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, May 27, 2010

    Breaking News...

    (Update: Don't worry guys. I'm not rockin' the split-ends anymore. I've had a few hair cuts since this photo was taken. LOL.)

    Yes, after many years, I've finally joined the "Bride to Be" club!!!! Whoop whoop, yeah baby, work it, work it!!

    So here's the nitty on the gritty:

    My boyfriend, Willie, and I were out and about when all of a sudden it started raining. I made a dash for the car. As I was about to shut the car door, Willie shouted, "Wait"! I turned to look at him and saw that he was in the process of getting down on one knee. He pulled a Ring Pop out of his jacket pocket and began his "speech".

    (He proposed with a Ring Pop like this):

    I have to be honest. My first reaction was: "Hey, where's the real ring? Is this the really-real proposal?" The reason I felt this way was because we've been together since high school, and he's "proposed" before--but we were too young back then. But it turned out that this was the REAL proposal and the real ring was actually being sized.

    By the way: He actually did end up proposing all over again once he placed the official ring on my finger...this time he did it in front of my mom! The poor guy had to propose like 3 times! LOL!

    So, I've been in a "happy place" for a couple weeks now. I'll definitely be keeping you up to date on this new and exciting milestone in my life.

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    Pinks, Pearls, and Puffy Cheeks

    Meet Zoe. Zoe has been to the studio before (as shown in the above maternity photo) but she wanted to come in again to be the solo star of her own personal photo session. So we gave her a Newborn Session!

    The goal during this newborn session was to have Zoe sleep the whole time, but that wasn't her plan. Miss Zoe stayed awake and fussed almost the whole session. We ended up having to cut the session short and schedule a round 2. Between the two sessions, we ended up with some great shots.

    Here's a fab Baby Announcement we created so Zoe's parents could show her off to fam and friends:



    Photo #1: "The Princess and the Pea"
    Miss Zoe did not want to close her eyes! She was so interested in what was going on. But that's okay, because this photo is just darling! By the way, our original idea was to have Zoe booty-naked on the towels, but then she left us a little "surprise". Mom cleaned up and then we decided a diaper would work just as well.

    Photo #2: "Oh what a tooshie!"
    This photo was achieved during the 2nd session--when Zoe finally cooperated with us! Tee. Hee.

    Zoe is coming in for her next photo session in a couple of months. So stay tuned.

    You can vote for your favorite photo (Photo #1 or Photo #2) so that Zoe's parents can receive their free 8x10 print. The winning photo needs only 10 votes! Post your vote by clicking on the "Comments" link below.