a young boy blows flour off his arm

Curious about documentary sessions? Check out this documentary session I did with the Garrett Family and see why YOU need to book one!

A Day in the Life: Capturing Timeless Moments with the Garrett Family in San Diego

An expecting parent

Hey parents – let’s chat. If you’re here, you’re probably smack dab in the middle of the first trimester and wondering what the fuck is going on with your body and your emotions. Don’t worry, I’ve got you. As a birth photographer who’s been through this shit myself (twice), I know that the first trimester […]

That First Trimester Though… – What To Expect in Your First Trimester | San Diego Birth Photographer

san diego birth photographer, jamilah allen, sits at her desk holding her nikon

I didn’t want to write a blog. No seriously. I am an avid reader and I love to write but the idea of writing a blog and having to update it sounded like an actual nightmare. I was told over and over that photographers *need* a blog and it’s so good to have and I […]

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