February 16, 2024

A pregnant woman wearing a pink dress and sitting on a yellow blanket in long grass holds her belly and lifts her face to the sun. This is during a San Diego lifestyle maternity photo session by Love Michelle Photography.

Spring is coming soon, and with it San Diego’s (short) season of wildflowers and hillsides carpeted with lush greenery. What? You are pregnant, you say? And planning to capture this singularly beautiful time in your life through professional photographs? Proudly biased, I say bravo! to you (and you can read about why you won’t regret […]

September 3, 2023

Dad and toddler son in a field in the Cuyamaca Mountains during a San Diego fall family photo session by Love Michelle Photography.

Yes, we live in San Diego, right on the coast, and the beach works beautifully for family photo sessions no matter what time of year. But it is fall, and, especially with the anticipation of cooler weather, you may be getting that… feeling. You know the one. Common signs include pulling out your apple/cinnamon/hazelnut/pumpkin/latte/spice/whatnot candles […]

May 2, 2023

A family of five standing on a large rock together on a Del Mar beach during a lifestyle family photography session.

For those of you looking for suggestions for a north county family photo location, today is your day. 😉 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 […]

March 22, 2023

A woman wearing a long blue dress standing in a Mt. Laguna field looking at her husband during a San Diego lifestyle family photography session by Love Michelle Photography

. As a local San Diego family photographer, I was recently featured in a Redfin article after they asked me about my favorite San Diego fun fact. Here’s what I gave them as my favorite San Diego fun fact: Did you know that in San Diego, you can surf and sled on the same day?? […]

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 […]

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 […]