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You’re getting married! 

 

Yay!  How awesome is that?!  This is one of the most important days of your life. I mean it’s not every day that you have all your favorite people gathered under the same roof, celebrating your love.  This is a huge deal and I want you to know that I get it.  As an experienced wedding photographer, I understand that it’s not just about the pretty pictures but capturing cherished moments that’ll be passed down for generations to come.  It’s an honor to be part of your big day and a responsibility I don’t take lightly.

Your wedding day is going to be a whirlwind of excitement and emotions.  Photography should be one less thing you have to worry about.  From the tear in your dad’s eye to the look of nervousness on your groom’s face as you walk down the aisle, I’ll be there documenting every detail, big and small, including those important family formals. Leave the photos to me, and all you have to do is focus on looking awesome and having an amazing time.  When it’s all said and done, I’ll give you beautiful and meaningful images that will not only make you remember what you did but the emotions you felt.

My approach to weddings

I use a combination of photojournalism and lifestyle to document your day.  In other words, I like to capture events as they naturally unfold while being as unobtrusive as possible.  But I also know when to step in and guide you for posed photos.

I want you to have a great experience 

I’m not your average hired vendor, I’m more like a friend with a camera (that is, a skilled one who takes rad photos and won’t bail on you at cocktail hour!) When you work with me, you’re getting someone who genuinely cares about you. I’m the one smiling behind the camera, cheering you on, tearing up during your vows, reassuring your mom and maybe even getting out on the dance floor if you play the right song.  Hint, hint.  We Found Love by Rhianna is one of my faves.

about linda

WHO’S THAT GIRL?

it’s pronounced

JUH-lee-ah

Now that we got that cleared up…Hey y’all!  That’s the southern girl in me shining through.  I’m Linda, a Florida girl at heart and San Diego transplant. I live with my husband, two kids, and my dog Ranger, who loves to keep me company when I’m working at my desk.  One of these days I’m gonna teach him how to edit photos.

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MY FAVORITE IMAGES

 

 

 

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WHAT I’VE BEEN UP TO

Top Reasons to Have a Courthouse Wedding in San Diego

If you’re planning an intimate wedding or elopement, consider a courthouse wedding in San Diego.  Not only is it economical but it’s located in a prime location downtown on Pacific Highway.  You can choose to get married inside the administration building or outdoors...

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J & D | Intimate Cuvier Park La Jolla Wedding

The Venue   If you're having an intimate ceremony or dream of saying your vows with a stunning view of the ocean you should consider this location. Cuvier Park, also known as "the wedding bowl" is one of the most popular places in La Jolla to have a wedding.  I can...

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San Diego Air & Space Museum Wedding Photos

This is my second time photographing a wedding at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.  I was asked to assist Kelly of Kelly Jett Photography.  I always get excited about working at this venue because it’s one of my favorites. The bride and groom are both engineers, so...

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WHAT MY CLIENTS ARE SAYING
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Linda was highly recommended.   We look happy and natural instead of the normal pre-posed photos we normally take.  Linda does an amazing job of capturing a persons natural beauty and happiness, you feel very relaxed.  Photos are the highest quality."

Javier R.

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"I couldn’t have imagined better pictures to be taken at the right times. Linda was so fun and easy to work with.  She did everything I asked of her to make sure my proposal and the pictures were perfect.  From my proposal to our photo shoot in the vineyard, she did an amazing job.  I would definitely recommend her!"

Dakota M.

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"She totally exceeded our expectations – we had so much fun shooting in Balboa Park, and had our choice of many incredible shots! Linda is so incredibly warm - you'll love her instantly! It's easy to be yourself - and this shows in the relaxed nature of the pictures. Call her!"

Jill K.

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"She is amazing at her craft and you will feel so comfortable.  Your photos will come out beautifully and you will feel well taken care of.  Your session will never feel rushed and it really will feel like a normal day with your loved ones.  She will capture the true you and you will treasure your photos forever!!!"

Christina S.

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"You were very patient and helpful - you're great with kids and getting them to cooperate! Linda is super sweet to work with... I’m super picky and can be somewhat of a control freak when it comes to things like this but with Linda, I can relax and let her do her thing."

Valerie S.

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"Linda made us feel comfortable and we had fun during the session with our kids.  We didn’t have to worry about anything other than showing up and having fun. Linda is terrific. Definitely hire her!  She's professional, knowledgeable, fun and artistic with a wonderful attention to detail that makes the session easy."

Brenna B.

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"Everything felt very natural and my family felt relaxed and at ease.  She captured us how we really are.  We loved working with Linda!  She worked so well with our kids...The images were beautifully edited and were more amazing than I imagined.  We will definitely be using her services again!"

Kassy P.

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"You must use Jalea Photography! She is great at getting back to you, her photos come out phenomenal and she made the session fun and worry free! She made us feel so comfortable!"

Dani R.

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"The shoot was a positive experience.  Linda is great.  It was so natural and didn't feel staged at all.  Working with her feels so organic.  It was such a pleasure."

Alicia R.

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"She did a great job capturing our family. She was prompt, easy to get along with and took some great photos!"

Saliha L.

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"The lighting and the poses made me look way better than I usually look in photos.  You should hire Linda to take your photos because they will turn out beautiful."

Catherine L.

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"Linda really worked with us to understand the kind of pictures we wanted, and took beautiful ones.  I really treasure our photos from her."

Karen S.

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