A fun bright colorful super hero themed birthday party ? YES PLEASE !! One of my favorite parts of my job is to be able to capture events of all kinds. This birthday party did not disappoint ! With a magic show, face painting, a balloon artist, character drawing, games of all kinds and all manor of sugary treats. KMK designs rocked this event with their attention to every detail. Beautiful little Amrita had a day she will now remember with these jamming photos:
Please don’t make me sing the rest of the lyrics ! I am without words to describe how exciting it was to photograph this years FASHION NIGHT OUT produced my our very own Mary Gonsalves Kinney and sponsored by Sacramento Magazine. This event benefited UC Davis Childrens Hospital and was held at the Pavillions, Libby Siino did a great job running the show. When the models of all types began to show their wares, it was just a moment of sheer magic and excitement. My heart was filled with gratitude and joy. I LOVE everything Sacramento, all of its amazing locations, people and happenings.. As usual no one really wants to hear me babble, get with the photos lady !
To start we scored a ‘ Big Picture ‘ in Sacramento Magazine. Oh how I love getting that BIG PICTURE !
My foray into being a paparazzi photographer was at the 2011 California Hall of Fame induction this year for Sacramento Magazine. So very exciting shooting celebs next to many of my fellow photographers. I was a bit star struck when I saw Robe Lowe. Instantly I was a 13 year old girl admiring him Justin Beeber groupie style. As he walked by I screamed ” Rob, I LOVED your book “, he stopped and acknowledged me for what seemed like an eternity and said ” who paid you to say that ” ? In my mind that was just like making out : ) I am a huge Rob Lowe fan and actually did read his book and loved it. His character on the show Parks and Recreation is one of my favorites !
I could have shot this for hours on end, the swing dancers at Veterans Salute Dance Party had mad skills. Loved watching them and shooting them ! The band The Jive Aces was incredible. Here is the one the ran in Sacramento Magazine for the ” Big Picture ” spread this month.
And as I am still super overkill in 2012, here are tons more of my favorite photos from my recent work in my beloved Sacramento Magazine : )
THANKS FOR TUNING IN !
This is my second time photographing Clint Eastwood, he was SO nice both times. Really an awesome guy !
Clint’s wife cracking up : )
Aldridge the O.G astronaut.
I am a HUGE fan of Lisa Ling ! Also SO nice !
That is Brenna Hamilton in the cute black and white skirt, she put this whole Sindig together. Her Skirt is a circus theme as she called it a ‘ media circus ‘. Fun fact, I shot her wedding oh so many years ago.
The beach boys. Awesome right.
The most excellent shot ever : ) This last one is of my beloved Kristen and Brian at the Citizen Hotel for the last issue of Sacramento Magazine ‘ great nights out’. I LOVE these kids and I LOVE the Citizen hotel. Total win win right : )
Barbara, Betty and Zuckerberg, oh my ! I know…. nobody like a name dropper, but it is just TOO tempting in this case. While shooting this years California Museum’s Hall of Fame awards all I could think was how proud my mom was going to be that I was able to photograph Barbara Steisand ! What an exciting event.
Here is my gossip run down :
Both Mark Zuckerberg and Serrena William gave me the stink eye for perhaps being a bit too zealous in my quest to photograph them. Betty White was just a adorable as she seems, one just wanted her to be their grandma. Maria Shiver was stunning ! What a vibrate woman. I was so enamored of her throughout the whole event. Barbara was just as one pictures her, ozzing star quality. Lisa Ling was pure delight, so bubbly and happy. It was an honor to photograph our Governor and Major ( I have a tiny crush on Kevin Johnson ). And So VERY thrilling to meet Client Eastwood and James Cameron.
Ok enought with me being star struck and bring on the photos :
Betty stole the show
JAMES CAMERON !!!!
James Broilin there supporting Barbra !
What ? Client Eastwood ? Super coolness right !
Maria Shriver, so vibrant and full of life. What an honor to meet her.
Merle Haggard looking good !
All kidding aside, I give crazy props to the creator of facebook ! Mark Zuckerberg, you really changed the world when you invented facebook ( mu sister still claims she invented it )
This is my friend Jared from Matthew Allen Weddings and Events. Good time !
Kevin is so cute ( yes I said it )
Harvey Milk’s nephew
The California Museum’s staff did a great job ! Much thanks for letting me be a part of all the festivities and a SPECIAL thank to Kelly Bitz and Brenna Hamilton ! Great job !!!
photos with heart and soul