Picking out a location for your photoshoot means you have some control of what your photos will look like. If you like my light and airy style, you will want to find a location with lots of light colors and sky. If you like a more colorful background, you might pick a location with lots of trees, flowers or buildings. The studio where I do my indoor sessions is all white (including the floor and ceiling) so it's perfect for the soft dreamy newborn or maternity sessions. Choose from the list below for you or your family and let me know as soon as possible which one you love so we can finish your booking process.
Beeks Bight, Folsom Lake, Granite Bay
This location has big boulders and a view of the lake. Morning sessions will typically have more lake views and evening sessions will have more boulder views. In the spring (around March-April) you will see lots of purple lupine flowers in this area if the lake is low.
Blue Oaks Park, Roseville
This location is perfect for large groups. There is a large open field and lots of fallen logs for sitting portraits. The best time of the year to do your session here is in the spring and fall. There are no restrooms at this location, and a short 5 minute walk from the parking area.
Folsom Castle Park, Folsom
One of my favorite locations to do family sessions is at this park. There are so many options here. This log is perfect for any sized family. There are fields nearby, giant oak trees, a pond in the spring, tons of natural flowers and a bridge for walking portraits.
Roseville Studio Location, Roseville
This studio has the best lighting in town. I love the two windows that let in morning and afternoon light. The floor and ceiling are also white which reflect perfect skin tones. This is the perfect space for your maternity, newborn or winter/summer sessions. Furniture is also available for a different environment. Extra fees apply for the rental of the space.
Mormon Island Wetlands, Folsom
There are plenty of colors in the fall here, but one of the prettiest trees grows just off the trail to the left of the entrance to the parking lot. Parking fees are required here. No restrooms are available.
Serrano Pond Park, El Dorado Hills
Serrano Pond Park is located by the El Dorado Hills library. It's a large park with a gazebo, pond, waterfall, bridges, trees and grassy areas and also some buildings. This is a great place to get a wide variety of photos of your family. You will love the colors here in the fall!
Coyote Pond Park, Lincoln
This park is beautiful morning and evening. You can walk all around the park finding little hidden areas that make beautiful backgrounds for your portraits. There are not restrooms at this location.
Jensen Botanical Gardens, Carmichael
The Jensen Botanical Gardens offers a wide variety of settings for your portraits. This beautiful Olive orchard, rose gardens, tulips in the spring, a couple of bridges and redwood trees. The perfect little area for any size group. There is a porta-potty at this park.
Bass Lake, El Dorado Hills
This little park at the entrance to Bass Lake has a lot of beautiful trees, fields and boulders, It's beautiful in the morning or in the evening. There are no restrooms at this area, so please come prepared.
Auburn State Rec Area
Auburn State Rec area has multiple bridges, a beautiful river and paths for your family portraits. It's located about 15 minutes from downtown Auburn off of hwy 80. There are restrooms located at the parking lot.
Sacramento Capitol Gardens
The capitol gardens has a wide variety of areas to do a professional profile, family session or wedding portraits. There is a rose garden, a desert garden and this really pretty view of the capitol. When the capitol building is not under construction, the steps and pillars are a stunning background for your portraits.
Secret Neighborhood location, Placerville
Placerville offers some beautiful farms and roadside settings. This little setting is in a private neighborhood but it's off the side of the road and perfect for a family who is dying for those amazing fall colors.
Pine O Mine, Placerville
This little apple farm has beautiful apple orchards, this gorgeous view of the Placerville valley and a pond. You have to make reservations here ahead of time, so check with the farm to make sure your date is available. There are no restrooms at this area.
Starfield Vineyards, Placerville
This is the perfect location for your engagement, family portraits, couples portraits or even wedding portraits. It has a beautiful view of the pond, a flower tunnel, vineyards and trails through the trees. You have to reserve wine tasting to use this venue, so that's also a fun perk!
Lotus Park, Coloma
Coloma is located between Auburn and Placerville. It's a bit of a drive, but has a a beautiful park with a sandy beach area to take photos. The backdrop is so dreamy. I would recommend a morning session for this park.
American River Park, Gold River
This location is located between Hazel and Sunrise along the American River. There is a short 5 minute walk to this location, so wearing walking shoes and then changing into heals is more comfortable. Restrooms are located at the park entrance.
Land Park, Sacramento
Land Park is right next to the Sacramento Zoo. It has a beautiful little rock garden that has winding paths, wood fences and a variety of plants and trees. It's the perfect spot for families who live south of Sacramento.
Folsom Outlet Area, Folsom
The park across from the Folsom Outlets is the perfect space for large groups or intimate family portraits. It has plenty of oak trees, trails and long fields of grass. The light at sunset is perfect and make the most beautiful background for your family portrait.
Maidu Community Park, Roseville
Although Maidu park has a lot of sports areas, there are trails with trees and long grass behind all the sports fields. Access to these trails is off of McLaren Drive. There is a short walk to this beautiful location and sunset photos are the best here.
Amos P Catlin Park, Folsom
Sunset pictures here are beautiful and these big boulders are just the size for sitting on for a family with older children. The trees are beautiful and let in just the right amount of light. It's the perfect place for a family portrait in Folsom.
Vintage Vault Gold Country, Auburn
This venue has a fee and is the perfect place for an outdoor photoshoot with furniture. They have a variety of couches and furniture items for rent right on the property. The views are amazing, and the pond is perfect for reflection photos. Sunsets are best at this location. No restrooms are available here.
Downtown Folsom, Folsom
Downtown Folsom offers a wide array of locations for your photoshoot. I love the bridges area behind the Lake Natoma Inn and it's perfect for families, seniors, weddings, engagements and more. The light is perfect about an hour before sunset. Nearby is the Folsom Powerhouse where there is a brick building, white wall and river access for a different look.
North Natomas Regional Park, Natomas
Beautiful pampas grass surrounds this duck pond and is the perfect dreamy setting for your family photos. The walk is about a 5-10 minute walk as this area is around the back of the pond. I recommend either sunrise or sunset sessions here. There are no restrooms at this location.
Park Winters, Winters
Park Winters is a charming wedding venue, but they also rent it out to families when they aren't booked for a wedding. It's a beautiful setting with so many pretty spots to stop and admire the cultured gardens, ponds, fountains, flower gardens and of course the beautiful home. It's a bit of a drive, but worth it!
Placer Vineyards Park, Roseville
There is a beautiful trail through the oak trees to this little spot by the Heritage Neighborhood in Roseville. It has tall grass, an open field (during sunset) and fallen logs to sit on. No restrooms at this location.
Star Lounge, Sacramento
The Star Lounge is located right across from Sutter's Fort in Midtown Sacramento. This lounge is perfect for an engagement photoshoot, couples and even senior portrait. There is a cozy fireplace downstairs in the library, a set of a magnificent curving staircase and pillars outside. The possibilities are endless.