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Spa Alaniz {Northern & Central California Commercial Photography Services}

A good friend of mine owns Spa Alaniz in the Worldmark Wyndham Resort in Windsor, CA (also open to the public!). I was so happy that we were able to update her photos while I was in town. These ladies had so much fun taking photos with the big sign out front… and we had plenty of attention from driver’s passing by and honking their compliments. Oy! 


They even climbed up there!  : )

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And what would a wine country spa be without a little wine?

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What do you do with your photos?

I think I’ve said it before, photos are my memories. They are my way of keeping records, my souvenirs from vacations, and my gift to myself on birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. Looking back through our photo albums floods me with recollections of both the special and the ordinary moments of our life. The way I felt at the time, the conversations we had, the smells, the music, the food – all of that is somehow frozen within a photograph.

Once of my commitments as a professional photographer is to encourage my clients to share their photos freely. Many photographers shoot photos and then include only a handful of images to clients to keep – unless, of course, they want to pay an arm and a leg to buy all of the digital images. As a photographer, as a mother, and as someone who loves photos, I am not a fan of this way of business. My session fee always includes a CD of the finished images for personal use. No additional fees to me, no strings attached. The truth is, I personally wouldn’t go to a photographer that doesn’t allow me to keep my digital negatives. The way I see it, these are my memories and I believe they are mine to keep. My photo business is built on this idea.

Do you have a blog or a web page? Share on Facebook? Frame every favorite? Are you a scrapbooker or do you prefer traditional albums? Do you simply save your photos and plan to sort them out once your children are grown and you have more time to reflect on the moments & memories?

Honestly, I do a little bit of all of the above. I save almost every photo I take. I have a family blog where I share most of the details of our day-to-day adventures. From there, I place my favorites in a very simple scrapbook. And the best also get shared on Facebook.

How about you? Where do your photos end up?

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T’was the Season!

I hope you’ve all enjoyed wonderful holidays with your loved ones. I want to take a moment to thank all of my 2009 clients – it’s really been a privilege to get to know you all and to play a part in capturing your family history, whatever stage it may be in.

I also want to acknowledge that I have fallen off the blogging wagon here – I apologize for getting so behind. New baby + the holidays has made for a busy couple of months and the blogging definitely took a hit. And look at that, we’ve reached the end of 2009! I’ve gone back and blogged just a few of my end-of-the-year photo sessions so you can see what I’ve been up to! Scroll down to see some familiar faces!

I have some exciting things planned for 2010 and some great projects in the works. Please check back in soon for updates (and I’ll work on not neglecting the blog so there are actually things to see here!).

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Personal: 8 Months Pregnant

My husband took this photo for me… I realized that I’ve never made an official announcement to my photo clients – we’re having a second child! I’m due with a baby boy next month and currently enjoying my last few weeks of calm before we enter the world of two children.

I will not be booking any August or September photo sessions, but will likely pick back up in October and November for any holiday photos you’d like to have done. However, as we will be adjusting to life with a newborn, my schedule will likely be very full. If you’d like to get an appointment on the books, please contact me right away.

I’ll share portraits of our new little guy as soon as I can… I am so excited about having a new face to photograph!

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Katie & Matt: Engaged!

This fun couple brought along their dog, Owen, who wandered in and out of the photos at his leisure. There’s nothing like a hound dog.

These two are baseball fans, which added up to some fun shots on the field and in the dugout. I love it!

It was a pleasure meeting and working with you both! Congratulations on your engagement!

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Sara: Pregnant!

Sara is my oldest and closest friend, and she is expecting a baby! We had so much fun shooting her maternity portraits. I may be biased, but I think she’s the cutest pregnant person I’ve ever seen. I can’t wait to photograph the baby!

We even convinced the dad-to-be to jump in a photo, too!

So gorgeous! So wonderful! So meant to be a mom!

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Brynn is another beautiful 2008 graduate that I had the pleasure of photographing this year. She was so much fun – up for anything and also came prepared with her own ideas for the shoot! I love how her photos turned out and I hope she does, too!

Congratulations, Brynn!

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Desiree: Senior Portraits!

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation, Desiree! You made my job look easy with these gorgeous Senior Portraits! Enjoy!

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The "M" Family

Another great family and what is becoming my favorite location in Hanford!

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Mia – Two Year Old Portraits

Big blue eyes, sweet little-girl curls. I have the best “job” ever! Happy Birthday, Mia!

Time for some peek-a-boo!

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    Jodie Bissig is a portrait photographer in the Northern and Central California areas. Please visit the contact page to book your engagement, maternity, newborn, child, or family portraits.

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