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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! :-).
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 first met the Weygandt family when they were just newlyweds, being photographed with their adorable bulldog for their holiday cards. We have since had the pleasure of photographing them on multiple occasions as we watched their family grow from just their canine babies to their first-born child, Mr. H. We documented his arrival, starting with their maternity session and culminating with his 1-year portraits. He was such an easy newborn to photograph! As H grew, we learned more about his personality, always very much the observer and not quick to give up his adorable smile. When he did, however, he just melted our hearts! Thank you Weygandts for sharing your little man with us!
The Booth family is one we have been photographing since their first maternity session when expecting Mr. B, who is now a big brother! The very best part of what we do is getting to know families during their journey of becoming a family and then growing it. We were thrilled to be able to capture this most recent special time in their family, first with their maternity session and then with the newborn session of their latest addition, little Miss B! The Booth’s first maternity session with us was all in-studio, so we opted for a different look outdoors this time, which was especially fun for Mr. B. The love this family shares is so apparent in their portraits each time we photograph them, which translates into something so magical! Can’t wait to see them again soon for Miss B’s second Bebe session
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!
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!
We thought that as the mercury rises it would help us all cool off to see images from a much cooler time of year, when sweaters and jeans are in order! (ahhh…we can always dream…Sacramento folks, just remember how great the Fall is here when the temperature rises to 107 this weekend!!). Just call this “throwback Tuesday!”
This session with the Zander family was the conclusion of their second Bebe Collection, this time with Miss C. We went to one of our favorite nature locations, which I love because it looks different all throughout the year, depending on the season. Mom (Heather) always does such a great job bringing a variety of hats and hair accessories, and even one for herself this time! It has been such a treat watching this family grow, all the way from their first maternity session. Did I mention that Dr. Zander is also our dentist? Not only are we fortunate for them to share their beautiful family with us, but he also keeps mine and James’ teeth healthy! 🙂 Meet the Zander family, again:
Photographing the wonderful Dawson family was a treat, in so many ways; so sweet to see three little girls doting on their baby brother; so breathtaking to watch two loving parents adore their 4th baby as if he was their first; so fun to see a family full of girls welcome a boy! I can’t say enough about how lovely, caring, and genuine the Dawson family is. They (and all of our wonderful clients!) are the reason why we love our job and count our blessings each and every day.
We were thrilled to first meet the Beard family when they were expecting their first little miracle, baby J. We first started with their maternity session (some of you might recall momma in hubby’s firefighter turnouts!) and then documented J’s first year. We were thrilled when they announced that they were expecting baby #2, who we are debuting here. We love photographing and spending time with the Beard’s, who we now feel fortunate to call friends, not just clients. Baby P’s newborn session was no exception to the magic that always seem to happen during their sessions. They always come in with a few ideas that seem to translate into gorgeous! We love their willingness to experiment and go “outside the box” when it comes to their portrait sessions. We should mention that the darling image below of the brothers laying with dad’s gear happened spontaneously–when we mentioned to big brother that it was almost his turn, he went over and leaned down over the baby, thumb in mouth and all! Love him! Meet the Beard family, again!
Happy 4th of July! (sorry it’s a bit late–we were in San Diego visiting family for the past week+). For those of you who have followed our blog for a period of time will recognize this family–we’ve been photographing them for 4 years now–and it never gets old! We’ve ventured from Napa to Tahoe with this family, and for their last family session decided to stay in our neck of the woods. This family session also doubled as Miss V’s last Bebe session, and she was in fine form! On a side note, in case you’re ever wondering how to do light-colored clothing well for a family session, it doesn’t get any better than this! We were a bit nervous about the 4 kids near water in their nice clothes, but somehow we all managed to keep them at bay with just throwing rocks into the water. Thanks again (and again!) to the Ferrell family for entrusting us to capture these precious moments in your family!