We are Chad & Lindsey Tuthill

of Zoetic Photography. Based in North County San Diego, we are a husband and wife team that specializes in family, newborn, children/babies, engagement, and maternity photography. We photograph on location all over San Diego County and have a studio in San Elijo Hills, San Marcos. We are both creatives at heart and when we aren't shooting, we are exploring nature with our daughter, making music, and traveling! We've been photographing San Diego families, couples, babies, and bellies since 2015 and could not love it more! As parents ourselves, we know how fleeting childhood is and it is our privilege to photograph San Diego families and document them in beautiful, artistic ways. We love the connection we have with our client families and never take for granted the honor of photographing you and your loved ones.


Hugs, L & C


Zoetic (zəʊˈεtɪk)

Adjective: pertaining to life; living; vital


Logo origins:

The brushstroked “o” in the Zoetic Photography logo represents the Japanese ensō, which is a circle that is hand drawn in one movement to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create. It symbolizes endlessness and the state of mind at the moment of creation.



Nikon D850 47.5 MP Digital SLR & Nikon D810 36.3 MP Digital SLR Cameras
Assorted Prime Lenses
Digital Darkroom utilizes Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop CC 2024



We have both trained extensively in the technical aspects of photography, light (studio and natural), and retouching, with extra training in newborn posing and safety. We continue to always study, learn, and cultivate our skills in both photography and retouching with ongoing trainings as well. As members of The International Association of Professional Photographers, as well as The International Association of Newborn Photographers, Zoetic Photography is officially recognized among the best newborn photographers based on technical skill, creative artistry, and business professionalism.




We shoot on location all over San Diego County from our rustic mountains and trails to our gorgeous beaches at sunset. Our San Marcos studio (bordering Carlsbad, California) is typically within a 30 minute drive from many family communities of San Diego and this is where we photograph newborns, babies, and cake smash sessions! Areas we serve: San Dieg, San Marcos, San Elijo Hills, Carlsbad, Vista, Oceanside, Escondido, Poway, Encinitas, Del Mar, Rancho Bernardo, La Costa, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, 4S Ranch, Carmel Mountain, Rancho Penasquitos, Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, University City, etc. We've had clients from as far north as Temcula and as far south as Chula Vista!




Zoetic Photography | San Marcos, CA Phone: (619) 817-5050


Studio hours:

Monday 9am-2pm, Tuesday 9am-2pm, Wednesday 9am-1pm, Thursday 9am-2pm, Friday 9am-2pm

On location hours:

Golden Hour 7 days/week




It’s extremely important to find a photographer that resonates with you and your aesthetic. When you’re hiring a photographer, you’re hiring a professional for their technical skill as well as their artistic style. We favor bold simplicity and aim to convey real moments of connection and love. We like deep, rich colors, and our work is dramatic, bold, and vibrant. We maintain this aesthetic both in our San Marcos, CA studio and on location out in nature. So whether we are doing your maternity, newborn, or family photography session, you’ll have that consistent style that we are known for.




Please reach out to us and we will send over a pricing PDF depending on the type of session you'd like. Sessions start at $225. We do not charge separate session fees. We have straightforward pricing that includes the cost of the session + the amount of retouched digital images in your gallery. We look forward to hearing from you!

Client Testimonial


I am so happy to have found Zoetic Photography and to have met Chad and Lindsey! I was searching for someone to take newborn photos of my baby and of course waited until the last minute to book. Chad and Lindsey replied quickly and provided information and affordable options for their services. We were able to find a time to schedule the session and everything was so easy. They were so professional and communicative, and, most importantly, so very kind.

We arrived to the session and they welcomed us and got started. I felt so comfortable with them holding the baby and getting him in just the right positions for the perfect photos. They had all the right tools and tricks to keep a newborn comfy - Lindsey definitely has the magic touch, as the baby stayed asleep the entire time! We were in and out in the time they had proposed and in just a few days, we ended up with the sweetest, most special photos of our little guy.

The whole process was easy, comfortable, and seamless. I definitely recommend them and will use them again. In fact, we already booked and attended our holiday session with them for our first family pictures! We had the same easy, professional experience and got some really precious photos. I look forward to baby's first birthday and his cake smash session next year!


-Jenn M

Contact Us

Please fill out the form below!

Let us know:

  1. The amount of people you'd like included in your session as well as the ages of any children you'd like included.
  2. If you are wanting a session on location, please let us know the type of setting you're interested in (rustic, beach, etc.)
  3. If you are looking for maternity and/or newborn sessions, please let us know your due date and/or how many weeks you are now.

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Zoetic Photography

Serving San Diego, San Elijo Hills, San Marcos, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Vista, Escondido, Oceanside, Rancho Santa Fe, Harmony Grove, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, 4s Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos, Carmel Valley, Solana Beach, Del Mar, & La Jolla.