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    Jules


my crush | san diego child photographer

I just returned from the most amazing retreat with a very inspiring, giving, brilliant photographer… Barb Uil of Jinky Art.  She was everything I was hoping for and more!  We had LOTS of sessions throughout the workshop, but this post will share my very last frame of the day.  It’s probably my favorite and so worth the wait it took to get it.  I’ll be going through and working on many more favorites, but first I’m off to spend a fun day with Brooks.  Thank you Barb! xoxo

On the business side… I switched the first mini session date from the park to a family session (September 25 or 26).  It’s the last family session date that’s open for the rest of 2010.  There are only 2 mini session spots open on October 24th (3:50 and 4:10).  When those fill, I’ll be booked for the year!  Yippee!!!

Please contact me ASAP if you’re interested in one of the 3 openings.

I love this image so much … I couldn’t choose between color and bw so here are both!

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September 12, 2010 - 11:56 am

Jasmine - Gorgeous Jules! I can’t wait to see more from that workshop! Glad you had fun!

September 12, 2010 - 12:17 pm

Kelly - Wow Jules!! I remember how patiently you waited for this shot! It is absolutely breathtaking!!!! So amazing. Her mom is going to flip out!!! Truly amazing!

September 12, 2010 - 12:42 pm

Jobrina - Ummm, seriously Jules…..A.MAZ.ING!!!!! Absolutely breathtaking!!!!!!!!!!

September 12, 2010 - 2:27 pm

Karey - Wow! I’m so jealous you got to go to that workshop! This is unbelievable! Gorgeous shot!

September 12, 2010 - 3:07 pm

stephanie - JULES!!!! That is a gorgeous shot! Love them both!

September 12, 2010 - 3:50 pm

marla - So beautiful!! It was great to get to meet you. What a life changing experience! Hope to see you again

September 12, 2010 - 3:51 pm

Jolie - WOW WOW WOW! Stunning! Look at that light!

September 12, 2010 - 4:02 pm

Gail - *gulp*

September 12, 2010 - 4:15 pm

Jenny - Absolutely stunning – so excited you got to go to a Jinky workshop! 2011 for me hopefully! :)

September 12, 2010 - 5:03 pm

Elisa - so beautiful! happy you’re bday retreat was all that you hoped for!! ;) can’t wait to see more.

September 12, 2010 - 5:54 pm

Bethany - Incredible!

September 12, 2010 - 6:32 pm

traci - jules, this is amazing!!
i cannot wait to see the rest of your images!
idk which one i prefer, they are both stunning!!!

September 12, 2010 - 6:35 pm

Christina - A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! I absolutely love this in both bw and color! This girl’s mom is going to melt when she see’s this!!!!

September 12, 2010 - 6:56 pm

tamara - G O R G E O U S ! ! !
Can’t wait to see more of what you create!!

September 12, 2010 - 9:06 pm

Tara - I don’t even have words Jules. This takes my breath away. I want to be you when I grow up! ;)

September 12, 2010 - 9:06 pm

Tracey - Wow!! How I would love to get a shot like that! Beeeautiful!!!

September 12, 2010 - 9:15 pm

veronica starr - brilliant!!! so glad you had a good time!!! ;)

September 12, 2010 - 9:31 pm

Sylvia Borgo - Jules! This beautiful image is reflective of your talent. It is dreamy. It is art!

September 12, 2010 - 11:32 pm

jenberry - !!!!!i’m so jealous!!!!
this is amazing!!!
makes me even more sad I couldn’t go (no guilt intended)
spectacular light, emotion, colors.
WOW

September 13, 2010 - 2:46 am

Gina Oh - freaking PERFECT!!!!!!!! i love them both too! i want to see MORE MORE MORE!!

September 13, 2010 - 6:50 am

staci bailey - AMAZING!!! And how fun to do her workshop!!! I had the chance to go to one in MT that opened up…..but already went to another one this year in CA. >:( Hoping to maybe go to another one if she is in the States again!!!

September 13, 2010 - 7:41 am

maureenwilson - love it jules. totally gorgy.
can’t wait for you to share more!!
glad that you had any amazing time

September 13, 2010 - 11:37 am

Chesney - One word–MAGICAL!

September 13, 2010 - 12:49 pm

Rachel - wow, what perfection!

September 13, 2010 - 3:11 pm

Abbie McFarland - Oh, Jules….absolutely lovely!

September 13, 2010 - 5:03 pm

rebecca - wow! what an incredible shot! look forward to more of your images.

September 14, 2010 - 1:03 am

Gina Oh - i think i’ve come back and looked at this like 20x today… not kidding…

September 14, 2010 - 4:12 pm

Synda - That is one of the most stunning pictures I have every seen!!

September 14, 2010 - 4:51 pm

Stephanie - Hi there! What a GORGEOUS shot! Wow!! I was in one of the PA workshops. I coined the phrase “a jinky moment” and you certainly got just that. Perfection.

September 18, 2010 - 10:02 am

Robyn - These are gorgeous! So glad you had a good retreat!! Sounds and looks like it was to die for :)

September 21, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Sara - Fantastical! I wanna meet Barb Uil!!

June 30, 2011 - 6:03 am

san diego beach photographer | San Diego CA Newborn, Child, Senior & Family Portrait Photographer | Jules Trandem Photography - […] since Brooks saw the little girl on the horse from this beautiful field session, he has wanted to try the same thing.  We picked up some apples and carrots along the way to have […]

2010 holiday mini sessions | jules trandem photography

I am so excited to announce the dates for the holiday mini sessions.

I am planning these sessions at my favorite places to photograph in San Diego … the park, the field, and the beach.

If you’re looking for more than a mini, there are a few dates available for a full custom family session.   All holiday sessions need to be completed by November 15th and holiday print and card orders need to be in by December 1st.

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baby b | san diego newborn photographer

This is one of the beautiful newborn babies that I was able to photograph when I was on vacation this summer.  I joined up with Tamara Lalanne and Gina Maxine on a busy day with back to back newborn sessions.  They are a wonderful newborn team.  Thanks for including me in the fun!  I can’t wait for my next newborn session in San Diego this year.

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September 5, 2010 - 10:13 am

Tara - BEAUTIFUL!!!

September 5, 2010 - 10:35 am

Elisa - ah!! love them all!! :) what a cutie too!

September 5, 2010 - 10:42 am

megan - So sweet, Jules! I adore the quilt backdrop.

September 5, 2010 - 11:00 am

Robyn - Nice job on this sweet newborn Jules!

September 5, 2010 - 11:16 am

Christina - Nice work!!!!!

September 5, 2010 - 11:24 am

wendy - Oooh, love the one on the quilt! Beautiful job as always, Jules. :)

September 5, 2010 - 12:46 pm

Shannon Joy - Absolutely adorable, Jules!!

September 5, 2010 - 2:33 pm

maureenwilson - love the shot with the quilt. so cute. and how did I get sooo behind? off to check out more beautifulness!

September 5, 2010 - 3:06 pm

rebecca - so simple and sweet. love the quilt too. beautiful.

September 6, 2010 - 5:16 pm

Gretchen Davis - Beautiful! That quilt and your work is gorgeous!

September 7, 2010 - 7:41 pm

Amy - Absolutely *love* the quilt image! Gorgeous!

September 7, 2010 - 8:17 pm

Sylvia Borgo - GAH! I just LOOOOOVE this little one! ohh, the quilt image completely delights me!

September 8, 2010 - 12:56 pm

tamara - Beautiful! Still need to look at mine. Love the quilt too and your colors

September 8, 2010 - 7:38 pm

Jobrina - Oh Jules…..so precious!!!!! I adore that quilt one!!!! Bet mommy is head over heels about these!!!!!! ;-)

September 11, 2010 - 11:39 am

OHANA PHOTOGRAPHERS - these melt my heart! better not show kim she may get ideas ;)

jan and john | san diego photographer

Jan and John celebrated their wedding with close family and friends at the Rancho Bernardo Inn.  It was a beautiful ceremony and I was honored to be there to photograph their special day.  Jan’s son E was a very important part of this evening … you will quickly be able to tell that he was a favorite of mine!

Thank you so much for asking me to be a part of this wonderful day!  xoxo Jules

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August 29, 2010 - 11:59 am

Gretchen Davis - WOW wow wow! Gorgeous Jules!

August 29, 2010 - 5:23 pm

Christina - Wow, Jules!!! You rocked this event!!!!! I so wish I could do over my own wedding and hire you!

August 29, 2010 - 5:52 pm

Tara - Seriously Jules?!! I think it is time to start marketing for weddings more!! :) GORGEOUS!!

August 29, 2010 - 6:34 pm

Krystle - Oh my word! Gorgeous couple alert!! You rocked this wedding and I’m am positive they will LOVE these!

August 29, 2010 - 6:50 pm

laura - Jules – These are ALL amazing! That little boy is so precious and I adored the shot of him smiling HUGE during the ceremony. Gorgeous bride, adorable couple – FABULOUS photography!

August 29, 2010 - 8:20 pm

Laura - What beautiful moments you caught Jules! Such a gorgeous family too!!

August 29, 2010 - 8:56 pm

Kristyn LaPres - beautiful, Jules! love the color!

August 30, 2010 - 12:11 am

Janet Power - Jules, Stunning, beautiful & amazing. I love the moments you captured.

August 30, 2010 - 12:13 am

veronica starr - beautiful images!!! they look amazing!

August 30, 2010 - 10:25 am

Jan - Jules, what can we say other than THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! You did an amazing job and captured the day perfectly. We are so happy with pictures. All brides should be so lucky!

August 30, 2010 - 2:54 pm

Kelly Q - Absolutely stunning work! So beautiful!

August 30, 2010 - 5:26 pm

tamsen - Wow, this just blew me away! What an incredibly gorgeous bride! I love her dress, and that little boy is adorable!!!!

August 30, 2010 - 5:34 pm

Jobrina - Beautiful Photography!!!!!!! I can’t get over the look on her son’s face during the ceremony images, he looks SO happy and proud!!!!!!!

August 30, 2010 - 8:54 pm

Casey - What a beautiful family!!! I’m in love!! Great work Jules~

August 30, 2010 - 9:14 pm

Sylvia Borgo - absolutely gorgeous! what a handsome family they are! I love, love, love the images of their son during the ceremony. Gorgy work, Jules!

August 31, 2010 - 7:47 am

Mandy - What a beautiful bride! Love the ones of mother and son together :)

August 31, 2010 - 8:20 am

Stacey S - These are gorgeous Jules! Love the cute, cute expressions on the little boy’s face and him peeking out from the side of his mom.

August 31, 2010 - 8:30 am

Jenny - Your work is always stunning!!!!

August 31, 2010 - 9:47 am

Linsey - WOW! Oh my gosh! I love, love, LOVE these!!!! I can’t wait to see more weddings! You’ve got such a gorgeous style!

August 31, 2010 - 12:16 pm

Lindsay Koehler - What a great setting and great photos of a special day!

August 31, 2010 - 5:07 pm

Jolie - Beautiful job Jules!

September 1, 2010 - 5:26 am

Dana Monticelli - Beautiful job Jules!

September 1, 2010 - 7:06 am

Kristy S - So sweet! these are beautiful!

September 1, 2010 - 8:25 am

stephanie greenwell - jules, these are awesome!!! very beautiful couple and the one with the son holding the rings, so very sweet.

September 3, 2010 - 7:25 am

Casey - Beautiful family and gorgeous captures! I love weddings! Congratulations!

September 6, 2010 - 6:46 am

traci - beautiful images jules!!
i love the ones with the boy watching them during the ceremony!
you did an amazing job with capturing the day!

September 6, 2010 - 4:26 pm

Jill Vander Zwaag - Seriously Amazing!!! You really should do weddings!!!!

September 8, 2010 - 9:13 pm

Amber Ellis - Your work is STUNNING!! I love reading your blog and seeing your gorgeous photography. So fresh and clean!

October 21, 2010 - 2:42 am

Sandy - MAGNIFIQUE & SUBLIME !!bravo!!!

back to school … kindergarten style | san diego child photographer

With such great anticipation, Brooks started Kindergarten on Wednesday.  It was such a proud, sweet moment for me to hold his hand in line as he waited for his teacher to open the door.

No hesitation.  No hint of being shy.  No fear.  His smile was HUGE!  The only small tear I got was from how proud I was to watch him walk in his room with great confidence.  He’s ready to take it all in and be the best little kindergartener he can be.

I didn’t bring my camera to his classroom door, so I’m sharing a back to school session we did last weekend.  We went out to our favorite field and had some fun!

Hope you had a great week!  xoxo

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Brooks’ favorite song this summer was ‘california gurls’!   ooohh, oohhh … can’t you totally hear him singing?!

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Rockin’ out!

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August 27, 2010 - 6:57 am

Tara - Can I please tell you how in love I am with Brooks?! He is such a cutie pie I just want to smoosh his cheeks! :) Haha! He will someday have such an amazing collection of AH-MAZING pictures of his childhood and what a cool thing to know that they were all taken by his talented mother! :) I hope you are well! :)

August 27, 2010 - 7:09 am

Jasmine - First off…You are amazing! And you rock at capturing great light! Secondly…your son is the cutest ever! What fun shots and what a great way to capture this time! The one of him dancing on the desk made me giggle! Fabulous fabulous shots Jules!!

August 27, 2010 - 9:03 am

Jolie - I’m in love with B too. I could just eat his freckles up. I Love them! And Jules you are such an awesome storyteller with your images. Sigh…

August 27, 2010 - 9:24 pm

Jobrina - OK seriously!!! How freaking adorable!!!!! Brooks is gonna have such an amazing year, can’t wait to hear how his first week went!!! And I can’t wait for the day when we can actually get the two of our boys together…..lightsabers and all!!!! ;-)

August 27, 2010 - 10:14 pm

Sylvia Borgo - Gorgeous boy! Gorgeous images, Jules! You are one-of-a-kind!

August 28, 2010 - 3:41 pm

Bethany - AMAZING! I really love these, you just keep getting better and better even when it doesn’t seem like that is possible. Give Brooks hugs and kisses from us.

August 28, 2010 - 11:39 pm

Krista Campbell - Love how you captured his joy!

August 30, 2010 - 6:46 am

Nicki - Could he be more adorable?? These are amazing!! I want that desk ;)

August 30, 2010 - 8:21 pm

The Rancher's Wife Kate - Jules I just love these pictures! Where did you find those shoes? I want some for my boys!!! I have three of them you know. :)
Oh I want to chat with you about this session. I just love love love it.

September 3, 2010 - 8:51 am

Jayme Franklin - Jules- Oh my gosh these photos made me giggle with delight! You are my hero with how you rock your camera.

January 21, 2011 - 7:16 am

beach and child photographer san diego | San Diego CA Newborn, Child, Senior & Family Portrait Photographer | Jules Trandem Photography - […] Joy!  My blog is filled with joy … my favorite might be Brooks’ back to school session. […]