Family photos don’t have to be stressful
You’ve probably been through it before. Dad is yelling at little Johnny for not sitting still and giving the perfect smile. You’re worried about the money you spent and thinking the photos are gonna end up on Pinterest family photo fails. Moms, I get it. I have kids too. But I want you to know that photo sessions with me aren’t stressful and can even be fun. In fact, most families are surprised at how relaxed my sessions are (dads especially).
I think posed moments are important and have their place. So of course, I’ll get you that frame worthy holiday card shot but I’ll also give you images that make you feel something. I want to show the connection and love between you and your family and their unique beauty. Through guidance and play, I encourage kids to be kids and families to relax and focus on each other rather than my camera lens. That is when the magic happens!
GET TO KNOW ME
Just in case you were wondering. So 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.
MY FAVORITE IMAGES
WHAT I’VE BEEN UP TO
I can't believe it's taken me so long to post this family photo session. It's certainly not because I didn't love how the photos turned out. Time just got away from me. I had to rebuild my web site then wedding season started. But it's one of my favorites for...
Being a photographer in San Diego has its benefits. The weather is always great, it hardly rains and there are so many beautiful locations to choose from for photo shoots. For this family, we chose La Jolla Shores, which has breathtaking views and is very popular...
My nephew came to visit me in San Diego this summer. He has grown into quite a young man since I saw him last. I don't get to see him as often as I'd like, so it was great catching up and getting to know him again. He's an old soul who loves James Dean movies,...
WHAT MY CLIENTS ARE SAYING
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."
"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!"
"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!"
"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!!!"
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"She did a great job capturing our family. She was prompt, easy to get along with and took some great photos!"
"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."
"Linda really worked with us to understand the kind of pictures we wanted, and took beautiful ones. I really treasure our photos from her."