That moment when you realize that your little sis is growing up. 😭 Ya'll she will always be a baby in my eyes. When she told me she wanted me to take her senior photos, I said HECK YES!!!✨
I always get so excited to put my family in front of my camera, and I know how absolutely special senior pics are, so I was so excited to jump on board.
I went to sunny San Diego for these, and we just laughed and laughed and it was such a good time. I snapped photos and shed a little tear. Look at her she is absolutely radiant. ✨
I love you, sis, the greatest gift ever is being your big sis! Cheers to senior year! 🎉
My favorite photo of this cute south Laguna family 💗 can’t you just feel the love ☺️
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I like to start my shoots an hour before sunset because it’s the most beautiful lighting ☀️
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Photographed such a sweet & loving family last week ☺️❤️
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"Oh, hello, Friday. Where were you on wednesday when I really needed you?"😁😁 Model @masha_shanti
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Does this take you back to walking under a pier with your toes in the cool sand watching the waves and shadows mix? This is a beautiful mixed media piece from "Laguna Art-A-Fair's" Laurie Robbins Miller. She uses photography, watercolor, and pastels to create. Don't forget to come visit her next show season!
Today is an early morning for me and I woke up over an hour before my alarm 🙌🏽 and am sitting on the floor in a dark kitchen because our “bedroom” is also the living room now because we’re in the middle of they #homerenolife and Andrews still sleeping. Guys talk about hot mess over here in our home!
BUT another talk another time-I’m up early to shoot an intimate elopement in one of my favorite places on the entire island!! Any guesses? Follow along in my stories today to see!!
This is what loves looks like in a family with active toddler boys! 😍Mom and dad definitely speaking their boys love language here! There are so many ways to do family photos, it doesn't always have to just be everyone staring into the camera in all of the photos. I love capturing the age of the kids and their personalities at the time of the session and the love between everyone in the family. Embrace the chaos & let me capture that love! 💗😍 #shelldransartphotos
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Bun in the oven! This was such a fun and beautiful shoot!!! Stay tuned for more!!! 🙌🏽
Baby's first family pictures can be anything you want them to be. Don't be afraid to think outside the box to create gorgeous art for you home and family. I LOVE to create meaningful art with my clients!
PS. If you still need fall photos, I have a spot left for you! Contact me for info! xo Shell #shelldransartphotos
Let go a little and just let life happen. Because sometimes the truths you can't change, end up changing you and helping you grow. #manifestyourdreams
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Pure sister love! Its such a joy for me when I catch energy on camera. There is such a sweetness between them, you can feel it in candid photos like this 💗
Happy Friday! And Happy November! **If you need photos for holiday cards, holiday gifts, or updated family photos- I still have a couple of spots in Ventura County and the San Diego area this month- like 2 spots total! Contact me for details!
xo Shell #shelldransartphotos
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Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have. ❤️
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So many good photos from this year I never had time to post 🙄 Been working too much
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Lexi and Kam hosted the most thoughtful wedding weekend 〰️ filled with good food and friends who know how to party!
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A few weeks before our session, baby Eli began to take her first big girl steps! During our time, we captured this gem 💛 As parents, these are the moments you live for right? So cute! She’s on the move!
What special about a photoshoot session with me is that I love capturing raw emotions and happiness. I’ll make you comfortable, happy and confident. Forget that you are doing a photoshoot and imagine that you are hanging out with friends who happened to have a camera 📸 #shotbysofia#sofiasupichaya
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I won’t be mad if you want to bring your pupper to you family session 💕
So I got a text this morning from my dad that he had to put my dog down. I wasn’t just sad about my dog passing but the fact that he was apart of my past. He was with me when I was living in an apartment by myself going through college. He was there when I first brought home my first baby, “Jameson”. He was there when I went through my divorce as well. My sweet puppy saw me through my 20’s and than moved in with my dad to the “nice house”! See I didn’t just loose a dog this morning I lost a part of my past, a pal who got me through the toughest of days. I just have to remember, “all dogs go to heaven”, RIP cubby. Losing a dog isn’t just losing a dog, it’s losing a part of your family🐶
Well this is pretty darn cute if I do say so myself. Happy Friday friends, I hope you have an amazing weekend! I am off to Ojai to capture some lovely people! Want to know a secret? Even after 10 years doing this for people, I still get the butterflies! I guess that's love! 💗💗
PS. I sent out an email with the last spots open for 2019- did you get it? If not click link in profile!
Who else is excited for this season? 🙋🏻♀️This is one of my favorite seasons for many reasons: The cold nights, the warm sweaters, the color palette is my favorite, and everything is just 100x better. October is the best month there is, and I'm not only saying that because it's my birthday month.🎉🎉
Yesterday I spent the afternoon with my super awesome girl group. The #LDP2020 Spokesmodels are so sweet and special. It's always a little scary to bring together a big group of girls that sometimes don't know each other, but these girls radiate inclusivity and you can tell they have such a blast.
Thank you so much ladies for allowing me to be my best creative self each time, and for choosing to represent me and my business the way that you do. ✨
Thank you for reminding me of my "why" on why I chose this career. I chose this because of people like you. You are all so sweet and inclusive, and if we could spread this kind of positivity and kindness at all times, this world would be a much better place.
I can't wait to show you even more from this shoot. It's one of my favorites! ✨
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"Two strangers to be one soul"
As they change "I dos" on first week of December 2019.
To all my Seniors: YES you can bring your dog to your session. In fact, PLEASE bring your dog to your session I would greatly appreciate it. 😁
One of my favorite parts about senior sessions is meeting my seniors of course, but also seeing all of the love that radiates from the people the seniors bring along with them. Kayla had a group of 8 cheering her on, 9 if you include her fur baby!
And who wouldn't want this sweet girl cheering them on? 🐶
I had such a blast meeting Kayla last Saturday. She is incredibly sweet, and her family is totally awesome. I can't wait to see all that you accomplish sweet girl! You make senior year look fabulous! 🎉✨
I set my own personal goals for a fast turn around time because I understand the excitement to receive photos. 🙌🏻 I also am responsible for the photos until it’s delivered to my clients and it freaks me out a bit when time passes and I have the photos sitting on my cards or hard drives and it’s not delivered yet. Another point is I don’t like feeling behind, ESPECIALLY, in such a crazy month!
I am probably *too* fearful of something happening to photos, but my clients sure do get the benefits of my fear! 😅😂💙
So for the first time in I don’t know how long, I’ve actually preplanned my instagram posts so I’ll actually start posting regularly again 🤪
Also, these two are the freaking cutest. Y’all need to meet their pug.
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Last week I sent this highlight over 🤗 and although I’m a little late from the actual session AND the baby is here. That’s why I like to include video highlights into my sessions, they’re free so it’s an unexpected surprise when you get them from me.
Since during sessions, pictures are what you hired me for, it’s less pressure to get the video done in the same turnaround time frame. But it’s a beautiful memory to cherish and look back on 😌wouldn’t you agree?
OH HEY FRIENDS! I’ve got a super exciting announcement coming at ya early next week, and I CANNOT WAIT to share! It’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time and I’m super stoked to have finally decided to just go ahead and do it! Any guesses on what my surprise announcement might be? 😉
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"Julia" An Indonesian Model and an Event coordinator. Very Professional.
Snapshot during our WPPP Bali Indonesia On-The-Spot Photo Competition.
I don’t care how basic this sounds, Fall is definitely my favorite season 🙌🏻 San Diego is finally feeling like Fall now (as much as it can 😊) and I’m seriously enjoying the cooler moodier weather we have going on here.
I think the reason that I love the Fall so much is because it feels like such a definitive change in the seasons. Things look and feel so distinctly different from the brighter warmer months that came before. The leaves change, the weather gets cooler, and a general feeling of hibernation seems to permeate everything. With everything outside beginning to die off and make way for impending growth, it always feels like an opportunity to reflect on the things in our own lives that would be best left to fall away and make space for new blessings.
Is there something in your life that would serve you to let go of? To make way for the growth that is already taking place in you? Whatever personal season that you’re in, I hope that you know that you are so so worthy of all of the blessings in your life 🍁
My fav photo from the shoot. So cute yet so sexy at the same time @lyssatimmons ( Romi Swim Lookbook )
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HAPPY FRIDAY! Let’s get weird. I’ll tell you a couple of phobias I have in my life, and one is frickin’ weird.
One is (I feel like) probably pretty common, and that’s the fear of explosion. I don’t mind watching explosions (Indiana Jones at Hollywood Studios for example), it’s more of me participating in the explosion. I’ve just started being ok with Brandon using the gas starter on our fireplace. Yes, I still do it the old fashion starter stick way. 🤦🏻♀️ I hate latex balloons with a passion, and if someone throws a cigarette bud out the window on the highway, you better hold on because I’m praying to the Good Lord and swerving to miss it!! I legit imagine a fast and furious front flip disaster every time I see one fly out the window. 😂 It’s exhausting.
The second one is weird. (I’m having to pace to write this because I hate it so much.) I CAN’T handle synchronized (coinciding?) dots or holes. EWWW I’M GAGGING. Like a bunch of straws together or that terrible thing you do to your yard that puts holes all in it. If you’re from Atlanta, that most recent art installation at the High Museum is my worst nightmare.
Blahhhh I’m having to do a wiggle.
So yeah. Now that you know my kryptonite, time to fess up. Got anything that freaks you out? Also, if you at me with weird hole/dot pictures or videos, we are no longer friends. 😂🙅🏻♀️ #CokerConvos
I just want to say a huge thank you to @theheartworkshop. This past week absolutely changed my life. Having a community of women that believe in each other, chase their dreams and understand the passion for those little moments that pop up in our camera was such a BLESSING.
To say I learned a lot is an understatement. There was SO much more to this week than just business and marketing tactics. We explored our WORTH. We were encouraged and loved and believed in more than anyone had in us before - it gave us that confidence to believe in ourselves, in our businesses, in our dreams. Because no dream is too big. Because we are WORTH it. Because our dreams are WORTH chasing. Thank you @mrslindseyroman & @evierupp for speaking truth into every one of us this week.
I wouldn’t trade any one of you girls for the world. This week was exactly what I needed. After life has been a whirlwind and the fear of failing was ever so attractive to believe - this week was so full of peace, rest & absolute faith in God’s beautiful plan for all of us. Let’s go kick some ass boss babes!! 💋💋💋