Monday, October 24, 2005

On October 16, I photographed Joey for his one year portrait session. His house had a gorgeous koi pond with landscaping, but I just love this picture of him climbing the stairs - one of his favorite activities.
Complimentary Engagement Session

In celebration of my birthday, I am offering a complimentary engagement session for all weddings booked in the month of November. The session is valued at $249.00 and includes an 8x10 image catalog, ten 4x6 prints, and one 11x14 print.

Call today to schedule a consultation, dates are filling up quickly!

Friday, October 21, 2005

The Cypress Album offers a new level of sophistication in design. Individually handcrafted by artisans, their albums are enveloped with Japanese bookbinding fabric and bound with exquisite ribbons from Switzerland. The presentation box is also covered in your choice of fabric and ribbon and are ideal for storing and presenting matted prints for weddings, children, and pregnancies.

I am excited to announce that I have added these beautiful albums, presentation boxes, and folios as an option for my clients.

You can view more photos of items on the Cypress

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

I photographed the wedding of Erica and Benson on Saturday, October 15, for Jade Studio Productions. We went to the arboretum in Golden Gate Park with the wedding party after the ceremony. It was soooo much fun and very difficult to pick one image to showcase because there were so many great ones! The wedding party was very fun and even had a race across a field (the bride won). This image is a take off the Jack Vettriano painting, "The Singing Butler." We had no rain, but were prepared for it because the morning was a little misty.

Monday, October 17, 2005

It's always terrific to receive a thank you note.......

"Rose, The photos just came through and Brian really likes them both. Thank you!!! You are our full service family photographer - which includes the "beauty queen" (KC) little Miss K-La and the horses!!! Thank you for your expert help in restoring my mom and dad's wedding picture and the frame you chose is perfection! I know my mom will treasure the wedding picture and there won't be a dry eye at the party today when it is "unveiled". The love and care that you put in to your work shows in the beauty and quality of your photos and your professionalism is unsurpassed. Thank you for working around my crazy schedule and for making me feel at ease and comfortable at my photo shoot this morning. I am looking forward to having you photograph my horse and I for the advertisement that we discussed. Again, thanks for making my photos original with the look that will stand out and catch attention. You are amazing."
Sincerely, Your Friend - Karen Duncan & Family

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Stephanie Senecal, her mother, Carrie, and I went to the Davis Arboretum today for Stephanie's senior portrait session. She will graduate from Dixon High next year. I thought Stephanie had the most beautiful hair color and the sun just made it glow.

Karen Duncan had her first promotional photograph as a real estate agent done today. She will be working for ERA in Dixon. I love the colors she chose for the session, she looks great! Congratulations on your new venture, Karen!

Friday, October 14, 2005

I photographed Stephanie Hamilton's senior portrait session today. Stephanie is graduating from Dixon High in 2006.

I had a lot of fun at our session and have to thank her mom, Cindy, for assisting me.
Tori Radcliffe is a new agent for Schuster Real Estate, who will soon be opening an office in Dixon. On October 13 I photographed Tori for her business card.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

KC Brett-Mertz, a senior at Dixon High, won the title of Dixon May Fair Queen this year. Yeah! to KC. These are some photos of KC and her horse, Elle.

Monique and Juden wed in Vallejo on September 24. Besides being a great-looking couple, they sure knew how to throw a bumpin' party for their reception! View a slideshow from their day.
Gabrielle Boggess and Casey Bettencourt wed at the Oakleigh Wedding Center in Fair Oaks on September 18. Gabrielle just graduated from McGeorge School of Law and took the CA State Bar. What an undertaking to do all of that and plan a wedding! Congratulations to these high school sweethearts!
I photographed the wedding of Rowena and Gary for Jade Studio Productions on September 17 at St. Mary's College. It was quite an impressive church and a very fun-loving wedding party.

Quincey Quiring and I worked together on two separate days for her senior portrait session. We went to the Davis Arboretum and Stevenson Creek Bridge. Quincey is graduating from Dixon High in 2006.

Megan Liang and Dave Jahan wed on September 10 at the Hiddenbrooke golf course in American Canyon. Dave had ten (!) groomsmen, who came from all over the U.S. to be there that day. What a great group of friends.

Congratulations to Megan and Dave.

I photographed an engagement session for Wendy and Albert in Levi's Plaza in San Francisco (where they had their first kiss and where Albert proposed) on September 11. Their wedding will be at Stanford Memorial Church on October 22. This job is for Jade Studio Productions which is a wedding and portrait studio located in San Francisco.

I've had a busy few months since my last update. I was in Rhode Island at the beginning of September to visit my brother, Mark. There was great weather, great seafood, and great company. I had a terrific time. Because I had never been there before we did a lot of exploring. I even got to have a 'slice of heaven' at Mystic Pizza in Mystic, CT. To those of you who haven't seen the movie, this will mean nothing to you. Anyways, it was darn good pizza and interesting to see where the movie was made.

Here's a collage of images from a day at the beach with Mark where he had to show off his surfing skills. No real waves, but I was still impressed!