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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

Oh Laura, Laura, Laura, really loved how simple, clean, and magical this years family portraits are.  Your clothing choices are spot on, your makeup…gorgeous, but when is it not.  Your littles, ha…as if…Lauray is almost as tall as you now, looked gorgeous.  We got through this session wicked fast, seemed like 45 mins?  Maybe shorter.  Thank your for always allowing me to take  your family portraits, and for being my friend.  It was fun seeing your handsome brother’s again!  Glad they got to be in some of the portraits.

Enjoy those growing kids, they are so sweet.  I love the ones with you snuggled up and then fixing Lauray’s hair.

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 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

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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

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

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.

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.

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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