Archive for the ‘seniors’ Category

McKenna and Wildflowers, Sacramento Portrait Photographer

Posted on: March 16th, 2013

Spring is in the air here in Sacramento, CA! There is something very sweet about natural beauty and a field of wild flowers.


Behind the Scenes in San Francisco with Quentin

Posted on: March 5th, 2013

Some fun shots from my trip to San Francisco with Quentin to shoot Leslie and James’ engagement photos. As an intern at Amy Shuman Photography, he is always helping out behind the scenes. I found out on the trip that this was his first time seeing the Golden Gate Bridge, so I decided it was absolutely necessary to get some photos there. Thank you for all of your help, Quentin!!


Turning the camera around… Quentin got some shots of me at the bridge. :)  I wore that burnt orange shirt totally by accident!

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Best Friends Forever, Davis CA portrait photographer

Posted on: March 3rd, 2013


My Nana and her best friend both turned 75 this past year, and that means they have now been friends for fifty years!  To celebrate their best friend-aversary, we decided to do a fun shoot in the studio.  Nana (whose name is Janet) and Soni have been through so much life together.  They each had 5 children and watched them grow up, get married and have their own children.  They have been there for each other for every major life event.  It seemed only fitting that this was the very first time either of them had professional photos taken (outside of at a wedding).  Veronica Marshall of Artistry Pro by Dolce Vita beauty came to do their makeup.  It was also the first time either of them had professional makeup done.  Here is a shot of their priceless reaction to their new looks:

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And here are some shots from our portrait session:


Janet and Soni have lovingly nicknamed each other “Lucy and Ethel.”  My aunts Diane and Carrie made them the sign in the first photo to match some of the “I love Lucy” memorabilia that Nana has in her home.   Part of the reason behind their nicknames is that it seemed like they were always getting into crazy situations and having hilarious adventures.  They are just as playful and full of life at 75, and we had a lot of fun improvising with props and costumes during the shoot.


To two beautiful women who I look up to and admire: thank you for sharing your story of your incredible friendship.



Emily Studio Portraits

Posted on: May 27th, 2012

The beautiful, talented “triple threat,” Emily Kelly.  She is an amazing dancer, singer and actress and also a great model!  We have so much fun working together, and I feel so privileged to have featured her in my first dance shoot as well as the Film Noir shoot.  Watch out world ~ I am sure there are great things ahead for this lady, in college and beyond.

Senior Portraits ~ Taylor and McKinley

Posted on: May 26th, 2012

Taylor and McKinley both graduated from high school this year and we got together to do this fun shoot in Woodland.  We started at the Gibson Mansion for some flowers and trees, and then headed to downtown Woodland for some more stylized/urban shots.  These ladies are a lot of fun to hang out with!  I know them both from the Woodland Opera House where we’ve worked on plays together; they are both extremely talented on the stage!  I loved spending the evening with them and am excited that they can use these photos to decorate their college apartment this Fall!

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!)