portrait session at windansea beach with photographer Dennis mock

love the colorful sunsets and rocks at La Jolla Windansea Beach for family portraits . We had the best photographer

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

windnasea beach la jiolla hugs from mom to kids snugglingat sunset

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La Jolla family beach photographer Dennis Mock capturing

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

"I can't say enough great things about Dennis, he truly is an amazing photographer! We've relied on him time and time again to capture all of our important life events, and he always delivers stunning results. Not only is he incredibly talented behind the camera, but his warm and friendly personality makes him such a joy to work with. I can't recommend him enough!

Your Family.

Your Stories.

Capture your family's unique story with Dennis Mock, the preferred La Jolla beach photographer. His signature style brings vibrant moments to life, from sunsets to sand between your toes. Don't let precious moments slip away as kids grow up - make time to play and document your days with your loved ones. Contact Dennis Mock today to schedule your photo session and create photo stories that will last a lifetime.


San Diego

Session Info


75 min session includes 125+ digitals.

All for $650


45 min session includes 75+ digitals.

All for $450

And if you're bringing along extended family members, there's an additional $150 fee.


beach session

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

Are you planning a get-together in San Diego?

If you are, I wanted to suggest something that could make your time together even more special. Dennis is a fantastic photographer who can capture beautiful memories of your family during this wild phase of life. With families spread out across the country, it's rare to get everyone together, so why not make the most of it?

Here's a sample shot list that Dennis can work with for extended families: group shot, grandparents with grandkids, just the grandkids (the cousins), grandparents portrait, siblings, siblings with their families, individual shots of the grandkids, parents' couples portrait, and individual shots of the parents with their kids. I hope this helps you make the most of your time together!


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" .





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.


father and son captured during a San Diego family documentary session in San Diego

"Dennis is an amazing photographer! We've used him continuously to document our life events . His talent and personality make him a joy to be around. " - Aaron

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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Parents helping the kids dig a sand castle with La Jolla Scripps Pier in the background during a documentary family portrait shoot with Dennis Mock Photographher

La Jolla, CA

"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!" -

Alex & Mike W

San Diego Family Beach photographer in La Jolla. photo. by Dennis mock

Scripps Pier

Dennis has been our go-to photographer for as long as I can remember. My husband and I were lucky enough to find him when we got engaged 15 years ago, and we've been using him ever since. He's got a real knack for capturing those precious moments, whether it's with adults or kids. We've never been let down by his work. Year after year, he delivers amazing photos that we'll treasure forever. Thanks, Dennis! - Kim D



Dennis mock San Diego photographer

Dennis Mock has been on quite the journey as a photographer. Originally, Dennis focused on sports and architecture photography while living in San Diego. However, he eventually realized my true passion was family photography. "I love capturing the unique story of each family I work with - showcasing their personalities and the joy they share".

Through my spontaneous and documentary style, Dennis Mock has received numerous awards from professional photographer's associations like PPA, WPPI, PPC, PPSDC, as well as recognition from camera companies like Kodak and Fuji.

He is proud to have earned the title of Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsmen from PPA. And, honored to have been named "San Diego Photographer of the Year" nine times by PPSDC.


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