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"

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Veronica {Del Oro Senior 2011}

Remember when I said we had an amazing session with Veronica?
Now is this amazing or what?!
First of all she is just stunning.
Secondly, her outfit selection was aawweesome!! (in sing song voice of course)
The location was perfect. The lighting was flawless.
To make it even better her super cute little bro came along for a few shots.
What more can a gal ask for?!

Thanks again for a fun afternoon Veronica! We hope you enjoy your sneak peek.
Can't wait for you to see the rest! :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What to Wear {Fall Edition}

The question we get asked the most is
"What do we wear for our portrait session?"

Now as a reminder, before any session we have a consultation to discuss your family's style, the style of your home, and what you plan on doing with your portraits. We want to make sure your portraits will fit you. These are just suggestions to get the creative juices flowing!

So one of the first things we start with is a color scheme.
Depending on the time of year, what colors are in your home, and what you plan on doing with them will determine what colors we chose for you.

Right now the colors are really starting to pop outside and we love suggesting a theme that goes with the season. So to go along with the fall colors we chose shades of gray along with burnt orange and brown. I've put together two different schemes, one more formal and one a little more casual to give you ideas of how to work the color scheme into your style.
I'll say it once and I'll say it again, not everyone has to match perfectly, we just suggest you coordinate your colors and styles and yes, even patterns. Depending on your family and the setting you can even mix and match them.

Hopefully this helped give you some ideas and even some inspiration! :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Charity Food Drive!

Calling all Ghosts, Zombies, Princesses and Fairies!

Come by Simply Portraits
Saturday 11am-6pm
or Sunday 3pm-6pm
and get a FREE 4x6 PORTRAIT
with at least 2 cans of food per kiddo!

Moms, besides getting an adorable picture of your little pumpkin or cowboy what a better way to show your kids how to give back. Before you take the kids trick or treating this weekend bring them by the studio to get a free picture and drop off something to eat for someone less fortunate in our community.

These are just a few of our favorites from last year!

Every costume was so fun,
from the pea eating sweet pea,
to the oh so lovingly silly brothers.
We can't wait see you all back this year!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Victor {Del Oro Senior 2011}

From the minute we met Victor we knew taking his senior portraits would be a piece of cake.
From his easy smile to his crystal blue eyes,
Not to mention his amazing piano playing,
We knew he would be easy to photograph!
And as you can see,
We were right!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mini Accordion Books

These delicious little books are the newest addition to our product lineup!
They are also featured in one of our
Holiday Mini Session packages.
They come in a perfect set of three,
One for each set of grandparents and one for you!

Holiday Mini Sessions!

The Holidays are just around the corner!
(I know, we find it hard to believe too!)
But to help you with the busy time of year we're making things easy by offering a day of mini sessions!
You can bring in the family for a quick, 20 minute session and have cards and gifts for the grandparents just in time for the Holidays!
Sessions are limited, so make sure to call right away to schedule your session for Saturday, November 20th!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Eggplant Festival 2010 Winners!

Thank you everyone for coming out to the Eggplant Festival this year!
We had a great time and enjoyed meeting so many of you.
And now let me introduce you to our drawing winners!

Our $50 Gift Certificates goes to....
Josh G. of Citrus Heights
Julia B. of Loomis

Our $100 Gift Certificate goes to...
Melissa K. of Lincoln

And our Grand Prize valued at $516 goes to...
(....drumroll please....)
Andrea P. of Loomis!

They are so excited and are already planning their sessions! Can't wait to share them with you!

Don't forget to use your coupon before it expires in December! It's a great savings and we want to make sure you take advantage of it!

And for those of you that weren't able to come see us here's a little peak at our booth.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Nico {GBHS 2011 Senior}

With all the craziness of Eggplant Festival last week this post never got posted!
But as you can see it is so worth sharing!
Nico was so easy to photograph,
he seriously could read our minds and knew what we wanted him to do next.
And of course so photogenic!
(But you can obviously see that!)

And as a little side note, Nico is the perfect example of what to wear,
Classic, timeless, and perfect for this time of year!


Simply Portraits