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Have you ever googled your name?

I have. And this is how I discovered I was featured on WPZOOM as one of 10 inspiring sites using WPZOOM recently.


Wanna See?

My 15 mins of fame. You will have to scroll to the very very very bottom of this article geared for creative professionals, and there I am. Holding down the number 9 spot. Okay, so I might of been chosen as number 9 out of 10 websites, but I am okay with that.

Oh, and yes…WPZOOM’s article author, did call me a “he”. However, I will forgive him/her. Ha. Maybe that means I am a super great professional photographer, since I was referred to as a male photographer instead of a female photographer. #pressforprogress  #unisexnames


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When I was designing my fashion website, I took a few things into consideration:

  • color theory
  • fast preview of my portfolio
  • minimalist classic design

I purchased the Tempo site created by the inventive Pavel Ciorici. His aesthetic design was exactly what I was looking for. It is exciting to also see my website as a Customer Example on their buy page.


That’s not all.

I was taught how to mirror a site by my husband, my fashion site actually. Trying to be a good little girl and not buy anything new, I found out that Pavel Ciorici’s Tempo website can be used more than one time, so bonus points. And Jesse was the man to help me clone the site, by doing it himself…with me watching.

Excited to announce that in the next few days I will have my commercial photography website up serving Northern California and anywhere a client would like to fly me. Hopeful thinking. Why not?

Speaking of saying something on the interwebs, one day I wish to live, work, play in San Francisco and New York. There…said it.


Would you like to see more?

If you would like to view more of my work, please visit my other websites HERE.

How to contact me?


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This image came about via a request from creative, Robin Fator of The Redding Fashion Alliance.  Robin had asked me if I would like to create something for Redding Fashion Alliance’s newest window display.  She told me she was looking for something painterly and using the color of the year for 2018, Ultra Violet.  Robin also told me that I could use one of Gini Holmes‘ Silk Kimono’s she hand creates in her studio.  Redding Fashion Alliance will hang this fashion portrait mid January of 2018, which has been printed as a 20×30 and will be mounted in a gold leaf frame.

This image was inspired by the great Peter Lindbergh’s portrait of Milla Jovovich featured in Vogue Italia 1998.  I happened to buy myself Peter Lindbergh’s book A Different Vision of Fashion Photography recently and fell so in love with this one image of Milla Jovoich. However, interestingly enough, I am not able to find that image online to show you…it seems to only exist in the book.  I do have a copy of it on my Instagram, if you would like to see it.  The light I created was similar to Mr. Lindbergh’s light, but different.  I used 3 light sources to create this photograph.  The main light was my Elinchrom with reflector and a purple gel.  The lights that shape her face in orange and blue were created by using my SB-900’s on slave mode.  I also took inspiration for the color of the light from my color theory book Interaction of Color by Josef Albers.

I knew which model immediately, Jennifer Mailhot.  We had trouble this week collaborating, so Jennifer was brave enough to cut a heavy bang herself.  Kya Solorio was our makeup artist for this shoot, and used Mac’s “Sin” lipstick with some shadow to create depth for the lip.  Dennis Luberus was my photography assistant for the shoot.  Rajneesh Kushwaha of RJ Retouch created the skin retouch and I did the creative edit.

Team Credits


January 9, 2018 in {featured}

What a nice surprise to find out that one of my photographs from 2014 was featured by Shutterfly.  They published a blog post about 20 Creative Large Family Photo Ideas and picked a shot of Diana Christiansen’s family taken in Shasta Lake City near some gorgeous yellow trees.  I have to say, I recall scouting this location for her family and had to recruit my husband and his dad to help make a somewhat clean spot to put all my ivory furniture out for their family.  To begin, we had to clear a discarded home/fort someone had created.  Then, there were low growing blackberry bushes that lined the ground, that were particularly fun to walk through.  Everyone involved with the shoot was such a trooper.  The color combination of cream, grey, and yellow is perfect.

Thank you Shutterfly for showcasing one of my images on your site.



Are you a maker or a designer?  If so, please take some time to check out The Redding Fashion Alliance.  The Redding Fashion Alliance celebrated the holiday season and their relocation to the downtown area with a Holiday Open House event on December 22, 2017. Members of the Redding community stopped by 1698 Market Street to tour the maker space, network, mingle, meet the directors, enjoy the refreshments, and find out more about utilizing the organization.

Special Thanks to:
Jan Kearns (catering)
Gini Holmes (volunteer)
Jamie Solorio Photography (images)

If you would like to view more of my work, please visit my other websites HERE.



For the person who has everything.

Actually a client of mine said last Tuesday during her boudoir shoot for her man.  “He has everything, so I thought this would be a great gift for Christmas.”

If you would like to purchase a gift certificate, please contact me HERE.

If you would like to view more of my work, please visit my other websites HERE.




First things first, if you would like to download any images I took at the Redding Fire Department Appreciation Day, at no cost please click THIS link.  You will need the download pin, which is 1243.  If you would like, you are able to print via this link through my printing lab and have images delivered straight to your doorstep at my cost. Enjoy!

Now, I have to thank Nigel Skeet for inviting me to support our community and lift our beautiful city up.  He invited myself and Jeremy Robinson, who bought TA Schmidt’s portrait studio to collaborate with this great event that is featured over at I Love Redding‘s website.  It was really neat to watch the community, especially the children interact with our hero firefighters.  The expressions of pure happiness and excitement on their little faces, were so adorable.  Also, it was great getting to see Nigel work with the Redding firefighters to create another one of his amazing panoramic images.  I got a few shots of him in action too!

We can not forget all the amazing people who took time to make this appreciation day a success like US Lending Company, Shasta Regional Community Foundation, Redding Bank of Commerce, CR Gibbs American Grille, Signarama, Shasta Regional Medical Center, Q97, Cronic Disaster Services, KShasta, and the Redding Fire Department. I also saw Francie Sullivan, who is always out supporting our town, it really does take a village to build our community, and I am thankful for all the people involved.  Redding is a treasured town and getting to know our neighbors will help us keep this city in check!

Below are some of my favorite images I took from the sidelines.  There are many more images located at this LINK, so be sure to check it out to see what the day was like.  P.S. the image of the firefighters standing with flag in the sky was taken by Nigel Skeet.  I still added it here, because I really liked his shot.

Thank you again for taking the time to come out and tell our Redding Fire Department what a value they are to each one of us in Redding.


Jamie Solorio

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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Thought I would feature our collaborative work on my portrait blog as well as my commercial site, Jamie Solorio.  However, on the commercial site I am only showing a select few images, while here more.   Want to see The Behind the Scenes, featuring our collaborators each with their own unique talents and skill sets?  So thankful for this team we have created!  Full list of collaborators at bottom of post.

Title: Beyond Bridal: Romantic Melancholy
Date: February 26th, 2016
Taking classic wedding colors to the next level by juxtaposing their softness with grunge details. Modern princess meets 90’s Grunge with smokey eyes, tousled hair, and a moody attitude. A beautiful fantasy, where even the most feminine of girls has an edge.
In our shoot we styled the bride beyond the traditional white wedding dress and explored the idea of taking classic wedding colors to the next level. We gave our bride a fashion forward, grunge vibe while maintaining her delicate beauty. The studio design also plays with the idea of a classic romantic fantasy, while keeping the focus on the bride. By combining vintage and handmade garments we created a unique style to inspire the young, chic bride to be who loves to be a little edgy.  This shoot features a handmade wedding gown by Dark Pony Designs and an artisan bouquet by the Floranthropist.
Wedding gown, veil, ribbon bra top, gold chain and tulle skirt by dark pony designs. All other clothing and accessories vintage.
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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This shoot meant a lot to me for several reasons.  First, it is a dream come true to be able to be creative with a group of like-minded people!  I am beyond happy to get to come up with different stories and make them come to life.  Below are some of the behind the scenes from our editorial bridal fashion photography shoot, I have linked all the creators under images of them, so it will be easy for you to check out their works.  Another reason I was super excited for this shoot was a chance to get to work with model Bailey Gurell.  She is in demand by several well known modeling agencies, and I felt very fortunate to get to work with her before she is wisked away from our little town known as Redding, Califorina.  Finally, a dream come true for me is building the commercial side of my business over at my new website called, Jamie Solorio.  I have been wanting to do this for years, but time and collaboration help were the big issues.  As soon as Robin Fator and I teamed up, it was a real possibility…even though the work load is insane.  Each shoot we do, we learn so much!  Which happens to be another favorite thing of mine, to fail and learn from it.  Lesson is then concreted in my brain! Ha!

The idea behind this shoot for me.  I say for “me” because Robin and I have different stories running in our heads. Lol!  I will share mine here and you can view Robins, HERE.


Escape.  She is trying to escape her trailer park life, and pretend to be the “Stepford Wife” to make her soon to be husband happy.  He is her way out.  However, she struggles with her trailer park conditioned self with what she is supposed to be now, but she is content with these struggle of hers.  She is obsessed with the 1990’s Grunge fad and loves the idea of wearing the torn fishnet stockings, bed head hair, and cheap tiara along side her couture gown purchased for her by her future mother in law.  Even though, she would rather wear her great grandmothers stained sheer dress from the 1920’s passed down, she will happily wear the hand made couture gown by top trending fashion designer of 2016, Robin Fator of Dark Pony Designs.  She still wants to remain true to herself, which is difficult because of the expectations put on her by others.  Many of the images taken during this shoot depict the boredom as her current state of mind, such as when she holds her new Apple Rose Gold 6S Plus phone trying to escape the unknown of what her future existence might be. To a blurred image, which represents being torn between her two realities.  Even the tulle across her face tells the viewer that she is going ahead, but still wanting to hide.

Can’t wait to release the images, below are a few of my fave behind the scene images of the team working together.

Thank you for taking time to view this blog post of mine!

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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I am super excited to announce a collaboration with Robin Fator of Dark Pony Designs, Mariya Krutikova, and Amanda Fator that was published by Flawless Magazine.  Our editorial submission was titled Neon Noir, a concept that Robin and I came up with one day.  We pulled a team of talented people to help create our vision.  Mariya was our makeup artist, Amanda was our hair artist, Jesse my husband was the photography assistant along with video, and Elevia Ritchie was Robin’s assistant.  The story we wanted to share was that of classic black and white meets bedroom chic. Break all the rules with fashion’s biggest trend for spring 2016, lingerie for beyond the bedroom.

Below I have some of the behind the scene images I shot while everybody got ready and the video Jesse made for us!  He also helped me make my new commercial website called Jamie Solorio if you want to take a looksie!  I have 3 other shoots to post that haven’t been released yet! Can’t wait to build more!  Baby steps!

Thanks everyone f 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.  or looking!



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