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Someone New to Love | {San Diego Portrait Photographer}

Brand new baby A was such a delight to photograph. He was one of the most alert babies I have ever met. At just 10 days old, he was very curious about me and even tracked me as I moved around him. Most newborns can’t even focus on me while I’m shooting, but he looked right at me with his big beautiful eyes. So we did some shots with his eyes wide open before moving on to the more sleepy poses. Enjoy the sneak peek D family!

I’m hosting a Matilda Jane Trunk Show! | {San Diego Portrait Photographer}

San Diego area friends and fans: you probably all know my obsession with Matilda Jane Clothing for my daughter and for me. Their spring line “Hello, Lovely” is coming out starting February 1, and for the first time since I’ve been buying, we have a local San Diego Trunk Keeper, my good friend and long time MJ addict, Carrie Gugger Kelley. The clothes are only sold through Trunk Keepers, so now we can see and try the clothes on in person when they are released. They have sizes from 3 months to XL women’s, so something for all the ladies. And they are high quality, boutique style, and photograph beautifully (which is what got me into MJ in the first place).

I’ll be hosting a show at Carrie’s house on 2/1 as part of her launch, and I’ll be hosting a show in my home on 2/14 where we will be focused on styling spring photo sessions. At both shows, I will be offering special discounted MJ photo sessions, as these clothes are so great in photos. With a minimum $99 MJC order, you can book a $100 ultra mini session in March. Ultra mini sessions will be spring themed and will be perfect for Easter or Spring portraits.

I’d love to share these fabulous clothes with you! Please email me if you’d like more information about the clothes, the shows, or the special mini sessions.


Matilda Jane and the Patchwork Bear| {San Diego Portrait Photographer}

There is an art to childhood.

Beauty in the daily moments of discovery, growth, love.

As a photographer, I do my very best to capture these precious seconds that speak to the hearts of my clients in a life affirming way. Much like photographs, visual objects such as a child’s “lovie,” even an article of clothing can imprint on the most unforgettable moments of life. This is the foundation of the new friendship between the creative forces at The Patchwork Bear and Matilda Jane Clothing. Brought together by a shared heart for children, good works and charitable effort… it is a beautiful and easy match.

Imagine your children… growing into their daily moments in comfort and style, and then having those objects made into a “lovie” that they (and you) will never outgrow.

This month, all customers of Matilda Jane will receive a discount code to The Patchwork Bear, and 50 very lucky individuals will receive a golden ticket. That ticket is their claim to a custom, limited edition MJ Patchwork Bear that has been made in the USA by moms who understand that these precious moments are a gift to be remembered. Whether you receive a golden ticket or choose to take advantage of the holiday discount, your patchwork bear has the making of a lifetime treasure.

Photos below are my daughter and her bestie, Scout, who was the inspiration for the very first Matilda Jane Patchwork Bear in 2013



Naomi - Precious!! Too sweet for words!

Holiday Cards are Here! | {San Diego Portrait Photographer}

It’s that time of year! Time to share your beautiful photos in a holiday card!

Here are some of the samples I’ve put together to give you an idea of what I can make. All of these samples are double sided flat 5×7 cards, but I can do other shapes/sizes as well as folded and trifolded cards. Cards are custom designed with your photos and names and can be changed to make them exactly what you are looking for. Elements can be removed or added. Colors of can be changed. Text can be changed, added or moved. Completely customizable, so your cards will be unique to your unique family. Cards are printed through a professional photo print lab using high quality papers ensuring the most accurate colors so your cards look great!

Cards are sold in sets of 25. Prices start at $50 for the first set of flat 5×7 cards, $35 for additional sets. Other shapes and sizes are available, please contact me for a quote.  In addition to these cards, I also have the following templates that I can use for your photos. Feel free to browse and choose any of the cards or use any elements combined with any of the other cards.