Mia the mermaid turned one this month! I met her mom and dad when she was still a bun in the oven, I got to see her at 6 months old for family photos and now she's sitting up, trying to walk and loves eating cake! Her mom had her mermaid outfit made for her and I'm currently looking into getting one made for me ;) (just kidding). We did her 1st birthday shoot at Pacific Beach in San Diego, CA.
This Monday I got to do one of the most special sessions I do, a birth story. Everett Flores is here, he’s healthy, he’s happy, he’s adorable, he’s 8lbs, and his mom and dad are so in love already. His mom is an actual wonder woman! She labored for quite some time at home and was almost half way ready to push by the time she got to Scripps Hospital in Encinitas, CA. When I arrived she was feeling the pain, but after a while things calmed down. His dad was so helpful and encouraging to mom. Not long after I arrived it was time to meet Everett! I got to visit him the next day and get to photograph him before he hit his 24-hour mark. This kid is already so handsome and I’m honored to be his first photographer!
What a wonderful year it has been! Its the first year Sarah Nail Photography is full time in San Diego, CA. My husband/ business partner/ CFO/ stand in assistant has continued to support our new business venture and push me in the right direction. Without Zac I wouldn't have had the courage to start shooting full time and push for the dream of being my own boss.
Anthony the assistant/ intern/ human light stand is a stellar person and I'm so thankful he's agreed to help my scattered brain and be a huge help with clients. He's always calm, makes kids laugh, and can carry anything on a skateboard, while skating. (Which I'm secretly jealous of.) I can't wait to teach him more camera things!
Here's some of my favorite shots from this year, some Grand Cayman, favorite portraits and a few just for fun. I can't wait for the up coming adventures for 2016, such as a trip to Cuba and Mammoth, this year should be just as exciting!
Thank you to all our clients for letting us be part of these special moments in your life!
The Berger Family have a birthday this month! Their son Cameron is turning one! So far he loves Micky Mouse and his all terrain wagon. He was such a great sport as we took him all over Old Poway Park near San Diego, CA in 90 degree weather. What a trooper!
I recently had the honor of photographing Mason's birth story! He joined us in San Diego as the sun came up on his birthday. His mom and dad waited a long time for him to come; I couldn't think of two better people to have such a wonderful son!
Don't worry, there aren't any 'action' shots of his arrival!
Mrs. W brought glamour into San Diego’s greenery. Well, by greenery I mean what used to be green due to the drought. Nature boudoir is a new trend and one I’m loving! It’s a unique twist on traditional boudoir and gives the shoot an unexpected elegant twist; and it makes a great gift. ;) If your wondering if we saw anyone, only one person on a bike who quickly whisked by, I don’t think they even knew we were there! Timing and location are key to this kind of shoot (and wardrobe).