Sat, December 1, 2012 – Daily Special: Give your tree some extra flair this season with our new metal ornaments! These sturdy, double-sided photo ornaments on metal feature two of your favorite images. Just $39 for one, or 3 for $99!
Fri, November 30, 2012 – Daily Special: Give your special lady a day of glamour! Get a makeup workshop and a mini-glamour photoshoot, plus a complimentary 8×10 of your favorite image, for just $250 (save $90). Here’s a short video showcasing the Belle Amour experience. Pamper, indulge, enjoy.
Thurs, November 29, 2012 – Daily Special: Get instant bragging rights with a personalized photo iPhone cover (4 or 4s) from your favorite image from a previous session (or book a new one, and pre-purchase the phone cover). On sale through Dec 3, 2012. Scroll down for other phtoography specials, too!
Wed, November 28, 2012 – Daily Special: Enjoy your favorite portraits year-round with a wall calendar or personal planner. Grandparents will love seeing the grandkids’ smiling faces every day. (Boudoir or Belle Amour sessions make this a perfect gift for your honey, too!)
NOTE: Other sales still going on – scroll down to see more, plus sneak peeks
for what’s coming up!
Tues, November 27, 2012 – Daily Special: A Child Mini-Session for just $75! Scroll down to see upcoming specials.
Well, our 12 Days of Giving keeps on spreading the holiday cheer with more fantastic holiday photo specials. We have great offers for child portrait sessions, gift-giving ideas such as our new metal ornaments with your picture on them, calendars or planners, photo iPhone cases, a glamour day for the lady of the house, and too-good-to-pass up savings on our specialty albums and canvas gallery wraps! All offers run through December 3, 2012, so hurry before you miss out on the savings!
Go Big Black Friday kicks off our 2nd annual 12 Days of Giving! Enjoy great photography specials all Black Friday weekend through Cyber Monday. But the giving doesn't stop there! Check in daily as we introduce more specials on mini holiday photo sessions for the kids, a day of glamour for the lady of the house, NEW! metal ornaments and iPhone cases (4 or 4S), album specials, calendars/planners, mini-book deals, and MORE!
Well, the Del Mar Horse Racing season opened again – with lots of flair! Yes, it’s the annual Hat Day at the races! We had the opportunity to photograph some lovely ladies before they ran off to enjoy a beautiful day in the grandstands watching the beautiful horses . . . and plenty of dapper dudes.
What a fun day! Next year, make an event of it – champagne, nibbles, girl time, and a great day at the Del Mar Turf Club – “where the surf meet the turf.”
Ok – this mom is just too darn cute! Nothing but belly and blue eyes! This session was particularly fun because we did the session in the home – the hardwood floors were beautiful, and natural light from the windows – good stuff! Throw in a cute puppy that’s not quite sure what’s in “the package” and it was a great time. Plus, we got a sneak peek at the baby’s room, and we can’t WAIT to photograph the newborn session at home, too! Stay tuned, we’ll be posting the newborn session shortly . . .
For tips on taking better photos of your new baby at home, read these simple tips.
Shelly had this smile that just wouldn’t quit! She fell into her poses pretty naturally, and we had a lot of fun photographing her senior portraits in Balboa Park! One of the things we love about Balboa Park is how many backgrounds we can do for different looks. And we always encourage our seniors to bring a few outfit changes to mix it up even more! Enjoy the sneak peeks!
I love the look of fall in this first one!
Just look at those pretty eyes!
As a child, your mom probably took you to have professional portraits done each year. But now that you’re older – when’s the last time you had professional portraits taken of YOU? Are you a professional? Do you have good quality images on your social media sites, blog, and/or business website? Have you recently met a personal fitness goal? Changed your hair? Looking for a unique gift for loved ones? Or do you find yourself re-entering the dating scene? Well then, consider a little pampering, and indulge in your own portrait session!
On-line dating services generally allow you to post a profile with images – and they recommend you have professional portraits taken. Images you post are literally the first impression of you – make it a good one! Show off your new look, that special outfit, and let us capture you at your best! And guys – this includes you – the ladies will appreciate a well done photograph!
This is a great story of a legacy of love! Grandma-to-be is just so incredibly excited about the upcoming birth of her grandchild that she decided to spoil baby, mommy, and daddy by investing in our Chrysalis Collection. This collection focuses on telling that special story of each new belly to baby. Mom and Dad were absolutely awesome to work with and let’s face it mom’s belly is just so beautiful and tiny! Mom disagreed with the “tiny” part so of course we had to tell her to invest in glasses and a good mirror because…just look at her…she’s only sporting a basket ball when I was sporting an over-sized watermelon when I was in my eighth month!
Anyway…here are a few sneak peaks for grandma, mom and dad of a few of the “less revealing” images from the day. We’ll see you soon so you can check out the rest of the images from the session! Let us know what you think by leaving comments bellow!
Jessica and Lewis are such a fun-loving couple! They had a great time during their engagement session, and so did we. We headed down to our favorite spot at La Jolla Beach, and then did a little “up-town” shooting.
The clouds are water were just amazing that morning!
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BlueFlair Photography is looking for fun, outgoing, 2010 seniors from North County high schools in San Diego. We have a great incentive program based on a referral system. Being a model for BlueFlair is about your personality more than great looks. If you think you have what it takes, and you’d like to earn gift cards/cash and other prizes this summer, contact us right away so we can schedule your interview!
So many of our expectant parents ask us when they should come in for their newborn portraits and we always reply the same way…”Meet us on your way home from the hospital.” There’s usually a long pause as they wait for us to say we’re kidding, but guess what?…for the most part we’re really not joking!
The absolute BEST time to photograph a newborn is within the first week of their precious lives, under two weeks is acceptable but is starting to push it. You see…newborn’s under one week of age still sleep like the dead (not mine unfortunately, she’s NEVER slept like the dead a day in her life…not even in the womb, but MOST do).
They also haven’t had time to realize that they’re not crammed into a tight little space anymore, so they still curl up in that adorable fetal pose. But after day ten (give or take a few days)?… you can just forget about getting that amazingly classic newborn pose without your little one putting up a fight. The secret is out and every time you try to curl them up they just can’t wait to pop those tiny limbs back out again.
Also two to three weeks is about the time a lovely case of baby acne can rears it’s ugly head…no pun intended. Of course we still photograph newborns that have passed the two week mark, and we still capture amazing images of these tiny new beings, it’s just that the longer you wait the harder it is on both the baby and the parents.
So to summarize the answer to the question “when should we schedule our newborn session?”…the sooner the better!!!
This tiny little guy was only 10 days old, and both he and big brother did a great job in front of the camera! Mom and Dad love sepia toned images, so we put the finishing touches on a few of our favorites and here they are as a little sneak peak. Hope you love them as much as we do!
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Hello to all our beautiful brides!!! I know you all have been anxiously and patiently waiting to view the images we photographed of all of you at this years Brides Against Breast Cancer 2009 San Diego Event. Well they are all ready to be viewed, but to keep prying, soon to be husbands’ eyes, from sneaking any peaks of you before the big day, we have posted them to a username and passcode protected site. Obviously posting the login info here kinda defeats the purpose of this covert operation, so we ask that each of you email us at email@example.com to receive this top secret information. We’ll email you back a link and the login info for you to see yourselves in all your breathtaking glory. From the event site you’ll be able to email links to your pics to anyone and everyone you want to, just be sure they know not to let the cat out of the bag to you know who.
We want to make sure and thank the vendors that helped make you look like the beautiful brides-to-be that you are:
Our first BIG THANKS goes to Allison Stevens of Magnolia Flowers who’s generous donation of this unique bouquet, which turned out to be the brides’ favorite, was much appreciated. Allison is one of our preferred vendors and has become a really good friend. She was trained in France and thrives on creating unique and dynamic arrangements that stretch the imagination…kinda like our photography, so it’s a match made in heaven. Thanks Alli, you rock!!!
We’d also like to give a big THANK YOU to Willem-Aidan who provided not just one, but THREE different bouquets for our lovely brides to pose with for their portraits. This florist went out of his way to make sure each bouquet was elegant and perfect. Stefanie and I haven’t had the pleasure of working with him directly, but we can’t wait to get the chance! Here’s just one of the lovelies he provided…
And last but certainly NOT LEAST, we’d like to thank Teresa Skeen and Maggie Meredith from Mary Jane Salon for doing up all the fancy up-do’s that gave each of our brides that special wedding day look. You both were AMAZING, and fast too…something we photographers REALLY appreciate from stylists on the day of the wedding. It is a true sign of professionalism. Here’s a quick capture of the action reflected in a mirror…this bride (who was a personal favorite of mine) didn’t end up getting this particular dress so I feel o.k. showing this image as it’s not really giving anything away to you know who…
Headshots have always been associated with boring…I mean traditional, poses and processing. The need to look professional, composed, and appropriately removed from your potential client was the common mode of operation, especially in fields such as insurance, corporate business, finance, and law…but common is just how it made you look.
That’s not to say that looking professional and poised isn’t important, it’s just not enough anymore. There are plethoras of service professionals out there available to each and every consumer, and let’s face it, looking like each other isn’t going to get them to go with you rather than the other guy. So what will get them to go with you instead of him (or her, whatever the case may be)? I’ve got two words for you…approachability and relate-ability (which I’m pretty sure isn’t really a word to begin with, but for the sake of argument let’s go with it). This leads us to another question…how do you portray yourself to a potential client as approachable and relatable? Well with the advent of social media sites such as Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Link’d In, and many others like them, professionals like ourselves are able to personalize not only our content, but our headshots as well. Posting images that show you as warm, caring, approachable and relatable are a critical step towards connecting with your potential clients. The things that set you apart from other providers or make your prospective clients emotionally connect with you will be what get’s them to stay a little longer on your site, so they get to know you a little more, trust you a little more and therefore consider working with you a little more. As examples we’re showing you some of our favorite non-traditional headshots from a few of our recent professional headshot clients.
Let us know what you think of our client’s contribution to the revolution of social media networking and marketing by leaving us some of your comments. What would you like to set you apart in your headshots?
La Jolla Cove is one of the most beautiful beaches to photograph at in San Diego. The incredible blues and greens of the water, mixed with the fascinating rock formations and cliffs makes for a dramatic scene. So it was an obvious choice for us when this gorgeous family requested their portraits be photographed at the beach.
Another wonderful feature of the Cove is that it borders the urban beauty of downtown La Jolla. This close proximity allows us to dramatically change the feel of our images by driving just a few blocks up from the beach to the beautiful brick buildings and chic sidewalks of La Jolla. The art and fashion district of La Jolla makes the perfect setting for a precious little girl to dance down the street in her purple tutu and jean jacket. These are a few of our favorites from the session. Hope you love them as much as we do mom and dad!
We are always looking for locations like this where we can get the best of both worlds without having to travel very far between the two. Do you have any favorite locations that you’d like to suggest we use for our portraits? Please let us know by leaving your comments here. Thanks! Nikkie of BlueFlair Photography
As child and family photographers, we get plenty of requests for the obligatory posed images. With San Diego as a backdrop, people often want that “perfect smile” from their child at the beach or the park. The parents request them, often not realizing how much more personal and “real” images are when we let them tell a story. It doesn’t take a perfect smile, or even looking at the camera. It’s those special little moments, the ones that moms and dads see everyday – those endearing little curiousities and “looks” their young ones have. Things that make that child THEIR child. Nikkie and I love capturing these special moments, and they’re always a favorite.
What is a special moment that was captured for you or a loved one, that now holds a special memory for you?
Jake here was our lucky charm the other day for another fabulous photo shoot at Leo Carillo Ranch in Carlsbad. Nikkie and I have been shooting there for portrait sessions, and a wedding for the last year, and we’ve always heard rumors of an albino peacock. I know – who knew? Well, we finally saw the elusive albino peacock – it’s white from head to toe to feathery tail!! A lot of the males were in full plume, trying to impress their lady-folk, but this white peacock kept everyone in their place – he knows he’s special.
So, thanks, Jake – we had a great time working with you and your mom!