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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    Tuesday, December 30, 2008

    Pricing Specials End December 31st

    Whew! The end of the year is just a few shut-eyes away, and so is the end to our Pin-up & Boudoir special promotion pricing. December 31st is the last day to take advantage of our super-low specials.

    Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and we've already begun to book sessions. So, be sure to plan ahead and schedule your session with us before it's too late!


    Saturday, December 20, 2008

    A 1950's Girl at Heart

    She drives hot rods and fixes them up for car shows, she listens to Rockabilly and big band music, she's got the haircut, she's got the tattoos, she's got the clothes and accessories....and I'm envious!

    Corinne is a true 1950's girl at heart! I am so excited that Corinne came in for a session because I absolutely love photographing gals who are die-hards for the era. Love it, love it, lickity love it!

    Corinne brought a couple suitcases of stuff for us to play around with, which was awesome. It took us awhile to get started because she had so many options, but it was so worth it.

    She also brought her mom, who was a crack-up! Loved her too! Unfortunately, she didn't stay the whole time. For some reason, mom's who come in for their daughter's sessions are so much fun. They bring a lot of laughs, crazy comments, and embarrassing yet helpful advice. Three cheers for our "Session Moms", hip-hip-hooray!

    Photo #1: Looks like it came straight out of the "Chicago" movie set. Corinne brought her own ginormous martini glass. She collects them--Isn't she so interesting? If she had a reality show, I would so watch it! :)

    Photo #2: We had to squeeze in an Oriental theme...

    Photo #3: This candy girl is sssssizzzlin'!! I love the contrast of the bright, happy-go-lucky lollipop with the deep warm colors.

    Be sure to vote for your favorite photo so that Corinne can receive her free 8x10 print. The winning photo needs only 15 votes! Post your vote by clicking on the "Comments" link below.

    Monday, December 15, 2008

    If you didn't see it already...

    If you haven't noticed already, I'm not one to bring up political views and all that jazz. But, I just had to post this video of dear old President Bush ducking shoes during a press conference. What really cracks me up is that he keeps his silly smirk on his face the whole time. It's frickin' hilarious man!!

    ...And why the heck is security so delayed?? They came running out the back room all late! What a mess!

    Friday, December 12, 2008

    You Go Girl!

    You guys have heard me say it before, and now I'm bringing it up again: We're bringin' curvy back. Yep!

    ...and I love it! I love the fact that Lisa came in for a session, and was not afraid to strut her stuff. I'm proud to post images of gorgeous women who don't fit into the plastic Abercrombie & Fitch mold.

    It only proves my point: Every woman is beautiful!

    If you are one of those women sitting at a desk reading this blog and wondering what it would be like to be photographed as a super vixen, but you're torn between feeling shy or ashamed of your body....SNAP OUT OF IT GIRL!! You can SO do it! Go get yourself some cute panties and bring your butt over here! (There's my pep talk for the day.)

    So thank you Lisa, for allowing me to show off your photos. You represent many women out there, and I'm sure they appreciate what you've so confidently achieved. You are a leader.

    Photo #1: Now, is she hot, or is she HOT?! And those Playboy pumps are a force to be reckoned with!

    Photo #2: Fabulously Gorgeous!

    Be sure to vote for your favorite photo so that Lisa can receive her free 8x10 print. The winning photo needs only 15 votes! Post your vote by clicking on the "Comments" link below.

    Wednesday, December 10, 2008

    FYI: Email Acting a Little Weird

    Well, as some of you may already know: Our email service is acting a little crazy right now. I guess if you email us, you receive a bounced back message that says "Delivery Failure Notification".

    The funny thing is, that we are still receiving all of your emails. But just to be sure, if we haven't responded back to you within 24-48 hours, you might want to shoot another email or just give us a call.

    I contacted the service providers, and they said things should be back to normal in about 48 hours. So we'll see about that...

    Thanks for your patience!

    Thursday, December 4, 2008

    A Raven-Haired Beauty

    What a co-ink-adink! It was bound to happen sometime. I've always wondered if my photography adventures would one day lead me into an old classmate, or someone else from my past.

    On this particular incident when I first heard her name, it lit a dim light bulb in my memory, but I couldn't put a finger on it. But then on the day of the shoot, I opened the door to greet her, and to my pleasant surprise....I did know her after all! It was Sabrina, an old friend I lost touch with some years ago. I met Sabrina almost 7 years ago when we worked at Macy's together. Wow, has it been 7 years already? Jimminy Crickets!

    She almost threw me off when I saw her the day of the shoot, because instead of the blonde I used to know, Sabrina came in with a super cute glossy-black haircut. I must say, the new black "do" is workin' for you girl!

    I was so excited to get the chance to catch up with an old friend. It's a great feeling. I had so many questions for Sabrina that at times I distracted myself from the main reason we were there. But, we got the job done, and the photos came out scrumdidlyumptious!!!

    Photo #1: Absolutely gorgeous! The black and white image tastes a little bit like Elizabeth Taylor. What'd you think?

    Photo #2: Sabrina! You naughty girl, you!

    We did a tribute to Anna Nicole Smith. Here's the original image....
    ...and here's what we created....
    Photo #3: I love the bright fuchsia corset! Totally hot!
    Be sure to vote for your favorite photo so that Sabrina can receive her free 8x10 print. The winning photo needs only 15 votes! Post your vote by clicking on the "Comments" link below.