sister laughing and having fun at family portrait session at windansea beach with photographer Dennis mock

Beautiful San Diego family portrait at scenic windansea beach in La Jolla, California by dennis mock photographer.

LOve the sunset familky portrait taken at La Jolla beach during the golden sunset hour. Use our surfboards beacuse we love to surf when visiting San Diego

windnasea beach la jiolla hugs from mom to kids snugglingat sunset

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La Jolla family beach photographer Dennis Mock showcasing

the all connection, personality, and most of all laughter that makes your family uniquely beautiful through fun-filled sessions.

Through his photography style, he's able to mix fun candids and relaxed portraits, to tell the genuine story of your family. Let's capture this special time together.

Serving San Diego including nearby beach communities, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Pacific Beach, Encinitas, Oceanside, La Jolla, Coronado, and beyond.

cousins pose on rocks on the La Jolla scripps pier during a family beach portrait session. Image by Dennis Mock Photographer

'Tis Holiday portrait time,

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We would love to capture your family portraits this holiday season. Where would you like to go? Kindly contact us as soon as possible to secure your preferred session date. Don't delay; the holidays are one of the busiest times of the year, and dates fill up quickly!

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Document all the laughter that makes your family uniquely beautiful through fun-filled sessions.

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You can now book your session online using our calendar. The

retainer is $300.

Whether it's at the beach, the park, your home, or your favorite place to go, let's remember this special time together.


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The full-filled Session includes your

beautiful hand-edited digitals (all the best)

via a downloadable Gallery.

FULL STORY: 60 MIN incl 80+ digitals $600.

MINI STORY: 30 MIN incl 40+ digitals $600.

*Extended Family - Add $150

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*Gorgeous professionally retouched prints are available to order directly from your Gallery.


Our dates are first come, first serve. Payment reserves your date and time on our calendar. Have questions? Call us at 858-722-5573

We can send you an online payment invoice thru Square, which all major credit cards accept. California sales tax applies. All payments are non-refundable, but you can try another date if you are sick or the weather is terrible.

We are serving nearby communities Del Mar, Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, La Jolla, Coronado, 4S Ranch, Poway, San Marcos, Rancho Bernardo, Escondido, and beyond!





Dennis mock San Diego photographer



I began my journey as a sports and architectural photographer in San Diego, but when I discovered a draw to wedding and family photography, I decided to switch lanes. Today, I enjoy telling each unique story -- highlighting all the personality and joy that comes with it -- that comes my way


My spontaneity and documentary spirit have earned dozens of local and national awards from professional photographers associations, including PPA, WPPI, PPC , PPSDC, as well as national camera companies  like Kodak and Fuji. 

I’ve even been recognized as a Master Photographer and a Photographic Craftsmen by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and awarded “San Diego Photographer of the Year” many times by the Professional Photographers of San Diego County (PPSDC).

ready to fun at San Diego family beach photography session kids rule

Kristen Family

Kisses for my mom brings smiles at La Jolla Family photographer Dennis Mock

documentary family beach photography playing with dad

family giggles and laughs during family beach portrait session in La Jolla California.

Little girl dancing at La Jolla sunset skipping the waves at photo session

having fun Playing in the sand at Scripps Pier Family portraits by San Diego Photographer Dennis Mock

San Diego family protract session drawing in the sand

Giving mom some love as the waves run under my toes during San Diego beach photography

family. portrait at La Jolla scripps pier sunset

playing with their kids on a La Jolla family beach photo session

la jolla sunset following the surfer on her San Diego vacation

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Kristen C

San Diego family protract session drawing in the sand

"I hired Dennis to do family photos while we were on vacation in San Diego. He was incredibly easy to work with— even from 1,000 miles away. My family had more fun on this photo-shoot than any other, so much so that my 7-year-old didn’t want to leave.

And the photos... my goodness, the photos... he sent us well over 80 beautiful images, at least 20 made me gasp when I saw them. And I’m very picky! :) Some posed shots, and many ‘lifestyle’ shots that showed love, fun, and happiness. Simply priceless pictures that I will cherish. Could not recommend more highly" .

Alex + Mike Family

little girl playing in the surf at La Jolla scripps pier on a San Diego family portrait session by Dennis mock photographer

Parents helping the kids dig a sand castle with La Jolla Scripps Pier in the background during documentary portrait session

beach hugs mother son at sunset Del Mar ca family portrait session

San Diego family playing in the surf and sandcastles at La Jolla scripps pier . Photo by Dennis Mock Photography

I love black and whites images at San Diego beach

family portraits at La Jolla scripps pier enjoying the sunset and make in sand castles

Daughter holds on and coverage Dad's eyes as they stroll on a San Diego beach family portrait shoot .

Black and white image of family enjoying time together during a family portrait session in La Jolla

Father son moment captured during a beach portrait session with Dennis Mock Photographer

San Diego family beach portraits in La Jolla Del Mar area having fun at sunset and enjoying family time at the beach.

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Alex & Mike

I love black and whites images at San Diego beach

"We want to sincerely THANK YOU for the amazing pictures! They are so beautiful!! You have created a treasure for us that we can look back at for many years! Thanks again Dennis for taking your time to tell our story! We look forward to working with you again!"

Megan R

family portrait session kids exploring Balboa park in San Diego

We’ve been working with Dennis since 2007 and are continuously impressed. He has taken our engagement shots (one of which was featured in the NY Times), our wedding photos (featured in San Diego Wedding magazine), and has done five family portrait sessions.

As a former sports photographer, he is a master at capturing spontaneous moments and true emotions. He’s professional, easy to work with, good with kids, and above all supremely talented. There’s a reason he’s in such high demand and we feel so fortunate to have found him. You will not be disappointed”.





Clothing is always what makes parents the most nervous to plan a family session. Just know that as long as your family is being themselves, that is what is the most important! But here are a few general rules of thumb I advise clients to follow:

Wear something you can move in without worrying about it. Comfort is key!

Plan minimal outfit changes for kids. They don't like it, so try to keep it to a single change, if any.

Don't match! No one matches in real life, so don't start on picture day.

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