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January 4, 2016

While weddings definitely have my heart, senior portraits are like icing on the cake for me! And they’re even more amazing when it’s an old friend who is getting ready to finish her senior year of college! SaraRose is one of the sweetest and most encouraging girls you’ll ever meet, and I’m so excited to have been able to spend a day creating some beautiful portraits to capture this time in her life!

I love for my seniors to have an amazing experience from beginning to end and feel their most confident, so we started out at the studio of Polish & Pout for a little makeup prep with Jessica!

Professional makeup by Polish & Pout for BJU senior portraits in Roseville, California.

Professional makeup by Polish & Pout's artist, Jessica, for BJU senior portraits in Roseville, California.

Girl looking into a mirror after professional makeup by Polish & Pout for BJU senior portraits in Roseville, California.

 

 

At her mom’s suggestion, we toured around Whitney Oaks and found the most beautiful locations and light!Girl standing on a bridge and in front of granite rocks for BJU senior portraits at Whitney Oaks in Rocklin, California.

Girl sitting on moss rocks for BJU senior portraits at Whitney Oaks in Rocklin, California.

Girl sitting out in nature journaling for BJU senior portraits at Whitney Oaks in Rocklin, California.

Girl walking in nature for BJU senior portraits at Whitney Oaks in Rocklin, California.

 

And we couldn’t be nearby without walking around downtown Roseville and the iconic Tower theater!Girl sitting and standing in front of vintage movie theater for BJU senior portraits at Whitney Oaks in Rocklin, California.

Girl walking through town square for BJU senior portraits at Whitney Oaks in Rocklin, California.

I’m so glad SaraRose decided to get new BJU senior portraits instead of just using the ones from high school. You change so much during your college experience, and it shows! I think there’s even talks of these working for when she sends out resumes!

Girl standing by modern architecture for BJU senior portraits at Whitney Oaks in Rocklin, California.

September 4, 2015

There’s just something about being able to open your wedding keepsake box, the edges smoothed by many hands over time, and pull out prints from your wedding day. Maybe to show your children who want to hear, just one more time, of mommy and daddy’s special day, or maybe just to relive the moments for yourself. The glass vials filled with a piece of lace from your wedding dress, petals from the bouquet, and a special note with a line from your vows.

Digital files are great for facebook, but nothing can replace the beauty of the tangible! If you’re a bride or groom looking for something special to tell your story for generations, this heirloom box might be perfect for you!
Letterpress and Amish handcrafted keepsake for wedding heirloom box for brides and grooms' pictures in California.

Each heirloom box comes with a letterpressed booklet that tells the story of the box from its to creation to the creation of the photographs by the photographer and leaves blank pages for you to add your own part of the two of you!
Letterpress story guide for wedding heirloom box for brides and grooms' pictures in California.

Letterpress keepsake story guide for wedding heirloom box for brides and grooms' pictures in California.

Handcrafted by the Amish in Ohio, this walnut heirloom box is beautifully made to last for generations and can be personalized with engraving on the lid!
Amish handcrafted engraved lid and keepsake prints for wedding heirloom box for brides and grooms' pictures in California.

Three vials allow you to store keepsake treasure to help you relive your day! Petals, notes, lace, dirt from the ground where you stood for your vows, perfume on a piece of cloth–the ideas are endless!
Vials to hold treasure keepsakes for wedding heirloom box for brides and grooms' pictures in California.

March 23, 2015

I love it when siblings of past clients, whether weddings or seniors, come to me for pictures! By then the families and I have usually become friends, and it’s like a reunion of sorts when we get together! So when Andi‘s brother needed portraits for grad school resumes, I was excited that they contacted me!

Calvin is ending his junior year at UNC Chapel Hill and looking forward to graduation next year and studying pharmaceutical. Not a big surprise with parents who are an oral surgeon and nurse! But it’s neat that he’s found his own niche in the medical world! And because it’s something he loves, I know he’s going to be great in it!

UNC grad at a fence for senior portraits at the river in Grass Valley, California.

 

Best combination ever of plaid and polka dots! And a navy blazer is always a win in my book!UNC senior at a fence for grad portraits at the river in Grass Valley, California.

UNC grad looking down by the fence for senior portraits at the river in Grass Valley, California.

 

So there’s this place at the studio that has the coolest ivy backdrop. Only thing is you have to actually get in the water to use it! I was so excited when Calvin said he was up for the adventure!UNC senior by the river for grad portraits at the river in Grass Valley, California.

November 17, 2014

When I asked Elliott what he liked to do outside of school, it came down to creating his own adventures. Whether it was hanging out on a rooftop somewhere or climbing rocks and hiking for hours with the guys, it was all about being outdoors! So we decided what better way to capture this moment in his life than to go create a little adventure of our own!

 

Guy sitting on rocks and a tree for high school Ghidotti senior portraits at Little Deer Creek Trail in Nevada City, California
Senior guy sitting on rocks for high school Ghidotti senior portraits at Little Deer Creek Trail in Nevada City, California

Fallen trees across the creek and big rocks made it a fun place to climb around to shoot–all made a little more interesting by our discovery of a homeless hangout and peering down a tunnel that goes underneath Nevada City!
Senior guy in the forest for high school Ghidotti senior portraits at Little Deer Creek Trail in Nevada City, California

It’s not every senior guy who owns a Mazda Miata complete with the Welsh flag painted on the side!

Senior guy by his his Miata Mazda with a fall tree behind for high school Ghidotti senior portraits at Little Deer Creek Trail in Nevada City, California

Senior guy in his Miata Mazda for high school Ghidotti senior portraits at Little Deer Creek Trail in Nevada City, California

Rearview mirror with senior's face for high school Ghidotti senior portraits at Little Deer Creek Trail in Nevada City, California

 

When he’s not adventuring in the woods, Elliott is one of those book smart people who make doing math look easy!The Lord of the Rings Book with senior guy in the forest for high school Ghidotti senior portraits at Little Deer Creek Trail in Nevada City, California

He’s also not too shabby on the trombone competing and winning a few music competitions!

Senior guy playing his trombone for high school Ghidotti senior portraits at Little Deer Creek Trail in Nevada City, California

Senior guy's trombone for high school Ghidotti senior portraits at Little Deer Creek Trail in Nevada City, California

August 15, 2014

A Southern Belle turned California Girl, Andi contacted me just last week to plan a shoot right before she left for school. Fashion, drama, volleyball, gymnastics, snowboarding…wow, this girl has so much fun! While the last few things weren’t highlighted in our shoot, I loved how Andi brought out her love of fashion with all her outfits, shoes, and even a homemade floral crown! And we definitely called on the drama experience going from serious to laughing and back again…sometimes with an audience around! ;-)

Andi, you are amazing, girl! Have a simply wonderful year and enjoy every moment!

Senior girl standing on the sidewalk fashion for lifestyle senior portraits at Nevada City

Loved this Free People dress!
Senior girl infront of a brick building for lifestyle senior portraits at Nevada City

Senior girl infront of a brick wall for lifestyle senior portraits at Nevada City

Senior girl infront of the brick building for lifestyle senior portraits at Nevada City

Can’t argue with her taste, Treats in Nevada City is famous for a good reason!
Senior girl infront of a Treats shopfor lifestyle senior portraits at Nevada City

Rockin’ the floral crown she made herself for her shoot!
Senior girl eating Treats ice cream for lifestyle senior portraits at Nevada City

Senior girl looking confused for lifestyle senior portraits at Nevada City

One of many favorites!
Senior girl laughing for lifestyle senior portraits at Nevada City

Simply loved the tulle skirt she made herself and the red lip our makeup artist, Angela, added!
Senior girl in a tulle skirt for lifestyle senior portraits at Nevada City

Can you say perfect?!
Senior girl in a tulle skirt in the middle of the street for lifestyle senior portraits at Nevada City

Makeup & hair | Hair and Makeup by Angela

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