Thank you for visiting our blog! In case you don't know us, our names are Tina and Amanda and we're mother and daughter portrait photographers located in Loomis, California. We absolutely love what we do and we hope you enjoy it as well! Most of our entries will consist of snapshots and previews of recent sittings. But every once in a while we'll sprinkle in some of our others joys. Family, friends, new recipes, and random things that inspire us are more than likely to make an appearance. We love comments, so feel free to leave them for us! And please don't forget that these images are property of Simply Portraits, so please enjoy them on the blog and don't copy them.

Thank you for taking the time to read our story, we can't wait to tell yours on our blog! :)

-Tina & Amanda


November is booked!

All orders to be delivered by Christmas need to be placed by December 3rd.
All orders placed after will have a rush fee.

Santa will be visiting our studio again December 17th & 18th!

For more information on all of these please search for relative blog posts under the category above labled "Studio Happenings"

Friday, August 27, 2010

Bailey {Del Oro Senior 2011}

Bailey came in knowing exactly what she wanted.
She already had her outfits picked out and her favorite outfit? Her prom dress!
Don't you just love that dress?! You know what you'll love even more? Her mom made it!
I know. Pretty amazing.
And she even had a second frilly and playful prom dress in perfect shades of sherbert!
You can't get much better than two prom dresses in one sitting. :)
We had a perfect afternoon finding great locations to photograph her and her great clothing selections.
Hope you enjoy your sneak peek Bailey! Can't wait for you to see the rest!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Chloe {First Birthday}

Just try looking at this baby girl and not smiling.
I promise you can't!
This baby face would make the Godfather himself break out a grin.

You smiled didn't you. :-)

Told ya you would.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Shane {2011 Senior}

Happy Friday!
*Phew* this has been a Senior full week!
Here's a little preview to send you off on a nice sunny weekend. Hope all have a great one and enjoy the cooler weather!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Stephanie {Del Oro Senior 2011}

Have I mentioned how much we are just loving our Seniors this year?!
How can you not just love when you get girls like this?

We had such a great time with Stephanie and her mom and sister.
Beautiful girl+Great outfits+Awesome locations+Sunshine and a breeze
=Beautiful session that makes my heart smile :)

Thank you Stephanie for a really fun afternoon! Hope you enjoy your sneak peek and check for an email soon to see the rest!

And yes, we've been told we could be sisters. By our own sisters as a matter of fact.

I think it just might be the hair.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Kady {2011 Del Oro Senior Portraits}

A warm breeze, grass waving gently and a big comfy chair
*Sigh* Hello Gorgeous.
Does this not make you want to just sink into that chair in the tall grass? I'm telling you, this sitting just represents August to me.
If I could wrap up August in one image and put a bow on it, this would be it.
If I were Italian I would go *muah* Perfecto!!
But alas, I am not Italian. So a simple smile and a sigh will have to do for now....

Oh sweet Kady. Sweet Kady who totally trusted us and our crazy ideas. As soon as she showed us the dress I knew exactly what we would do with it.
We really did have such a great time with Kady. Thank you again for a really fun afternoon. :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Jacob Raibley {Del Oro Senior 2011}

So any of you that know us very well at all know that we have a brother/son Jacob who is a Senior this year!
We know. We both just got gray hair. Just wait until you see his pictures. You'll have gray hair too!

So normally I get to tell you how much I have enjoyed getting to know our seniors and find out so many great things about them. Well, being Jacob's big sister I know him pretty well. I have been so blessed to be back in the area and see him through most of his high school experience. I can honestly say he is the best young man I know. He has grown into someone I am proud to be not only related to, but also friends with. He is trustworthy, faithful, hilarious, and of course handsome! Looking through his pictures I am reminded of when he was little and how much I used to torture him and of course he just put up with it. Now he's all grown up and turned into an amazing person, despite our relentless picking.

We really are proud of you Jacob and are so proud of who you are and who you will become.
Love Amanda and Mama

(And yes, I know he'll probably kill me for getting all mushy, but it's ok, I'm still older than him :P)

Jessie {2011 Del Oro Senior Portraits}

We are just *LOVING* our 2011 Seniors!!
(in a sing song voice)
Seriously. Loving. This.
And how can you not love this?!
Jessie was so much fun! But we knew with all that personality boxed into that itty bitty body she would be a blast! And she did not disappoint! She had so many different looks, so many different sides, and so many great ideas!
Thanks Jessie (and Karri!) for a fun filled afternoon!! :)
Hope you enjoy your sneak peak and can't wait for you to see the rest!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Donuts Dogs and More!

What makes a "day-at-the-office"* a really great day?
A day that involves donuts, smoothies, frozen yogurt, hot dogs and lots of great company. :)
And yes. Technically we were still "working"
Our lovely neighbors G'Day Donuts has recently expanded to now be G'Day Donuts, Dogs and More.

And you know what? Today they are having a HUGE celebration from 10-6!
So go out and enjoy some sunshine along with your hot dog and a bounce house!

*We're totally kidding. We don't have those around here.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wine Weekend at Villa Fiorente

Some of our closest friends, Mike and Lisa Duarte own and operate their small family winery, Duarte Family Vineyards. Their amazing wines, Popie Wines, are now being poured in Auburn at an amazing location, Villa Fiorente, along with three other wineries. This breathtaking location offers a unique experience with four very different wineries.

They are having a special sneak peek weekend this Saturday and Sunday. They will be serving mini lamb kabobs made with Sinclair Family Farm's grass fed lamb, herb roasted red potatoes, and of course lots of great wines to sample! For ONLY $5!

The Villa is located at 10555 Harris Road in Auburn California

And yes, you will find us there this weekend. :)

(These pictures are from harvest this past fall. We haven't had a chance to take pictures at the Villa yet, but stay tuned to see some soon!)


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