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Welcome …

I'm Nick Abadilla, and I work as a professional photographer based in San Diego, California. Here's a quick snapshot (pun intended) of my life …

I've been happily married to my lovely wife Nance for over 20 years, and together we raise our beautiful and vibrant daughter Sophie who gives us reason to smile and laugh each day. We've traveled the world as a family, and are all the better for it. Egypt, China, Japan, France, New Zealand, Turkey ... hmmm, where to next?

I started my business in 2002 following 20 intense but rewarding years in the graphic design industry. With corporate life behind me, I found myself doing a lot of really deep soul searching, ultimately realizing it was time to honor my long-time passion for photography. So with my wife's blessing, I wholeheartedly embraced it as a profession and haven't regretted it for a second. Working from a cozy 1,300 square foot studio in an otherwise ho-hum industrial park, I specialize in commercial assignment, editorial and lifestyle portrait photography. My love for the craft will be evident once you step inside.

With this blog I give you a glimpse into my life behind the camera. I hope you find the posts interesting, entertaining, and maybe even inspiring from time to time. Your comments are most welcome and encouraged. And don't forget to check out my main website at

Well Hello There. And Bye Again.

Once again, I’ve let my blog gather e-dust. Sorry guys. Really, I love sharing my work, my little vignettes of life behind the lens, but migrating my business to another location has been an absolute bear of a task. I’ll spare you the details, but you get the drift here. Busy and distracted. The good news is that the studio is just about ready, and I’m now trying to nail-down a date in July for the much-promised studiowarming party. Right now it’s looking like July 13 or 14. Blues band? Maybe. In any case, the invite will follow soon.

And now that I’m at last ready to gear-up the blog again … this weekend my family and I are departing for a three-week vacation to Turkey. We’re joining ten friends aboard a 33-meter sailing yacht (called a gullet) and meander along the Turkish coastline. How cool is that! I’m sure I’ll have loads of photos that will ensure a string of cool blog posts upon my return.

Lastly, I miss you all and am really looking forward to reconnecting with everyone. Lots to share, you and I. Until then, here’s a behind-the-scenes shot from a recent shoot in my new space. Checkout my website to see one of the final images from this session!

Al and his 1937 Harley-Davidson Flathead

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