Thursday, May 31, 2012

May's Sneak Peeks & Blog Post Previews - Northern California Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Apparently, I let this month slip away from me as far as blogging goes.  Between birthday celebrations, bridal appointments & everything in between, I seem to have lost track of the month of May.  I can't believe that tomorrow is June, and the year is nearly half over!  Well, to tide you over until then, here are a few selections from what went down this past month, and the future blog posts that are going to happen in the coming weeks. I promise!
Just hang tight, I'll be blogging again before you know it!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Jessica & Adam Maternity Session - Sacramento, CA

Two years ago this month, I photographed this couple on their wedding day.  Jessica & Adam were my first full wedding I photographed, and are my example couple of the kinds of relationships I like to have with my clients.  Well, I shouldn't even use the word "clients" because these two are truly some of my greatest friends.  I photographed their engagement session, wedding, one year anniversary & family photos last November.  Now, in just about two months, they'll be officially welcoming "baby JAM" in to their little family!  I surprised Jessica at her baby shower with the maternity session, and we had a fantastic time picking out her wardrobe options and making sure that little baby bump showed!
Adam & Jessica grew up in the Elverta/Antelope area, so Adam took us to this little park near a creek that was very secluded and in my words, awesome!  Such troopers, with Jess climbing through grass and sticky weeds at 7 months pregnant :) Adam snuck this next one in out of nowhere, so of course it HAD to be included!
A quick outfit change, and then it was REALLY time to show that belly off!
This next one totally reminds me of a "new version" one of their wedding photos, which I still love love love and have on my business cards and sample products!
We then headed back towards Jessica's parent's house where the baby shower was held at, with a stop at the local feed store for a little bit more of an "urban" background. I totally love these blue stripes!
Check that baby bump out!
Again... Love this next one! I totally cannot pick one single favorite out of all of these... I just can't do it!
Of course, I had a FANTASTIC time photographing these two, and I cannot wait to do their first family photos once baby JAM arrives! It would be a potential road trip, but well worth it. Congratulations again Jessica & Adam! Baby JAM is going to be adorable as ever, and very well loved :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

March of Dimes 2012 Donation Raffle Winners - Northern California Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Well I survived the crazy weekend, and I'm excited to announce that the final amount raised from the donation raffle was $360! Through sunburns and leg bruises (yeah, I wasn't totally coordinated that morning and walked right in to a railing right as the walk began)  we made it through the sacramento route, which was slightly changed this year.  A huge amount of the donations came from the parents of my dance students, and without them I probably would not have even reached halfway to my goal for the year! I had my phone out, instagram-ing random little things along the way, so here is a peek in to our March of Dimes experience! So now it's on to the long awaited prize drawing! All names were placed in to a cup (because I still do things old school) and shaken around. Drawn out in the following order. Winners should be recieving an e-mail later this afternoon, where they will be able to claim their prize, or allow it to be passed on and redrawn for another person to have a chance at it.
Banana Cherie Pettiskirt Winner: J. Sheng
Little Penelope Lane Hair Accessory Winner: A. Fong
Botanical Seductions Bath & Body Collection Winner: J. Peters
Apprehensive Films DVD #1: J. Carroll
Apprehensive Films DVD #2: M. Benson
Freeze Frame Portrait Package: A. Orilla
Freeze Frame Portrait Package w. 16x20 Canvas: S. Jenson
Thank you SO much to everyone who donated, and I will be in contact with all of you very soon!