Category Archives: A Day in the Life

My Girl {Kings County Portrait Photographer}

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Yosemite {Central California Nature Photographer}


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Castle {Napa Valley Photographer}

We visited Calistoga’s Castello di Amorosa winery with some friends a few months back. It was such an amazing location and we had a great day. If you’re in the area, definitely stop in.

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(That’s me an my hubby on the right, along with some of our closest friends). 0549 0557 0569


I also used an app called “Waterlogue” to transform some of my pictures into watercolor “paintings.” I love it!

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Yosemite {Central Valley Portrait and Nature Photographer}


It breaks my heart a little bit that it’s been nearly a decade since our last Yosemite trip. It is one of my favorite places and the spot where I first became interested in photography. My dad let me use his camera during a camping trip there and I think I took 13 or 14 rolls of film. It’s the place I credit for beginning my love of photography.

This trip, however, was my first time visiting during Autumn. It was gorgeous.


A little heartbreaking to see the effects of the drought. Dry waterfalls are a little surreal. Let’s hope, pray, and cross our fingers and toes for lots of rain and snow!

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We did see quite a bit of wildlife, including several coyotes. My five-year-old was concerned that “that doggie must have lost his humans!” Eek! Don’t pet the “doggie” please!

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We took a few minutes in a meadow by El Capitan for some pictures. 7132 7141 7150And we sat along the Merced River for a few minutes, just watching the leaves fall and make a splash in the water. So pretty!7158Yosemite in Autumn is beautiful, even during a drought.7191

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We started heading home just before sunset, which gave us a beautiful “grand finale” view of half dome on our way out of the park. 7304 7317

And my kids LOVED the tunnel so much I just had to snap a picture.  : )


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Matthew is a 5 Year Old {Hanford Child Photographer}


Our youngest child turned 5 in September. He is a spunky, funny, social, busy little boy and we adore him.

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Happy birthday, Matthew! We love you!

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Eight {Hanford Lemoore Visalia Portrait Photographer}

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Our daughter turned 8 this year, which in this family means portrait time! We made a day of it, with lunch and some birthday shopping and then a family play day at a park. And, of course, pictures! We are so proud of this little girl and cannot believe she is eight already! Time passes so quickly when you are raising children.

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She is funny and clever and creative and at such a very fun age. And she was so very excited to wear her daddy’s hand-me-down cowboy boots for the photos. {For more details on the quilt she is laying on, please visit my sewing blog here:}.

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I feel so blessed to be her mommy.

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To see more of our personal family photos, click on the link on the right for “a day in the life.

And if you’d like some portraits of your own, please contact Bissig Photography. You can click on the “contact” link at the top of the page or email me at jodie [at] bissigphotography [dot] com.



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My Guy {Hanford Lemoore Visalia Portrait Photographer}

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I just realized I never blogged my own child’s 4-year portraits. He is such a character, such a sweetheart, and such a handful!


Photographing him is always an adventure – he is a very “expressive” child and always making lots of faces to get a laugh.


Luckily he’s also got a great smile.

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Happy (belated) birthday, Matthew! I can’t wait to see what “4” has in store for us!

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If you would like more information about portraits with Bissig Photography in Sonoma County or Kings County, please contact me.

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Ten Years {Central Coast Nature Photographer}

Last weekend, my husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. A decade! Time flies. We headed to the coast for four days, just the two of us. It was restful (I took a three hour nap one afternoon!!) and romantic and fun. Here are a few pictures…

We went on a whale watching boat trip, but sadly didn’t see any whales. We did see lots of other cute faces…



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Sunset at Montana de Oro State Beach…

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And a little comparison… ten years, two kids, six houses, and a lot of laughs…


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My Family {Central Coast Family Portrait Photographer}

My request for Mother’s Day this year was family pictures at the beach. On Sunday afternoon, we set out with some great weather to capture this moment in time. Central Coast and Central Valley Family Portrait Photography Hanford Lemoore Visalia California

Here are my two cuties (ages 7 and 3½) – the faces I adore and the reason I get to celebrate Mother’s Day. So so so grateful.Central Coast and Central Valley Family Portrait Photography Hanford Lemoore Visalia California

I also got to gift my mother-in-law with some updated portraits of her with her son and grandchildren.Central Coast and Central Valley Family Portrait Photography Hanford Lemoore Visalia CaliforniaCentral Coast and Central Valley Family Portrait Photography Hanford Lemoore Visalia California

And, of course, some shots of our little family of four.

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My daughter is this amazing, creative little firecracker. She is already a true artist. She is sensitive and smart and so so so funny. Every day she gets better and better. I’m forever grateful to her for being the one that made me a mommy. I never knew I could adore someone as much as this.

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This crazy boy melts my heart. He is sweet and spunky and loves me like no one else ever has. Mama’s boy indeed! He is logical and mechanically inclined and wildly affectionate. He tells me 20 times a day that he loves me and often appears beside me for a few minutes of cuddles. He is funny and clever and such a “boy!” Morro Bay, CAI really do love being a mom (even when they drive me crazy!) and I absolutely adore my children. I am so blessed to be their mommy.Morro Bay, CAI know I will cherish these photos for the rest of my days. Capturing this moment in time – being a mommy to young children – warms my heart. They’re growing up so very fast and I hope these pictures will be a lifelong reminder of what it feels like to hold both my babies in my arms. I love them with my whole heart for my whole life.

If you would like updated family portraits in Central or Northern California, please contact me!



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My Girl {Hanford Child Portrait Photographer}

This month, my little girl turned 7. And that, my friends, requires portraits! She picked out a pretty blue dress – her favorite color – and I found a spot in Hanford with some pretty turquoise peeling paint.

She is a sensitive, sweet, wild little girl with a major creative streak. She’s been such a blessing to us and I can’t believe she’s already seven years old.

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Happy birthday, peanut! We love you!

Are you ready for a Spring photo session in Kings County or Sonoma County? Please contact Bissig Photography. Gift certificates are also available!

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