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 […]

February 6, 2024

Families who have their annual family photos taken in the fall are no doubt familiar with the routine: contact your photographer, squeeze in to one of the few remaining dates they have left during the fall Christmas card rush, and then keep your fingers crossed that you’ll get your photos back in time to get […]

October 17, 2023

A man and woman stand on a grassy Oregon sand dune and embrace, while the woman is holding a baby.

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

September 28, 2023

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 and not listen during your family photo session. And I want you to not worry about it. As a San Diego lifestyle family photographer, I’ve photographed kids for years. And given my […]

September 14, 2023

A man and his pregnant wife stand in a grassy field smiling at each other, while the man hold their black dog.

. Your dog is family – which is why many of you want to include him or her in your family or maternity photo session. And as an experienced San Diego family photographer, I highly encourage it, with a few caveats. But how do you include your dog successfully, so things go as smoothly as […]

March 9, 2023

“What should we wear for our photo session?” As a San Diego family photographer, It’s a common and reasonable question I get whenever someone books a photo session and this makes me happy! Why does it make me happy? . Though any session booked with me includes unlimited styling assistance (I’ve even shopped for clients!), […]

March 3, 2023

Woman wearing a yellow dress standing in a field in Mission Trails Regional Park breastfeeding her baby girl during a lifestyle family photo session by Love Michelle Photography.

If you’ve been in the market lately for a San Diego family, maternity, or newborn photographer, perhaps you’ve seen the term “lifestyle photography” or “lifestyle photographer” pop up. But what is lifestyle photography? And how is it different from regular photography? (For the purposes of this post, I’m going to call regular family photography “traditional […]

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 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 […]