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Photosanity for Parents! | Pasadena, Glendale, & Los Angeles Family Photographer

Frustrated and overwhelmed with all your photos?  Take the photosanity workshop for parents!

Do you love taking photos of your kids but are frustrated with the results?  Do you have thousands of photos on your hard drive but don’t know what to do with them?

Check out the photosanity workshop, an amazing online workshop for parents that will help you not just take better photos, but get a handle on organizing, editing, and sharing them too!

The workshop is taught by NYC family photographer and mom Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick.  And guess what?  I’ve just been brought on board to be one of the mentors!  I’m super excited about being a part of this program, so I would love to have you join me!

Plus, you can use coupon code BSP20 to get a 20% discount off the photosanity bundle which starts on January 31!

Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, Los Angeles Children's Photographer

Evan - Great idea! You’re a great mentor, and I’m sure lots of parents would like you to teach them how to take beautiful photos of their kiddos.January 10, 2012 – 7:18 am

Holiday Portrait Sessions 2011! | South Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, Arcadia, & LA Child & Family Portrait Photographer

Now announcing 2011 Holiday Portrait Sessions!

Our special holiday sessions are the perfect type of photo shoot for you if you’d like some new photos for holiday cards and gifts, if you’re looking for updated family portraits, or if you want to capture a new milestone in your child’s life.  This is a great opportunity to try us out if you’ve liked what you’ve seen on the blog but haven’t found the time to arrange for a portrait session with us.

What are holiday sessions?  They are 30-minute portrait sessions at a beautiful park in Pasadena for up to 5 family members.  These special sessions will be available on only two Sunday afternoons: October 23 and November 6.  Each date has just a few session times available.  With this session, you’ll get a planning consultation, and within 10 business days of your session, you’ll get to see up to 10 images, all individually and fully retouched, during a phone ordering session.  No minimum purchase required.  Your portrait session can be any of the following types: children, baby, family, maternity, seniors, engagement, day after, or anniversary.  We’re excited to work with you!

Book your session by Tuesday, October 11, 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!  Your spot will be reserved when we receive your payment.  Spots are first-come, first-served, so book now!

If you prefer the custom experience of a full portrait session with Bamboo Shoots Photography, contact us to book your session today!

South Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, Arcadia family holiday mini sessions 2011 (child / baby portrait photography in San Marino, Altadena, La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles)

La Canada Flintridge, San Gabriel Valley, San Marino Child & Family Portrait Photographer | Luxury Flush-Mount Albums

It’s been a while since I’ve featured one of our beautiful products on the blog.  I’m absolutely in love with these gorgeous luxury flush-mount albums.  This particular album showcases one of my favorite family portrait sessions ever.  You can check out the South Pasadena, Arcadia, Altadena family & child portrait photos with Evan and his yellow lab puppy here.

These lovely family heirlooms are wrapped in a soft, luxurious leather cover with your favorite image on the cover.  You can get them as a 10×10 album, a terrific size for displaying in your home, or as a 5×5, perfect as a gift for grandparents and easy to carry around for sharing with family and friends.  Either size album will have a minimum of 20 sides.

La Canada Flintridge, San Gabriel Valley, San Marino child & family portrait photography luxury flush-mount albums (South Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank baby portrait photos)
Your gorgeous portrait session images are either digitally matted like this …
La Canada Flintridge, San Gabriel Valley, San Marino child & family portrait photography luxury flush-mount albums (South Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank baby portrait photos)
… or printed flush to the edges when the image allows it.  The simple, clean design really lets your images shine.
La Canada Flintridge, San Gabriel Valley, San Marino child & family portrait photography luxury flush-mount albums (South Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank baby portrait photos)
The sturdy, thick pages lay flat when opened, and the leather cover is so soft and supple, I just want to lay my head on it.
La Canada Flintridge, San Gabriel Valley, San Marino child & family portrait photography luxury flush-mount albums (South Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank baby portrait photos)
La Canada Flintridge, San Gabriel Valley, San Marino child & family portrait photography luxury flush-mount albums (South Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank baby portrait photos)
La Canada Flintridge, San Gabriel Valley, San Marino child & family portrait photography luxury flush-mount albums (South Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank baby portrait photos)

If you’re a current client interested in finding out more about these albums, feel free to contact me with any questions, and I would also be happy to show you a sample in person!

And to learn more about getting beautiful photos of your family, call us at (626) 298-2946, or e-mail truc@bambooshootsphoto.com.

Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank High School & College Senior Portrait Photographer | Post-Processing: Before & After

It’s been a while since I’ve done a post-processing Before & After post, so it’s a good time for another one!  I fully edit all images that show up on the blog and all prints and products that go to my clients.  That way, my clients get their beautiful images looking the best they can.  If you missed the first post-processing Before & After post, check it out here!

Today I’m going to go over an image from one of my Pasadena senior portrait sessions.  Senior sessions are a great opportunity to let your personality shine, and fashion is one perfect way to do that.  I love the orange wrap that this senior wore.  It’s such a striking point of interest for her photos.

Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, LA, San Gabriel Valley high school / college senior photos (junior photos)

All the steps in this post have a standard sharpening that I do for all blog images.  Below is the image straight out of the camera.  As you can tell, she thinks I’m very funny.

Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, LA high school / college senior photos (junior photos)

Although I liked the photo in color, I really wanted to emphasize the contrast in the photo, and turning it black and white highlighted that contrast well.

San Gabriel Valley, LA, Glendale, Burbank high school / college senior photos (junior photos)

Next I added a bit of extra contrast and warmth in Photoshop to really make the image pop.

Long Beach, Pomona, Torrance, LA, Pasadena high school / college senior photos (junior photos)

Finally, I wanted to draw more attention to her face and make the background less distracting, so I did a little cropping of the sides and bottom.  And this is the final result!

Arcadia, Alhambra, Azusa, LA, San Gabriel Valley high school / college senior photos (junior photos)

Marci - Her laughter jumps OUT at us and brings us into the moment…with her and you. The moment has been captured and expressed beautifully! And contagious…makes me feel like laughing too.May 15, 2011 – 8:02 am

Evan - I love the way you emphasized her face. The contrast between the subject and the background makes it easy to see where you wanted to focus the attention of the viewer, but the spacious background adds some interest and a sense of depth.May 12, 2011 – 1:21 pm

May - Beautiful smile!May 10, 2011 – 9:28 am

Spring Mini Sessions 2011! | Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank & LA Family & Child Portrait Photographer

Spring Mini Sessions are here for 2011!

With Easter, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day coming up, what better gift is there than precious keepsake photographs of your kids and your family?

Mini sessions are the perfect type of photo shoot for you if you’d just like some updated family portraits, if you want to capture a special milestone in your child’s life, or if you want some new spring photos just in time for Easter, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day.  We can even focus your session on special Mommy and Me or Daddy and Me portraits.  If you’ve liked what you’ve seen on the blog but haven’t found the time to arrange for a portrait session with us, then this is your chance!  Mini sessions are fun and casual and are a terrific opportunity to try us out.

What are mini sessions?  They are 30-minute portrait sessions at a beautiful park in Pasadena for up to 5 family members.  These special mini sessions will be available on only three Saturday afternoons: March 12, March 19, and April 2.  Each date has just a few session times available.  Pick a date and a collection, and within 10 business days of your session, you’ll get to see up to 10 images, all individually and fully retouched, in a private online gallery.  No minimum purchase required.

Book your session by Thursday, March 3, and get a free 8×10 print with your collection!

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!  Choose a collection, and your spot will be reserved when we receive your payment.  Spots are first-come, first-served, so book now!

If you prefer the custom experience of a full portrait session with Bamboo Shoots Photography, contact us to book your session today!

Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, LA family spring mini sessions 2011, child & baby portrait photography

Let’s Have Coffee!

Come join us for a cup of coffee (or tea!) at a nearby Pasadena or San Marino coffee shop this Saturday, November 13!

We’d love to get to know you and find out what you’re looking to get out of a portrait session.  Learning more about you will help us customize your portrait session to showcase you and your loved ones—and what you love to do together—in the best way possible.  We’ll show you our fabulous photo products, and we can answer any questions you might have about Bamboo Shoots Photography.  And we’ll be delighted to schedule your portrait session right then and there.  Love to bake?  We’ll set up an awesome cookie-baking session in your own kitchen.  Love playing board games?  We’ll set up a shoot for a fun and playful family tournament.

So come join us this Saturday, November 13!  All you have to do is e-mail us at truc@bambooshootsphoto.com, call (626) 298-2946, or click on the CONTACT link on the menu at the top!

Pasadena / San Marino / Glendale / LA family & baby portrait photographer says let's have coffee!

Evan - Sign me up!November 10, 2010 – 9:27 am

Portsmouth Photographer - Nice idea to attract new customers- new approach well done- love the coffee shot- GrantNovember 10, 2010 – 7:53 am

Last call for Holiday Mini Sessions 2010! | Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank & LA Family & Child Portrait Photographer

This Saturday, October 30, is the last day for our 2010 Holiday Mini Sessions!  There is just ONE SPOT LEFT, so if you want it, e-mail me at truc@bambooshootsphoto.com or call (626) 298-2946 asap!  Or just click on the CONTACT link on the menu at the top!  The mini portrait session will be this Saturday, October 30, at a gorgeous Pasadena park.

If you’re looking to get some new family portraits just in time for the holidays, or you just want to try us out, this is the perfect photo session for you.  It’s fun and affordable, and what better way is there to get beautiful family photos for your holiday cards?  For more details on our Holiday Mini Session Special for 2010, click here!  There’s only one spot left, so contact us ASAP to grab it!

No post is complete without a photo, so here’s one more to remember the summer by.

Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, LA holiday mini session special 2010 | Family & child portrait photography

Evan - He looks so excited to go swimming! I loved doing these mini sessions–looking forward to this last one on Saturday!October 27, 2010 – 5:23 pm

Holiday Mini Sessions 2010! | Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank & LA Family & Child Portrait Photographer

Announcing Bamboo Shoots Photography’s first Holiday Mini Session Special for 2010!

If you’ve been thinking of booking a Bamboo Shoots Photography session but haven’t found time to arrange one, this is a great opportunity to try us out.  Have you liked what you’ve seen on the blog and wished that you had Bamboo Shoots Photography portraits of your own?  This is your chance to get a taste of a portrait session with us.  Maybe you just want a few beautiful photos of your family for the holidays.  Or perhaps you’d like to mark a new milestone.  Or maybe you’ve recently had a session with us but you’d love to have some new photos for your holiday cards or to celebrate a recent big event or accomplishment.  This is the perfect type of photo shoot for you.

What are mini sessions?  They are 30-minute portrait sessions at a specified outdoor location in Pasadena (location selected by Bamboo Shoots Photography) for up to 5 family members.  These special mini sessions will be available on only three Saturday afternoons in October: October 9, October 23, and October 30.  Each date has just a few session times available.  Pick a date and a collection, and within 10 business days of your session, you’ll get to see 8-10 images, all individually and fully retouched, in a private online gallery.  No minimum purchase required.

Book your session by Tuesday, September 28, and get a free 8×10 print with your collection!

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!  Choose a collection, and your spot will be reserved when we receive your payment.  Spots are first-come, first-served, so book now!

If you prefer the custom experience of a full portrait session with Bamboo Shoots Photography (you choose the location), contact us to book your session soon!  There are a few dates still open for 2010.

For the holidays, we’re offering custom holiday cards for all of our past and future clients.  We have some beautiful holiday card designs available this year.  If you’ve had a recent portrait session and you’d like custom holiday cards featuring your gorgeous images from Bamboo Shoots Photography, please e-mail us by November 12 to order!

Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, LA family / child portrait photography holiday mini session special 2010

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Willow - Gingerbread and pumpkin spices? Those are my favorite! My gosh, these packages sound like total steals. Count me in. This’ll make for a really good present for my niece and newborn.September 28, 2010 – 11:52 pm

Julie J - this looks awesome!! I hope there are still spots left. I’m going to contact you right now to grab a spot.September 28, 2010 – 2:20 pm

May - I am glad I just finished my breakfast : )September 22, 2010 – 10:15 am

Evan - Peppermint? Pumpkin? Gingerbread? You have a thing with making people hungry. But your mini-sessions sound like awesome deals!September 21, 2010 – 11:11 pm