For those of you who follow us on Facebook, you may already know that we spent nearly 3 weeks in Europe this summer, both as a vacation with our girls as well as a working trip with several portrait sessions along the way. The primary reason for our visit to Europe was for this particular event, which was a vow renewal to celebrate Keli & Doug’s 20 years of marriage. The best part–Keli has been my best friend (Stef) since 3rd grade, and Keli, Doug and their kids are dear friends of ours (more like family, really). When they invited us to photograph this milestone (and be their guests in their rented villa in Provence for a week), we were thrilled and honored! We have photographed their family many times over the years, but this was definitely the most special; everything was perfect–the gorgeous landscape in France, their beautiful family and enduring love for one another, and all of the little details that Keli planned to ensure a memorable day. Most of the portraits were taken right outside the villa we all stayed in, and the last few were in the surreal little village of Gordes, just a short 10 minutes away. Thank you to Keli and Doug for including us in this milestone in your lives–a week we will never forget!! Stay tuned for images from the other 2 weeks and various locations from our European portrait sessions. :-).
As summer comes to a close 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 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 back-to-school portrait event once again. 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.
We’re bringing our Daddy & Me charity portrait event back, as many of you have asked! Just like our recent Mommy & Me event, these portraits will be photographed on the neutral background shown below, so your clothing options are endless! We have chosen one of our favorite local charity organizations, Child Advocates of Placer County (CASA) as the beneficiary of donations for this event, so please come out and help support the worthy cause! Donations will be accepted via cash or check on the day of the event. Remember, this event isn’t just for dads with younger kids–dads, kids, and grandpas of all ages are welcome, and this is a great opportunity for a multi-generational portrait! (you may have various groupings–$20 donation per grouping/5×7). Prints will be available for pickup on `Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16 from 11am-12pm, just in time for Father’s Day!
We know that so many moms are often the ones behind the camera and seldom get great images of them WITH their kids! 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/aunts/mom-figures to get in the mix; (you may have various groupings–$20 donation per grouping/5×7). This year we will be using this beautiful neutral background, which makes choosing wardrobe easy! Prints will be available for pickup on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 from 11am-12pm, just in time for Mother’s Day!
While the weather lately has not indicated that it’s Spring, the calendar assures us that it’s here! Many of you have asked over the years for us to hold a portrait event for Spring (and to showcase those fantastic Easter outfits!), so we are obliging with our first-ever Spring studio portrait event. No need to worry about the weather with this beautiful, classic scenic background that will surely be perfect for your more formal wardrobe selections. “Formal” can mean many things, and we love to help out with any of your wardrobe questions! These special sessions are limited to just a few days, so be sure to contact us right away in order to reserve your spot!
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 vintage peach, cream, and pale mint greens 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 (babies must be old enough to sit on their own for these sessions). 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. 15 and Sat., Dec. 16 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. 6. We can’t wait to see you for this special holiday tradition!
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.