the slideshow for the full gallery after if you'd like! Blessings! 

Love, Anna

View the full gallery here: http://www.selahphotographysd.com/p607738508

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The Creative Archives ~ One Year Later ~ {Arizona Documentary Photographer} http://www.selahphotographysd.com/blog/2017/11/the-creative-archives-one-year-later-arizona-documentary-photographer One year a go, on November 1, 2016, my youngest and my only son was admitted to Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, after rushing him to the ER. He was diagnosed with appendicitis at just  4 years old! It had started tearing but was hard to tell becuase of his size. The next day on November 2, 2016 he had surgery to remove his appendix.  Because it was in a position behind other organs, a position that is only found in 1 out of 1,000 people in the general population, the tear had been contained! Praise God! Those were the words that literally escaped my mouth on a breath I hadn't realized I'd been holding until that moment.  He was put on a trial antibiotic as well for a 5 day course {another amazing way God showed He was there}. I could go on and on about the ways He was there. We settled in for the 5 day stay and put all our faith in God. 


As a travel documentary photographer I captured these days we stayed there. A year later, I remember these days as I share them for the first time publicaly. I remember how God was surely there in the fear, the unknowing and waiting. This was just the beginning of a year that was one of the hardest we {as a family} have ever faced, more to come on that later as well. But God has surely been there in it ALL. Even the last morning before we were released I was up at sunrise and seeing {as well as capturing!} God's beauty and knowing He was reminding me He was there. 


I share these with you now, praying you too will know His hope and ever present Presence. 


Love & Blessings. May you too always find His Beauty in the journey. 

Anna 

P.S. I just cannot leave this without also thanking again the amazing staff at Rady's Children's Hospital of San Diego and the clinical trial staff as well as all the volunteers at Ronald McDonald's House in San Diego. Also to all my friends and family who gave rides, messaged me during his surgery, helped with food and our girls during the stay, etc... as well as all the prayer warriors out there, thank you again!!!! 

 

     To see the full collection, please follow the link to the gallery here: http://www.selahphotographysd.com/p685224355

 

 

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The Creative Archives ~ Halloween Edition {Northern Arizona Photographer} http://www.selahphotographysd.com/blog/2017/10/the-creative-archives-halloween-edition-northern-arizona-photographer Hi everyone and welcome to a new series called The Creative Archives. After moving here to beautiful Northern Arizona, I had some time to go through some never before seen photos in my archives. Out of the MANY I found, this idea was born. I hope to share many from both San Diego and here in Arizona. Both locations are beautiful and I am available for travel as both a documentary photographer or for destination wedding photography. 

As we approach Halloween this year, I thought what better theme for the first edition of The Creative Archives than Halloween?! Here are some never before seen photos from 2 Halloweens a go in 2015, on the beautiful little island of Coronado in San Diego. I had a blast at golden hour being super creative in capturing my 3 little trick or treaters with freelensing {a fun artistic technique I love to incorporate into documentary sessions} and my film lens {a go to for me!} in general. I truly hope you enjoy and Happy Halloween! 

 

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Breathe One More Breath Before The Day Dawns Again- {Northern Arizona Documentary Photographer} http://www.selahphotographysd.com/blog/2017/4/breathe-one-more-breath-before-the-day-dawns-again--northern-arizona-photographer Ah...golden hour. So beautiful, so rich, so wonderful.  Here in Northern Arizona they are even more beautiful, more rich, more wonderful. As a photographer in Northern Arizona it is quite the treat to photograph in this beauty. To take one more step, one more picture, one more note, one more breath of this golden hour is such a blessing...breathe it in and enjoy a small glimpse in the following series captured during a goregeous Northern Arizona golden hour a few weeks a go. Blessings and Love!
Anna 


Day comes to an end
a fire starts to burn on the horizon
Its flames leap across the hills and plains it resides in
The golden light casts a glow of heavenly nature
Shimmering gold floats from heaven to earth
doves sing for one last time
Bunnies bounce for one last time
Kittens purr for last time
One last time before to day dawns again
Drive long into the sunset
Look fast
Wait until the magic has past
This gift that God gives us is a rare treasure
Rubies and diamonds could never measure
The light and love the lord leaves in the sunset
The radiance of kings is nothing to how the earth is put to bed
Drink in the rays of pure gold
Live in the light the lord bestows
Take one more step
Sing one more note
Breathe one more breath
Before the day dawns again
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A Slice of Life - My Wild Boy, On the Trail Part 3 {San Diego Documentary Photographer} http://www.selahphotographysd.com/blog/2016/12/a-slice-of-life---my-wild-boy-on-the-trail-part-3-san-diego-documentary-photographer 'Tis my wild boy Sunlight gleams in his smiles Radiant blonde hair winking in the sun Sturdy legs running ceaselessly With a flash and a wink My heart sings 'Tis my wild boy Ever smiling in joy Crooked grin My heart a captured prisoner forevermore Chubby hands are forever sticky Painting jam pictures My heart sings 'Tis my wild boy A wonder of delight Cuddles so happily with me Mud puddle jumping has never been so fun My heart sings

 

Hi again! It's been a little longer than I had planned since the last installment but this little guy {featured here in this post} just had his appendix out this past month and that delayed things a bit. This blog post was planned to be posted right around that same time. He is doing wonderful now and we are back with this muddy part 3 installment of a slice of life on the trail from earlier this year with him. 

At the beginning of this year, in Spring,  we spent some time on one of our favorite trails in Balboa Park which includes the Juniper staircase. After extra rain here in San Diego we had some good mud and mud puddles. As we approached he squealed with delight, as only a 3 year old boy can{at the time} at the sight of the huge puddle surrounded by lush greenery. 

He jumped. Got wild. Dirty. I documented his pure joy. This moment of boyhood that fleeted past all too quickly. My heart sang. This is my wild boy. I hope you enjoy. 

Love & Blessings, Anna 

 

 

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Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes {San Diego Childrens Photographer} http://www.selahphotographysd.com/blog/2016/10/five-hundred-twenty-five-thousand-six-hundred-minutes-san-diego-childrens-photographer Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Moments so dear
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure - measure a year?
In daylights - in sunsets
In midnights - in cups of coffee
In inches - in miles
In laughter - in strife

Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure
A year in the life

How about love?

{From the song: Seasons of Love}

It's hard to know where to start when writing this blog post. This beautiful family has been coming to me to capture their memories since this little one was in mama's tummy. It has been such a blessing capturing this first year and their growing family. 


Recently they moved to Texas but flew back to San Diego over the last weekend of summer and we had a chance to complete the first year of photos for this little one and their family. 


We spent the afternoon in  beautiful Seaport Village along the bay here in San Diego. As a San Diego photographer Seaport Village is definitely full of so many great places to capture memories. It is also such  a wonderful place to explore, with so much to discover around every corner.


We explored, laughed, caught up and captured the following precious and fleeting moments of this time of being one. One year of life for this little one. One year of being a family of three. A year marked by so many new things...how do you measure it, but in love? 


Thank you so much again for letting me be a part of capturing this season in your life. 


Lots of Love, 
Anna 

 

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A Slice of Life- On The Trail Part Two: Into The Woodland {San Diego Photographer} http://www.selahphotographysd.com/blog/2016/10/a-slice-of-life--on-the-trail-part-two-into-the-woodland-san-diego-photographer I wonder further in the wood
then pause to take in all I could,
and there beneath its canopy
I'm caught up in all its beauty.

The colours start in palest green
a vibrant living leafy screen,
and spreading out in waves of pink
the Willow Herb and nettles link.

Insects buzz in whispered words,
the broad old Oak is full of birds
where they dare an early call,
beneath Jays dig within the sprawl.

Beyond a line of Foxglove towers
rise above a glade of flowers
and light, a shaft between the trees
guides me on with quiet ease.

 
{Into The Woodland by Robert Patinson}

 

I finally have had a moment after this busy summer to sit and blog this second part in my on the trail series for a slice of life. This time was a fun exploration of a nearby hiking trail with my middle child, my brown eyed girl. 


She is my wild child and truly an individual. She loves exploring and especially dirt! We had such a blast exploring nature in the middle of downtown San Diego along this beautiful trail in Balboa Park. As well as capturing her wild, free, funny and smart personality on camera. 


Being a documentary photographer in San Diego I really feel blessed to be able to capture these moments of discovery for my children to remember forever. I enjoy doing this for clients as well! 


Kick back, relax and enjoy our trip into the woodland. :) 


Love & Blessings, 
Anna {Until next time!} 

 

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24 Years. 1 Month. 5 Days. Welcome Baby L. {San Diego Birth Photographer} http://www.selahphotographysd.com/blog/2016/7/24-years-1-month-5-days-welcome-baby-l-san-diego-birth-photographer 24 years. 1 month. 5 days. 
Sometimes it feels like...
24 hours. 1 minute. 5 seconds. 
So much in between...
Yet passing in a blink of an eye 
Walking these same halls.
Retracing the steps...
24 years. 1 month. 5 days a go...
Memories so vivid. 
It seems as if only...
24 hours. 1 minute. 5 seconds a go instead. 

This post has been a long time coming. For so many reasons I started and stopped several times. Some mundane everyday life reasons and others more emotional and deeper. This post is the most personal I have posted and the one that means so very much to me in so many ways. It is so much more than just a photographer documenting a birth, the waiting or a fresh 24 session. As a documentary and lifestyle photographer in San Diego I have captured many but this one was so very much more. 


24 years, 1 month and 5 days prior to capturing my niece here in her first 24 hours I walked these same halls at this hospital and was witness to her daddy, my baby brother's, first 24 hours as well. It was most definitely a surreal experience. 


24 years, 1 month and 5 days a go I had no idea how important my memories would become as the very real and sobering reality of the absence of my brother's dad was felt. The joy mixed with the sorrow was present but the beauty of the moments weren't lost on all who were there as well.  In the end the joy outshone and overshadowed any other emotions. After all, a heart that's been broken makes a beautiful sound.


The tears came and went for us all and as I went through these photos after I had to stop from time to time to take it all in and feel the emotions. The same when it came to deciding what to write. No words seem right or enough. I am utterly humbled and blessed at the thought that I was here to see both of these beautiful lives enter this world...24 years, 1 month and 5 days a part. 


Many Blessings and much Love, Anna 

                 

 "Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with Whom there is no variation or shifting shadow." James 1:17 NKJV

 

 

 

 

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A Slice of Life: Ninth Birthday Fun {San Diego Lifestyle Photographer} http://www.selahphotographysd.com/blog/2016/6/a-slice-of-life---ninth-birthday-fun-san-diego-lifestyle-photographer Welcome back for another installment of a slice of life! This past Memorial Day also happened to be my oldest's ninth birthday. We celebrated with friends  and family at a backyard BBQ and some cake afterwards.

It was a beautiful day as the typical San Diego May gray faded away into a mild and perfect afternoon. Full of scooters, water balloons and more as well as new friends made. A wonderful day with great memories, I was able to capture some of it to share here in another installment of this personal project I started on the blog. As a San Diego lifestyle photographer these are the types of moments I enjoy capturing very much.

 I hope you enjoy this installment of slice of life documenting the celebration of another year for my blondie. 

Love, Anna 

 

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Love Is Beginning {San Diego In Home Lifestyle Photographer} http://www.selahphotographysd.com/blog/2016/3/love-is-beginning-san-diego-in-home-lifestyle-photographer I really do not know where to start with what to say about this session, there are just so many amazing things I could say, it's hard to know where to begin. This is the third time I have been blessed to capture this beautiful little family as they grow and the second in home session I have done at their beautiful north county San Diego home. 


These are the types of sessions I adore and this family is so much fun and relaxed to be around. If you remember the last time I captured baby M it was for her fresh 24 this past fall. She is now 6 months and getting strong and growing every day. It was so much fun to get to spend some time with her and her parents in a comfortable and familiar setting and at the same time being there as she explored their beautiful backyard full of orange trees for the first time! 


You can just see how in love both her mom and dad are with her and it was my absolute pleasure to be there to capture some of that growing love and these moments that pass so fast. We had the most gorgeous and perfect weather for the day here in San Diego as well. 


This session is probably one of my very favorite to date and I really hope to do more of these types of sessions in the future as a San Diego photographer. I hope you enjoy! 


Lots of Love & Blessings, 
Anna

Oh my love, love is beginning
We have found something worth living for
I got my head in the clouds
Oh my love,  love is beginning now
Oohhh, oohhh...

So lets start carving our own path
One day it will become a road
and we'll drive down to the countryside.
Oh look how the colours are changing
and appear in the sky.
This heart is starting to come to life...

Oh my love, love is beginning
We have found something worth living for
I got my head in the clouds
Oh my love,   love is beginning now.

 

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A Slice of Life - On The Trail Part One: Discovery {San Diego Lifestyle Photographer} http://www.selahphotographysd.com/blog/2016/3/a-slice-of-life---on-the-trail-part-one-discovery-san-diego-lifestyle-photographer "As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of mud and listen unself- consciously to the soughing of the trees."{Valerie Andrews}


Lately, I have been getting out on the trails here at the local park, Balboa Park. Located right in the heart of downtown San Diego it is such a peaceful exploration and fun to see wild life right there, just a few blocks from the urban neighborhood we reside in. Not only is it fun and beautiful,  it has been a great way to get out, feel better physically, teach my children about nature, be inspired for future photo sessions, practice new techiniques in a gorgeous setting as well as find some great locations that I can't wait to use in future sessions.  


A few months a go I started a series called A Slice of Life on my blog. These posts would be slices from my everyday life and this is my little guy's first experience on a trail captured here below. I thought what better slice of life to share with you for the next installment. I hope to share some more trail photos here soon, so for now here is part one, little man's first hike, discovering . I hope you enjoy! 


Love, Anna 


"Children are born naturalists. They explore the world with all of their senses, experiment in the environment, and communicate their discoveries to those around them." {The Audubon Nature Preschool}

 

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Collecting Moments Along The Shore {San Diego Lifestyle Beach Photographer} http://www.selahphotographysd.com/blog/2016/3/collecting-moments-along-the-shore-san-diego-lifestyle-beach-photographer This is the third year in a row I have photographed these beautiful children and enjoy watching them grow in front of my camera so very much. This year we went to the beautiful Glorietta Bay on Coronado island in San Diego. This lovely children's lifestyle photo session was so much fun to capture and what a perfect day for it to take place. I  love being a photographer in San Diego with so many scenic places and amazing weather almost all year long. 
 Taking place on a mild late afternoon in winter here in San Diego, the clouds were just right and the sun perfect for collecting memories (as well as shells) along the shore. There was a light breeze and gorgeous sunshine as a backdrop and we had almost the whole shore to ourselves, besides a few seagulls. I hope you enjoy these special moments we collected and share with you here from our late afternoon, seaside. 


Lots of Love, Anna 

 

Late Afternoon, Seaside

Late afternoon, seaside
Trying to bottle time
Collecting these moments
Like shells and sunshine
Sun kisses shoulders,
Water, and sand
And nothing's arranged by
The hands of man
The surf presents shells
Some broken and crushed
Sometimes whole treasures are
Taken back in a rush
But your eyes, child, they fill
With wonder and awe,
My greatest adventures,
The best gifts of all,
I try to hold onto the moments
As close as one can
Though I fumble as time slips
Like sand through my hands
And watch as the tide changes
Unfolds in no rush
While seagulls fly
 Across sunset's blush.

 

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Where The Sidewalk Really Ends... {San Diego Child Photographer} http://www.selahphotographysd.com/blog/2016/3/where-the-sidewalk-really-ends-san-diego-child-photographer When I 'discovered' this unique spot in the Bankers Hill neighborhood of San Diego I immediately thought of the famous and classic children's poem by Shel Silverstein, Where The Sidewalk Ends. This spot literally lays where the sidewalk ends. Right in the middle of urban San Diego these gorgeous blooms waited for a poetry inspired fine art children's photo session to take place. Along with some concrete steps and an abandoned picket fence this spot was sure full of inspiration for this fun little shoot one gorgeous evening at sunset. I decided to freelens a good portion of it to add to the feel I was going for as well. It brought to mind many lines from the famous poem and was so fun to create images inspired by the poem. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did creating it.

Lots of Love & Blessings, Anna

Where the Sidewalk Ends
There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.
 
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Our Roots Remain As One {San Diego Family Photographer} http://www.selahphotographysd.com/blog/2016/1/Our-Roots-Remain-As-One-San-Diego-Family-Photographer "Family, like branches in a tree, we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one."

It was a gorgeous day a few days after Christmas when I got together with this beautiful family at the Spanish Art Village here in San Diego.  Located in scenic Balboa Park its a very colorful and fun place to not only take photos but also just to hang out for the day.


The two lovely daughters and grandson were down from San Fransisco for the holidays so it was the perfect time to do some family photos. Little guy just a few months shy of his first birthday has been walking since 9 months and  was most definitely on the go! He had such a great time listening to the guitar player in the art village that day, but by far his favorite was meeting all the doggies out and about enjoying the beautiful San Diego weather. We had such a fun and relaxing time capturing his natural joy and curiosity with these sweet little pups.


We moved over to the Butterfly Garden also located in Balboa Park as well and it was so easy capturing this beautiful family. I had such a great time getting to know them and capturing these memories for them. The little guy was clearly the star and he is so loved by them all. I hope you enjoy the following moments we captured as much as I did capturing them!


Much Love,
Anna

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Take Me Out To The Ball Game... {San Diego Documentary Photographer} http://www.selahphotographysd.com/blog/2015/12/take-me-out-to-the-ball-game-san-diego-documentary-photographer  
"Take me out to the ball game, take me out to the crowds...root, root, root for the home team, if they don't win it's a shame. For it's 1, 2, 3 strikes you're out, at the ol' ball game!"

Last month I had the pleasure of photographing this fun time and documenting a special time in this little gal's life. A t-ball game as part of her first season participating. I love this age, little Miss M is 3, and watching her interact with her little team mates and learning from her coach was so fun to document in these photos.

Being a photographer in San Diego the weather makes it easy to capture and participate in these events year around. It was an absolutely gorgeous afternoon in the community of Eastlake here in San Diego, even in November.  i9 Sports does a great job with this league here and it's easy to see that the kids love it.
 
Without any further a do, here is a little bit of that endless summer fun San Diego is known for,  for you to enjoy during these winter months. ;)
 
Love & Blessings, Anna
 
 
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