En Pointe

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”-Martha Graham

Everyone can dance, I truly mean that. Many of us don’t like to dance because we think that we don’t have the right coordination or the tempo to move to the rhythm of the music. But dancing is more than just stepping on the right beat. Dance is the way to fill your soul with happiness. To dance is simply to move your body.
Dance is an art form, free and unrestricted. Which is why I absolutely love this session because it unites two forms of free flowing art together: Photography and Dance.

With this session I wanted to showcase the beauty in movement. And that art as strict as it might seem, is always free. A special thank you to our ballerina Enid who graciously provided us with her time for this project. For more photos of Enid please visit her Instagram account @enid.in.wonderland to view more of this and other projects.

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At the Café – Blogger @modamonse

There is no better way to start the morning than with a well deserved cup of coffee.

We love taking photos that represent everyday life. Who loves coffee on an early Monday morning? We do! These shots were taken early in the morning to catch the first sun rays. The light is soft and smooth which is a great way to avoid harsh shadows. This coffee shop setting worked perfectly for fashion blogger modamonse shoot. She wanted to show morning outfits that are perfect for the workplace. And there’s no better place to stop before heading to work than at your local coffee shop. A neutral palette is flattering all year round it’s all about how you style it.

Check out our partnership with San Diego Fashion Blogger modamonse by visiting her blog and checking out her latest look books. She focuses on budget friendly fashion trends that don’t break the bank. Also check out the MPR Studio Photography website for the latest photo shoots in San Diego and Baja California.

For business inquiries please email info@mprstudiosite.com

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Sunday Morning

Sit back, relax and enjoy the day.

That’s what you’re suppose to do on Sundays right? We know that for many of us that’s not always the case but on the rare occasion that we’re able to relax and enjoy the weekend there’s no better way to do than by taking a walk around your neighborhood. Sometimes taking the perfect photo doesn’t mean scouting for the perfect location. It simply means capturing the most imperfect moment and embracing it as simply perfect. I wasn’t planning on photographing anything in particular I just wanted to take my camera and walk around the block. No scouting, no appointments simply enjoying my Sunday morning. And without knowing it, I ended capturing some beautiful shots of my daughter. There was no posing, staging or light measurements. These photos are a reflection of a Sunday morning.

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VICU by Alpaca India

We are excited to announce that Alpaca India has launched a new line dedicated to toddlers and children. Meet Vicu by Alpaca India, a young and vibrant line specifically designed for our youngest family members. Vicu is a small family business on the Tijuana/San Diego border and is led by Olivia Arreguin and Leigh Suarez. Each piece is specially made to order using handmade techniques. “Vicu is the result of an evolving project that has matured into a brand devoted to the fun and loving alpacas of South America.” Vicu combines the innocence and uniqueness of each and every child by producing only a limited number of 100% handmade pieces with great attention to detail.  Here you can find the perfect gift for your little one.

Thank you Alpaca India for allowing MPR Studio Photography to be a part of such an amazing opportunity in your life and career. We are thrilled to have played a major part in the launching of this new project.

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Melissa

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius

What makes a body beautiful?

It is no secret that the media influences our perception of what a beautiful body should look like. Anytime we see an advertisement on TV, the internet or social media we are provided with the photo of the ideal beauty standard. For women, this is based around the idea of having a tall figure, a slender body and the most recent addition to the beauty standards, the thigh gap. There is an idea that women need to meet certain requirements in order to be considered “beautiful” in the eyes of the media and as a consequence society as well . What we sometimes forget is that beauty cannot be captured in a list that you can simply check off. In actuality beauty is everywhere, we simply have to train our eyes to see it. We’ve been blinded by perception rather than allowing reality to show us its true beauty. Beauty filled with imperfections.

During this session I wanted Melissa to feel free. Free from beauty standards, judgement . I wanted her to let loose and simply radiate her natural beauty in her natural spaces. Let’s celebrate beauty in it’s finest natural form.

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Some Behind the scenes.

Hair and Make up by itsahtty.

For more information visit her website at www.itsahtty.com

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Edwin + Teresa Wedding

Edwin an Teresa’s wedding took place in a beautiful venue in Baja California. They were accompanied by their closest family and friends to share this special moment with them. They wanted the sea to be their witness as they shared their vows and professed their love for one another. Their wedding decor was of course in alignment with sea life and sea nature. Thank you Edwin and Teresa for allowing MPR Studio Photography to be a part of this wonderful new chapter in your lives. We wish you both the best and many years of a happy marriage. To the newly weds!

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Tatiana

October is breast cancer awareness month and that means celebrating the all encompassing beauty of each and every single woman on this Earth. There is beauty in every glance, in every spoken word and every tender touch. Beauty knows no age, shape or background. Beauty, simply is.

This month of October I want to applaud and celebrate all the women in our lives because they all are apologetically beautiful. Thank you for the beauty of your knowledge, strength, wisdom and love. Woman, your are natures greatest gift and for that we owe everything to you.

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Alexis + Michelle Fall Session

Young love. I adore everything about it! Alexis and Michelle are celebrating  3+ years of being together. They thought that a photo session to capture their happiness and love would be the perfect way to celebrate. These moments were captured at Golden Hill Park where you can appreciate the beautiful San Diego skyline. Like the evening sunset their love is soft and tender. Happy Anniversary Alexis and Michelle. To many more years of love, laughter and happiness.

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Spruce Street Suspension Bridge

One of San Diego’s hidden jewels is the Spruce Street Suspension Bridge near downtown. I thought it would be perfect location for this urban yet sophisticated session. I have to admit that I was somewhat nervous at first since I don’t work with male models very often but this charismatic teenager made my job very easy. He already knew the poses he wanted to work with and I simply had to find the right locations. I think these photos came out amazing and they will make a great addition to his portfolio. Thank you JJ for working with MPR Studio Photography.

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Fall Giveaway

To celebrate the fist day of fall we have a surprise for you.

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Go to our Facebook fan page and tag a friend in the comment section where you see this image:14448842_1276968979004272_6606754218098459742_nYou can tag as many friends as you want [one tag per line] for a chance to win a special gift from Vicu por Alpaca India. ***The new collection from Vicu is for toddlers only***

ONE lucky winner will be selected on October 7, 2016.

Be the first to take a sneak peek at the 2016 Fall-Winter collection from Vicu por Alpaca India and visit their site today.

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