WELCOME TO MY Family/Maternity/Newborn photography.
A little bit about myself :
I am originally from England and came to the USA in the 1980's. I live in La Mesa, California. I OFFER MY SERVICES IN THE SAN DIEGO AREA AND AS FAR AS 20 miles radius. La Mesa is in the East County San Diego. I also serve the North area, Escondido, Oceanside area, North County.
I am a retired Registered Nurse; a mother of 4 children and have been photographing family most of my life. As a mother of 4 daughters I understand the emotional connection within the family; especially between mother and child. My mission is to capture your feelings through an image for you, one that you can look back on in many years to come.
I also offer as an additional product a fantasy created image from one that you select. For example, a mermaid.. There is an extra charge for this and we can discuss this service if desired.
NEWBORN. The best time to photograph your newborn is in the first 10 days. This can be scheduled ahead of time, or just after you and your baby are home from the hospital.
Safety is my first concern and consideration when posing your infant/child; My years of nursing and motherhood has equipped me with skills in body mechanics and child/baby safety.
PREGNANCY. The best time to photograph you is about one month before your due date. We can discuss location, and clothing during your consultation; many of my clients enjoy the outdoors, beaches or parks. We can also do indoors where I can bring lighting equipment to your home.
MOTHER AND CHILD. These are a wonderful opportunity to show Mother and her connection with her son or daughter.. It is one of my favorite sessions.
BABY PLANNER. These are bookings that are made for 1, 2, 3 months up to 6 months and a year.. A great way to keep them memories as time passes.
It has taken many years to learn and develop my skills as a professional photographer. My mission is to capture what you are looking for. Not just a static snap shot that can be taken with a cell phone, but rather a high quality printed memory of your family. Isn't that why we want to keep those special moments to make time stand still so we don't lose the FEELING that we had.? I can do that for you.
My prints are designed to last a life time and are on high quality, fine art paper. The print companies I use are exceptional.
My goal is to make you happy and create a legacy for you and your family that will last a life time and generations thereafter.
I typically come to your home or location and will bring my equipment with me.
Please email me for questions and we can arrange a phone consult. I will also provide you with a price list and package options.
OUTDOOR FAMILY SESSIONS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
What should we wear?
Ideally, it’s best to wear something that is comfortable and makes you feel good. Stay away from clothing with logos or loud colors. And of course watch out for outfits that might clash. Rather than match perfectly, think of having everyone wear something that goes together in a natural yet not overly obvious way. I’ve found that typically solid neutral colors work best for parents and kids can wear colors, preferably not too bright as the color can distract from the image. Bring a change of outfits as well for some variety.. or in case someone gets wet!
What locations work best?
San Diego is full of amazing locations. There is so much natural beauty and so many beaches, piers, walkways, buildings and parks. You almost can’t go wrong. Yet, when selecting a location try to find a spot that isn’t cluttered and means something to your family. If you always go to a specific beach, that might be the perfect place to start. We can do parks, or urban area.. We will plan our session together. I will guide you all the way; you will have nothing to worry about. And we will have fun! Early morning or 2 hours before sunset are ideal for family sessions. Newborns are often done indoors to keep them warm and cozy.. I can bring blankets and props as you chose.
How can we sign up?
It typically works best to come up with a few scheduling options that work for your family. You can send those to me directly using my email. That will get the ball rolling and from there we can find a time and day that works best.
What if I have more questions?
I’d be glad to help. Feel free to reach me directly: