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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San Diego Family Beach Photography

at La Jolla Windansea Beach and Scripps Pier

The rocky shore of La Jolla's Windansea Beach makes it a scenic spot in San Diego for portraits. You can dig your toes in the sand and feel the ocean breeze as the sunsets. You will be thrilled with the photos of our family, giving your beautiful memories to treasure always.

And Windansea, with its iconic Surf Shack, was made famous by the Beach Boys, who sang about it in the '60s. The palm-covered Surf Shack, initially built-in 1946 to host luau beach parties, lives on, and so does Windansea's reputation as a top surfing beach.

'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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Here's all the details!


Before our session together, we will schedule a phone consult. This will allow us to discuss the overall style of your shoot - wardrobe, location, and color scheme.

We aim to capture the true personality of your family, so your clothing choice must speak to who you are and make you happy in the process. Best tip select clothing to coordinate with each other but not to match.

*Stick to a color palette of three or four complementary colors


*Stick to a color palette of three or four complementary colors


*Arrange your outfits ahead of time on a big bed, including accessories.

*Clothes that are fitted and crisp photograph best.

*Your nails will be in the pictures, so make sure they look nice.

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Get excited, your images will be ready to view 7 days after!

Download + order professional prints thru your Gallery.

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

Are you ready to get started?

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 $400.

*Extended Family - Add $150

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beach session

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

If you are ready to start the process or have some questions, fill out the contact form below, and we will be there for you in no time. If you prefer, you can call or text 858-722-5573 or email us directly at

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Clothing always makes parents the most nervous about planning a family session. Just know that as long as your family is 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!

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

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


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!





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 photoshoot 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".

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 photographer since my husband and I were engaged 15 years ago. He has a great eye for capturing special moments with adults and kids. Year after year, we have never been disappointed."  - Kim D

Dennis mock San Diego photographer



I began my journey as a sport 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, and national camera companies like Kodak and Fuji.

Dennis Mock has 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).

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13715 Sparren Ave
San Diego, CA. 92129

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