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August 22, 2013

Announcing Our New Midtown Studio!

If you didn’t already hear about through our popular monthly e-newsletter, we are very excited to announce the THE NEW MIDTOWN STUDIO! Designed with babies in mind, we are now able to offer the perfect setting for newborn and maternity sessions, for both our local and out-of-town clients. Say goodbye to worrying about whether or not your home will be too dark for your session…

midtown sacramento loft portrait studio

This isn’t your average “portrait studio”… Our loft is flooded with beautiful natural light and filled with cozy furniture, officially making it my new favorite spot for photographing brand new babies.

newborn baby with nest headband photographed in studio

Here’s a recent testimonial from a studio client:
“Oh my goodness, Jill!! You forgot to tell me to get out the tissues!! Totally crying. They are SO BEAUTIFUL! I’m in love and not quite sure how I’m going to choose any favorites. Thank you so much for these precious images!!” — BH

The studio is by appointment only, but everybody is welcome. Give us a call or shoot us an email to book your newborn or maternity session in the studio today!

May 10, 2013

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift?

photography mothers day gift

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and, I don’t know about you, but it snuck up on me this year!  Apparently, I’m not the only one because I’ve been getting lots of husbands emailing in for last minute gift certificates for Mother’s Day. So, if you’re getting this email and you’re a husband, I’m just here to give you a little nudge because you pretty much can’t go wrong with a photography session as a Mother’s Day gift. Or, if you’re a mom, you might just want to drop a few hints like, “Ahem [loudly clearing throat]… Isn’t this beautiful spring weather just perfect for taking pictures with Jill? Oh, how funny, look at this newsletter I just got…” *wink*

Simply email us at or purchase your gift certificate HERE and we will email you one to print out and pop into a pretty little card, just in time to hear, “Oh my goodness…this is exactly what I wanted!!”

Ladies, have a wonderful Mother’s Day. I hope you get everything you deserve!


March 13, 2013

A Busy Year

Okay…get ready for a some obnoxious horn tootin’ because I’m a little bit proud of myself…If any of you were wondering why I was a little absent from the blog last year, it was because this little business o’ mine grew more last year than any other year. Want some proof? I was published a total of eight times in 2012 which is an all-time high for me. I’m so honored that my work was chosen to be featured in these awesome publications. And a big THANK YOU to the families who participated! You can see these plus earlier published works on my website’s “press” page.

published eight times in 2012 sacramento parent magazine comstocks dandelion


January 24, 2013

New Headshot of Meeeee!

Ha ha – I finally had some pictures taken of myself. I figured that since I cut all of my hair off I should at least have a new headshot!

Here’s a screen shot from my portrait website. What do you think?

a headshot of jill carmel

January 17, 2013

Classroom Valentines for Kids

Valentine’s Day is only three weeks away! Can you just imagine your kids passing out Valentine’s Day cards to their classroom friends that looked like this?

classroom valentines for kids

How cute would that be??? Just sayin’.

This is a also great opportunity for those families who didn’t have a chance to send out Christmas cards last year. You can still show your love by sending out a fun and colorful Valentine’s Day card!

We still have time to get your kids’ cute faces on these beautiful Tiny Prints cards. Give us a call at 916.933.8352 or shoot us an email at and we can create some oh-so-perfect images for your Valentine’s Day card.