Amanda & Dom – La Jolla Proposal

He popped the question and she said yes!!

Congratulations to Amanda and Dom on your engagement tonight! I’m so honored that I was able to capture your proposal in La Jolla with the help of the fabulous Grace of La Reine des Macarons! Grace did a superb job of finding the perfect spot for Dom, and of setting the scene with her delicious macarons! Amanda had apparently been talking about macaroons for weeks, and Dom thought it would be the perfect ending to a dinner at George’s at the Cove. Dom’s cousin, Bill, was in on the whole scheme and helped Grace along the way.









Congratulations again, Amanda and Dom!



Looking for a photographer for your next engagement session? Email Lauren at or use the contact link on the top of this page to get in touch with San Diego Wedding Photographer Lauren Nygard! :)

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A Day of Boudoir

I’m so excited to be introducing my newest special, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Check out the details below to give your honey a skip of the heart next month!

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Contact me at if you are interested in participating in A Day of Boudoir at my studio in Oceanside, CA!


Jenifer & Nick – Maternity Session

Jenifer and Nick were the sweetest couple. I met Jennifer through a Marine Wives’ Club here at Camp Pendleton, but had never had a chance to meet Nick until the day we held this maternity portrait session. You could seriously see and feel the love between the two, and they could not stop smiling at each other during the time we spent together.

I am so happy for the two of them to meet their precious baby boy in the coming weeks!

Thank you, Jenifer and Nick, for inviting me to capture such a special time in your lives! I can’t wait to meet your son!



Michelle – Steampunk

This Steampunk styled shoot was a departure from my typical, natural images, and it was a blast!

Stylist Kammi Long created the session and invited model and makeup artist Michelle Michaels to come! Many thanks to Celeste at Dr. Watson’s Steampunk Odditorium in Oceanside, CA, for the amazing set! If you’re in Southern California and in need of any western or steampunk items or accessories, be sure to check out Dr. Watson’s, adjacent to About Face Tattoo!


San Diego Shooting Group – Del Mar

This month’s meetup for the San Diego Shooting Group took us to the cliffs in Del Mar! We got together a couple hours before sunset with Ian and Monica, and shot until the sun went down. Ian and Monica are an extremely fun couple and it was great to work with them for this shoot! Here are some of my favorites from our evening together.

I brought my strobe and beauty dish to the shoot, so we set it up for some shots so that we could capture both the models and the sunset properly exposed. Silhouettes are fun too! We were sharing the trigger for the strobe, so while others were using it, I shot using natural light.

And I took a minute to take a self-portrait! Can you see me? :)

A huge thank you goes out to Ian and Monica for joining us on this hot evening for some photo fun! And another thank you to the photographers who came to practice. :)

What is the San Diego Shooting Group? We’re a casual group with photographers of all sorts of levels of experience, who get together every other month to practice our craft. If you’re a San Diego-based photographer looking for a fun group to get out and shoot with, feel free to email me, facebook me, or tweet me so I can let you know about everything we have planned! We get together every other month, so I’ll be scheduling the next shoot for sometime in October.