Sisterly Love | Photographing Siblings | San Diego Family Portrait Photographer | Solana Beach, CA

Photographing siblings; especially two sisters, is particularly meaningful for me. My sister and I grew up very close, and I was devastated when she tragically lost her life at age 20. I still think about her every day; and it often feels like a piece of me and my history is missing. I will always hold the memories I spent with her close to my heart.  I love looking at photographs of us when we were little; before tragedy struck and changed life forever. Those photos take me back. They help me remember little details about her; a particular day, a feeling, emotions.

One of the reasons why portraiture is so valuable is because of what I experienced with my sister. You never know when life will take a dramatic turn–for better or worse– and when those photographs become legacies. Photographs are something tangible we can hold on to: a keepsake that provides a window into the past.

This sibling portrait is from a recent family session I photographed at the girls’ favorite tire swing. The family will now always have this portrait to remember in 10, 2o, 30 years… the fun times spent swinging under the trees together:)

san diego family portrait photographer sibling portraits

Few Sessions Left! Holiday Mini Sessions | Del Mar, CA | San Diego Portrait Photographer

It’s been so fun photographing and meeting new families as well as booking sessions with many familiar faces! I still have two sessions on Saturday, November 29th after Thanksgiving as well as two the first couple weekends of December. Yes, you will get your portraits edited and retouched in time for Christmas! Online card companies like minted.com, mpix.com and shutterfly.com should be able to fulfill and ship your card orders by the holidays, and definitely for “happy new year” cards!

Contact me using the link above or shoot me an email at michele.hans@gmail.com to book a session! Mini sessions are priced at $149 and include 20 minutes of shooting time, your web resolution proofs, plus 2 retouched digital files for printing.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

san diego holiday mini sessions del mar san diego photographer

Beach Photo Sessions | Personal Favorites | Windansea Beach, La Jolla Photo Session | Solana Beach Photographer

I have favorite portraits from each session I that really stand out to me and that I’m particularly proud of. It could be the subject’s expression, the pose, lighting, or overall feeling that speaks to me. I like to keep a folder on my computer cataloging these personal favorites of mine to look back on for inspiration or ideas before a new session.

This is one of those images, photographed at Windansea Beach in La Jolla. I love the golden light, her soft expression, tight crop and pose. This gorgeous senior’s personality really shines through in this portrait; she was so sweet and demure:)

san diego senior beach portraits solana beach photographer-8

 

 

Get in the Spirit! Solana Beach and Del Mar Holiday Mini Sessions | Now Booking!

Holiday portrait sessions are in full swing… 6 weeks til Christmas! This time of year is so fun being a photographer; I love photographing all of my friend’s families and meeting more new families! I have a couple dates left in my calendar for my holiday mini session special, so don’t wait to book. I’ve been photographing these sessions in centrally located Del Mar and Solana Beach; not too far from North County or San Diego areas. These sessions go fast, and are a great way of getting professional portraits as a discounted rate. Can’t wait to meet you!

Check out the holiday mini session special here.

MasonSara-154_2_FudgeSundayFilter

Personalize Your Senior Portraits | San Diego Senior Portrait Photography | Windansea Beach, La Jolla

One of the best parts of getting professional portraits taken is the opportunity to capture who you are, and what you’re interested in. Senior portraits are unique in this way; I love when my senior clients bring personal items to their session to make the portraits their own.

D brought his surfboard to his Windansea Beach senior session… and I love the pop of color it adds to the portrait. This portrait feels very natural, and very him. It turned out to be his favorite photo of the session!

san diego senior portraits san diego windansea beach photos seniors north county photographer solana beach-220