Best Photo Locations in San Diego

This is a guest post written by Lindsey at George Street Photo & Video. If you are planning a San Diego wedding Lindsey has suggested some of the best photo locations in the area to consider. If you haven't picked a location as of yet San Diego is a fabulous choice! Out of all the places I have traveled and lived San Diego truly has the best weather!

Best Photo Locations in San Diego

Rugged mountain ranges, sparkling seascapes, miles upon miles of beautiful beachy goodness...there’s a reason they call San Diego ‘America’s Finest City’! Every inch of this SoCal paradise is as pretty as a postcard — and covered in pretty spectacular photo locations.

From the surf and sand to the scenic walking trails, scope out a few of the spots that should have a place on your San Diego shot list.

La Jolla Shores Beach: Close your eyes and picture the most perfect destination, filled with dozens of gorgeous features fit for a tropical oasis. That’s La Jolla Shores Beach, one of the most popular spots in San Diego. When the tide is low and the sun is just glistening over the sand, head on over to Scripps Pier and let your photographer snap away!

Mission Trails Regional Park: Vast canyons, natural greenery and forests as far as the eye can see, this sanctuary is peace and tranquility at its finest! If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city crowds, be sure to make a stop at Mission Trails Regional Park. And feel free to take a spontaneous hike while you’re at it!

Balboa Park: Museum aficionado? Filled with incredible landmarks like the San Diego Aerospace Museum, Balboa Park — also known as the ‘Smithsonian of the West Coast’ — offers visitors stunning architecture and some of the most beautiful views of San Diego. And, due to its close proximity to the Aerospace Museum, don’t be surprised if you encounter a few jet planes soaring above as you pose for shots!

Torrey Pines State Reserve: Speaking of striking city views, Torrey Pines is also known for its magnificent spread of the San Diego cityscape. The best part? The reserve offers so much location variety — just a short hike through the natural backdrop, and you’ll be privy to gorgeous ocean scenery and over 2,000 acres of pristine coastal bluffs! There’s truly nothing like it.

Cabrillo Point: Two words — sheer beauty! Home to the Cabrillo National Monument, once of the most beloved landmarks in San Diego, you’ll find this spot right at the top of Point Loma Peninsula. Not only do you get prime views of the San Diego Bay and sprawling Pacific Ocean, but you get a front-row seat to the skyline and the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, a local gem. Stunning!

I know, I know — some of these locations are so beautiful that you couldn’t possibly imagine picking just one! That’s why it’s important to chat with your photographer and develop a plan for locations, which will make the process so much easier. And don’t forget — it’s your photo session! So, let go, have fun and let the beautiful Californian backdrop take you in! For more information on wedding photography and videography, please visit George Street Photo & Video today!

Get back to your pre-pregnancy body faster after baby!

After giving birth to my beautiful baby girl Isla I was excited to get back to my pre-pregnancy bod. To help me lose the extra inches I gained on my waist and hips I used Shinkx Belly & Shrinkx Hips wraps.

I just love these wraps! Made of quality material you don't have to worry about the wraps falling apart. Using Shrinkx helped me to reshape my stomach and hips very fast after pregnancy. The photo above is me a couple of days before giving birth and the second photo is me 3 weeks post pregnancy.

Here's how they both work:
Shinkx Belly is the only belly band with full torso triple compression. Shrinkx Belly's triple points of compression let mom customize the location and level of compression on the abdomen giving her individual postpartum belly support where she wants and needs it the most. Shinkx Belly is made of breathable mesh fabric that molds comfortably to the body and will not hinder movement. Because the band is lightweight and conforms to the body, Shrinkx Belly is easily worn under clothing makeing new moms look and feel better instantly. The belly band also has built in boning to help support the lower back and improve posture while breastfeeding.
The Shrinkx Belly postpartum belly wrap is available in two sizes (Small/Medium and Large/X-Large) and retails for $39.99 at

Shrinkx Hips hip compression belt is an easy and natural way to naturally reduce the size of your hips after childbirth. Shrinkx Hips works thanks to the hormone Relaxin which loosens pelvic joints and ligaments so baby can pass through birth canal. Relaxin stays in moms system up to 8 weeks after delivery keeping hips soft and malleable. When worn in the first 8 weeks postpartum, Shrinkx Hips provides constant, even compression to guide hips back to their pre-pregnancy position. Shrinkx Hips is clinically proven to narrow hips with 95% of moms returning to their pre-pregnancy hip size, or smaller after wearing the belt.

The Shrinkx Hips is available in two sizes (X-Small/Small and Medium/Large) and retails for $49.99 at

Have you tried any of the Shrinkx wraps? What do you think? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Note: Shrinkx sent me samples for this post. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Do you like to pamper your pup?

If you like to pamper your pup then you will love the Raindrop Fountain by Pioneer Pet!

Why the Raindrop Fountain is so cool!

*Your pooch will love the circulating water and you will no doubt find your pet at the fountain much more than a plain drinking dish. Riley was visiting his fountain within seconds after I plugged in. I also notice that he drinks more water which has always been a struggle for us to get him to do.

*Chic design fits in any room of the house! Really the stainless steel bowls fit well with any decor.

*Easy to clean & dishwasher safe

*Stainless Steel helps to prevent bacterial infection

*Holds plenty of water so you don't have to refill as often as you would with most other dishes

*Replaceable charcoal filter for clean and pure, healthy water

Not only do I recommend the Raindrop Fountain for your pup but I think this would be a unique gift idea for the dog lover in your life as well. It's a gift that would be remembered by both pet & owner :)

Pioneer Pet also manufactures Pet Feeders, Cat & Kitty Toys, Scratch Pads, Litter Products, & Pet Beds. I don't have a cat but here are some of the products that I think are really cool below.

To purchase the Raindrop Fountain or other pet products by Pioneer Pet click here. What do you think...have you tried the Raindrop Fountain? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Note: Pioneer Pet sent me samples for this post. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Baby's Journey Easy-Reach Tub Review & Giveaway

One of my fave ways to spend time & bond with my newborn baby girl is bath time and I'm so happy to have the Easy-Reach Tub from Baby's Journey to help me.

Here's why I think the Easy-Reach Tub from Baby's Journey is just the best!

*They call it the Easy-Reach Tub for a reason. This tub design makes it super easy to access your baby.

*Easy to fold for travel and storage

*Can be used in sink for sponge bath

*Grows with your baby from 0 - 2 years of age

*Changes into larger tub with back support for toddlers

*Machine washable and can hang dry from shower curtain for quick drying to prevent mildew

Baby's Journey Easy-Reach Tub is available at Babies R Us and Wayfair you can click here for more info. Have you tried Easy-Reach Tub? Would love to hear your thoughts! Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a Easy-Reach Tub. Good Luck!

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DRIA Cover Review & Giveaway!

As a breastfeeding mama a comfortable & stylish nursing cover is a must have! My fave nursing cover is the DRIA Cover and here's why:

*Stylish: Be prepared for many compliments because the DRIA cover is so pretty! I packed my DRIA cover in my hospital bag & the nurses LOVED so much :)

Just check out all four of the fabulous styles below. I choose the Solana Style (see pic. below) but I would definitely wear all of them!

*Comfy: Made with Modal fabric. If your not familiar Modal is one of my fave fabrics. It's so soft and light. It's also wrinkle and shrink resistant.

*Versatile: Not only is the DRIA Cover a nursing cover but it can be used as a car seat & stroller cover for your babe(see pic. below).

*Quality: All DRIA Covers are hand cut and sewn locally in San Diego, California to ensure the highest measure of manufacturing quality.

*Travel Friendly: The DRIA cover offers a lot of privacy unlike other nursing covers. All sides are covered when using the DRIA cover & mom can easily peak inside at her baby in private. Since the DRIA cover is made with modal fabric it's wrinkle and shrink resistant so mom can fold or crumple in a small ball to pack in your bag or under your carriage.

To purchase your DRIA cover click here. Have you tried the DRIA cover? I would love to hear your thoughts! Also, make sure to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win one of these fabulous covers. Good Luck!

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Note: DRIA Cover sent me samples for this post. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

stylish hospital gowns do exist!

So recently PatientStyle sent me one of their lovely Lilli Rue nursing gowns & anti-microbial socks which I just heart! As a breastfeeding mom, having a nursing gown is key & seriously who doesn't love a cozy pair of socks :)

Why I heart Patient Style's Lilli Rue Nursing Gown:

*Comfy: Made of 60% cotton & 40% polyester this gown is very soft for both mom & baby
*Ease: The flaps and slits at chest allow easy access while keeping everything covered
*Quality: Tested in commercial laundry to last over one hundred washes
*Stylish: The Lilli Rue gowns are delicate and pretty compared to stiff hospital gowns

Why I heart Patient Style's Lilli Rue Anti-Microbial Socks:

*Comfy: These socks are so soft and cozy!
*Safe: They have non-slip bottom treads for stability
*Healthy: These socks have anti-microbial properties (how cool is that!)

Here are a few other Patient Style products that I think are great:

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What do you think? Have you tried or heard of PatientStyle? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Note: Patient Style sent me samples for this post. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Pump Anytime, Anywhere, & Around Anyone with Freemie!

During my pregnancy I decided that I was going to give breastfeeding a try. With so many benefits to baby and mom I figured that it was worth it to give it my all. I took a couple of classes and spoke to other moms who had nursed their babies so I knew the benefits but also the challenges.

Since, I'm able to stay at home with my daughter I decided that I would mostly breastfeed but I also knew there were going to be times when I would need to pump. That's why I was so happy when Freemie agreed to work with me and send me their Manual Breast Pump and Hands Free Concealable Breast Pump Collection System to review.

Since, I would only be pumping on occasion I decided that the Manual Breast Pump was best suited for my needs.

What I love about the Freemie Manual Breast Pump:

Easy to use - Easy to prepare the Freemie Pump. Boil parts for 10 mins. & assemble in seconds.

Easy to clean - With only 4 parts (not including tubing) it's very easy to take care of your Freemie Pump.

Travel Friendly - I found compared to other breast pumps the Freemie Manual Breast Pump was more petite which makes it easier to pack.

Easy to conceal - Freemie Pumps fit right into your bra compared to other pumps that you have to hold which makes for a much more comfortable pumping session. While I'm using my Freemie System I can check my email/phone messages or just relax with a cup of my Mother's Milk Tea & book or magazine next to me.

Wallet Friendly - Freemie Pumps are well worth the price of $69.95

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If you would like to purchase the Freemie Breast Pump Collection you can click here. What do you think...have you tried Freemie Pumps? I would love to hear your feedback!

How to look pretty in the delivery room!

Okay, so giving birth is hard work. Thankfully, women have so many more tips and items available to help them feel more comfortable during the delivery process. For me, comfort is feeling pretty even in the delivery room. That's why I just heart my Pretty Pushers Delivery Gown from Milk & Baby.

Available In One-Size (2-16 pre-pregnancy) & Plus-Size (18-26 pre-pregnancy)
• 100% Cotton, Disposable
• Tie-neck halter for immediate skin-to-skin access
• Frontal opening to allow for fetal monitors
• Low-cut back to allow for epidural access if necessary
• Adjustable tie closures
• Wear it. Dispose of it

Not only did I feel pretty with this gown on but I loved how comfortable it was. During the labor process it gets pretty hot. The lightweight & non-constricting gown felt great on my skin. I received so many compliments from the Nurses :) It was also easy to open allowing for access for fetal monitors and epidural, etc.

The Pretty Pushers Delivery Gown is sold at the stylish maternity and nursing wear store Milk & Baby. Here are some of my other favorite items from Milk & Baby.

Would love to hear your thoughts. Have you tried or know of anyone who has purchased the Pretty Pushers Delivery Gowns? What are your thoughts? Also, have you shopped at Milk & Baby? What are some of your favorite items?

Tommee Tippee Review 360 sealer diaper disposal system

As a new mom I wasn't quite sure what to look for when researching diaper disposal systems. That's why when Tommee Tippee reached out and asked if I would like to review their 360 sealer diaper disposal system I was really excited!

So here is how it works:

The Tommee Tippee 360 sealer diaper disposal system individually seals diapers to lock in odor. Just drop the diaper in the pail and then turn the dial. After you drop your diaper in the disposal the super seal technology seals each diaper all the way around. This way odor is locked in and won't seep out. There is absolutely NO smell! The pail holds 30 sealed diapers. It's also super easy to empty when full. Just tear film to rip apart & remove Easislid drawer. Films are easy to change and each one seals up to 100 diapers. I highly recommend this diaper disposal system. Easy to use, efficient and NO smell what's not to love!

Just check out this short video on how the Tommee Tippee 360 sealer diaper disposal system works here.

You can purchase the Tommee Tippee 360 sealer diaper disposal system and refills from Babies R Us here. What do you think? Have you tried any Tommee Tippee products? What do you think? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Miracle Blanket Review

She's finally here and I couldn't be more happy! One thing that has been saving me as a new mom is swaddling.

Here are some reasons why swaddling works so well:

*Helps baby to sleep better & longer

*Prevents facial scratching

*Stops twitching that wakes your baby

*Makes your baby feel warm & safe

My favorite swaddling blanket is the Miracle Blanket and here's why I heart so much!

For me, I found swaddling Isla with other swaddling blankets to be confusing but Miracle Blanket made it very easy. The nurses at the hospital LOVED the Miracle Blanket :) Here's a pic of Isla in her Miracle Blanket below.

Miracle Blanket is the world's most Pediatrician-Recommended Swaddler. The Miracle Blanket uses a unique, patented design that combines two of the most effective solutions to calm a fussy baby: classic swaddling and the lateral belly wrap.

I also just adore the styles avaialble and like that it's made of 100% cotton.

One Size Fits All Up to Fourteen Weeks and 100% Lifetime Guarantee.

To purchase a Miracle Blanket for your baby click here. Have you tried Miracle Blanket? Would love to hear your thoughts!