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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Get your Senior Rep Applications in! Class of 2012, You Rock! {Sacramento Senior Photographer}

Lisa Smiley Photography is now conducting a search for some outgoing and wonderful senior reps from high schools in the Sacramento, Roseville, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, Carmichael, Davis and Folsom areas! We will be accepting 1 to 2 students to be reps from each school.

If you are going to be a graduating Senior in 2012, this is your amazing opportunity! So what is the opportunity?

-You get a fantastic, personalized complimentary senior session!
-You get a free accordion album to show off some of your favorite images! 
-You get personalized senior rep cards with your amazing image to pass out to the seniors you know!
-You get watermarked images for your Facebook profile!
-You get the opportunity to earn even more free images and goodies from your session and even another session!
If you refer 10 or more seniors to me who book a session, you will be entered into a drawing
to win a KINDLE! Just in time for college!

Does all this sound wonderful to you? Are you outgoing and willing to be diligent in sharing your images and experience with Lisa Smiley Photography with your fellow seniors? Then you are in the right place! Fill out our application by July 30, 2011, and you will be considered for some of these amazing rep model opportunities!

Fill out the application in this post and your response will be sent directly to Lisa Smiley Photography!
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Monday, June 27, 2011

Sparkling | Sacramento Family Photographer

I had such a fun time photographing this beautiful family. They truly sparkled in their love for each other and it was fun to see them play together. It was an early morning session, and the kiddos handled it quite well, especially for summer! I, on the other hand, found my left leg planted in a knee-high hole toward the end of the shoot. Fortunately for me and the rest of the shoot, I was moving slowly around mom and daughter and fell straight down into the nicely camouflaged varmint hole. Still have the bruises to show for it, but, as you can see, it was well worth it!
I just love the relationship these two have. They get along so well and are so sweet with each other. With those smiles and dimples, I think they may need to be looking out for one another pretty soon!

And it's not hard to see where their good looks come from...

Thanks so much for letting me capture your sparkling, beautiful family! I think it was just 
the perfect time!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Double the Love {Sacramento Family Photographer}

Look at the love this sweet mama gets...double the love! Her gorgeous twin boys crown her with perfect glory and they are blessed by her amazing smile and love and dedication.

What a fun opportunity it was to catch this beautiful trio before they begin their new adventure in Texas. California and those here that love them (and there are many) are going to miss them terribly, but lucky for Texas! They are coming your way!

It's not really hard to see where these handsome boys got their looks, is it? Mom is fabulous, both inside and out!

We had so much fun on our session and got to do a little role playing. As I mentioned before, they are headin' to Texas, so mom got some goods and we got in the mood for some cowboy love (incidentally, there is just one Cowboy fan in the family and might I mention, he is rather excited to be moving to Dallas!)
They humored me with some jumpin' love :)

It is going to be very sad to see them ride off into the sunset, but it was sure wonderful to know them here for the time I did..and Texas isn't that far, after all.
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Monday, June 20, 2011

I Heart Faces | Let's Hear It For The Boys {Sacramento Family Photographer}

This week's theme over at I heart Faces is "Let's hear it for the boys". These are mine :) I love this photo and the fun they are having in it! Be sure to check out all of the other fun submissions over at I heart faces! I am sure they will all be tons of fun!

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Peekaboo! {Sacramento and Santa Rosa Maternity and Baby Photographer}

And that's it! Just a cute little Peekaboo belly at 8 months! I loved this shoot with some dear friends of ours. She is beautiful and 8 months pregnant (she started out very tiny, so haters step aside...she is healthy and eating just fine :) ! He was our best man at our wedding. It's so wonderful to be able to share this time in their life with them. The anticipation of their sweet little girl to come is just so exciting! We can't wait to meet her this August!
Yes, she can still do this! She is an avid Yoga aficionado and still goes as much as she is able. I must admit, her getting into this pose made me gasp, but she did it with grace and beauty. And where is the baby belly?  Here in the next photo:
Their home in Santa Rosa was a great starting venue for some beautiful shots of her alone and with her handsome hubby.

Then we ventured off in the wine country to find some more vineyards and found this pretty field after some off-roading and rock climbing. Seriously. But it was all safe. Really.
I just love photographing pregnant women. It is such a miracle and an amazing and wonderful time to capture.

I had to throw in some more yoga poses. We did these the next morning at her home. Stunning.

Thanks for such a fun and wonderful session! I can't wait to come back soon and meet your sweet little miracle and capture her for all to see!
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Happy 1! {Sacramento Family & Baby Photographer}

See this happy little guy? How lucky am I get to capture him again! He is now the big 1 and was ready to play again. I photographed this sweet little guy and his mom and dad at his 6 month milestone back in November and the second time was even better! He is a very curious and beautiful 1 year old and it was so neat to see him with his doting parents.
They are smitten, that's for sure! I love the image below. Did I mention that he's very active? Well, there just so happen to be a police helicopter circling above our location for at least a half hour. When he wasn't looking up, he was seeking the adoration of his loving parents. His look below says it all. "I know you want me to look at you and sit here and be darling, but you know, my parents are back there, and, well, that's where I'm headed..." And dad is watching and ready. Love it.

I can't help myself with the sun flare thing. I must have it. I love the mood it adds to this image and the tenderness it brings out between mother and child.

Mr. B is one happy one year old. And I am one blessed photographer to capture him right here, right now, at such amazing cuteness! Thanks, S Family, for inviting me into your lives once again.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

BabyQ - Waiting for Baby J {Santa Rosa Maternity & Newborn Photographer}

  Last weekend, we enjoyed one of the sunny days in Northern California outside. We went to a lovely "BabyQ", a family friendly bbq baby shower for some friends that are expecting a baby at the beginning of August. I am honored that they have chosen me to capture some maternity images in a couple weeks and their sweet baby girl when she comes in just a couple months. But at the BabyQ, it was fun to capture a little sneak peak of the miracle on the way and the people welcoming her into this world.
 Here are the gorgeous Mom & Dad, followed by some fun images of friends at the celebration.


 They also asked me to make the cupcakes for the party. I haven't yet posted them on my sweets blog, but here's a little sneak peek. They were Cookies and Cream and Red Velvet topped with Cream Cheese Vanilla Buttercream. The toppers were also made by yours truly out of fondant. Yum!!

 Here is the lovely hostess, Sweet L. So enjoyed getting to know her and chat with her about her upcoming wedding!

 Loved this capture of Mom and Dad...and baby bump to boot...
Mom is a fellow lover of all things sweet and I was so pleased with her the enjoyment of the cupcakes :)
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