kristianne koch riddle photography

a tale of two families

While I was photographing Joe and Ami Marie, she picked his pocket!

I so loved the idea of photographing these two families together. Joe and Chris were best friends even before Joe met Ami Marie (who Chris introduced to each other). Now the kids and Ami Marie and Cara are friends too. It’s like one big happy family. They thought it would be an awesome idea to all meet at Ami Marie’s family’s beach house in Pacific Beach and go run around together on the sand-bayside. I had fun witnessing and documenting their playfulness and silly shenanigans!

Even before we left for the session, I enjoyed capturing a slice of life at the beach house…



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    Ami Marie

    April 9, 2011

    LOVE the pics. I am especially in love with the pic of Blue and G on the balcony. I can’t wait to see the rest!!!

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    Sean C.

    March 28, 2014

    Very nice pics!! My favorite is the shot of Ami Marie holding Joe’s wallet after picking his pocket….the expression on her face is priceless!

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    Gavyn Granger-Welch

    February 26, 2017

    I stumbled across these and almost started crying- this is me with my bestie!!! I can’t believe I found these-they are hanging on my wall!!!!!