We all remember the “glamor shots” of the 80s and 90s. Our parents dressed us up in fancy outfits and brought us to a studio where we posed for what felt like hours until we were sweating and our cheeks hurt from smiling. While they had great intentions, let’s be honest, they are not our fondest memories.

The truth is, our kids are little for such a small amount of time and photographs give us the ability to freeze the present moment forever.

I believe photography can be fun and that kids should enjoy the process because it makes it that much more real!

During your studio portrait session, your little one will enjoy every moment while I capture their grins as they twirl around in tutus, throw some confetti up in the air, blow bubbles, kick a ball around in their favorite jersey, bust a dance move, and just be their truest and most authentic selves.

The studio setting is perfect to create a fun and safe environment for your kid to play while I capture some joyful, free-spirited pictures of your little one that you will cherish forever.

girl with pink dress blowing confettis on a blue backgground by San Diego kids studio portrait photographer Diane Hamacher

About your session

Price: $350

Do you want some cheerful pictures of your child in a studio environment? The kids studio portrait session is for you!

The package is for 1 kid with 3 styles and it includes the following:

  • 1 hour session
  • 10 professionally edited digital images
  • options to purchase additional images
  • a password protected online gallery for digital downloads

* all prices are subject to California Sales Tax

Frequently Asked Questions


The photoshoot studio is located in Carlsbad, CA close to Legoland. I will provide the address once upon booking.


You should plan for three outfits for the studio session. Let your child pick one of their outfits so they feel involved. Allow them to choose an outfit that makes them feel fun and like themselves such as a favorite halloween costume or T-shirt with a beloved superhero. I also like to plan for a dress up outfit as well, as a mum I love seeing kids in a super fun outfit! Who doesn’t love a pink tutu or a twirling dress!? If they are a ballerina, soccer or basketball player, bring over their outfit and gear and let’s capture it too!


For Kids studio sessions, I typically plan for about one hour. You are my only session of the day thus we will take the time needed to capture some beautiful photographs. If your little one wants to play, eat a snack or have a little break, we will do it.


You can select from three paper backdrops including white, blue and pink. Check out my gallery here to view those colors so you can plan your outfits accordingly. The white background is typically the one I use the most in the studio sessions. 

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Diane Hamacher Photography services Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla, Pacific Beach in San Diego County and San Clemente, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach in Orange County.

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