{modern, stylized and urban couture~ san diego county based destination photographer}

Nicole Benitez

I am a Modern Stylized and Urban Couture Photographer based in San Diego {Southern California} and always available for session and wedding travel. Specializing in Modeling Portfolios, Commercial and Editorial Photography, Weddings, Couples, Kids and Seniors.

I love God, cupcakes, handbags, shoes, my family and wine. We recently moved back to California after my husband retired from the Marine Corps and we are living life in the Southern California sunshine.

Thanks for stopping by, make sure you leave some comment love so I know you were here. oxox

Friday, October 31, 2008

And Baby Makes 3....

I had the absolute pleasure of doing a maternity session for Tanya and Matt today. She is due in a little over a week and I can not believe how absolutely incredible she looks! They are so sweet together and every single shot was perfect. Thank you so much to the two of you for allowing me to do this for you. I hope you enjoy your preview, it was so hard to pick only a few favorites. I can't wait to meet your little guy!

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2 Cuties.. part 2

We did an indoor session (part 2) for these little cuties today. Baby A has the most beautiful eyes, she looks like a little fairy. Her big brother is all about playing and fun and exploring the world. He loves his little sister though! Here's another little preview for you...

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Little Red Riding Hood

I had the joy of doing a Halloween Mini Session with this cutie today. Miss Little Red Riding Hood loved playing with the rocks and leaves and ultimately we found the playground on our way to Grandmother's house. She was so full of adventure and such a talker. Thank you so much for letting me capture her Halloween fun. Mom, your gallery will be up in the next couple of days. Enjoy your preview.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Hope for the Warriors..Marine Corps Marathon

I had the most amazing opportunity to spend the weekend with the Hope for the Warriors group (www.hopeforthewarriors.org) while they were in town for the 2008 Marine Corps Marathon. They are a fantastic organization from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina that raise money to allocate to the immediate needs and long range dreams of our wounded Military Service Members. The heart and compassion of the staff is amazing, and even more amazing were the participants for the run. The stories that they have are their own, but each will bring tears to your eyes and remind you of the sacrifices that they make on our behalf. Thank you so much for the opportunity to serve you in this capacity. You are all fantastic! I hope that you will have me back with your group again.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

2 cuties

This evening I had a session with 2 little cuties! A high energy little guy that made me work hard to keep up with him and his sweet almost 6 month old sister. I couldn't wait to share some images from today. The lighting was gorgeous and I had these little ones to keep me entertained. I am doing her 6 month old pictures tomorrow and can't wait to share those too. Thank you guys!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Senior Pictures

I just wanted to share a few of these pictures of my sister Stephanie. She came out to visit us over the weekend and I was lucky enough to take her senior pictures for her. She is beautiful and I really wanted to capture her playful personality. We had so much fun and I am sad that she had to fly back home. I miss you guys!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

1st Birthday Princess

Happy 1st Birthday to this sweet little Princess! She looks like a precious little doll. Her sweet personality was such a joy this afternoon and when she would giggle and shout, it would light up the sky. Thank you so much mommy and birthday girl! Here is your preview, your gallery will be up soon.

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Halloween Mini with Snow White and Iron Man

I had such an easy Halloween Mini session today with Iron Man and Snow White. They were absolutely adorable in their costumes and did everything I asked with giant smiles. Thank you guys for making my morning so much fun. It was so hard to pick my favorites because almost every shot was perfect! There are so many more that I love, but here is a little sneak peak for mom... your gallery will be up in just a couple of days. Thank you guys again!

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October Mini Sessions!!.. Susan G Komen Foundation Benefit

Our Mini Sessions for October are special this year. We have decided to give back to the community a bit and offer the October Mini Sessions starting at $35 with a portion of the proceeds going to the Susan G Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation. (see details to the right under ~*October Mini Sessions*~)

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