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, November 25, 2009

    Sneek Peek: Pin-up Girl Kelli

    While editing the photo's from Kelli's session, I was so excited to show you guy's one of my favorites. She's gorgeous, huh? Waaay more fab photos from Kelli's session to come...

    Wednesday, November 18, 2009

    Pssst! Hint. Hint. Wink. Wink.

    Isn't it funny that at the bottom of my Taco Bell bag and amongst the pages of Vogue magazine I find 2 appropriate signs to nag my boyfriend of many years with. He can consider this a swift kick in the behind. ;)

    Friday, November 13, 2009

    Not Teddy Grahams

    These are Teddy Grahams (retro-ly delicious).
    These aren't.

    They're actually dog treats!! How cute are they?!!! Teddy Graham treats for my puppies! (Picked out from the treat bins at Petco.) I love it.

    Wednesday, November 11, 2009

    The Brave and the Beautiful...and a Surprise!

    It seems fitting that I bring this up today, Veteran's Day. I recently received an email from a former client, Alondra. She serves in the military and in her email she notified me that she has been deployed to Afghanistan. My immediate thought: Whoa, how scary.

    Here's some photos from Alondra's session. She's a part of our Brave and Beautiful.

    Receiving her email and with the holidays approaching, I want to offer a special promotion in honor of our troops:

    **A BRAND NEW PRODUCT and a Special Offer!**

    The Pocket Wavebook is a 2.5x3.5 inch accordion style book that includes 7 images and a personalized inscription. You can choose from a wide selection of Leatherette or Linen Cover Materials in assorted colors. Add the Pocket Wavebook to your package for just $45!

    Book your session before the end of the year to take advantage of our special introductory pricing!!

    PS: Don't worry, you're still welcome to our special pricing even if you or your man are not serving in the military.

    Pin-up Girl: Amber

    Quiet, reserved, meek, but unbelievably strong. These are the words I would use to describe Amber. Personally, I admire Amber's strength to deal with what life has dealt her. She did this Pin-up & Boudoir photo session as a gift to herself and her husband.

    Although completely out of her character, Amber worked up the nerve to get sexified in front of a camera--and she was pretty gosh darn good at it.

    Amber's hair was absolutely fab! The fab hair was brought to you by Image Provocateur & VIP-CAT Makeup Academy: http://www.imageprov.com/ (give them a holla')

    Photo #1: "Hawaiian Tropics." Amber chose our Hawaiian Holiday set because she said it reminded her of when her Air Force hubby was on duty.

    Photo #2: "A Lei for You." Isn't the purple flower GORGEOUS! Me loves!

    Photo #3: "The Racy Housewife." This apron wasn't made for baking cookies, you naughty girl you!

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

    Tuesday, November 3, 2009

    Sneek Peek: Pin-Up Girl's Sweet Ride

    How often do you match your outfit with your beach cruiser? More of photos from Stephanie's session coming soon!

    Monday, November 2, 2009

    Good Ol' Family Portrait Time

    It's that time of year again: Family Portraits and Greeting Cards.

    This is one of our most awesomest sales of the year!

    Schedule your session before the holidays before things get waay crazy on our calendar.