The “W” Family – San Diego Family Photography

Meet The W Family! We had a great morning last weekend in Del Mar, CA! Mom wanted some photos showing “how their family is now”. Little Paxton is 18 months old and a baby due next week! (click the photos to see them larger)

This was the first and last moment Paxton stood still! He’s only 18 months old, so we understand! I had to be super fast to catch him looking at the camera. He was so fascinated by all the fun things in the park (trees, birds, trains!)

This is one of my favorites! Paxton had his (whole!) hand in his mouth, but kindly looked at the camera for a moment while perched on Daddy’s shoulders. Like Mom requested, this is how their family is now : )Paxton getting a little Mommy time…

Those eyes…

Including this last photo because I think it really shows how hard Mom’s and Dad’s work to keep their kids happy! And like Mom wanted, THIS is really what their family looks like now…chasing down an ever-curious 18 month old!

Cousins! – San Diego Family Photographer

Meet cousins Lilly and Joe! (click on the photos to see them larger)

Joe’s Daddy and Mommy were having a family BBQ and invited me along to take photos of their fun day!  Joe climbed into a cute little tree in the backyard. He climbed pretty high for a 4 year old (about 4 feet)! He was perched in the tree for this photo.

Lilly got in the tree too!  Actually she was gently placed there by her mom :) How cute are her sparkly shoes?!

Her little smile kills me…

So does her personality! HA! Love her!

Quick family photo…

Love the next two photos of the adorable cousins playing in the yard!

See that smile again!

…and the curls…

Finally, what would a BBQ be without the BBQ!?





Welcome Plum District!

Welcome Plum District in San Diego!

You may have found yourself here because you just purchased the deal with Plum District for Parker*s Pictures OR you are thinking about purchasing and are trying to find out more information. Either way, WELCOME! Happy to have you here! If I can answer any questions for you, please feel free to contact me by either commenting below, send me an e-mail at erica@parkerspictures or give me a call at 619.540.7046.

Here is what you get with your deal purchase:

On Location Photoshoot – I specialize in kids and families, so this would be a great time to schedule that family portrait you have been putting off! Or maybe one of your little ones has a birthday coming up and they need special photos just for them! Think about events you might want photos for like: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation, Grandparent’s Day or even the HOLIDAYS!

Password Protected Online Proofing Gallery – After your photos are edited I will send you login information for you to view all of your finished photos in a gallery online. Feel free to share this information with friends and family so they can see your photos too!

Two High-Resolution Images – From your Online Gallery you will choose which two (2) images you would like as high-resolution images. You can take these  files to virtually any place you already get your photos printed and print as many times as you like. I will send you these final files on a CD. If you would like to purchase more images, just let me know when you are placing your order! As a special deal to my new Plum District customers, each extra image is only $15 (normally $25) or ALL images from your Online Gallery for $99 (normally $400).

All Low-Resolution Images – You will also receive ALL of  the images from your Online Gallery as low resolution, watermarked files. These files are not large enough to print, but can be easily shared via e-mail and social networking (like Facebook) so you can show off your new photos! They will look like the below 2 examples:

I am so excited to speak with and meet all of my new clients!



Joe-Joe’s Birthday! – San Diego Birthday Party Photographer

You may remember little Joe-Joe from the last time I posted pictures of him. At the time I took those photos, he was a year younger. Now, he’s FOUR years old! Joe-Joe’s parents contacted me to photograph his 4th birthday party and before the party we grabbed a few family photos as well. (You can see the photos larger by clicking on them.)

I promise you, he was turning 4, but old habits die hard and he put up 3 fingers : )

They got a Spiderman bounce house for the party!

I had to throw this one in here. Joe-Joe and Dad are demonstrating how Spiderman shoots out his webs (not how to make devil horns for a rock concert)!

They also had a Slip ‘n Slide set up! The kids went nuts for this! Here is Joe-Joe on his take-off!

Ahhh, to be a kid again…

These two photos cracked me up. They were taken a fraction of a second apart and look vastly different! He was trying to get the attention of an arriving party guest by yelling and then sweetly waved…too cute.

I snapped this photo just in time to catch Joe-Joe sticking out his tongue. Looking at it now, I realize he has always done this. Check out this photo from a past shoot.

This little angel reminded me of Mad Med! She looked so ’60s and her hair was an amazing color.

Pizza or watermelon, pizza or watermelon, pizza or watermelon…

Slip ‘n Sliding is serious business…

Dad was very brave, making his way down with a rider on his back!

I love this one, I think it’s my favorite from the whole day.

As you can see, all the young ones were really fascinated by the water squirting from the Slip ‘n Slide.

I’m not going to lie. I had myself a little giggle every time a wet child tried to get in the bounce house. The water make the plastic REALLY slippery…

Four year’s old today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE-JOE!

I’ll leave you with this last series of photos where Joe-Joe was trying to enjoy his birthday cake and all the doggies wanted some to…so badly, one even licked his feet (that’s the giggle photo)!

Thanks to Joe-Joe’s parents for asking me to be photograph the  party and to their friends and family for letting me be part of the day! If you have a kids birthday party coming up and don’t want to worry about making sure to take photos AND host, let me know and I can help!

The “B” Family – Pacific Beach Family Photography

Meet the “B” family! Due to a new addition to the family, we headed to the beach to take some new family photos. (Stay tuned for the newborn shoot we did of Baby Jane).  Cloudy days are surprisingly the BEST days for portraits outside because it makes for awesome lighting! We had a fun time out there at the beach and I was so excited to get them new photos of their growing family!

Baby Jane seemed not to please with getting kissed on the forehead, but how sweet is her older brother Jack?

Her outfit says “little sister”…love it!

Baby Jane is about 10 days old here I think, and we were remarking at how small she was in her dad’s hands!

…and lap…

This is just about where I lost Jack. He did so awesome, but a 4 year old’s attention span can only go for so long.

About 2 seconds later, I completely lost him…

…then I lost Mom…

…and finally, I lost Dad…(sorry, it was too funny not to post!)

One more for good measure!

I think this is an awesome dichotomy to see how HUGE Jack looks next to his Dad, versus Baby Jane. And I also love Jacks sweet smile ; )

Baby Jane getting some comfort in Mom’s arms as we wrapped up the family shoot. See Baby Jane’s little furrowed brow? Precious…

So cute, it kills me. He already loves his little sister!

Threw this one in for laughs because of Jack. For some reason he thought laying next to his sister was the silliest thing ever! I have no idea why, but there was no way he was going to let me try! Kids…

At the end of the shoot, I got Jack to give me a little more of his attention. Man, did he turn on the charm or WHAT? I swear he looks like he is modeling clothes for a magazine in this first shot. See how is “oh so casually” leaned up against the pillar? He posed that way himself!

“Cute Kid of the Year Award” goes to….JACK!

At the end of the shoot, we were just goofing with Jack and put my assistant’s sunglasses on him. Didn’t realize at the time how mirrored the sunglasses were!

I can’t put my finger on why, but I LOVE this photo!

Total GQ…chillin’!

Thanks “B” family for asking me to capture these special moments of your life. It really was my pleasure and honor!