Monday, March 23, 2009

Talk about a teaser...'s going to be a very busy next couple of weeks as we are going to be moving this weekend. But I wanted to get on here and post a quick teaser from the session I had yesterday, with my brother and his family.

I seriously think I have the cutest niece ever! :)

An out take. I come from a silly family, so of course, there was lots of laughter.

DEFINITELY more to come from this session. Until next time, I'll be packing...oy!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Horns sounded, the Heavens parted...

...and then the website was unveiled! That's right, Sweetface Photography's official website is now LIVE! {Click here to view the site}

To celebrate the launch of the website, Sweetface Photography is having a Sweet Faces Contest!!!

If you have a child between the ages of six months and 10 years, and have not had a session with Sweetface Photography within the last 12 months, submit a recent photo (preferrably a close-up taken within the last eight weeks) to this email. Be sure to put SWEET FACES in the subject line. Please include your child’s name, date of birth, and contact info. In an effort to preserve privacy, contestants’ names will not be published.

Deadline for submission is March 27, 2009 at midnight PST.
Images will be posted on the blog and voting by the public will begin on March 30th and run until April 3, 2009. This contest is limited to 5 entrants, so enter quickly!

What does the winner receive?
The winner receives a complimentary photo session at the location of my choice, and one framed 11×14 image of your choice from the session. kids don't qualify!
So you’ve had a session within the last 12 months, or your kids fall outside the required age range? That’s okay! We still need you! Just forward this information to all of your family and friends and if one of your referrals win, you will receive a $50 print credit to use at a future portrait session!

∴ Entrants must be between six months and ten years of age at the time of entry.
∴ A signed model release is required.
∴ Child(ren) entered must not have been photographed by us within the past year. If you have had a session with us on or before March 2008, you may enter.
∴ One entry per child. If you have more than one child you may enter them individually; however, session will be limited to the winning child only. Session is non-transferable. Exception: Multiples (ie twins, triplets, etc.) may be entered together.
∴ Standard session policies apply.
∴ Photos entered for contest submission must NOT be from a professional photographer (including Sweetface Photography)
∴ Out-of-state entries will be accepted; however, the winning entrant must be willing to travel to San Diego, California to complete the session.
∴ We reserve the right to disqualify or deny entry to anyone.
∴ Please, no 3rd party entries. If you think of a child who you think could win this contest, please forward this information to their parent/legal guardian so that they can enter their own child.

The winner must book their session within four weeks of notification of winning. The session must be completed before September 6, 2009.

Good luck!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sneak Peek for Marlena and "Saxby"

So it's been a crazy busy weekend and I haven't had much time for sleep (hence the 1:00am posting), let alone finding time to edit and blog. I normally try to have a sneak peek up for my clients on the same day of the shoot, but as you all know, sometimes things just come up. Anyway, let me just get to this beautiful new mama.

First let me just say, this mama-to-be gets cool points for choosing one of the coolest in-utero nicknames I've ever heard. They're calling this little guy Saxby and I love it. ;) I loved this shoot for a couple of reasons. First, Marlena was great to work with; up for just about anything, had a perfectly round, smooth belly, and she's one of the nicest people I've ever met. Second, I had never been to the Cabrillo National Monument and boy am I glad we picked this place - it is absofrickenlutely gorgeous! If you haven't been, I highly suggest you go. You will be awed.

Marlena, it was such a pleasure to meet and photograph both you and Saxby. Can't wait to meet your little guy!

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And finally, what is probably one of my most favorite images ever...
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Thursday, March 5, 2009

2009 Spring Mini Sessions are here!

Two days ONLY!

March 14 at Balboa Park, beginning 4:00pm


April 4 at Presidio Park, beginning 4:00pm

Here’s how it works. Mini sessions last approximately 30 minutes and start on the half hour. There are three mini session packages available and the session fee is included in the total price.

Available packages:

Package A – One 8x10, One 5x7, Eight Wallets. $100

Package B – Two 8x10, Two 5x7, 16 Wallets. $150

Package C – Elegantly Framed 11x14, Two 5x7, 16 Wallets. $225

All packages include an approximately 30 minute session on location for up to five people, and access to a private, online gallery with 5-10 proofs.

These deals come just in time for three major holidays – Easter (April 12), Mother’s Day (May 10), and Father’s Day (June 21)!

Limited appointments available so e-mail me today to book your spring mini session -

When booking, please be sure to include your name, package choice, date and time choice, number of people in your party, and a contact phone number.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Thank God for season passes...

...after keeping Beans cooped up in the house this past week as she suffered from a bit of a cold, it was fast becoming clear that she (and her parents) were going a little stir crazy.  So in spite of my not feeling 100%, we decided to make a late afternoon trip to Sea World, with the help of our new annual passes.  We got there at about 4:00pm, without any sort of itenirary, and just went for it.  We got to see all of Beans' favorites ("Shampu", "po bears", and "pingweeens"), with the exception of the sharks.

Something tells me she *might* have had a pretty good time...

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