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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    Monday, January 25, 2010

    Back and Better Than Ever!

    Yep, she's back in the hizOUSE! It's the return of Miss Ashley. She came in for a Pin-up & Boudoir Session last year, and she just couldn't stay away.

    This time she came in to surprise her man by being photographed while wearing gear from his own clothing line, Pirate Trash. Cute idea, huh? Makes me wish my man had his own clothing line!

    Photo #1: "A Pirate Trash Babe."

    Photo #2: "Well That's a Nice Back." This one is screaming to be in the Spring 2010 Pirate Trash Catalog.

    Photo #3: "Hey Hot Stuff." What's really funny is that the fan in this photo was almost a necessity more so than a prop cuz Ashley was'a BURNIN'. She was so hot, we had to kick on the "blow the wind through your hair" diva fan. I'm sure the glasses of champagne weren't much of a help. ;)

    Photo #4: "Sweet and Pink and Cupcakes." For some reason, this photo seems light and airy and reminds me of cotton candy.

    Photo #5: "Stand Up and Take Control" ...and wear spicy shoes while you're at it. I must say that me loves the new haircut and color.

    If you've been in for a Pin-up & Boudoir Session, you already know how hard it is to physically get into the poses. It takes muscle control, a little sweat, shallow breathing, and a wish upon a star...then on top of that, you've got to make it look like it doesn't hurt and give sexy face. For these reasons, some call me The Drill Sergeant.

    Taking a break between poses, Ashley gave her "I hate you so much right now" face:

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

    Saturday, January 23, 2010

    Rihanna's Latest

    I just got my February issue of W Magazine, featuring Rihanna. I had to post this photo cuz:

    1. I'm stuck on the "Love" tattoo between her fingers. If I was brave enough, I would get that same tattoo on my left ring finger. Personally, I've never seen a tattoo like it--I'm obviously not a tattoo-nista. I'm pretty ignorant on that stuff.

    2. The hat is adorable. I think I need that too.

    Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    Best of 2009

    How-dee-do 2010!

    We've showcased so many fabulous photos on the blog this past year and now the time has come: The Best Photos of 2009 featured on the Nellie Photography Blog. The photos listed here are some of my personal favorites. Here's the top 10:

    1. Just One More Drop. Amy's squinty-drunk eyes are CLASSIC! This photo tickles me every time.

    2. Boop-Boop-Be-Doop. This photo was the debut of our new Viva La Zebra set last year. Miss Alicia was fab-you-luss!

    3. The Bride at the Window. This is easily one of my favorites for obvious reasons: beautiful. Plus, some of you may recognize this bride as my assistant, Cara!

    4. The Babycakes Collage. Little Moises here, rocked this shoot off its hinges! What really puts the "icing on the cake" is his tux and the part in his hair.

    This has become a highly requested shoot for tots celebrating their 1st birthdays. The series of photos created during the session are one of a kind hilarious--plus it's a cherished milestone in the child's life.

    Melissa and Her Lollipop Spanking.
    This has become a popular requested pose--You naughty girls you!

    Vibrant Violet.
    This was taken at a fashion shoot at the erie and mysterious Preston Castle. I especially love the rich colors in this photo.

    I didn't see it before, but if you look closely in the left window, you may be able to see the ghostly face of a child....SIKE YOUR MIND MAKE YOUR BOOTY SHINE!! Just wanted to give you some chills.

    A Bride's Tail is Her Veil.
    Kim came up with this hot bridal pose idea. SCORE!

    Belly Love.
    I'm super excited about this silhouette-type image because it's a new style of lighting that I've been waiting to try.

    She Loves Her Jordans.
    This photo gets props because it was unbelievably hard to achieve this pose. Your Pose Challenge: Try having your buns hover above your head, but still have your face lookin' cute.

    This photo always strikes me cuz of that beautiful golden curl. My, what bedroom-eyes you have there!

    Honorable Mentions:

    The Laugh.
    I love the slight blurred-motion feeling in this photo. Plus it's so Marilyn Monroe-esque.

    The Scream.
    If Nina was lookin' for emotion, she found it. I love the detail and the drama.
    So, there you go. I want to thank all of you for allowing me to post your photos on the blog. You guys help make the blog what it is...and you keep people coming back for more. I look forward to more mucho delicious imagery to post in 2010. Stay tuned! Smooches!