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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    Tuesday, September 14, 2010

    From Pin-up Girl to Havin' Baby Girls

    Remember Amber? She came in for a Pin-up & Boudoir Session a while back.
    (Here's a photo from her previous session:)

    Well, now Amber has returned, and this time she is pregnant with a baby girl! I'm so happy for her and her family. This is a special blessing for them.

    For her Maternity Session, Amber reprised the beautiful purple flower she wore in her hair during her Pin-up Session.

    Photo #1: "The Warm Belly." I think Amber looks gorgeous and natural in this shot.

    Photo #2: "The Warm Belly II." I couldn't decide between the black and white image or this color image. I love them both!

    Photo #3: "I Spy With My Little Eye." A little boy who was supposed to lay his head on his mommy's belly and keep his eyes closed. But whatever! This shot was cute and worked! Sometimes 2 year olds will work with you and sometimes not. He was actually a pretty good listener, one of the best! :)

    Photo #4: "The Look Back." We had the fan blowing for this shot, which worked quite well for us because we both were going through HOT FLASHES.

    Photo #5: "Smells Like Roses." We caught him just in time for this photo. The little guy did not want to sit and "smell the roses." He was on the move. He had things to do. But I was able to snap this shot just before he slid down to the floor...

    Photo #6: "Kiss Mommy's Belly." What more can ask of a boy who's soon to become Big Brother? He's got a lot weighing on his mind, ya know?

    Photo #7: "Hearts and Footsies." Showing the love between Mother and Father and the love and anticipation they both share for their unborn baby = Tender.

    Photo #8: "Hawaiian Shirts." You should have seen when the little guy had on his shades--he was too cool for TV!

    Be sure to vote for your favorite photo so that Amber can receive her free 8x10 print. The winning photo needs only 10 votes! Post your vote by clicking on the "Comments" link below.

    Monday, September 13, 2010

    Whoa! What a Monster.

    That's my baby, Panda Snow Bear, given a great big yawn to the camera. He's so used to being my "model" that he's pretty bored with it. He sure looks ferocious though, huh?

    Sunday, September 12, 2010

    Is Anyone Else Excited...

    ...about Vanessa Williams being on Desperate Housewives this season!? I love it! They always needed a sexy Black woman on that street.

    Now they need to add a gorgeous, sexy Asian woman....hmm who could it be? Maybe Tia Carrere or Lucy Liu?



    Oh, and I came across this cute pin-up style promo of the gals while on my Google search:

    You can guess where I'll be Sept. 26th, 9pm.