Each year I am fortunate to have a few seniors make the long journey from Alturas, CA to Redding, CA for their senior portraits!  Haley, Kim, and Charlie thank you so much for making the trip!  Also, thank you for letting us do the shoot on Friday instead of Sunday as we had originally planned.  It worked really well, considering I was up with friends all night for my good friend, CJ’s 40th birthday party. lol.

Anyhow, Haley…you remind me so much of my sister, must be the hair and hippie vibe you had going on.  Loved your look and your super sweet personality.  Kya and I both enjoyed our time out in the fields with your girlies!

Love the pink lace romper you picked up the day of the shoot over at PacSun!  So stinking cute!  I want it! lol!  Also, loved that you had several outfits to choose from!  Something I am noticing too, thought I would point out if anybody is reading this!  People who book for meadow shoots don’t really need to worry too much about shoes.  Most of the time your feet are hidden by the tall weeds.  Best bet would be to bring a pair of boots for the dry grasses!  However, a cute pair of shoes could be brought and we can shoot in a flattened spot of weeds.

Oh, last shot was shot by Kya Solorio!  I through her into shooting after the shoot had ended.  Just set the exposure for her and asked her to create a image.  She did great, one of my faves of the day.

Wish you the very best during your last year of high school!

xoxo,

Jamie

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Just had to share some of Cambria’s Fall 2017 for Heavenly Avonlee Couture.  More to come later!

Model Avonlee, Cambria’s lovely little girl playing in that gorgeous blue dress in a field of tall beige weeds surrounding her as she twirls happily.

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xoxo,

Jamie

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So, I am seriously behind on featuring this family, like maybe close to a year behind!  I am so sorry Staci!  I was looking through old files and saw this and checked, and sure enough…not blogged.  I am beyond sorry.

I now am so curious what your little man looks like these days!  His eyes, those perfect wide eyes, I am sure he is a handsome little guy.

Anyhow, thank you so much for allowing me to take your family portraits about a year ago in Brandon and Jennifer’s meadow.  Your family was very sweet and gentle.

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xoxo,

Jamie

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August 3, 2017 in {Studio}

This weeks light test, thanks for Kya for helping me set light and modeling for me. 🙂  If you would like a shot with this lighting, please let me know.  I will be taking a few sessions on Friday, the 4th of August.  First appointment time will be 3pm.  For more information, please check out RealFake Magazine.

xoxo,

Jamie

 

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Stephanie, thank you so much for letting me stick around a bit later after the Dignity Health shot was taken to get a few of you and your littles in the meadow!  You guys were really fun to take portraits of.  Loved the energy and love you shared.  Can’t wait to share the other Dignity Health mom’s shoots!

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Just a sneak of a boudoir session I shot last week.  There were so many gorgeous images, this girl had curves for days and not to mention the most beautiful hair! Thank you mystery boudoir client for allowing me to post this one and possibly some more at a later date! Excited to share!

This piece of lingerie she was wearing is one I happen to have in the boudoir studio that can be used by my clients!  It was purchased over at Yandy, in a size small.  Currently I am working on building my lingerie inventory so that I have extra options for my girls!  Plus, having lingerie strewn about all over the studio is sexy and makes for a great set!  Speaking of sets, I hope to be building a new set tonight with my hubby!  It will be involving magazine tear outs of inspirational images, that way I can have inspiration at every corner of my room and a new sexy set!  That is the deal in here, each item in the boudoir studio has to serve two purposes to be allowed inside, due to limited space!

Thank you as always Nikki Gibson for doing this particular clients hair and makeup, you always do such a wonderful job…seriously!  Very grateful for you!

If you would like more information about booking a boudoir session with me, please take a looksie at my boudoir site.  I have answered most all of the questions I can think of, and if you have one not covered there, please let me know!  This way I can add it to the site!

xoxo,

Jamie

July 21, 2017 in {seniors}

This was a fun senior friends shoot, even though it was like 110 degrees or something absolutely crazy!  We were all a bit dewy, to say the least!  Thank you so much Pavel, might have your name incorrect…sorry…of the Stardust Motel for allowing us to use your historic motel of Redding, Ca as our backdrop!  The girls did a great job with outfit changes and being up for the challenge of modeling in the heat!  I do wish I would of taken one picture of the girls in Peyton’s mini cooper in the parking lot of the Stardust, it would of been perfect!  Maybe in the future!

The rest of our shoot we drove to a few places in Redding, that lent that urban feel!  We did have a DAD with us to make sure we were nice and safe!  So thank you for the bronze protection!  Got to do that these days, it is getting rough out there people!  I am an advocate for taking OUR town back, kinda over these tweaker zombies walking around making it dangerous for the citizens of Redding to enjoy our city.  Okay, off my soapbox, but it is becoming a real issue!  More fun downtown shoots have been shot, and not blogged yet!  I am excited to share!  Especially Nikki’s Gold Street Liquors editorial featuring Dark Pony Designs!

Enjoy the rest of your summer girlies!  I know all of you will be very successful!

If you would like to book a session with me, please contact me HERE. If you would live to view more of my work, please visit my other websites HERE.  I think it would be really cool if any seniors wanted to get together again like this and do an editorial feel shoot with styled clothing!  If you do, let me know!  I happen to know a team of ladies who do just that thing!  We have a stylist, MUA, and hair…working on video now too!

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Happy Birthday Jill!  So glad we got to go out a bit after your birthday for some family portraits, and for a few by yourself!  It was really fun and I hope you entire year is as perfect as your birthday was.  You look amazing and the love between you and your hubby is unreal!  It was so nice to get to meet your entire family!

If you would like to book a session with me, please contact me HERE. If you would live to view more of my work, please visit my other websites HERE.

xoxo,

Jamie

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July 14, 2017 in {so in love}

Thank you so much Garrett and Christine for allowing me to take your engagement portraits the other day, even thought it was crazy hot!  Within just a few minutes I was crazy sweating, I guess that is what happens in triple digits in Redding, CA. lol.  Anyhow, such love between the two of you, it was fun to capture!  Can’t wait to shoot your upcoming wedding!

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Okay, really this is my favorite of the year so far.  So many reasons why, and I have some time right now to share!

To begin, I love where we live, we are so lucky to have such beauty all around us all the time, such as Whiskeytown.  Now, that I have said this…I do want to mention that I am going to begin going to the City Council Meetings starting ASAP.  I would like to protect what we have here in Northern California, lately the creeper status has been off the charts!  I personally feel like it is time for the residents of Redding, CA and surrounding areas to get involved.  It would be great if you happen to be a local and feel the same way, to join me.

Now, back to the family portrait shoot!

Amanda did such a wonderful job styling this shoot!  The clothing is spot on!  She even had to break out need and thread to create this perfect look!  She even paired her clothing with Dark Pony Designs jewelry.  There were so many great images from her session that I feel in love with that I had a difficult time choosing what to share on the portrait blog.  Another thing I so loved about this family session would be the love shared between their family, so much love!

Thank you so much Jake and Amanda for sticking with me after all these years!!!

xoxo,

Jamie

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