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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    Friday, March 19, 2010

    Sneek Peek: Newborn Cutie Patootie

    Yes, yes. I've got so many back-log photos from fab shoots to show you guys. Here's one that we did recently that I wanted to give you a snippet of:

    (Makes you wanna nibble on those puffy thighs and that irresistible chin...)

    Thursday, March 18, 2010

    The Pink Corset

    Meet Teresa. She came in for a Pinup & Boudoir Session with her cousin, Crystal (who you met in a previous blog post).

    During the session, I learned that Teresa is one BONAFIDE sweetheart. She was a constant cheerleader on the sidelines during her cousin's shoot--always reassuring, always complimenting.

    ...pause for a BRIGHT IDEA: I should hire her to be a permanent fixture at the studio!--The Positive Polly Peanut Gallery!

    Teresa also gets a round o' applause for working out the difficult poses I asked her to try. She had a slight physical challenge due to her back--but like I said, we worked it out and she's da bomb!

    Photo #1: "Why don't you come up and see me sometime, big boy?" One of my personal favorites from the session. Aren't those knees knocked together so sweetly?

    Photo #2: "Smouldering Brown Eyes." Absolutely gorgeous, GORGEOUS bedroom eyes. Can I get an Amen!

    Photo #3: "Tick Tock. Tick Tock. Soon the Cherry Will Drop."

    Photo #4: "Candy Sweet."
    On a side note, I was super giddy to discover that Fredrick's carried their classic corsets in this strappy hybrid! Yay, no more spillage over the top! ;)

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

    Tuesday, March 16, 2010

    Sneek Peek: Pin-up Girl--The Apprehensive Cook

    I just couldn't hold it back any longer! I just had to post a photo from Rhiannon's Pin-up photo shoot:

    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    Is your doggy an Optimum Pooper?

    I loves me some dogs. Here's a little enjoyable cute pup commercial.

    He said, Optimum pooper!! Haahaahhaa, I can't get enough of it!!!

    Friday, March 12, 2010

    Reading Glasses are Hot

    Meet Crystal. She's a hottie. She has reading glasses. She reads books. She came in for a Pinup and Boudoir Session with her cousin (who you will meet next).

    Crystal and her cousin had their own hair and makeup artist for this shoot: Lipstick Lush. (Don't you just love that name? It makes me want to jump in and luxuriate in red lushy matte liquid.)

    Lipstick Lush specializes in pinup/rockabilly style and is also available, to assist in shopping.

    Here's the info:
    Lorri aka Lipstick Lush

    Back at the session, here's what we came up with...

    Photo #1: "Champagne Sheets." This is one of our newest sets! Me likes it! In this photo, Crystal almost reminds of Lisa Marie Presley.

    Photo #2: "Vintage Movie Scene."

    Photo #3: "These cakes are none of your business." Tee hee.

    Photo #4: Hot pink works beautifully with the zebra print, don't you TINK?

    Photo #5: "Vintage Colorization." My what rosey cheeks you have my dear!

    Photo #6: "Showin' Off the Tats."

    Photo #7: "Kiss Fish." The story behind the fishbowl--So, Miss Crystal has a boyfriend, and his nickname is "Fish". So fittingly, she had to incorporate the nickname into her photo session. Ain't it sweet?

    Photo #8: "Cute-sy wootsy tootsie." ...and leopard print shoes with a cherry on top!

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

    I missed my Jersey Shore Pick :(

    Remember I mentioned my Jersey Shore hottie, Pauly D? Well, I was watching the news this morning, and I found out that he was deejaying at a club in Sacramento last night. He was signing autographs, taking pictures, and the whole bit! I'm livid! I can't believe I missed him! Gosh darn it.

    Oh well. Here's another hot photo of good ol' Pauly being obnoxiously gorgeous and vein: