Archive for January, 2010

Lillian + Wes + {Bliss} 2.0 | San Diego Wedding Photographer

We had a few more images that we had to share with you from Wes and Lillian’s wedding!  The beach images were sooo fun!

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Proud father of the bride!

Yep, she’s spoken for!

Oooh, lah, lah!  What a cool bride – she WANTED to be on the beach in her dress – even BEFORE the reception!

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Little Charmer | San Diego Baby Photographer

We had the best time photographing this little charmer.  I think he’s probably the happiest little fellow to grace our studio.  He was in the best of spirits, and played great for the camera!

We’re looking forward to working with this baby a couple more times, since he’s our newest Busy Bee.  Our Busy Bee baby club program is the perfect way to document your baby’s important milestones during their first year.  Receive 3 portrait session for just $250 total!  For more information, or to schedule your baby, give us a call: 858-356-5859, or contact us through the website.

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Pigtails & Fuzzyboots | San Diego Child Photographer

How cute are these boots?! And boots! And pigtails!  Just about as cute as this little one. :-)  This is part one, but we didn’t want to keep these all to ourselves.  Enjoy the sneak peeks!

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Home for the Holidays | San Diego Family Photographer

When the kids come home for the holidays, it’s the perfect time to update that family portrait.  The relationships are just as important, and it’s always great to document throughout the years.  Brother and sister have a playing, razzing nature, and we were able to capture that, which was fun. :-)

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Sweet Bump | San Diego Maternity Photographer

We enjoyed meeting this cute couple.  Mom was just a natural in front of the camera, and had deep brown eyes that just “ate” the lens, and I love the fun interaction between them!  These two like a more artistic flair, so we included a few moody black and whites as well.

At BlueFlair, your maternity session is now complimentary with the purchase of a newborn session.  Our albums that tell the story, “from belly to baby” are a must see, and a wonderful gift to pass down to your child and grandchildren.

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Shiny Happy People | San Diego Family Photographer

It was great to work with a fellow photographer who is just the sweetest person, with a wonderful family to match!  They are so warm and friendly, and that really comes across in their portraits. This first one was my absolute favorite from the session that Nikkie captured, and the image on the front of their holiday card.  Well chosen!


It’s Gonna be a HAUTE! Valentine’s Day this Year!

Special Offer!!!  If you’re following us on Twitter, or are/become a fan on Facebook –

we’ll give you a $50 studio credit for any purchases from your session!

Ladies – get your honey the best. present. ever!  For a limited time, we’re offering sexy, stylish, sophisticated HAUTE! boudoir packages at a great savings!  Build your own packages – pick and choose each element at $99.  Complete packages starting at $297 including your choice of a mini-album, music slideshow of your HAUTE! images, or 10 digital files for your honey’s computer!  Hurry, tho – this great deal is for a limited time.  As an extra special offer, book your session by 1.15.2010, and receive an extra $50 credit to use on any purchases after your session, any way you’d like!  AND – if you pass this on, and tell all your girlfriends and they book, you’ll receive a $50 referral credit for each booked referral!

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To Retouch or Not to Retouch?

This past week, the new Marie Claire Magazine got attention in the press for the model who appears nude, and not airbrushed or retouched.  The model, Jennifer Hawkins, former Miss Universe (2004) and gorgeous model, has a body that would require minimal retouching anyway, when compared to the “regular” woman, which some critics are quick to point out.  The subject has been getting a lot of attention recently, as there are concerns as to the type of body image portrayed as “acceptable” in the media, and how that impacts young people regarding their thoughts on body image, and self-esteem. For the full article, click here.

What many do not realize is that photo manipulation has been going on for decades.  Here is a link that features notable historical images that have been altered:

The French government is now discussing placing a so-called “warning label” on images that are retouched or enhanced, and the idea is gaining support.  Advertisers are concerned, as they want their products to be as appealing as possible, while others are clamoring for “truth in advertising.”   To read more about this, click here.

Being a photographer, our job is to make our clients look their best – through lighting, posing, clothing, makeup, and yes, Photoshop.  We frequently use a professional makeup artist to bring out the client’s best features, while minimizing other “less desirable” features.  When clients view their images, we’re frequently asked to smooth a wrinkle here, slim a curve there.  Nikkie and I try not to overdo retouching, because we want our clients to feel comfortable and look like themselves, but we also want them to feel that they look better than ever.  We have to strike a balance between cleaning up “imperfections” while also keeping it “real.”

What are your thoughts?


Lillian + Wes = {Bliss!} | San Diego Wedding Photographer

Meet our latest Mr. and Mrs!  They had an intimate ceremony at the Presidio park.  Since they were okay seeing each other before the wedding, we were able to get lots of wonderful bride and groom images before hand!  Then after the ceremony, we squeezed in a quick session at La Jolla beach!  Our bride was just glowing, and she was soooo wanting to jump in the water.  Of course, we weren’t complaining with a bride who was more than willing to walk in the sand and even lay down on it in her wedding dress the day of her wedding!

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