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    I am frequently in Santa Barbara visiting family ... please email me for SB session dates.

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    Jules


inspired by friendship | san diego family photographer

A couple of weeks ago when I was in Santa Barbara, I was able to take a day to visit with a couple of photographer friends near San Luis Obispo.  We spent to morning with two of the cutest newborns (I’ll share those sessions a little later) and the evening with Gina and two of her kiddos.  Gina is the amazing photographer behind  Gina Maxine Photography.  She has brilliant and beautiful work.  I was so excited to do this for her!  We didn’t have a lot of time for her family session before the sun went down, but I love what I have!  Gina and I already have plans to work together soon when she’s in San Diego this fall.  xoxo  Jules

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August 22, 2010 - 1:00 pm

Jolie - GET OUT OF TOWN! These are FABULOUS!

August 22, 2010 - 1:12 pm

Nancy - These are absolute dreaminess. Beautiful work, Jules! The last image is just so emotional and gorgeous!!

August 22, 2010 - 1:26 pm

Gina Oh | Gina Maxine Photography - i am seriously in tears!! these are so beautiful. you have given me a gift that i will treasure FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you x a billion!!!!!!!!

August 22, 2010 - 1:59 pm

tamara - These are beautiful. Adore the 7th one of charlotte and the first. So many great ones. Like Gina said these are treasures. I wish I could have come too.

August 22, 2010 - 1:59 pm

Natalie - just fabulous! What wonderful, beautiful work Jules!

August 22, 2010 - 2:13 pm

Dana Monticelli - Gorgeous stunning work Jules!!

August 22, 2010 - 2:32 pm

Renee W - These are absolutely beautiful!!!

August 22, 2010 - 3:02 pm

Jobrina - Oh Jules, I’ve got to agree with the above…these are soooo dreamy!!!! They look so creamy, beautiful work as always and love how you always capture such amazing emotion!!!!!!

August 22, 2010 - 3:31 pm

Linh - Gorgeous! Beautiful light and emotion in your work!

August 22, 2010 - 3:41 pm

Janet Power - Your work is so amazing and your use of light is beautiful.

August 22, 2010 - 3:56 pm

Christina - Wow, wow, wow! I love the golden tones of the field. My dream location!!!! Your talent brought out the best in everything!

August 22, 2010 - 4:07 pm

Sari - The light in these is amazing! Gorgeous shots!!

August 22, 2010 - 4:47 pm

Tracey - Absolutely stunning Jules!!

August 22, 2010 - 5:14 pm

megan - They are all so beautiful, Jules. But that last one…oh, I want a photo just like that of me with both of my kids. So perfect.

August 22, 2010 - 5:54 pm

Kristy - Oh Jules!! They are amazing. You nailed the light as usual. I LOVE the moments you captured with Gina in them too. So sweet. Gina, you are stunning my sweet friend!!

August 22, 2010 - 6:07 pm

Sara - Yep, gorgy! Love that light….it so rocks! Beautiful lady with her gorgeous kiddies.

August 22, 2010 - 8:43 pm

stephanie greenwell - very beautiful lighting, jules! love them!

August 22, 2010 - 11:13 pm

veronica starr - just amazing!!! they are so beautiful!

August 23, 2010 - 12:24 pm

Linsey - Beautiful as always!!!! I love the light shinning through the tall grass! Totally precious!

August 23, 2010 - 2:00 pm

maureenwilson - These are beyond gorgeous!! love the location. Can’t wait to see more from the day!!

December 14, 2010 - 11:51 pm

gina - i just printed the last photo 24×30 :)

January 14, 2011 - 9:38 am

san diego family photographer fifty-two fridays | San Diego CA Newborn, Child, Senior & Family Portrait Photographer | Jules Trandem Photography - [...] Maxine…she is a fantastic central coast photographer.  I did a quick little session with her family this summer that is one of my favorites!  We are already planning my family session with her this summer.  I [...]

January 23, 2011 - 10:36 pm

Gina Oh - i just looked at these again, giggle… damn, i just read your entire blog again… my fav today is the rose parade post…

January 30, 2011 - 9:18 pm

san diego beach photographer | San Diego CA Newborn, Child, Senior & Family Portrait Photographer | Jules Trandem Photography - [...] that I have photographed since summer.  If you want, you can check out the other posts … Gina, Sylvia, Tiffany, and [...]

the haux family | san diego family photographer

I know I say this all the time, but ‘I LOVE this family’!  The youngest of these handsome guys was one of my first graders a couple years ago.  He is the sweetest, smartest young man … totally kept me on my toes.  I have adored getting to know the whole family.  Their mom is one of a kind.  She is always so thoughtful, giving and loving… and gorgeous!  Even though I no longer have her child in my class, I love our morning hellos and afternoon visits.

We tried to schedule the Haux family session earlier in the summer, but our timing didn’t work out.  When she contacted me again to let me know that all 3 boys would be in San Diego one weekend, Brooks and I took a break from our Santa Barbara vacation to come home and do this session.  We’ll make sure to get dad in on the action next time.

I’m putting together their holiday card order tonight and it will be here by the weekend!  I can’t wait to see them.  She ordered one of my favorite designs from my new holiday templates … just gorgeous!  I’m a little jealous that she’s already checked cards off of her holiday to-do list.

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August 17, 2010 - 8:13 pm

Amy Lemaniak - Oh Jules, these are BEAUTIFUL!! That mama is SO gorgeous and her boys are just adorable as heck!

August 17, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Amy Lemaniak - These are so beautiful, Jules! Gorgeous session!

August 18, 2010 - 4:42 am

Sara - Way to go, Jules! Gorgeous!

August 18, 2010 - 5:20 am

Dana Monticelli - What a beautiful family! Great job Jules!

August 18, 2010 - 8:14 am

Casey - Jules you did another fabulous job!! I bet she is one happy mama! She has some very handsome men!

August 18, 2010 - 5:35 pm

tamsen - I love oyur style, very nice images!

August 18, 2010 - 6:13 pm

Christina - Excellent, excellent, excellent!!! Love your focus and clarity!!!!

August 18, 2010 - 10:34 pm

Tracy - What a beautiful family. Jules the colors in these are amazing. Love them all but I really love the mom with the two boys. Just gorgeous.

August 18, 2010 - 11:44 pm

veronica starr - GREAT looking family!!! images are just perfect :)

August 19, 2010 - 7:22 am

Tina Ryan - Love this set Jules! That mom is one lucky duck to have such beautiful images.

August 19, 2010 - 9:28 am

Sari - Beautiful images Jules!!

August 19, 2010 - 3:53 pm

Jobrina - I love pictures of mama’s and her boys, such a special bond they share! Beautiful images Jules!

August 20, 2010 - 5:09 am

lindsay koehler - I love a family of boys!! I have all boys! these are great! you really captured them as a happy family!!

August 20, 2010 - 10:55 am

maureenwilson - Look at those handsome boys!!

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August 20, 2010 - 9:14 pm

Sylvia Borgo - What a beautiful family! Perfect images, Jules! As a mom of 2 boys, I just have to say, these really warm my heart!

August 21, 2010 - 9:42 am

jenberry - i love the last two shots of the boys. they look so natural. so happy. way to go on getting a true, sweet reaction from boys. says a lot about you. i bet mom is thrilled.

August 21, 2010 - 10:17 pm

Janet Power - Love the moments you captured. Such a beautiful family full of smiles. Perfection.

August 24, 2010 - 7:32 am

Gretchen Davis - Wonderful! You are SO good at families! I love the clarity in these!

the thompsons | san diego family photographer

The Thompsons chose the beautiful Balboa Park in downtown San Diego for their family portrait session.  I always love going to Balboa Park … everywhere you look … it’s gorgeous.  My challenge for the morning was to keep up with little J (I think I did a pretty good job).  She loved exploring and discovering and hunting down squirrels.  Ms. N is a dream!  She is so thoughtful and kind and an amazing big sister.  I really enjoyed photographing her.  Thank you Thompson family for the fun morning!  I’m so glad to have met you!

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August 14, 2010 - 8:26 am

Hillary - Awww…love the third one from the bottom! and beautiful young ladies in the last one…so sweet Jules!

August 14, 2010 - 8:41 am

Sara - Beautiful stuff, Jules. Love all the purple and yellow. Gorgeous family.

August 14, 2010 - 10:28 am

Christina - Great shoot! What a lovely family! Those girls are adorable!

August 14, 2010 - 12:33 pm

Patricia Rossi - Love these Jules…..such a beautiful family, and love the color pop!

August 14, 2010 - 7:40 pm

Kellie - ahhh, Jules! you rock. loved working with you!! you really captured such wonderful pictures!

August 16, 2010 - 3:35 pm

Jobrina - Beautiful!!!!! And those girls have GORGEOUS eyes!!!!!!

August 17, 2010 - 6:28 am

Linsey - Just gorgeous!!!! So pretty!!! I especially love the one of the dad throwing the little girl up in the air and the one of the little girl hiding behind the dad. So cute!

interviewed by the lovely wendy | san diego photographer

Wendy was taking the Bloom Workshop when I first met her and her gorgeous photography and beautiful blog.  I was thrilled when she asked me to be a part of her ’20 on Tuesday’… a wonderful chance to get to know photographers better.  Go check out the interview over on Wendy’s Blog.  I know you’ll end up staying a while to check out her beautiful work.

Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity!

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This little cutie was the ring bearer at a wedding I photographed last month in San Diego.  I can’t wait to show you the whole gorgeous post!  Soon!!

If you didn’t get a chance to see my first interview earlier this summer, you can find it over at the Bloom Workshop Blog.

August 10, 2010 - 5:46 pm

Christina - Oh, I need to see your wedding post asap! I have my 1st wedding shoot in 2 weeks!

August 10, 2010 - 5:53 pm

wendy - Thank you for the interview, Jules! I hope to one day be able to meet you in person. Until then we’ll virtually hang at Bloom. :)

August 11, 2010 - 10:56 am

Rachel - just want to say i love your photos. i am a budding photographer, came across your blog somehow and now can’t help but follow. thanks for sharing interviews, tips and most of all images!

August 11, 2010 - 11:15 am

The Rancher's Wife Kate - Jules I loved reading your interview. I now have a new blog to add to my bloglist. It was great to see Wendy’s work!

August 11, 2010 - 9:23 pm

Sylvia Borgo - Jules, your intervies was great!!! Yeah, you!

August 12, 2010 - 9:41 pm

Gina Oh | Gina Maxine Photography - awesome interview, Jules. many more to come, i’m sure of it…

August 12, 2010 - 10:48 pm

Krista Campbell - Jules, your photography is gorgeous and I love following your blog. I’m a busy single mommy to a sweet but spunky 3-year-old, a Kindergarten teacher and a photographer. Love seeing other successful single moms….. you rock! ;)

August 13, 2010 - 10:22 am

veronica starr - GREAT!!!! interview! Jules you are just oozing with talent!!!

August 17, 2010 - 6:30 am

Linsey - When I see this picture, all I can say is “Wow!” I can’t wait to see the rest. GREAT interview too! I was a big Alex fan too! :o)

December 14, 2010 - 8:57 am

AmyMae - hey there cutie! what a little lady killer. is that a squirt gun in his hand? *laughs*

the hamanns part 2 | san diego family photographer

Here is the second post of this gorgeous extended family session.  The kiddos from this group were so cooperative and fun to work with … I especially loved photographing this beautiful little girl.  Loved her gorgeous eyes and sweet smile.  The oldest grandchild in this group just graduated from high school and is off to college in a couple weeks.  I photographed his senior session last fall and can’t believe it’s already time for him to leave San Diego and start college.

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August 7, 2010 - 1:35 pm

Jobrina - I “adore” the Grandparents/Grandchildren shot, they will cherish these forever!!! And love your b&w processing Jules, so crisp!!!!!

August 9, 2010 - 8:52 pm

Kathy - What a beautiful family!!! I love that little girls smile… so so sweet :) Gorgeous pictures.

August 10, 2010 - 9:36 am

shannon harrison - i could stare at that 1st one forever! beautiful Jules!

August 10, 2010 - 9:50 am

jen berry - that first shot is mesmerizing. you are on fire. i love that you have so many diverse posts. you nail all the family shots, but you also get all the moments in between.

August 11, 2010 - 9:24 pm

Sylvia Borgo - Beautiful family! And your BWs are to die for!