600 Legos, building 1 to 2 hours a day for just under a month, Emma recreates the Photo Studio. Inspired by her grandparent’s 50th anniversary photoshoot in the studio, Emma designed and built the entire studio out of Legos. She even printed out the photographs on the walls, and of course the giant painting of Ryan Gosling. We sat down for an interview check it out! Watch the extended interview below
Come Play In The Blooms We have access to a private bloom, no crowds, no trespassing, able to have all the fun we want. If you missed updating your family portrait last year, or have always wanted to get photos when the flowers bloom in the Spring, Come play with me in Central CA. It only takes 15 hours by car, just kidding more like 5 ish; ROAD TRIP! There is a Hampton Inn hotel 10 minutes from the property: […]
A cape, and some serious superhero moves, this photoshoot in the new home backyard was fun! After photographing their engagement session at the Viceroy in Santa Monica, and wedding in Laguna Beach, I had the honor to photograph their growing family.
It was 48 Degrees, with hi winds and it was amoshing ( the kids fashion photographer speak version of “amazing”). I Have know the Semitsu’s for quite some time now. Engagement, wedding, maternity, family, and now visited on family Vacation! #LegacyFamily # Legacyfamily
Different. Let yourself be open to move, to create, to move away from what you see everyday in family photos. To Laugh, to experience, and to remember that experincce with the photos. I am so lucky to have clients that break away from the mold, who want photos that are not like their friends, thank you for loving the different.
While wearing the exact Kimono she wore for her wedding, Sunai showed up to the set like a boss. Bob also brought his a game in a rented white tux. Bob and Sunai were married 50 years ago, and their daughters wanted to give them a photo gift for their anniversary, and try to recreate images they shot in the studio. We shot some 4×5 film portraits, here are the proof sheets, and printing video.
“You’re the best Nicole, we absolutely love working with you.” – Nayeli I LOVE a classic portrait in the studio, simple, no props, well one prop, The bubble machine. It seems more fun for the parents than the kiddos, or perhaps I have the most fun, but the point is, it’s fun. I want the experience to be fun, so when you look back on the photos, you remember that time with your family, how FUN it was.
“Nicole! Every single image is amazing. I love that you captured us just the way we are. Of all the times we’ve taken pictures as a family these are the ones I will truly cherish forever. You are truly gifted <3"- Talyor No Stress. Let you hair down, let the kids be kids, dirty faces, feet, clothes. Be Relaxed. This photoshoot was with my wedding clients Taylor and Spencer whose weedding I shot in San Francisco, and no catching up three kiddos later. We shot this on location at their almond farm in North Central California
pet parentsFirst Time pet parents Lindsay and Kyle came to the studio to celebrate the new member of the family, Emma! #Petparents It was great, Pet Dad Kyle, showed up with Emma’s dog bed, 5 of her toys, her lease, doggy bags, and plenty of treats.
More and More clients are coming to the studio for portraits. It’s nice to see the appreciation of classic portraits resurfacing.
We can control lighting, temperature, and the best part- no other people around to distract or get in your photos.
The studio environment is far from “stuffy” it is relaxed, fun, and air conditioned.
Family photos at The Rio Grande. The Rio Grande bosque spanish for “forest” offers a unique environment in arid Albuquerque. Large cottonwood trees, coyote willow, and New Mexico olive create a cool, shady forest and provide habitat for beaver, numerous bird species, turtles, and snakes. I can tell by the look on Jen’s face, she will not be having me back for family photos. Don’t get me wrong, we took some traditional everyone’s hair brushed, clean clothes photos, but I […]
“For my father’s 88th birthday (which is a major milestone in Japan, where he was born and raised), we took this traditional Japanese portrait of our crime syndicate family.” – Junichi It’s ok AWESOME to be different, to have fun, for your family portraits. The birthday boy talked about how much fun he had during the photo shoot. That is what I want you to remeber when you look at the photos, the experience, time together as a family, with laughs and […]