How did I become a San Diego child photographer?

Daniela LarsenWell, it all began when my father inspired my love for photography when I was a teenager and he gave me a point-and-shoot camera for my 13th birthday. I was so thrilled that I became the family photographer and have taken many family photos ever since.

After I moved to San Diego in my early 20’s to complete my college degree, I began to travel during summer breaks and started to photograph places in South America, Indonesia, Africa and Europe, blending my photography and design skills to capture my life’s journey. Several years later, God blessed our family with a beautiful baby girl. My quests to capture all of her unique faces and preserve our special moments turned me from a casual hobbyist photographer into a professional portrait photographer. Sereia Photography was born out of my interest in capturing each magic moment of our baby daughter. Ever since, I’ve spent many hours perfecting my skills studying and participating in workshops to give my clients images to treasure for a lifetime!

But wait… What does Sereia mean?

Sereia means mermaid in Portuguese, which is a mystical, fun and playful inhabitant of the sea. Growing up near the Ocean, I nurtured a love for the ocean and ocean creatures. As I grew and continued to visit the ocean with my family, I always kept a special place in my heart for these magical creatures of fantasy that allowed me to stretch my imagination and keep my whimsical spirit of freedom and excitement, even as I became an adult. It’s that childhood spirit of magic that gave birth to my work as a photographer, and the name for Sereia Photography.

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About her work:

Daniela Larsen is an International Photographer based out of San Diego, California who specializes in capturing life! Her style is non-traditional because she believes that the best pictures are the ones captured by unexpected moments in which we can glimpse the natural art and mystery of childhood. Those moments appear and disappear just as swiftly as a Sereia in the sea.

Expectant mothers, newborns, children, high school seniors, Moms and whole families in San Diego inspire her to create beautiful photographs and portraits. Her sessions are on-location, at the client’s home, her studio or the setting of the client’s choice, where she uses natural and/or studio lighting to create a relaxed atmosphere while she adds her artistic flair and creativity to her client’s portraits. She makes sure the shooting experience is enjoyable for kids and adults. Better yet, at the end of the session her clients will walk away with a handful of beautiful photographs.

She looks forward to meeting you and she is very excited to share her talents to make your and family’s special moments last forever!

Thanks for stopping by!