Baptism & Mission Sessions


Can't wait to celebrate this special time with you 🙂

I'm happy to offer a handful of complimentary baptism and mission sessions every month.  I love being part of your experience as you embark on your new journey in the gospel!

These sessions are short and sweet.  We usually shoot at Leo Carrillo Historic Park in Carlsbad with an option to upgrade your location if you'd like.

Family session add-ons are also available!  Such a great time to include the whole family for updated photos, especially for families with future missionaries!

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Baptism Session

15 minute session and the best images from your session to download full resolution

Prior to your baptism day

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Mission Session

15 minute session and the best images from your session to download full resolution

After you receive your mission call but before you start your mission

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add-on option

Mini Family Session

Add-on a 30 minute family session, same location

The best photos from your mini family session included

Outfit change welcome

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Wear your baptism dress or suit or mission attire for missionaries.

Props optional and welcome - scriptures, CTR ring, flag, etc.

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Location Upgrade

Upgrade your location with options 5-20 miles from San Elijo Hills

Choose from our top 20 spots,

including beach locations or a unique location special to you!


You may ask...

Are baptism photos a thing?

These are totally optional!  No pressure to put together the perfect announcement or personalized slideshow to show at the baptism, although if you're planning on doing that already, these will work perfectly 🙂

Not making any new traditions or reasons to feel guilty here!

These sessions are for FUN!  I love spending time with the kids (and their really cool Moms!)  It's really such a sweet time for them and they're always so excited!

And usually the little girls are getting a new dress and the guys may have a new suit or tie for the occasion so that's a fun way to remember how special they look and feel.  Maybe they got a new set of scriptures or a CTR ring to add in the fun - whatever you want to bring to help them remember this special time.

And if you want to use the photos to tell your friends and family a little about baptism and this special time for your family, that's an added bonus!

Mission photos? Along with everything else we need to do to get ready?

Again, no stress!  These are meant to be fun!  These can be used for their mission plaque, maybe to tell friends and family about their new adventure, for prints for your home, a screensaver for your phone and pc to help your momma heart 🙂

I REALLY REALLY hope you'll get some family photos before your missionary leaves.  You can add on some extra time for your session for family pics or we can squeeze in a family photo or two in your mission session 🙂

Are they really free?

Yep!  I do have limited availability for these sessions.  I only do a few each month.  Just contact me ahead of time if possible so I can pencil you in.  Spring and summer are the best times for sessions if possible.

How about announcements?

I've recently partnered with a wonderful little stationary company out of Saint George, Basic Invite, that makes baptism announcements (along with any other type of invitation or announcement you could possibly need!)  They have some great templates and I have special discount code for ordering - I'll send you all that after your session so you don't have to keep track of it now.

I also have some templates of my own that I can help you with ordering or Etsy always has cute ones too!

And if you want to keep things super simple, I make a highlight gallery for every session with some of the highlights - just link to that with the info you want to send out - easy peasy!