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  • Welcome to Grin & Share It's new blog! My name is Tessa, and I'm a professional photographer in gorgeous San Diego, California.

    Grin & Share It was born in January of 2008, thanks to the support of my family & friends who encouraged me to follow my dreams. I am an on location photographer who simply adores what I do. My style is a mix of both posed & candid shots, and I personally touch every single image that is given to my clients.

    Please take a look around, and leave some love if the mood strikes. Comments always put a Grin on my face!

    Enjoy,
    Tessa

NEW BLOG ADDRESS!!

Hello everyone!  I recently moved my blog, and would love to keep you all informed about upcoming minis, specials, and other important information.  Please update your bookmarks to: http://www.grinandshareitphoto.com/blog

You can also easily access my blog directly from my website, www.grinandshareitphoto.com by clicking “The Blog” at the top of the Home page.

Thank you so much,

Tessa

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Mom & Me Mini Minis

 

These sessions are near and dear to my heart because if you are anything like me, you probably find yourself behind the camera much more often than in front of it, and we need to change that.  It is super important for us to be IN the photos WITH our kiddos too, as this is a gift that we will pass down to them when they are older.  These mini minis will be JUST you and your kiddos.  I want to capture the love that you share with them, the way that you play together, and the love in your eyes when you look at them!!!!

My Mini Minis will be held later in the day so you can take the afternoon to pamper yourself and get ready for your session.  Get your hair professionally done, maybe even swing by the MAC counter and get your makeup done too.  These minis are for Mother’s Day after all, so pamper yourself!!!!

These minis will take place in two locations this year, on two different dates.  The first set of Mom & Me minis will take place at Balboa Park in the Cactus Garden on Sunday, April 30th.  The second set of minis will take place at Mission Trails park on Saturday, May 6th in a beautiful area with high grass as the sun sets through the trees behind you.  Soft neutral colors work great in both locations, as does earth tones, and I highly recommend boots or closed toed shoes.

To book your session, please email me your requested date at: tessa@grinandshareitphoto.com.  A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your session, with the balance due at the time of your session.  As with all of my minis, I will book these on a 1st come, 1st served basis (please scroll to the bottom of this post to see dates/times available).

WHEN: Sunday, April 30

WHERE: Cactus Garden

TIMES:
6:20pm – BOOKED
6:30pm – BOOKED 
6:40pm
6:50pm
7:00pm  – BOOKED

 

WHEN: Saturday, May 6

WHERE: Mission Trails

TIMES:
6:00pm
6:10pm – BOOKED
6:20pm – BOOKED
6:30pm
6:40pm – BOOKED
6:50pm – BOOKED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wild Flower Minis

 

Wild Flower Mini Sessions are back, and this year the flowers should be epic due to all of the rain that we received this winter!!  These gorgeous yellow flowers only bloom once a year, and last for about 3 weeks, but that’s only part of what makes these sessions so special. Spring brings with it lovely weather to inland San Diego, right before the heat kicks in and the green fades to brown.  The sunsets are amazing, and the warm light mixed with the yellow flowers makes for some incredible images.  As in the years past, I will be booking only one mini per day.  This ensures that each family can benefit from doing their shoot when the light is just perfect.

Wild Flower Minis are great for families (single families only please, up to 5 people), milestones, or just some beautiful updated pictures of the kids.  These 20 minute mini sessions include the session itself, a 21 day private online gallery that you can share with your family and friends,  & 15 edited high-resolution images w/ print release.

To book your session, please email me your requested date at: tessa@grinandshareitphoto.com.  A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your session, with the balance due at the time of your session.  As with all my minis, I will book these on a 1st come, 1st served basis (please scroll to the bottom of this post to see dates/times available).

~Tessa

 

Dates/Time Available:
Friday, April 7th at 6:45pm – BOOKED
Sunday, April 9th at 6:45pm – BOOKED
Monday, April 10th at 6:45pm
Tuesday, April 11th at 6:45pm
Wednesday, April 12th at 6:45pm – BOOKED
Thursday, April 13th at 6:45pm

 

 

 

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November 2016 Holiday Mini Schedule

Here they are, the rest of my minis for 2016…

My twenty-minute mini sessions are great for photos of couples, just the kids, or single-families (Mom, Dad, and the kiddos only please).  Twenty minutes is plenty of time for me to grab some amazing images of the whole family, the kids individually, as well as the kids together.  These sessions, like all of my minis, include a 21 day private online gallery, & approximately 20 beautiful high-resolution images on a CD w/ print release.  The cost for my 20 minute minis is $295.00 (plus sales tax).

I will also be including 1 ten (10) minute mini mini time slot at each location that I shoot at.  These special mini minis are best for returning clients, or for children that are VERY comfortable in front of the camera.  My mini minis are perfect for families who just need a handful of images, and/or the “money shot” for their Holiday cards.  My 10 minute mini minis include a 21 day private online gallery, & approximately 10 beautiful high-resolution images on CD w/ print release.  The cost for my 10 minute mini minis are $160.00 (plus sales tax).  Please note that ALL of my Field sessions are Mini Minis only. Should you need more time, you can absolutely book two spots.

All minis are booked on a 1st come, 1st served basis, and usually fill up quickly!  To book your mini, please email me at: tessa@grinandshareitphoto.com.  Please be sure to include the location, date and time of the mini session you’re interested in booking.

A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required to book your session, and will be deducted from the balance due.  Your spot will NOT be secure until the deposit is received.

 

Balboa Park

 

WHEN: Saturday, November 5th

TIMES:
8:30am {10 Minute Mini Mini} – BOOKED
8:40am – BOOKED
9:00am – BOOKED
9:20am – BOOKED

 

FIELD MINI MINIS {Clairemont Area}

 

WHEN: Saturday, November 5th

TIMES:
4:20pm – BOOKED
4:30pm – BOOKED
4:40pm – BOOKED
4:50pm – BOOKED
5:00pm – BOOKED
5:10pm – BOOKED

 

Urban Minis

 

 

WHEN: Sunday, November 6th

TIMES:
2:45pm {10 Minute Mini Mini}
3:00pm – BOOKED
3:30pm – BOOKED
4:00pm – BOOKED

 

WHEN: Saturday, November 12th

TIMES:
2:45pm {10 Minute Mini Mini} – BOOKED
3:00pm – BOOKED
3:30pm – BOOKED
4:00pm – BOOKED

 

WHEN: Sunday, November 13th

TIMES:
2:45pm {10 Minute Mini Mini} – BOOKED
3:00pm – BOOKED
3:30pm – BOOKED
4:00pm – BOOKED

 

WHEN: Sunday, November 20th

TIMES:
2:45pm {10 Minute Mini Mini} – BOOKED
3:00pm – BOOKED
3:30pm – BOOKED
4:00pm – BOOKED

 

Old Poway Park

 

WHEN: Sunday, November 13th

TIMES:
8:15am {Mini Mini}
8:30am – BOOKED
8:50am – BOOKED
9:10am – BOOKED
9:30am – BOOKED

 

Seaside Sofa Sessions {PB}

 

WHEN: Sunday, November 27th

TIMES:

3:00pm {10 Minute Mini Mini} – BOOKED
3:10pm  – BOOKED
3:30pm – BOOKED
3:50pm – BOOKED
4:10pm – BOOKED

 

Mission Trails Regional Park {new location}

WHEN: Saturday, November 26th

TIMES:
3:20pm – BOOKED
3:40pm – BOOKED
4:00pm – BOOKED

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September 2016 Holiday Minis

September is my favorite month of the year to shoot here in San Diego!  Beautiful weather, no crowds at the beach, and plenty of time to get your Holiday cards ordered.  This year I’m doubling the normal amount of minis that I usually offer in September since I will be gone most of October, and want to be sure to still get as many of you onto my schedule as possible for holiday sessions in 2016!  Please please please do not wait until November to book your session with me this year, and take advantage of all of the GREAT reasons that I mentioned above for booking a September mini session, as my November schedule is sure to fill up more quickly than normal.

Now let’s talk about sessions, and what is included with my minis…  My twenty-minute mini sessions are great for photos of couples, just the kids, or single-families (Mom, Dad, and the kiddos only please).  Twenty minutes is plenty of time for me to grab some amazing images of the whole family, the kids individually, as well as the kids together.  These sessions, like all of my minis, include a 21 day private online gallery, & approximately 20 beautiful high-resolution images on a CD w/ print release.  The cost for my 20 minute Minis is $295.00 (plus sales tax).

This year I will again be including one (1) ten minute Holiday Mini Mini time slot at each location that I shoot at.  These special mini minis are best for returning clients, or for children that are VERY comfortable in front of the camera.  My mini minis are perfect for families who just need a handful of images, and/or the “money shot” for their Holiday cards.  These works best for families with NO MORE than 3 kiddos, and are also for single-families only (Mom, Dad, and the kiddos). My 10 minute mini minis include a 21 day private online gallery, & approximately 10 beautiful high-resolution images on CD w/ print release.  The cost for my 10 minute Mini Minis is $160.00 (plus sales tax).

I will be offering September Minis at my four most popular venues:  Seaside Sofa Sessions in Pacific Beach, Old Poway Park, Balboa Park, and out at the Old Steel Bridge in east county.  All minis are booked on a 1st come, 1st served basis, and usually fill up quickly!  To book your mini, please email me at: tessa@grinandshareitphoto.com.  Please be sure to include the location, date and times of the mini session you’re interested in booking.

A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required to book your session, and will be deducted from the balance due.  Your spot will NOT be secure until the deposit is received.

 

The Old Steel Bridge {Only offered in September & October}

 

WHEN: Saturday, September 17th

TIMES:
5:20pm {10 Minute Mini Mini} – BOOKED
5:30pm – BOOKED
5:50pm – BOOKED

 

WHEN: Sunday, September 25th

TIMES:
5:20pm {10 Minute Mini Mini} – BOOKED
5:30pm – BOOKED
5:50pm – BOOKED

 

Old Poway Park

 

WHEN: Sunday, September 11th

TIMES:
8:20am {10 Minute Mini Mini}
8:30am
9:00am
9:30amBOOKED

 

Seaside Sofa Session

 

 

WHEN: Sunday, September 18th

TIMES:

5:10pm {10 Minute Mini Mini} – BOOKED
5:20pm – BOOKED
5:40pm – BOOKED
6:00pm – BOOKED
6:10pm BOOKED

 

Balboa Park

 

 

WHEN: Sunday, September 25th

TIMES:
8:40am – BOOKED
9:00am – BOOKED
9:20am {10 Minute Mini Mini} – BOOKED

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