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Thank you guys so very much for allowing me to come into your beautiful home and spend an evening together.  I decided to just show the indoor pictures for this blog post, we also have some outdoor images as well to show a bit later.  Chelsea, you should be an interior designer…perfection!

Enjoy your little man!

xoxo,

Jamie

This meadow is stunning, almost as stunning as the individuals portraits below!  Thanks so much Rene for letting me take your family pictures!

If you would like to book time with me, please contact me HERE. If you would live to view more of my work, please visit my other websites HERE.  November is almost completely booked, so be sure to email me soon if you would like to get in before Christmas.

xoxo,

Jamie

Thanks so much Ryan and Courtney!  As usual, I always enjoy my time with you guys.  Really, I think you both are very solid people and I am glad to call you both my friends.  I rarely shoot at Caldwell Park here in Redding, and so glad we did.  So happy with these images, really cute stuff!  Bubble fun, fun with a sheet, and you can’t forget some rough housing with the boys.  Thanks for being patient with me for some of the new shots, it is difficult I have to say after years of taking portraits of the same family…changing it up! Ha!

Enjoy your holidays and hope to see you both soon!

If you would like to book time with me, please contact me HERE. If you would live to view more of my work, please visit my other websites HERE.  November is almost completely booked, so be sure to email me soon if you would like to get in before Christmas.

xoxo,

Jamie

Thank you so much Mike and Dani for letting me take your family portraits this year.  Okay, lets start with styling, gorgeous Dani!  That dress…the fall colors, perfection!  Location, OMG…this meadow she took me to is simply amazing and the public is able to use it!  So, anybody who wants to shoot there, please let me know!  I would love to go out there again!  EVEN though Siri and I got so very lost deep in the forest down a dirt road for a good 15 mins!  HA!  So worth it though!  The color is even a bit different in the photos then the meadows in Redding, so nice for a little change for me.  I find the same thing happens in Mt. Shasta as well.

I have to say, taking portraits for another photographer is always a bit intimidating, but I made it through!  If you would like to check out Dani’s beautiful work, please check out her site Dani D Photography.  I actually send my sleepy baby newborns her way, plus a few other great photographers.

Such love in this family, I had a hard time culling down the images for the blog post, but below are a few of my favorites. Bubbles are now part of my kit, so don’t be surprised if you see lots of family portraits with bubbles for some time!  Kids just love them and makes them smile ear to ear…adults too.

If you would like to book time with me, please contact me HERE. If you would live to view more of my work, please visit my other websites HERE.  November is almost completely booked, so be sure to email me soon if you would like to get in before Christmas.

xoxo,

Jamie

Some of my favorite people!  Thank you guys for letting me take your family portraits!  Little Joseph is so adorable and such a boy!  Love this first image of Jonathan and him silhouetted against the blue sky.  Great job on color coordination and looking beautiful as always!  These images were taken over at the gorgeous gardens of Turtle Bay Arboretum…maybe my favorite place close to my home to shoot and visit. Enjoy every moment of little Joesph, they grow up wicked fast!

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

xoxo,

Jamie

Thank you so much Amy and Jason for allowing me to take Tanner’s 2nd birthday portraits.  It was so fun getting to watch him explore Turtle Bay’s Arboretum, which is a magical place for a toddler.  Also, thank you for your kind words about the images, you guys really made my night.  Love this first image.  It is funny, because it is a very telling picture.  This is when I switched from my long lens and went to the 35mm.  35mm lenses means up close and personal, and his reaction was perfection.  Can’t blame him for taking a sneak peek through his teeny tiny fingers.  Enjoy this time with your son, they grow up so fast.

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

xoxo,

Jamie Solorio

Thank you so much Michale, Jaye Jaye, Bishop and Carter for letting me take your portraits last week.  Really loved how the shoot was style along side the industrial look of Gerlinger Steel of Redding, CA.  I was sure to ask permission before shooting on Gerlinger’s property and was thankful when told I could, as long as no employees were working.  Our shoot happened to be on a Saturday, so we were in luck!

Also, thank you to my assistants for the day, Layne and Kya.  Kya was asked to created a little promo video, which I really loved.  Layne was out there in the heat reflecting, and scriming away.  It is nice to work with a team, makes it so much easier for me and better for my clients completed images.

Jaye Jaye, thank you for being so sweet and gotta say….those eyes!  Stunning!  Loved your Gucci sunglasses by the way, even though they covered those eyes!   That adorable black dainty dress that was paired perfectly with your Doc Martins…a girl after my heart! Love Love Love combat boots!  I have been wearing my Sutro boots for 3 years solid now and love the worn in feel!  Also, all of your boys are VERY handsome and made the shoot a lot of fun to capture.  The connection between you and your hubby is unreal.  Loved the way you both looked at one another.  I also loved that you both were down to play out the ‘slide down the body’ scene from Dirty Dancing!  Hope you enjoy your family pictures.

xoxo,

Jamie

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

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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

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.

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Oh my goodness, this field is beyond perfection.  Seriously, we walked back there and there were like 30 to 40 black butterflies just enjoying the sweet pollen of the star thistle plants.  I would say this meadow is my all time favorite now.  However, I think it was just a good year for it with all the rain we had!  I will have to go back next year around that time to see!!!!  You should of seen the kids enjoy the butterflies!  It was actually magical!

Thank you so much you guys for letting me take your portraits!  This was a special shoot since Krystal is a mother of two and happens to work for the company Dignity Health.  I have been fortunate enough to be allowed to work on a few of Dignity’s campaigns!  Including this one, their Mothers of Dignity Campaign for Mothers Day.  I haven’t shared much of this yet, just because I have been busy and not blogging!

With the Mothers Day Campaign image taken with Krystal and her two lovely children, we decided to take a few others for fun on our own, and that is what I am sharing below.  How could I not resist taking a few pictures with a gorgeous family in a magical butterfly filled meadow…just can’t!  It was so fun, thanks again West Family!

Also, a little update… currently I have a billboard up on East Cypress near the old Raley’s for Dignity Health’s Ortho department!  Both sides and it is huge!  Really, I should go take a picture of it, since it is a big deal for me…first billboard!  You can watch my little video over on IG if you want HERE to see it!

Anyhow, I am so extremely grateful for the amazing people in the marketing department over at Dignity who gave me a chance, and you guys know who you are! (Amy and Monique)  Really, this is getting me closer to my end goals with photography.  Not that I want to give up the portraits that I do weekly, which I do love.  Commercial and eventually fashion photography is where I would like to be in the future after my littles have left the nest!  So, thank you ladies and Dignity Health for helping another mother get to fulfill her dreams.  To see the image Dignity Health chose, please scroll to the bottom of this post!

Human Kindness. 🙂

xoxo,

Jamie

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