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YOUR FAMILY STORY

1Giggly Toddlers. The smell of your baby’s skin. WILD CHILDREN. Serious Teens. The joy of watching your family dance and be silly. The tender touch of your significant other.
 

These moments matter. 
 

These are the memories that make you feel something.
 

This is your family in the here and now.  Whether you are quiet, wild, loud, playful, or serious, I will capture your love and authenticity.  And you can show the world the MAGIC  that makes you special.

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A MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCE

A session with me is the perfect mixture of curation and freedom.

 

We will work together to pick the ideal location for your session and will put together a wardrobe that flows.

 

Then the day of the shoot you and your family will have the freedom to be fully genuine in how you interact with each other.

 

After the session I’ll assist you in picking the perfect set of images to create your dream gallery/keepsake album/canvas portraits or prints to share with family and friends.

I cover the bases for busy parents who don't have time to plan all of the details.

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WELCOME

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Hi There. I’m Mary Jo (or MJ), a family photographer based in sunny San Diego, CA. I love connecting people with the joyful, tender, beautiful parts of their families. I’m easy going and funny, which is useful when I need to make kids laugh. I like to make moms feel beautiful and noticed. I like to make images that show meaning and depth. My photos celebrate living. They nourish the soul.

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We are so thankful for our experience with Mary Jo and the beautiful photos she took of our family! MJ made it so natural and easy for us to be comfortable. I was nervous about our very active toddler and baby but MJ was able to keep up with them and capture the fun stage of life they are in!
Between the booking, coordinating of locations, and even outfit tips MJ's communication was amazing!

- Megan Wright

LOVE NOTES 

 Taking pictures with kids can be challenging but MJ immediately made my kids comfortable by talking to them about their interests. I felt like she was an old friend from the moment we met which helped with our ease during the shoot.
We received our digital photos quickly and I was blown away with the results. I cannot wait to put them up around our house.

-Jessica Cohen

 This is our second session with MJ. She is fun and professional. She has great ideas and good direction for clueless people like me but can also easily go with the flow when toddlers (also mine) are being toddlers. She was more than willing to work with us in this COVID environment.... I am so grateful for her and amazed at her talent. I absolutely recommend her to anyone.

 

 

- Katie Hodges

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LET'S DO THIS!

Are you ready to make magic? Click below to schedule your session. If you need more information before booking, fill out this form and I will get back with you soon. You may also email me directly at mj@maryjofalvey.com

Mary Jo Falvey

San Diego Family

Photographer

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