Daughter, Kelly Connor, Editor for Vogue magazine thanking her Mom, Kathleen Connor


Our cover features present a very human side of your brand to our readers. Let us introduce you to our audience so they have a chance to know you, trust you and like you. The cover gives a professional perspective of your business and autobiography published in a cover story inspires credibility and confidence in your abilities. These fully customized stories capture your personality, communicate your business values and details the mission that drives what you do and how you do it.

Locally owned businesses are the very backbone of our culture, economy and character. We are devoted to raising the visibility and viability of locally owned businesses which further the development of stronger and more sustainable communities. Our private magazine is delivered to 3,700 Rancho Santa Fe home owners every month with information to keep the neighborhood on the pulse of latest local business news.


Your cover story will be a family heirloom and a way for your great great kids to know you. It will also compell our Rancho Santa Fe readers to become invested in what you do. We take the blueprint of an autobiography, condense it with precision and power while peppering it with the successful business achievements in San Diego. It will be an autobiography embossed in history and your great, great grand children will pass on the best from your story to their kids.

What of your triumphs and life philosophy would you like to stay in your linage? This is a chance for the impact you've made in the world to echo forever within your family. Also, it is the best way to ensure our our readers learn about soul behind your business at their own leisure. Perhaps there is a business message you'd like to include as part pf your story? Imagine meeting 3,700 local residents home owners individually and telling them about your business and what you do differently. How long might that take? We can introduce what you to this neighborhood and highlight the chapters that will connect with them in one article.

We Create a Photo Narrative to Pull Our Readers Into Discovering Your Unique Story

The magic of french cooking entertained this New Zealand family and kept the kids occupied while adults chatted

Is a cover story the best way to attract our readers to become invested into your non-profit?

With headline like ‘I’m glad I have cancer,’ (above) we had a lot of positive feedback from Rancho Santa Fe including Susan Hoehn, one of our many readers. Every day, Blaise Barrelet battled cancer which he’s thankful for. Why? It led him to his burning purpose.... saving local families from losing a loved one to cancer. Their business is CureMatch.

A story cover can pull our readers to become interested in a cause you passionate about. It may even land the next donation or investor for your chosen charity. Rancho Santa Fe and Del Mar are extremely philanthropic communities with many retired folk who live there. Take Blaise's story for example. For cancer awareness month we designed an article to generate an emotive response and drive donations through storytelling.

Fierce, powerful, precise...

A cover story photo spread amplifies your speciality. If your business was a super hero, what would your super power be? Super Mom, Super Nerd or Super Boss. We create a visual narrative to answer these questions in a compelling way...

Lorelen Ng, a single mother of three takes, what she learned from her four star admiral Dad to teach her kids about balancing family life with a robust work ethic.


All of our featured stories are professionally written. Our writer will collaborate with you to create an interesting story that delivers your family and marketing message in a sophisticated way. Our articles will use a professional photographer to provide high quality images and meet your approval as we develop your story. Keep in mind all deadline dates given will need to be signed off on as there is only ONE chance to proof your story. This requires fact checking only, not rewriting. Check the stories above to make sure our writing style resonates with you. You likely will only be able to choose from the final photos for your cover depending on when cover shoot is booked. Google docs is the format we use to fact check with a scheduled phone call, please let your writer know she needs to walk you though how to use it. We're happy to assist to make the process seamless and fabulous!

A natural moment caught after Lorelen tells her daughter she is a modern day warrior

Local Entrepreneurs Teach The Next Generation About Success

We cover local stories that interest one of America's most influential and affluent neighborhoods in the nation. With residents like Shaun White, Jenny Craig and Bill Gates in Rancho Santa Fe, we make sure our audience can read the latest about their neighbors in a quality publication. We make sure our publication is well read by including relevant content to this community to connect neighbors with local stories.

Niki Connor, Torrey Pines Graduate, Fuels Oscar Winners with Nutrition Coaching

Why Rancho Santa Fe Connector?

We want the decision makers of the household (the one with the credit card) to read your story and become invested in what you do. With residents like Shaun White, Jenny Craig and Bill Gates we make sure our audience can read the latest about their neighbors in a publication which holds accuracy in high regard. We make sure our publication is well read by including relevant content to this community to amplify the voice of our cover stories.

Our publication is distributed to 3,700 Rancho Santa Fe P.O. boxes monthly

Content is designed for Rancho Santa Fe and Del Mar neighbors specifically to keep our readers engaged

We have an 89.0% open rate from featuring a neighborhood family on the cover

We keep our publication small (no more than 42 pages) to make it easy to read from cover to cover

We keep the magazine 50% content and 50% ads to ensure our readers are not flipping through 20 pages of ads to find the table of contents

Wrapping up a cover shoot, award wining singer, Amy Scrugg leans in to thank her husband for being her rock

How it works

  • The cover story will be created by a professional writer and edited to connect with our Rancho Santa Fe readers.
  • Once your questions are completed and cover story is created, we will make a time to shoot the cover with our professional photographer. Please note it is very important to only share with us information you are happy to see published. Also, only submit any photos you are happy to see published. We will not have time to accomodate any change of heart with content submitted. If there is anything you feel on the fence about, simply don't submit it. Focus on what you are passionate about to share with Rancho Santa Fe.
  • Once your portraits are edited you will choose from final 10 for the cover. If you choose to order the first package, you will receive 10 print copies of the magazine and 10 polished photos and a framed copy of the cover
  • With the second package, you will receive a full commercial license to share and “repurpose” your story on social media, your website, newsletters and blogs
  • If you choose to buy the high res digital copies, you can make your family portraits into Christmas cards
  • The best part? If you haven't had a chance to update or write your about page, post your cover story instead. Save yourself hours and let us take care of crafting an 'about page' in the form of a story. Bam


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Once your cover story is created, as our cover story producer is not compensated by The Connector for her 20 hours it takes to create photos and story of quality, please make sure the following process makes sense...

There will be options available to purchase cover photos, a digital copy and/or sponsorship space. For photos, copies of the magazine and digital files, packages which include a commercial license to publish all content on social media and share with your clients, family/friends via website or email.

We will need to fact check the story with you before it is published before the 1st of the month. Please note that due to the deadline, (3rd of the prior month), we will have only one opportunity to fact check the article before publishing.

Please note: Cover story writer does not always have access to printed copies of the magazine. You will be able to order the digital file from her want to purchase her photos and publish the cover story on social media or send to your many adoring fans in an email.

The cover story will be created by a professional writer and edited to connect with our Rancho Santa Fe readers. If google docs is a program you are not familiar with, let us know, we are happy to walk you through it for a seamless proofing session. We can schedule a 30-minute session of your choosing to refine the cover story together.

Once the cover story is created we will make a time to shoot the cover with our professional photographer and schedule a viewing session to see your portraits.

If you prefer to schedule your viewing right after the cover shoot and order photos to use in the story, let us know ASAP. We will need to make sure there is time for post-editing before the cover deadline.

Once your portraits are edited you will choose from ten photos for the cover.

With the second package, as well as the above, you will receive a full commercial license to share and “repurpose” your story on social media, your website, newsletters and blogs.

With ordering high res digital files of the magazine you can post it on the ‘about’ page of your website to show potential clients you are a trusted member of the community with a legitimate cover story.

By agreeing to move forward with a cover story note that Felice Kinnear Photography and Best Version Media can use and publish photographs, pictures, portraits or images here described in any and all forms and media and in all manners including composite images or distorted representations and for the purposes of publicity, illustration, commercial art, advertising, publishing (including publishing in electronic form on CDs or internet websites), for any product or services, or other lawful uses as may be determined by the photographer.

A reminder there is only chance only to fact check (proof) the final article. The only way to do this is to schedule a phone call or send minimal changes to writer by numbering the page, paragragh, and line that needs addressing. Once confirmed, edits made for A.P. style will be applied. After you have approved the final draft, all rights to review or approve any use of the images will not apply. Please understand you will not be able to see the final magazine until it is published and we need to let the designer create the photo layout without any changes.

If clothing is borrowed from a partner boutique recommended, please understand you are 100% responsible for the care of all garments and accessories. We highly recommend taking photos in detail of all items borrowed and inspect on return to ensure the condition is kept. I understand I will purchase any damaged goods at full price in the event the items are not returned in perfect condition.

Venmo is preferred payment app but check or cash can be used for all payments and deposit. If you are not already connected with this app, please let your photographer know. A deposit must be paid to secure the date.

Commercial License: On full payment for cover story, digital copy of cover article and photos Felice Kinnear will have permission to publish and print all high-res files in shared dropbox folder. This includes and is not exclusive to, promotion, social media and any other publications. Photos can be replicated or cropped however the client sees fit to best represent their brand.

The article will be published in the next available issue. I am excited to publish your story on the cover and look forward to working with you soon!