It’s my favorite time of year again–that time when Santa visits the Enchanted Images studio!! Once again we are partnering with Northern California Dance Conservatory in hosting visits and portraits with Santa. Not only will you receive a beautiful portrait of your child with Santa, you will also be helping a child in need this Christmas with your donation to our local Toys 4 Tots organization. No appointment is necessary for this event. For a minimum $20 value new toy donation, you will receive a 5×7 portrait. Your prints will be ready for pickup at our studio on Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21 between 11am-1pm. If you are unable to pick up your prints at those times, you may choose to have them mailed to you on the event registration form. Digital files purchased will be emailed by Wednesday, December 11. To help make the event run as smoothly as possible, we have created an online registration form that you may fill out prior to coming to the event; just don’t forget to print it and bring it! :-). Click HERE to complete your online registration and for further details regarding print and digital add-ons. Can’t wait to witness the wonder of Christmas in your children’s smiles once again!!
Meet the Black family. We first met when we photographed Ariahna for her senior portraits a while back (she is standing next to her twin brother). This time the whole gang came along, and since we didn’t photograph her siblings before, they got a little extra attention The day was gorgeous and so was this family. A very close knit group, they were a pleasure to capture these moments. Here are some favorites.
The Albu family was another of our Bebe clients that we were fortunate enough to document for their baby’s first year. Watching Miss S grow and change over her first year was fantastic, especially because she has so much personality! There’s nothing better than getting to know and grow with a family over their child’s first year of life. Meet the Albu family!
It’s that time of year again! We’re pleased to announce our 6th annual Costumes & Cans Halloween charity event. We partner with the Placer Food Bank to collect canned food to help those in need in our community. Last year we collected over 2,000 pounds of food thanks to all of you!! You will receive one 5×7 print of your child for your minimum donation of 5 cans of food/child. Prints will be available for pickup on Friday, October 25 between 11am-1pm and Saturday, October 26 between 11am-1pm. If you are not 100% sure you will be able to make the pickup dates/times, please choose to have your print mailed to you on the registration form! Please remember that your child must be in costume to be photographed, as this is a costume portrait event. The event does not require an appointment, but to make things flow smoothly, we have an online registration form you can fill out prior to coming to the event if you like (just saves you time when you arrive!); just don’t forget to print it out and bring it along, as we will not have copies. You will need one form per child/photograph please. Click here to fill out your online registration, and we look forward to seeing you and your little ghouls!
Meet Holly. After some great fun in the studio we went outside to finish her senior portrait experience with magical light and the perfect wardrobe to match. Holly was very natural and playful which looked fantastic in the final images. Here are some faves from the day. You can see more Sacramento senior pictures at our senior site here. www.enchantedseniors.com
Meet the Medeiros family; we had the pleasure of photographing them in Old Sacramento and had such a great time exploring nooks and crannies around the town with the girls. They were so much fun and up for nearly anything (especially Miss R, as we’re pretty sure she had a crush on James . Since their session we’ve gotten to know this family even better and feel so blessed to have met them–so genuine and loving!
Each year it breaks our hearts to tell someone that we can’t fit them in for a family portrait session in time for the holidays, so this year we decided to give an early reminder to anyone thinking about scheduling family portraits between now and holiday-time. In other words, do it now! . We are already scheduling sessions into November, but it’s definitely not too late. Please give us a call or shoot us an email if you would like to schedule your session or your portrait design consultation (for new clients). The best time for a family portrait is NOW. We are so often reminded of how precious (and often short) these moments of life can be, and what better way to preserve them with beautiful, timeless portraits?
Just over a week ago we had the great privilege of photographing Kaitlyn & Ian’s wedding at the Firehouse in Old Sacramento. Every wedding we photograph is so special, for so many reasons, and this was no different. The first time we photographed Kaitlyn she was not quite 14; we met her family and did their first session with us when their twins (now 8) were 8 weeks old. Over the past 8 years we have photographed the Gilliland’s countless times (there are 5 kiddos, Kaitlyn the oldest), including Kaitlyn’s senior portraits we did at a destination session in San Diego a few years ago. Not only has the Gilliland family been a long-time client, they have also become dear friends over these past 8 years. So, you can imagine the myriad of emotions we felt when photographing this wedding! James and I both have quite a difficult time holding ourselves together at any wedding, but during this one, we shed tears more than once. It’s hard to describe the emotions when as photographers, we’re not only entrusted to document this momentous day, but the family also includes us in the festivities as we are guests (sorry Steph–Kaitlyn’s mom–for not putting down our cameras and dancing, but I’m sure you’ll forgive us! .
Kaitlyn & Ian–thank you both for putting your trust in us and giving us so much time with you both on your wedding day, even when I’m sure you would have rather been enjoying your party. The images with the bridge in the background were toward the end of their reception, when most people would have said “the heck with photos, let’s just enjoy this party!” Totally worth the time (and the walk through Old Sac!). I could write all day about how special this young couple and their family are to us, but I’m sure everyone would rather just get on to looking at this sneak peek from their wedding day. Enjoy!
Photographing a child for the first year milestones is such a privilege! We were lucky enough to get to do it twice for the Agostini family (Miss R is the 2nd!). This is one of my favorite first year series for sure, not just because R is so cute, but also because mom did such a great job at styling her for her sessions! It’s always bittersweet when one of our Bebe Collection members turns one; so fun to see the changes over that first year, but a little sad because we know they’re growing up and we don’t get to see them every few months anymore. At least we (and they) still have the images to enjoy, just like this!
Meet Corinne. We photographed her older sister a couple of years ago and mom told us Corinne was a bit more shy for the camera than Michelina. Well Corinne fooled us all. She was wonderful! We took advantage of all the blooming flowers in the neighborhood and had a great session. Thanks Corinne!