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Funky Bus Mini Sessions in Carlsbad, CA | Celebrating 5 Years


Family mini session in Carlsbad, CA with The Funky Bus

It’s a celebration of fun, family, and funky vibes as we mark five incredible years of Funky Bus mini sessions in Carlsbad, California! This amazing collaboration between myself, Leigh Castelli Photography, and The Funky Bus is a favorite! The sessions sell out every time we open booking, as people just love the Funky Bus. It has become an iconic part of California’s coastline.  

A Fan Fav: Funky Bus Mini Sessions

It’s no secret that the Funky Bus sessions are a fan favorite. From first birthdays to Sweet 16s, family reunions, prom proposals, engagement celebrations, holidays, and beyond, the bus has been a part of countless celebrations and cherished moments. People just can’t get enough of the vibrant and fun-loving atmosphere it brings.

The Funky Bus Mini Sessions are a whirlwind of fun, offering 20 minutes of fast-paced photography magic. These sessions effortlessly blend the beauty of the California coastline and landscapes with the classic charm of the 1968 VW bus. The result? Gorgeous imagery that captures the essence of every moment.

The Funky Bus

The Funky Bus is a brilliant blue van that captivates hearts from the moment it pulls up. The 1968 pop-up roof allows for standing room inside the bus, and the bohemian-inspired interior is a dream. With LED lights, eucalyptus-styled flooring, and classic Z bed couches, it’s a world of comfort and style.

Behind the wheel of The Funky Bus is owner, Dan Funk. Dan is a father of three little ones and husband to his wonderful wife, Lauren, who is the sweetest! They make the cutest couple driving around Cali in their fully restored VW bus. You can’t help but smile when you see The Funky Bus pull up. 

In addition to the amazing memories captured with The Funky Bus, it is also about creating an unforgettable experience. Leigh Castelli Photography provides customized goodie bags for all the kiddos and fur babies at the end of each session, which is just the icing on the cake! 

The past five years of this amazing collaboration has brought so much laughter, smiles, and unforgettable moments to countless families and individuals. I am so glad everyone loves these sessions as much as we do and incredibly grateful for the last five years with Dan and the funkiest bus in San Diego!

To celebrate, we are offering one last round of mini sessions this fall on Sunday, November 5th, just before the holidays! Ready to sign up for your session? BOOK HERE!

If you are interested in learning more about my portrait photography, please reach out here!  I can’t wait to hear from you and talk about how I can help capture your precious family memories!  You can view my family portfolio here!

View more beautiful families I’ve had the honor of capturing on the blog!

Solana Beach Family Session | The Maggio Family

California Coastline Beach Session In Carlsbad, CA | The Leslie Family

Gorgeous Family Beach Session in San Diego | The Clute Family

Summer Extended Family Session | The Griffin Family 

Oceanside California Family Session | The Montgomery Family

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