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, April 22, 2010

    Pin-up Girl Rhiannon

    Wowwee. I was super duper excited when Rhiannon came in for her Pin-up & Boudoir photo session, because she brought bookoo props. Fun, cute, bookoo props!

    Rhiannon is one spunky lady. She did this shoot for her boyfriend for his birthday. She's also hoping this will be a start to her side job as a Pin-up model.

    Actually, she's already given her boyfriend his gift and here was the follow-up email she sent me:

    Hey Janelle,

    I gave my man his gift last night and he was SPEECHLESS!!! He had no idea at all, and couldn't believe it was me in those pictures :] Needless to say, I think this was a job well done! Thank you so much! ...

    (I love follow-up emails that have warm, fuzzy things to say!)

    Image Provocateur did a fabulous job on the retro hairstyle. They even added real fresh flowers to accent Rhiannon's hair!

    Photo #1: "Suzie Home-maker." I must say that Rhiannon gave great "face."
    By the way, the title of this cookbook is: "Cooking with Love". Ahh, how sweet.
    Another side note: Rhiannon's handy dandy assistant for the day, Bambi, helped construct the cute apron...Bambi is also her maybe soon-to-be-mother-in-law.

    Photo #2: "Oh you are so silly, I just can't get enough of you!"

    Photo #3: "The Red Swimsuit." And! Don't you know that you can get this spiffy swimsuit at Walmart!? Yes! Walmart is selling vintage styling swimsuits! I think Everyone has officially jumped on the bandwagon.

    Photo #4: "27 Candles." Rhiannon was so prepared she even brought a cute little cake with numbered candles for her boyfriend's 27th.

    Photo #5: "The Working Girl's Own Cook Book." ...and a martini are the perfect start to a delicious home cooked meal.

    Photo #6: "This is no cartoon...it's the real thing!"

    Photo #7: "To stir or to flatten, that is the question." Another winner facial expression!

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

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    News Alert: My Puppy is Sick

    This is the face of a sick puppy who wants to be left alone.

    My Panda Snowbear has a double ear infection! He's on 5 medications. He's so uncomfortable--constantly shaking his head, scratching his ears, and yelping. My poor baby bear. It makes me sad. :(