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Mary Jo Falvey Photography

San Diego, CA


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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020


I'm a San Diego lifestyle photographer specializing in active, vibrant and joyful portraits and candid photos. My approach to photography is casual and down to earth. I love documenting the special moments which capture who you are. I'll help you plan for the session so that all bases are covered: wardrobe, location, posing preferences and session tips.

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4 customer reviews

5 April 2019

Mary Jo Falvey took amazing photos at my sons’s wedding! There were so many great ones. Not only did she capture the love between the bride and groom, but the innocence and playfulness of the flower boys and girls. These pictures are priceless!

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4 January 2019

MJ was seriously the best photographer we've ever had. She does an amazing job getting to know who she is working with and what you want. I wasnt just looking for shots just of my girls smiling I was looking for their personality and she did a wonderful job capturing that. She was so patient with our crazy girls and us Haha. She used various angles that produced breathtaking photos to include using the reflection of the water in some of her shots to generate increadble effects. We highly recommend MJ and will be using her again soon! More...

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5 November 2018

MJ has been photographing our twins since their birth. She has a great knack for taking candid shots that show off their personalities and capture our sweet family moments. Love her work!

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24 October 2018

Mary Jo has an excellent eye! She captures the perfect moments, sweet expressions. Her work is amazing!

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There are three secrets to taking a great photograph: Fill the Frame (so, set up your composition to have a focal point), Control the Background (eliminate any unnecessary distractions from the photo) and Wait for the Moment (be patient and let the magic happen).

What are your goals for the session? What are the names, ages (for kids) and a fun tidbit about the people who will be there? Are there any special circumstances I should know about ahead of time? Are there any "must have" photos you would like me to take? Have you had professional photographs taken before?

I love meeting people! I love seeing the delight on people's faces when they see their pictures. I love creating timeless treasures for people and their families.

When my children were small I wanted to have family pictures taken, but never made the time. On those occasions where the five of us were in one place, I was the one taking the picture, so my face is non existent in those photos. Does this happen to you too? Mom, you need to be in the photo! Looking back, I wish I had made time to schedule photos of my family with a professional photographer, where I could just show up and let everything be handled for me.

I am approachable, caring, and down to earth. I love capturing candid moments which show your true spirit and joy. I will help you plan for your perfect photo session, including wardrobe styling, location scouting & overall theme. This way you can relax and enjoy the session.