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Hey There!

I'm Daniela.

Family and Brand Photographer
based in San Diego.


I began my journey as a portrait photographer in 2010 after studying design and photography at San Diego State University and welcoming the birth of my daughter. Over the past decade, I have had the privilege of capturing timeless moments for families, expectant mothers, and adorable children as they reach significant milestones. As I gained more experience and my business grew, I started photographing brands and business portraits, adding another skill set to my portrait business.

Photography has been my passion since a young age. Today, I feel honored to create beautiful portraits for both locals and those who visit San Diego for special occasions. For me, photography is more than a job; it's a heartfelt passion I take to heart.

As a portrait photographer, I focus on capturing families, individuals, and business portraits for brands in both studio and natural settings in La Jolla and San Diego. I thrive on highlighting the unique essence of everyone I photograph, whether in posed or candid shots. My obsession with details, combined with my friendly and approachable personality, ensures each client feels comfortable and at ease, resulting in stunning portraits.

My love for the beach and San Diego's diverse landscapes—from the desert to the canyons, the city, and the beaches—shines through in every image I capture. La Jolla, with its stunning coastal shores, remains one of my favorite backdrops for photoshoots year-round.

The breathtaking landscape, ocean, and marine life of La Jolla inspired me to name my business Sereia Photography. "Sereia," meaning "Mermaid" in Portuguese, reflects the magic, creativity, and awe that this location instills in me, allowing me to create beautiful photography for my clients.

Photo Credits: All Colors Photography


my guarantee

With over ten incredible years of experience in the industry, I’m absolutely stoked to bring my expertise to the table. I guarantee you'll feel at ease when you step in front of the camera. My top priority is making sure my clients have an absolute blast and feel heard, guided, and supported every step of the way.



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I also Do


As well as photographing families and individuals, I am also a professional product photographer. With a keen eye for aesthetics and details, I love showcasing a product's unique features in a way that's engaging, appealing, and produces results!

If you are after vivid, eye-catching product photos that help your brand stand out in today's competitive market, contact me to learn more.


what's in my

Camera Bag

I shoot with 2 cameras, which means I constantly have two full-frame camera bodies in operation simultaneously: Canon EOS R6 & Canon 5D Mark III DSLR.

Every session finds me equipped with my three favorite Canon L-series lenses, spanning a range from wide to long: the 85mm prime, the versatile 24-105mm zoom, and my latest favorite, the 70-200mm telephoto lens.


The world of photography is incredibly dynamic, meaning that there's always more to learn!

I consistently invest in professional development – whether it's staying up-to-date with the latest camera gear, enhancing my editing techniques, exploring innovative approaches to composition and lighting, or learning from industry experts.This constant learning ensures that I continue to offer my clients the very best in portrait, family, and lifestyle photography.

Daniela was part of the Arts exhibit 'Visual Voice" which featured most accomplished female photographers in San Diego.

Daniela has been featured 3 times as one of the top photographers in San Diego by SDVoyager magazine.


Whether it's your first time or you're a returning client, I promise an unforgettable session that's as enjoyable as the stunning results. Can't wait to capture beautiful moments with you!

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