Graphic designer by trade who evolved into a fine art photographer.
→ Worked as a photo lab specialist at the age of 18 and learned the beauty of developing film. → Graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in graphic design and photography. → After graduation, created designs and branding for a wedding jewelry company in Boston. → Moved cross country to pursue my craft and Babsie Ly Photography was born. → Based in San Diego, California with my sweetheart, Michael. (My amazing second shooter) → We photograph weddings, engagements and portraits throughout Southern California. We also travel to any destination where love calls. → When we’re not behind the lens, we love to travel, spend time renovating our home, trying hidden gems and watching movies.
My passion as a photographer and artist is to create meaningful images that will be cherished forever. I strive to capture connections and stories through life's fleeting moments. My artistic approach is a combination of dreamy, romantic and light-filled imagery whether its light and airy or dark and moody. I appreciate clean aesthetics, vibrant colors and the little details.
As a hybrid photographer, I shoot in two different formats, film and digital. This gives me creative range to shoot in different settings and environments. Film allows me to conceptualize what I'm about to shoot and be present in the moment. The creamy skin tones and painterly feel is timeless and beautiful. I love how film evokes so much emotion in a portrait. This is one of the many reasons why I incorporate film into my work.