top of page

A beautiful way to capture memories, strengthen bonds, document milestones, preserve family history, boost self-esteem, and create a lasting legacy for generations to come.


I'm not your average photographer; I'm a memory curator, expertly blending laughter, love, and unforgettable moments into the rich tapestry of your family's legacy!

A Warm Family Welcome

Welcome to Cary Pennington Photography, where we believe in capturing the heart

and soul of your family's story through timeless photography.

Imagine having a collection of stunning family portraits that not only showcase your

loved ones' smiles but also encapsulate the essence of your unique bond.

With our amazing family photo sessions, you can do just that and more.


I believe that family photos should be more than just a collection of snapshots. They should be a story about your family's journey together.

Limited Time Get 10% Off

Your Family Session

Appreciate You!

Carlsbad Beach Family Photography

Carlsbad Family Galleries
Carlsbad beach Family Photos - Robertson

Carlsbad has some great locations to use for your next family photos - Here is a list of some of them that I love to photographed at, Batiquitos Lagoon, South Ponto Beach, Terramar Beach, Leo Carrillo Ranch, Hosp Grove, Carlsbad State Beach

We never ever share your info and its kept safe with us


Your family is your most precious possession. They are the ones who make you laugh, cry, and grow. And they deserve to be captured in beautiful photos that you can cherish for a lifetime. That's where I come in. I'm a family photographer who specializes in capturing the love and laughter of your family. I believe that family photos should be more than just a collection of snapshots. They should be a story about your family's journey together.


I'll work with you to create a personalized photo shoot that reflects your family's unique personality. We'll choose the perfect location, the perfect outfits, and the perfect poses. And I'll use my years of experience to capture the genuine moments that make your family special.

During any family session, my goal is to bring out the real beauty and love of your family, your family dynamic with all the personalities mixed into “One” family. My approach is simple with guidance as I seen where its needed, but mostly I love to let you be “you”. Don’t be surprised if after the photo shoot you actually feel this sense of connection with your family more then you have in the past

Family time is so important as a child, I remember the times my family and I simply went on walks at the local beaches or visit the old military forts along the coast in San Francisco.


Carlsbad Portrait Photographer
Cary Pennington

Juanita Osborne.png

J. Osborne

Choosing Cary for our photography needs was undoubtedly one of the best decisions we've ever made. Having seen his work span over the years—from engagement photos to family portraits—he has consistently delivered exceptional results


Hours of operations are Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am - 6pm.

Location is by appointment only.


Contact us


  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • X
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn

Quick Links

Headshot Photography

Still Photography




Book On Line


Join our mailing list

Thanks for subscribing!

Cary Pennington, a San Diego-based photographer in Carlsbad, CA, specializes in headshot and personal branding for entrepreneurs and professionals.

Offering creative headshots for actors, executives, and more, he also crafts lovely family portraits and delicious culinary images for food brands,

restaurants, food bloggers and publications.




Serving San Diego including North County San Diego, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Solana Beach,

Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, La Costa, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista and San Marcos.

© 2005-2024 by Cary Pennington Photography based in San Diego, California. All Rights Reserved.

Any use of images without written permission prohibited.

Terms & Conditions
bottom of page