Hello, show me what matters most!
My name is Leyna and I am so glad you’re here! I am a people photographer based in beautiful San Diego. I specialize in documentary family photo sessions that reach well beyond the posed photo. I also service family events and even small businesses doing big things. I strive to tell the whole story about who you are and what you value most. We smile...a lot...without ever muttering the word "cheese" and look each other in eye with adoration as well as attitude. I'd love to connect with you on a deeper level for the sake of helping you communicate to your future generations all those feelings that could never be explained with words!
Images are meant to be shared, loved, and cherished. When looking at the big picture, your images are an investment. For most, they serve as the building blocks of our memories, preserve our connections, and expose the the truth of our unique journeys. To breathe life into your images going beyond the short shelf life of digitals, I offer a wonderful arrangement of print products including wall collections in canvas or metal prints, image cubes, heirloom linen covered albums, and digital files. Clients usually purchase an additional $500-$1,700 after their sitting fee.
Telling the Whole Story
Are beautiful moments created, anticipated, or is it a combination of the two? Photography is an art that is often misunderstood. It's just pushing the button, right? I feel it's so much more than that.
I have spent so much time fostering the creative power of paying attention to the little things--the things that make the human soul move. This is what pulls me to lift my camera to my eye in an attempt to desperately share the beauty that we may miss if we weren't fully paying attention.
Your session is not going to go the way you think it will, no matter how much planning we do ahead of time. A beautiful moment is created with the emotional intelligence of everyone involved and the recognition of it is what pushes the button.
Kind Words from Clients