Thursday, August 21, 2008

Here is our NEW logo for our Boudoir/Glamour Division

Here is the new logo, we are so excited there are so many new and exciting things happening.
It is official, we are moving to a much larger studio. We will start moving the studio hopefully next week. It is located in Gold River off of Coloma. It is not only much larger but it has a great viewing room, large shooting area, and a very large office area to work in.
SEXY GIRL PHOTOGRAPHY IS BORN Our new logo is officially launching our new division. Jodi Yorston and Lindsey Banks are going to together into our partnership to launch this new company. We have some amazing contracts being worked out right now and don't be surprised if you start seeing our logo around town! We will tell you more once we are underway and running with this promotions company.
HALLOWEEN PHOTO SHOOT We are telling you now, we are booking our schedule for our halloween special. Bring in your ghosts or goblins for $25 and it includes a free 5x7. We are only doing it for two days, October 10th and 11th. Spaces are limited so book your session now.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Helena and Matthew's Wedding August 8, 2008

We met up with Helena & Matthew at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Helena arrived in a white limo with her bridal party. Her make-up and hair resembled Audrey Hepburn. She got dressed and we went into the garden. It was so beautiful with a koy pond. We spent some time taking photos of Helena and her girls, enjoying the great weather and beautiful grounds. We finished up with the girls and got them inside for the arrival of the guys. There where a ton of guys and we while we where waiting on one of the guys I got some photos of Matthew and the guys that where there. When all the guys got there we got some fun photos in front of the church and in the gardens. Once we where done with a majority of the photos we went inside to prepare for the ceremony. The ceremony was in a beautiful church with the most amazing alter I have every seen. The church was a little dark and challenging since we could not use flash per their request. The ceremony and Mass was a little bit over an hour. Helena and Matthew and their parents had a receiving line (the fastest I have every seen before) After the receiving line we got quick photos of the bridal party and immediate family. Helena and Matthew where greeted by their friends and family as they exited the church to bubbles. We then headed to the reception site The Croation American Cultural Center, a interesting task because we had to go from South Sac to Auburn Blvd right in the middle of rush hour traffic. We arrived without incident to the reception site with plenty of time to take family and couple photos. It was awesome, we had so much time to take photos that we actually did not have to rush around!!! After some fun photos we went inside for dinner. Dinner as always we amazing. Once dinner was over the toasts started and then cake cutting (no smashing!!!) and then into their first dance. Matthew is not a dancer and it appeared that the two got dance lessons (great job Matthew!) They then danced with their parents and then went into group dancing. WOW was a crowd! Everyone got down to the music young and old. After a little more dancing there was the bouquet and garter toss. After more dancing half of the crowd was outside enjoying the nice beautiful evening the rest boogied down inside. After a night of dancing Helena and Matthew made an exit to their Lincoln Town Car where they headed off to their hotel.

Nicole and Curtis' Wedding

Nicole and Curtis met up with us at the Holy Trinity Church in El Dorado Hills. Curtis was the first to arrive with his guys. We put their boutonnieres on and took them to the back of the church. We had a lot of fun taking their photos, which included having them jump and just be themselves. Once we where done with the guys, we went inside to await Nicole's arrival. She got ready in a large room with her girls. Because of time restraints we did some photos in the room and went into the church to await the ceremony. The ceremony was a lot of fun for a catholic ceremony, the priest was very entertaining including the congregation in with the ceremony. After the ceremony we did some photos on the alter with family and bridal party and where off to the reception.
We have shot many times at Sogno Winery and where excited to work there again. A little apprehensive since we heard that the owner was running the show but where pleasantly surprised that everything went very smoothly. It also probably helped that Nicole's father ran events much larger than this for a living.
Upon arrival we rounded up the bridal party to do photos. Because the sprinklers where on we where limited where we could do photos. We found a nice area where it was not too wet and got underway. Nicole's father was amazing by holding up our deflector shade to get the perfect lighting. (Thank YOU for that!!!) We got the photos done in a reasonable amount of time and went into the reception. We where excited because the caterer was Pasquale T's out of Auburn and my favorite food in Italian food. We ate the delicious food on the deck while visiting with Nicole's Aunt and Uncle. Once the food was done we quickly went into the toast. Curtis' dad (also his best man) started off the speeches. Then Nicole and Curtis where surprised by Nicole's sister and her Dad playing a song for them that Nicole's sister wrote for them. It was then Nicole's dad's turn to talk. I noticed that there where some kids creating a little havoc so I called over one of the little girls that was dancing. She assisted me with some of the photos then decided she did not want to leave my side. :) While I was shooting the rest of the toasts she stood by my side holding on to my leg, I am sure to much delight of her parents. I have to say that is was the funniest thing I had happen to me to date and I have had some doozies. :)
Once the toast was done then we went to the cake cutting, of course Nicole and Curtis where nice and did not smash cake in each others face. While their guests where enjoying the wonderful cake I stole Nicole and Curtis for some sunset photos in the vineyard. We got some amazing photos including my new favorite where it looks as if the bride is holding the groom by the back of his shirt. Once we where done with that we came back in and went into the dances. Nicole and Curtis danced together and then Nicole and her dad danced together. I doubt there was a dry eye in the house. It was a very touching father daughter dance where at the end they called over Curtis with tears in their eyes and had a group hug. It was then Curtis' turn to dance with his mother. An amazing woman she got my heart the way she looked at him and it tugged at my heart strings because I pictured my son's wedding day where I would be in this position. Once the 'formal' dancing was done they went into group dancing and they partied down.