Spring Mini-Sessions 2018

Spring Mini-Sessions for 2018 are here! We are so excited about this year’s event. We have chosen 2 dates and locations to fit your needs.

4/14/18 – Held in our natural light studio in Historic Folsom. Light, bright colors, flowers, greenery, and of course our balcony (weather and light permitting).

5/6/18 – Location TBD, outdoors. Great opportunity for Mother’s Day portraits!

Your 20 minute session will be guided by Amber, and within 2 weeks, your images will be lovingly retouched and able to view on your custom online viewing gallery. You will then choose your favorite image (you can add more digitals or prints for a fee). All for just $97.

To book, simply pay your session fee HERE. You will then be contacted to choose your date and time.

Happy New Year :: Monterey Family Portraits

Happy New Year! 2018 is off to a running start! Our first family session of the new year brought us to Monterey to photograph this beautiful family. Before they moved out of the Sacramento area, they were regular clients of mine. We decided it had been too long since our last session so I traveled to Monterey to have some fun on the beach with these sweet girls. We also visited Mission Ranch, which is one of my favorite places to shoot! In between clicks the girls searched for rocks and shells for their terrarium, and snuck a toe or two into the water. I hope this becomes an annual trip for us!

Here is a little peek at our adventures (click to enlarge):

You’re Invited :: Winter Boudoir Party 2018

You’re invited to the Winter Boudoir Party 2018 at The Studios on Sutter on January 20, 2018. Join us at our Folsom Boudoir studio (newly expanded with 2 beautiful rooms to make our magic!) for an afternoon of sipping champagne, beauty makeovers, and dancing in your sexiest underwear! I will capture you at your best using my expert lighting and posing techniques – all you have to do is show up and bring a fun attitude.

Each session includes the following:

Complimentary wine/champagne/mimosas and light bites
Hair & Makeup by the amazing Christi Reynolds Beauty
15 minute consultation to go over outfits and backgrounds
45 minutes of photography time where you bring your A-Game and I create art!
Post-shoot consultation within 1 week to review your 4×6 proof prints (yours to keep) and place final orders
Your favorite 5 images retouched and delivered via digital download
All this for only $597 (valued at over $1,000)

Book by 1/5 to receive these added bonuses:
Private gallery app for your smart device ($97 value)
5 Additional Digital Images ($250 value)

Reserve your spot HERE!

Mr. & Mrs. Lapp :: Married at The Firehouse

Mr. and Mrs. Lapp were married at The Firehouse on October 20, 2017 surrounded by friends and family. Both the bride and groom got ready at The Embassy Suites before their long awaited first look near the Tower Bridge. It was such a sweet moment, followed by a fun photo adventure around Old Sacramento. Kyle and Anneliese’s ceremony was scheduled for the evening, so in order to get some nice natural light images, they opted for a “first look”, and I am so glad they did!

After guests arrived, they were treated to a candle-lit ceremony adorned with twinkle lights and the most beautiful florals by Bella Bloom. While we took a few more photos of K & A, guests enjoyed the decor, drinks and appetizers before sitting down to a delicious meal provided by the chef at Firehouse. The rest of the evening was full of dancing (thanks to DJ Ron Davis) and making happy memories before the guests of honor were showered with light during their special exit.

And I have to point out how cool those groomsmen gifts are! And make sure to look closely at the bouquet image…it contains some special family heirlooms. I am also in love with that cake and you know it tasted incredible because it was from Freeport Bakery.

Mr. and Mrs. Lapp, I hope you enjoy this sneak peek at your day. Thank you for letting me be a part of it!

(click to enlarge)

Special thanks to Victoria Flower Photography for assisting and getting some great shots!

Fall Mini-Sessions :: Folsom Families 2017

Our first round of Fall Mini-Sessions are complete! We had a handful of Folsom families out for our first local mini-session event and they are all adorable! Some I’ve photographed before, and others were first timers. By the end of the session they all felt like old friends to me! It can be challenging getting a family and children comfortable with me in just 20  minutes of time, but we did it! Here is a little peek at our session along Willow Creek.

FYI – walking or taking photos along train tracks is illegal and considered trespassing! These tracks are not out of use – but you can contact the Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad company to get permission and find out their schedule before using the tracks.

Enjoy! (click to enlarge)

Engaged in San Francisco :: Alice & Kelly

Meet Alice and Kelly, engaged in San Francisco! These sweethearts live in the Bay Area, so their choice of Baker Beach with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background was a perfect fit for them. I always enjoy an adventure so traveling to SF to create this dreamy engagement session felt more like fun than work. Alice and Kelly were so easy to work with, and didn’t even flinch when a nudist (part of Baker Beach is a nude beach) almost photobombed one of their shots! During their session we saw at least 2 weddings, one proposal and countless naked people. Somehow we were able to work around all the chaos and get some great shots!

Enjoy this little peek at our adventure, and look for their Folsom wedding to hit the blog next June. Cheers! (click to enlarge)

Class of 2018 :: Emily

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s senior portrait season! This class of 2018 graduate is a gorgeous girl and soccer stud! Emily will be attending the University of Evansville in Indiana next Fall. We had a great time exploring the Hinkle Creek nature area and Lew Howard Park during her session. The sunset was right on time and made for some great light to capture Emily doing her thing!

Enjoy the sneak peek! (click to enlarge)

Lauren + Justin :: An Old Sacramento Wedding

Lauren and Justin said ‘I do’ on 9.16.17 in Old Sacramento at one of my favorite wedding venues, The Firehouse. It was an elegant evening filled with laughter, drinks, dancing, friends and family. Lauren and her lovely ladies got ready at The Citizen Hotel. We met up with them there to capture some of the pre-wedding rituals before heading to the Firehouse to capture the groom with his groomsmen, along with all the fine details of the ceremony and reception decor.

Lauren was escorted down the aisle by two very important men in her life; her father and her stepfather. It was a sweet moment and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house as they brought her to Justin. The ceremony was touching and fun, and after a BIG kiss, Mr. & Mrs. Soanes made their way back down the aisle, ready to party! After some fun family, wedding party and bride and groom portraits, the party was on!

This beautiful day would not have been possible without the help of these great vendors:

Bella Bloom Flowers

Summer Brazell Makeup Artist

Amanda Bowen Hair Artist

Freeport Bakery

Forever Vintage Rentals

And now, for a sneak peek of Lauren and Justin’s special day. Click to enlarge.


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