San Diego Family Portraits with Michael and Mitzye

Mitzye decided to surprise her husband Michael with a portrait session to celebrate his birthday which fell on Super Bowl Sunday. The couple brought along their beautiful 3-month-old daughter who showed interest in everyone and everything around her. While at the beach, we not only experienced a beautiful sunset, but the generosity of a few ladies who gave up their hammock for a few minutes so Mitzye could breastfeed her daughter. We really appreciate your generosity!

Mitzye and Michael, I hope you guys had a great time and had a safe drive back to Pasadena!

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San Diego Couples Portraits with Fred & Katie

In February, I met a super cute couple named Fred and Katie. He had just moved to San Diego from London four months ago, and she was visiting the United States for the very first time. The pair met at an airport baggage claim almost a year ago. While Fred and Katie didn’t sit together or talk on the plane, the connection they made when they bumped into each other upon deplaning was instant and they’ve kept in touch since that flight. Fred, a student at the University of San Diego, plans to visit Katie in Hong Kong in the Spring.

Good luck guys as you prepare to celebrate your one-year anniversary!





Head shot portraits in Carlsbad with Victor

My weekdays are typically filled with photo sessions of preschool and daycare-aged children, but a few weeks ago, I got a change of pace when Victor said he needed some head shots. I drove out to Carlsbad, but arrived about 30 minutes early. To kill time, I walked around the cul-du-sac and discovered a burned-out area that was affected by last summer’s fires in North San Diego County. It turns out, Victor was home when the wildfires were lapping at his backyard. Luckily, his house was spared, though he did lose some of his yard.

It was a pleasure meeting you Victor, and I can’t wait for you to schedule your family session!


San Diego Engagement photos with Mohammad and Dalia

I spent a beautiful January morning on the beach with Mohammad and Dalia, who was visiting the United States from Egypt for the first time with her family. Mohammad, who is also from Egypt, moved to San Diego about seven months ago for work, but will be making the day-long trip back to Egypt to marry Dalia.

I’m wishing you both lots of love and happiness as you prepare to spend  your lives together!

San Diego maternity session with Lorraine and Ryan

I met Lorraine and Ryan and their 11-year-old dog two weeks ago for a maternity session near downtown San Diego. This beautiful couple is expecting their first child, a boy, this March. The pair met about six years ago when Lorraine moved into Ryan’s building and have been on adventures ever since.

Congratulations Lorraine and Ryan! I know you’ll have many more adventures once your little guy arrives!





Headshots with Lorelei: A San Diego realty expert

On Saturday I had the opportunity to take portraits of Lorelei, a San Diego realty photographer, designer and realtor. When she contacted me to take her headshots, we learned that we have met previously during a photography Meetup.  Just goes to show you that it really is a small world!

Headshots with Gwen: A certified San Diego business and personal coach

Like me, Gwen is a Mid-West transplant. She gave up Ohio living for San Diego a year and a half ago and hasn’t looked back since. When not providing coaching services through ANISA, she can usually be found working out. Our session, while short, was filled with laughter and more smiles than I could capture. I immediately felt a connection with the Gwen and can’t wait to work with her again.

Portraits with Davida: A San Diego yoga instructor

Last Sunday, Davida braved a cool, drizzling morning for our portrait session together. The San Diego resident works as a music therapist and certified yoga instructor and is the founder of YogaDrum. I got the opportunity to see her flexibility first hand as she ran through a yoga routine. Towards the end of our session, Davida created some soothing music using a singing bowl.



Headshots with Skylar: A SoCal high school student and aspiring model

I’d like to introduce you to Skylar. This handsome 15-year-old is a high school basketball player who is interested in getting into modeling. When he asked me in December if I would take some head shots for him, I was thrilled.

His mother and I became friends more than a year ago, and when I first met Skylar, his upbeat, carefree personality was immediately apparent. There are great things in store for this young man, and I can’t wait to see it all unfold.


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San Diego family portraits with the Cortez Family

The day after Christmas, I had a beach session with a couple from Lemon Grove. I learned that they have been married for about a year and a half and found out just before the session that they are having a baby girl! Congratulations to the two of you. I know 2015 will be a year filled with great memories.