I'm Sharla - Your Boudoir & Fine Arts Portraiture Photographer in San Diego, CA.
I'm a native San Diegan (I know, I'm basically a unicorn... we do exist!), single mom of two cute blonde sassholes, and lover of burritos, coffee, and country music. I've spent far too many years in school, am an absolute tech-social media wiz (if you ever need any advice about either, feel free to shoot a message my way!), just graduated with my MBA with a specialization in Entrepreneurship (GO BUSINESS OWNERS!) and am currently getting my second Masters!
Art has always been a passion of mine, reaching all the way back to middle school. I was utterly obsessed with painting, charcoal drawings, and particularly fond of portraits. After I graduated from high school, life happened as it always does… and it kept happening. From escaping and surviving domestic violence to becoming a new, single mother at 22 – my focus fell away from art and creating, and instead landed on complete survival. In 2013, I purchased my first digital camera and immediately fell in love. Then, once again, life happened, and I sold my camera and never picked one up again… until mid 2018.
And that’s really where it all began. My camera has become the second extension of me – as soon as I arrive at a session and begin shooting, I feel like I have arrived home.
I can't wait to be your photographer!
Xo - S