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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

September 2015 Holiday Mini Sessions

September is one my favorite months 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.

My twenty-minute mini sessions are great for photos of couples, just the kids, or single-families (Mom, Dad, and the kiddos).  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 also be including 1 ten 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 is $150.00 (plus sales tax).

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.  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

 

WHEN: Saturday, September 13th

TIMES:

5:30pm {10 Minute Mini Mini} – BOOKED
5:40pm
6:00pm
6:20pm

 

WHEN: Saturday, September 26th

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

 

 

Old Poway Park

 

WHEN: Sunday, September 20th

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

 

 

Seaside Sofa Sessions in Pacific Beach

 

WHEN: Sunday, September 27th

TIMES:
4:40pm {10 Minute Mini Mini}BOOKED
4:50pm -BOOKED
5:10pm – BOOKED
5:30pm BOOKED
5:50pm – BOOKED
6:10pm – BOOKED

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Back 2 School Mini Sessions 2015

 

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 come home and thinking, “was this taken right after recess?”.

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 8:30-10:00am on Saturday, and each session time is good for up to 2 kiddos only.  As with all of my minis, sessions will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis, and generally fill up quickly.  If Saturday fills up, I will add a 2nd date on Sunday, September 6th.

To book your session, 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 the day of your session.

 

 

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Lemonade Stand Picture Parties

 

Lemonade Stand Picture Parties (previously known as Playgroup Picture Parties), for those of you who aren’t familiar with them, are a GREAT way to get a handful of beautiful images of your kids (kiddos only, NO families please) in a fun setting!

Here’s how it works… your playgroup/Mom’s group/group of friends, etc would schedule the party on a morning of your choice at a local San Diego park.  While the kids in your playgroup are playing, I will take one child aside at a time (or more if there are siblings) and spend up to 5 minutes with each child taking their picture in front of/on my lemonade stand.  Once they’re done, they would join their friends for more play time while I take another kiddo aside to take their picture.  I will do this with each child until every kiddo has had a turn.

The cost per child is only $10.00.  The playgroup captain/picture party organizer will be responsible for collecting the money for each child whose picture is being taken, and also for keeping a roster of which child is next so that things run smoothly & quickly.  To book a Lemonade Stand Picture Party you will need to have between 10-24 kiddos participating.

Within 14 days of your party I will forward the playgroup captain/picture party organizer a password protected online gallery for her to share with everyone in your group.  This gallery will include approximately 5 images of each child who attended the picture party.  Each Mom will then have the option of purchasing prints, canvases,  digital download that includes all of the high-resolution images of your child(ren) + print release, or single high-res files of specific images + print release (sent via email delivery), directly from your online gallery.  There is NO obligation for purchases after the picture party!!

Picture parties will be held in June, July & the 1st half of August only, before my busy season starts!!  KIDDOS SIX MONTHS AND OLDER/INDEPENDENT SITTERS ONLY PLEASE!

If you have questions, or to book your playgroup’s party, please email me at:  tessa@grinandshareitphoto.com

 

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WildFlower Minis

Cost: $295.00 (plus tax)

 

It’s time for some of my favorite sessions of the year… my Wild Flower Mini Sessions are back!  These gorgeous yellow flowers only bloom once a year and they last for about 3 weeks, but that’s only part of what makes these sessions so special.  April 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 (individual families of up to 6 people only {Mom, Dad, and kiddos} NO extended family members please), milestones, and most especially, Mommy & Me photos.  These 30 minute mini sessions include a 21 day private online gallery & approximately 20 beautiful high-resolution images on CD w/ print release.

To book your session, please email me at: tessa@grinandshareitphoto.com.  A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your session, and as always with 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:
Monday, March 30th at 6:30pmBOOKED
Wednesday, April 1st at 6:30pmBOOKED
Thursday, April 2nd at 6:30pm – BOOKED
Saturday, April 4th at 6:30pmBOOKED
Monday, April 6th at 6:30pm BOOKED
Tuesday, April 7th at 6:30pm
Wednesday, April 8th at 6:30pm – BOOKED

 

 

 

 

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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 – BOOKED
9:30am – BOOKED

 

WHEN: Sunday, November 16th

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

 

WHEN: Sunday, November 30th

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

 

FIELD MINI MINIS {Clairemont Area}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN: Saturday, November 8th

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

WHEN: Sunday, November 23rd

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

 

URBAN {Little Italy} 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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