The quality of Michelle’s work has been widely recognized by clients and top publications


2014: Voted Top 5 for San Diego Portrait & Wedding Photographer by the A-List 

Published in Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine

Featured on The Motherhood Anthology 

Featured on Lemonade & Lenses

Featured on Life & Lens Blog

Dozens of 5 star reviews on Yelp

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We can’t thank you enough for the beautiful collection of images that we received! As Ted phrased it after our meeting, “You can’t put a price tag on that”. Through your talent, fine taste and eye for detail, while holding these photographs you so elegantly presented, we are able to stand still in this fleeting moment, reflecting what love we have that has grown in our family through Brooks, while realizing an even more profound joy that is to come as we await the birth of our second son. We will cherish these keepsakes for many generations to come. Thank you for this priceless gift!  – Emily D. 

San Diego Maternity Photographer

“Michelle captures the moment we are living annually for us, and in the most beautiful way, having these still, candid frames to remember the present moment, has slowed it down.  The simple details captured {her wisps of thin golden hair, her tiny chubby fingers, the way she fits so perfectly curled into me, the softness of her baby-doll skin, her soft suckling as she nurses, the curious wonder in her gray-blue eyes…} brings a gentle pause into what otherwise would fly by in the ever quickening, wonderful roller coaster of this life. In the Psalms, the psalmists use the term “selah” to remind the reader to pause and drink deeply in that refrain; Michelle has given us priceless “selahs” in the moments she captures for us once a year.”     -Britt M.

San Diego maternity photographer

Michelle photographed our wedding on April 2nd, 2016 and I just want to share what an amazing part of our day she was!! From our very first meeting Michelle was not only the most professional photographer we met with but also the most personal. She was and helped me be incredibly organized throughout the process. On our wedding day she and her counterpart worked together seamlessly and kept everyone relaxed and smiling. 🙂 Thanks to her my wedding day was perfectly on time and relaxed!  My beautiful photos were available to me in record time and Michelle provides so many special touches with everything she does. The pictures speak for themselves! Thank you Michelle for a capturing our special day as only you could. We look forward to having you capture many more memories in our future. – Amie A.

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“To say we are absolutely thrilled with the pictures Michelle took would be an understatement.  We LOVE them!  Definitely exceeded our expectations…and, as my husband and I always say regarding photo shoots, “if we get just one or two good photos, we are happy.”  Well, no surprise, we have a ton of great photos from the session and are using four for our holiday card this year.  The icing on the cake for us was working with Michelle.  She is beyond nice and easy to work with.  She has a lot of ideas and is always option to others.  She also has a lot of patience, which was nice for us because our 3 year old daughter was having a “3 year old kind of day.”  We will definitely hire Michelle again and highly recommend her to anyone and everyone!”     -Stephanie S.

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Michelle of Michelle Popp Photography is a San Diego newborn photographer also specializing in maternity, family, baby and wedding photography in San Diego, California, Carlsbad and Del Mar areas.


The quality of Michelle’s work has been widely recognized by clients and top publications