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July 20, 2015

Brother and Sister Summer Portraits

I just loved photographing this sweet brother and sister in McKinley Park this summer. I’ve been photographing their family for years, and I feel so lucky to be the one to document these two sweet children!

sister giggling in a pretty pink dress

We stopped in the shade for a couple photos, and to give that pretty pink dress a twirl!

brother and sister wearing a pink dress walking in McKinley Park in Sacramento

Big brother took her for a little stroll and pretty soon…

brother and sister wearing a pink dress walking in McKinley Park in Sacramento

She found some roses that perfectly matched her beautiful dress!

Little girl in pink dress smelling the roses in McKinley Park in Sacramento

These kids always put a smile on my face!

Call 916-933-8352 or email info@jillcarmel.com to book a session for your family!

June 28, 2015

Studio Sessions

This upcoming week is booked full, all with studio sessions! As the weather heats up, the new studio is becoming more and more popular, being a cool, calm space, away from the summer weather.  It’s been fun, exploring the light in the studio and trying out new backdrops. The light is a little different each hour of the day, and it’s been inspiring to form a new sort of intimate relationship with it.

During construction, this fun family wrote in and asked for a studio session. We set a date and I crossed my fingers and hoped the studio would be done by then… It was finished just a few days before (whew!), and everything fell perfectly into place. So, here’s a small sample of some of the first pictures coming out of the studio. I’m super happy with them and excited to see where things go from here!

graceful tween portraits in the studio

funny faces on a gray backdrop in studio

brother and sister hugs on gray studio backdrop

funny faces in the studio with white backdrop

humorous family photos in the sacramento studio

natural interactive studio family portraits in sacramento

paper airplanes make a great additional to this fun and quirky family session

brother and sister sibling pictures in the sacramento studio

If you’d like to book a studio session for your family, kids or brand-new baby, just give us a ring at 916.933.8352 or send us an email to info@jillcarmel.com.

March 17, 2015

Sacramento Parent Magazine | March 2015

When the designer for Sacramento Parent Magazine contacted me to do a shoot at the Sacramento Zoo with a GIRAFFE in it, how could I refuse??? Here’s a fun little peek at this month’s cover (photographed by yours truly), as well as a few additional images for the feature article.

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You can read the full magazine on Sacramento Parent’s website here.

January 22, 2015

Winter Session Discount!

Another wonderful holiday season is behind us! It’s always such a whirlwind time of year for me, and it’s possible that I didn’t get the chance to see your lovely faces! If that’s the case, I’ve got a special little treat for you…

 Book a weekday session to take place before February 28th and…

Receive 50% off your session fee!

Making your session just $100!*

 I’ve got lots of recommendations for beautiful locations to use during the winter — don’t let the naked trees fool you! And remember, the winter light is some of the most flattering light of the year — see below for an example of session that was shot only last week! Golly, I love that light…

To book your session, call us at 916.933.8352, or email info@jillcarmel.com.

 *Discount may not be applied to Newborn or Baby Club sessions and may not be used in combination with other discounts. Snow sessions may include an additional travel fee.

 

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October 28, 2014

Six Grandkids Together at the State Capitol

When Grandma wrote in saying that she’d like a full set of portraits of her six grandkids together, I thought, “We’ll see how this goes!” But then they showed up, all smiling faces and just as sweet as can be! I couldn’t have asked for a better set of little subjects to work with. I mean, just look at these cuties:

six cousins all together for their child portraits on the capitol stairsWe giggled, jumped, played and told very silly jokes and had such a fun time.

cousins hug on the capitol stepsThey went with navy blue and white outfits, with some polka dots and denim thrown in the mix, and I think it turned out beautifully.

black and white checkered floor pairs well with their blue and white outfitsThese two below are twins and brother was showing off his strong-man muscles for his portrait.

twins show off their cute poses for the cameraI never had to ask twice for hugs. These kids really do love each other!

big hugs between the cousins for their child portraits at the capitol

climb up the tree for some pictures with your cousin in pretty blue and white dresses Cousins or best friends? I don’t think there is much of a difference in this case!

walking through the shaded trees for their portraits