A Private Villa on the Central Coast Having lived on the central coast for 30+ years, my family has seen our fair share of change in the area. We are St. Rosers, AYSO soccer stars, Templeton High, and Mission Prep alumni, we’d go to the OG Joes Place every Sunday after church, often ate dinner […]

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Laguna Mountain Engagement Session A Laguna Mountain engagement session means wide-open nature and a chance to roam around and be free. Laguna Mountain is only one of the several locations in the San Diego area that are perfect for an engagement session. Really any type of photo session could use this gorgeous backdrop: family, senior, […]

Being a couple that is constantly ready for the adventure, Nhan and Todd couldn’t wait to get started on their Torrey Pines Engagement Session. Located in San Diego, Torrey Pines is one of the most spectacular stretches of land on the Southern California coast. With its vast landscapes, wide variety of vegetation, and countless ocean […]

First Birthday Cake Smash Photography in San Diego Babies first birthday is a big deal all over the world. From trying to determine what your future will hold to feasting and mingling with family in epic proportions. The Picking Ceremony is most common in Asian countries. The family will set out different objects in front […]

Handmade in Cayucos, CA & Cherryfield, ME Today is a Thursday. We are in the month of May and it’s one freaking extraordinary day. Currently, I am in Cayucos, one of my favorite quiet beach towns on the central coast. If you find yourself in the area be sure to stop at any of the […]

Step Away From Traditional Family Photography Sometimes you need to step away from traditional family photography, and just say no to the matching outfits, no to fake smiles, and no stiffly posed bodies. Candid family photography is a chance at a genuine portrayal of what it’s really like when you force the whole family together. […]

Couple embrace during sunset at the Salinas River by California Photographer Teresa LoJacono

Handmade Pottery in Los Angeles Today we visit the studio of artist Larry Thomsen, creator of Thomsen Clayworks. A studio he runs entirely on his own; throwing, carving, painting, and firing every piece by hand in the confines of his studio. Throughout his carrier, Larry has sold work at The LA Gift Show, The Brack […]

What the heck is a mini-session? And why do I keep hearing about them? These were my exact thoughts when I first started photographing families. As it turns out, a mini-session is exactly what it sounds like, a short 15 to 20-minute photo session. Now before you start thinking that 15 to 20 minutes is […]

Yet another archive find. The day Jonathan and I played Scrabble with Grandma Joyce. This was actually not too long ago. Just this past Thanksgiving 2020. We had the very rare opportunity to spend it with one of my favorite humans. My grandma is one of those special ladies you cherish forever and ever. Her […]

What is ‘lifestyle’ family photography? What is your process? Two great questions that I feel a lot of you must be asking yourselves as you start looking for a photographer. During your search, you might have noticed other terms like candid, natural, or documentary photography. All these different styles have pieces that contribute to the […]

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