Custom themed portraits available!

For the past few years I have been making these themed portraits for my kids’ birthday invites and it has been really fun to set up backdrops and lights and figure out how to make the photo look as cool as possible. With my wife nudging me and the response I have gotten I think I should probably open this concept up to others and see if anyone else would be interested in having them done as well. Here are the photos I’ve done and some of the original set photos to see what we start with.

This was the first time I did something like this for Josh’s third birthday. (music themed) Thankfully he was totally game for posing!
Spider Man! He was so obsessed with this costume he totally wore it out. Really glad we got to use it for this shot and I even printed it out as a poster and its still hanging in his room!
The set up shot. Pulled my closet door off and laid it in the front yard. Probably should have cleaned the mirror first but oh well!

The Jedi! He had a broken arm in a cast for this one hence the awkward saber hold. With an Obi-wan costume and moms sweater draped over his head I really love how this one turned out.
Older brother finally got his chance! With Covid and his choice to go to Lego Land instead of a party he missed out on photo edits for a few years. This one was tricky with his desire to be a very specific character from Star Wars. A character that has only been seen in cartoons and is usually wearing a helmet how was I gonna pull this off!? Well I figured the best I could do was photoshop his head onto an existing photo. Thankfully I found this perfect image that’s actually a 3D render of the character. Contacted the creator and he was kind enough to let me use the photo! Once again used a mom sweater for the neck and it worked perfectly!

Looking forward to the future years of making these and hopefully I can get to do some for people other than my own kids!

Price Family 2019

Had a great evening at the San Clemente pier dodging other family photo shoots and enjoying the sunset. Seriously its not surprising there are so many photographers in the area with locations like this. I feel so lucky to say that this is one of my regular photo spots.



2019 Round Up

Well it’s been a long time coming and wow am I bad at keeping up with this thing. My last post was almost a year ago! Things have been really busy in the photography world for me lately and I love it! Here’s just some random trips and photo sessions that I’ve had this year. Can’t wait to share more of the recent sessions after the holidays.


Me and my wife did a whirlwind weekend trip to Guatemala for a friends wedding. No sleep, crazy driving in the city and wonderful friends. It was a great and exhausting trip. 


Well we mostly stayed in Bishop and did a ton of driving to and from the foothills of Yosemite. But it was a great and busy trip and family reunion.

Random photo sessions!

Here are a few randoms from some family sessions. And also a couple maternity photos of Alex. Baby boy #3 on the way!

San Clemente Pier family session

Finally late enough in the year where I can start sharing photos from the Christmas sessions!  I’ll share a separate post with a roundup, but sharing this session for now.
This one was  a fun shoot down at San Clemente Pier with a coworker of mine, her husband and little Aveline. Aveline was so good for the first 15 minutes then hit the inevitable “I’m over this” wall. Which I secretly love just because those photos of parents pleading with their kids to smile and stay put for just one more photo show the reality of parenting.  Also had the boys and Alex with me down there: of course Josh had to  proceed to fall over in the waves and make mom run in with her shoes on to get him (hence the photo of a pantsless Josh). KIDS!  But it was a great evening at the beach and a reminder of why I can never leave Southern California: photos at the beach in December!


Competitive baby tossing and cuteness overload.

A late post but one of my absolute favorites from the busy Christmas season. If you know me or have been following my photography, then you already know my connection with this wonderful family. And now they have a seriously adorable little Cameron May who is just as photogenic and smiley as mom and dad (even when she’s flying through the air) Which brings me to Competitive Baby Tossing. I have had multiple dads toss their little ones during photo shoots. Some just barely leave dads hands and some go soaring into the sky while mom looks on with terrified eyes. But none have done it with close to as much style as baby Cameron. I mean seriously, it looks like I photoshopped her into the photo. I love it. Looking forward to watching this family grow through the coming years and love that I’ve been a part of it for so long already!

Laguna Sunsets


The main reason I can no longer do mini shoots. How am I supposed to stop taking photos when I have such a great location and subjects!? It’s always a gamble with beach photos and sunsets. A lot of times it can be overcast and cold. Well Southern California cold. But there are times when the lighting and everything just seems to come together. I absolutely love those moments when I’m shooting and I am immediately excited to see the final product when I get home. Got to shoot a wonderful family with two little boys who were awesomely adventurous and smiley (thanks to ice cream bribes). It’s evenings like these that make me realize why it costs so damn much to live where we live.



With the sun setting fast and our initial location being too dark to shoot in, we all jumped in the car and took a quick ride down the road.  Thankfully our last minute change led to a great little path and hillside to snap a few shots.  I’m also thankful that it doesn’t take much to make this wonderful little family look good, especially when Megan is such a great stylist for her beautiful family!