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    Hi there and welcome to my blog! Thanks for stopping by! Here you will find recent photos of my fabulous clients, and probably some of my kids too. Ok, well I try to keep the kids to a minimum, but sometimes I can't resist.
    I love photographing people, whether it is an important event like a wedding, or just everyday family life. I like to think of my camera as a little magic box with which I can capture memories so you can hold onto them for always.
    Hope you will stay awhile, relax, and enjoy!

RAW Plus JPEG in Black and White – Cool Camera Feature

I am constantly learning about photography.  I think it is one of the reasons I am so drawn to it.  There is always more to learn.  Ways to be better at this craft.  I learned a new feature on my Canon DSLR the other day that I think is pretty cool.  Set your camera (assuming it has this capability) to capture both RAW and JPEG files.  Then change the JPEG profile to black and white.  Then when I take a picture it captures two photos, one in color (RAW) and one in black and white (JPEG).

Yes, I know I can convert my RAW photos into black and white in Lightroom or Photoshop, or my favorite black and white software, NIK Silver Efex Pro.  I do this often, as I love black and white photography.  However, using this cool function when I am shooting, gives me real time information about my photos in black and white (via the screen on the back of my camera).  I can focus on getting better black and white photos.  Plus, saves a step in the post processing stage.

Here is a picture of Zoey that I took using this sweet feature, and edited only in iPhoto:


For more information about RAW vs. JPEG file types, check out SLR Lounges’ Blog Post:  RAW vs JPEG (JPG)

  • erin - January 5, 2013 - 3:08 pm

    side by side I can’t decide which one I like better. But where’s the cup of coffee?ReplyCancel

Sagebiel Family Portraits | Nevada City

I have been super busy with family portraits, after all “Tis the Season”!  I encouraged my clients to book early this year to take advantage of the beautiful autumn weather and colors.  The Sagebiels did just that.  These portraits were taken at their home in Nevada City, which was surrounded by beautiful trees with fall colors.  But really, what is MORE important than the backdrop, are the subjects.  That is the focus.  The real reason for the photographs.  The Sagebiels were awesome to work with.  I loved capturing these intimate moments for them.  Their daughter is growing up so fast.  All children do, don’t they.  But they will have these moments, these portraits to remember the now, the present.

Kim is an author (Kim Culbertson) and also wanted to have some new headshot portraits for her work…  lovely:)

  • rich - December 4, 2012 - 5:33 pm

    these are such beautiful portraits! you captured such great moments smiles and brought out such great smiles during this session!!ReplyCancel

  • erin - December 5, 2012 - 9:50 am

    I know these people, grin… fabulous photos Georgette.ReplyCancel

Pierson Family Portraits | Old Sacramento

Do you ever go to Old Sacramento over the holidays?  It is so festive.  There are Christmas trees all over and it just generally seems to put you in the holiday mood!

Also, a great spot for family portraits this time of year.  The portraits below are from a recent session with my cousin Doug and his wife Gayle and their kids, all grown up now.  Doug’s son, David, is enlisted and currently stationed back east.  However, he was on leave for 10 days and he and his wife Sarra came to California for  Thanksgiving.  David is about to get shipped off for a tour in Afghanistan very soon.  So everyone was so happy that he could come home.  It was awesome to see him and meet his new wife.

Gayle and Doug, hope you all had a rockin Thanksgiving!  hugs, G

Family Portrait Party, Part 2 | Rancho Murieta, CA

Hi all, hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday, and were able to spend time with those most important to you.  Now that I am back at my desk, I thought I should share Part 2 of the Portrait Party that was hosted by the fabulous Marissa.  The Portrait Party took place at a public park near Marissa’s home.  There were snacks and refreshments and since the families all knew each other or had some connection, it really was like a party.  People were still hanging out, having a good time, even when we departed:)

Marissa, for coordinating and hosting the party, received a free portrait session.  Plus she received credit towards prints and other fabulous products, such as wall art and image folios, as a result of the success of the Portrait Party.  If this is something you might be interested in, please let us know.  We would love to share more details with you!!!


  • erin - November 27, 2012 - 11:37 am

    Oh Georgette these are all so fabulous, love that you could capture each family’s beauty, they all shine.ReplyCancel

Holiday Card Season

It is that time of year again…the holidays.  It came so fast.  I can hardly believe that next week is Thanksgiving.  Time for holiday cheer and Christmas Cards!  I love doing Christmas cards for my clients.  I had one unexpected client this year, my good friend Erin, who is also a photographer as well as a maker of hand crafted cards (Homemade Cards by Erin).

You might think it would be easy for her to put together a card.  She has all the skills:) However, there are two primary reasons why hiring a photographer is worth considering:

#1:  It is hard to be in the picture and take the picture.  I know I have tried.

#2.  You can have custom cards, made just for you, in a speedy fashion (without spending hours and hours doing it yourself, particularly if you are sending 150 cards as Erin is).















Until next time:)


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