{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

Monday, August 31, 2009

[POSH CONTESTS]: Back to School!!!

~Back to School Contest~
How to Enter: Send me an email at perfectlyposhphotography@verizon.net with CONTEST in the subject line. Include your name, email address, kids names and ages. For a SECOND chance to win: leave me a comment on the blog while the contest is running.
Contest Ends: Aug 31st 11:59p and the winner will be announced on the blog [and facebook] on Sept 1st!!!
Rules: Not many... max 2 entries per family [but come back often and leave some blog love], and you must reside or be willing to travel to Northern Virginia-Southern Maryland. Winner picked at random.
What you win: Urban Couture Session with yours truly and free prints!!
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Sunday, August 30, 2009

[Posh Kids] Twinsers: Harley and Liberty

Twinsers is the names the girls call themselves when they are talking about the two of them. I am pretty sure it is the equivalent of "we" or "us" but it is something that belongs to them in their made up land. I have no idea how it started, but it fits them and I even use it to talk to them or call them. I am not sure if I believed in the twin telepathy thing before I had them, but I get it now. They get each other in every way and with their own knowing. My twinsers.
This weekend they requested flowers from the craft store, and who am I to stand in the way of dress up dreams? So I finished the tutu dresses that I have been promising since I first found the inspiration on etsy. We had a quick shoot today to show off mommy's creations and the adorableness of my twinsers.

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Friday, August 28, 2009

[Posh Newborns] Sweet Sweet Baby Cole..4 weeks old

Last night as the beautiful light was setting, I had the opportunity to photograph one of the most beautiful families. She was the baby mama pictured here: http://perfectlyposhphotography.blogspot.com/2009/07/posh-maternity-couture-baby-bump.html [yup, one day I'll learn to hyperlink]. Well, her little man made his debut ..and a very dramatic one 4 weeks ago as his mommy arrived to the hospital with dramatic flare. They were pulled over, went the wrong direction.. and I am pretty sure Brian thought he would be delivering the baby right in the car. They arrived at the hospital with 20 minutes to spare. Good timing ;-) He joins his handsome big brother in the ranks of world's cutest kids.
Here is a preview of sweet baby Cole's first official photoshoot...I am in love and I can't wait to watch him grow.

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[Posh Babies] Welcome to the World Baby Cole!!!

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

[Posh Kids]- Sneak Peek: First Birthday Cupcake..Gabriel

This is a quick post to show off this cupcake cutie that is celebrating his First Birthday next week! Only a sneak peek... he has a session of fun scheduled for this weekend, but I couldn't resist putting these up for his beautiful mommy tonight.
Happy First Birthday Gabriel.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

[Posh Seniors]: Class of 2010 Urban Couture...Hannah

I can't even express how fantastic I think Hannah is! We spent the afternoon wandering historic Occoquan, praying that the thunderstorms would hold off just a bit longer and talking about her future. Not only is she beautiful, incredibly sweet, focused and driven.. she is smart as can be!! She is West Point bound after her senior year, and I can't imagine how proud her parents are of her.
She claimed to be a little shy in front of the camera, but Oh.My.Gosh... she worked it out!! I loved her entire session and had a horrible time trying to pick a few favorites.. here's a little preview.

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Posh Seniors: Urban Couture...Hannah

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

[Posh Personal]: Back to School

I can't believe that our summer is officially over. As of this morning, it's gone. It's Back to School day for Kailyn and Madi. I looked in the mirror as I brushed my teeth to scrutinize myself. Am I really old enough to have a 7th grader?? and a 5th grader?? What?!?!? Excuse me Father Time, when did i blink and you hit fast forward? And where did those lines come from?!
I think back to when the girls had their first day's of Kindergarten and get all misty eyed because I am a sap, but I am also so proud of all that they have accomplished and the girls they have become. To celebrate them and growing up, I even caved and bought them a cell phone this week. Pray for my sanity.
Oohh.. don't forget about the contest. You can find the details here: http://perfectlyposhphotography.blogspot.com/2009/08/posh-contests-back-to-school.html

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Posh Kids: Birthday Boy Alex

I know, I know his birthday was almost a month ago, but we finally carved out some time to do a Birthday Session for Alex last week! He turned 3!!! I saw this little guy the day he came home from the hospital, his mom is one of my closest friends. I cannot believe that 3 years have flown by and soon he will be spending his next few birthdays in Okinawa. I'll miss you little guy and so will Tank! Your mom better send pictures.. I am sure they will be of you snorkeling on the beaches.
oxox, *Ms. Nicole

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Posh Kids: Alex turns 3!!

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

[Posh Seniors]: I *heart* Breslin...Urban Couture

I am pretty sure that I was not this fabulous in high school.. nope, I am positive I wasn't. I was tall, awkward, had long stringy hair, wore a uniform every day and tried my best to convince the teachers that my Nike Basketball sweatshirts were from an actual college.. you know, the University of Nike. They were wise to my ways, but let me pass without detention.
I am pretty sure that Breslin won't look back and think she was anything but fabulous! Look at those gorgeous eyes, perfect style and track star body [she runs cross country.. for fun].. oh, and she is smart too!! The theme of the shoot was i *heart* Breslin. I know, I'm a dork.. is it cooler that I even made up a dance for her??
She rocked her Urban Couture Senior Session out and was game for anything! Including having her mom park illegally on the sidewalk so we could steal a few minutes to take some shots in front of the awesome barn [thanks Susan!!] i *heart* Breslin! i *heart* Breslin

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