As the lead designer for a large contractor, Alon David frequently contacted photographers to snap photos of his team’s work. However, his aesthetic preferences rarely matched up with the photographer’s, so he began to do the job himself. After the hobby blossomed into a passion, Alon decided to open his own photography studio.
Since then, he's brought his keen eye for design to his primarily outdoor photo shoots with kids, couples, and families. He often experiments with camera angles, snagging eye-level shots of toddlers to view the world from their point of view, or snapping overhead pictures of his young subjects to capture their innocence and curiosity. He likes to tinker with the focus, too, shifting between large and shallow depths of fields to focus on one subject and make the other blurrier than a cheetah in a sports car. The resulting black-and-white, sepia, or color photos are always carefully framed around the location, such as the large exposed roots of a Moreton Bay fig tree at Balboa Park.
Growing up, photographs were an important part of Bill Keane’s life. His parents prized portrait photography and snapped photos of Bill as a baby and on their family vacations. In his early 20s, these photos served as a way of reconnecting with his parents after their passing. He went on to hone his shutter savvy by working out of his college dorm room to take wedding photos in 1968. Today, the art of photography has evolved immensely—but Bill's love of telling stories through images has endured.
Bill and his staff of seasoned professionals expertly capture family memories during photo sessions. Their specialties include Baby Steps pictures to chronicle young ones' first years, family photos to record rare acts of family members remaining still, and senior portraits to commemorate high-school years.
Featured in numerous television and online media, the Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash showcases trendy apparel from more than 50 designers, as well as accessories from chic lines such as Jay Clay Jewelry, Divine Sole Boutique, and Frederick's of Hollywood. Style mavens descend on the event to sample cocktails and relax in an onsite spa lounge. Visitors also take advantage of discounts on handbags and accessories from locally based brands. At the end of the day, select attendees go home with eco-friendly, reusable tote bags, which are filled with coupons, certificates, and at least $30 worth of beauty products from brands such as Pureology and TanTowel, including lip balm, compact mirrors, and envy balm to apply directly to the eyes of coworkers jealous of your ensemble.
Led by owner Jason Kirby, Local Photo Classes team features six core members, and each has experience in virtually every genre of photography. That diversity is reflected in the company's portfolio, which includes everything from Fortune 500 events to headshots for actors to pass out in place of Halloween candy. When they're not snapping shots for others, The Right Light Photography team also conducts 16 different photography classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. The company's curriculum stretches across a number of subjects, helping students hone their skills in portraits, video, editing, and more.
Nestled among flowering trees, lush shrubbery, and vibrantly blooming gardens, the historic Rose Creek Cottage hosts intimate weddings and events in an enchanting setting. The 90-year-old English tudor cottage accommodates up to 75 guests for all public-commitment-related events, including wedding ceremonies, receptions, anniversary parties, and vow-renewal ceremonies. In the cottage, couples can declare their love for each other beneath a vaulted ceiling as guests look on from rows of pews; outdoors, groups can get down on the garden patio or attempt to hide from relatives behind the gazebo's columns.
At each of their four area locations, the automotive technicians at San Diego Car Care Center keep San Diego motorists moving along comfortably in freshly lubricated, repaired, and tuned-up automobiles. The team specializes in everything from major transmission overhauls down to routine maintenance, including fixing flats, computer rebalancing, and rotating tires when they wear out their welcome with mudflaps. The techs are also ready with advice for vehicle owners concerned over common car maladies, such as problems with the brakes, muffler, or battery.