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August 5, 2016

McKinley Park Roses + Family Pictures

The McKinley Park roses make the perfect backdrop for family pictures in Sacramento and it was no exception on this well-timed cloudy day. I love the bright sun for photographs, but the soft light of an overcast sky is just better for some locations and I was glad for it on this day.

I’ve been photographing little Bennie since he was in his mama’s (perfect) belly and have had the opportunity to photograph him every year since then. For this session, his mom really wanted an image of Bennie playing with his best friend and I think we nailed it! Running through the roses and even the dog looks like he’s smiling!

boy running with his dog through Mckinley Park rose flowersAny time I find a dad who can throw their child in the air super high, I HAVE TO take a picture. I can’t help myself, it’s just too good! And aren’t they just the cutest people ever??? I want to put them in a magazine!

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Mama tickles and cuddles – it’s the name of the game with little boys.

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little boy smiles for pictures in front of the blue irises at Mckinley ParkLoving those killer smiles! father and son at Mckinley Park for portraits and laughing

April 13, 2016

Spring Portraits

Hooray! Spring is HERE and the flowers and green grass are just beautiful!

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Spring is one of the prettiest times of year to schedule a portrait session. Everything seems to be blooming and the light is incredible, both morning and afternoon.

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I had so much fun looking through photos from last year and couldn’t resist sharing some with you… so much lovely light and happiness.

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I’m currently booking sessions for May and June, so if you’re thinking of scheduling something, don’t wait! And moms, if you’re pregnant and expecting in the next 2-3 months, get in touch so we can get some time on the calendar while there’s still room.

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Looking forward to seeing you soon!

October 29, 2015

Cake Smash Portrait Party in the Studio

When Mom walked in with an armful of pretty outfits and dresses for her daughter’s cake smash portrait party in the studio, I was thrilled. Until I saw this dress…

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And I was over the moon! Make sure you look at the design on the dress very closely! It’s covered in Boston Terriers! This mom knows me too well. Lol

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See that sweet little hat she’s got on? Mom ordered one from Etsy, but it didn’t come in time, so she made it herself. Oh, no big deal, just making hats like a pro the night before the photo-shoot! Wow!

lacy pink mini cake for first birthday cake smash pictures

Little Miss “A” didn’t need much to get started. One little taste and…

cake all over face in this sacramento studio for cake smash and first birthday

Cake smash mission accomplished!

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And this is what the end looked like. Ha!

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If you’d like to reserve a cake smash session in our studio for your child’s first birthday, give us a call at 916-933-8352 or email us at info@jillcarmel.com today!

*Beautiful cake lovingly crafted by Sweetologie.

October 21, 2015

Fun Family Portraits in the Fall

It’s time for fun fall family portraits! In just a matter of a few weeks, Sacramento will be full of beautiful autumnal color!

And who better to show it off than this beautiful family. Their twin sons were just a ton of fun and so good for their pictures!

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Getting four kids together for a picture isn’t always a walk in the park, but these guys make it look easy.

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Lots of hugs for brothers and sisters. Such a bunch of cuties in their perfect fall outfits.

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These parents are superstars in my book. What a beautiful family they have created!

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And because every little boy likes being thrown in the air…

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And every mom loves cuddly hugs from her boys.

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Loved every minute of this fun fall session! If you’d like to book a session for your family in this location or any other spot you see here on the blog, give us a call at 916-933-8352 or email at info@jillcarmel.com.

September 27, 2015

Fall Family Photos in McKinley Park

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this family many times over the years, and I just had to share this session taken in McKinley Park in Sacramento, where I got to meet little Leo. The fall colors of the trees make such a beautiful backdrop…

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I think these big sisters are pretty crazy about their new baby brother…

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A squeeze from dad always brings laughter and smiles…

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Such beautiful girls in their colorful fall clothes…

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Mom and dad look regal in blue with the soft green backdrop…

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Call 916-933-8352 or email info@jillcarmel.com to book a session for your family! I know a ton of great spots in the outdoors, perfect for autumn family pictures in the Sacramento region.