{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, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween... It's a Sweet Giveaway!! MelissaJane Boutique || Commercial Photographer

Happy Halloween! We're headed off on a mini vacation and won't be answering emails until next week, but I wanted to leave you with a sweet Halloween treat!
We are hosting a giveaway starting NOW with this gorgeous MelissaJane Boutique  
Leopard Print Train  Dress!!







{Note** it is a size 3/4!! No other sizes or exchanges can or will be made.**}
Contest will run from today through Nov 7th {next Monday} at noon pst.
Winner will be picked using random.org and announced later that day.

How to Enter:
Leave a Comment {below} with your name and email address.
That's it!
Extra Entries:
1* Like my {Nicole Benitez Photography} Facebook Page HERE
Come back and leave a separate comment telling me that you did.

2* Follow {Nicole Benitez Photography}on twitter HERE
Come back and leave a separate comment telling me that you did.

3* Like MelissaJane Boutique's Facebook Page HERE
Come back and leave a separate comment telling me that you did.

4* Visit MelissaJane Boutique's Etsy shop HERE
Come back and comment on what your favorite item is.

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To book a Session, Portfolio Shoot, Wedding or for more info
contact me HERE

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Did You Win? ... Starbucks Giveaway || Destination Wedding Photographer

I landed in Virginia on Monday at nearly midnight to a brisk autumn evening. I checked my phone and the weather app assured me that Tuesday would bring sunshine and highs in the low 70's. Awww... flip flop weather for sure. Fast forward to today... overcast and a chilly high of 50 degrees. I am rocking a hat, scarf, my favorite coach fur lined moccasins, a sweater, jeans and wool coat. A bit bundled up? YES! My California bones are not used to this wintry weather.
Tomorrow I may be a bit more bundled up for Brandy and Greg's Shenandoah Valley Destination Wedding. The forecast... SNOW!!! In October?! Oh yes, snow snow snow. I am so excited!! Despite the frigid temps {ok, so it's not the Antarctic} I am so happy to be amongst the gorgeous colors of fall to celebrate with Brandy, Greg, their friends and families in the snow.

On to the giveaway winner...
VALENTINA, random.org says that I owe you some Starbucks!
Thank you all so much for sharing what you are thankful for.


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To book a Session, Portfolio Shoot, Wedding or for more info
contact me HERE

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

I'm Thankful for.. Starbucks! Want to Win? || Fallbrook Senior and Children's Photographer

It's almost November.. which means life is about to get a whole lot busier. We have about 12 birthdays in my family between November and December {including mine and Kailyn's!}, Thanksgiving and only 58 more days until Christmas!!!!
I have been thinking about the things that I am thankful for in light of upcoming holidays and my list is getting pretty long. I'll only share a few today but next month the thankfulness is on like donkey kong {lame?! yes... and I'll take it}.
I'm thankful for...
My amazing husband.
I can chase my dreams and know that he is supporting me.
My kids.
They keep me on my toes and make life fun and worth the ups and downs.
My family and friends.
I love you guys!!
My clients.
I love you guys too! And truly treasure you!
Cupcakes.
Seriously? I just admitted that I am thankful for cupcakes and the sugary happiness that they provide.
Starbucks.
Oh yes!! You make so many of my days so much more productive!

What are you thankful for?
Leave a comment below and one lucky reader will be gifted a Starbucks gift card.

And a little eye candy for your day..  I couldn't do a post without pictures. Here's a little sneak peek of a recent senior session and one of the girls from our Couture Kids Sessions.



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To book a Session, Portfolio Shoot, Wedding or for more info
contact me HERE

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Alice's Mad Hattery...A Bridal Affair {complete post} || Beverly Hills Wedding Photographer

We have leaked a ton of teasers from our Alice's Mad Hattery {A Bridal Affair} style shoot on our facebook page and we were incredibly blessed to have it featured on The Wedding Chicks last week, now we can finally release them here!!
Rebekah of A Blissful Nest is one of my very favorite party and event planners {and decorator extraordinaire and incredible friend} in the entire world and when we started planning this styled bridal shoot, she had the most creative and amazing details to set it up perfectly. We were incredibly excited for the ah-mazing vendors {and models} that helped out with this shoot.. Here are my fave shots of the day...

 Vendor Love:
Photographer: Nicole Benitez Photography Event Design: A Blissful Nest Hair/Makeup: Nicole Lennox Hair/Makeup: A Pretty You, Brooke Lee Dress Designer: Bonny Bridal Groom’s Attire: Kait Emerson Designs {ties}
Stationery: A Blissful Nest Bridal Hair Accessories: La Couture Amore
Custom Paper Poms: Pom Flair


































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To book a Session, Portfolio Shoot, Wedding or for more info
contact me HERE

View my Portfolio HERE

View more of the Blog HERE

Like me on Facebook HERE

Follow Me on Twitter HERE

Find Me on Pinteret HERE