October is here, which means Costumes & Cans is just around the corner! For the 10th year, we are hosting this spook-tacular event to collect non-perishable food items for the Placer Food Bank, benefiting those in need right here in Placer County. All you need to do is bring your princesses, ghosts and goblins to our studio on Sunday, October 22 between the hours of 10am-2pm (no appointment needed), along with a minimum 5-can food donation per child (of course more is always welcome and appreciated!) and you will receive a 5×7 print of your adorable costume portrait. We will choose the best image and you will have the choice of picking up your print(s) at the studio Friday, Nov. 3 or Sat., Nov. 4 between 11am-1pm, or you may choose to have your print mailed to you for a $6 shipping fee (PLEASE choose the mailing option if you are not sure if you’ll be able to pick up during specified pick-up times, as we are only at the studio by appointment only).
We make every attempt to keep the event moving efficiently, and one way to make it easier is by filling out, printing and bringing your registration form to the event so you don’t have to fill out upon arrival. You can find the registration form HERE.
Can’t wait to see all of the fun costumes and hopefully break a record for our food donations to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this event! :-).
As summer comes to a close (although mother nature somehow didn’t get the memo!) and the beginning of the school year is fast approaching, we decided it was the perfect time to give you an alternative to the same old ho-hum school portraits of your kids. These school years fly by, even though sometimes the days seem never-ending (trust us–we now have a sophomore and 7th grader!!), and before you know it, your littles are all grown up. No matter how old, school-aged kids (and you!) deserve better portraits that will really capture who they are, at the age they are, and be beautiful enough to make you not want to switch them out every year! 🙂 This is exactly why we’ve decided to hold our first ever back-to-school portrait event. We will photograph 2 different looks/backgrounds, one light/white and one darker/neutral. This will give you 2 completely different looks and also make clothing selection super easy. For the light look, white/cream is perfect (or lighter pastels) and for the darker look, dark clothing looks best (see examples below). Unlike school pictures, you will come back to the studio to see your images and be able to choose from a selection to order the images/sizes that work best for you (the best part–special pricing is available for this event!). Space is limited for these sessions, so please be sure to call today to reserve your spot. Don’t let another year pass by without an extra-ordinary portrait of your child.
Finally, after one of the wettest winters in history, Spring has arrived! It has barely started to warm up and our days still seem to threaten rain at times, but the landscape in our region is bursting with spring color, begging to be the backdrop for your portraits. I honestly cannot remember a more beautiful spring season and would encourage those of you who traditionally wait until the Fall for family portraits to consider changing it up this year–you won’t be disappointed! Our Spring family and high school senior portrait sessions are filling quickly, and weekends even faster. We just wanted to drop a friendly reminder before the weather turns to yet another season (which will be here before we know it!) to schedule your Spring portraits before it’s too late.
We know that so many moms are often the ones behind the camera, snapping the photos of their kids and families. This event makes sure that moms get a great photograph of themselves and their kids for a change! (and makes a great Father’s Day gift…:-). In addition to that, it serves a great purpose; 100% of your $20 donation will go to the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation, a local organization helping fund research to find a cure for breast cancer. This is also a great opportunity for grandmas to get in the mix! (you may have various groupings–$20 donation per grouping/5×7). This year we will be using this beautiful vintage green background, so dress accordingly! Prints will be available for pickup on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13 from 11am-12pm, just in time for Mother’s Day!
This is a great opportunity to raise money for our very own Roseville City School Foundation and get an out-of-the-ordinary sports portrait. The idea for this event was presented to us by our daughter, Reilly, and her friend, Caroline, who are both Freshmen at Roseville High School (both featured on the promo!). For one of their classes they are required to complete a “Global Citizen Project”, where they are to come up with a way to help the community and show others what they believe it means to be a global citizen. The girls came up with the concept and will be working at the event to make sure it runs smoothly. They will present all donations collected to the Roseville City School Foundation, as both have been part of the Roseville city schools their whole lives. We hope that you will help support this great cause and get a unique sports/spirit portrait all at the same time! (best image to be chosen by the photographer–trust us–you’ll love it!) Feel free to give us a call or email us with any questions.
Happy New Year! Now that the holidays are over, we are so excited for our annual Vintage Valentine event. We have added more beautiful wardrobe, accessories and furnishings to our already huge assortment. This year’s look revolves around soft white, cream, and pale pink with a large assortment of new dresses and tutus, along with beautiful new headpieces. We also have a selection of adorable vests, bow ties and caps for boys to coordinate (please call to discuss available sizes for boys and girls). As always, our wardrobe selection will include the colors palettes shown from prior years. We will be offering beautiful custom Valentine cards and other newly designed offerings made to showcase your timeless portraits. These sessions will fill quickly, so please call early to reserve your date/time.
It’s the most exciting and magical time of year, and Santa will be back at our studio (151 N. Sunrise, #705 in Roseville, in the same lot as Outback Steakhouse and next to Quest Diagnostics) to help make dreams come true once again! We have added 3 hours on Friday again this year, so those of you who are able to come that day, I’m sure it will be a little less busy than the weekend days. Regardless of when you come, we will have our amazing elves helping to keep things running as smoothly as possible. One thing you can do to make things easier is pre-fill out your registration form and remember to print it and bring it with you to the event. A few very important things to remember: please don’t forget to include your email address and phone number, as we do email reminders about pickups, and sometimes have questions and need to reach you. Also, PLEASE print clearly if you fill out by hand, as we want to make sure we get all of your information correct! :-). You can find the registration form HERE.
As always, please bring a new, unwrapped toy (min. $20 value please) for each sitting/portrait with Santa (if you have multiple children but will have them sit together, only 1 toy is needed; if you would like each child photographed separately, then please bring 1 toy for each child/sitting). The toys will once again be donated to our local Toys 4 Tots chapter.
If you do not choose to have your print(s) mailed to you, they will be available for pickup at the studio Friday, Dec. 16 and Sat., Dec. 17 from 11am-1pm. If you are not able to come during those times, please be sure to select to have yours mailed. If you purchase a digital image file, they will be emailed by Wednesday, Dec. 7. We can’t wait to see you for this special holiday tradition!
We are offering our first-ever family portrait studio mini-sessions, as we know many of you would like a beautiful updated family portrait and the opportunity for gorgeous holiday cards that will turn the heads of your family and friends! These beautiful studio portraits will stand the test of time and not leave you stressed about unpredictable weather that can often be an issue for outdoor portraits this time of year. In addition to the reduced session fee, we are offering special print and holiday card collections starting at $349. Don’t wait to schedule your session time, as the holidays will be here before you know it!
It’s that time of year again! We are excited to be partnering with the Placer Food Bank once again to collect non-perishable food items for those in need right here in our own community. Please share this information with your family and friends so we can make the biggest possible impact and fill the shelves of the food bank!
As a reminder, you will receive one 5×7 print for your minimum 5 can food donation per child (costumes required). No appointment is necessary, but the first 2 hours tend to be busiest, so if you have older children that don’t nap, the afternoon is a great time to come!
To keep the event running as smoothy as possible, we are once again offering online registration forms you can complete prior to the event. Please remember to print out your forms and bring them with you the day of the event. Please complete one form per child/group (if your children are only being photographed together, you will only need one form). If you choose to add on any prints or digital file options from the event, we will only be accepting cash or checks for this event. You can register online HERE.
Looking forward to seeing you and all of your little ghouls on Sunday, Oct. 23 between 10-2!
It is with heartfelt gratitude we want to thank our community and clients for voting and naming us Favorite Family Photographer in the Roseville/Rocklin/Granite Bay Style Magazine! This is not an honor we take lightly, as we didn’t even realize the voting was taking place until we received the email notifying us we had won. We feel so fortunate to be able to create heirloom portraits for many families in our community, and more blessed by the relationships we establish with so many of you. We watch families grow and change over the years, see children grow up, and in some cases, become acutely aware of how priceless these portraits become when life can take unfortunate turns. Don’t wait for the “perfect time” to take your family portrait–those 5 pounds you want to lose or when life become less hectic; there is no more perfect time than the present to capture this precious time in life. Don’t look for the “best deal” you can find; invest in quality and the confidence in knowing you will have a family portrait you will love and that will stand the test of time. We look forward to many more years of preserving the memories for the wonderful families in our community! Thank you again for this honor!