Susan Otto



My name is Susan and I am the owner and primary photographer for Charming Colour Photography. I've been exploring cameras for over 10 years and I absolutely love it. In addition to being a portrait and event photographer I am also a preschool teacher at a child care center located in La Jolla. Yes, I do both!! Because of this my rates are low which of course my clients love! However, I only accept a few portrait sessions and weddings/events during the weekend. And yes I do also offer sessions during the week as well so don't hesitate to ask :)

So going back to the photography......


Ever since I was a little girl I was obsessed with pictures and all the wonderful memories I was reminded of whenever I looked at an image. These pictures meant so much to me as a little girl and always gave me comfort. Now that I am older I often think, I wish I had more pics from an event, special occasion or age. This is why I LOVE taking pictures. Capturing a special event or moments in time is such a wonderful feeling. 


I first began my passion capturing family and close friends as often as I could. After a couple years of exploring cameras and editing software my portfolio finally grew and I decided to turn my passion into a business. Charming Colour Photography has been in business for almost 4 years ago and it's been an amazing journey. <3

Some of the ways my services stand out is the flexibility, advice and direction I offer. Also, my portfolio consists more of "bright and colorful" images which I absolutely love. If you haven't had the chance yet please explore my portfolio to learn more about my style and what I have to offer. I also encourage potential clients to read reviews about Charming Colour Photography. I am very proud of these!


Reviews can be found on Google, Thumbtack, yelp, and TheKnot.

I've had the pleasure of meeting and working with so many amazing individuals, couples and families, and I am always looking forward to making new clients. Hopefully this is you! If you would love for me to capture your session or event or would like to learn more please do not hesitate to contact me. Email or phone/text and I will respond back very soon.


I'm looking forward to hearing from you and hopefully capturing your memories.

Susan Otto-Kelly

© 2016 by Susan Otto

Charming Colour Photography