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The H Family, Roseville Family Photographer

So I don’t know if you are like my family…we are all over the country, no joke.  My sister is in Australia and family is in Oregon, Arizona and SoCal.  So when we get together, it’s a great thing.  And it’s even better to capture the moment and time passes so fast.  So that’s what the H Family did.  They were all together for the holidays and I met up with them a few days after Christmas to grab some family shots and generation shots too.

Here’s some information on Family Portraits…

How I approach sessions – Family portraits are often the best when we don’t try and make everyone look perfect!  I look for moments that fun and are genuine.  Everyone sitting together, laying around laughing or having a tickle fight… Mother and child staring at each other and making each other laugh… I typically always get photos with everyone looking at the camera but I will also do my best to capture some timeless, candid moments of your family.

Where sessions are located – I am available for photography sessions in your home, on location or in my Roseville studio.   My preference is to use natural light for photos so if your home is small or dark please consider the studio as it has beautiful natural light and lots of space.  I am also a big fan of on location sessions and have lists of places we can go.   Your portrait session will last around one hours to allow for an optional clothing change or  a snack breaks for children.  There is no rush and I fully encourage you to have fun and be yourself while I capture your family.

The dreaded…what to wear – I am definitely a blue jeans and white t-shirts kinda girl, but I encourage my clients to wear a variety of clothing with color and accessories.  I do provide some ideas for clothing inspiration if you so shall choose, just ask.  And don’t think this means a trip to the mall (unless it’s a good excuse for you too).  I always tell my clients to start with yourself, find a color in your closet that you love and build your outfit around it.    Textured fabrics like woolly sweaters and jackets work well.   Avoid logos or clothing with distracting patterns.  Have fun with it!

If you have any questions or would like to chat, please contact me and I would love to talk with you.


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  • Patty - December 8, 2014 - 4:27 pm

    I love extended family sessions!! Great job on this one!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - December 8, 2014 - 5:10 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous. I love the colors!ReplyCancel

  • wani - December 8, 2014 - 5:20 pm

    sigh – i need to get my family portraits done…lovely work as always esp with the kids – i love how you capture their personalities perfectly :-)ReplyCancel

  • Jason - December 8, 2014 - 6:20 pm

    Great job capturing these, the colours are great! The little one is so adorable :)ReplyCancel

  • Cynthi - December 8, 2014 - 10:09 pm

    Beautiful! And I love your approach to sessions. You get such genuine expressions!ReplyCancel

  • Evo - December 9, 2014 - 7:24 am

    Beautiful family! Love the fall colors!ReplyCancel

  • Michele - December 9, 2014 - 5:53 pm

    I love every one of these. The extended family photo is absolutely incredible! Great work!ReplyCancel

  • karen - December 15, 2014 - 11:45 am

    Cute family and beautiful session!ReplyCancel

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The B Family, Roseville Family Photographer

I’m the lucky photographer that occasionally gets my friends behind the camera too!  Meet our neighbors, the B Family!

Here’s some information on Family Portraits…

How I approach sessions – Family portraits are often the best when we don’t try and make everyone look perfect!  I look for moments that fun and are genuine.  Everyone sitting together, laying around laughing or having a tickle fight… Mother and child staring at each other and making each other laugh… I typically always get photos with everyone looking at the camera but I will also do my best to capture some timeless, candid moments of your family.

Where sessions are located – I am available for photography sessions in your home, on location or in my Roseville studio.   My preference is to use natural light for photos so if your home is small or dark please consider the studio as it has beautiful natural light and lots of space.  I am also a big fan of on location sessions and have lists of places we can go.   Your portrait session will last around one hours to allow for an optional clothing change or  a snack breaks for children.  There is no rush and I fully encourage you to have fun and be yourself while I capture your family.

The dreaded…what to wear – I am definitely a blue jeans and white t-shirts kinda girl, but I encourage my clients to wear a variety of clothing with color and accessories.  I do provide some ideas for clothing inspiration if you so shall choose, just ask.  And don’t think this means a trip to the mall (unless it’s a good excuse for you too).  I always tell my clients to start with yourself, find a color in your closet that you love and build your outfit around it.    Textured fabrics like woolly sweaters and jackets work well.   Avoid logos or clothing with distracting patterns.  Have fun with it!

If you have any questions or would like to chat, please contact me and I would love to talk with you.

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  • sarah - November 30, 2014 - 9:01 pm

    all those smiles! great job posing them.ReplyCancel

  • wani - December 1, 2014 - 4:27 am

    i’m totally with you on the natural, lifestyle approach to family portraits. the girls look super cute…i love how you captured the lil one’s personality :-)ReplyCancel

  • Barrie Wedding Photographer - December 1, 2014 - 6:00 am

    Beautiful family keepsakes!!ReplyCancel

  • Claudia - December 1, 2014 - 8:52 am

    Great job with these photos! Your neighbors are lucky to have you as a neighbor! I love your approach to the sessions and advice on what to wear. Keep it up!ReplyCancel

  • francesca caputo - December 2, 2014 - 7:14 pm

    cute family! i love the warmth in the individual shots of the girls :)ReplyCancel

  • Victoria - December 3, 2014 - 6:40 pm

    Awwww… what an adorable family!ReplyCancel

Best Wedding Photographer,Donna Beck Photography,El Dorado Hills Wedding Photographer,Sacramento Wedding Photography,

Sacramento Wedding Photographer, Donna Beck Photography

These two lovebirds had the most romantic, intimate ceremony at the gorgeous First United Methodist Church in Sacramento.   After the ceremony we headed up to El Dorado Hills for a backyard reception held in Shannon’s parents backyard.  It was perfect!  There was seating spaces all throughout this gorgeous, flower-filled area which made just walking around a total treat.  And a Bride and Groom’s table with cute homemade signs to celebrate these two’s marriage.

Not only was there a gorgeous wedding cake but there was a surprise visit from Rich’s Ice Cream Catering where all the guests lined up for some yummy treats.

Take a look at this perfect day…

Enjoy!

Best Wedding Photographer,Donna Beck Photography,El Dorado Hills Wedding Photographer,Sacramento Wedding Photography,

Best Wedding Photographer,Donna Beck Photography,El Dorado Hills Wedding Photographer,Sacramento Wedding Photography,

Best Wedding Photographer,Donna Beck Photography,El Dorado Hills Wedding Photographer,Sacramento Wedding Photography,

Best Wedding Photographer,Donna Beck Photography,El Dorado Hills Wedding Photographer,Sacramento Wedding Photography,

Best Wedding Photographer,Donna Beck Photography,El Dorado Hills Wedding Photographer,Sacramento Wedding Photography,

Best Wedding Photographer,Donna Beck Photography,El Dorado Hills Wedding Photographer,Sacramento Wedding Photography,

Best Wedding Photographer,Donna Beck Photography,El Dorado Hills Wedding Photographer,Sacramento Wedding Photography,

Best Wedding Photographer,Donna Beck Photography,El Dorado Hills Wedding Photographer,Sacramento Wedding Photography,

Best Wedding Photographer,Donna Beck Photography,El Dorado Hills Wedding Photographer,Sacramento Wedding Photography,

Best Wedding Photographer,Donna Beck Photography,El Dorado Hills Wedding Photographer,Sacramento Wedding Photography,

Best Wedding Photographer,Donna Beck Photography,El Dorado Hills Wedding Photographer,Sacramento Wedding Photography,

Best Wedding Photographer,Donna Beck Photography,El Dorado Hills Wedding Photographer,Sacramento Wedding Photography,

Best Wedding Photographer,Donna Beck Photography,El Dorado Hills Wedding Photographer,Sacramento Wedding Photography,

Best Wedding Photographer,Donna Beck Photography,El Dorado Hills Wedding Photographer,Sacramento Wedding Photography,

Best Wedding Photographer,Donna Beck Photography,El Dorado Hills Wedding Photographer,Sacramento Wedding Photography,

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  • Allysha - November 22, 2014 - 2:52 am

    Beautiful photographs and beautiful clean editing style, loved everything about them. Looks like the family had a lovely day and you have really captured it well.ReplyCancel

  • Allysha - November 22, 2014 - 2:54 am

    great wedding photography, great wedding! Love them all, and how cool, they had ice cream catering! What a great and unique wedding ideaReplyCancel

  • Melissa Avey - November 22, 2014 - 7:39 am

    Beautiful wedding! I always love checking out your blog and looking at your beautiful photography….especially from the weddings!ReplyCancel

  • wani - November 24, 2014 - 3:57 am

    what a cute wedding – the portraits made me smile. nicely done as always Donna :-)ReplyCancel

  • Larianne - November 24, 2014 - 9:10 pm

    Lovely! I love intimate weddings :)ReplyCancel

  • Victoria - November 24, 2014 - 9:24 pm

    You really managed to capture their joy Donna =)ReplyCancel

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Roseville Holiday Mini Sessions, Donna Beck Photography

Roseville Holiday Mini Sessions are my favorite time of year for family portraits.  It’s a time where families put on their Sunday best and come together to make memories that will last a lifetime.  So here’s these cute cousins at a local park in Roseville.  Such a great family.

If you are wondering what a mini-session is, it’s a shorter version of a custom session that moves at a fast pace focused on getting the shots that are most important to you.  Because it’s a shorter session it’s typically focused on capturing things like a cute phase, new photos for Grandma’s birthday, back-to-school pictures, or an updated family portrait for holiday cards.

I do offer mini-sessions at least 2 times per year typically focused on Back-to-School Mini Sessions and Holiday Mini Sessions and occasionally offer mini-sessions for Valentines Day and/or Easter too.  If you are interested in more information, you can contact me here.

Enjoy!

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  • Lai - November 3, 2014 - 7:16 am

    How cute is this little man! Bet all your holiday mini sessions will be filled up before you know it.ReplyCancel

  • Jason - November 3, 2014 - 11:27 am

    Excellent session….the colour and light are incredible!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - November 3, 2014 - 12:24 pm

    Hellooooo blue eyes!! They are just gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • jO - November 3, 2014 - 5:01 pm

    What a fabulous little man! You’ve captured him perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • Joncee May - November 3, 2014 - 8:16 pm

    How adorable! Both boys are just cute! love the use of the playgroundReplyCancel

  • heather - November 4, 2014 - 6:50 am

    These boys are so adorable and you did such an amazing job getting them to smile! They look like they had a blast at their sessionReplyCancel

  • Victoria - November 4, 2014 - 8:33 pm

    Such an adorable toddler session!!ReplyCancel

  • Ann Blake - November 5, 2014 - 7:24 am

    I love these cute little boys!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Avey Photography - November 7, 2014 - 9:19 am

    What a cutie! You sure know how to capture those moments and your images are just stunning.ReplyCancel

  • sarah - November 9, 2014 - 4:29 pm

    oh these are great! love the action and true smiles. those ones on the balancing things that you walk across – where they did the exact same thing, but opposite hands for all three pictures – so awesome!ReplyCancel

 

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The P Family, Celebrating their 25th Anniversary, Roseville Family Photographer

This family is great.  Great because they are just a good, genuine group of fun people to be around but did you know they are also celebrating something…25 years of marriage.

How awesome is that.

I have the honor of photographing weddings every year and I admit, I love every couple I work with.  But how often is it that I get to celebrate a milestone like 25 years of marriage?  Well, this is my first and hope it’s by far not my last.

These two are a great couple.  They laugh, they kid around and they love their family.  This is why I love being a Roseville Family Photographer.  And if this is the picture of what 25 years can do for you, sign me up.  I mean, just look at these two lovebirds together!  I love it!

So Congratulations Dominic and Lynn, here’s to another 25 years!

Enjoy!

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  • Elly - October 28, 2014 - 7:06 am

    Wow, 25 years! Happy anniversary to this lovely couple! Beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • wani - October 28, 2014 - 1:17 pm

    wow – 25 years of marriage – what a journey and they still look so in love. great job Donna and happy anniversary to the Ps. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Matt - October 28, 2014 - 1:40 pm

    Great moments and beautiful shots! 25 years and they still look so in love!ReplyCancel

  • lori - October 28, 2014 - 6:21 pm

    Love this. You are a wicked Roseville photographer!ReplyCancel

  • heather - October 28, 2014 - 6:25 pm

    This couple has so much love after all these years! Love seeing all their smiling faces!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Avey Photography - October 29, 2014 - 6:40 am

    These are great pictures! I love the fall colours. :)ReplyCancel

  • Emily - October 30, 2014 - 8:41 am

    25 years is a fantastic milestone!! How awesome that you were able to capture those moments!!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy from Love and be Loved - October 31, 2014 - 8:42 am

    Such a great session. Happy Anniversary to this beautiful couple! Love the old wedding picture shot. :)ReplyCancel

  • Victoria - October 31, 2014 - 10:55 am

    Adorable family session! =) (also 25 years?? Congratulations to the amazing couple!)ReplyCancel

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