Red Balloon Family Session

cakelet-badgeFeatured on 100 Layer Cakelet! ¬†From Mom, Phyllis: “With our youngest turning 1 in July and our 5 year wedding anniversary quickly approaching in August, it felt like the perfect time to do a fun family photo shoot to commemorate both occasions. My initial inspiration was very simple and built around the visual of two big red balloons, a recurring design motif we had used in our wedding, and coincidentally the very props we never got to capture on film because it poured buckets of rain on our wedding day! To the 2 big balloons for my husband and me, we added 2 small balloons to represent our little ones, and decked everyone out in various shades of our wedding palette (navy and soft white, with pops of red)! Mix in a late afternoon in sunny downtown San Diego to provide just the right hint of an urban backdrop and voila! — with Jen’s magic behind the camera, we created some truly fantastic and fabulous shots that we’ll treasure forever!”


I’ve had the pleasure of doing two photo shoots with Jen (a maternity on location and a family shoot right after the birth of my second daughter, in our home) and I couldn’t have asked for a better set of experiences. Jen is a lovely and spirited individual, and really put us all at ease, including my 2 year old daughter who is notoriously shy around strangers. Sometimes these things feel a little bit forced and stilted, but everything flowed really naturally and we couldn’t help but get excited with each passing shot…the enthusiasm and energy Jen exudes is contagious! We were thrilled with the final images from both shoots — they are precious memories from this period of our lives that we’ll treasure forever. I can’t wait to book our next session with Jen and Acqua Photo!