the newborn photographer





Rates and Availability:
Book early, as Carrie is one of San Diego's most sought after photographers. Please visit Carrie's Flash site for rates and availability information. You are currently in the html site. Click HERE to visit the main site.

Carrie's Style: Natural all the way. Natural, genuine expressions are what Carrie strives to capture. The smile, the giggle, the faraway stare, even the frown. Natural light is prefered, whether it be light from a window, a shaded patio, a sun-dappled tree or an overcast sky. All photographs are shot in digital color, but Carrie's specialty is black and white.

A typical session: You name the place: your home, your favorite park or beach, the pumpkin patch. We can work together to determine the best time of day for your portrait session, working around naps, feedings, and the individual needs of you, and your children. Typically, around 10 a.m. is the best time, when your children are their happiest! Overcast skies are ideal for beach sessions, but mother nature is not so predictable. Just before sunset is the next best option. June is an excellent month for beach sessions. Favorite southern California beaches are Windansea beach in La Jolla, Oceanside, Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach.

The Session Gallery: Approximately two weeks after your session, an on-line slideshow of your images will be published. A link will be emailed to you. Feel free to pass this link along to anyone who may be interested in viewing your portraits. Also included in the email is a printable contact sheet / ordering form. The gallery will be live for two weeks. Once the gallery has expired, you can reference the contact sheet for future re-print orders. All ordered images are archived indefinitely. All unordered images are purged 4 weeks after the initial viewing date.




What is the best age to photograph a newborn?

Carrie is only half joking when she says "I will meet you home from the hospital". As long as Mommy is feeling ready, the younger the baby, the better ~ preferably 2 weeks or younger. Fresh babies are less likely to be disturbed while sleeping, they are more "pliable" and less likely to have newborn acne which usually flares up around 3 weeks of age.

Are the digital files available for purchase?

No, not at this time.

What is your favorite age to photograph?
That's a trick question, since Carrie loves photographing children of all ages. Although, she must admit that her 2 favorite ages are newborns 2 weeks and younger and 6-8 month olds, when they are sitting, sucking their toes and blossoming with personality. Ages 15 months to about 2.5 years are the most challenging and the portraits take on a more journalistic look.

How far in advance should I book my session?
As soon as you decide you want my services, book your session! I am typically booked 4 months in advance, usually even further for the holiday months.

What is the cut-off date to order holiday prints?
December 1st.

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Carrie Sandoval is a San Diego baby and child photographer specializing in maternity ( pregnancy ), newborns, babies and children.
She uses natural light either in your home , outdoor location or in her north county studio.

Carrie Sandoval is San Diego and Orange county’s premier children's portrait photographer. She focuses exclusively on fine art, black and white photography of newborns, babies, children, and family.
Carrie offers both local ( Fallbrook - studio or outdoor ) portrait sessions and on location sessions in San Diego ( La Jolla, Del Mar, Chula Vista, Oceanside, Escondido, El Cajon, Santee, La Mesa, Kensington, North Park, Hillcrest, Alpine ) and Orange County ( Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Irvine, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, San Clemente ), Temecula and Corona. Inquire within about travel out side San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and southern California.

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