Hello, I am Toby Ogden. I am the owner and main photographer for Image In Love Photography.
I grew up in Encinitas and Carlsbad, CA and I’ve spent most of my life in the ocean surfing as I still do to this day. I started my photography career after transitioning from a professional surfer where I was working very closely with photographers for doing advertising photoshoots 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, and I was able to sell some photos to other companies and get my photos published in magazines and on websites. It was not long until my boss approached me to become a 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 photoshoots for weddings, engagements, maternity, and other family photoshoots. 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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San Diego Photographer Tobias Ogden 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.