Archive for the ‘Portraits’ Category

Call me biased, but I think southern California is one of the most beautiful places in the world! I love the desert and the coast and all of the mountains! Plus it’s almost July and I needed a light sweater yesterday because it was chilly! We’ve been here almost two years, and we still say “I can’t believe we live here!” I really can’t!

Coming out here, I had some photography must-shoot locations on my wish list. I’ve shot most of them, but one thing I haven’t gotten to shoot yet is the desert wildflowers. With the drought this year, shooting among the wildflowers wasn’t a possibility in the location I wanted to do them. But then I thought “I wonder if we have any lavender fields here?” A quick Google search led me to find Keys Creek Lavender Farm, located less than an hour from me! Because you can find the beach, desert, and snow within an hour or two of here, so why not a lavender farm?! I love this place!

Lucky for me, a group of shoot and share photographers decided to do a photography outing at Keys Creek, so I had the perfect opportunity to shoot there! I’m so thrilled that Wendy and Chris put this event together and brought such an amazing team of models and photographers! One of the models wore a lovely vintage lavender dress from my Etsy shop Sweet Bisou!

Now I get this wonderful location off the wish list (though I’d happily go back there again!). Keys Creek is open to the public for tours and they also do special events like English tea. It’s also a perfect place for a wedding! A huge thanks to everyone involved in this event!

VENUE | Keys Creek Lavender Farm

Maternity | Felicia
Maternity Makeup/Hair | Natalie’s Hair-Bridal

Bride | Mandy Powers
Groom | Andrew Enriquez

Couple | Betty & Eric Kunz
Betty’s MUA | Beauty by Alee

Female Model | Heather DeCarbo
Lavender Empire Waist Dress | Sweet Bisou

Senior Model | Sophie
























Give your mother a gift that she’ll treasure for years to come! GTP is offering special pricing on Mother/Daughter Mini Sessions on April 19th. For $99, you’ll receive a 45 minute photo shoot, 1 image download (your choice), and a Facebook timeline cover. The photo shoot will include a combination of photos together and individual portraits. Pricing includes up to 3 people (please add $25 pp for each additional person). Prints are available and priced from $1 to $4.

Other dates may also be available. To inquire about availability or to book your session on April 19th, please contact us at

Mother Daughter Minis

Yesterday I got to hang out with jewelry designer and entrepreneur Megan from Flawed Perfection Jewelry in the studio! I enjoyed chatting with this talented young woman, who happens to be celebrating her birthday today! Beautiful, bright, creative, and savvy! Check out her website or her Facebook page for more information about her designs (which she is modeling below)! Your purchase can also help make a donation to the Malala Fund. Click HERE for more details!





We are excited to announce a couple new offerings to our wedding and portrait clients! First, we have two new albums available. These albums are smaller and more affordable than our wedding albums, but they are still flush mount albums with a beautiful lustre finish. They are perfect for portrait sessions including babies, families, pets, and boudoir. These albums will be offered in a 6×8 portrait size or two square sizes: 6×6 and 8×8. One of the albums has a thin black cover and the other has a leatherette cover available in a variety of colors. The 8×8 leatherette album will also replace our current parent album for wedding packages. Here’s a glimpse of the new albums:

Thin Black Cover

Leatherette Cover

We are also thrilled to share that your PASS gallery is now available as an app on your smartphone with improved features, including access to your galleries offline! That means you really can take your photos with you wherever you go!


Yesterday, I had a fun time shooting this little cutie in the studio! Miss Amelia is a few months away from her 2nd birthday, and she’s such an expressive girl! She will absolutely let you know what she’s feeling, and she has no problem saying “No!” In that regard, I think I could learn a lot from her! As I was editing, I realized how much these photos captured her personality. I am so fascinated by how determined and intelligent this little lady is already! If she doesn’t become a CEO some day, I think she could easily become an actress with all this character! Oh, and add to all those great traits that she happens to be adorable as can be!


To see more, visit the GTP | Family blog.

Stephanie came in to the studio this morning to update her headshots for her company’s website! Here’s one of my favorites!

San Diego Headshot Photographers

We have more sweet baby photos to share this week! Little Alessandra came into the studio a couple weeks ago, and this little princess loves the camera! When she smiles, the world is a better place! How can you not be happy looking at her sweet face?


See more of Alessandra’s photos on the GTP | Family blog.

I had the honor of photographing this precious little guy a couple weeks ago! It has been a while since I shot a newborn session, so I was excited for Eli to be the first newborn photographed in our new portrait studio! Always so fun photographing this sweet little family!


View more from Eli’s newborn session on the GTP | Family blog.

I thought I would share some more shots from a couple recent portrait sessions for two incredible female entrepreneurs. First is Amanda, fitness guru and owner of Core to Soar.





Next is my friend Lenara, who is a notary public and also a fellow photographer! Makeup by Cynthia Staulinas.





It was a busy first week in our new San Diego portrait studio! We had it all – headshots, babies, pets, and boudoir/glamour! Such a fun week, and I can’t wait to share some of the photos that came out of these sessions! Here’s a little preview of what’s coming on the blog soon!