The love between these two is so strong, they can not keep their eyes off of one another.  And those vows, I teared up even.  Like I said, “True Love Celebrated.”  Thank you so very much Garrett and Christine for allowing me to document your forest wedding in the Trinity Alps at Garrett’s childhood home, Almay Ranch.  Your family and friends are just as nice as the both of you, not to mention very stylish.

xoxo,

Jamie

On a different note for my future brides, this wedding was 3 hour coverage with the help of my assistant Amy.  Thank you Amy for tagging along for the day, you were such an asset.

Oh, sorry about the over abundance of images, it was difficult not to post my favorites.  There are more too…yikes.  Be sure to click the Read More below please.

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So, I recently learned about National Grandparents Day, which is every Sunday after Labor Day.  This year, National Grandparents Day will be on September 10th, 2017.  The idea behind this special day is to create time for grandparents and/or older adults share their sage advice with our youth.  While, their littles are asked to serve or do something really special for their grandparents.  A win win situation, if I do say so myself. An added bonus too, there is actual science based statistics with regard to grandparents enjoying time with their grandchildren, and how this can help with lowering the risk for Alzheimer’s.

Having said all of that above, please take a look at THIS super sweet family portrait shoot I did with Rob, Liz, and Avery.  Rob and Liz had invited their parents along to get some adorable shots with their little angel, Avery.  I thought this was such a gorgeous shoot, had to share it again.  I do feel these images of Avery with her grandparent’s will be treasured for many years.  Personally, I have an image of my Grandpa McCarthy holding me when I was just five days old.  This image two of us together and is especially cherished by me.  So, glad that someone took it.  I took a shot with my cell phone and placed at the bottom of this post.

Each Sunday we spend over at my in-laws and this Sunday I am bringing my camera.  The relationship my girls share with their Nonnie and Papa is so special.  I am thinking I will take the portrait while they are doing something they enjoy together, so that they can look back and remember that particular memory.  My youngest loves to play with her stuffed animals with Papa, so thinking this is a must have image.  Kya, my oldest, she and Nonnie like to pamper each other with facial masks and manicures, which would be a fun photograph for the two of them to share.

Below I have added some of my favorite portraits of grandparents with their beautiful grandchildren.  The love shared is so special and I am glad I was able to capture these moments together for them.  The top image might be my favorite and is so sweet, this little girl was about to leave the country, and you can just feel the love in that hug.  Really, they are all pretty darn cute. Real emotion…which is what I love to capture.

Have anything special planned for your grandparents?  Schedule your shoot with or for the special grandparents in your child’s life

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xoxo,

Jamie

My Grandpa McCarthy.  As I am writing this I am actually tearing up again seeing that smile of his.  I miss him so much. Thank you so much Mom for taking this portrait.

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!

xoxo,

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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!

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xoxo,

Jamie

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