Wedding Magazine Cover

Wedding Magazine Cover

If you are planning a wedding in the El Dorado County, CA, area or even the Greater Sacramento Area, I would love it if you would consider my services for your photography.

I would love to send you a copy of my 2014/15 wedding magazine.  It’s a PDF, so you can view right on your computer/ipad/iphone.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

I love weddings and I have several packages that should suit most needs.  But, I am also willing to customize a photography package to suit the individual needs.  I know weddings are expensive and I strongly believe that every bride and groom should have beautiful pictures of their wedding day, because when the last of the guests leave the party, the food has been eaten, the toasts are toasted, all that you have to remember the day is the pictures. So, I am very willing to work with you and your budget so you will have photos to remember your day.Shot list

Shot list

We like to make sure you get the pictures you want, so we will send you a shot list.  We will also work with your wedding planner or DJ to make sure we are aware of when the big events take place.

Engagement Session

Engagement Session

Most of our packages come with a free engagement session.  You can also add it on a la carte for a reasonable fee.  We always love these sessions because we can get to know both of you, give you some tips on posing and provide you with some great photos to use for Save-The-Date cards, Guest Book, Thank you cards, or making prints to place around the wedding event venue.

So, if you are planning a wedding and are interested in our photography services, please drop us an email at seirraspringsphotography@comcast.net and we’ll be in touch.

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EW Couture Blog Board Collages - Classic CollectionLast weekend I had the pleasure of photographing two beautiful women in the style of pinups.

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We were in a very rustic location in Nevada City, CA, a beautiful little gold rush town.

There were blackberry bramble bushes, weeds, tall cedar and pine trees everywhere, along with old shed, tractors, parts of “things” and rusting cars covered with brambles.

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These gals were amazing and unafraid to climb around in the “junk” in order to get the photos they wanted.

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We had a lot of fun tromping around the weeds, finding places to shoot and trying all sorts of different poses.  I hope to shoot both of these beauties again.

Thanks, Girls.

Selfies

Selfies

If you think you would like to try something like this, shoot me an email at sierraspringsphotography@comcast.net.

Fun!

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Casual

Casual

I strongly believe in continuing education for any field you choose to be involved in.  My field happens to be photography so I am constantly going to workshops, watching videos, reading photography blogs and learning how to improve my craft.

Posing is one of those things that I am continually working on.  It’s not something that is easy to advertise.

Please Hire Me because I can pose you up really well!

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I doubt that form of advertisement would get me many new clients.  However, learning good posing techniques makes people look good…look pretty…look strong…look their best.

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Should look like she’s not posing…but she is

So a couple of weeks ago, I attended a posing workshop.  I consider myself “decent” at posing, but by no means an expert.  I must say that I learned a lot at this workshop…mostly how much there is still is to learn.

Long lines

Long lines

We were very lucky that we had some gorgeous and long-suffering models to work with.  Some of them were experienced models and some had never modeled before.

I always like to work with people who do not know how to pose themselves because I gives me an opportunity to pose them without any preconceived notions on their part.

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If it’s bendable, bend it.

One of the things I try to tell my female clients is, “If it’s bendable, bend it.”  Curves and bends always make women look better.

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Again, I try never to pose my women straight-on to the camera.  I usually don’t pose men straight on either, but sometimes you can get away with it.  People have a tendency to look like boxes when they stand straight to the camera with hands by their sides. Nobody wants to look like a box.

But there is so much more to posing then turning to the side and crossing one leg over the other.  You have to consider hands, feet, head positioning and expression.

Great Expression

Great Expression

You also have to consider background to make sure the pose fits.

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But I truly believe that you can be the best poser in the world, but if you do not develop that relationship with your client, she will always look stiff and “posed”.  I work hard at developing that relationship with my clients so that I can get them to pose in an attractive way and generate a great expression.

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And sometimes, all you have to do is say, “Give each other a hug”.

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It was a fun workshop and I hope to continue in my education in posing.

If you want to practice your posing with me…shoot me an email at sierraspringsphotography@comcast.net

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I got a chance to photograph an upcoming fashion line from Perfect Pear Designs.  The designs are fresh, colorful and fun.

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The designer also had another line of fashion that were a bit more dramatic but equally beautiful. They had a religious theme and we were able to use a beautiful Greek Orthodox Church as a backdrop.

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Thank you Perfect Pear Designs for the opportunity to photograph these beautiful outfits.

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Shrimp Rolls

Shrimp Rolls

I haven’t done a food blog in a while.  I usually blog about our food on our food blog, We Call Him Yes!Chef!.  However, I do love to photograph food and I have had some chances to photograph restaurant food.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Salmon prepared by Chef John Evans of Zacjack

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Salmon prepared by Chef John Evans of Zacjack’s Bistro in Cameron Park (Yummy food!)

And I do love to photograph my food when we go out to eat…assuming the light is good.

Shrimp Appetizer at the Chart House in South Lake Tahoe

Shrimp Appetizer at the Chart House in South Lake Tahoe

Lobster at the Chart House in South Lake Tahoe

Lobster at the Chart House in South Lake Tahoe

There happened to be great light at this restaurant and my husband and I were celebrating 30 years of wedding bliss.  So, it just seemed natural to photograph the food.  It was beautiful and tasty. However, most of my work is for blogging and cookbooks.

Cucumber Cup with Blue Cheese Dip and Sun Dried Tomatoes Appetizer

Cucumber Cup with Blue Cheese Dip and Sun Dried Tomatoes Appetizer

Shrimp Scampi with green beans (gluten free)

Shrimp Scampi with green beans (gluten free)

Marinated grilled skirt steak salad with cilantro-lime dressing

Marinated grilled skirt steak salad with cilantro-lime dressing

And, of course, I love to photograph food at events such as weddings, birthdays, catering events and other celebrations.

Birthday Celebration

Birthday Celebration

Just a Mojito

Just a Mojito

Simple food and drink are my favorites.

Asian Shrimp and Slaw Soup

Asian Shrimp and Slaw Soup

Wine in silhouette

Wine in silhouette

Glass of wine

Glass of wine

If you are interested in having your food photographed whether you are a caterer, restaurant, writing a cookbook or blogging, you can contact me at sierraspringsphotography@comcast.net.

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