Archive for September, 2009

Romance in the Rice


From San Francisco to the Rice Fields of Maxwell, CA, our Engagement Sessions are giving us something to write about.


Amanda and Brian wanted to bring a personal touch to their engagement photos by including a Combine Harvester, John Deere of course, for harvesting the rice fields.  The excitement came when we found out that this would be “During” the actual “Rice Harvesting” of the fields.   I don’t know who was more excited about the idea, my boys or Amanda and Brian.



But of course , they couldn’t forget the pups!  We actually found a few moments of “chillin” with the fur family members before they raced off into the fields of wide open spaces happy as can be.





This wonderful couple will be having their wedding  at the historic Ryde Hotel in Walnut Grove next summer.   We are already getting so excited for this event.  If their engagement session is anything close to how much fun their wedding day will be, we will be spoiled again.



Thank you Amanda and Brian for allowing us to take part of your new adventures with each other and to be able to document your story as you plan your incredible wedding. 


We would love to be challenged by anyone else to have their memories documented in a very unique fashion and at a favorite location.   This includes families and senior portraits as well as engagement sessions.  What are some destinations or memorable places you can think of for having your story told through pictures?  We would love to hear from you.

Fall is for Family Time


Ahh, the crisp cool nights have arrived and that only means one thing… Autumn will soon be upon us.   We are already seeing some signs of the leaves making their transformation to the brilliance of fall splendor.  And if you have been to our studio grounds in late October and early November, you know exactly what we are talking about.   Our goal was to create a mini Vermont on our grounds with all of our stunning trees and plants that change to vivid yellows, fiery reds and breathtaking oranges.  All to let families feel like they are truly in another place and time.

This is the time to start thinking about your fall family portrait experience for the Holidays.   Our calendar is starting to book up quickly for the targeted weeks of color.  Don’t forget, this is the best time to have your perfect family picture taken for sending out your holiday greetings too.

With that in mind, we also would like to share with everyone  they can enter to win a free family portrait session at the Payprus Store in Arden Fair Mall during the entire month of October for their Picture Perfect Campaign.   Along with the portrait session, we will include a gift certificate for $100 towards the purchase of a framed wall portrait.  Look for our information in the store window that will be on display beginning October 1st along with this image on our New Leather Signature Wrap.

We can’t wait to see everyone this beautiful Fall Season.

TnT’s Spectacular.


Absolutely Stunning!  But did anyone expect anything less from our loveable Tracy?


As promised, we wanted to highlight a few favorite images from Tracy and Tim’s Spectacular Wedding at Arden Hills Country Club.


One of Tracy and Tim’s favorite selections for their dessert of the night were the amazing Cup Cakes by Carissa of Sugar and Spice.  The presentation of the eight tiers was outstanding.



The Wedding Planner and “Right Hand Gal” to our fabulous couple was Kendra of Pfieffer Event Planning.  One of Kendra’s perfect attention to details showed in the spectacular Candy Bar with every combination of flavours and “Eye Candy” you could imagine.


We are still working endlessly on the final edits for this amazing event, but how could we leave you without an image of the infamous Manolo Blahnik shoes that were notorious in the ever so popular “Sex and the City The Movie”.  


A Summertime Session for Amber


Spoiled again!  Another kick back session on our studio ranch location.  We had so much fun with Amber, we almost forgot that she had to actually leave to go home.



Amber is another student of Placer High School’s upcoming graduates for 2010.  She is a great person with a such a terrific sense of humor and spirit.




We really look forward to meeting more 2010 graduating seniors as they prepare for such an exciting year.