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The Why: My Purpose

Being a photographer isn't just a job for me; it's a profound calling. I see myself not merely as a wielder of a camera but as a storyteller, someone with an innate passion for translating the world around me into visual tales.


Interpreting the World:

My lens isn't just a tool; it's an extension of my perception, capturing the essence and nuances of every moment. Each frame is an interpretation, a glimpse into how I perceive the beauty, emotion, and significance embedded in the world.


A Passionate Storyteller:

More than freezing moments in time, I'm driven by the desire to tell stories. Each photograph is a chapter, and every session is an opportunity to craft narratives that resonate with authenticity and emotion. It's not just about clicking; it's about narrating stories that endure.


Freezing Moments, Unfreezing Memories:

There's a profound joy in freezing "that moment," that split-second in time where life's beauty is encapsulated. My passion lies in helping others preserve these moments, allowing them to relive and reminisce about the most significant times in their lives. It's about creating visual time capsules that unlock memories at a glance.


A Commitment to You:

Every click, every session is infused with a commitment to share your story authentically. It's about understanding the depth of your moments and translating them into a visual language that resonates. Through photography, I strive to connect people not just with images but with the emotions, stories, and memories within.

In essence, my "why" is rooted in the belief that every moment holds a story worth telling, and as your photographer, I'm here to ensure those stories are captured, celebrated, and cherished for a lifetime.



Cary Pennington is a San Diego headshot photographer based in Carlsbad, CA where he helps companies and individuals grow their businesses by creating images of their personality and brand. Specializing in headshots and personal brand photography for entrepreneurs and business owners that want to take their business to the next level. Creative headshots available for acting professional, corporate executives and professionals like doctors, attorneys and more. Restaurants owners and chefs, Cary can also help create stunning images that will make your food look irresistible.

He creates delicious culinary images for food brands, cookbooks, restaurants, food bloggers, food retailers and magazines recipes. 

Being the jack of all trades he still offers weddings and engagements photos, family photos, commercial and product photography,

fine art photography, corporate events, landscape, beach photography, interior home photography.


Locations served, San Diego County including North County San Diego, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe,

Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, La Costa, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista and San Marcos.

All right reserved © 2005-2024 by Cary Pennington Photography

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