Monday, September 29, 2008

Rene and J.P.'s Wedding - Sogno Winery, Shingle Springs CA

Rene and J.P's wedding on September 7, 2008 at Sogno Winery in Shingle Springs. The day began as Rene arrived and got ready in the Carriage House. Her girls where so much fun and took such good care of her. Rene' did boudoir photos with us earlier in the year and gave the mini album to J.P. as a gift right before the wedding. We where able to be there when he opened it and you could not wipe the smile off his face.
Once Rene' was finished getting ready we took her outside to do photos of her and her and her girls. Her girls where wonderful her maid of honor was on the ball helping her out. We got the girls inside and took the guys out. Rene's father was a kick in the pants having fun with the guys in his great hat. The guys where interested in the games since it was opening day of football but considering where pretty focused. :)
Their ceremony was beautiful, performed by her sister it had that personal touch that always is nice to see. J.P. got teary eyed when he saw rene' come down the isle and she reacted with equal amount of tears. :)
Following the ceremony we met outside to do photos of the bridal party. We decided to do family photos after the dinner to keep things simple and since the balcony at this location is so beautiful. After dinner and after family photos they had their toast and went on to cut the cake. I always enjoy seeing a couple so much in love as Rene' and J.P. are. They are so into each other and that just makes my job so much easier. :)
After the cake they went outside and did the bouquet and garter toss. J.P. got a little x-rated going for the garter that the DJ had to turn the younglings around. Once that was done they danced their first dance, followed by Rene' and her father, and J.P. and his mother. They then did the money dance and went into regular dancing. What a fun crowd, the dance floor was filled til the end.
We had a great time at this wedding, Rene has so much personality and life and J.P. is so nice. The two together where an amazing pair and we feel blessed to be a witness to their love. We look forward to doing more photos of them and their future family.
To see their photos online go to wedding on our website click on clients and the password is renepaul. If you would like to order prints just click on the add to cart, when you are finished click on the cart symbol at the bottom left. You can then order them. If you are having problems ordering please email me and give me your order. All photos purchased will be edited, please indicate your editing preferences.
Thank you,
Jodi & Lindsey

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Folsom Family Expo

Folsom Family Expo
Saturday September 20th at the Folsom Convention center put on by Sierra Style Magazine. Here is a small collection of some of the photos I took while walking around. I am going to bring my kids to this next year, there where all kinds of things for kids and families. We offered free family portraits from 2-4 we met a lot of very nice people. If you are looking to purchase any of the photos on our website go to and click on weddings, and then click on client. The password is familyexpo. To purchase the photos just click on the bottom corner and add to your cart. Email us at if you have any questions. Thank you for letting me take photos of your beautiful children I had so much fun meeting everyone.
Thank you!

Specials for the Fall

If you are getting married you will be excited to take advantage of our Fall Special.
For every girl that books us before October 15th, you get a free quickie boudoir session with any package booked. This is a $125 value. Also, if you book our dream package or above you get $400 off any package.

Christmas is around the corner!!! Yes it is!! For portraits this is the time to stop thinking about a family portrait but doing it. We are crazy busy in November so if you want to get in with us, be sure to book your Christmas Portrait now. If you are a planner you will get a discount. For the month of September and October you will get $50 off any session. You must mention this before you book your session. This is a great value take advantage of it!

Portrait Party
Portrait parties are so popular this time of the year, everyone wants a family portrait for their Christmas card. Book a portrait party and get 10 free Christmas cards for yourself and 15% of your friends proceeds towards your own portraits!

Book a boudoir session with 2 or more friends and get 50% off your session. This is a Christmas special and only available September and October. We have limited weekend dates available, if you can only do it on these dates, book right away!

Senior Portraits
This is the time to do senior graduation photos. Book your session in the month of September and October and get 1 free set of wallets. Refer a friend and for each friend that comes to us you get another free set. Check out our Modern Portraiture website for more information about our senior portraits.

The Year book' Special!
We want you to have amazing photos of the first year of your child that we are offering an amazing deal on our 'baby book'. Our baby book is an album that journalizes the first year of your child. We do photos of mom pregnant, baby at or around birth, and 3 more session. Also we come into your home up to 3 times and take photos of you as a family, details, and put it together in a editorial style leather album. Normally this package is $5995 but if you are pregnant right now and book this session before October 25th, you can purchase this package for $4995. That is a $1000 off!
Note: You do not have to be pregnant to take advantage of this year book. It can be done for lots of things. Child of any age, 1st year of marriage, Cancer recovery, Sickness recovery, 1st year of college, or any other reason you want a year journalized and captured forever!

Referral Discount!
As always we are excited when our clients refer us! We want to thank you so much that if you refer us be sure to have them say your sending them our way. If you do this we will send you a coupon for a free 8x10 at your next session. Thank you for singing our praises!

Candice and Freddy's Engagement - Carmel CA

Me and my husband Scott drove up to Monterey for a weekend to do photos with Candice and Freddy. Their wedding is going to be next year in Carmel and they wanted to do beach and Forest photos. I met Candace at a wedding we did photographed last year for her friend. She was a bridesmaid and the reason she stood out so much for me is she asked my husband Scott to hold her eyelashes. :) We met at Point Lobos national park and did photos overlooking the rocks. We wanted to do photos on a beach so we went to Carmel River Beach, It is listed as one of the most dangerous beaches in California, but it was beautiful! The sand was actually tiny little pebbles, I guess that is where they get the name pebble beach which was a few miles down the way. We then went to The Carmel Mission, it was so beautiful and old. I could not believe how many beautiful places there where to take photos. Candace and Freddy where so much fun to take photos of, we are so excited to do their wedding, it is going to be a blast!!!