February 1, 2023

Pregnant woman holding her little boy on a field in Mission Trails Regional Park during a San Diego lifestyle maternity photo session.

So you’re expecting a baby – congratulations! First of all, I’m so glad you’re having professional maternity photos taken – I tell you why here. But you’re here to talk about locations, so without further ado, here are 3 location ideas for a maternity photo session in San Diego: Maternity Session Location #1: Mission Trails […]

January 18, 2023

Mom sitting in a chair holding new newborn baby during a San Diego in-home lifestyle newborn photo session by Love Michelle Photography

Congratulations on your sweet new baby! You’re now settled back in at home and your in-home newborn session is on the calendar. But since it’s still early, you and your baby’s schedule is still a bit unpredictable, and your energy level isn’t up to cleaning the house, preparing the perfect outfits, and putting on a […]

January 10, 2023

A pregnant woman and her husband snuggling on a blanket during a San Diego lifestyle maternity photo session.

. First of all, I’m so glad you’re planning to capture this gestational miracle with professional photographs! I tell you why you’ll be glad you did it in my post here. But when is the best time to have pregnancy photos taken? The answer is, generally, between 28 and 34 weeks (see the next section […]

December 8, 2022

Pregnant woman holding her dress and looking at the beach sunset during a lifestyle maternity photo session on Coronado Beach.

. . As a San Diego maternity photographer, I understand the significance of beautiful photographs. But if you’re anything like I was during my pregnancy, you’re on the fence about whether to have maternity pictures taken. They’re a luxury item, and you’re on a budget. Plus, well, why do what everyone else is doing? Let […]

December 1, 2022

Mom and son hugging on the Imperial Sand Dunes near Glamis during a San Diego lifestyle family photography session.

Sometimes, nothing less than epic will do. As a San Diego lifestyle family, maternity, and newborn photographer, I’ve visited and used dozens for locations for sessions, some very popular and others a little more hidden (sshhhh….). Choosing the right location for your precious photographs is an essential ingredient of their final look & feel, so […]

November 3, 2022

Little girl sitting on a sand dune and giving her baby brother a flower during a lifestyle family photography session on Coronado Beach.

Is Coronado Beach the right location for your next family or matenity photo session? My guide can help you decide.

October 27, 2022

Little girl and brothers playing tug of war during a family photography session in Mission Trails Regional Park.

“That was fun. When can I see you again?” -Isaac, 5, after a session. That’s right. I want your kids to act up during the session. And I want you to not worry about it. As a lifestyle family photographer in San Diego, I’ve photographed kids for years. And given my pick, I’ll take kids […]

October 22, 2022

As a San Diego lifestyle family, maternity, and newborn photographer, I’ve visited and used dozens for locations for sessions, some very popular and others a little more hidden (sshhhh….). Choosing the right location for your precious photographs is an essential ingredient of their final look & feel, so I’d love to use my expertise to […]

October 11, 2022

Marine Corp mom sitting in San Diego field kissing baby during family photo session

This is why I’ll always give a military discount. It’s the least I can do.

October 6, 2022

Man and woman during a family photography session on Coronado Beach.

Is your husband’s/partner’s most dreaded time of year family photo time? Here’s how help him hate it a little less.