Branding Photography & Headshots | San Diego Photographer

January is cold on the beach, and, this year, really stormy! So what is a San Diego beach photographer to do?

Answer: Avoid the beach at all costs and do something INDOORS! I got my business mastermind group together, and we made a day of refreshing our headshots. As self-employed entrepreneurs, it’s important to have fresh profile photos and website images regularly, and these winter months are the perfect time to do them. We hired a hair and makeup artist, my fellow photographer Liz came to help, everyone brought their favorite outfits, and I enjoyed using the natural light in my home to create these professional images.

Jeremy & Mia’s Senior Portrait Session | Little Italy Downtown San Diego

How to make a senior portrait session 100% more fun? Bring a friend! In this case, Jeremy brought his girlfriend, Mia, and we walked all over Little Italy for a variety of fun backgrounds and looks for the two of them and each of them separately. I always love chatting with my clients while we’re working together, and it was fun to hear about Jeremy’s plans to major in Christian Ministry at California Baptist University and Mia’s desire to become an elementary school teacher. They are the sweetest couple, and I’m excited to see how they impact the world in the years to come!

Light Academia Senior Portraits Little Italy San Diego

Hannah’s Senior Portrait Session | Light Academia | Little Italy Photographer

Hannah knew exactly what she wanted for her senior portraits, and she sent me inspiration photos that kept me reaching into my gear bag for infrequently-used equipment and into the recesses of my brain for fresh creativity! She and her sister are perfect models of the light academia aesthetic, and I got a crash course. I’m really proud of the results, and Hannah loves them too!

Balboa Park Portraits | Family Photos at Spreckels Organ Pavilion

The W family moved to San Diego when both mom and dad were serving in the Navy, and they and the kids loved it enough to retire here! I really enjoyed getting to know this fun and loving crew, with their little cheerleading tumbler and kind and gracious teens. Also—I’m a big fan of the classic blue and beige color combo they chose for their session in Balboa Park.

A Letter to Joshua | Coronado Beach Family Photographer Hotel Del

It’s a pretty incredible blessing to get to document God’s answered prayers. Little Joshua is one of those—a long-awaited child who arrived 17 years after his mom and dad tied the knot. I knew he was a delightful surprise, so I asked Bethany for his story. She sent me the sweetest letter she wrote to him when she was expecting. Bethany is a gifted writer, so I couldn’t cut it down. Here’s her beautiful letter and some photos to go with.

Family Portraits at Crystal Pier | Special Needs Photography

Beth’s family was stationed twice in San Diego before her husband Curt retired from the Navy, so to celebrate their 50th anniversary, the whole family converged on a VRBO in La Jolla. They came from Colorado and Texas, and they wanted family portraits on the beach to commemorate their time together. Beth shared that her 15-year-old grandson Aidan has autism and that it might be difficult to get a genuine smile, but it turned out Aidan LOVES the beach, and we captured some stunners where Aidan’s personality and love for his family really shined through. Such a favorite session.

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