Class of 2015 |Take Advantage of Where You Live | San Diego Senior Beach Portrait Photography

I’ve lived in San Diego for 9 years now and the longer I live her the more I realize that it’s got to be the best city in the USA! Perfect (and I mean perfect) weather, gorgeous coastline, so many things to do and see, great food, nice people…. where can you go wrong? Back to the weather: in the summer time when the rest of the country is sweltering, storming or underneath a cloud of humidity, San Diego is stuck in the 70s. No wonder so many people choose San Diego as their go-to summer destination!

So all you seniors who are lucky enough to be true San Diego locals can choose the beach as your senior portrait session location… and be legit. Most likely you will return to San Diego after college since, lets face it, where else can compare? In the meantime you can be the envy of seniors everywhere and enjoy your last couple summers before heading out to the campus of your choice.

I love photographing at Windansea Beach; in my opinion the most gorgeous beach in San Diego. It has so many amazing photo spots that I can take you to. Call me up, email me or contact me through the link above and lets schedule your session!

xo

Michele

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Senior Portraits You Won’t Be Embarrassed About As Your Future Self | Solana Beach Senior Portrait Photographer

Times change; hair styles and clothing fads come and go. Many of my friends post their #tbt photos of themselves “back in the day” with a giggle about how silly they looked.

Your senior portraits don’t have to be a joke 20 years from now; they can continue to be classic and something you don’t have to be embarrased about! I love to photograph portraits with this in mind. My style is timeless and the goal is your portrait will never go out of style.

In addition to photographing portraits on location at the beach, nature reserve or in an urban setting; I also go to my client’s homes to photograph portraits indoors. This delivers a more classic portrait; using more controllable lighting techniques, as shown in this portrait:

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Feel more comfortable getting your portraits taken in your home? Contact me today for information and pricing on scheduling your in-home portrait session!

xo

Michele

Update Your LinkedIn Profile Photo | San Diego Executive Business Portraits

If you work in a business that relies on LinkedIn for referrals and clients, it’s important to have a professional portrait as your profile photo! If your profile photo looks professional, people will take you more seriously and it makes a great first impression; before actually meeting in person.

I travel to your workplace and scope out a good outdoor location to photograph your portraits. It’s totally painless and the session takes about 10 minutes. I know a lot of people dread being in front of the camera, but I can promise that you’ll be happy you took the plunge!

Every executive portrait session includes one retouched digital image to use as your profile photo. From session to digital file only takes about 3 days! You get your professional photo up in no time and let the new connections roll in.

These sessions are $75 for an individual session, but can be discounted down to $40 when I photograph more than 4 people, or if I’m photographing you a second time.

Email me today at michele.hans@gmail.com or by clicking the contact button on this blog to set up your executive portrait session!

Happy 4th of July!!

Michele

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Photo Walk at the San Diego Botanic Gardens | Encinitas, California

I’ve been wanting to become a member of the San Diego Botanic Gardens for a while now; especially since having my daughter. In addition to the beautiful plants and flowers in the various garden areas, they have an unbelievable children’s garden called Hamilton Gardens. It has so many things for kids to discover such as a music area, a spell and smell garden, activity areas, and of course the amazing tree house. You have to see it to believe it! They also just started Thursday Family Fun Nights with kid-friendly music acts.

So yesterday I went up to Encinitas with my daughter in tow to head to the garden. I decided to bring my new Canon 100mm macro lens to snap some photos if I saw anything interesting… and I did! I was drawn to these wispy flowers blowing in the wind, and a shrub that had thousands of little white flower bunches; which attracted many bees. I got a few closeups of the bees; I’m saving that for another post. I wish paid attention to what flowers and shrubs these plants were, but I’ll take note the next time I’m there. I’m excited to continue to visit the gardens and bring my camera along!

The San Diego Botanic Gardens are located at 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024. Admission is $14 for an adult, and a 1 year membership is $85 for the whole family.

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