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Spring Mini Sessions in Pasadena! | Altadena, Pasadena, San Marino Child & Family Portrait Photographer

We’re happy to announce spring mini sessions in Pasadena on Saturday, May 6!  We’d love to help you get some fun new photos of your family for the spring season.  Book your session by Tuesday, April 25, and get a free 8×10 print!

The spots are limited, so book your session today by e-mailing truc@bambooshootsphoto.com or calling (626) 298-2946!  Or just click on the CONTACT link on the menu at the top!

 

Altadena, Pasadena, San Marino Child & Family Portrait Photography | 4-Year-Old Girl

Bridal Open House at the Caltech Athenaeum! | Pasadena, Glendale, Altadena Wedding Photography

This Sunday, January 29, the Caltech Athenaeum is holding its annual Bridal Open House!  If you or someone you know is an Ath member, please come join us at the Ath’s bridal show on Sunday from 1:30-4:00 pm, and be sure to visit Bamboo Shoots Photography’s booth!

Here’s me at Caltech, hoping to see you there!

 

Alhambra, Altadena, San Marino Wedding Photography

Holiday Portrait Sessions! | South Pasadena & Arcadia Child & Family Portrait Photographer

Announcing 2016 holiday mini sessions!  We’re currently offering holiday mini sessions in Pasadena on Saturday, November 5, and we’d love to photograph you and your family!  These mini sessions are perfect if you’re looking for some updated photos of your family right in time for the holidays.  Book your session by Tuesday, October 4, and get a free 8×10 print!

The spots are limited, so book your session today by e-mailing truc@bambooshootsphoto.com or calling (626) 298-2946!  Or just click on the CONTACT link on the menu at the top!

 

Laguna Niguel child & family portrait photography | 3-year-old & 6-year-old kids

Featured on CeremonyMagazine.com! | Pasadena, Arcadia, Alhambra Wedding Photography

I’m so excited to announce that Ginille & Kenny’s beautiful wedding is featured today on CeremonyMagazine.com!  We were also featured in the print form of Ceremony Magazine a few months ago, and I’m absolutely thrilled at all the attention this wedding has received!

Glendale, Altadena, San Marino Wedding Photography

To learn more about working with us for your wedding day, call us at (626) 298-2946, or e-mail truc@bambooshootsphoto.com.

Featured on Ebony.com and Munaluchi Bridal! | Irvine & Newport Beach Wedding Photographer

I’m so excited!  Ginille & Kenny’s gorgeous wedding is featured today on Ebony.com and Munaluchi Bridal!

Check out the full feature here for more about their proposal and wedding in Ginille and Kenny’s own words.  I adore what Ginille said about Kenny: “Kenny is my very best friend and lover (what an amazing combination!).  He is the kindest person I have ever met and he makes me laugh every single day.  He pushes me to be a better me, loves me unconditionally, and also lets me kiss him about 200 times per day.  I am so happy to call him my husband.”

To learn more about working with us for your wedding day, call us at (626) 298-2946, or e-mail truc@bambooshootsphoto.com.

South Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank Family Portrait Photography | Garfield Park Sessions Spring 2012

Garfield Park Portrait Sessions are here for 2012!  This is the very first time Bamboo Shoots Photography is offering these sessions.  I love Garfield Park—it’s expansive, beautiful, and just wonderfully kid- and family-friendly.  It’s definitely one of my favorite parks in Pasadena.  These special sessions will take place on Sunday, April 22, and there are only a few spots left—first come, first served!

Photosanity workshop participants will get $50 off the session fee if booked by March 30, so there are only 3 days left to get the discount!

If you’ve been wanting some updated family portraits, or you want to capture a new milestone in your child’s life, I don’t want you to miss out on the discount!  If you’re thinking about it and you have any questions at all, please feel free to e-mail me at truc@bambooshootsphoto.com or call me at (626) 298-2946.

Patricia Frost - Hi there, I have a birthday party for my 4yr old on June 3rd. Can you do the shots? Its in Burbank ca at 2:00. and for 2 hours. If you have time; how much is your rate? THanks, TrishApril 27, 2012 – 8:30 am

Tips for Getting Kids (Especially Siblings!) to Cooperate – Photosanity | Huntington Beach & Newport Beach Children’s Photographer

As many of you know, I mentor for Photosanity, an online workshop that helps parents take better photos of their kids and get a handle on organizing, editing, and sharing those photos!

This week’s lesson is on how to get your children to cooperate in front of the camera, something that a lot of parents struggle with!  The lesson is filled with all kinds of tips and strategies.  Below are my favorite tips for photographing siblings and groups of kids.  Most of the time, I take the approach of playing down the fact that I’m taking photos.  I love capturing kids interacting when they don’t even notice I’m there.  It allows me to get the most natural expressions and candid moments.

Tip #1: Have them play a game.  If they’re older, then a fun board game can be great—pick something that you know will make them laugh.  For younger kids, try hand-clapping games like patty cake or have them do a few rounds of Ring Around the Rosie and London Bridge.

Here’s one of my favorite children’s portraits from a day at Huntington Beach celebrating at a 5-year-old’s beach birthday party.  These two boys were completely oblivious to me as they played patty cake.  I especially love the orange Cheetos fingers!

Huntington Beach / Newport Beach child photography portrait (kids' birthday party, Long Beach & Corona Del Mar, 5-year-olds)

Tip #2: Give ‘em some colored chalk and get them out on the sidewalk!  Kids, chalk, and sidewalks are a terrific combination and full of photo opportunities, with the added bonus that you can photograph their finished product!  Ideally you’ll want them working on the same drawing—have them come up with an idea for a drawing together, or you can come up with one as a new, exciting challenge for them.

Tip #3: And while they’re on the sidewalk, don’t forget about hopscotch, jump rope, and a big sidewalk version of tic-tac-toe!  These games will keep them active and having a good time, but not moving around so much that you can’t capture the moments.

I’ll be blogging about future workshop lessons so be sure to “like” me on Facebook to get the latest updates!

Five Triggers That Will Improve Your Photos – Photosanity | Arcadia & Pasadena Engagement Session Photographer

When I’m not photographing gorgeous weddings or sweet family portraits, I mentor for Photosanity, an online workshop that helps parents take better photos of their kids and get a handle on organizing, editing, and sharing those photos!

The workshop just started last week, and this week’s lesson is about what to look for to get the best photos.  We talk about five triggers that can really make a difference in your photography: emotion, significance, light, composition, and environment.

Below is a favorite photo of mine from my latest engagement session!

I adore how much love and tenderness Ginille and Kenny portray in this image (emotion).  Looking at it just makes me smile every time.  We chose a spot in open shade (light) and took advantage of the sun being low enough in the sky to come just over the brick wall, creating lovely hair light.  I placed them off-center in the frame, with Kenny at one of the vertical “thirds” (composition), and of course, we were celebrating their engagement (significance)!

Arcadia / Pasadena engagement session photography / Los Angeles wedding photography / Altadena

I’ll be blogging about future workshop lessons so be sure to “like” me on Facebook to get the latest updates!

Marci - Beautiful example with such a wonderfully composed, interesting perspective and well naturally designed photo! Great lesson for us all!!February 10, 2012 – 6:47 am