Bellies & Babies

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.

Fall Mini-Sessions 2017

It’s time to announce our Fall Mini-Sessions for 2017! The kids are back in school and the holidays will be here before you know it. Our mini-sessions make holiday cards and gifts so easy! And they aren’t just for the family. Want a quick business or senior portrait? A photo of or with your pet(s)? Want to capture that baby bump? It’s your 20 minutes, use it how you please!

Each session is 20 minutes long. While that may not sound like a lot of time, I have been doing this for 10 years now, and I know how to capture variety in a short amount of time. Plus young kids and camera shy adults will appreciate this abbreviated session. The location will be pre-determined and you’ll show up a few minutes before your designated time. 20 minutes later, you’re done! It’s that easy.

Our Fall Mini-Sessions also include an online viewing gallery, select retouching, your 5 favorite hi-res images delivered via digital download with print release, plus specials on prints, gifts and holiday cards! All for just $150.

I’m excited to announce some new locations this year! Check out the dates below:

9/30 – San Francisco (Crissy Field)

10/8 – Tahoe (Incline Village)

10/15 – Folsom/Foothills area

11/11 – Folsom/Foothills area

Exact times and locations TBD. These sessions SELL OUT every year, so if you know which date and location you want, grab it now by paying your retainer HERE. You’ll be contacted soon after to finalize details.

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Welcome Home Cade :: Garden Valley Family Photography

Welcome home Cade! I just love seeing my wedding clients grow their families. I traveled out to Garden Valley last week to document the newest addition to the R family. Boy is he a cutie! His big brother still isn’t too sure about him, but I think he will grow on him eventually. Congratulations on a healthy, handsome little boy!

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Oh Hello :: Meet Baby Aubrey

Meet Baby Aubrey! Isn’t she just the cutest? She surprised her parents (and photographer!) by arriving a little earlier than expected, but we were able to get her into the studio for her first photo session at just 8 days old. She was such a trooper and really just wanted to sleep. Milk + tropical temperatures make a great recipe for a happy, snoozy baby! Enjoy this first peek at Baby Aubrey.

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Meet Luke :: Folsom Newborn Portraits

Meet Luke. Just 5 days old here! These Folsom newborn portraits were done in the client’s home, as opposed to the studio. The nice thing about shooting in your home is that you don’t have to pack everything up with a brand new baby to get to the studio. You can incorporate more of your own style and props into the session. This is more of a lifestyle session instead of doing a lot of posing and props. Of course, the studio is great too! You don’t have to clean your house or worry about lighting, props or any distractions. You choose what works best for you and your family!

Luke was a little late to the party by showing up about 10 days late. He was just too cozy! But now he is here and you can expect lots more photos of him and his big brother Levi soon!

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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)

Summer Portrait Sale :: $99 Special!

BREAKING NEWS!! For the first time EVER we are offering a Summer Portrait Sale. Buy as many sessions as you’d like and redeem them by August 15th. Sessions not scheduled by August 15th can apply their full credit toward any standard package (value does not expire). Sale ends June 8th!! More details and option to purchase HERE.

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.

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).


Holiday Mini-Sessions :: PJ Party at ShoopStudios

We are proud to offer a variety of Holiday Mini-Sessions throughout the year at ShoopStudios. From Valentine’s Day to Christmas, we’ve got you covered with cute sets and themes for your littles. These themed mini-sessions are a great way to get a quick, fun seasonal portrait of your child(ren).

Now that the December holidays are through, we are getting caught up and looking at the year ahead. We were SO busy with family portraits last Fall that there was not much time for blogging. I just had to get these adorable images from our Holiday PJ Mini-Sessions on the blog now that we have some down time.

Stay up to date with all of our themed sessions by following us on Facebook and Instagram!

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