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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 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 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!
We are pleased to announce the return of our Daddy & Me portrait charity event. The background for the event will be a lovely light blue (the same as this year’s Mommy & Me portraits, which would make for an adorable side-by-side!). Feel free to bring children of any age, and why not add in a grandfather or great-grandfather for a generations portrait? We welcome multiple setups for one group; you just will make a separate donation to one of our favorite charities, Child Advocates of Placer County (CASA), for each grouping. As with our other charity events, you will receive a 5×7 print of the best image, chosen by us (those who opt to pre-order a digital image file at the event will choose your favorite image on the spot). The prints will be available for pickup Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 from 12-1pm. If a digital file is purchased, those will be delivered via email by Thursday, June 9. We are excited to be bringing this event back and hope to see you all there!
Fall is coming quick and now is the time to book your family portrait session with Enchanted Images. Late day sessions are going fast and many weekend dates are already booked. Also school is back in session and it’s time for Senior Portraits. Book soon before the weather turns bad! More information at our senior site HERE. And of course our regular site HERE.
Hi again! Thanks for continuing to check in with us on the blog, even though we’ve been a bit absent of late. Big things happening at the studio (an impending location move is upon us!) that have been keeping us a bit preoccupied lately, along with enjoying this beautiful spring with our clients! We are so fortunate to live in a place that has seasons, but with weather that’s not too crazy, thank goodness! I love that we can photograph in similar locations all year long but get totally different looks, depending on what time of year it is. Springtime brings with it green grasses and beautiful wild flowers (before things dry up and become what we like to call “summer amber”, not “dead” :-). This session with the Schroeder family was one of those perfect spring sessions, and the fact that dad is my (Stef) cousin made it even more special. We’ve been lucky enough to photograph them since they were expecting big brother B (even when they didn’t live locally!). Love the relationship between these siblings and so grateful we get to call the Schroeders family!!
Where do I even begin about the Knebel family? The circumstances which prompted their interest in having family portraits made, as soon as possible, are still so sad for me to think about. Elizabeth’s mom had very suddenly and unexpectedly passed away, leaving them devastated and realizing how very precious every moment of life really is. It takes an effort to have family portraits made, and we all have a million reasons why we will wait until next month, next year, or maybe never–too busy, too complicated, too much weight still to lose, and the list goes on. The Knebel’s realized all too abruptly that the time was now, which is what brought them to us. From the moment we met them, it wasn’t about being sad at what they had lost, but rather embrace and celebrate what they have in their beautiful, fun-loving family. What a great lesson to be learned, on so many levels. Since their family portrait session, I feel fortunate to say that I consider this family not just clients, but friends. Please meet the hilariously funny, loving, and very real Knebel’s!
Our journey with Crissy and Anthony began a few years ago with the birth of their son, Gabe. When we heard they were getting married we were of course thrilled they wanted us to photograph it. It’s a special treat to be photographing a wedding for people we know so well, so it was no surprise their engagement session was a joy. I felt like a fly on the wall watching these two on a long date. We started at the brew pub where Anthony proposed and had a beer (or two), then it was off to the lake. Crissy was just coming off knee surgery and was a real trooper during our long stroll in and out of the water. Thank you both for including Stef and I in this special time in your lives. We are excited to hear what the future holds for you.
Today is our Reilly’s 12th birthday!! And breaking news in the past few hours…the 14th grand baby on the Hays side of our family is going to share a birthday with his cousin. Such a fun day! To my brother-in-law and sister-in-law today–treasure every moment, as it will go by in the blink of an eye and before you know it, you too will have a 12-year old. The past 12 years have in ways felt like minutes, but in others like an entire lifetime. We have been blessed with two amazing and completely different daughters. Reilly, our firstborn, is so smart, determined, and always mature beyond her years. A perfect student and competitive gymnast, Reilly is always up for the next challenge; she definitely keeps us on our toes! Take these portraits, for example; a few nights ago, she informed us she wanted a photo shoot the next day. She immediately started tearing apart her bedroom, choosing outfits. At that particular moment I wasn’t exactly in the mood to style her session, and will admit, I wasn’t into it at the moment. Morning came and she had clearly not lost momentum, as she plugged in the curling iron and sat on the stool in the kitchen, beckoning me to curl her hair for her photo shoot. I curled and sent her and James and their way to the studio (I have learned from experience that things go much smoother if I stay home for these sessions!) I have to admit, I was very pleasantly surprised when James started showing me the images. These images represent more than just my 12-year old daughter; they represent our daughter becoming an independent young woman. Looking back, I’m glad I wasn’t “into it” that day, because had I been, these images may have reflected too much of me and not enough of Reilly. Happy birthday Reilly! We love you!!