All posts tagged: outdoor family photographs

mother daughter portraits

Everything’s Coming Up . . . Flowers! | San Diego Photographer

I’m pretty sure the angels sang and the light shone down from the sky when I discovered this amazing field of flowers.  The only thin to make it more beautiful was this lovely mother-daughter duo strolling through the flowers! How adorable are they?  Besides, you just can’t go wrong with a fabulous floppy hat! And then a little flower crown to mix it up.  Can you imagine this little one showing her daughter or grand-daughter this photo some day?  Memories for a lifetime – and then some! And back to our stroll!  Adorbs! 😉 Save

Spring Fever is Fierce! | Spring Photo Specials

With the El Nino rains, the hills are green, the wildflowers are blooming around San Diego, and this photographer has a fierce case of spring fever!  It’s been fun playing in the parks around town, capturing beautiful families, pretty princesses, and cute little ones!  But I can’t shake the fever! SPRING SPECIALS! Styled Sessions Now Available! Want to be a princess in the park? Need a mommy and me portrait for grandma? High school senior portrait? Space is Limited! Only  $79!! BONUS! – Book by 4.4.16, and receive $50 credit towards your order of $300 or more. Session fee/retainer due at time of booking.  $79 for 1 person, or 1 mother w/child.. $99 for family up to 5 people.  Valid in San Diego Co. Must book by 4.10.16.  Session must be completed by 5.22.16; after that, the session fee/retainer will be applied to regular session/product pricing. Book early for best availability. Limit one spring special per household.  No cash value. TO BOOK YOUR SESSION: or visit


Can you believe it’s almost “that time” of year?  I swear it was 4th of July a couple weeks ago! In an effort to make sure this holiday season runs smoothly, that all the aunties and grandmas get their pictures of your cute little ones, and so that I’m not a complete crazy person with the people I love  – I’m posting all the important dates you should be aware of. WORD OF ADVICE:  Don’t put off until the last minute.  I won’t take on more clients than I can manage.  I strive to provide superior customer service, and the highest quality, and those will not be sacrificed during busy periods.  In addition, we are anticipating a rainy season, and some scheduled photoshoots will have to be rescheduled due to weather.  So schedule sooner, rather than later, to ensure the best possible family portrait this year! Nov 6th – heirloom album proofs must be approved for print to ensure holiday delivery.  Estimated delivery to you:  Dec 16-20th. Nov 23th – standard album proofs must be …

The Importance of Family Portraits

I hear this every summer and fall – “We really need to do family photos. We will, one of these days.” Well-intentioned, family-loving people. I know where they’re coming from. Life happens. Life is busy. Things are hectic. Not everyone is on board (husbands, teenagers). It’s a process. Who has time to schedule it, make it happen, and have everyone looking like they’re happy and having fun? Sound familiar? Well, this summer I attended two funerals. I don’t do well at these things. I’m as sappy as they come, and when it’s someone you cared about, it’s super tough. And even if it’s someone I never knew, just watching the family grieve can be almost unbearable. But one thing that really bothered me about one of the services, in particular, was the very poor image they had of the woman. It was blurry, poorly lit, and very outdated. She was in her 40’s, but it had probably been taken over 15 years ago. No real family photo with her 4 children. No good headshot. No …