A bit of recent work printed in Sacramento Magazine to feed the hungry blog : ). I have said 423 times how much I love and appreciate shooting various assignments. Partly because I am noisy and love getting a glimpse into folks lives, and partly because I love the challenge of finding nailing just the right photo.
Note the flowers from Shannon ‘Totes Mc Goats’ from Flourish, her milk shake truly does bring all the boys to the yard. Great table shot from The Citizen Hotel, such a beautiful room.
My adorable bride Sara who was married at The Crocker Art Museum this past summer getting some lovin’ : )
FUN FUN FUN at karaoke at Oishii, I want to go back there
soon. It is such a unique venue.
I love it, they call her the ‘menu whisperer’.
This was a ‘why you gotta bring up old stuff’ shot we did of the band Desario a few years back. Desario is the gem of Sacramento. Jim Rivas, band member extraordinaire, is a friend and husband of our very own, again Shannon from Flourish ( name dropping like crazy over here ).
And Lastly, this image snagged ‘The big picture’ spot in the magazine. This was from the Christmas concert from the kids at St. Patricks Academy, completely adorable, this concert really reminded me of what Christmas is all about. So very touching.
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 !
Since I am contantly begging Jpegs from the good folks at Sacramento Magazine, I figured I better get them on the blog. Here are some of my recent published works. One point three MILLION thanks for letting me do my ‘ dream come true ‘ job and shoot for you and then for letting me relentlessly bum jpegs from you to put on my blog.
This was an absolute delight to photograph, I mean come on, taking photos of a bunch of healthy, happy, ripped people. Life is good indeed.
Great information on how to get some great deals on cool stuff in Sacramento. Mama super likes.
And lastly, this assignment was soooooooooooooooooo fun ! I highly recommend checking some of these places out.
I bought this book and highly recommend it !
And since it is apparently not possible for me NOT to do an epic blog post, here are few more favorites from these assignments.
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 : )
ASHLEY WILLIAMS from Good Day Sacramento was the best subject everrrrr. What an incredible session we had at the Crest theatre for this months Sacramento Magazine. Such a magical bond between photographer and subject quickly formed while we played in that extremely cool theatre. During the shoot several people stopped her and did a double take while walking by and asked….aren’t you that girl from GOOD DAY SACRAMENTO ?
FUN FACT: My mom used to drop us off at the Crest theatre when we were kids as our baby sitter. We would watch a double feature and then she would pick us up, it was ‘back in the day’ when you could do stuff like that I am guessing ?
O.k end of the year and perhaps my blog titles are not so witty….. go figure.
I say this again and again, often I ponder that I can not believe my good fortune. In life, love and work, I am blessed indeed. Shooting for Sacramento Magazine is truly one of my favorite things to do, I love getting a peek into peoples lives. Here are a few of the assignments I have done over the past few months :
Deirdre Fitzpatrick from KCRA , omg did we LOVE this lady, beauty was just one of her attributes, she is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. We had a great time shooting this on the Citizen Balcony. One of the best make-up artists Sheri Morris owner of Brushworx Makeup Artistry was in the house making me look good with her great make-up work and she brought the talented and uber cool Dacy Mc Whorter to help style the shoot.
Here is the one that ran in the magazine:
A few more of my favorites :
Are you kidding me with that delish sunset ?
And Nick Adorno, just the cutest kid ever ! What a treat getting to take his photo. We took loads of photos at the theatre, but the image they choose was shot at my beloved Image Provocateur’s salon in downtown Roseville. My friend Dana Schleth was doing a fashion shoot there so I horned in and used some of her lighting. Dana Rules. Again here is the one the magazine ran and a few favorites:
Talk about a dream job ! Louis Warfield from Rhino Design Studio gets to design and construct cool stuff and get paid for it. I was fascinated by his cool toys. A giant robot AND elephant, come on !
AND…. the Effervescent Melissa Crowley from News 10 Sacramento and Company was just pure joy to photograph ! Just a delightful gal full of life and spunk. The good folks at at California Backyards in Natomas were kind enough to allow us to use their lavish Christmas display for the shoot. Fun fact, the jumping and clowing around, that was ALL Melissa !
Also adorable and yummie.. the subjects for my latest assignments for my beloved Sacramento Magazine. As usual I was thrilled to have gotten such cool assignments. I LOVE getting a slice of peoples lives via photographing them. Jamie Jones, the local actress in the play Shear Madness was sheer joy.
Our very own BEAUTY QUEEN, the reining Miss Sacramento, Shaline DeGuzman was sunshine on a rainy day, just so full of life and light. A dream subject.
and our very own naturalist, Tracy, touched our hearts with her warmth and over all coolness ( and she taught us a thing or two about animal poo ). A mondo thanks to the super cool Stephanie Smith for loaning me ‘two cute blond girls’ in such short notice.
Here are the images the magazine ran:
And here are a few more of my favorites:
LUCKY !!! Here are a few of my recent shoots for Sacramento Magazine ! LOVE LOVE LOVE doing cool shoots like these ! Shooting the annual St. Baldricks event truly touched my soul, one of the most memoriable shoots of my life. I loved the image Sacramento Magazine ran, these moments were so very touching. Everyone of the folks shaving their heads seemed brave, but the young ladies doing this act for charity was especially memoriable :
RYAN MCKINNY…what a gem this guy was. We had a BLAST shooting this photo ! Ryan was one of the best subjects a person could ask for. He is so Hot right now, with his movie ‘The Invited‘ recently released. I was able to listen to Sacramento Magazine’s own treasure Elena Macaluso interview him. I LOVED the way he spoke about Sacramento, extolling its many amazing areas for movie making.
I heart Sacramento and am happy to see a ‘local boy make good’ :
Always one of my FAVORITE assignments, I got to shoot the BIG PICTURE for Sacramento Magazine. I always feel like i get the BEST assignments ( lucky ! )
The event was the Guinness Book of World Records to the most people jumping rope at one time. It was a timed event, so once the clock started rolling it was a mad dash for me to get the perfect photo. I DID get hit by many a jump rope.
My favorite part was when I yelled at our very own Mayor Kevin Johnson to go out and jump with the kids, he sort of looked at me like ‘ um, tell me you are not yelling at me’…um yes I WAS.
Anywho, super fun event, here is the photo the magazine ran :
FUN FACT : SSSSShhhh don’t tell anyone, but I have a tiny crush on Mayor Johnson, I have photographed him many times and he is just so charming : )
photos with heart and soul