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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    Thursday, May 28, 2009

    Tina = A Total Rockabilly Chick

    Tina came in for a Pin-up & Boudoir Session as a gift to her hubby. His birthday and their wedding anniversary fall on the same day--that means he has no excuse for forgetting her anniversary gift! If he does, he is so going to bed without any supper!

    She cracked me up! Tina was so nervous, but once we got started, and once the champagne started flowing, things got a lot more comfortable. She has no idea how hot she is!

    Photo #1: "The Ice Blue Stare." And it's flippin' gorgeous!

    Photo #2: "Feeling Vulnerable." Ice Blue or In Color? That is the question.

    Photo #3: "The Tattoo." We had to make sure that we got a photo of Tina with her hubby's tattoo machine. We came up with some pretty hot stuff!
    Photo #4: "The Perfect Spot to Put His Name." I told you we came up with some hot tattoo machine shots.

    Photo #5: "Blowin' Out the Candles." How much sweeter can you get?
    Photo #6: "La Femme Fatale." Do you see her glam beauty mark? I love it! When Tina first came into the studio, I thought she drew her mole on, but it was actually a black body piercing. She said, "Cuz I'm crazy like that." I really want a faux mole too!...well, maybe I'll just stick to just penciling one on...

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

    Classic Hollywood

    Here she is: "The first mom ever in Nellie Photography history to come in with her daughter and do a Pin-up & Boudoir Session at the same time ." (See her daughter's session here.)

    Mercedes was looking to do something fun, something out of the ordinary, and something in the Old Hollywood Glamour style.

    Photo #1: "You're Fabulous Darling!" Here goes one beautiful, classy, woman with a Mona Lisa smile.

    Photo #2: "Up Close, Personal, and Sepia Toned." I couldn't decide whether I liked this image in color or sepia-toned. Hmm...either way, she is so GLAM!

    Photo #3: "Motion Picture". This goes to show how easy-going Mercedes is...So ready to crack-up and laugh...even in her "boudoir." ;)

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

    Friday, May 22, 2009

    Go Sister-in-Law, Go Sister-in-Law! AND Free Jewelry for YOU!

    I'm so proud of my sister-in-law, Paula. She was on Fox40 News to showcase her hand-made jewelry line, From the Heart Designs. She can do custom orders as well! (whoop whoop!)

    I've blabbed about her jewelry before (click here).

    ********MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL********

    FREE JEWELRY!! The first 5 people to book a session in response to this blog posting will receive 1 free piece of jewelry of their choice from From the Heart Designs (valued up to $25). Expires May 27,2009.

    Contact us at: info@nelliephotography.com for details and to book your session.

    Monday, May 18, 2009

    This Retro Pin-up Girl ROCKS!

    This is one anniversary present Amy's husband will never forget. :)

    Amy's Pin-up & Boudoir session was the first of it's kind in Nellie Photography history. Why? Because she brought her mom....and mom had a photo session of her own! Yep, Amy's mom, Mercedes, will be the first mom to come in and do a photo shoot along with her daughter. Photos from Mercedes' session will be posted soon.

    Amy was a blast to work with because together, we came up with some fabulous pose ideas. While shooting, Amy fell into the ultimate pin-up character...almost effortlessly. She should be an actress!

    Photo #1: "Giggles and Stretches."

    Photo #2: "Oh My, Did I Hear the Phone Ring?"

    Photo #3: "The Garter Strap Snap." Oh Crap! (I'm a rhymin' machine.) Anyways--how freakin' seductive is this one! I love it.

    **Note: The 3 following images are Super Duper Neato!**

    Photo #4: "The Martini Sip." It takes a real lady to know how to sip martinis from a glass the size of one's head.

    Photo #5: "The Last Drop." If you squint reeeaal hard, you'll see it too. Is she hilarious or WHAT!
    Photo #6: "Is Poor Amy Still Thirsty?" Don't worry hun, more is on the way. This expression is priceless!

    Photo #7: "The Lace-Up." Amy's mom came to her aid when we decided the corset wasn't tight enough. Little did mom know, her hands would become a useful prop.
    Oh, and by the way--Amy, you are one bodacious babe!

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

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009

    Sneek Peek: Pin-up Girl With Fan

    I couldn't help myself. I just had to show somebody. Plus Sacramento is heating up, and this is the fab way to bring in Summer. More to come of this petite beauty later.

    Sunday, May 10, 2009

    Thank You!

    I want to say thank you to all of you who took the time to vote for Nellie Photography for the KCRA A-List Contest. Although we didn't win, I am so grateful and touched by all of the sweet comments everyone posted. Truthfully, I was surprised by the number of comments and votes we did receive! Thank you so very much!

    You like me! You really like me!

    Wednesday, May 6, 2009

    The "Wine Diva"

    As promised, here's more of Tiffanee'! (By the way, I think her parents are glam-tastic for the way they spelled her name.)

    To sum things up:

    Curvy. Check!

    Full of laughs. Check!

    Beautiful. Check!

    Confident. Check!

    Champagne flowing. Check!

    All "her songs" coincidentally playing back-to-back on the radio. Check!

    Bring her sister to help with styling and for a second opinion. Check!

    Yep, we had some fun during Tiffanee's session.

    Photo #1: These shoes weren't made for walkin'. That's for gosh darn sure! But they are fabulous for photos...and maybe to entertain your man...uh-oh, WATCH OUT NOW!! ;)

    Photo #2: Perhaps she'll have a sip of her martini...While she casually bends over the chair.

    Photo #3: A little tribute to Marilyn Monroe, but hotter!

    Photo #4: Rockin' the Gold. Gorgeous! This is one of my favorites.

    Photo #5: And If She Was a Painting... She would look like this. Sweet as a Maraschino Cherry and spicy as a Red Hot.

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

    Besides being a working mom and a wife, Tiffanee' is also a Wine Consultant. So, if you are interested in hosting a wine tasting, check out her webpage.

    Tiffanee' Dewberry
    Independent Wine Consultant