About & Testimonials

Why Choose Me?

ricki douglas photographer san diego Portrait photographer

I love photography! It’s the most fulfilling and exciting career that I could imagine. I love capturing the essence of what makes each person special and every company unique. I am passionate about every single photoshoot because it is always a new and exciting experience. I’ve been told my zest for life shines through every portrait I take and that my professionalism is most admired by businesses for their commercial photographs.

See Below for Testimonials

I specialize in Commercial, Corporate and Business Shots, Beach Photography, Family Photos, Candid Photography, Lifestyle Photos, and Pet Photos. I am often called to do Linkedin photos, dating photos for Match.com & eharmony, photos for new websites, advertising photos, and Social Networking photography.

I have been a volunteer photographer for Helen Woodward Animal Center to help those adorable, homeless pets get adopted as quickly as possible. I have also served on the PR Board for Casa de Amparo to raise community awareness for child abuse treatment and prevention. I am willing to set up a session where I will donate $35 to your favorite charity when you book through me.

If you are looking to schedule a photography session in the San Diego or North County area, please feel free to email, call or use the simple form on the Contact page. I will contact you shortly to discuss your photography needs.


Dating Photos - Kerry

I had posted photos taken by friends and family on a dating website, and decided that I needed the professional touch. In the first two days of posting my new photos, the number of contacts I received were more than the total for the previous month.  And what is even better is that I am connecting with the type of person that is attractive to me.  There was someone I was interested in that I had contacted and was ignored.  After posting the photos, she contacted me.  The photos are clearly the difference.

Corporate Photos - Pamela

I needed to quickly have professional photos taken for a business opportunity and selected Ricki due to  her wonderful, alive photos I found online.  I was VERY pleased with the results.  Ricki accommodated my fast timeframe, was very professional and kind, and took some of the best photos I have ever had taken. And her prices are very fair.  It was really difficult to decide which photos to select as there were so many that were great.  She has the rare ability to capture your personality in the photo, as well as assuring that  you look really great! She then worked with me to help me obtain photos good for online and for print.  I highly recommend Ricki!  What a fabulous experience!!!!!

Family Photos -Carol

”I cannot tell you how much I loved all the pictures. I hope we can make a tradition of your photographing our family. Usually everyone comes over Labor Day weekend, and perhaps we can do next year’s Christmas photos in September of 2013. Thank you for all the time you spent with us. Your talent is obvious, and your kindness and patience with us all was beyond the call of duty.

Portraits - Greg

I was just reviewing the photos and reflecting on how amazing you are. Those really are the best shots anyone has ever taken of me. There was a care, an ease, and passion behind each shot. I just think you are one of the most unique, adventurous, and just really nice people I have ever known.

Family Photos - Deb & Dan

Ricki, I just smiled through the whole slideshow of our pics. They are amazing. I couldn’t believe I even saw ones I liked of our “whole family”- which I didn’t think would happen since Jack was “just not having it” yesterday! Wow, I’m so thankful to you for these beautiful photos of our family. You have quite an eye!

Family Photos - Jill & Mark

Thank you so much Ricki, for your kind words and great job today! The pictures are awesome! You captured lots of great shots…I love them all- it will be hard to decide which ones to print….thank you for working with us- you were a delight and made us all feel very comfortable-I will be sure to spread the word!