As a VIP’er, you will be the first to hear about model opportunities, secret endeavors, and special events – some of which are never shared publicly!



And thrilled at the idea of bringing your family’s story to life through modern portrait art.

As a professional photographer with 30+ years of experience, I recognize the profound impact photography can have on a person. It has the ability to transform and empower, shifting your self-perception and contributing to your lasting legacy.

Imagine admiring stunning portraits of yourself and your loved ones every day, preserving precious memories. These will serve as a gentle reminder of the love and connection that brought you together, (especially on tough days 😉. Let’s create something special that celebrates you and your family’s unique personality and bond!

Hard at Work!

Circa early 1990’s

and now 🙂

Family, Modern Portraits & Boudoir

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Gift Cards

There is nothing more special than the gift of capturing timeless memories…

with portraits that celebrate the love you share! Our gift cards can be applied toward any session fee, wall art, image package, or product type we offer!

​Create the perfect gift! ​with our two options use the link below to purchase a digital gift card (you choose delivery date) or come by the studio for a gift card wrapped in a gift box with a handwritten note.

Gift certificates are available in any amount and do not expire.

Wall Art | Prints | Albums

Begin With The End In Mind

We believe in the beauty of tangible heirlooms that are meant to be seen, touched, and admired by you and everyone who enters your home…a reminder of what’s real and loved.

At Del Mar Photographics we work a little differently.

We pride ourselves in providing San Diego families with stunning artwork of their loved ones as they grow and change over the years: art that hangs on the walls of your home and albums that give your coffee table that perfect, personal finishing touch.

Each piece of artwork leaving our studio is designed just for you, it is an effortless heirloom, delivered and installed to ensure your vision is carried through from the first conversation to the final product.

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Wall Art Collections

Fine art portraiture of your family designed to compliment your home’s decor, delivered and installed on your wall…using only the finest of high end photographic materials.


Custom Designed Albums

These stunning, heirloom-quality albums are the perfect way to have each year's collection of photos preserved in fine art format. Whether you prefer an album from each year, or a retrospective album combining several years, this is sure to be a treasured piece in your home.

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Individually Matted Prints

The Legacy Box

Is the most expressive and contemporary presentation of images to date…a must-see.

Icing on the cake


At Del Mar Photographics we specialize in finished fine artwork in the form of Wall Pieces, Albums, and Legacy Boxes. Add-ons such as Gift Prints for family and friends, Holiday Cards, and Announcements, are available as an add-on to any portrait order.

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FAQs and Our Process




Design Consultation

This is the beginning of the DMP process. We want to know all about your family and kids. we will meet in the studio or by Zoom to develop a vision for your session, and review wardrobe suggestions, location planning, and creative display ideas, so you can stop dreaming about having amazing wall portraits and get them on the wall!

Portrait Session

This is where the fun happens! Relaxed yet paced to hold your children’s attention, be ready to have fun throughout the entire session. Even dad won’t hate it, which is really saying something!

View & Ordering Appointment

About a week after your session, we will meet in the studio to view your images. We will guide you through selecting your portraits and determining how they are displayed using your goals from the consultation to achieve your vision for your family portraits. We will show you just how they will look in your own home, so you can feel confident showcasing your new artwork.

Delivery & Installation

A few weeks after your ordering appointment, we will install your custom wall art in your home for you. No, adding to the honey-do list here – I promised you that this would be easy!

The Long-Term Plan

We know our kids keep growing and changing (crazy fast!). Once you’re part of the DMP Family, we help you create a vision for future sessions based on the ages and stages of your children and the design vision for your home. Our pieces are curated to look good now AND be able to move throughout your home as we add to your family collection.


A $390 Session Fee is collected at the time of booking and includes the following:

  • Consultation at the studio or Via Zoom.
  • Creative time to photograph your family (up to 8 people, ask for a quote for larger groups)
  • A professional edit of your portrait session
  • Custom design of portrait and gallery options for your walls
  • Your View and Order Session to select the portraits and albums for your home
  • Permanently archiving your purchased images both on and off-site


  • Custom Wall Portraits Ready to Hang start at $420
  • DMP Custom-designed Albums start at $2200

Link to – Wall Art | Prints| Albums 

what does your average client typically spend?

Most clients spend anywhere between $750-$6500+; you only buy what you love. 

how long does it take to get my order?

Orders typically take 4-6 weeks to deliver as all images are hand retouched. Reorders take 2 weeks to deliver. RUSH orders are available.

we want to book a session, now what?

Give us a call at 858-461-9909, and we will get back to you as soon as possible – usually within 24-48 hours (Monday-Friday).

what forms of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit/debit cards, as well as personal checks and US currency. Payment plans are available.