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Senior Session for Riley

Riley is a Senior graduating from Casa Robles this year. We celebrated his upcoming next chapter with a session in Old Folsom last week.

I had never met Riley before but know his mom, Heather. I found him to be charming and sweet, although I’m sure no teenage boy wants to be called sweet by one of his mom’s friends. He definitely has an “edgy” edge to him too that made him fun and easy to photograph, a cool swagger, comfortable in his own skin. But underneath you get that the essence of him is… sorry… yeah, sweet.

I tried to capture all the sides of Riley: sweet and savory.

Here are some of my faves.

Limited Availability this Fall

I have limited spots available through November 24th for sessions. Please get in touch soon if you would like to schedule a session for your graduating Senior, or your family this Fall.

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Personal Branding Photos for Keilah

I met Keilah through her online business, Sacramento Sidetracks, which provides reviews and recommendations for families looking for fun things to do in the Sacramento area. I even photographed her family a few years back in this adorably fun session.

But now, when Keilah isn’t making sure local families are having fun on their days off, she’s busy making sure they find the home of their dreams as an agent at Lyon Real Estate in the Land Park office.

Keilah is full of positive energy and that comes out in how she markets herself; she has awesome promotional chops. When we met at a local coffee shop recently to catch up, she let me know that she would love to get some photos for her real estate career that helped clients get a sense of her warm and fun personality, with a variety of images for different marketing pieces like the custom oil paintings.

A couple of weekends ago we met at the Lyon Land Park office and ventured around Land Park’s beautiful neighborhoods to make that happen. Here are some of my favorites…

Personal Branding Photos inside Lyon Real Estate Land Park office Memories by Michelle Photography
Personal Branding Photos inside Lyon Real Estate Land Park office Memories by Michelle Photography
Personal Branding Photos inside Lyon Real Estate Land Park office Memories by Michelle Photography
Personal Branding Photos inside Lyon Real Estate Land Park office Memories by Michelle Photography
Personal Branding Photos Lyon real Estate Sacramento Memories by Michelle Photography
Personal Branding Photos Lyon real estate land park Memories by Michelle Photography
Personal Branding Photos Keilah Woodard Lyon Land Park Memories by Michelle Photography
Personal Branding Photos Keilah Woodard Lyon Land Park Memories by Michelle Photography
Personal Branding Photos Keilah Woodard Lyon Land Park Memories by Michelle Photography

Schedule your own Personal Branding Session

Get in touch and let’s discuss how we can help you sell your / your company’s story through beautiful images.

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Orangevale Multi-generation double mini-session

I love that this family wanted to double-up on their mini session spot so they could capture grandparents and their grandkids together. In many families, like mine and this family’s, grandparents are a huge part of a kids’ life and the relationship they have together is so special, unique and different than the one between parents and their kids.

Moms and dads: when was the last time you included YOUR parents in a family photo?

Super love this family and their fun-loving nature and especially the challenge of trying to capture teenagers with some younger kids.

Orangevale Multi-generation double mini-session
Orangevale Multi-generation double mini-session
Orangevale Multi-generation double mini-session
Orangevale Multi-generation double mini-session
Orangevale Multi-generation double mini-session

Whether in a park or snuggling on a favorite couch, it’s probably time you captured your kids with their grandparents.

Get in touch to learn more about the various sessions and package options available to you.

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Jon Mini Session

Orangevale Mini Session photo of boy jumping in air

OMG, Jon is just the cutest five-year-old boy ever and the son of my much-loved hairdresser Jess (shoutout to Jess who is continually reinventing my hairstyle and hair color, appointment-by-appointment.)

Initially feeling a bit shy when he got out of the car for our session, Jon quickly warmed up with some fun games and, before we knew it, he was jumping, dancing, running, and making up his own poses.

But, like all boys his age, you can’t beat a good fart for a total belly-laugh. (See last photo.)

Long shot of boy laughing on the trails
Close up of boy laughing
Orangevale Mini Session boy running toward camera
Boy pretending to be a cat
Orangevale Mini Session boy laying on his back with his eyes closed
Orangevale Mini Session spring photo of young boy
Orangevale Mini Session black and white photo of boy with eyes closed
Orangevale Mini Session photo of boy and his older sister kissing
Orangevale Mini Session photo of boy and his older sister laughing
Orangevale Mini Session Black and White photo of boy laying on the grass
Orangevale Mini Session father and son sharing sweet moment at Orangevale Community Park
Orangevale Mini Session father and son having fun

Got a kid whose milestone birthday needs celebrating and commemorating?

Get in touch and let’s schedule a fun and playful session just for them!

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The Hurd Family Mini Session

Orangevale Community Park

How many great family shots can you capture in 20 minutes? A LOT. Especially when you’re working with a family that is full of laughter and comes ready to play!

Sacramento Mini Session
Sacramento Mini Session
Sacramento Mini Session
Sacramento Mini Session
Sacramento Mini Session
Sacramento Mini Session
Sacramento Mini Session
Sacramento Mini Session

I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard during a photo session. Thank you Kristin and Brian for the gift of your family.

Inspired to capture photos like this of your family? Shoot me a message and let’s get something on the calendar.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sacramento

For the second year in a row I was chosen by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Sacramento Area, to capture photos of their matches to be featured on their website and marketing materials.

You can see the photos I took last year peppered throughout their website: https://bbbs-sac.org/ along with stories about the matches I captured. It’s a wonderful way to bring to life the benefits of being a Big or Little.

This year they wanted to freshen-up the stories and images with other matches, some of whom had been paired for years and some for just months.

What’s always so fun to see, however, is the friendship these kids and their mentors have built together, no matter how long or short their acquaintance. So rarely these days are children in a position to form a relationship with an adult other than their parent or teacher and, although these relationships are pivotal for sure, they function as authority figures to a child vs. companions. It used to be that aunts an uncles, grandpas and grandmas, or even mothers and fathers of friends that lived close-by, filled these gaps but, as communities have become more fragmented and many families live far away from one another, building these kinds of bonds that are just about friendship and mentorship, nothing more, is much harder than I think it used to be.

Big Brothers Big Sisters fulfills that role and it’s beautiful to hear about simple adventures and conversations that these kids and their Bigs share, and that mean so much.

Here are some of my favorite images from our two days of shooting. If you’re inspired to learn more about being a Big or have a child who you think could benefit from the program, I encourage you to click the link above and learn more.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sacramento
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sacramento
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sacramento
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sacramento
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sacramento
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sacramento
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sacramento
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sacramento
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sacramento
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sacramento
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sacramento

Working with nonprofits is some of my favorite work

If you know of a local nonprofit that needs to tell their story more powerfully through photos, please have them get in touch. I offer nonprofits a 50% discount on my hourly rate.

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