Welcome to Nellie Photography's Blog! I'm Janelle, creator and owner of Nellie Photography. Our studio is based in Sacramento, California. We shoot Pin-ups & boudoir, weddings, engagements, families, children, portraits, the occasional pet, and other random subjects. I created this blog as a personal journal for my professional work, personal imagery, studio news, promotions, and other fabuluous randomness.

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    Friday, August 17, 2007

    Getaway Portrait Session

    You can now take advantage of Nellie Photography’s local Getaway Portrait Session and have your pictures made at a great location—with no session or travel charge! Plus, have hotdogs and drinks on us!

    On September 29-30, 2007, we’ll be holding sessions at Foothill Community Park*. Sessions will be held every hour and will last approximately forty-five minutes. Feel free to bring a friend or family member along: we can do two or three groupings just as easily as we can do one during your session time.

    Terms and Conditions
    Spaces and times are subject to availability.

    Based on the size of the family groupings, portrait sessions may have a $150 minimum purchase requirement, which can be applied to the purchase of engagement albums, photo greeting cards, collage prints, or any other product on our a la carte price list. The $150 minimum purchase requirement will be applied to every 5 subjects being photographed. Therefore, if a family grouping has 4 subjects, the $150 minimum purchase requirement is applied. On the other hand, if a family grouping has 7 subjects, a $300 ($150 x 2) minimum purchase requirement is applied.

    Due to the fact that a limited amount of session space is available, it is important that you modify your scheduled appointment time a minimum of one week prior to the session. All late cancellations will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. If you are unavailable to participate on the specified date or do not want to adhere to the minimum product purchase requirement, you are more than welcome to schedule a session on another date.

    Please select the date and time that appeal to you and call us at 916.628.6676 or email us at info@nelliephotography.com, to secure your spot.

    Sign up today! Spots are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

    Available Dates and Times
    September 29, 2007:
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    11:00 am
    12:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    3:00 pm
    6:00 pm

    September 30, 2007:
    9:00 am
    10:00 am
    11:00 am
    12:00 pm
    2:00 pm
    3:00 pm
    6:00 pm

    *Location Information
    Foothill Community Park can be found across the street from Foothill Oaks Elementary School. The address for the elementary school is:

    5520 Lancelot Dr.
    Sacramento, CA 95842

    Please call for directions or enter your starting address in the Mapquest fields below:

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    Thursday, August 2, 2007


    I believe in helping other small business owners by promoting their services. Featured here is a friend of mine whose headshots and business cards were just completed by our studio. She is a very talented hairstylist. I had the privilege of having my hair designed in a beautiful up-do some years ago. She's located in the Sacramento area, is available to travel, and styles men, women and children.

    Her business name,"Allisha.i.r", is a really cool and creative acronym. It's pronounced: All-is-hair, which stands for: Allisha's Image Reflections. I think it's cool how she was able to incorporate her own name into the title.

    I wish her success in her business endeavor because I know she's been waiting to launch this for a long time. Give her a call at (916)214-2385 or email her at allishair@comcast.net.

    Happy Thought: #5 "Free Samples"

    The Simpsons

    Hey, check it out, I'm Simpsonized! Is that cool, or what? Simpsonize yourself at http://www.simpsonizeme.com/. I'm working on simpsonizing my whole family and making a silly family portrait. I'll show you the outcome at another time. Has anyone seen the Simpsons Movie yet?
    Happy Thought: #69 "The Simpsons...still funny after all these years."