You and I Photography Studio: Blog en-us You and I Photography Studio (You and I Photography Studio) Wed, 03 May 2023 18:37:00 GMT Wed, 03 May 2023 18:37:00 GMT You and I Photography Studio: Blog 120 120 Family Photo Time! So you're looking to update those Family photos? We can help you do that, no sweat!

The first thing you'll want to do is pick a photographer who's work you LOVE! That's the number one, most important thing. You get this right and it's almost certain that you'll be happy with your new photos. But there are a few things to keep in mind if you want to set your shoot up for success (and make your photographer so very happy). Here are a few Do's and Don't to think about before your next Family Photo Shoot:


  • Plan ahead: Start thinking about what you're going to wear at least a week in advance. This will give you time to find the right outfits and make sure they fit well.
  • Coordinate, don't match: Gone are the days of everyone wearing the exact same thing. Instead, coordinate your outfits by sticking to a color scheme or style that complements each other.
  • Consider the location: Think about the location of the photo shoot and choose outfits that will work well in that environment.
  • Accessorize: Add some personality to your outfits by adding accessories like scarves, hats, or jewelry.
  • Get your hair and makeup done: Getting professional hair and makeup done can add a polished look to your photos and make you feel more confident.


  • Wear anything too trendy: You don't want to look back at your photos and cringe at the clothing trends of the time. Stick to classic styles that won't look dated.
  • Dress too casually: While it's important to be comfortable, you also want to look put together for your photos. Avoid wearing anything too casual or athletic.
  • Overdo the accessories: While accessories can add some flair to your outfits, don't overdo it. Too many accessories can distract from your beautiful faces.
  • Forget about the weather: Make sure you're dressed appropriately for the weather conditions, especially if you're taking photos outdoors.
  • Show up unprepared: Make sure everyone in your family is well-fed and well-rested before the photo shoot. A cranky toddler or hungry teenager can ruin the mood and the photos.

I hope these tips help you feel more prepared and confident for your next family photo shoot. Remember, the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the experience with your loved ones!


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Kids, Kids, Kids!!! Lifetouch got you down?

School pics aren't doing it for you? Need a little extra umph to capture the specialness of your kiddo(s)? We have got you covered! 

Here are 5 TIPS for having a FUN, successful family and KIDS photography session!!


Posed photos are lovely and typically we can make it happen, however, in our experience some of the most precious, memory making photos are those candids that capture our babes the BEST! Laughter always tops a posed smile. Laughing (generated by silly dad jokes) is a fabulous way to get great pics without pushing a grin! Be cool with candids for those photos you'll love for years and years to come!


Kids LOVE the outdoors and everything that comes with it! Find a pile of leaves to throw, some snow to play in or a flower to admire. Make a game of it and the magic will reveal itself! Let the kids have fun and we will do the rest :)



I love when we have siblings. The love or annoyance they have for each other can both come through and it's wildly precious regardless. When these little humans grow up one day they will remember who was by their side in their youth! We let siblings interact freely and oh man, is it SPECIAL!!


One of the most important things is being sure that the kids are comfortable.  When we do pose them, we want it to be natural and to their personality. We like to warm up with some fun games like skipping, running, tickle fights (between the family), or duck farts! LOL We want them to like us and feel comfy!!

Outfits are also important when it comes to comfort. So, you want coordinating outfits? Be sure the kids like them, and can move in them freely.  Try them on a head of time to be sure they are good to go! 


Come into your session relaxed, well fed and well napped! Drop the stress at the door so it doesn't echo through the family. Bring snacks and we will take breaks as needed; as my grandma always said, everyone will feel better after they eat! haha! 

 As well, manage your expectations. Pinterest sets the bar high, but if you allow things to unfold organically I promise you'll be pleasantly surprised! At the end of the day, we want you to have a beautiful, memorable and enjoyable experience!!



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Tebbs Family Ranch We made it! Voytek and I have relocated our little family to Southern Utah, although, we will still be providing our services to California, Nevada, Utah and beyond! We had the pleasure to photograph the GORGEOUS Tebbs Family at their cattle ranch in beautiful Panguitch, Utah!  Check out our new surroundings and this fun adventure!


This photo is classic to the gorgeous season change we experience here in Southern Utah! Yellows, oranges and reds pop throughout the mountains near Cedar City, Parowan, Brian Head, Cedar Breaks, Duck Creek and Panguitch Lake.  You have to hurry and take advantage, because when the weather turns cold those colors go with it.


Christian was born to be a cattle rancher, following in his fathers footsteps. He romped this valley when he was little and takes pride in the legacy he carries on!

These kids! They are some of the most eloquent, lovely, considerate, kind, and polite little humans we have had the pleasure of working with! They operate from LOVE and that is a direct reflection of their parents! We love to photograph kids in a lifestyle way. Kids photography is special in that you get to capture a tiny glimpse of their littleness. We allow them to be themselves capturing their very personality. It's a heart burster! 

Alice! The Momma; the queen! She is the domestic engineer of this fabulous family. We always give some love to each individual in a photoshoot. You never know when you may want to frame a gorgeous photo of yourself and pop it up in your house! It's our philosophy that every women should see herself, in a photo in this case, as beautiful we see her; as beautiful as she is! 

First comes love... Let's not forget how this family started! When two people are in love, we let that love shine! Couples photography is our jam.  Now we have the beauty of Southern Utah to enhance the love we capture.  


Thank you, Tebbs Family, for such a wonderful evening of fun and love! We look forward to the next time we get to visit the Tebbs Family Ranch!


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Ariana and Matt Ariana & Matt

Engagement Session May 21, 2019

Dana Point

What a perfect spot for so many backdrops! Dana Point boasts sweeping ocean views from the Dana Point Headlands Conservation Area to the Ocean Institute for a marina setting.  Salt Creek Beach measures up just the same with its tall cliff backdrops and crashing waves.  These two beautiful people were up for the adventure! 

We love road photos. There is something so symbolic about the amazing adventure and journey that lies ahead.

The wildflowers here are almost as beautiful as Ariana and Matt

Look at the PASSION!

The trail headed around the Dana Point Headlands Conservation Area

You know they workout! Dirty Dancing watch out!

We love everything that is happening here. Nature, ocean, marina, love.

The commitment to lay on the ground.. That's what makes GREAT photos!

We can't wait to capture more of this in 2020!

Salt Creek Beach has some amazing things happening.  Smooth rocks for days, sand, cliffs and, of course, water.

The Ocean Institute offered yet one more backdrop with this rustic and industrial look!

CONGRATULATIONS, Ariana and Matt! You are simply stunning, and we look so forward to your April 2020 wedding!

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Shannon and Miles Shannon & Miles

April 6th, 2019

Infusion Beach Club and The Living Desert Zoo, Palm Springs


We had an AMAZING day with Shannon and Miles! Their Palm Springs wedding was the perfect mix of posh and chic meets nature lovers and ridiculous love! Take a look at our adventure with them on their wedding day.

Meet our gorgeous bride, Shannon, in this super special moment with mom and sister helping her get ready for her big day.

Meet our handsome groom, Miles, who isn't afraid to unleash a little swagger! 

The anticipation and excitement of the FIRST LOOK!!

The Living Desert and Zoo was almost as beautiful as mushy haha 

Gotta love an adventurous couple who will brave the wind where power is made for this electric shot!!  

Thank you, Shannon and Miles for having us! We enjoyed being a part of all the feels this day!

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You and I WELCOME to You and I Photography by Voytek! Let us introduce you to the absolute inspiration to our work: our family!

Voytek and Lynsey met in 2011, and it was pretty much love at first few hours of conversation. We had a QUICK engagement and were married October of 2012. We knew that we had found our partner for life, so why wait?

Lynsey + Voytek's WeddingPhoto Credit: Connie Palen Photoworks Photo Credit: Connie Palen Photoworks Photo Credit: Connie Palen Photoworks


Voytek has been taking pictures since he was 7, when his grandfather gave him his very first 35mm camera. He always loved looking at the world through his lens.  He studied photography and videography in college, and proceeded on to Photography School. He began with gorgeous landscape photography and stylized promo shoots for actors and performers.  When a friend asked him to shoot their wedding back in 2007, he realized his passion for the story of love, along with great lighting, awesome landscape backdrops and a couple enamored with each other.

Melissa + EricFirst wedding shot by Voytek

This brings us to today! We moved to San Diego shortly after our own wedding in 2012 and joined the ranks of True Photography, the #1 wedding photography studio in San Diego.  6 years and over 250 weddings later, Voytek had refined his skills earning the prestigious award of Photographer of the Year for 2 consecutive years. You and I Photography was born in this our 6th year in San Diego.  Having established himself with the many venues and coordinators across San Diego County, we knew it was time!

VoytekRunning away from dinosaurs!


Lynsey is Voytek’s partner in crime. She is the client relations master, making sure your needs are 100% met! She is an Opera singer by night, singing professionally now for over 10 years all across the nation and internationally.  By day she explores her love for relationships through marketing and client relations. With 20 years of experience, she is eager to hear all about your wedding day and be sure that all of your photography needs and expectations are covered.

Lynsey's Maternity~ Julian, CAIt's nice to have a photographer as your Hubby :)

Lynsey's Maternity~ Borrego SpringsDesert light is the best Lynsey's First Professional Photo ShootPhoto Credit: Future Husband

Juliette is the Queen of the house. She runs us and makes sure everything is in order ;) She is our little spunky, energetic, actress. She dances and sings everything she does .  She will be 5 this year going, on 25! JulietteContemplation JulietteOh yeah, That's me!

Harrison is our newest addition! He is our drooly, bubble making, laughing, mover and groover.  He is the current center of all attention, which Juliette definitely protests to at times. We always try to make it up to her of course!

  What a faaaaccceeee!

HarrisonMy CAMERA! HarrisonSO MUCH CUTENESSSS! Can you handle it?
In our name ‘You and I Photography’  is our family. Life brings ups and downs, hoping we have much more of the up moments. We provide beautiful, story telling moments and memories of love to look back on. As a reminder that in love, life and family, hard times and great times there is always You and I. Looking back at our pictures, I know that we got this thing called life babe. XO


You and I FamilyThe one good photo we got out trying for 1 hour where both kids were somewhat cooperative!



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