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April 18, 2018

Sometimes as a creative you just have to be creative for creativity’s sake! I love using the winter and early spring months to set up a lifestyle shoot to keep those juices flowing and not become stagnant. Sometimes it’s putting together something to expand my portfolio and other times developing new skills! So when Jess from Polish & Pout told me that one of our favorite Roseville locations was filled with a field of beautiful wildflowers, I grabbed my first available date to make something happen

Our model, Alex, was amazing and did her own styling from her Lavender & Lace Vintage shop! She and her sister search for vintage clothing that they can update to create new modern pieces!

Anthropologie styled senior wearing a red vintage dress and black felt hat in a wildflower field in Roseville, California.

Anthropologie styled senior wearing a red vintage dress and black felt hat in a wildflower field under a tree in Roseville, California.

 

You can’t even tell that she’s standing in the rain!Anthropologie styled senior wearing a cozy sweater and black felt hat in a wildflower field in the rain in Roseville, California.

Anthropologie styled senior wearing a cozy sweater and black felt hat in a wildflower field in the rain in Roseville, California.

 

As always, Polish & Pout never lets me down! Jessica’s hair and makeup skills blow me away!Anthropologie styled senior wearing a cozy sweater and black felt hat in a wildflower field in the rain in Roseville, California.

After getting completely soaked, we loaded up the car and started driving toward the sunshine. Right down the road, the clouds opened up to show off this rainbow!

Anthropologie styled senior wearing a red kimono in a field with a rainbow in Roseville, California at William Jessup University.

Anthropologie styled senior wearing a red kimono in a field in Roseville, California.

I felt like I was at an Anthropologie lifestyle shoot! Just love everything about it!

Anthropologie styled senior walking in a field in Roseville, California.

Anthropologie styled lifestyle shoot with girl looking over her shoulder in a field in Roseville, California.

March 1, 2013

With the release of her last book, my friend and fellow photographer, Randy, invited me along to for a western bridal photoshoot to create some beautiful promotional pictures. It was so fun seeing my pictures in print for advertising all across the US! So I was thrilled to be invited along again to shoot portraits of western author, Chris Enss, herself!

Gloves and antique jeweled earrings for western author pictures at a Victorian house in Grass Valley, California.

 

 

Christian did an amazing job creating these stylish hats!Veiled hats for western author pictures at a Victorian house in Grass Valley, California.

 

 

Burlap roses and features with vintage broaches for the most unique western bridal bouquet!Chris Enns and a burlap bouquet for western author pictures at a Victorian house in Grass Valley, California.

So beautiful!

Chris Enns wearing pearls and a gold locket for western author pictures at a Victorian house in Grass Valley, California.

Chris Enss wearing vicorian shoes for western author pictures at a Victorian house in Grass Valley, California.

Location | Old Victorian in Grass Valley, California

Styling | Christian Michael Goodwin of CMG Creative and Prairie Lace Designs

Author | Chris Enss

June 10, 2011

One thing I love about living in Grass Valley is the other amazing wedding vendors in the area. Our NCWeds group is filled with so many creative professionals who get together at least every other month at a venue to network and catch up on each other’s lives. One way I connect is with a portrait shoot to get updated portraits for their website + marketing materials. So when Sandy called to schedule a session for her birthday, I was excited to help out!

After getting her hair and makeup done, Sandy and I met at Stonehouse, one of my favorite Nevada City venues. With a short break in the rain, we were able to get exactly what we wanted!

Lifestyle commercial portraits sitting in chair at Stonehouse in Nevada City, California
Lifestyle commercial portraits sitting on chair at Stonehouse in Nevada City, California
Lifestyle commercial portraits standing beside chair at Stonehouse in Nevada City, California

May 3, 2011

My favorite thing about portrait shoots is spending time with a person and getting to know them in order to make sure what I capture portrays who that person really is. A perk is that by the time we’re done, I have a new friend! Sarah was no exception. She’s a beautiful mother of three who lives with her husband in the country and is starting a business to help other women follow their dreams. I can’t wait to see the website Phyllis is designing for her!

Lifestyle commercial portraits  against the wall in Downtown Nevada City, California

Simply love this one!

Lifestyle commercial portraits on the sidewalk in Downtown Nevada City, California
Lifestyle commercial portraits in the doorway in Downtown Nevada City, California

April 1, 2011

The constant stream of water coming down from the sky did nothing to hinder the excitement in the studio. Clothes hanging from backdrops, a table covered with jewelry, and the coolest assortment of boots just added to the crowded busyness. Holy Cow Couture was hosting a model shoot to launch the Racing Red spring collection, and the designer, Brittney Coomler, invited me to come along and shoot a little! With Michele as the main photographer, I got to focus more on the details and atmosphere. Austin from Cowboy Fresh was also there to show off his creative western wear. If you can’t tell by the pictures, we had a lot of fun!

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