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Del Mar, Encinitas & Carlsbad 10.12.2017

Arash Tebbi

It was dark, gloomy, and humid in the dungeons of the UCSD library back in 2008. Instead of studying for structural biology or organic chemistry final, I came up with a concept for a funny music video, which I shot soon after. The music video went viral and a record label came across it and paid me to purchase it and to recreate it with their own artist and director. Read more>>

Ann Landstrom

After leaving my abusive husband I was forced to provide a safe haven for my son at the time he was 6 years old. I had no money, no home and no career. I loved photography and turned my passion into my business. My greatest accomplishment has been to value myself and my work. I have studied with the best in my Industry and created gallery quality art and I have taken my average sale per client from $500 to $3000 running a home based studio. Read more>>

Cheryl Alexander

About 22 years ago, I was invited to travel to Italy with 3 other friends, artist and historians, for a month. The opportunity changed my life. At the time, I was managing director of a social services department in San Diego, from which I retired just 5 years ago and wasn’t planning to take on a new career. Read more>>

Melissa McClure

I became interested in photography in High School (Fallbrook HS) when I learned that being the yearbook editor meant that I could hide in the dark room all period. I taught myself how to shoot film, develop and print it. I decided to major in Photojournalism in College and got a BA in that subject. After College I worked for a newspaper and wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Read more>>

John Riedy

After graduating from Duke University and a ten year stint working my up in the film business in Los Angeles, I decided to turn my photography hobby into my business. I soon became a highly sought after wedding (and portrait) photographer shooting weddings all over the US and even some internationally. By the year 2000, I was completely out of Hollywood and 100% earning my living at photography. Read more>>

Stacey Marsh

I distinctly remember the day that I brought each of my children home from the hospital as newborn babies. These tiny, perfect, amazing little human beings who changed my life forever. I remember their “new baby” smell, and the noises that they made as they slept. Read more>>

Lance Smith

Lance Smith is probably the best action sports photographer you’ve never heard of. Renowned as one of the foremost skate and surf photographers ever involved in both sports, Lance is revered as one who is incredibly versatile and known as an innovator in his style and use of equipment. Read more>>

Christin Willis

Our story really begins when Jacob was in 6th grade and I was in 2nd. We met at the church where my dad was the pastor so we kind of grew up together. Jacob moved to San Diego (Point Loma Nazarene University) for college in 2004 and by his senior year he had secured an internship with one of the most well-known photography studios in San Diego. Read more>>

Holly Ireland

Holly was a Broadway dancer for 15 years. She performed in 6 Broadway shows and always had a passion for photography during her dance career. She met Bruce 11 years ago in Tokyo, Japan while performing with Billy Joel’s show. Finally meeting the right one she moved to Carlsbad to get married and start a family. Read more>>

Jeff Kassebaum

My wife was the photographer in the family until our first Son was born. That Christmas she gave me a 35 mm camera but she also registered me into a local photography class offered at a camera shop. I have always attributed my success in photography not from the camera but taking that class. Read more>>

Jessica Jaccarino

I started my career as a pet photographer in NYC capturing the posh moments of the privileged upper west side pups and dabbling in some commercial work, while always giving back to the less privileged pups looking for forever homes in the adoption centers. Read more>>

Roy Kerckhoffs

I started pencil drawings early on in my life, which I’ve always done since (even still now). When I was around 10 years old, my parents gave me a camera for my birthday (a point-and-shoot). They noticed that I was always taking pictures of buildings, bridges, etc, instead of my family. Read more>>

Heather Zaida

After being a Quality Assurance Engineer for 10+ years, I found myself burnt out and tired of the rat race. I was living in NYC supporting my husband as he was completing his clinical rotations. I thought… you know what? I am going to go to culinary school. I loved to cook, it was a passion and I finally acted on that passion. Read more>>

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