San Diego is without a doubt a dream destination for a family vacation, and for very good reasons. I can admit, that as a local I am completely spoiled and pretty much take it for granted. But I know that for so many, seeing the Pacific Ocean for the first time will change you.
We have a number of amazing beaches here but I think I am most asked to photograph families on Coronado. We call it an island (even though my third grader will try to get you to sign a petition to change the name to a peninsula). It has the most sand of any beach in San Diego and is beautifully accented by the famous Hotel Del Coronado and the jetty. Both provides a little variety to family photo backgrounds.
I personally love having sessions there in the mornings. There are fewer people around and the sky is not as bright so we can capture that gorgeous blue. An added bonus is that its early enough to get your day started without the added pressure of trying to be somewhere on time.
Expect some sand, and some running. Possibly even some splashing.
But most of all, expect a wonderful memory of being together in one of the most breathtaking places in the world.