Hire Your Personal Vacation Photographer in San Diego


Vacation photography in San Diego
Solana Beach | Family Photography

Vacation photographer for trip to San Diego, serving all visitors and travelers. 

If you are visiting our sunny beaches, parks, city, or are here for conference, or business I invite you to capture your visit through your personalized photo session.  Add a professional photographer to your to-do list when planning a trip to San Diego.

I listed below many iconic photography spots to capture beautiful vacation portraits of you in San Diego, they are easily accessible with beautiful backdrops. 

Find tips on when to book your session, how to get ready for your session, best timing.

It’s easy to book your session online.

CALL TODAY (858) 876-8199

Best photography locations in San Diego County.

Torrey Pines State Beach

Torrey Pines State Beach –  beautiful hikes for sightseeing, walks on sandy beaches is great for travelers. This beach could be an option for visitors staying in Hilton La Jolla, The lodge at Torrey Pines, La Estanica La Jolla Hotel & Spa and Shreaton La Jolla Hotel.

You can also consider Torrey Pines Gliderport, with the best ocean views in San Diego (has free parking). Views to south are of La Jolla and Del Mar to the north.  Stunning backdrops are great for your vacation photography session. 

San Diego Maternity Photography Beach
San Diego Beach Photography – Torrey Pines State Beach

La Jolla Beaches  | La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Beaches are great for photography with their tide pools, big waves and parks. Lot’s of locations to choose from such as Windandsea beach, La Jolla Children’s Pool, La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Shores, Ellen Browning Scripps Park. Beaches can get busy during tourist season, so you will need to arrive early.

These beaches are easily accessible from these hotels: Grande Colonial, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla Cove Suits, Empress hotel of La Jolla, Pantai Inn, La Jolla Village Lodge, La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. 

Coronado Island Beach

Coronado Beach has perfect natural light just before the sunset, with endless sandy beaches, great for swimming or surfing and beautiful backdrop of Hotel Del Coronado.  This location is a great options for guests in Glorietta Bay Inn, Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa, or El Cordova Hotel. Best time to shoot is about an hour before the sunset. Please bring a sweater or jacket, after the sunset in fall and winter it can get cold. 

Coronado beach
Photography at Coronado beach, Hotel Del Coronado

It’s easy to book your session online.

CALL TODAY (858) 876-8199


Balboa Park

While visiting San Diego, don’t forget to plan a day in Balboa Park. The park has a range of activities. Visit the beautiful botanical gardens, exhibits at Air & Space museum, Museum of photographic arts, Spanish Village Ar Center, The Old Globe, Largest outdoor organ, lots of hiking trails, five playgrounds for kids, and much, much more. 

Balboa Park Family Photography
Balboa Park Family Photography
Balboa Park | Family Photography
Balboa Park | Children Photography
Balboa Park | Maternity Photography
Balboa Park | Maternity Photography

It’s easy to book your session online.

CALL TODAY (858) 876-8199

North Country San Diego

I am located in North County San Diego which offers pristine sandy beaches, less crowds, accessible beaches and parks for vacation photography.

Del Mar Beach

Del Mar Beach is just beautiful – it has a dog-friendly beach at the north end of Del Mar. Powerhouse Park has a  nice grassy area just above the beach with restrooms and showers nearby. After the session you can visit local restaurants. Powerhouse Park has summer twilight concerts so this may not be an option during this time.

Del Mar Beach Family Photography
Del Mar Beach Photography

Solana Beach

Solana Beach has amazing photography backdrop of cliffs, with easy beach access, plenty of parking. Grassy area is around Fletcher Cove with easy access to the beach, restrooms and showers. Park at Fletcher Cove may not be available for photo sessions during Summer Concerts at the Cove.

Cardiff By the Sea

Cardiff By The Sea has it all – lagoons, parks, sandy beaches. Beaches stretch for miles great for beach photography on the low tide, with beautiful tide pools.


I live in Encinitas which has a laid back scene, amazing beaches and beautiful bluffs – perfect for photography sessions. Moonlight beach has easy access from parking lot, but can get crowded in summer.

View Behind the Scenes: Encinitas Beach Photography at Swami’s State Beach


Carlsbad offers many beaches for photography sessions – Tamarack State Beach, South Ponto Beach where you can find your own spot for a photography session.


Oceanside has about 3.5 miles of white sandy beaches and has one of the longest piers on the West Coast.

Check out: My Family Photography Sessions Pricing and Portfolio

I also offer Gift Certificates, which are perfect gift for anyone who loves photography.

When should you book my session? 

Make your reservations early, specially during Holiday season, November and December, spaces are limited.

If you book you session at the start of your trip, you get an opportunity to discover San Diego with your photographer, who may suggest their perspective on where to visit, what to eat and where to go.

Photosession is a great start to your vacation. 

How to get ready for your session.

Find all the details in my session guide. Don’t worry I’ll guide you step-by-step through the photoshoot, so you can relax, have fun, and be yourself.

I personalize each session and based on your preferences, and your thoughts. 

What is the best time for photoshoot?

The best time to schedule a family photography session is the Golden Hour, which is the first hour of light after sunrise, or last hour before the sunset

Golden Hour is known among photographers for it’s special warm light qualities. The effects of the golden light present on the subject, the landscape, the sky and over the sea enables myriad of creative possibilities.

We would meet  at sunrise, or an hour prior to sunset. It leaves ample time to get setup, walk to the beach, or park and have a memorable session.

I will balance the Golden Hour with the tides, clouds to make sure we have an optimal experience.

How to dress?

Simply start with one piece and build the wardrobe around it.

Make sure the outfits are comfortable to wear. 

However, whatever you bring make sure it is clean and ironed. If your clothes are wrinkled and stained this will show up in the photos.

Accessories can be fun to add – hats, scarves, etc.

If you are not sure just contact me.


Styling: Allow enough time to plan the outfits.

Hydrate: Drink plenty of water prior to the session, to help your skin to glow.

Haircut: If you are considering haircut before the session, do it at least a week before.

Clothing: Choose clothes that fit and compliment you, if you are unsure, consider a stylist.

Food: Bring some snacks, and water, specially for those little ones.

Directions: Check the directions to the location prior to the session and make sure you know how to get there.

Sunrise/Sunset: Can be cold during winter months, please bring some jackets just in case.

Check out: My Family Photography Sessions Pricing and Portfolio

I also offer Gift Certificates, which are perfect gift for anyone who loves photography.


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San Diego Portrait Photographer.

Servicing cities of Carlsbad, Oceanside, La Costa, Leucadia, Vista, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Cardiff By the Sea, Del Mar, La Jolla, Bird Rock, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, Point Loma, Coronado, Imperial Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido, San Marcos, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Pensquitos, 4S Ranch, Olivenhain, Santaluz, La Mesa, Chula Vista, Escondido.

Siobhan Gazur Photography

153 South Sierra Ave #462
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Phone: (858) 876-8199