I am Tobias Ogden. I am the owner and main photographer for Image In Love Photography. I wanted to give you a little insight as to how I ended up photographing weddings and other family photography.
I grew up in North County San Diego. Since I was 5 or 6 years old, I’ve spent most of that time in the ocean surfing. I grew up surfing in Encinitas and I wanted to push myself to become a professional surfer. I got sponsors and competed as an amateur till I was around 18 years old. I was working with photographers getting photos and making video parts for surf movies and I started my photography career after transitioning from a professional surfer where I was working very closely with photographers for doing advertising photo shoots and editorial photo shoots. I worked with many photographers and was always very curious about photography.
When I was around 25 years old I was transitioning out being a pro surfing athlete and started working for companies like No Fear and Arnette Sun Glasses as a manager for professional athletes in Surfing, Skateboarding and Wake Boarding. While traveling to beautiful exotic places around the world, organizing photo shoots with the athletes, I was developing my passion for photography and decided to pick up a DSLR and a few lenses. In fact my first camera was the Canon 10D. That camera was one of the first good quality DSLR cameras that semi pro photographers could get their hands on. I used that camera to capture my travels and I was also capturing photos of my athletes doing their thing.
When I came back from a trip I was showing the higher ups in the company my photos and then they started using them in magazine advertisements, was able to sell some photos to other companies and get my photos published in magazines and on websites. It was not long till my boss approached me to become their full time staff photographer. I was scared at first and the more I thought about it, the more I was just getting so excited to make this be my life. I was still going to exotic locations around the globe, going to all kinds of industry events, I was also spending lots of time working with models and getting lifestyle photos for catalogs to show the new line of clothing coming out. It was after working with the lifestyle part of photography that I was dabbling into photographing weddings.
My photography was all over the place from shooting action photos, product photography, lifestyle photography, studio photography, underwater photography, fashion photography, travel photography and also doing some wedding photography. I did this for about 8 years and I consider all those years as my schooling. I was able to learn from other photographers and figure out how to photograph almost anything at all. I took all that experience with me into becoming a full time wedding photographer, Maternity photographer, Engagement Photographer and all other Family Photography.
That brings me to today with several hundreds of photo shoots for weddings, engagements, maternity and other family photo shoots. I’ve been able to work with so many cool people and venues and vendors in this industry and I absolutely love where I am today. I feel very lucky to be a full time family photographer in San Diego.
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Image In Love photography offers services for Wedding Photography, Engagement Sessions, Maternity Photography and all other Family Photography at all locations in San Diego including but not limited to Imperial Beach, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Balboa Park, Mission Trails, Point Loma, Sunset Cliffs, La Jolla, Del Mar, Torrey Pines, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Temecula, San Clemente, Oceanside, Fallbrook plus also servicing the Hawaiian Island including Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu. Also inquire about Wedding Photography for Destination Weddings.