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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

November 2014 Holiday Mini Sessions

Here they are, the rest of my minis for 2014.  All of the minis below are 20 minutes long, EXCEPT for The Field Mini Minis which are only 10 minutes in length.

My 20 minute minis are perfect for photos of couples, just the kids, or small or small INDIVIDUAL FAMILIES (no extended family members please), who are interested in grabbing some fabulous photos with a variety of poses.  These sessions include a 21 day private online gallery & approximately 20 beautiful high-resolution images on CD w/ print release.  Cost, $275.00 (plus tax)

My 10 minute mini minis are for clients who just need that “money shot” for their Holiday cards and don’t need a lot of poses or groupings.  These are perfect for photos of just the kids, or small INDIVIDUAL families (up to 5 people please) whose children are VERY COMFORTABLE in front of the camera, and my returning clients who don’t need a full 20 minute session.  These sessions also include a 21 day private online gallery, but you would receive approximately 10 beautiful high-resolution images on your CD w/ print release. Cost, $145.00 (plus tax).

These minis will be booked on a 1st come, 1st served basis, and are NOT confirmed until your deposit has been received.

To book one of the minis below, please email me the date and time (along with a backup) that you are interested in at:  tessa@grinandshareitphoto.com

A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required to book your session, and will be deducted from the balance due the day of your session.

 

OLD POWAY PARK {Poway}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN: Sunday, November 9th

TIMES:
8:30am – BOOKED
8:50am – BOOKED
9:10am
9:30am – BOOKED

 

WHEN: Sunday, November 16th

TIMES:
8:30am – BOOKED
8:50am
9:10am – BOOKED
9:30am – BOOKED

 

WHEN: Sunday, November 30th

TIMES:
8:30am
8:50am
9:10am – BOOKED
9:30am – BOOKED

 

FIELD MINI MINIS {Clairemont Area}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN: Saturday, November 8th

TIMES:
3:20pm – BOOKED
3:30pm
3:40pm – BOOKED
3:50pm – BOOKED
4:00pm – BOOKED

WHEN: Sunday, November 23rd

TIMES:
3:00pm 
3:10pm 
3:20pm 
3:30pm – BOOKED
3:40pm – BOOKED
3:50pm – BOOKED

 

URBAN {Little Italy}  FULL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN: Saturday, November 1st

TIMES:
4:15pm – BOOKED
4:45pm – BOOKED
5:15pm – BOOKED

WHEN: Saturday, November 15th

TIMES:
3:00pm – BOOKED
3:30pm – BOOKED
4:00pm – BOOKED

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October 2014 Holiday Mini Sessions

Here they are, my 2014 October Holiday Minis.   Please remember that this is the FINAL MONTH that I will be offering Old Steel Bridge & Seaside Sofa Session minis.  If you don’t see the location that you wanted, it will be listed in November, as well as a brand spanking new location (more information coming shortly)!!

ALL of the minis below are 20 minutes in length, and are perfect for photos of couples, just the kids, or small INDIVIDUAL FAMILIES (no extended family members please) who are interested in grabbing a few fabulous photos for their Holiday cards and gifts.  These sessions include a 21 day private online gallery & approximately 20 beautiful high-resolution images on CD w/ print release.  These minis will be booked on a 1st come, 1st served basis, and are NOT confirmed until your deposit has been received.

To book one of the minis below, please email me the date and time (along with a backup) that you are interested in at:  tessa@grinandshareitphoto.com

A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required to book your session, and will be deducted from the balance due the day of your session.

COST = $275.00

 

THE OLD STEEL BRIDGE  {East County San Diego}

 

WHEN: Saturday, October 4th

TIMES:
5:00pm
5:20pm – BOOKED
5:40pm – BOOKED

 

WHEN: Sunday, October 5th

TIMES:
5:00pm – BOOKED
5:20pm
5:40pm – BOOKED

 

WHEN: Sunday, October 19th

TIMES:
4:40pm – BOOKED
5:00pm – BOOKED
5:20pm – BOOKED

 

OLD POWAY PARK {Poway}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN: Sunday, October 5th

TIMES:
8:40am – BOOKED
9:00am – BOOKED
9:20am – BOOKED

 

SEASIDE SOFA SESSIONS {Pacific Beach}

WHEN: Sunday, October 26th

TIMES:
4:20pm – BOOKED
4:40pm – BOOKED
5:00pm – BOOKED
5:20pm – BOOKED
5:40pm – BOOKED

 

Balboa Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN: Saturday, October 18th

TIMES:
8:40am – BOOKED
9:00am – BOOKED
9:20am – BOOKED

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September 2014 Holiday Minis {print credit included}

September is one my favorite months of the year to shoot here in San Diego!  Sunny skies are almost a given (where October & November can bring rain & storm surges), and most of the tourists have gone home.  The biggest bonus of getting your photos taken in September though, besides plenty of time to get your Holiday cards ordered, is that this year, to reward you early birds, I am offering a $60.00 print credit with any September Mini booked.  You can use the print credit towards prints of any size, or even a beautiful canvas, and I will also cover the shipping!!!

My twenty-minute mini sessions are great for photos of couples, just the kids, or small single-families (up to 5 people 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, & approximate 20 beautiful high-resolution images on a CD w/ print release.

I will be offering September Minis at my three most popular venues:  Seaside Sofa Sessions in Pacific Beach, Old Poway Park, and out at the old steel bridge in east county.  Below are the dates and times available for each location.  These minis are sure to book quickly, so get yours before they’re gone!!!  All minis are booked on a 1st come, 1st served basis.  To book your mini, please email me at: tessa@grinandshareitphoto.com

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.

COST = $275.00 (plus sales tax)

 

Seaside Sofa Sessions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN: Saturday, September 13th

TIMES:

5:00pm – BOOKED
5:20pm – BOOKED
5:40pm – BOOKED
6:00pm – BOOKED
6:20pm – BOOKED

 

Old Poway Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN: Saturday, September 20th

TIMES:
8:40am – BOOKED
9:00am – BOOKED
9:20am – BOOKED

 

The Old Steel Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN: Saturday, September 20th

TIMES:
5:20pm –  BOOKED
5:40pm – BOOKED
6:00pm  - BOOKED

WHEN: Sunday, September 28th

TIMES:
5:20pm
5:40pm – BOOKED
6:00pm – BOOKED

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Back 2 School Minis 2014

 

Do you wish that you could get better pictures of your kiddos in their back to school best??   Do you wish that you could capture their true personality vs. opening the school photos that came home and thinking, “was this taken right after recess?”, or “what kind of smile is that??”.  If you answered yes to these questions, then my Back to School Mini Minis are for you.

These minis are perfect for preschool thru middle school aged kiddos, and can be customized to really bring out the personality of your child/children.  You can bring their favorite summer book, their brand new backpack, school supplies, etc, which can be used as a prop during their session.  I will have some props available as well, including: vintage books, apples, & glasses.

Minis will be available from 8:45-11:00am.  As with all of my minis, sessions will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis, and generally fill up quickly.  Each session is good for up to 2 kiddos only please!

A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required to book your session, and will be deducted from the balance due the day of your session.

 

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2014 Valentine’s Day Minis

These once a year minis are short & sweet at 10 minutes long.  Ten minutes is plenty of time for me to get photos of all of your kiddos together and individually (up to 3 siblings only please!).  As always, a CD of your high-resolution images w/ print release is included in your session fee, as well as a 14 day password protected online gallery for you to share with your family & friends.   You will also receive one (1) Valentine’s Day card with the image(s) of your choice from your session (Valentine’s Day card is a jpg file that you can get printed at the lab of your choice).  These are perfect to send to family & friends, and why not skip the store bought cards this year and give personalized cards to your kiddo’s classmates!! Also included is one (1) Valentine themed FB Timeline cover with the image(s) of MY choice from your session.

This year’s minis will NOT be held in my backyard studio (that’s a long story… more to come on that later), so I will be holding them at “the field” which is located near Clairemont.  Just like last year I WILL be using the kissing booth, and I will have various props with me (heart glasses, signs, mustaches, red lipstick (for those fun “kisses on the face” photos), etc).

As with all of my minis, the spots available are sure to go quickly, so book your session today!!  Session times will be every 15 minutes between 8:30am – 10:00am on Sunday, January 26th and February 2nd.

A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required to book your session, and will be deducted from the balance due the day of your session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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