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Currently we don't have any dates open for the Class of 2022.

If you'd like to be placed on the waitlist please e-mail hello@weheartphotography.com

hey ladies,


You need NCL & Senior Portraits?


Well, you've come to the right place.


NCL & we Heart photography

The Perfect Combo


In the past 7 years, as our senior portrait business has taken off, our studio has also quickly become the go-to photographer for many NCL chapters in North County. NCL Mother/Daughter & Senior Portraits have become our favorite sessions.


We have worked with each NCL chapter to create the perfect experience for every NCL mom & daughter. You can even add mom's makeup for just $50! The senior will enjoy a photoshoot in our studio, in our garden, and at the beach and mom will hop in some of the photos!






Our makeup artists are Incredible. They only use the highest quality products to create the most beautiful, natural makeup looks for every skin tone and texture. you'll be surprised how much you love your makeup. And for every NCL session, mom gets her makeup done for free!



Hi, I'm Christin, the photographer. as a girl, i feel like i have an advantage in knowing how the seniors want to look and feel. As a momma, i love creating mother-daughter portraits you'll cherish forever. i'll pose you to perfection and fix your hair before every shot i take. I'm here to help you look natural AND FEEL CONFIDENT.



i might be the photographer, but i am also the in-house-beachy-waves-girl. That's right, I'm going to do your hair and take your pictures. i'll give you the best beachy waves those locks have ever seen. and if you want your hair straight, I can do that too. Moms, if you love the way your hair girl blows out your hair, book an appointment with her the morning of your shoot!



"Our Senior Rec is 2 and half weeks away and now it's getting real.

Looking back on the preparation and planning that goes into this event,

my favourite time was spent with you guys.

Thank you for spoiling us, making my daughter feel comfortable, and for the amazing experience. Jill was a talented make up artist and super easy to work with - she really listened to what we wanted and accommodated as needed. But the best part was watching my daughter's stress melt away as you put her at ease.


Thank you for those special memories

and for the amazing pictures which we continue to enjoy even today. Jacob thank you for your prompt responses and help with questions along the way. You guys make a great team."

- A Class of 2020 NCL Surf Cities Mom

Surf Cities NCL Details


Our NCL seniors get a full senior portrait session, which includes professional makeup, hair, and a 5 outfit shoot. She will bring her white dress as a 6th outfit.


Mom & daughter will come to the studio, the senior will get her makeup done, and then we will start shooting! While I am photographing the senior in the studio, mom will get her makeup done, so that right when I'm finishing up the senior portraits, we are ready for the white dress & mother-daughter portraits! Mom will wear black, daughter will wear her white dress, and we will photograph you both in the garden. If mom wants to bring a casual outfit that coordinates with the senior's beach outfit we can also take a few shots at the beach!


It really is the perfect setup because you get everything you need for senior portraits and NCL in ONE SHOOT!


After your session, you'll come back in to the studio to pick your favorite photos and purchase a package. Packages begin at $500 and we'll submit to NCL a solo white dress photo and mother/daughter photo FOR FREE with the purchase of any package!




MEET Christin & Jacob


Now that you've seen the work and read from happy clients, we want to meet you!


You already know a little bit about me: I'm Christin, the blonde with a camera... the un-professional hair-doer, chatterbug of a photographer.


I am a wife to Jacob and mama to Lilah (5), Sadie (3), and Jay (1)... Yes, those are their ages... Yes, we are crazy people.


Speaking of "we". I do this whole thing with my husband, Jacob. He does all of my emailing and scheduling and ordering. He does basically everything I don't have time to do so that I can focus on the fun part - photographing YOU!


A Winning Combination


"I have been so impressed with the quality of your work and the kindness you show in managing your business. What a winning combination."


-Class of 2019 NCL Mom


Most Fun


"Taking my senior pictures was the most fun I've ever had! I felt so beautiful and I laughed the whole time. Jacob and Christin do an amazing job and I wouldn't have wanted to do it anywhere else!"

-Class of 2016 NCL Senior

Treasured Memories


"From the moment we walked into the
We Heart Photography, its unique vibe
and positive energy set the stage for an incredible session! Our most treasured memories are captured in the priceless photos that we will cherish forever!"

-Class of 2016 NCL Mom

"You are amazing!" -Class of 2018 NCL Mom



"Thank you so much. It has been so much fun working with you. I have loved all three senior photo sessions.
Thank you for allowing me to capture this special time in their lives."


-NCL MOM of 3



“Amazing experience and amazing photos! Christin is professional, talented, and kind. She listens and knows how to put teens at ease. My daughter was treated to professional hair and make-up and her senior photos were stunning. I actually cried. I would highly recommend We Heart Studios for a truly memorable experience.”


-Class of 2017 Mom



"We Heart delivers not only gorgeous and fabulous portraits, but also an experience. My daughters always feel like they have just stepped right off a runway and onto a photo shoot, from the way they are styled to the fun they have.”


-Class of 2015 Mom




(Answered by Jacob, my husband, business manager & question-answerer-extraordinaire)

The start time for your shoot is when makeup begins. For example, if your shoot is booked for 2:45pm then you will arrive at 2:45pm and makeup will begin at that time.
Typically it takes 2.5 - 3 hours from the time you arrive for makeup.
Parents are always welcome at our shoots! We encourage a parent to come to at least the first half of the shoot so that they can help you decide on outfits and whether you would like any changes once the hair and makeup is completed.
Please come to your shoot with clean, dry hair and a clean, moisturized face. Don’t forget to have your eyebrows groomed, nails clean and manicured, and, if you’re a spray-tanner, a fresh glow!
No problem! Just let us know ahead of time so we can let our makeup artist know! We bring her in for every shoot so we want to make sure we let her know if we don't need her!
Our makeup artists have absolutely everything they need to create gorgeous, natural makeup looks on every skin type and texture. With that said, if you’d like to bring any of your makeup, feel free! Our makeup artists want everything to be perfect for you, so if you have a specific mascara you love to use, or even just want to show them your normal eyeshadow tones, bring whatever you want!
95% of our seniors do end up choosing the false lashes to complete their makeup look, but it’s totally up to you! Our makeup artists use lashes that are natural, but add a beautiful definition to the eye. We will chat through all of the details of makeup before the artist gets to work.
We want you to look like YOU, so if you normally wear your hair straight or are blessed with tight curls, we recommend doing your hair the way you like it before coming to your session! You can always text us a photo of yourself if you’re not sure what to do about your hair and Christin will respond with her best recommendations.
Christin takes a test shot before the shoot actually begins and has you look at every single detail of the hair and makeup to make sure it’s perfect. The makeup artists don’t take anything personally, so if you don’t love your lip color, or need more bronzer, we’ve got you covered! We won’t shoot until everything is perfect for you.
You will be photographed in 5 outfits. Bring as many as you want to the shoot and we will help you choose the final outfits based on what you like best and what will photograph beautifully. You can bring anything from jean shorts and a tank to something as glamorous as your prom dress. It's totally up to you! Check out our website galleries and Instagram #weheartseniors for outfit ideas.
Generally Christin recommends: (1) Something dark (like a little black dress), (2) something light (like a creamy sweater and ripped jeans), (3) something colorful/patterned (like a floral top or skirt), (4) something feminine for the garden (like a boho dress), & (5) something beachy for the beach (like a white t-shirt and boyfriend jeans)!
At the end of your session you will schedule your Ordering Session. Typically Seniors and a parent come back to the studio within a week to see all their images, select their favorites, and purchase a package.
Packages begin at $1500. Feel free to E-mail us if you have any questions about our packages.
We’ve got it all! Graduation Announcements, Albums, Canvases, Digital Files, Matted Images, and all standard print sizes.
Thankfully, we live somewhere where it hardly rains! Whenever we see rain in the forecast we usually wait till the day of the shoot to see exactly when it will be raining. Oftentimes it rains for an hour or two in a day and then is clear the rest of the day. If it is going to rain at the time of your session we will reschedule your session.

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Call: 760-576-5513


Email: hello@weheartphotography.com


Visit: 6852 Embarcadero Lane Carlsbad, Ca 92011


Instagram: @weheartstudio

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The studio

6852 Embarcadero Lane


Our studio is located in Carlsbad, California off of the 5 at Poinsettia, in the 3-story lofts right by (actually ON) the coaster station. It is the perfect place for us to photograph indoor,

natural-light portraits.


We have a shooting space with a selection of beautiful backdrops and a meeting space where our clients hang out and comfortably choose their favorite portraits. We work in the studio throughout the week, editing and answering emails. It’s a space that inspires us and allows our clients to have a quiet, private photoshoot experience.



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