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Welcome to your destination for exceptional headshot photography!

In a world where first impressions are made in an instant, a professional headshot can be your most powerful tool. Whether you're an aspiring actor, a corporate executive, an entrepreneur, or simply someone looking to enhance their personal brand, San Diego headshot photographer Cary Pennington is here to capture your unique essence and present you in the best light possible.

"I understand the significance of a compelling headshot. It's not just a photograph; it's a visual representation of your personality, professionalism, and authenticity. With years of experience in the industry, I have honed my craft to create headshots that resonate with your audience and leave a lasting impact". - Cary Pennington

Why Choose Us for Your Headshot Photography Needs?

1. Professionalism:  Experienced photographer Cary who specialize in headshot photography, knows how to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and bring out your best qualities. While still having fun.

2. Personalized Approach:  I believe that every individual is unique. That's why I take the time to understand your goals and preferences before each session, ensuring that your headshots are tailored to your specific needs.

3. High-Quality Results:  Always, use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to capture the highest quality images. From lighting to composition, I very much pay attention to every detail to ensure your headshots are nothing short of stunning.

4. Quick Turnaround:  Understanding that time is of the essence, especially in today's fast-paced world. That's why I prioritize efficiency without compromising on quality. You'll receive your edited headshots promptly, allowing you to start using them right away.

5. Affordable Pricing:  Quality headshots shouldn't break the bank. We offer competitive pricing packages to make professional headshots accessible to everyone.

Whether you need headshots for your LinkedIn profile, business website, acting portfolio, or any other purpose, I'm here to help you make a lasting impression. Let me capture the essence of your personality and help you stand out in a crowded digital world.

Contact me today to schedule your headshot session, and let's embark on a journey to capture your best self through the lens of expert photographer Cary Pennington.



UP to 20 Minutes Outdoor Session

One Look

2 Retouched high-res digital images


Per Person


UP to One Hour Studio or Outdoor

One Look

5 Retouched high-res digital images

Per Person


UP to 30 Minutes Studio Session

One Look

2 Retouched high-res digital images



Per Person


Now you can add additional services to your headshot package.

Need an additional look?

Want to add a co-worker or partner?

Need a quick turn around?

Extra editing?

It's all list to the right


Additional looks - 40

Additional person - 125

Full length portrait - 40

Group (up to 10 people) - 150

Hair & Make-up - upon request


Additional Retouch - 30 per photo

Teeth whiting - 15 per photo

Remove background - 30 per photo


Next Day turnaround - 50

Low-res copy of the rest of images for additional - 50



Lifestyle Approach

Personal branding photos are a great way to let your customers see and feel connected before you even meet them. In addition they add a sense of value and professionalism to your website, business cards, social media profiles, and even resumes. Nothing but high quality business head shots that will help you make a confident and professional first impression.


60 Minute Photo Session

1-2 Looks and

1 Location

10 retouched hi-res images

Full usage / printing rights



90 Minute Photo Session

2-4 Looks and

2 Locations

40 retouched hi-res images

Full usage / printing rights



Additional packages available upon requests, starting at $1200, which includes up to

2 hours of coverage and 3-5 looks and

100 images

Additional looks - $75

Additional person - $150


Family Photography Price




As an artist, my goal is to tell your individual story, safeguarding your treasured memories with sincerity and attention. I excel in seizing those spontaneous, heartfelt moments—the laughter, embraces, and joyful interactions that characterize your family. With my camera, I seek to whisk you back to the heartwarming instances of delight, the comfort of embraces, the excitement of playful gestures, and every sentiment in between. It's a privilege to be present for these significant occasions with each client. Watching families develop and expand brings me tremendous happiness. I look forward with enthusiasm to crafting enduring memories with you!

We recognize the importance of preserving your family's most cherished moments. Our pricing and packages are designed to offer flexibility, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your unique needs.

All sessions are inclusive and encompass:

  • 1 hour session up to 5 family members in a single family at one location of your choice in Carlsbad

  • All images are edited high-resolution digital photos with full printing rights

  • Individual contrast and color enhancement to all photos

  • Images will be displayed in a private online gallery where you can download, print, and share your images

  • Pre-session consultation, style guiding and best color choices


Price $850

Inquire about the smaller packages also available

To reserve your session, a non-refundable retainer of 50% is required at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due on the session date. Sessions are conducted at a location of your choice within a 15-mile radius of Carlsbad. If you desire a location beyond this range, additional travel fees may apply. Each session accommodates up to 5 individuals, with a supplementary charge of $50 per additional person. Timing is crucial in photography, hence sessions typically occur in the evening, approximately 1 hour before sunset, to capture the perfect natural light. However, arrangements can be made for morning shoots if needed. Due to high demand, it's advisable to book several months in advance to secure your preferred slot. Slots fill up fast, so don't delay!

Investing in Your Family's Legacy:

Family photography is an investment in capturing the milestones, laughter, and love that define your unique journey. Our pricing reflects not just the cost of a session but the value of preserving moments that will be treasured for generations.


Book Your Session Today:

Ready to embark on a visual storytelling journey with us? Explore our packages and secure your family session today. Contact us to discuss your specific needs, and let's create memories that last a lifetime.




Welcome to the dedicated page where we dive into the investment of capturing your wedding day. I believe in viewing it not just as a cost but as an investment in the legacy of your love story. These captured moments will become a cherished heirloom passed down through generations, building upon the unique tapestry of your family's history. Your wedding is a reflection of your identity as a couple, and each collection is thoughtfully curated to preserve these significant details and encapsulate the essence of your special day.

My wedding hourly rate for San Diego and the surrounding cities begins at $500 for the first 2 hours, with a minimum of 2 hours to book. As you extend the coverage, the hourly rate decreases. So for example, if you needed 6 hours then the price would be $2400 (instead of $3000).

Feel free to inquire about additional hourly rates. Most couples spend around $3500 with me for wedding photography.


Engagement sessions, lasting 30 mins, are available for $600.

Every package includes the following details:
- Cary Pennington as your dedicated photographer
- Professionally retouched digital images
- Online viewing and secure ordering platform
- Both color and black-and-white toned images
- Flexibility for multiple locations

Should you find photography to be a priority but your budget requires a more tailored approach, don't hesitate to reach out. I am eager to collaborate and create a collection that aligns perfectly with your needs. I look forward to the prospect of hearing from you and being a part of your special day!


Our wedding photography packages typically include between 5 hours and an unlimited amount of coverage. The more time you’d like your photographer to cover your event, the more you’ll have to pay. Additional hours will cost extra.

Photo Editing

A large part of our time will be spent editing and retouching your wedding photos to make sure they look absolutely amazing. Some photography studios only edit very basic and some don't edit at all. We take pride on how we want your wedding photos to look.


Typically only our top packages have a wedding album included, if your package doesn't include an album, you can always order one later. Typically, around your 1 year anniversary is a great time!

Second Photographer

Some packages include a Second Photographer. If your wedding guest list is over 100 people, we always suggest having a second photographer for at least 3-4 hours .

Digital Files

Your wedding photographer’s cost should include the actual images. Digital files can be provided to you in a variety of ways including in an online gallery and/or via a USB drive.

Additional Shoots

Additional shoots like engagement sessions, bridal portraits or rehearsal dinners can be included into any existing package. Just request that in your inquiry to us!


Weddings locations within San Diego County have no travel cost. Travel outside San Diego County then there will be a travel fee based per mile or flat rate depending on location or you might have to pay for airfare and accommodations for a destination wedding.

Print Release

Many wedding photography packages include a “print release,” which means that you can use the photos for your own personal use. However, you will not have a full “copyright release,” so you don’t own the photos and can’t sell the.


Items in this section may or may not be in your wedding photographer priceWhat details matter to you most? Contact me for a customize quote

   Why choose our studio?
  • Our ultimate goal is to make you feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera

  • 17 years of experience in making our clients feel satisfied with their choice in photography

  • Shy in front of the camera, no problem we easily guide you through the best poses based on your look

  • We use the best Canon cameras and lenses that provides stunning quality

  • Strong attention to detail and customer service

  • Quick turnaround times and quick responsiveness

  • Professional editing and retouching available

  • Fully insured up to 1 million dollars in liability coverage

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