Yearly Archives: 2012

San Diego Family Session [Smiths + Handysides]

What an amazing session full of beautiful light, a great location and lots of love and laughter. One of the great qualities about this group is how solid they are as family. They support and truly care for each other. On this particular day, the weather forecast predicted rain. I told Becky [the gorgeous mama...

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Lucy and Say-ho Expecting!

[a san diego maternity session] I  adore these two! I feel incredibly blessed to not only have photographed them as an engaged couple, but on their wedding day and now during this very exciting phase in their lives! They are expecting a GIRL  [whoohoo!] and I couldn’t be any more happier for them!!! Lots of...

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HOME

10 years ago, I called a little town out in the middle of California home. Looking back, I remember anxiously awaiting the day I would graduate so I can escape the cows, the gossip, the endless fields, horrid heat, boredom and lack of so much more…or so I thought. Now traveling back, which I find...

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Timmy Maximilian

Like any kid, you want a pet of your own. To hold and cuddle with, to play fetch and run with til your tummy hurts from fits of giggles. Before we even met Timmy, we knew exactly what we wanted and we couldn’t have asked for a better dog to love and call our own....

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La Jolla family portraits [Buchholz Family]

 8 a.m. portrait session with an awesome family at La Jolla Cove, one of the most beautiful spots in San Diego. Yes, it was early and I’m not usually a morning person, but it was definitely worth it. There’s something about being near the ocean in the morning (or any time of the day for that...

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an ordinary day [video]

I had a moment in the car the other day when the girls were talking about a trip we took almost two years ago to Hawaii. They smiled and laughed while watching the video of our vacation, reliving it all over again. I realized then that I often document on “special” occasions such as vacations,...

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Calamigos Ranch Wedding [Mark + Patricia] Malibu, California

Never say never. When Mark and Patricia met a few years ago at an ugly sweater party, Mark had told her he never wanted to marry. Isn’t it funny how life takes you on different, unplanned paths? You have your whole life carved out in your mind and then certain people enter your life and...

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PALM SPRINGS WEDDING. THE GALVAN ESTATE [ANNA + RYAN]

On a day where the desert welcomed us with dry heat and beautiful surroundings, two very warm and genuine people wed in the backyard of the gorgeous Galvan Estate with their closest friends and family. Usually when I meet a couple for the first time on the day of their wedding, I’m mixed with a...

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PRELUDE. PALM SPRINGS WEDDING [ANNA + RYAN]

I [heart] these two and I can not wait to show more images from their crazy, fun, beautiful wedding! Daisy

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[VIDEO] Boudoir in Bloom

Earlier this month, I traveled to Phoenix to hang out with my good friend, Lynn, and shoot her promo video for Boudoir in Bloom. I was pretty stoked to document this boudoir session through video . Aside from my love of photography, I have grown to really love the art of cinematography as well. There’s something...

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A Culver City Photo Session [Patricia + Mark]

I met up with Patricia and Mark at their lovely home near Culver City last month. I enjoyed getting to know these two. Patricia’s son, Jacob, joined in for a few of the photos. Such a fun family! This one flower decided to bloom that day. A little basketball… We had fun exploring a little...

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Spring [mini] sessions

Spring is in the air! My favorite time of the year. This year, I’ve decided to hold [mini] photo sessions! Please check out the details below… If you’re interested in booking a session, please contact me below for availability + more info. www.daisyvarley.com info@daisyvarley.com 619.405.4780

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The Cream Event at The Book Bindery [Los Angeles]

On March 1, 2012, the two ladies of Bash, Please threw one heck of a party for brides + grooms and curious seekers alike and I wasn’t going to miss it! The Cream Event was not your ordinary bridal fair. This was  a wedding soiree filled with intricate, fun details, delicious food, amazing music, intimate...

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An engagement session in Old Town, San Diego [Lilly + Jose]

I met these two in Old Town last week for the first time.  These two are so adorable together. The first thing I noticed is that Jose has this calm way of making Lilly feel at ease. She was giggling throughout the session, which was fun to watch and capture on camera. They chose the...

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Carlsbad Maternity Photographer [Amber + Kellen]

I first met Amber and Kellen on their wedding day more than 3 years ago. They are are incredibly sweet together and I couldn’t be happier for this next phase in their lives. I met them at their home in Carlsbad. We then headed over to Batiquitos Lagoon. Much love, Daisy

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Lemoore Photographer [When the old becomes new again]

In November, I traveled back to my home town in central California. I always joke that I can smell my way into town. There’s a distinct smell when you’re passing all the dairy farms. It makes me cringe yet smile with a bit of giddiness knowing I’m going back to the place I once called...

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San Diego Photographer [VIDEO] A look back at 2011

This year was full of new adventures, friends and LOTS of quality family time. As a mom and a photographer, I try to document my family as much as possible. Childhood is so fleeting. I don’t want to miss one moment of theirs. I hope you get a glimpse of how truly special my family...

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