Liberator Family/San Diego Family Photographer/Balboa Park

I am still obsessing over this family’s session back from summer at the beautiful Balboa Park here in San Diego! I’ll be honest Balboa Park isn’t necessarily my to go place for photos, mostly because everyone and their Mom shoots there but I have grown to love it and all of the little “hidden spots” I’ve found.

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Also, can we talk about wardrobe for a second?! It is hard finding outfits for the whole fam that coordinate well and look good in photos!!!

This family nailed it, I love how they aren’t matching but everything just flows. Speaking of flowing, Ladies, dresses with bounce, movement look the best in photos.

I hope you all are having a wonderfully fabulous day!

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Chloe- San Diego, California Senior graduate 2019/Christy Golder Photography

I’m so happy Chloe reached out to me about shooting her Senior photos!! I’ve known this girl for years, I worked with her mom and watched her grow into this beautiful, confident, strong woman. When I asked about her session and what places bring her joy, she said some where in the mountains with the sun shining on me. We started in the studio then went outside with a little snow on the ground and a winter chill in the air. This session was magic! I stretched my creativity and had a blast with posing and directing my first shoot for 2019!

Chloe, thank you again for trusting me with your senior photos!! I can’t wait to see where you will go in this life!

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Carly-Cake Smash

Oh how quickly that first year goes by! I love capturing first birthday photos, especially when cake is involved. This session was shot in the studio using a few different setups, I always recommend shooting some in a cute outfit before cake is put in front of your little, this way we get more than one look for the session!

I love to capture this special birthday, click the link down below to get more information!

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Copeland Family

Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; its defined by commitment and love. It means showing up when they need it most. It means having each other’s backs. It means choosing to love each other even on those days when you struggle to like each other. It means never giving up on each other!
— Dave Willis

I have been photographing the Copeland family since their oldest was just a little newborn. I am so honored to be trusted with each and every family I capture. I adore shooting families and realize how incredibly important it is to capture each stage. I strive for my photos to tell more than words can. My goal at each session is to capture you just as you are, come as you are.

These images will be cherished when your littles have littles of their own. Often times looking back at my own family photos has brought so much appreciation and I am reminded what is the most important thing in my life when my eyes gets blurry and I lose focus.

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Boudoir FAQ

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Preparing for a boudoir session

Answering all your FAQ

I get so any questions concerning boudoir sessions, so I put together this FAQ blogpost to answer them for you!

DO YOU HAVE ADVICE FOR GAINING CONFIDENCE TO DO A SHOOT?

Every single woman comes into a shoot with nerves, period. We all have our self doubt, insecurities, and reasons (excuses) we come up with to say no to doing something like this for ourselves.

The first hurdle to tackle is actually booking. Just do it, don’t put it off. Schedule the shoot.

My second piece of advice is words of affirmation, praise your great qualities and learn to fall in love with exactly who you are today! Tell yourself everyday you deserve this form of self love, you are worthy, you are beautiful!

Put on your favorite music that gets you pumped up and feeling sexy and practice some posing!! It may sound and feel weird but it works! Dance, take some cute selfies, put on clothes that make you feel great.

The day of, please put your trust in me. I’m your friend, I’m here to guide you, pose you to look your absolute best. Let yourself have fun, let loose and step outside of your comfort zone a little, you will not regret it.

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You will never be left alone to figure out how to pose…. I guide you through every step.

DO YOU CHARGE EXTRA TO WEAR OUTFITS FROM YOUR CLIENT CLOSET?

I do not charge extra to use items from my client closet. I have purchased over 30 options ranging in sizes small to large. Bras and pantie sets, high waisted, thongs, bodysuits, tanks, lace, velvet, even some jewelry pieces!

This is just one of the ways that allows me to offer each one of my clients a luxury one of a kind boudoir experience.

Here’s just a few pieces from the client closet.

Will you crop out my belly, fix my blemishes, brusies and “problem areas”?

Here’s my game plan from start to finish:

  1. I help you decide what to wear that will best compliment your body, taste and specific style that you want to achieve.

  2. I ask what your favorite features are about you and do my best to highlight those.

  3. Each pose you will be doing will be done, to put it in simple words, to make you look your absolute best. Using certain angles and the most appealing lighting.

  4. Post processing I will typically smooth things out and remove anything (within reason) that you were not born with. I pride myself in keeping the images I take true to life while also making you glow and look your absolute best.

No I will not remove moles, take away rolls, tighten your stomach or make you look any smaller or larger than you already are.

Here’s a before and after for an example.

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DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?

I totally understand that a Boudoir session is an investment, although totally worth it, something that needs to be planned ahead and I try my very best to make it possible for every one to do it!

If booked far enough in advance I do offer your package total to be broken up into 3 payments!

Please email or fill out the form on my contact page to learn more and see how YOU can afford a boudoir experience!

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR BOUDOIR SESSIONS AND PACKAGES?

I have three different packages to choose from when booking a session.

All including digital images and product credit to purchase additional digitals, prints, and albums! I highly encourage my clients to get their photos off the computer and displayed in frames or albums, this is why all my packages include a credit towards purchasing products.

Each babe that books a session is treated with hair and makeup done by a professional artist right in the studio, champagne, access to the client closet and a client prep guide to best prepare for their session!

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If you have any other questions that I did not answer please don’t hesitate to reach out and make sure your following my pages for any promotions and giveaways!!

XOXO babes




Stephanie and Lochlan

When Stephanie first contacted me about scheduling a session with her and her boy Lochlan, I got really excited and had some amazing ideas come to mind! These two are not only adorable with a great sense of style but I loved watching them and their special bond as mom and son. We started out at one of their favorite San Diego coffee shops, darkhorse coffee roasters in North Park, then walked around and stumbled upon the coolest book store and my favorite shop, Pigment.

These are hands down some of my favorite images from 2018. Thank you again Stephanie for the privilege to document such a special part of your life.

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