I am Shelly,

a mommy of three fantastic kiddos with loving souls and lots of freckles. I am a wife to my funny, loving husband of 25 years. I am a former religious education teacher. I am a photographer, an artist, and a lover of babies especially. Being with them brings me joy, they are each a gift from God and they make me happy.

I am a California native, raised here in San Marcos. My favorite classes in high school were Genetics and Photography! I attended UCSD and received my BA in Physiology. I worked in the biotech industry for a few years before having my first baby and becoming a stay-at-home-mom.

A few summers ago my family visited Yosemite National Park, it was the most beautiful place I have ever seen. We felt as if we were in "The Sound of Music" as we rode bicycles through the meadows and over streams. We then hiked to waterfalls and got wet from the mist. I will treasure this photo forever, taken by a recruited passer-by, who fortunately had an eye for composition and knew how to focus my "big camera".

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Shelly Rosen Photography is based in San Marcos, California.



Tiny baby

photo sessions usually take place during baby's first two weeks after birth. Baby is the most sleepy and curly during this time period, giving us the awesome opportunity to create some super special images of this fleeting time.

I supply many props, blankets, baskets, hats and wraps to utilize at your session in my home studio. Baby will always be soothed, cuddled, and fed as needed during a photo session. Because of this, please allow about 3 hours for our session.

Baby Milestone Sessions

Milestone sessions at pushing up (3-4 months), sitting (6-7 months), standing (9 months) and first birthday.

Newborn a la carte Session fee: $175

Newborn Simple Session: (Includes 8 digitals) $375

Newborn Full Session:(Includes 35 digitals) $575

Add-On: Mini-Maternity Session $99 w/ full newborn session

FRESH 48: (Includes digital package) $275

Milestone: (Includes digital package) $275

Contact Shelly for a complete pricing guide.

Shelly Rosen Photography offers 5×7" and 8×10” gift prints starting at $20 and $30. Portrait and digital collections begin at $299.

I offer a variety of unique and handcrafted products including prints, digital files, session albums, gallery wrapped canvas, wood and metal prints and storyboards.

Most proofing galleries contain 25-40 final unique images.

Professional retouching included with purchased images.

Session fees do not include product. You may order your favorite items a la carte or add-on a portrait and/or digital collection.

Where to?

Newborn baby sesions take place in my studio space in San Marcos, Ca. Newborn sessions are best scheduled for within baby's first 5-14 days, while baby is still fresh, soft, and curly. If circumstances do not allow for this, newborn sessions are still available but may take on a less sleepy, less posed look.

High School Senior sessions are ususally shot on location, here in North County San Diego. We are blessed to live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth! We will work together to choose just the right spots to create beautiful, custom images perfect for you.