Types of sessions

Studio Carla is both a natural light and studio light photographer who has mastered the art of seeing the light as well as creating that same gorgeous light in studio.

Newborn sessions take place in our La Mesa studio. Newborn images must take place within the first 5-10 days of life. We find it best to book your appointment prior to your delivery date.

Maternity sessions take place on location or in our studio and are best scheduled when you are 33-36 weeks pregnant. This can be an add-on to your newborn session and make the most beautiful keepsake albums of both sessions. When booking your session you will be able to use many of my draping materials and fabrics or you may bring your own wardrobe.

Kids and Teens sessions  take place either in the studio for a classical portrait feel or on locations to match your child’s interests and personality. Urban, barn, field, streets, playground are just a few places we could go. We will help you plan your child’s wardrobe for the session.

High School Senior sessions are an adventure as we explore the locations in San Diego that tell a story for your senior. With downtown vibe, mountain or rustic fields, an ocean view, there are so many choices when it comes down to planning your session. Hair and makeup is recommended for seniors to look their best. I recommend Morgan O’Malley @ morganomakeup for hair and makeup.

Artfully You sessions are a half day pamper and glam day with hair and makeup, mimosas, and portraits of you and one friend. You will see how beautiful you truly are and that taking time for yourself is great way to revive and shine! Women ages 20-100+ This is a perfect mom and daughter special day creating a time of love and meaningful moments shared.

Family sessions take place typically in the evening at the perfectly selected location with recommendations on wardrobe for the whole family. We discuss your hopes and dreams for the portraits and where you want to display the final piece of art. You get to relax and enjoy the process, to be in the family photos for a change we will do the behind the scenes work. Sessions start about 1 hour prior to sunset to capture the amazing golden light.

Studio Carla recommends that children are fed before the sessions and well rested. Except for newborns, they should be kept awake prior to arriving at the studio and then we will be able to capture the best sleepy poses. Adults are best behaved when they have full tummy’s too. Please be sure you have eaten enough to keep your energy level high for the session time.