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Roseville Back to School Mini Sessions, Donna Beck Photography

So it’s that time of year…school picture time!  For me, it’s dreaded.  I am not a fan of the colored backdrops.  And it never rails that they are calling my kid’s classroom right after she played wall ball at recess and now her hair is a mess.  So what is a photographer to do?  Simple, back-to-school sessions!

And I love to make these sessions quick, fun and also a way to capture that special time in your kiddo’s life.  So I always encourage students to bring something they love…a soccer ball, a band instrument, their favorite game…whatever they enjoy and we incorporate them into the session too.

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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  • Melissa Avey - August 25, 2014 - 6:59 am

    These are great pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - August 25, 2014 - 7:00 am

    She’s ADORABLE! Your daughter, right? Perfect model for your mini sessions (and that’s a GREAT idea!)!ReplyCancel

  • Vaughn Barry - August 25, 2014 - 7:23 am

    So dang cute!! Great keepsake school photos :) ReplyCancel

  • sarah - August 25, 2014 - 7:27 am

    sweet! love how you personalized this. and love how you had her write her name – such a great idea!ReplyCancel

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Roseville Back to School Mini Sessions, Donna Beck Photography

So it’s that time of year…school picture time!  For me, it’s dreaded.  I am not a fan of the colored backdrops.  And it never rails that they are calling my kid’s classroom right after she played wall ball at recess and now her hair is a mess.  So what is a photographer to do?  Simple, back-to-school sessions!

And I love to make these sessions quick, fun and also a way to capture that special time in your kiddo’s life.  So I always encourage students to bring something they love…a soccer ball, a band instrument, their favorite game…whatever they enjoy and we incorporate them into the session too.

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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  • Conchita Medel - August 14, 2014 - 7:56 pm

    Cute kids and photos! I’m tying back to school pictures this year for the first time… hopefully it’ll go ok. :) Great work and explanation on what a mini session is.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Avey Photography - August 14, 2014 - 9:36 pm

    Love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Arica - August 15, 2014 - 8:50 am

    A great way to remember back to school time! :) The apple on the head is adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Pax Noyes - August 15, 2014 - 8:52 am

    This session looks like so much fun, I love the way you captured their personalities!ReplyCancel

  • Pax Noyes - August 15, 2014 - 8:53 am

    Cute kids! I love how you captured their personalities!ReplyCancel

 

Donna Beck Photography,Roseville High School,Sacramento Senior Photographer,

Sam, Class of 2014, Sacramento High School Senior Photographer

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 Sam, Sacramento High School Senior.  She’s beautiful, strong and full of confidence.  We had a great time and I really enjoyed her.

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!

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.

Enjoy!

Donna Beck Photography,Roseville High School,Sacramento Senior Photographer,

Donna Beck Photography,Roseville High School,Sacramento Senior Photographer,

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The Flower Farm Inn Wedding Photographer, Donna Beck Photography

I just loved all the details of this gorgeously perfect day.   T+A were inspired by a chalkboard theme which made things like a glass for your cold drinks fun and entertaining.  The theme was throughout the reception…photo booth, bar, reserved tables…you name it, chalkboard was everywhere.  I just loved it.

And there was a little surprise during the ceremony…a dove release!  It was gorgeous.  And did you know that the doves actually fly back to the house where they are boarded?  Crazy.  I always wondered how that worked.

And having a wedding at the Flower Farm Inn just is the icing on the cake.  It’s such a gorgeous venue and perfect for couples that want an outdoor feeling and still have the comforts of an indoor facility right next door.  If you haven’t already checked out The Flower Farm Inn, check it out…you won’t be disappointed.

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  • Kelly J - July 7, 2014 - 9:46 am

    Oh fab wedding, I love the colour scheme.

    Great photos :) ReplyCancel

  • Arica - July 7, 2014 - 9:49 am

    So colourful and cheerful!ReplyCancel

  • Larianne - July 7, 2014 - 9:52 am

    The first photo is so cool! Lovely wedding :) ReplyCancel

  • Claudia - July 7, 2014 - 10:05 am

    Great job capturing all of the details. How cute!ReplyCancel

  • Natalia Walth - July 7, 2014 - 12:26 pm

    Love the details! Beautiful bride!ReplyCancel

  • Hendrick Moy Photography - July 9, 2014 - 10:35 am

    Beautiful job! the yellow really brings out the fun from this wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Alexander Mo - July 9, 2014 - 1:18 pm

    Great work! Love how all the colors pop!ReplyCancel

  • stephanie Necessary - July 12, 2014 - 9:57 am

    How great! You did a fantastic job capturing their day. I love the first shot with the I Do on her shoes!ReplyCancel

  • Vi Johansson - July 13, 2014 - 11:26 am

    I love all the little details that this couple managed to work into their wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - July 13, 2014 - 12:15 pm

    Nice job capturing all of the details!ReplyCancel

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The B Family, Roseville Family Photographer

I always love when families come out year after year to celebrate their families and how much kiddos change from year to year!

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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  • Monica - June 30, 2014 - 6:28 pm

    What a beautiful family!ReplyCancel

  • Hendrick Moy Photography - July 1, 2014 - 10:46 am

    some great tips there, and a beautifully lit session!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - July 2, 2014 - 10:29 am

    What a beautiful session. The family will love these.ReplyCancel

  • Photographing 3 boys. I’d hired you in an instant! :) Beautiful as always Donna.ReplyCancel

  • Vic Johansson - July 3, 2014 - 12:45 am

    Awww… such a beautiful family. Well captured Donna!ReplyCancel

  • Arica - July 3, 2014 - 8:25 am

    Great wardrobe suggestions for clients. These ones did a nice job choosing what to wear. Also great job on photographing three boys – wowza!ReplyCancel

  • Gary - July 3, 2014 - 9:16 am

    Fantastic! Happy family and I’m sure they had a great time during this photo session!ReplyCancel

  • lorena - July 4, 2014 - 7:52 am

    Great family shots! They surely will love them.ReplyCancel

  • Larianne - July 5, 2014 - 1:48 pm

    Such a lovely family. I love the dark colors! Really makes their faces pop against the background.ReplyCancel

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