2016 Holiday Mini Sessions at Fletcher’s Cove Solana Beach | San Diego Photographer

I’ve been busy with some wonderful portrait sessions this fall. This weather has been amazing. Being a photographer in San Diego means I can shoot outdoor session year round! So, I’ve finally locked down two dates for holiday mini sessions. This year I’ll be photographing the mini sessions at Fletcher’s Cove in Solana Beach. It is a great local beach with big cliffs and beautiful stretching coastlines. The sessions will be 20 minutes and also includes 10-15 proofs in an online gallery. You will also receive 3 retouched, full-resolution images to print or use as Christmas cards. Contact me at michele.hans@gmail.com for availability and to book your session!


Texture | Macro Photography | Solana Beach Photographer

I was drawn to the texture of this tree trunk. All the tiny crevasses; high and low points joined together in darkness and light. When viewed as a macro image, it looks like it could be a birds-eyed view of some earthen landscape. That’s what I love about macro photography: the very minuscule and small becomes big and grand again.


Solana Beach Senior Portraits | Class of 2016 | Del Mar Photographer

I shot this beauty recently at Windansea Beach. It was so cool photographing a senior from a completely different state! Her family visits Solana Beach every year and they thought it would be a great time for her to get her senior portraits done (I thought so too!) I loved showing them a beach they have never been to before. Kelsey completely styled herself and did her own makeup, and she looked gorgeous! Here’s a sneak peek into some of her favorite portraits from the session.windansea beach senior portraits del mar photographer michele hans photography-2windansea beach senior portraits del mar photographer michele hans photography-3windansea beach senior portraits del mar photographer michele hans photography-6windansea beach senior portraits del mar photographer michele hans photography-8

Found Object | Botanicals | Nature’s Bounty

Every day I take a walk with my kids around neighborhood. It’s a great way to break up the day and there are always new things to discover. Yesterday we found 7 monarch caterpillars chomping on a milkweed plant, their colorful stripes standing out among the half eaten leaves. We know where all the spots are to find the neighborhood kitties; which ones are mean and which ones will let us pet them. All in all, it’s always a fun little outing. Yesterday Genevieve found this odd looking seed “stalk” that had fallen from a tree. As I studied it, I realized that nature could only manufacture something so beautiful. That’s when I started thinking that no matter how nasty and horrible the current events of the world seem, you can still always find beauty in the world.