Redding, California Photographer Jamie Solorio

Hi there and welcome to my blog! I'm a wedding, portrait, and commercial photographer based in Redding, CA and available for travel anywhere you'd like me to go! I am completely obsessed with EVERYTHING to do with capturing light.

xoxo,Jamie

Thank you so very much Reesha for making the trip from Junction City to allow me to take your maternity portraits in our gorgeous forest located in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area of California.  Also, loved the stunning wreath you purchased from Anderson Florist, a suggestion I made in another blog post some time back.  Have to say, these little touches do make all the difference in the world for your images.  The burgundy dress is one of mine that I bring for my maternity sessions, and it looked so beautiful on you, the wreath matched so perfectly.  However, I was in LOVE with your Free People white lace dress you purchased just for this shoot.  Free People happens to be one of my very favorite brands ever.  Your geometric tattoos also added such a great vibe to your images, so happy you were my subject for the evening!

We decided to do the forest, lake, and then a meadow with Reesha, her man Matthew and handsome son, Phoenix.  We stumbled upon a brand new meadow for me that had such a magical little clearing, perfect for the remainder of our shoot together.  Phoenix is such a loved little boy, it was so apparent as I took your pictures.  Those little in-between moments were the ones I liked the most.  Matthew, the love you show for you family really was so sweet to capture, they are so lucky.

Congratulations on your newest addition to soon be here!  I hope that your labor is calm and peaceful with your doula.

If you would like to view my portrait portfolio you can do so HERE.  Or if you would like to see my most recent work via my blog, you can do that HERE.  Feel free to contact me with any questions.  Please be sure to click the ‘Read the rest of the story’ below to see all of their images.

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March 15, 2017 in {lil ones}

One of the most beautiful littles ever!  Thank you Katelyn for allowing me to take Stella’s birthday portraits!  Can’t believe she is already a toddler running around!  I can tell you and your family spend so much time with her and that she is very loved.  She already has such personality!

Those OshKosh overall’s are beyond stinking cute!  Loved getting to watch Stella run around the meadow and explore all the new spring flowers…soon to become stickery painful Star-thistle plants! lol!  Glad we got the nice soft side of them!

Want to see how Stella has changed over the last 2 years?  You can click HERE HERE HERE and HERE.  I have linked her newborn portraits, 3 months pictures, her first birthday meadow shoot, and her first birthday cake smash.  Which, that gorgeous pink dress from her first birthday was used again in this shoot below, we just made it look like a tutu. lol! 🙂  Waste not, want not.

Love the headbands?  Be sure to check out other work by Etsy artist Cambria over at Heavenly Avonlee Couture.

If you would like to view my portrait portfolio you can do so HERE.  Or if you would like to see my most recent work via my blog, you can do that HERE.  Feel free to contact me with any questions.

xoxo,

Jamie

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What a good looking family…wow!  Thank you guys for tracking through the creek, the weeds, and all the fun conversation.  Great job Amanda on styling for your family portrait shoot, loved the tones you picked.  I am so excited the sun is going to be present this week, I miss these gorgeous days!  Even though, it was a super cold day during our shoot! Again, thank you so much for choosing me!

If you would like to view my portrait portfolio you can do so HERE.  Or if you would like to see my most recent work via my blog, you can do that HERE.  Feel free to contact me with any questions.

xoxo,

Jamie

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Such a stunning bride.  Love this image of her getting ready at her Aunt’s home in the country. There was so much love surrounding Laura and Josh the day they became one.  Thank you so much for letting me document your intimate ceremony.  It was beyond adorable how excited Josh was to marry you, Laura.  He was constantly smiling and so so so happy.  Your family was warm and loving and so eager to see you walk down your Aunt’s steps to the man of your dreams.  I wish you both a long happy marriage.

I love the first and last image.  The first image is just classically beautiful as she looks at herself ready to meet her future husband.  The last image, oh gosh…I don’t know what it is, but her expression is just so strong, makes me think maybe of Frida Kahlo, the artist or some other compelling woman. Laura, I feel like this should be a image passed down for generations, there is just something about you in it that I am seriously in love with.  Josh too has that same look…so interesting to me.

Hair and makeup by the ever so talented Nikki Gibson!  Simply gorgeous as always.

If you would like to view my portrait portfolio you can do so HERE.  Or if you would like to see my most recent work via my blog, you can do that HERE.  Feel free to contact me with any questions.  This was not one of my typical weddings, however, I do really enjoy being booked for 2 hours of coverage to just get the bride getting ready, ceremony, family portraits and of course the couples formal portraits after being wed.

Thank you for choosing me to document your wedding day, I enjoyed my time with you both and your family.

xoxo,
Jamie

 

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Cambria, oh my gosh…love getting to collaborate with you!  Your pieces are divine and I love getting to use them over and over again in the studio with my clients.  Anybody who is looking for that custom piece for a wedding, special event, or just for the simple reason of, perfection for your little girl must check out Cambria’s shop Heavenly Avonlee Couture over on Etsy.  I promise you will not be disappointed!

Want to create a fun shoot like this for your special little girl with me?  If so please do contact me.  These are great for the rainy season we seem to be having right now, we will be in my warm studio with cartoons playing for your littles!  I developed a fun way to get my younger subjects to look where I want while Cambria and I were working together a few weeks ago with her beautiful girls.  To view other photography services I offer, please take a looksie HERE.

xoxo,

Jamie
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Jackson turns one and below are some images of maybe the most photogenic baby boy I have ever seen! lol!  Thank you so much Shannon, Andrew, Jackson’s grandma…which I am spacing your name right now…sorry, I tend to forget names…and to Jackson.  Seriously, Shannon and Andrew, your child is beyond cute!  I refer to him as the new Gerber baby whenever I mention his shoots to anyone.

Shannon, thank you for the extra details you brought to the shoot.  Loved the little tassels for the background and the tie.  This really opened my eyes to needing more boy props for my cake smashes!  So, I have gotten in touch with a talented local artist by the name of Jan Kearns, she and her daughter have created a boutique bowtie business by the name of Gold Coast Goods.  She and I have decided to work together and I will be able to use some of her super cute bowties, be sure to check out their site.  Not to mention, once I have those ties in my hands, I will will be getting little matching background tassels for future shoots.  So, thank you Shannon, I really appreciate you!

Want to see little Jackson grow up before your eyes?  Check out Shannon’s Maternity Session, Jackson’s Newborn Session, and 6 Month Baby Session.  It is always such an honor to be asked to take someones portraits again, I feel very lucky to get to do what I do.  Seeing someone grow right before my eyes and the love that is shared between one another.

Looking forward to our spring Family Portrait session in the purple flowers once they bloom!  Which I am setting a reminder right now to take a drive by there tomorrow!  I noticed in town that a lot of the white flowers are starting to bloom!!!!!

If you are interested in a Baby Cake Smash session like this, please contact me.  To view of my maternity work, please visit my blog category Maternity HERE.  To view other photography services I offer, please take a looksie HERE.  So excited we are finally having some sunlight!  I am so ready to enjoy the light again, I have been a bit of a vampire recently… 🙂

xoxo,

Jamie

 

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OH MY GOODNESS!  You both are so stinking cute and your little dog too!  Did you hear the reference to Wizard of Oz with ‘and your little dog too?’ lol.  It is late, sorry…this is what happens!  Anyhow, first things first, your home is gorgeous and I can feel the care put into making it very warm.  Thought it was adorable that your home matched your puppy perfectly!  Thank you Meredith and Anthony for allowing me to pop in the other day for a maternity shoot.  Loved all the details, such as getting an image with your pregnancy craving, Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked Ice Cream…so perfect!  When you mentioned your fix, made me recall my own while I was pregnant with my first born, Kya.  I used to get off the graveyard shift and hit up Winco down the street from my apartment in Chico.  I would get my Ben and Jerry’s too, and hop up on the countertop and just eat until I felt like stopping.  I wonder how many other women have done the exact same thing! lol  Also, really liked that you allowed me to play around to get that shot of you getting the ice cream from your freezer, I really like that one.

Franky’s room is so so so so dialed, as my daughter would say, “totally tumbler.”  I can tell you guys are ready for this next big step in your lives together and that you both will be wonderful parents.  Thank you again, I really enjoyed our time together!  Meredith, have fun with the recent bed rest, sounds like heaven to me, but I am sure it will grow to be a bit boring after some time.  Be thankful for your baby shower gift from your hubby, Anthony…nice new Mac laptop.  However, it will nice to have all that time before little Franky arrives.

Good luck with labor and delivery!

To see more of Anthony and Meredith’s maternity photography session, please be sure to click the Read the rest of this entry … at the bottom of this page.  Oh, and how could I not mention Brittany Baer of The Gild who did such a fantastic job on Meredith’s makeup!  Thank you for always being so great Brittany!

If you are interested in a Lifestyle Maternity Portrait session like this, please contact me.  You want to make sure to have the shoot when your tummy is the perfect size, just like Meredith in this shoot.  To view of my maternity work, please visit my blog category Maternity HERE.  To view other photography services I offer, please take a looksie HERE.  So excited we are finally having some sunlight!  Makes me want to get out and shoot!

xoxo,

Jamie
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Andrea, oh my goodness…so gorgeous!  Thank you for allowing me to take your maternity images!  We visited Whiskeytown Recreation Area of California for the portrait shoot which happens to be one of my very favorite places near Redding!  You were an absolute natural and loved the extra effort you made with the beautiful floral wreath created by Anderson Florist.  Thank you also Wendy for helping us along the way!  To view entire post, please scroll to bottom of page and click the ‘Read the rest of this entry…’

To anyone out there that is wanting this type of session for yourself, I do have all of the outfits featured here.  Or you can have a custom one created by Dark Pony Designs, Andrea’s bare belly images were featuring one of Robin Fator’s designs.  The floral maternity wraps can be purchased over at Heavenly Avonlee Couture, I do have the ones featured on the blog post.  Cambria the designer of these head and wrap pieces is really amazing.  I actually have a shoot I did for her a few weeks ago I need to blog, it is so beyond beautiful!

To see more of my maternity sessions please click this LINK.  If you would like to see my other works, please click HERE.

xoxo,

Jamie

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Colby, had a lot of fun with you and your mom for your senior portraits downtown Redding, CA.  We were crazy fortunate to get to walk around Pro-Trans with permission from Stephen, owner and fellow photographer.  Thank you Stephen for allowing this!  Also, love the new sculpture in your office!  So cool!

Also, props to you Colby, driving around your Grandfather’s gorgeous blue vintage Mack Truck!  That truck is an absolute monster, I could never drive it! 🙂  I would be too freaked out! Thanks for all the special efforts to create a really interesting senior portrait shoot.  We were able to go to several locations and the truck was so rad!  Thanks Kimberly for working so hard to help create Colby’s images.  I love it when parents get involved, the images are always better!

If you would like to view my portrait portfolio you can do so HERE.  Or if you would like to see my most recent work via my blog, you can do that HERE.  Feel free to contact me with any questions.

xoxo,

Jamie
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Jesse and Shastyn, I wish both of you the very best in life!  Loved hanging out with you guys to take some wedding portraits of the two of you.  Really enjoyed our chit chat and easy going evening!  I think we might of even did this session in one hour!  Goes to show you what can be accomplished when you are working with two people who love each other and ready to cross a creek to make things work! lol!

Enjoy your time together!

xoxo,

Jamie

To view more of my work, please check out my portfolio and blog or you can contact me via email too.

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