A Photographer's Journal

Rita Spiegel is an Oceanside-based portrait and pet photographer. Photographs not only to document our lives, but also tell a story. They bring back memories at a glance. Click here to get back to the main website: www.RitaSpiegel.com or Rita@RitaSpiegel.com. I invite you to look through my portfolios and I hope you enjoy my images.

About Me

In German, "Spiegel" means "mirror". My images reflect me as an artist and photographer, they also reflects my personal identity. My photos reflect how I felt at the time they were taken.

Growing up, I always loved taking pictures and always had a dog. My father gave me my first camera at the age of 8 and I’ve been photographing my world ever since. My first dog was Pepper, a Poodle and Sheltie combo.

I graduated from San Diego State University with a Degree in Art. When I'm not traveling, taking photographs or painting, my "day job" was working as a Non-Profit Program Managers at a variety of organizations, such as environmental, humane societies and animal rescue groups. I photographed many dogs (and cats) for adoption promos.

I share my home with a 14 lb. Pomeranian, named Kharma "Fluffy Pants" Spiegel. He is the CEO (Canine Executive Officer) when my dog photography sessions and has his own blog, called Kharma's Tails and a Facebook Page.

Photographs speak to us in a variety of ways ... whether it's our pets, family memories ... or just having fun. Photographs not only document our lives, but tell a story and brings back memories. My favorite subjects are dogs (and all animals), the beach, people and traveling."Like" my page on Facebook! or follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/rita520

I invite you to look through my portfolios and I hope you enjoy my images.

-- Rita

Professional Affiliations
* Sierra Club Photo Section
* Oceanside Museum of Art, Artist Alliance
* Off Track Gallery - Encinitas

Artist Exhibitions
* Off Track Gallery, September 2010
* El Corazon Senior Center, Oceanside August. 2010
* Pacific Q Billards Room - Jan. 2010
* Oceanside Art Gallery, Nov. - Dec. 2009
* St. Tropez Restaurant, Encinitas, CA 2009
* San Diego County Fair: 1998, 2006-2009 (Honorable Mention and Special Sponsor Award)
* Supreme Bean Coffee House Exhibit – Solo Artist
* Santos Coffee House – Solo Artist

* San Diego Pets
* La Jolla Light
* AAA Magazine
* Ranch & Coast
* North County Times
* City of La Mesa 2006 Calendar
* Fotomall Photographer’s Showcase

* Sierra Club Photo Section
* Helen Woodward Animal Center
* Solana Center for Environmental Innovation
* California Coastal Commission

* Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS)
* Student Environmental Action and Leadership (SEAL)
* Rancho Coastal Humane Society