Welcome St. Luke Families!  I am excited to photograph St. Luke’s First Communion candidates again!

Church of St. Luke of El Cajon 2023

First Communion portraits will take place on

Saturday, April 29th.

Please book your session by end of the day, April 26th.

15 minute time slots will be available throughout the day from 10:00 until 1:30 (last appointment is at 1:15).   This year we will be photographing First Communion Candidates in the church.  See the gallery below for sample images from both St. Luke’s as well as another local church.

Please read your emails carefully from now until the session day.

Should any questions arise, please feel free to email me: natalie@nataliechiles.com.

DO YOU HAVE SIBLINGS OR MULTIPLES?  Please email me before booking.  I can photograph up to 2 siblings/multiples during any time slot.

Three or more typically require two slots so that we have time and don’t have to rush.


Please note:  the group photo will now take place on May 13th, just before mass. 

Please plan on arriving to STL at 10:15.


If you wish to have a portrait sitting, scroll down and look for the pink “Get Started” button. You will be walked through the process of booking a portrait sitting on April 29th. Please be sure to check schedules and activities for this date and ensure you are available during the time your reserve. Your session is not reserved until your sitting fee has been paid.

Included with Minimum Order


Orders of $39 or more will include a complimentary group photo, which is available as a print only. Only interested in a group photo? Please read below!

Sitting Fee: $25


This fee covers the time of the photographer, editing of your images and presentation of your gallery. You will only need to order the images you love. Print Packages start at $39, Digital Files start at $50.

Please Bring Your Own Items


Please bring your own items to be photographed. This could include a bible, a rosary, a fresh flower, or any other family heirlooms.

One Parent & Family at a Time

Who can come?

Please have only one parent attend your portrait sitting, and only bring those who need to be photographed. You will be asked to stand in the back of the church and possibly assist during the session.

Alternately, if you just wish to have your child photographed for the group photo on May13th, please be sure to be at church no later than 10:15. We will get set for our group photo at that time and you don’t want to miss out! We will send out a link to purchase group photos (available in print form only) when it is ready for viewing.