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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

  • Arica - August 27, 2014 - 1:00 pm

    She’s beautiful! Have a great “back to school!”ReplyCancel

  • Victoria - August 31, 2014 - 12:53 am

    Adorable set of images!ReplyCancel

  • Gary - August 31, 2014 - 12:07 pm

    Excellent photography! Love her smile!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

  • Fotogrupa - September 3, 2014 - 8:43 am

    I love the details. A lot of emotions and joy. Well done! :)ReplyCancel

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Cowpoke Fall Gathering, Loomis Event Photographer, Donna Beck Photography

This is the thrid year that I have donated my services to the Cowpoke Fall Gathering.  It’s an awesome weekend of fun with an event better cause called Tough Enough to Wear Pink that supports breast cancer research.

If you haven’t heard of Cowboy Poetry, you aren’t alone.  I know when I was asked to help with this event, I had no idea what it was all about.  But if you knew my dad, a true cowboy at heart, you would know why anything to do with a Cowboy caught my attention and after learning more about it I just had to check it out.  And I am so glad I did.

So what is Cowboy Poetry you ask?  Well, it’s a language all it’s own.  For many cowboys, sharing tall tales and weaving verse and rhyme was their only source of entertainment while sitting around a campfire after a hard days ride.  In this event it’s brought to life with many laughs and stories but can also bring a tear to your eye.

There’s some amazing performers, including retired 49ers football player Jeff Severson and world renound cowboy poet, Baxter Black.  It’s 3 days of non-stop fun, tradition and a time to celebrate one of my favorite icons, the Cowboy.

Enjoy!

Enjoy!

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  • Lauren Weeks - July 2, 2015 - 12:18 pm

    Looks like you had a fun time! Great pics!ReplyCancel

  • Audrey - July 2, 2015 - 12:43 pm

    What a great event and you captured it beautifully! I bet it was so fun being part of it.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Durham - July 3, 2015 - 3:06 pm

    How cool!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria - July 3, 2015 - 10:38 pm

    It looks like it was such a fun event!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - July 4, 2015 - 11:01 am

    This event looks like it was a blast to photograph! Great job!ReplyCancel

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