"There was a child went forth every day;
And the first object he look'd upon, that object he became;
And that object became part of him for the day, or a certain part of the day, or for many years, or stretching cycles of years." -- Walt Whitman
Fortunate is the family who calls the San Diego area home. And even more fortunate are the children born into such a family, for there is so much for a child to explore. With its laid-back California culture, beach communities, and wondrous natural beauty, what better place is there to seek adventure and grow into all that you can be?
We at Dreamkeeper Photography know the area well and are aware of how the city's backdrops can help frame your family's story. If you're considering San Diego family portrait photography, just think about the many opportunities to learn and grow and "become" that await you in this area of the world.
What child doesn't love the zoo? The San Diego Zoo as well as the adjacent Balboa Park offer numerous places for adventure, discovery, and perfect shots of children interacting with their siblings, parents, and grandparents. Walk-throughs of the aviaries and even a Panda exhibit leave wide eyes and wonder-filled expressions. And don't forget the animals. The zoo itself is beautiful with its green trees and plants all about.
Balboa Park gardens, with its rose garden, desert garden, Alcazar garden, Japanese garden, lily pond, and Palm Canyon continue the list of places a family can simply discover the beauty of what surrounds them. The Prado, along with the surrounding museums, presents even more places to capture the expressions and personality that are uniquely yours. Who knows? Maybe a family of hummingbirds flitting around a flowering bush will work their way into your photographs.
If you're into views, it's hard to beat those at Mount Soledad Park in La Jolla, especially on a clear day. Or perhaps Mount Helix in La Mesa would be a good fit. The choices are wide and varied in this marvelous land by the ocean's edge. No doubt you'll have your own places, too, that speak to your family's interests and personality.
"The horizon's edge, the flying sea-crow, the fragrance of salt marsh and shore mud; These became part of that child who went forth every day, and who now goes, and will always go forth every day."
Contact us at Dreamkeeper Photography to see how we can help you capture your family's story.