This year was our first ever go at doing family mini-sessions. Truth be told we stay pretty darn busy throughout the year with weddings, so when we have people contacting us about family portrait sessions, we usually have to say no. But we were so excited this year to put on a portrait session marathon and do a whole bunch of awesome mini-sessions! It was amazing seeing so many of our past wedding clients, now with growing families of their own. We love that we get to photograph these wonderful people during so many special times of their lives. It only makes us feel grateful for our own little family and the joy and love family life has brought into our lives. We also got to meet a bunch of new people too! Here are some of our favorite moments from the mini-sessions we photographed this month. There were families of all types and sizes, which just goes to prove the only thing you need to be a family is love.
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We get a ton of emails from lots of wonderful people asking if we do family portraits, and since we are so busy photographing weddings, we are not always available for them. This November you and all those wonderful people are in luck because we are putting on a portrait session marathon November 6-10!
These sessions are PERFECT for holiday cards, updating your family photos, or just because! Take photos with your kids, boyfriend, girlfriend, dog, cat, best friend, husband, wife, fiancé, yourself, WHATEVER!
We are offering 2 awesome Sacramento locations for out mini-sessions — one is fun, colorful, and urban and the other is classy, green, and natural. Sessions are 30 minutes long and you will receive 10 high-res digital files for your printing pleasure within two weeks of your session.
We are also offering a limited number of custom sessions — 90 minutes long at a location of your choosing (within 15 minutes of downtown Sacramento.) We work with you to select the perfect location for your session. You will receive 25 high-res digital files within two weeks of your session.
2 hour custom sessions with travel (Northern CA) A full 2 hour session with Lisa and Geoff (2 photographers) at a location of your choice in Northern CA. Think Apple Hill for some lovely fall foliage, Lake Tahoe for some gorgeous mountains, or San Francisco for a big city urban feel. We will travel up to 100 miles of Sacramento. We are happy to shoot in multiple locations (2-3) that are within 10 minutes of each other and feel free to bring a change of clothes! 2 outfits are perfect for this session.
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We cannot wait to capture some fun and colorful portraits of you and you loved ones!
Justin and Lindsey are two amazing people! We actually met them when we had dinner with the amazing Stacy Reeves of L’Amour de Paris and her husband Jason. Lindsey along with Stacy happen to be amazing photographers, fellow Americans but living in Paris, and just wonderful people. Lindsey’s business is Pictours Paris. Lindsey was kind enough to offer us some babysitting if we ever wanted it while we were in Paris working on our children’s book. We loved having Bear with us every moment of every day but thought how nice it would be to have a fancy lunch together, just the two of us. I emailed Lindsey and Justin and came up with a great idea. I wanted to know if she would like photos of the two of them together. As a photographer we all love photographs of ourselves but do not have the chance to regularly have our photograph taken. It just so happened that Lindsey and Justin were excited to have some photos and to watch Bear. I think all of us were winning on both sides of this proposition. I was able to photograph an amazing couple and have an adult lunch with my wife and they were able to have photographs and enjoy an afternoon with a fun little three month old! We could not have been more appreciative for the chance to capture these two in love in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The first photograph is actually the hall to get to their apartment. They even brought their little dog Oliver with them! We love dogs and who could say no to a cute four legged friend.
What more could one ask for but for the chance to walk in someone’s neighborhood with them. You get to see the nooks and crannies that make where they live special and unique. There is one nook in their neighborhood that is very dear to them both. It is only a couple blocks away from their beautiful apartment and this spot is never a sight for sore eyes. It is slender, tall, and made of a lot of metal. La Tour Eiffel is where work is, where rest is with a spring picnic, and where life together is for these two. When Lindsey told me how important the Eiffel Tower was in their everyday lives, I jumped for joy. It is important for pictures to be more than beautiful photographs but to have them tell a story of who you are at that moment in time. This next photo is one of my favorites from our morning together and really says a lot about who they are, where they live and what is one of the most significant things in their life today.
Life is always an adventure in our household. We are lucky to have the opportunity to work really hard for our clients. They believe in us so much that they allow us into their lives to tell their story. We have been able to travel far and wide capturing the world through our client’s eyes as they come together creating their families. A wedding really is the start of one of the most special things we have in our society. Family is who we gather to celebrate our unions in marriage. We gather them for so many events that are special in our lives, birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries and more. We are related to those we call family and sometimes our closest friends become our family. Family is where adventure begins for us. It is where our childhoods flourished and our lives started. It only takes two people in love to want to start this crazy thing called a family. The next step of creating a family together has Lisa and I beyond excited to say the least. It is a step that has sleepless nights, runny noses, dirty butts and smiles from wide eyes wanting nothing more but you to comfort them. It’s a step we have both dreamed of together and dreamed of before we found each other. We have spent countless hours talking about the family we could not wait to create together. That being said, we could not be more excited to announce that our next big adventure is coming January, 2014! Baby Bardot is on the way!!!
As we take on every new adventure capturing our clients creating their families through marriage we had the idea to capture a single image of Lisa almost every week as our baby is growing. Below are a few of our favorites!
The next two are from our 4th wedding anniversary this year!!
If you want to read more about our personal adventures start following our family blog…Hello Bardot!