June 18, 2024

A blond toddler boy in white overalls runs toward the surf during a Carlsbad, California beach sunset.

. After a fun day at Legoland or the beach, you’re probably ready for some food that isn’t served from a cart or a plastic bag, am I right? But the kids are tired and maybe even a little cranky, and you don’t want to temp fate by taking them someplace they’ll need to be […]

June 10, 2024

. Planning a family or maternity photoshoot, and wondering about the best photoshoot locations in San Diego? I’m here for you! Choosing a location for your photos can be tricky, since for the best photos, everything has to come together in one particular spot: background, lighting, scenery, accessibility, and the (lack of) crowds. As an […]

June 7, 2024

A toddler girl in a white dress holds her skirt and twirls around with her mama next to her during a lifestyle family photoshoot in Del Mar, CA

. Hey parents, if you’re planning a trip to our wonderful city with the little ones in tow, and you’re a human who needs to eat, you’re probably wondering where to find the best kid friendly restaurants in San Diego. Am I right? Fear not, because I’ve rounded up a couple of joints that offer […]

June 4, 2024

“Our session was such a great time, as always. I’m so grateful to be your client… thank you.” -Karlene . . One of my greatest joys as a family photographer in San Diego is getting to see the same families year after year. Watching people’s children grow is an honor I just don’t take for […]

May 28, 2024

A man and woman stand back to back on a Coronado Beach sand dune, holding their children, during a San Diego family photoshoot.

Visiting San Diego this summer, and wondering what’s the best beach for kids? San Diego has some great beaches to choose from, but each has it’s own vibe, and not every beach will be the right “fit” for families. As a long time resident and a family photographer in San Diego, I’ve frequented lots of […]

May 22, 2024

A pregnant woman in a pink dress holds her skirt while walking through green field during a maternity photo session by Love Michelle Photography in San Diego, CA.

. . As a maternity photographer in San Diego, 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. You’re not feeling your best, you’re uncertain when to schedule them, and you have no idea what you […]

May 15, 2024

3 little girls stand on the shoreline of Coronado Beach at sunset, looking out to sea, during a San Diego beach photo session.

Visiting San Diego and looking for some great local suggestions on where to eat? I’ve lived here for more than 20 years, and while I definitely have my favorites (see #1 and #5), I wanted to see what other locals had to say. So I surveyed over 800 people who call San Diego home, and […]

April 20, 2024

A woman wearing a hat and jeans hugs her ten year old sun in Death Valley's Badwater Basin.

As a San Diego lifestyle family 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 help you decide. […]

April 4, 2024

A man and wife stand and kiss one another during sunset on a Coronado Beach sand dune.

“Even my husband said he would do photos with you again!” -Dani Congratulations to Dani & Adam, celebrating a hard-won 20 years of marriage with a vow renewal on Coronado Beach, followed by a fun and romantic photo shoot to memorialize the day and their love and commitment to one another. They wisely chose Coronado […]

March 21, 2024

A new mom holds and looks at her newborn baby during an in home newborn photo session in San Diego.

“Thank you so much!! I love them!! They turned out so great!” -Brianna This lifestyle newborn photography session with Brianna and Michael turned so out beautifully. And Ava, their sweet dog: she was so concerned every time their baby made a noise or cried – it was incredibly sweet. See below for all the highlights […]