Why Your Business Needs a Personal Brand Photographer
Mallory Kessel Photo Blog
by Mallory Kessel
1M ago
In today's visually driven world, brand photography is no longer a luxury — it's a necessity. As a personal brand photographer, I've seen firsthand how high-quality images can transform a business's online presence, engage their target audience, and build trust. First, let’s discuss the difference between brand photography and personal brand photography. Brand vs. Personal Brand A brand is how people see and feel about what you do and what you offer. It’s built from all the little interactions and experiences people have with your business over time. Your brand is more than just a snazzy logo ..read more
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High School Senior Portraits at Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego, California
Mallory Kessel Photo Blog
by Mallory Kessel
2M ago
Picture this: a crisp morning at Mission Trails Regional Park, views of a lush green and gold landscape as far as the eye can see, and the laughter of a family savoring the moment. That's the vibe we brought to Mission Trails during Sara's high school graduation portrait session. As a photographer, this is what I live for! Connecting with people, capturing memories in beautiful places, and creating a safe space for creativity. A Family Adventure Joining us on this adventure were Sara's sister and mom, Rochelle. I first met their family when I had the honor of capturing Rochelle's wedding to he ..read more
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How to Get Married at the San Diego Courthouse
Mallory Kessel Photo Blog
by Mallory Kessel
3M ago
So, you’re tying the knot in beautiful San Diego and you’re considering the charm and simplicity of a courthouse wedding. Well, let me tell you, you’re onto something truly special! Picture this: the gentle breeze of the San Diego Bay, the scent of saltwater in the air, and the promise of forever swirling around you. Nestled along the harbor with breathtaking views, this picturesque setting sets the stage for a day you'll cherish forever. The grounds boast picturesque fountains, gardens, and even a café for those pre-wedding bites. Picture-perfect, right? As an experienced photographer capturi ..read more
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Graduation Portrait Session at Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego, California
Mallory Kessel Photo Blog
by Mallory Kessel
4M ago
So, picture this: It's a crisp morning in San Diego, the sun gently kissing the lush greenery of Mission Trails Regional Park. I'm on a mission (hehe), eyes peeled for the perfect spot for Olivia's much-anticipated graduation portrait session. And let me tell you, when I stumbled upon the lushest, greenest field Olivia dreamed of, I knew we were in for something truly magical. A Fairytale Vision Olivia's email landed in my inbox like a breath of fresh air. Her vision was clear: a whimsical setting featuring the colors of spring in San Diego. She is going to study ancient history in college an ..read more
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Personal Brand Headshots for Karen Thrall, a Business Coach and Author in San Diego, California
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6M ago
“I don't fit the mold of 'corporate executive'” Meet Karen Thrall, an executive coach, corporate trainer, business consultant, and author! She does it all! She is coming out with a new book and needed updated portraits for the book jacket and to represent her brand on the web. Being in front of the camera is typically nerve-wracking for her (like myself and many others), but once we started shooting, all of that melted away! We laughed, got to know each other, and created some killer portraits. Her partner Corey was also there for support, to play DJ, and help me rearrange some furniture - wha ..read more
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Sierra and Steven’s Surprise Marriage Proposal at Torrey Pines in Del Mar, California
Mallory Kessel Photo Blog
by Mallory Kessel
7M ago
Love at sea… Another chapter in Sierra and Steven’s love story has begun. They met last October on a cargo ship they both worked on and made it official in June of this year. They are long distance but have been making it work and going strong clearly! Steven made his way to California to spend the week with his girl and brought a special gift with him - an engagement ring! I hopped on a call with Steven and his mom ahead of time to go over the plan and answer any questions they had. The incoming rain showers were a concern but we chose a date and time that seemed safe and crossed our fingers ..read more
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Kylie and Michael’s Marriage Proposal on the Beach at the Alila Marea Resort in Encinitas, California
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by Mallory Kessel
8M ago
“He’s her lobster.” Kylie and Michael traveled from Florida to San Diego for a weekend getaway with more in store than just the beach and sun. Michael had a vision of getting down on one knee at the Alila Marea Beach Resort at sunset and asking the love of his life to marry him. When I scoped out the location ahead of time, I sent him a few options, one being the large patio below the resort near the beach. The views were impeccable and it was an unbeatable choice. Four years ago, Michael met Kylie on Hinge. She is an animal trainer who loves Friends, GOT, hockey, and the Jonas Brothers. I lo ..read more
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Intimate Waterfront Courthouse Wedding with Judith and Mitch in Downtown San Diego
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by Mallory Kessel
9M ago
In the heart of sunny San Diego at the waterfront courthouse, we find ourselves in the midst of a beautiful love story. As a San Diego elopement and couples photographer, I was honored to capture the courthouse elopement of Judith and Mitch. Their journey began on Hinge and blossomed into an extraordinary love story. They quickly fell head over heels for each other, met each other’s families, moved into a shared apartment, and merged their two lives into one. Judith and I first met at a Friendsgiving celebration hosted by a mutual friend in November of 2021. An instant connection was forged a ..read more
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Branding Portraits with Erika Eberhart of Betty Moon Studios at Gud Times Studio in La Mesa, California
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by Mallory Kessel
9M ago
Capturing botanical beauty… Southern California, known for its stunning landscapes and vibrant artistic community, is home to some of the most talented creatives I’ve ever known. Erika Eberhart, the founder of Betty Moon Studios, is no exception. Erika is a gifted botanical artist and bouquet preservationist who recently relocated to Oceanside, California from Hawaii. We share the same business coach, Justine Mulliez, who introduced us and after a coffee date, Erika reached out about a brand portrait photoshoot. Good Times at Gud Times Our creative project unfolded at Gud Times, a studio space ..read more
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Self Portrait Photoshoot at a Parking Garage in Downtown San Diego
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by Mallory Kessel
9M ago
Just a gal and her tripod. My goal for this year is to take self-portraits at least once a month. For January and February, I shot in the comfort of my own bedroom so for March, I decided to push myself and shoot in a public space. I chose a parking garage downtown because of the views and the minimal amount of people (hopefully). I packed up my tripod, put on my Canadian tuxedo, and got to work. I drove to the tippy-top of the parking garage and immediately felt creative. I love a space with a lot of lines - the walls, the windows, the bricks, the parking spots, the wires! There was so much t ..read more
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