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March 26, 2015

Bohemian Senior Portraits

Anna was just stunning for her Anthropologie-esque bohemian senior portraits. We found the perfect grassy field by Lake Natoma in Folsom and went to work — but it didn’t really feel like work since Anna was such a natural.

anthropologie inspired bohemian senior portrait

Hats like these big floppy felt hats make the perfect accessory for a senior portrait session. They frame the face beautifully and draw attention to the eyes.

floral blouse and floppy black hat for bohemian senior portrait outfit

These front braids are really stunning. I often recommend having your hair and makeup professionally done for senior portraits. It gives that extra little kick to your pictures that can otherwise be missing.

braided hair senior portraits

Her lace dress was perfect for the setting and looks so dreamy with the golden grass.

sitting in a sacramento grassy field and by a lake for senior portraits

One of my favorite images from this session… So simple, yet so her.

lace dress and black floppy hat look bohemian for senior portraits

If you’d like to book a senior portrait session for 2015-2016 senior, give us a call at 916.933.8352 or shoot us an email at info@jillcarmel.com and we’ll get to work on suggesting the perfect location and outfits for your session!

March 22, 2015

Natural Outdoor Senior Portraits

My love for photographing senior portraits grows with each new session and this was one of the best yet. Lizzy arrived, open for anything, with a fresh face, bright eyes, and several gorgeous lace dresses.

natural outdoor senior portraits at Gibson RanchAs you can tell, this session was done in the fall and Gibson Ranch made the perfect setting for it, with it’s long, wooden fences, fire-red trees and glowing backlight.

senior portraits in the fall with a lace crochet dress at Gibson Ranch

lace lavender dress at Gibson ranch for sacramento senior portraitsThe red horse barn creates a nice color pop in the background for her white, lace dress and dark boots. Love these outfits!

senior portraits in a bard with an old wood fence at Gibson RanchLizzy rides horses, so the cowboy boots made a perfect addition to the session.

Gibson Ranch senior portraits on a grassy fieldStopped to include a few obliging horses. If I could include horses in every session, I would…

Gibson Ranch senior portraits with horsesThank you, Lizzy, for being your beautiful self for your senior portraits!

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.

 

winter sacramento family portraits davis

 

June 10, 2014

Bohemian Graduation Portraits

How do I get so lucky to have such beautiful girls in front of my camera? Hannah came to me because she was looking for something natural and organic, and in this case, bohemian (yay!). She is smart, kind and beautiful — the perfect trio.

sunset light lace dress tall trees graduation pictures

 

splashing in the american river for graduation pictures

Hannah’s super-sweet boyfriend joined in, too.

senior portraits include her boyfriend with yellow wild flowers

I just love the way the light is falling down through the trees like feathers on a breeze…

bohemian senior portraits in a field with tall grass

Hannah came to the session with some ideas of her own (which I love) and this was one of them (below). I think it turned out perfectly with her soft white dress and pink tulips.

letting her flowers trail behind her in her natural graduation portraits

I don’t know what this flower is called, but it just makes the dreamiest pictures, all soft and blurry in the background.

bohemian graduation pictures in white flowers and dress

And because you know I love to end a shoot (and a post) with silliness, I thought I’d include these fun ones for you all.

Congratulations, Hannah! Good luck at Santa Clara University!

If you’re reading this post and would like to book a fun and natural session for your own teen, senior or graduation portraits, give us a call at 916.933.8352 or email us at info@jillcarmel.com.

April 3, 2014

Natural Graduation Pictures

Almost every single one of my graduation picture clients come to me because they are looking for someone to photograph them in a natural way, not stiffly posed and drowning in heavy makeup and retouching. Sammy and I were the perfect match. She showed up with a boatload of beautiful outfits, a fresh face and the willingness to have to fun. It was a windy day, but we used it to our advantage and captured some playful pictures that really reflect who she is.

windblown hair outdoors for graduation pictures

less makeup and natural expressions for senior portraits sacramento

pink maxi dress by the river with sunset light

The water was pretty cold, but she just waded right in. My favorite kind of girl!!

candid natural images for teen graduation senior portraits

Fields of grass, obliging streams, and fresh spring flowers make the best props.

bouquet of purple flowers in the spring forest

Sammy, you were so much fun! I wish you the best for all of the exciting plans you have ahead of you!