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 […]

June 1, 2023

A husband and his pregnant wife hold hands and look at eachother in front of a giant rock during a lifestyle maternity photo session in Alpine, CA.

So you’re expecting – congratulations! Whether it’s your first baby or your 5th, I’m glad you’re considering having professional photographs taken, and here’s why. But perhaps you’re stuck on deciding between the two main styles of maternity photography: traditional studio posed photography, vs the more documentary-style lifestyle maternity photography Let me help! Yes, I’m biased, but […]

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 […]

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 […]