After receiving a Professional Certificate in Photography from UC San Diego Extension, Joshua Killeen wasted no time applying his artistic eye to a variety of photography situations. Through his company, Photography by Joshua Killeen, he captures subjects in a variety of environments, including portrait sessions, wedding photography, and on-location shoots. Along with specializing in product photography and headshots, Joshua is also a professional instructor, and he often leads workshops that photograph locations such as Centennial Park on Coronado Island.
Anna spent years as a pediatric nurse welcoming babies into the world. But after her sister passed away from breast cancer, Anna re-evaluated how she wanted to live her life. Her passion shined through, and a camera became her closest confidant. Boudoir photo shoots create intimate and flirty pictures with one model, or a group of girls celebrating upcoming nuptials or a birthday.
After three years of running the business solo, fashion specialist Kyla recruited five seasoned media professionals named Kristina, Joanna, Kristen, Gary, and Dan, who now contribute to the creative melting pot. Kyla brings expertise from her studies in fashion photography, during which she mentored under the renowned Roxanne Lowit. Graphic designer Kristina embraces whimsy, comedy, and the surreal in her editorial features. Joanna projects her passion for art through creative, memorable portraits. Gary brings a fun-loving approach to his work, and Dan's landscape photography style comes to life with his portraits, while Kristen's natural gift for working with children and families shines through in her photos.
The photographers bring their talent to shoots for weddings, family portraits, newborn sessions, and modeling portfolios. They welcome clients to travel to scenic locales, including La Jolla Cove and Balboa Park.
Freddy "Fox" MacDonald learned photography using a manual camera and developing photos in a dark room, which gave him an eye for composition and an appreciation for the art of photography. But as much of his current work reveals, he's also savvy with computers, and often digitally enhances images with bright colors that add a surreal touch to photos. Whichever approach clients wish to take, Freddy immortalizes the resulting prints on sturdy 3/4"-thick wood with banded edges or brushed-metal bounding, giving owners the ability to hang their photos directly on the wall, rather than whittling their own frame first.
Capturing the essence of a city requires time—time to investigate and learn about local landmarks, time to discover hidden nooks and gems, and time to jump from spire to spire on the area’s tallest buildings. Snap Photo Tours affords urban explorers this needed break in day-to-day routines with two information-packed hours that yield dazzling photographic memories that last long after the final flash evaporates into the air.
Peeking out from behind their viewfinders or forehead-mounted etch-a-sketch, tour takers follow the instruction of the company's energized guides, who intersperse facts about passing sights with tips on how to squeeze the most out of every picture snapped along the way. Tour-goers learn about the history that oozes from each street corner in the Gaslamp Quarter, or marvel at the architecture of Balboa Park, where thriving gardens provide colorful backdrops. No matter the tour, San Diego natives and visitors alike walk away more educated about their surroundings and more prepared to immortalize the potential photographs held within.
Dennis Mock's self-proclaimed spontaneity and documentary spirit have earned him dozens of local and national awards from photographers associations and national camera companies. His background in sports photography allows him to capture split-second moments of joy or truly spectacular action passes of familial play, and his experience in architectural photography gives him a natural sense of composition—whether he’s at parks, beaches, or shooting a newborn session in his professionally lit studio. Before each shoot, he discusses costuming and venue choice with clients to decide how and where to best capture the earnest smiles of graduates and high school seniors, the savvy stare during business head shots, the doting looks of parents, the proud family and kid moments, and the uninterested glances of celebrity trees. When he's not out taking photos, Dennis is busy helping others hone their composition and lighting skills during photography workshops that cover everything from camera functions to digital editing and the importance of storytelling.