Annual Halloween mini sessions – San Diego child photographer

It’s that time again for my annual Halloween mini sessions! Sessions are held in my studio in La Mesa and are about 10 minutes long. After the session, you will receive an online cart where you can place orders for whatever you wish to purchase (prints, digital files which begin at $75, canvas wraps, accordion books etc.) Like last year, sessions are still $40 and all prints below 8×10 are $40 each. If you wish to have more than one child photographed, please select “2 children” when booking and when paying your paypal.

Please note that children must be able to prop themselves up on their bellies (about 4 months old.)


Please follow these instructions to reserve your spot. Spots are not fully reserved until payment has been made. The session fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Existing credits may not be used toward mini sessions.


Go here to book your spot. You will select the La Mesa location, the date being October 26, and then follow instructions to one or two children. You can also do this on my fan page with the tab “clickbook booking” and go that route. Please try to select your time closest to the other booked spots. I can not have huge gaps:)


Pay the paypal link for either one or two children. If you have a problem with the paypal, please email me directly hillary at and I will send you an invoice for the accurate amount

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Well, hello my little Mary Poppins! – San Diego child photographer

Every Halloween, I want my daughter to be something NOT Disney princess. As adorable as all the little Cindarella’s and Elsa’s will be, I am trying to teach her to be something different. I know, let her be a kid…I was able to be what I wanted as a kid… but I want her to learn you can be something DIFFERENT than what everyone else will be and be just as cute.

So, we scoured pinterest, and we found a few Mary Poppins costumes. I showed them to her and BOOM. That’s what she choose to be. We bought the shirt and skirt at crazy 8 (at their sale– wh00t!), had the shoes already, bought a hat at the street fair and put on flowers from Michaels (which mind you cost MORE than the silly hat), bought the umbrella on amazon, and I already had the bow tie in my studio… easy peasy lemon squeezie!

I wanted to get my set up done for my Halloween mini sessions which are this Sunday (FYI if you book by THURSDAY, you can get a complimentary session for a friend to also do one… ) and also get her in her costume while I had a chance. Isn’t the backdrop SO CUTE?!

My little ham! Just had to share!

What will your kids be this year?


Meet baby Emily – San Diego newborn baby photographer

I am so honored to photograph Emily’s first year…. this little munchkin is SO adorable… she has such a beautiful and loving family I adore and have loved photographing the past few years. Seriously how can you not love those cheeks?!! I can’t wait to watch her grow. Her big brother loves her so much. I love these lifestyle newborn photo shoots. The comfort of your home, relaxed, and documenting you as you are. It’s why all of my newborn sessions are set as in-home lifestyle shoots.

Thank you R family… and congrats on your addition! <3

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FLASH FRIDAY round two- San Diego Family Photographer

Flash Friday has officially ended! Thank you to everyone who participated! You may still reserve a spot for Halloween mini sessions or regular holiday mini sessions or a regular holiday session by contacting me!


OCTOBER 10, 2014:

This is the final FLASH FRIDAY for 2014 for Halloween & Holiday Mini sessions… DO NOT MISS THIS. Paypal links will be removed once the sale has ended at 9pm PST Oct. 10

I ran this last week and I choose to run it ONE LAST TIME! You must use the links below to reserve the following promotions at these SUPER amazing deals. I can’t believe I am even offering this– but to celebrate the upcoming super busy holiday season, you may purchase one or both of the following:


A-HALLOWEEN mini session (see the post up above with all the details) on Oct 26. Time slots are available from 9:30-1:30. Sessions are $40 and all prints and products below 8×10 are also $40 each. Digital files are $75. HOWEVER– use the paypal option below to book your spot for Halloween for the session during Flash Friday and you will receive ONE complimentary digital file for $50. You may always purchase more prints, files, etc during the time the cart is online, but one will be included in your session fee:)This means you receive your session AND file for $50. Yes you may purchase more when the cart goes online if you wish.

Make sure to select one child ($50) or two children ($60)

To Reserve your spot for Halloween, please pay the paypal and then follow the instructions on the Halloween post to finalize your reservation by selecting your time slot: 


B- Holiday Mini Sessions-These take place in October or November and are on-location, include up to 5 subjects, and are about 20 minutes in length. With your session, you will receive 5 digital files WITH your session fee. This has never been offered before– so don’t miss it. If you wish to purchase additional digital files, additional prints, canvas wraps, holiday cards, etc- those will be available after your session at your ordering appointment. $195+tax. (Note- my current pricing for holiday mini sessions is $500 for the session and files.) Note that I have VERY limited availability with these sessions– so if you are thinking about it– jump on it now:)Remember mini sessions are not valid with other promotions/studio credits/discounts/auction winnings.


Thank you guys! This post will be deleted once Flash Friday is over! Don’t procrastinate! 

When family comes to visit – San Diego Family photographer

When Katie told me her family was coming to visit, I was looking forward to finally meeting them! I mean I have been documenting her family for a while now, and whenever family comes to visit, it’s the best time to photograph your family together. How often does your family come to visit you? It’s always nice capturing families together while they’re celebrating something special!
Thanks guys! It’s always nice working with you!

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