Behind the Lens
Jamie Solorio Photography is based out of Redding, California. Serving the Shasta Country area. I am a creative natural light and flash photographer specializing in portrait, commercial and editorial work.
Who am I? I am obsessed with light to start! I can't even walk outside without thinking of how to compose that perfect shot, how the light is hitting certain things or better yet people. So, yes...I am that girl staring at complete strangers thinking about how I can capture that person sitting there, standing there, or running across the street in a Starbucks parking lot! Could be a little creepy, hope not! lol!
I am a 39 year OLD girl, who has a serious age complex…just ask any of my friends! Having always been the super tall awkward girl, I had a difficult time fitting in growing up. Though, I have finally have found myself and LOVE being me! This is going to totally sound like bragging, but life is pretty…pretty…pretty good! That was a Curb Your Enthusiasm reference, in case you were wondering. I have a sexy, fun, and pretty perfect husband, Jesse. I say pretty perfect, since he does sometimes forget to take out the garbage. My girls are little angles from heaven, and they fill my day with a range of emotions. If you are a mom, you totally know what I mean! lol! Those emotions range from total utter joy, tears of happiness, short bursts of laughter after they say or do something totally crazy, to the dreaded angry moments. Luckily, there are more happy moments than not!
Basically, I am a very chill, relaxed person who wants to hang out with other chill people! I love it when a client ends up becoming one of my friends! However, if you are a “bridezilla” or think that there is a “bridezilla” that lives within you…I am NOT your girl. No amount of money is worth having somebody be crazy and suck the inspiration right out of me. I have yet to experience this, but have watched some of those reality shows where the girls go crazy and that is a person who I would not want to be around. So, having said that…my perfect client is one who will eventually become a friend, one who is easy going, one who enjoys life, one who smiles…just happy people, that is what I love. You know, if you happen to choose me as your photographer you might have to do some silly stuff, so think about that before you call me! lol! I might make you grab your fiancé on the bootie, have the kids run around their parents, play games, have tickle wars, gosh…who knows, but if it crosses my mind, you might be asked to do a little something. I only mention this now, so you know what you are getting yourself into! lol! Most of my clients always tell me what fun they had, that it didn’t even feel like a portrait session! That is the best compliment I feel! I want your experience to be fun and stress free! Ooopppssss…I got off subject, this is supposed to be about me! Bringing it back to me, I tend to get off track OFTEN! lol!
Some of the basic little quirks of mine…are you ready? First, I wash my feet every night before bed…can’t stand the feel of dirt on the bottom of my feet. I love girl trips, cocktails, and couple dates…who doesn’t. I am constantly cold, it drives my hubby insane! In the car I have the heat blasting straight at me at 90 degrees and my hubby has his side set at 65 degrees. Another thing, I love Dutch Bros. Rebels with Raspberry and Lime or Kiwi, extra sweet! Drinking one right now actually! Hmmmmm….I am a bit of a goof ball, dorky, and really like pizza…a lot! Oh, how could I forget? I am a total germ-a-phobe, so do not ask me to share my Rebel with ya! Right now I am totally into leggings and anything with stripes on it. Scarves are a must too! I often refer to myself as “the big girl” even though I am really pretty small in size, but super TALL…especially amongst my shorty friends.
So, hope that paints a some what pretty picture of me for you! Basically it boils down to having fun in the moment and enjoying everyone that is around you! I look forward to hopefully meeting you one day…
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