October 30, 2019

Why Los Peñasquitos Is One Of The Best Places To Take Family Photos In San Diego

For the past few years, I’ve been blessed to take photos in some of San Diego’s most beautiful locations. One of my favorite locations that combine the history and the nature of San Diego is Los Peñasquitos.

Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve attracts people with its natural beauty and abundant natural resources — both today and in the past. Did you know that Native American history within the Preserve dates back as far as 7,000 years ago?

To this day remains of the prehistoric culture can still be found. The historic Santa Maria de Los Peñasquitos Adobe (ca. 1823) operated by the County of San Diego (located at the east end of the Preserve off Black Mountain Road on Canyonside Park Driveway), has been restored and tours are available for school groups and the public.

The scenery of the canyon includes:

  • a waterfall cascading through volcanic rock;
  • a streamside forest of giant California live oaks;
  • groves of majestic sycamore trees;
  • a year-round stream populated by Pacific tree frogs, crayfish and largemouth bass;
  • a freshwater marsh hosting a variety of aquatic birds including great blue herons, egrets, mallard ducks and more;
  • mule deer, bobcat, coyote and raccoon are just a few of the mammals that can be observed throughout the Preserve.

These are just a few reasons why you need to shoot a family session at Los Peñasquitos! Make sure to dress your best so you look good in photos. I’ll be sharing some tips on what to wear when you take family photos! Ready to capture your family legacy? Get in touch!

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