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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 21, 2014

Six Peas in a Pod | Fairfield Maternity Portraits

If you’ve been a faithful blog reader, you’ll recognize this beautiful family. I’ve been photographing them every year since 2010, starting with the pregnancy of their first daughter, Dylan, and they recently welcomed their second daughter, Petyon, into the world. This is the kind of relationship I love. We are like, well, six peas in a pod, now (counting their first baby, Armani, the Pomeranian). I know them and they know me and our shoots unfold simply and naturally.

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fairfield vacaville maternity photo (5)One of my favorite things about them is that they love to play and have fun. This is a real team. You really get the feeling that not one of them would rather be anywhere else than right here, in this moment, with one another.

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fairfield vacaville maternity photo (6)Already looking forward to the next shoot with these awesome people!

September 29, 2014

Maternity Portraits in a Kimono in Elk Grove

I just loved this picture-perfect park in Elk Grove for maternity portraits. The weeping willow and gazebo make a beautiful background for this sweet moment.

pregnancy pictures with mom and dad in front of gazebo in elk grove

We timed it perfectly so that the sun was just behind them as they walked hand-in-hand along the path and through the late-summer foliage.

walking hand in hand through the trees for maternity photography in elk grove regional park

The park, complete with pond, streams and bridge, frames this portrait beautifully.

maternity portraits on a bridge in elk grove

As we walked through the park, they shared their story of how they met and what their plans were for the little girl that is about to join them. We laughed and photographed, talked and walked. It was an all-around good time with these two.

deep blue maternity blouse is perfect for pregnancy portraits by the fence in elk grove

I was loving the soft greens of the weeping willows, the muted brown of the dock on the pond and the contrast of the deep purple blouse and her luxurious dark brown hair. When my clients have hair like this, I’m always trying to show it off. I just love long hair!

elk grove park was perfect for maternity photos on the dock

As the sun set, the light turned pink and we captured “snuggle-photos” on the lawn between the trees. I think I just invented that word, but you totally know what I mean…

glowing sunset pictures for pregnancy at elk grove park

Ling told me that she wanted to take some pictures in her kimono and I think they turned out perfectly! She looks so feminine and strong, ready to walk the path that she has laid out before her: Motherhood.

pink kimono maternity photographs in elk grove park

September 23, 2014

One More Makes Four | Folsom Maternity Pictures

This is one of my favorite spots for maternity pictures in Folsom. The grass is long and golden. The sun shines through the trees at just the right angle. And there is this glorious light that bounces around, making faces glow and smiles shine.

Can I just start by saying a big “thank you!” to this mom for bringing this AMAZING lace dress to her session. She told me she found it at Free People. It’s just beautiful!

mother daughter maternity portraits in folsom

It was quite hot that day in the middle of summer, but Mom, Dad and daughter powered through it and I love what we came away with.

gauzy lace anthropologie dress for maternity portraits

big sister smiles with her pretty pink dress

How perfect is her little baby-bump?

striped outfits and a pink skirt while big sister kisses mommy's pregnant belly

Dad was always ready for fun. It was such a joy watching these two play together.

I have to give mom a hand for the outfits. Between her beautiful maternity dresses and her daughter’s fun wardrobe, she nailed it!

pretty tutu dress for family pregnancy photos in folsom

September 9, 2014

Maternity Portraits at the Monte Verde Inn

Maggie and Colby were married at the Monte Verde Inn in Forest Hill, so it seemed only right to come back for their maternity portraits. Maggie is a pro (literally) at hair and makeup and she looked simply gorgeous for her pictures.

maternity pregnancy pictures on a little bridge at monte verde innColby was just the perfect guy, ready and willing to shower her with kisses.

maternity portrait in forest hill at monte verde inn

monte verde inn forest hill maternity photos with tall grassThe fountain outside the inn with the sun shining through was the perfect spot to show off her pretty baby bump.

autumn maternity pictures taken by the fountain at monte verde inn

lying on a blanket in the tall grass with a blue dress for pregnancy picturesMaggie brought along some very cute outfits, including a sequined dress and a blush-rose headband.

flapper style head band for her maternity portraits in forest hill

sequins and rose head band for maternity pictures in the sunset grassWhat a stunning couple! And oh-so-sweet! They are going to make wonderful parents!