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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San Diego Family Beach Photography

at La Jolla Windansea Beach, Scripps Pier, Coronado.

San Diego Family Beach photographer Dennis Mock has the spontaneity clients love, whether shooting at Windansea Beach, La Jolla Scripps Pier or Coronado Shores. Have a San Diego portrait session with me! The vibe is to have a good time.

With numerous awards, Dennis Mock's sports and architectural photography background influences his ability to capture

split-second moments and create natural compositions. Dennis's style blends candid and relaxed portraits to convey the

authentic story of your family. He can't wait to see you this Summer!

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".

Fall 2023

San Diego

Session Info

Dennis loves documenting all the connections, personalities, and most of all, the laughter that makes your family uniquely beautiful through fun-filled sessions.


60 min session includes 100+ digitals.

All for $600


30 min session includes 50+ 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!


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


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


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.



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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13715 Sparren Ave
San Diego, CA. 92129

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