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Our private home studio is just a short 15 minute drive east from San Diego in the county of La Mesa. We love this location for its small town charm. We have found La Mesa beautiful
with many trees and a rural country feel.


The Studio

With it’s own private entrance and luxurious details it is the perfect place to view our heirloom products in person and to order your favorites. Decorated in a soft pleasing palate, you will enjoy sifting through your images and making your decisions in a no rush zone. This is time for you to sit, relax and enjoy. I have found the studio to be a spa like experience from start to finish.

The Studio Carla experience is warm, inviting and personal. I have made the process smooth by keeping things simple where the focus stays on fulfilling your portrait needs. Let’s talk about who you would love to be photographed with and begin your planning.


On Location


The Fields

With the amazing terrain in San Diego there are numerous options to use as a background for your portraits. With mountain views, valleys, canyons and trails the fields offer a diverse expansive view of rustic flare. If you like and enjoy the natural wispy grasses, fields of wild flowers and long winding paths this is your ideal location. The palate is neutral and soft making it ideal for any type of session. The fields in San Diego vary on the time of year. Blooming wildflowers, green grasses in the spring and neutral toned grasses in the summer to oak leaves on the ground in the fall. I have found multiple locations in north county, mid town and east county. During our session consultation we will select the one that is best for you.


A great new trend in photography. Using our city skyline or port of San Diego area has view of the city and boat harbor views. Great for Business portraits or trendy senior portraits.

Seaside Coastal

Seaside picturesque views and water fronts make soft and beautiful backdrops. Our beaches and bays are some of the finest in California.

I know the best places to photograph with the most incredible views with sunsets if desired and the times to avoid the crowds.

All outdoor sessions are held during the golden hour, the last one to two hours before sunset. This hour has been known to be the most magical in creating beautiful artwork.

If you have a travel date planned for San Diego, California I would love to help you plan a private session on one of our many beaches and park locations. Also available for travel. I would love to meet you and plan a private photoshoot of your dreams. Click here to begin.

What to do next

After booking your private date and paying your session fee you will be emailed our portrait planning guide that answers many frequently asked questions. You will be thrilled to see all the ways we can take care of your portrait needs. I know you will feel pampered and love the experience.

I look forward to meeting you and translating your specific needs into beautiful artwork for the walls of your home. I am here to give you special attention to guide you through this exciting process, delivering the most luxurious products and keepsakes for your family.

Click here to begin planning your custom portrait session.

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