Monday, May 30, 2011

Merry Monday-Trash the Dress pt2

Remember Brittany from last week and her trash the dress story about her friend's wedding gown? As it turns out she had another dress! 
This short little number fit her spunky personality, especially paired with pearls and hot pink aviators!
For this outfit we stayed in the same spot, behind Lake Natoma Inn, venturing a little farther to Folsom Lake.
Here she bravely waded into the water, splashing around, rolling in the dirt and making not only me laugh, but a sweet couple nearby!
Think that's it? Not even close! Come back next week to find out more!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Old Sugar Mill Grad pt2

Remember Emily from last week? Don't forget, she had three outfits so here's the second of the bunch. We stayed at Old Sugar Mill for these, but played with the cameras more. (I do believe it's necessary for all photographers to have a collection of vintage cameras by the way, even if they aren't used...often).
This girl knows how to work a camera, whether it's behind it, in front of it, or next to it!

And of course she came prepared with a vision for her grad invitations, check out this hot sequence!

 And there you have it. The Old Sugar Mill in a modest sneak peak!

Next week, we finish this series in Loomis, CA at the train tracks. Won't want to miss it! 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Merry Monday-Trash the Dress pt1

Who doesn't love a good ole trashing of the dress? Forewarning, those who do not enjoy watching a beautiful white wedding dress turn brown should skip this post (actually they should look at it anyway and leave a comment voicing their opinion)! 
A sad story behind this gorgeous dress, this blushing bride's (married for three years, but blushing nonetheless) friend purchased this for her wedding day. Sadly before the day arrived her figure had rearranged (to hold a baby!!) and she couldn't wear it. So she donated it's services to this merry festivity! 
Our adventure began in Historic Folsom behind the Lake Natoma Inn, where we trampled through underbrush and battled spiders. 
A tiny creek ran through our spot and of course she felt the need to splash around and have some fun. But then she noticed a small dirt and hill...
...and the rest in history.
Come back next week to see more from this series!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Old Sugar Mill Grad pt1

So recently I was asked if I could photograph a friend's graduation portraits. Miss Emily is a fellow photographer and a (soon to be) graduate of Sac State Photography department, be sure to check out her work, Freeze Frame Photography and website
Our shooting adventure began at my new favorite location, Old Sugar Mill (Thanks Emily for introducing me to this place)! For those who don't know, the Old Sugar Mill resides in Clarksburg, CA and consists of six wineries in one location, along the Clarksburg Marina! 
Onto the fun stuff! Now of course this session consisted of THREE outfits, two locations and a LOT of cameras! So of course you will have to wait a couple weeks to see the full sneak peaks! Or you can see a few on facebook!
I don't know about anyone else, but I think she's on the wrong side of the camera! Emily, when you finally decide to become a model-you know where to find me for portfolio shots! ;)
Come back next Thursday to see more from Emily! 

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Thursday Update #2

Today we meet (part) of an amazingly beautiful family. These were a surprise birthday gift for Michelle's husband, so he wasn't part of the shoot. But I'm sure he loved the outcome! 

Olivia just turned 3, and Blake is about to turn 1! They were a rambunctious group and I couldn't stop laughing the whole time! 

Olivia's favorite color is yellow, so we searched high and low for a field of yellow flowers. To our surprise a mini field exists in the middle of Folsom, right behind a Peet's Coffee! 
The field attaches to an adorable old wooden bridge, along with some stairs off the path. Olivia had fun running up and down the stairs (with little Blake jealously watching)!
Olivia also had fun running and jumping (and running some more) across the bridge. Though my favorite shots (not shown) are the ones of Michelle chasing her!
 Absolutely beautiful family! I had so much fun spending the morning with them!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thursday Update #1

After asking around some fellow photog-bloggers, I've come to the conclusion that posting 4 days a week isn't an option (for me at this time..). However I'm doing a few public teasers on my Facebook, so I will post a session a week here!

Without further ado I bring you Arabella. 
A model, actress, wardrobe stylist and makeup artist!
Gotta love nontraditional brides!
Pairing a classic white flow-y skirt with a vintage beaded top, and trading it out for a silver sequin tube top with another vintage beaded jacket find! This girl has guts and glamor wrapped up in her own assured style!
Not only does she have guts for her style, but her attitude as well! Meeting at the Capital Rose Garden, we spent five minutes in the flowers before we realized it just wasn't going to work. So we ventured towards the succulents (and I do mean ventured...enduring sprinklers, mud, and rude groundskeepers)! Here I safely began suggesting posing IN FRONT of the cacti. But Arabella had other plans as she climbed (tulle and all!) through needles and thorns, all the while sitting UNcomfortably on a balance ball!
My cheeks hurt from laughing after this session, she was so much fun to work with we had a fabulous time bouncing ideas off of each other! (Or chasing after her on a bike..)!
And of course we finished the session with the traditional poses on the Capital steps (with over-sized jacks...of course)!
This is definitely one of those sessions I could post every picture from! LOVE IT!