Small Business Saturday!


It’s here. Small Business Saturday. A chance to support our local businesses. Also… a wonderful opportunity for you to book a family portrait session for you and your family, or as a gift for family and friends! You select your date and location. Beautiful family photos can be done in your home or at a place that holds a special meaning for your family. Either way you will look fabulous! 🙂 I am offering a special rate of $175 from now until December 3rd. Making it Small Business Week for my small business. Just use the “Buy Now” button at the bottom of this post.




Your family portrait session will include a one to two hour shoot at the location of your choice, 20 edited images of your choice, and a high-resolution disc of up to 50 images from the session. If extra travel is required (more than 20 miles from the Inland Empire) an extra $25 travel fee is appreciated. If your location is more than 60 miles away please e-mail me for more info. Have fun shopping! Thanks for supporting Shell Foto!


Pleas note: This sale has ended. But, feel free to contact me for a shoot any time. 🙂

Margaret & Joon

Margaret and Joon are the most adorable couple. They are so in love and cute together. Their friends are pretty cool too. Thanks again to James for letting me tag along for the fun.



One prepared (and fashionable) bride.



Boys getting ready for the big reveal.


Beautiful venue at the Surf and Sand Resort.





Ceremony was inspiring. Could hear the waves crashing on the beach below.



Sparkle. So pretty!


Eunice & Samuel

Great to shoot with James again for Eunice and Samuel’s wedding. It was a fabulous wedding. With some great food.



This first look was adorable! Eunice is sneaky.



Gorgeous church.



What to do when your job is done? Eat a lollipop!



Love this fingerprint guest book. So creative and fun.



What should the happy couple name their first child? Ha ha ha ha.


Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s markets are always so much fun to go too. Mostly because of the food. Not only the fresh fruits and vegatables, but the yummy’s the local businesses bring out for the night. I love it!

The Aztec dancers were awesome!



Delicious treats from The De”Bite”Ful Cake Pop Shop.

Cute and literally  cake on a stick!


These frozen bananas were heavenly. They are dipped in real chocolate.



My Kat got to really enjoyed her Kitty cake pop. I was able to get a little nibble in. 😉


Summer & Jack

I love, love, love shooting sessions for friends. Conversely I also love making friends during sessions. 🙂  But, recently I had the privelage of shooting the wedding of my good friends Summer and Jack. They are so cute together, and they had the most relaxed fun wedding ever!

As mom gets ready her gorgeous daughter smiles for the camera.


One of the many reasons I love Summer. She is so silly!



The cake was delicious! Having a multiple favored cake was a great idea.


A true beach house wedding.



Girl makes it easy.




A rare occurrence… That’s me in the mirror. 🙂


It was a family affair. The kids did a good job of saying, “We do!”. The guests were wiping the tears away.



Check out that bling! I just love her ring. I think it’s the same color as her eyes… really!



Beach view.



Reverend Gunn from Shot Gunn Weddings was a hoot. She brought her own shotgun.




Congratulations to Summer, Jack and the kids! You guys make a wonderful family! 🙂



Reverend Gunn - Hello,

It was great meeting you! I love how your photos came out 😀

Maybe some day, we shall meet up at a wedding again…

Reverend Gunn

Summer Braddell - Thank you so much Astrid!! Your photos always come out so beautiful and different! I love how you make the photos “pop” out at you and are very unique, not the typical kind of photos, yours are always special!!
Thank you again for being there and enjoying our special day with us!
Summer & Jack

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