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Roseville Family Photographer, Cake Smash Session,  Donna Beck Photography

One year old sessions are one of my favorites.  These young kiddos are full of life and enjoying every minute of it.  There’s always a lot of smiles and giggles and I tend to let kids do their thing and engage with them and in no time flat we get some great shots.

And I love to celebrate “the big one”, it’s such a big milestone for not only these kiddos, but the parents too and what better way to celebrate than with a cake to smash!

Funny thing was that for the first time we had a 1 year old that wanted nothing to do with the cake.  It’ was hilarious.   Baby B was almost more interested in sitting in it than eating it.  Normally kids go to town on a cake smash but this little guy had never had cake before.  Turns out, he’s not a big fan.

But that didn’t stop us from running around the park and having some fun with mom and dad.


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Donna Beck Photography,Roseville Family Photographer,

Donna Beck Photography,Roseville Family Photographer,

Donna Beck Photography,Roseville Family Photographer,

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  • heather - May 8, 2015 - 9:28 am

    Roseville must be beautiful this time of year, what a gorgeous location! great images documenting this little guy turning one!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - May 8, 2015 - 10:06 am

    Aww these are perfect!! Cake smashes are so fun. You never know how they’ll turn out. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Lai - May 8, 2015 - 11:23 am

    What a cute birthday session! I love how you captured he smashed his cake on his butt.ReplyCancel

  • So fresh and beautiful. What a beautiful way to mark his birthday.ReplyCancel

  • Audrey - May 8, 2015 - 4:29 pm

    Love the green colors and everything looks so fresh! That cake is adorable and so is that family. Looks like everyone had fun!ReplyCancel

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Travis, Class of 2014, Roseville High School Senior Photographer, Donna Beck Photography

I love shooting High School Seniors.  They are proud, happy and above all…EXCITED!  It’s such an important milestone in the whole families lives and deserves to be captured in a way that represents the high school graduate.

Meet Travis, Roseville High School Senior.  He’s quiet, confident and a gentleman.  He was great to work with.

So I am constantly asked what can I expect during a high school senior session.  I have to laugh as there’s no one answer.  So I always put it like this…

Be unique…be YOU! Your senior portraits should capture you just how you are! I really strive to show your interest and personality. So if you play an instrument, bring it. If you are an equestrian, let’s go ride horses. Your session will not be stiff and formal, my goal is to have FUN!

But as you can see in this session, Travis and his parents opted for a mini-session for his Senior Session in studio.  So we spent about 15 minutes in the studio and walked outside and grabbed a few more.  Quick and simple for those that aren’t loving the idea of getting their picture taken.

If you’d like to chat more about a High School Senior Session, please contact me and I would love to talk more with you.


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Roseville Family Photographer, Donna Beck Photography
I love this family!  I am one lucky girl to have met so many wonderful people and families through my journey as a photographer.  And I find it’s so fun to continue to work with families through their life events.  I was fortunate enough to meet this family a few years ago with Bryce and taking his Senior Portraits…go Woodcreek High School!  You can check out his Senior Session here.

We had a great time at Clover Valley Park in Rocklin.  It’s such a gorgeous location…makes my job as a Roseville family photographer easy.  There’s beautiful trees, greenery, creeks, a bridge…it’s got it all.   And there’s a playground for the kiddos too.

On this day as well Bryce and Sydney’s cousin tagged along for the fun.  Turns out her and Sydney are very close so we took a few minutes to capture their special friendship too.  They were totally fun and silly together.   Take a look!


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  • sarah - March 3, 2015 - 4:17 pm

    cute! what a gorgeous family!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie necessary - March 3, 2015 - 4:25 pm

    how great is this? I love that you did his senior pictures and you are still getting to photograph them! It’s so awesome to follow a family as they grow and change. You did a great job here!ReplyCancel

  • Arica - March 4, 2015 - 4:14 pm

    One thing I always appreciate about your work is the body language of your subjects. You obviously do a great job of making people feel relaxed and comfortable in front of your camera! Great work.ReplyCancel

  • Carmen - March 4, 2015 - 4:28 pm

    Fabulous family session! What a great looking family & love the colors. :)ReplyCancel

  • Conchita Medel - March 8, 2015 - 12:10 pm

    Very cute family! Beautiful work, love all the colors!ReplyCancel

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The T Family, Roseville Family Photographer

Just lovin’ this family.  We headed out one Saturday morning to capture these cuties and took some time to have some fun with the fall leaves 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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  • Arica - February 2, 2015 - 2:38 pm

    I really enjoy the mix of fun and formal you brought to this session. I can imagine all of these up on a wall in a big wall art display!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly J - February 3, 2015 - 4:41 am

    Love the rich colours in your work. These are so gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Hendrick Moy Photography - February 3, 2015 - 8:22 am

    Terrific advice! wonderful samples of your work as well =)ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Necessary - February 3, 2015 - 9:43 am

    OMG they have the most beautiful children! It’s not even fair! You did a fabulous job with this family session!ReplyCancel

  • What beautiful family portraits!!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - February 4, 2015 - 12:36 pm

    What a gorgeous family! I’m always so impressed by how you are able to put families and children at ease. They seem so comfortable with you! Fantastic work from an amazing Roseville family photographer!ReplyCancel

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Sacramento Wedding Photographer, Donna Beck Photography

Fishing anyone?  Oh you better believe it.

When I first met Andy + Liz we were chatting about their big day, how the met and what they love to do and the topic of fishing came up.   I asked if they had even been to Sportsman Warehouse and long story short…they hadn’t and practically ran out my studio door when I told them about the store.  It was classic.  And get this, Liz was the one insisting on them going.  I loved it.

And this “wedding date” sign…uummm, hello, PERFECT!   Andy’s dad made it for the session and it’s one of my favorite signs to date.  Totally them, totally perfect.

Here’s some of the fun we had in this fish-filled session.  I can’t wait for their wedding at Forest House Lodge.


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  • Conchita Medel - January 13, 2015 - 11:18 am

    Super cute engagement session! Love the sign, it was perfect…ReplyCancel

  • Katerina - January 13, 2015 - 11:38 am

    How Fun! These two lovebirds look fantastic! love the themed “fishing” portraits as well as the rest. Your photos are bright and colorful.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Avey Photography - January 13, 2015 - 12:27 pm

    Great engagement photos. I love how it shows who they areReplyCancel

  • lorena - January 13, 2015 - 1:20 pm

    How cute are they!!! What a great engagement session!ReplyCancel

  • Lolography - January 13, 2015 - 1:46 pm

    Oh these photos are amazing! I can feel all the love on the photos! I love the sign, too! :)ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - January 16, 2015 - 1:25 pm

    What a cute engagement session! I love that they incorporated their hobbies into it.ReplyCancel

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