{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, July 31, 2009

Posh Personal: Mommy can we go on vacation.. Pleeaaasssee??

There is something about summer that makes my kids [ok, I'll be honest.. and me] crazy for vacation! They love hotel rooms, beach houses, the ocean, riding in the car, a plane, a train.. to go ANYWHERE!!! I hear this phrase: "Mommy can we go on vacation, puuuhhhlllllleeeeaaasssseeee??" at least 58685685689 times a day!
I won't try to lie and pretend that I don't love vacation too, and when our friends invited us to the Jersey Shore with the promise of days lying on the beach, bbqs, a beach house and frosty beverages.. it didn't take much convincing before we were packed up in the suburban and on our way.
The kids [and I] experienced our first Jersey boardwalk with our friends Beth, Cole and Melissa and their families. The kids had a great time and so did I! Thanks for the invite girls! Can't wait until next summer.



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Posh Kids: Personal..Jersey



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Friday, July 24, 2009

Posh Babies: Aubrey Bella is 2 Months Old

I am not sure if Aubrey Bella could be any cuter. I photographed her a few months ago for her newborn shots and I was back to see her earlier this week for her 2 month old photo shoot. She is all things sugar and spice and when her mommy told me about the cute clothes she had planned, and the tutu she made.. I was in! I adore her Hello Kitty shirt. It's pretty much my favorite..ever. If I wouldn't get strange looks, I would totally order one for myself.
Ok, maybe not, but I do adore it and little Miss Aubrey. She is a doll baby and even allowed me a few of the tender first baby smiles and smirks. I love her [and her cute wardrobe] already and can't wait to see her for her 4 month session.



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Posh Babies: Aubrey



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Posh Kids: Happy Birthday...Mr. Personality turns 3!!

I have know this little guy for the better part of a year now and I never get over how expressive he is. When his mom called and asked if I could make time for his 3rd Birthday pictures.. I jumped at the chance. Of course he is adorable, but oh my.. he is the funnest kid I know, and has the personality of a rock star!
Before we headed off for a mini vacation to the Jersey Shore, I met up with Elijah to wish him a Happy 3rd Birthday, play a little game of chase, tag and a funny face contest. Guess who won?? Happy Birthday Eli!!



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Posh Kids: Birthday Session



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Monday, July 20, 2009

Posh Maternity: Couture Baby Bump

Yesterday I had a bit of a surreal experience. The lighting was beyond glorious, the setting perfect and my friend Stephanie and her boys awaiting the arrival of their new addition. Stephanie is the most beautiful pregnant woman I have ever seen. I suppose that it helps that she is gorgeous anyway, and funny and amazingly sweet... but there is something about her at 38 weeks [yes, 38 weeks!] that makes her glow. If I didn't love her so much I would hate her for being this fabulous.
Her little man Caden adores her, as does her husband. I think I had the goofiest smile on my face during our entire session just watching the 3 of them be.. them. I did cringe a little [ok, a lot] when we walked off the path straight into the woods to catch the gorgeous light that God blessed us with. Bugs, dirt and all things unknown are not generally my favorite places to shoot... But oh. my. gosh. They made it worth it!!
When baby [x] arrives I know she or he will just complete their family of 4.
When they are asked about names, a little smirk comes across both of their faces in unison. "If it's a girl.. then it's set, but a boy.. umm. The name books are coming to the hospital!"
I can't wait to meet the baby and see what name wins out.



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Posh Maternity: Stephanie




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Posh Maternity:Stephanie and Brian




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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Posh Kids: The Hogan Family..Summer Fun

Running, jumping, playing and laughter are all things I remember from my childhood with my brother and sisters. Lazy days in the sun, the beach, swimming in the pool and family vacations marked the summers between school years that we measured life by.
My summers haven't changed much. I long for lazy days, the beach and the pool , and I jump on any chance at a vacation that I can take. The things that have changed... now my lazy days are not so lazy as I chase around my cuties and yesterday I had the chance to chase and laugh with Isabella, Abigail, Reagan and little man Alex.
We had a great summer fun session at Lake Ridge Marina, where I watched them run and jump and laugh the morning away together. The girls were too sweet for words. They are best friends already and I loved watching them interact. Their little brother is a busy guy that just wanted to explore. I hope the rest of their summer is full of that much fun!


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Posh Kids:Sisters








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