SD Photo Studio Blog

Savvy Giving By Design

I have been working with Savvy Giving By Design for a few years now. They are a children’s charity that remodels rooms for kids who are in a medical crisis, and as a result of their medical condition, they have to spend an extraordinary amount of time at home and in their room. The goal of this charitable organization is to give these kids a comfortable and safe space to heal. This video was produced as party of a fundraising event that was hosted in late 2022, and I hope some of you who see this page take the full 12 minutes of your time to watch this video and learn about the great work going on here in San Diego and across the country.

Studio class at UCSD

Once a year I teach a studio photography class at UCSD. This is a 27 hour course that culminates with a full day in the studio with professional models and an assortment of available studio lighting. During the day I don’t get to take a lot of photos (I make myself the lighting assistant for my students), but I always manage to get a few snaps.

La Jolla Women’s Club

Production Promotion

Darlington House Wedding

Cuvier Club Wedding in La Jolla California

Portrait Photography Award

Press Release


Sd Photo Studio Inc Receives 2018 San Diego Award

San Diego Award Program Honors the Achievement

SAN DIEGO November 1, 2018 — Sd Photo Studio Inc has been selected for the 2018 San Diego Award in the Portrait Photographers category by the San Diego Award Program.

Each year, the San Diego Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the San Diego area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2018 San Diego Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the San Diego Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About San Diego Award Program

The San Diego Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the San Diego area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The San Diego Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

Children’s charity

We recently began working with a children’s charity To avoid an misrepresentation of their mission – here is a direct quote from their website “…Savvy Giving by Design™ is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide comfort, support, and healing to families with a child facing a medical crisis by transforming the interior spaces of their homes at no cost to them”

Hospitality Industry Cruise Slow Motion

Last night we were working with Control Entertainment providing Slow Motion video projected onto a massive 20′ x 15′ high resolution LED wall.

The event took place on the Hornblower Inspiration, and our booth was on the top deck with a spectacular view of the city. Attendance consisted entirely of folks in the hospitality industry… and the result was this was clearly the most entertaining slow-motion video booth we have ever done. After all, folks in the hospitality industry are not know for being shy and reserved. For 5 straight hours we worked through a steady line of amazing folks from the industry.


Last week we officially opened our new studio space on Adams Ave. Our first client through the door was Estes Therapy, and they were looking for a fun/formal/casual team photo. We produced a few versions, but these 2 are my favorites.