Happy, Healthy Holidays!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving weekend! Got to see my videography on the news! 😊

Check out my client, Samantha Binkley’s interview with Sandra Moss, on KUSI …. I had so much fun videoing this class and am happy KUSI used it in their story! And the food was delicious too!


Award for my video with Nicole Miller!

I’m so proud of our 2nd place win at the San Diego Press Club’s, 45th annual, Excellence in Journalism Awards.  Thank you Ranch & Coast Magazine for believing in our work enough to enter it into the contest, among 1200 entries and 183 categories!   Another huge Thank You to Andrea Naverson, who is not shown in the video, but conducted the interview.  ExcellenceAward

San Diego Press Club recognizes San Diego’s finest reporters, photographers, videographers, writers, artists and public relations professionals.  This year, 2018, I am proud to be honored among the regions top awards in journalism.  @sdpressclub

It’s almost Fall Back time!

Christmas specialTop 5 reasons to take your Holiday photos before DST ends – November 6th

For me as a photographer, Holiday photos are one of my favorite times of year. Not just to help my clients build their annual portrait but to receive them in the mail. I love seeing how everyone’s family has grown and changed over the last year. It’s like a visual progress report.

For one day, everyone is in the same spot and a snapshot is created that will go into the family album. I love being part of that. And now is the time!

5 reasons to take your Holiday photos before DTS ends

  1. You still have your summer glow. Let’s be honest, your skin is most beautiful when it is sun-kissed and healthy-looking. And having sun-kissed skin in your Christmas photos just goes to show that living in San Diego really is the best! 😉
  2. The days are long. As soon as Daylight Savings comes, its 5pm sunsets and dark by your drive home from work. And we lose the window of beautiful sunset light that really set off beach photos. October has one of the best lighting for afternoon and early evening photoshoots. Coincidence? I think not.
  3. Avoid the crowds. School is in, summer is over and while the beaches have cooled off, that means that you have them to yourself. And since most people aren’t prepared and on top of it, like you are, there are no other Holiday photoshoots happening around you.
  4. The Holidays are already busy enough! Why not frontload your schedule with the busy work so you can enjoy the holiday lights, songs and family events instead of having to stress about getting your holiday cards made? And you can take advantage of pre-season specials on printing!
  5. Photographers get busy. I know for me, prime windows for photoshoots, like weekends and evenings fill up fast. So if you’d like a prime spot like a Sunday afternoon, as opposed to a Wednesday morning, its best to get into the schedule now. Of course, I’ll always do my best to make time for my clients but I can be so much more flexible in October than in late November.

Call or email me to schedule your Holiday photoshoot now! … Even if it has to be in late November 😉




The 48 Hour Wedding (Also, Apparently I’m A Stress Junkie)

Sneak peek into a last minute wedding I was a part of…. Photographer and family guest!

Kelly Flowers


Hot tub’s are just places where bad decisions are made. It wasn’t “Swimming Pool Time Machine” or “Couch Time Machine”. They knew what they were doing. Hot tubs are their own kind of transport, rife with half-baked schemes, incomplete epiphanies, insincere flattering and unreasonable promises (and usually a fuzzy enough memory to never learn).

Late at night, sipping something strong and looking at the stars, more things are possible. Like running, for instance.

“I swear,” you say in a staccato mash of words. “I’ll be up at 6am to run that 10k with you. I loooove running.” Bah!

A polar bear swim, that extra finger of Sailor Jerry (you know who you are), committing to a 6am 10k, writing a book, a fourth child. You know. Whatever.

But occasionally an intriguing idea actually pops up and whoever is present swats at it for awhile. (In my hot tub’s defense, much of…

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Kelly Emberg Cover -Discover North County

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Get to know Kelly Emberg – The Model Gardener, in this issue of Discover North County, a local San Diego magazine.  Cover and (current) inside photos, taken by me.

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Cover shot and first page clothing was provided by Tobi Blatt, owner of Tobi Blatt Fine Clothing.  Hair by Deena Von Yokes, owner of Studio Savvy Salon.  Makeup by James Overstreet, owner of Articulate Acuity.

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link to full article below:
Discover North County v2 Issue 3 2016