The Hiatt Family

This family session was shot at their home in Fair Oaks, California. Interestingly, it used to be an old St. Mel's Church. When it came up for sale a few years ago, I remember wondering who could transform the large, cold space into something livable, and then my friend Melissa moved in and did just that. She's an art curator and a high school Waldorf teacher, and the perfect person to make this church a home. 

Their house is filled with love, art, music, delicious food and only the best tequila. Not that I would know anything about that. 

Interested in having some family pictures taken at your house? Let's talk. (916) 850-5161

Christina and Juan at the American River

Juan and Christina wanted to take some belated wedding pictures because their wedding was at night and they didn't get too many great shots, so they asked to take pictures at the Red Foot Bridge in Fair Oaks. This particular bridge is a few blocks from my house. It's a pretty bridge that runs over the American River, and a place we often walk our dogs, but in the summer time it's a totally different story. 

During the summer our little river turns into a drunken, pot smoking, sex having and occasional fist fighting breading ground for disgusting folks that no one on earth can tolerate. I warned Christina that she may be harassed, but she didn't seem concerned so we proceeded. 

Yes, they were harassed but not really in a creepy way. Everyone felt the need to come up and tell them they loved them. It was as though everyone was on ecstasy. They would cheer and yell: "I love you" at the top of their lungs. One middle aged drunk man was almost brought to tears at the sight of the happy young couple wearing wedding attire and huge adoring smiles on their faces. After a while it became entertaining, and I quickly realized that Christina was extremely tough and could handle anything any one of those people could throw at her anyway. Even if it was their own urine. 

The tree Christina is sitting against is very special to her; she grew up playing around that tree. It's literally hanging off the side of the Fair Oaks bluffs and looks really cool but scares me a little bit. She was brave enough to lean against it with only three inches of earth to her right and then nothing for 500 feet. 

In summation, Christina is a really cool chick and I want to be best friends with her. 

 

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Cute Emergency

If you know me, you know I'm kind of obsessed with animals, mostly dogs in general. I always have been. In fact, I remember being no older than seven and thinking about one day having a house full of dogs. Some girls dream about fairies, fancy dresses and weddings, and all I could think about was filling my house with rescued dogs and cats to curl up on the couch and watch Knight Rider with. 

Considering my lifelong love affair with dogs, I was surprised to encounter a breed I had not yet heard of. These four are called Cane Corsos. Have you heard of the Cane Corso before? They originated from Italy, which means they're super awesome. This is mom, dad, brother and sister. The parents are 12 and the siblings are 10, and the intense love between the four of them was palpable. Dogs are amazing! 

Elizabeth in the Forest

Well, it wasn't exactly the forest, it was Jensen Botanical Garden in Fair Oaks, but to a four year old it was absolutely a real forest. As a family photographer, I often have to motivate children to run around and have fun, but that was not the case with Elizabeth. She popped on her fairy wings and led the way, and all I had to do was try to keep up. 

This was so much fun for me. I've been trying to photograph my daughter in fairy wings around big trees for several years. The last time I asked her, she retrieved her fairy wings from the bin in her room and promptly threw them away in the trash. Point taken on the fairy pictures. 

When was the last time you had your picture taken in the forest? To schedule a session, email me anytime. 

Have a great day! 

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Summer Camp

At the suggestion of a friend, I've decided to do a children's photography camp this summer. Depending on the interest level, I would love to carry it through from June to August. I love children and I love photography, so from a business stand point, this seems like a very natural (and exciting) progression. 

The age range is 6 - 12, and the cost will be 250 a week. Each child will pick their favorite picture from the week, and take home an 11x14 print to be proudly displayed in their bedroom. I want them to look at it everyday and think, "I did that. I created that awesome photograph!" 

 If you're interested please contact me, and I'll tell you all about Piazza Photography Camp. It's going to be a lot of fun! 

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