Folsom Lake Sunset :: Shooting for Fun

And now for something completely different…photos without people in them! My love for photography started with nature. From a young age I’ve always had a good eye and a love of travel. This combination resulted in me getting some pretty amazing shots from some beautiful places over the years. But when photography is your job, you don’t always get a chance to shoot for fun. As I was driving home from a portrait session in Coloma last week, the sky was so breathtaking that I raced to one of my favorite locations to capture it. I had all of my gear with me and the timing could not have been better. The images you see here, while they have been slightly enhanced for the internet and print production, are completely natural. I did not add clouds or color. The sky was on fire!

If you like what you see, you can purchase any of these images (and other from my local and international travels) right HERE. Those bottom three images would look AMAZING hanging next to each other on the wall. I recommend having them printed on metal or metallic paper.

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Sacramento Summer Wedding :: Sanne & David at The Firehouse

Sacramento Summer weddings can be HOT, but Sanne and David lucked out with double digit temperatures for their June 3rd wedding. The Firehouse courtyard provided some nice shade for guests.  Their brick walls, towering trees and white lights are a perfect backdrop for an evening of love, libations and dancing!

Our afternoon started at The Embassy Suites for some pre-wedding photos of the guys and gals. After a short but sweet ceremony, our photo adventure began with a walk to the Tower Bridge and then to the train station. Now it was time to party! Cover Me Badd kept guests on the dance floor all night with their stellar performance. It was one of those weddings that you just didn’t want to end!

Sanne & David’s special day was made possible with these vendors:

Getting Ready: Embassy Suites Old Sacramento

Ceremony & Reception Location: The Firehouse Restaurant

Floral: O’Shay’s Flowers and Antiques

Cake: Freeport Bakery

Live Band and MC: Cover Me Badd

Makeup: Southern Belle By MariaNoel

Hair: Maritza

Photography: Amber Shoop Felts and Aaron Roseli for Shoop’s Photography

And now for a sneak peek of their day! (click to enlarge)


Baby Session in the Studio

It’s baby season! The perfect reason to have a baby session in the studio. We have lots of prop and backdrop options to keep your baby out of the weather and in a safe, clean environment. This little nugget is just 2 months old and already a flirt! He did so great during his session, only crying a couple of times until we got him perfectly comfortable. We will be doing a full family session soon, to include his other siblings and parents. Until then, enjoy this little peek! (click to enlarge)

Celebrate Mom :: Two Special Photo Sessions

It’s time to celebrate Mom! We have two special photo session opportunities THIS WEEKEND! 

Day 1 – May 6th – at ShoopStudios in Historic Folsom
This session will be exclusively for moms and their littles in an intimate setting. Moms and babies/toddlers can cuddle and play on our bedroom set with crisp white sheets.

A simple, natural light set up to capture the love between you and your babe(s). Includes mini-session and 3 digital files.

Cost: $97

Day 2 – May 7th – Lake Natoma Inn Trail
This session will be outdoors and can include mom and her kids, kids only, or the whole family. Kids of all ages are welcome. Includes mini-session and 5 digital files.
Cost: $147

As always, pets are welcome at any of our sessions. Just notify us ahead of time.

Please contact to book.

Spring Mini-Sessions :: Families at The Flower Farm Inn

What a perfect weekend for our Spring mini-sessions! The weather was perfect and The Flower Farm Inn in Loomis provided an amazing backdrop for our families. The flowers were in bloom, the chickens were out, and everyone had a great time! Here is a little peek at our time together.  And in case you missed these mini-sessions, we are hosting Mom & Me sessions on May 6th and 7th. Details HERE.

Enjoy! (click to enlarge)

Senior Portrait Season :: Graduating Brothers

It’s Senior Portrait Season! These brothers turned 18 in the same week and are graduating next month. We had a great session walking around Historic Folsom and a nearby walking/bike trail. We even got little brother in there for a fun photo idea that their mom came up with. So cute!

Congrats Jeramiah and Logan! And don’t worry, Shamus, your time will come!

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Fools for Love :: Johanna & Eric’s April Fools’ Day Wedding

This wedding is not a joke. Meet Johanna and Eric, who chose to say “I do” on April 1, 2017. I heard a rumor that their first date was on April Fools’ Day, and after waiting for the date to fall on a Saturday, they were finally able to plan their perfect wedding. There are so many cool details about this wedding! All of the center pieces and decor came from the couple’s own home. Being a music teacher, Eric has a collection of instruments that seemed to be a central theme throughout the wedding. I love that their DIY wedding was totally original, all the way down to the photo booth! Can we talk about the flowers for a sec? All handmade by Johanna herself! Including her bouquet.  The Firehouse Restaurant served as a simple and elegant backdrop for a beautiful ceremony and evening under the stars. The food was amazing (as always) as was the assortment of house-made desserts. Guests danced the night away to a live band that kept everyone either shaking their booties or holding each other close.

Congratulations Johanna and Eric. I hope you enjoy your sneak peek…and your honeymoon! Cheers!

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Easter Mini-Sessions :: ShoopStudios

Shoop’s Photography will be hosting special Easter Mini-Sessions at ShoopStudios on 4/14/17. These mini-sessions will include a tastefully designed indoor set complete with Spring props, baskets, banners, and more!

Bring your favorite little person or people in their cutest Easter or Spring outfit. These sessions are best for children aged 0-5 and limited to 3 siblings/cousins/friends. If you want to request an older child or more than 3, message me the details and we will see what we can do. Pets are welcome to attend!

Each session is $75 and includes a quick shoot, online viewing gallery, retouching and your favorite 2 images delivered via digital download with print release. Specials will be offered when your gallery is released.

We will hold sessions in the morning and afternoon/early evening. Please EMAIL for more information or to book your spot!

Book by 4/1 and get a BONUS GIFT!! Get a 3rd digital image FREE ($50 value).


Business Portraits :: One Day Studio Special

It’s time for new business portraits! Let’s get a fresh look on your website, LinkedIn, Twitter, social media page and business cards.

Not sure if you need a new image? Well, ask yourself these questions:
1. Has the technology or prevailing style changed?
2. Have you changed significantly?
3. Are you rebranding or have a new career?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those, it’s probably time to update your professional portraits. You want them to resemble the best version of your current self.

Our Business Portrait day at ShoopStudios on April 4, 2017 makes that easy for you. We have several different backdrops to choose from, including an outdoor/natural look. We will help you choose what will work best for your style/industry, and even give you tips on what to wear. The session is quick; you can do it on your lunch hour and still have time to eat and get back to work! We have times available throughout the day and early evening.

After your session, we will post an online viewing gallery for you to choose your 2 favorite images. They will be retouched and delivered in a format that makes it easy to upload to social media or have published on marketing material. It’s so easy and ONLY $75 per person!

EMAIL to book now or click HERE to reserve your spot!

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