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!



The Cutest Nephew Ever!

OK, I’m biased, but he’s my nephew and he’s Ah-Dorable. Meet Parker! (No relation to Parker’s Pictures…it’s a long story!) Took these while I was home for Thanksgiving and we had lots of time for fun photos : )

I never met a kid like this who LOVES broccoli! (Of course he had to show Aunt Erica what it looks like when he’s chewing it…ew.)

Two of my favorite people…my brother and my nephew. Betcha’ don’t even see the resemblance ; )

I had so many fun photos of Parker from Thanksgiving that I decided to make my brother a framed photo for a Hanukkah gift. It went straight to his office! So glad you liked it bro! Kinda cool to see my photos at someone’s desk! Love you guys!

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!

Sweet Baby Jane – San Diego Newborn Photography

Meet Jane. She is only 7 days old in these photos! I took a liking to calling her Sweet Baby Jane because even though her mom said she had been an angel up until this day, she was being quite difficult at the start! Of course, this is not her fault as she is new to the world! It takes a lot of patience working with children, but it is SO worth it! A few days later, we also did a shoot with her whole family.

This first photo is by far my favorite of the session, even though her little brow is furrowed. She looks sort of concerned, doesn’t she?

Once Jane’s Mom and I saw her face all scrunched up like that, we thought Baby Jane might be uncomfortable, so Mom picked her to to comfort her. She still looks a tad confused…but I love how it looks like her hands are in yoga prayer pose!

Baby Jane’s Mom, rocked her, fed her, rocked her, fed her, burped her, changed her diaper, fed her and then finally…Sweet Baby Jane appeared…sound asleep…

How cute is that hat? Jane’s Mom made it! She learned to knit while she was pregnant, how awesome!

She made the booties too!

I heart baby toes…

Bear hat courtesy of Mom also!

At one point Mom came back in the room while I was working with Sweet Baby Jane and kissed her on the head. I LOVE that the baby looks like she is smiling!

I love how Mom looks so happy!

Sweet Baby Jane, I can’t wait to meet you when you are older! Hopefully sometime soon!


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!

Joe-Joe & Family – San Diego Kids Photography

Meet Joe-Joe, what a cutie! He is exactly the same age as my nephew, so I always know how old he is : ) This is the second time photographing him and his parents. I love that I get to see kids as they get older every year!

Look at those eyelashes!

Joe-Joe’s name is actually Joseph, but that is his dad’s name. So to avoid confusion at home, Dad goes by Joe and the baby goes by Joe-Joe. Super cute!

Mom and dad steal a quick smooch…

We moved to the backyard for a change of scenery and had a little fun!

This is my favorite, I just had to throw it in :)