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    Jules


the haux family | san diego family photographer

I know I say this all the time, but ‘I LOVE this family’!  The youngest of these handsome guys was one of my first graders a couple years ago.  He is the sweetest, smartest young man … totally kept me on my toes.  I have adored getting to know the whole family.  Their mom is one of a kind.  She is always so thoughtful, giving and loving… and gorgeous!  Even though I no longer have her child in my class, I love our morning hellos and afternoon visits.

We tried to schedule the Haux family session earlier in the summer, but our timing didn’t work out.  When she contacted me again to let me know that all 3 boys would be in San Diego one weekend, Brooks and I took a break from our Santa Barbara vacation to come home and do this session.  We’ll make sure to get dad in on the action next time.

I’m putting together their holiday card order tonight and it will be here by the weekend!  I can’t wait to see them.  She ordered one of my favorite designs from my new holiday templates … just gorgeous!  I’m a little jealous that she’s already checked cards off of her holiday to-do list.

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August 17, 2010 - 8:13 pm

Amy Lemaniak - Oh Jules, these are BEAUTIFUL!! That mama is SO gorgeous and her boys are just adorable as heck!

August 17, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Amy Lemaniak - These are so beautiful, Jules! Gorgeous session!

August 18, 2010 - 4:42 am

Sara - Way to go, Jules! Gorgeous!

August 18, 2010 - 5:20 am

Dana Monticelli - What a beautiful family! Great job Jules!

August 18, 2010 - 8:14 am

Casey - Jules you did another fabulous job!! I bet she is one happy mama! She has some very handsome men!

August 18, 2010 - 5:35 pm

tamsen - I love oyur style, very nice images!

August 18, 2010 - 6:13 pm

Christina - Excellent, excellent, excellent!!! Love your focus and clarity!!!!

August 18, 2010 - 10:34 pm

Tracy - What a beautiful family. Jules the colors in these are amazing. Love them all but I really love the mom with the two boys. Just gorgeous.

August 18, 2010 - 11:44 pm

veronica starr - GREAT looking family!!! images are just perfect :)

August 19, 2010 - 7:22 am

Tina Ryan - Love this set Jules! That mom is one lucky duck to have such beautiful images.

August 19, 2010 - 9:28 am

Sari - Beautiful images Jules!!

August 19, 2010 - 3:53 pm

Jobrina - I love pictures of mama’s and her boys, such a special bond they share! Beautiful images Jules!

August 20, 2010 - 5:09 am

lindsay koehler - I love a family of boys!! I have all boys! these are great! you really captured them as a happy family!!

August 20, 2010 - 10:55 am

maureenwilson - Look at those handsome boys!!

Love the bw’s Jules!!

August 20, 2010 - 9:14 pm

Sylvia Borgo - What a beautiful family! Perfect images, Jules! As a mom of 2 boys, I just have to say, these really warm my heart!

August 21, 2010 - 9:42 am

jenberry - i love the last two shots of the boys. they look so natural. so happy. way to go on getting a true, sweet reaction from boys. says a lot about you. i bet mom is thrilled.

August 21, 2010 - 10:17 pm

Janet Power - Love the moments you captured. Such a beautiful family full of smiles. Perfection.

August 24, 2010 - 7:32 am

Gretchen Davis - Wonderful! You are SO good at families! I love the clarity in these!

the thompsons | san diego family photographer

The Thompsons chose the beautiful Balboa Park in downtown San Diego for their family portrait session.  I always love going to Balboa Park … everywhere you look … it’s gorgeous.  My challenge for the morning was to keep up with little J (I think I did a pretty good job).  She loved exploring and discovering and hunting down squirrels.  Ms. N is a dream!  She is so thoughtful and kind and an amazing big sister.  I really enjoyed photographing her.  Thank you Thompson family for the fun morning!  I’m so glad to have met you!

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August 14, 2010 - 8:26 am

Hillary - Awww…love the third one from the bottom! and beautiful young ladies in the last one…so sweet Jules!

August 14, 2010 - 8:41 am

Sara - Beautiful stuff, Jules. Love all the purple and yellow. Gorgeous family.

August 14, 2010 - 10:28 am

Christina - Great shoot! What a lovely family! Those girls are adorable!

August 14, 2010 - 12:33 pm

Patricia Rossi - Love these Jules…..such a beautiful family, and love the color pop!

August 14, 2010 - 7:40 pm

Kellie - ahhh, Jules! you rock. loved working with you!! you really captured such wonderful pictures!

August 16, 2010 - 3:35 pm

Jobrina - Beautiful!!!!! And those girls have GORGEOUS eyes!!!!!!

August 17, 2010 - 6:28 am

Linsey - Just gorgeous!!!! So pretty!!! I especially love the one of the dad throwing the little girl up in the air and the one of the little girl hiding behind the dad. So cute!

interviewed by the lovely wendy | san diego photographer

Wendy was taking the Bloom Workshop when I first met her and her gorgeous photography and beautiful blog.  I was thrilled when she asked me to be a part of her ’20 on Tuesday’… a wonderful chance to get to know photographers better.  Go check out the interview over on Wendy’s Blog.  I know you’ll end up staying a while to check out her beautiful work.

Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity!

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This little cutie was the ring bearer at a wedding I photographed last month in San Diego.  I can’t wait to show you the whole gorgeous post!  Soon!!

If you didn’t get a chance to see my first interview earlier this summer, you can find it over at the Bloom Workshop Blog.

August 10, 2010 - 5:46 pm

Christina - Oh, I need to see your wedding post asap! I have my 1st wedding shoot in 2 weeks!

August 10, 2010 - 5:53 pm

wendy - Thank you for the interview, Jules! I hope to one day be able to meet you in person. Until then we’ll virtually hang at Bloom. :)

August 11, 2010 - 10:56 am

Rachel - just want to say i love your photos. i am a budding photographer, came across your blog somehow and now can’t help but follow. thanks for sharing interviews, tips and most of all images!

August 11, 2010 - 11:15 am

The Rancher's Wife Kate - Jules I loved reading your interview. I now have a new blog to add to my bloglist. It was great to see Wendy’s work!

August 11, 2010 - 9:23 pm

Sylvia Borgo - Jules, your intervies was great!!! Yeah, you!

August 12, 2010 - 9:41 pm

Gina Oh | Gina Maxine Photography - awesome interview, Jules. many more to come, i’m sure of it…

August 12, 2010 - 10:48 pm

Krista Campbell - Jules, your photography is gorgeous and I love following your blog. I’m a busy single mommy to a sweet but spunky 3-year-old, a Kindergarten teacher and a photographer. Love seeing other successful single moms….. you rock! ;)

August 13, 2010 - 10:22 am

veronica starr - GREAT!!!! interview! Jules you are just oozing with talent!!!

August 17, 2010 - 6:30 am

Linsey - When I see this picture, all I can say is “Wow!” I can’t wait to see the rest. GREAT interview too! I was a big Alex fan too! :o)

December 14, 2010 - 8:57 am

AmyMae - hey there cutie! what a little lady killer. is that a squirt gun in his hand? *laughs*

the hamanns part 2 | san diego family photographer

Here is the second post of this gorgeous extended family session.  The kiddos from this group were so cooperative and fun to work with … I especially loved photographing this beautiful little girl.  Loved her gorgeous eyes and sweet smile.  The oldest grandchild in this group just graduated from high school and is off to college in a couple weeks.  I photographed his senior session last fall and can’t believe it’s already time for him to leave San Diego and start college.

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August 7, 2010 - 1:35 pm

Jobrina - I “adore” the Grandparents/Grandchildren shot, they will cherish these forever!!! And love your b&w processing Jules, so crisp!!!!!

August 9, 2010 - 8:52 pm

Kathy - What a beautiful family!!! I love that little girls smile… so so sweet :) Gorgeous pictures.

August 10, 2010 - 9:36 am

shannon harrison - i could stare at that 1st one forever! beautiful Jules!

August 10, 2010 - 9:50 am

jen berry - that first shot is mesmerizing. you are on fire. i love that you have so many diverse posts. you nail all the family shots, but you also get all the moments in between.

August 11, 2010 - 9:24 pm

Sylvia Borgo - Beautiful family! And your BWs are to die for!

the hamann family | san diego family photographer

It only took a short time with the Hamann family and I was ready to move in.  They’re all about having fun, Sunday night dinners, time together, and a little friendly competition.  They had the whole family together to celebrate the improving health of grandpa.  He recently had surgery and has been doing better and better.  We did this family session at their amazing home in San Diego … it’s gorgeous!

With 17 people in this group, I will break up the love into two posts.  I just adore this family!

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August 4, 2010 - 1:15 pm

Christine V - WOW!

August 4, 2010 - 4:32 pm

Christina - Wow! 17 people?!?! Great job Jules! I love the color scheme of the family’s wardrobe. It all came together so well.

August 4, 2010 - 5:32 pm

Renee W - I love all of these, especially the parents in their grand doorway! What a gorgeous home, yard and family!!

August 4, 2010 - 9:34 pm

Jobrina - Jules, you make a “large” group look “easy”! LOL These are just beautiful, the color coordination is just perfect and gorgeous!!!

August 5, 2010 - 8:54 am

Stacy - Jules, these images are amazing! You are so incredibly talented!

August 5, 2010 - 10:08 am

Kristina - Absolutely breathtaking photos, Jules. You sure have an amazing eye!

August 5, 2010 - 11:58 am

Tracy - Unbelievable great group shots. You are soo talented. What a beautiful family too.

August 5, 2010 - 1:16 pm

Stacey S - These are awesome shots Jules! Their wardrobe is perfect, too – they look so beautiful as a group (and separately of course!) :)

August 6, 2010 - 6:26 am

Gretchen Davis - Love these! What a real and beautiful session, this family will so treasure these!

August 6, 2010 - 8:50 am

Jenny - So seriously impressed with this session! big groups intimidate me so much but you have certainly inspired me!

August 6, 2010 - 12:41 pm

maureenwilson - You did an amazing job with these!!

August 10, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Janelle - Love these pictures!

August 11, 2010 - 9:24 pm

Sylvia Borgo - These will surely be treasured!!

August 13, 2010 - 11:02 am

veronica starr - what a fabulous session! so crisp and beautiful!