Monthly Archives: September 2010

don’t you just love…| folsom senior portrait photographer

…when you’re shooting your promo video and a random horse comes by? I know I do. A few weeks back I was in the middle of getting some footage of Jessica for a new promotional video for my photography business when this gorgeous horse came strolling by. His owner was so awesome and let us use him for a few images and I was just thrilled. Like seriously jumping up and down type of thrilled.

Jessica on her own is absolutely stunning and Crunch the horse was a perfect fit for her look and what we were going for. I love the way these images turned out and can’t wait to see how everything translates in film. It’s going to be amazing!

shooting for fun | folsom photographer

Creativity. I’ll admit, sometimes it can be hard to come by. It’s easy to just get in the routine of taking pictures instead of creating artwork. Like writer’s block, photographers often experience the same thing–that lack of creative juices. Sometimes, they’re just not flowing.

So what’s the cure? Get a super cute couple, three other amazing photographer friends, and a camera. I promise you–you’ll feel creative. And if not creative, definitely inspired, energized, and maybe a little giddy (okay–client’s of mine know this is a definite for me. The only way I can explain my squealing, “Eeeeekkk!” when looking at an amazing image I just took is sheer giddiness).

So here’s the backstory. A few months ago I fell in love. It was pink. It was ruffly. It was layers and layers of 1950′s tulle goodness. And it had to be mine. So I clicked the little “buy” button on etsy and within just a few days it was. But one thing was oh so wrong about this gorgeous vintage dress. Everything was a perfect fit but the rib cage. After realizing that it probably wasn’t the best idea to wear a corset for the next few years just to get into it, I put out a call for all narrow ribbed gals.

And lo and behold, Vanessa answered. Well, actually her sister, Rebekah, one of my best friends, answered for her. I knew that Vanessa would be great for this dress and when she picked it up, I reassured her (and maybe myself a little) not to feel bad if it didn’t fit–it was a very tiny dress. So when she texted saying that it fit perfectly I was thrilled (and a tad bit jealous).

And when Jessica Feely,  Katie Elmer and Keri Dalebout, decided to plan a shoot just for fun, I knew that Vanessa and her hubby Jonmichael would be great models for us. We split up in pairs to photograph Vanessa and Jonmichael and Courtney, our other model (her pictures to appear on the blog soon!). I don’t have tons of practice photographing couples so it was fun to have Keri take the lead and learn from her experience in photographing people in love. I couldn’t be happier with these images–taken with my brand spankin’ new 70-200mm. Love that lens / new workout equipment. That beast is heavy but oh so worth it.

holiday mini sessions | folsom portrait photographer

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!

Okay–I’m singing Christmas carols because I’m trying to convince myself that Christmas really is just around the corner. I should know that it is–this time of year is always my busiest season, so I’m planning ahead this year. And so should you. That’s why I’m releasing my mini session information in September so you have enough time to plan for your holiday portraits. This year I’ll be offering mini sessions at The Portrait Boutique (sorry, no family mini sessions this year–but I do have two spots left for full family sessions in 2010–contact me if you’re interested). Each mini portrait session is for one child and will last 20 minutes. I’ll have one backdrop setup and will offer two separate days of sessions. Last year these filled up within a couple of days, so if you think you want to schedule a session, contact me as soon as possible to ensure your spot!
(Please note that a $75 deposit is required to reserve your holiday mini session.)

cutie pies | folsom children’s photograher

I just love this family. I have photographed them quite a few times now and they just seem to get cuter and cuter with each session. We spent some time in and around the studio on Friday and captured some great images. I’m loving the gorgeous light from my windows up there at The Portrait Boutique–I think the window sill is my new favorite place to photograph little ones.