All posts tagged: professional child photographer

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:  stefanie@trueblueportrait.com or visit http://www.trueblueportrait.com

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE & CUT-OFF DATES 2015

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 …

That Sibling Bond

I think it’s funny how young children can see old photos of their parents or older siblings, way before they “were a twinkle” and their question is always, “where was I?”  They want to know how they fit in, and they can’t imagine a universe in which they did not exist – usually as the center of attention.  That’s just a normal part of their development. So when I have the opportunity to capture that sibling bond, it’s so much fun.  I love the way he grabs his little toes! What I love about this session is that 15-20 years from now, he will not believe he how little he was, that he was just this little, drooly bundle of giggles that fit on her lap.  By then, he’ll probably tower over her.  But he’ll always be her little brother that she feels protective over.Although he feel just as unsure of her hugging on him like that in front of people! 😉  

Happy Father’s Day!

It’s Father’s Day again.  This image is from one of my earliest newborn portrait sessions.  Dad is a big, buff guy, and rather stoic, but he was absolutely smitten by his tiny, 6 lb. bundle of joy.  Over the years, I’ve had many occasions where I stand in awe watching the bond between a father and his children.  It’s truly rewarding, and does my soul good! Cheers to all the great dads out there!  You have little ones that think the world of you. 🙂

School’s Out & Summer’s Comin’! | San Diego Kid’s Photoshoot Special

School’s out, and there’s only one thing that can mean – Summer’s Coming!!  Yay!  And that means it’s time to play!! Whether you’re celebrating  your child’s recent promotion, or they need some headshots for acting or modeling, or your little cutie just likes to ham it up for the camera – it’s the perfect time to get in on the deal!  Have more than one child?  Two are just $99 when photographed together. This is a limited-time offer, with only a few available spots.  We’ll shoot at some fun locations around San Diego, during the month of June.  For questions, or to book your session, email: stefanie@trueblueportrait.com .

Momma’s Girls | San Diego Child & Family Photographer

Loved meeting these girls.  They weren’t entirely sure about this session, and being out in “nature” – lol! – but we still had a great session!When she saw the back of the camera, she said, “Oh!! I LOVE that one of me!”   I love seeing girls who feel good about themselves – we need more of that.Big sister wasn’t feeling all that great, but she got excited, too, once she saw how darn cute she was being. 🙂  And we couldn’t leave mom out, of course . . . What a sweet family!  Plus, I love how the color combo all came together – good job, mom!