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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    Wednesday, September 30, 2009


    As promised, here's more of Kathryn.

    Kathryn already knew her way around the studio because she came in some months before to support/hang/help out during her friend Melissa's Pin-up & Boudoir session. In turn, Melissa later presented Kathryn with a gift certificate for a photo session at our studio as a bridal shower gift (yay!).

    Kathryn was pumped and super excited during her session, especially since she's been toning up at the gym to prepare for her wedding day.

    Our photo albums allow you to include an inscription to whomever you're gifting the album to. Kathryn submitted a quote:

    Curve: the loveliest distance between two points.

    I absolutely love it! This should be a bumper sticker for all voluptuous women!

    Photo #1: "Sugar-Coated Smile" ...but don't be fooled...

    Photo #2: "These pesky bra hooks have a mind of their own!" This is one of my favs from the session, of course.

    Photo #3: "My what great posture you have." The dark and mysterious bedroom eyes are so intriguing. Boy oh boy, is her new hubby in for a treat.

    Photo #4: "Laughs, Curves and a Leopard Blanket." This is actually one of the popular signature poses at our studio. PS: She's not really a naked lady, we have our tricks!

    Photo #5: "The 2-page Spread." This pose was begging to be the centerfold of Kathryn's album, so that's exactly what we did. Ask and you shall receive.

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

    Friday, September 25, 2009

    Bacon is Good For Me

    It's Friday. It's been a long too-hot-for-fall week. It's time for a good laugh:

    Thursday, September 17, 2009

    Preview: Oopsie! Pin-up Girl

    I was excited about this one, so I thought I'd give you a little preview. More to come of Miss Kathryn later...

    Monday, September 14, 2009

    Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk

    So I received an email from a client the other day. Remember Danielle with the most gorgeous head of red hair? (Here's a visual to help you out...)

    Well, she's the bomb-diggity cuz she's throwing an event on 9/19 (THIS SATURDAY) to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk. This charity has significant meaning to Danielle because her father, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, died on 5/16 of this year. She has arranged this event in his honor.

    The event is a raffle party with live music, drink specials, and great prizes. Some of those prizes include salon gift certificates, coffee, personal trainer sessions, and massages. I couldn't pass up this opportunity to donate so I entered a free Pin-up & Boudoir Session, complete with hair, makeup, and an album.

    Let me break that down for you: Attend the event, make a donation, feel good about yourself cuz you helped others, be entered in the raffle for a chance to win a FREE Pin-up & Boudoir Session that includes hair, makeup, and an album!!

    Here's the flyer:
    What: Party with live music, drinks, and raffle prizes to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association.

    Where: Head Hunters (K and 20th, midtown Sacramento)

    When: Saturday, Sept. 19th, 7pm