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mortensen family {san diego family photographer}

I’ve know the Mortensen family since the beautiful Miss Y was in my first grade class 10 years ago.  She was the smartest, sweetest little girl and her mother was always there ready to help out with anything I needed.  Fast forward many years and two schools later, I had the pleasure of Miss B in my first grade class.  Again, her mom was right there, always helping in any way she could.  Her presence filled a room with love, laughter and voice!  Shortly after the 2007 San Diego wildfires (when this family lost their beautiful home), Fayme was diagnosed with cancer.  For over 2 years, she fought with everything she had against this terrible disease.  With great sadness this fall, her family and friends said goodbye and celebrated the life of this incredible woman.  Fayme’s favorite place to be was at home with her family at sunset.  I know she was watching out for us on this beautiful evening and she couldn’t be prouder of her incredible husband and two beautiful daughters.


our first stop of the day was to ‘color me mine’

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we thought we were done for the night, but Miss Y came jumping back into the house … she wanted to show us this… stunning

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and I really L.O.V.E. this …

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January 24, 2010 - 11:51 am

Renee W - Oh Jules, you’ve got me in tears with this post! These are photos that this family, whom I can tell is very special to you, will cherish forever! These are all absolutely beautiful and filled with love!

January 24, 2010 - 11:39 am

Tara - LOVE these!!! The color on those last two are AMAZING!!!

January 24, 2010 - 12:17 pm

tina m - these are so nice. I understand the loss of a mother at a young age, these are priceless. awesome work 🙂 This 2nd to the last one really touches me. I’m in tears too!

January 24, 2010 - 2:27 pm

MomMom - What beautiful girls. Yet the last two brought on the tears. They are gorgeous photographs and must be so meaningful for the family.

January 25, 2010 - 4:11 am

Tabbie English - Thank you so much Ms, Trandem for taking these pictures. I agree, my nieces are wonderful and beautiful girls.

Tabbie – Fayme’s sister

January 25, 2010 - 1:48 pm

amy - Jules these are beautiful. And SO SO special for this family. Great job as always.

January 25, 2010 - 4:54 pm

Lori Mortensen Hammer - Awesome photographs all of you. There is nothing more beautiful than pictures of fathers and their daughters. You can see the love for one and other in each of their eyes. The photographer caught it all. Awesome job.

January 25, 2010 - 5:10 pm

Maryam Abadi - I have the most beautiful nieces in the world. I miss Fayme so much. Thank you Rick for sharing these beautiful picutres.

January 25, 2010 - 6:34 pm

Caren - Oh Jules, I am in tears as I read your paragraph and view these amazing photos. Fayme and I became friends after having both of our kids in your class and then they were together in Mr. Burrow’s class last year. I often think of her and wonder how the family is doing. This is so nice to see- they are so STRONG and so beautiful! What a great gift you have given them.

January 25, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Jules Trandem - thank you all so much for your wonderful words. this is a very special family and they are always in my prayers!

January 26, 2010 - 1:27 pm

Tamara - Wow these are beautiful treasures!!

January 27, 2010 - 8:23 pm

Sylvia Borgo - Your words bring tears to my eyes. Your images bring a song into my heart. They truly are a beautiful family.

January 29, 2010 - 10:49 pm

jen berry - wow what a wonderful gift for this father and his family. these are gorgeous.

February 1, 2010 - 10:47 am

maryannashley - You are a wonderful story teller Jules… I was there, enjoying each moment.

February 2, 2010 - 7:20 am

ohana photographers - this story crushed us 🙁 your words and images of this beautiful family are perfect.

February 6, 2010 - 6:57 pm

hannah - OH jules… how incredible! love these so!!

February 9, 2010 - 12:48 pm

jen howell - very touching!