Archive for the ‘grads’ Category

Graduation: Senior Portraits in the Snow by Sacramento Photographer

Posted on: March 3rd, 2016

A beautiful spot in the snow for some graduation portraits this February. Despite the snow on the ground, it was sunny and warm!

Hair by @MyHairDreams and Makeup by Danielle Parker (instagram @dahlingdani).

Here are a few favorites from the shoot…

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College Graduation Portraits by Sacramento Photographer: Kayla

Posted on: May 10th, 2015

Beautiful Kayla is graduating from Sacramento State University this Spring! An amazing person with a ton of spirit who has big things ahead! Congrats to Kayla on her graduation and her work in the wine industry! Here are a few favorites from her photo session at the Old Sugar Mill.

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Raymond ~ High School Senior Portraits by Woodland Photographer

Posted on: January 24th, 2014

Raymond graduates in June! Here are a few favorites from his senior portrait session in Davis, CA.

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Senior Photographer, Sacramento, Woodland, Davis, CA

Posted on: August 10th, 2013

Senior portraits are such a fun experience and a great time to dress up and celebrate your graduation. For this shoot we had two class of 2013 and one class of 2014 senior join us. First the girls got professional makeup done by the artist team from Dolce Vita beauty: Veronica Marshall and Mariela Medina. Then they were styled with wardrobe by Jesse and Shania Larrosa. For the finishing touches, they are wearing jewelry from Stella&dot, provided by independent consultant, Kim Campinelli, and handmade flower accessories from Celia Rose Inc.

The look and feel of this shoot was really magical thanks to the amazing staff out at the Historic Oakdale Ranch in Esparto, CA. Their beautiful venue is a new hot spot wedding venue in Yolo County! Brides looking for an outdoor location should check it out!

Special thanks also goes out to my assistant on this shoot, Kelli Stoffregen!

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Dance Senior Portraits by Sacramento, CA Photographer

Posted on: April 24th, 2013

Last weekend we had a very special shoot in the studio at Amy Shuman Photography.  High school junior, Kennedy, and high school senior, Tate, joined us for a unique day.  Let’s just say this wasn’t your standard “senior portrait” session…  Of course, the fact that both of these girls are immensely talented dancers added to the fun.  They arrived at the studio in downtown Davis, CA for hair by Amanda Walker (of Salon Jewel), and makeup by Veronica Marshall (Dolce Vita Beauty).  Next, it was time for a custom outfit, built live “on the set” by Jesse Larrosa, costume desginer.  We started with a few portraits, and then it was time to head back to hair and makeup to add some dramatic flair for the dancing shots.  And then, the jumping began!  I loved watching the way the fabric moved with each jump and leap.  I was so happy with the end result, and the beautiful art that the team was able to create.  Enjoy!

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A fun behind the scenes image of the two girls together.  These dresses were pretty heavy, and its impressive they were able to move in them.

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More behind the scenes of the team hard at work.  I was working, too, but from behind the camera, of course.

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And here we are, the creative team, trying to jump just like these awesome models…  “trying” is the key word…  To our credit, its really hard to know when the automatic camera timer is going to go off, so we were really just guessing with our jumps…

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Want to watch a video on what things were like behind the scenes?  Check it out here:

Senior Dance Portraits Amy Shuman Photography from Amy Shuman on Vimeo.

Schedule your own portrait session by emailing me at info@amyshumanphoto.com

“Quentin: Woodland High School Senior” by Sacramento Portrait Photographer

Posted on: April 11th, 2013

Quentin is this year’s official senior representative, and is also an intern at Amy Shuman Photography. It was so much fun to have Quentin in front of the camera, though I did miss him being there helping behind the scenes. Here are a few of my favorites.

We started at the Woodland Opera House, which has been Quentin’s “home away from home” for nearly 10 years. I had the privilege of being his first drama instructor back in Show Biz Kidz, 10 years ago (perhaps I am dating myself there…).

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We then moved outside to take some pictures in the daylight. The overcast skies were in our favor for these fun senior photos.

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If you are a student at Woodland High School and know Quentin, ask him for a special promo card and get a free gift when you book your senior session!

Kylie Senior Portraits, Woodland Portrait Photographer

Posted on: April 1st, 2013

It was such a treat to take Kylie’s senior portraits this past week. We used the beautiful UC Davis arboretum and nearby pasture for this session, and Kylie was a great sport despite the strong winds! I met Kylie last year in the portrait photography workshop I taught, and she is a sweet, and very talented girl. She is still making her final choices about colleges, but knows that she wants to pursue a career in teaching, which I think she will be wonderful at!

Hair and makeup by Veronica Marshall of Artistry Pro by Dolce Vita beauty.

Here are some of my favorite shots:

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Graduation Portraits UC Davis ~ Chase

Posted on: May 26th, 2012

Chase is a member of my brother’s fraternity: AGR and will be graduating from UC Davis next month.  I had the privilege to photograph his graduation session out at this amazing barn location.  We had a lot of fun roaming around and interacting with the animals.  Chase is a really nice guy and sounds like he’s got a bright future ahead!

Spenser Senior Portraits

Posted on: May 19th, 2012

I have known Spenser for about 7 years and was so excited to be able to do his senior portrait sessions (even though it seems like only yesterday he was still in elementary school).  Spenser is an extremely talented young man whom I have had the privilege to work with on stage.  Beyond that, he is also a very kind, responsible, hard-working, and an all around positive person.  I am so excited to hear about all the wonderful things he is sure to accomplish at college, and wish him the very best.  We had so much fun taking these photos around the UC Davis arboretum and also at the nearby sheep barn (special thanks to the ladies at the barn for letting us come out and shoot!)