Sonora Family Portraits | The Jasmer's | Sonora Photographer

Sonora Family Portraits

The Jasmer's

by Bessie Young Photography | California Photographer

I am beyond thankful to be able to be a photographer and take photos of beautiful families; however, I am even more thankful to be able to call this family mine.

As you all know I have three sisters. This is my oldest sister and her gorgeous family. It is one of the funnest things to take pictures of them all, document their little moments, capture the love between them all, and watch my nieces and nephews grow.

Sonora Family Portraits - Sonora Photographer Bessie Young - Family of 6 posing idea

Each and every person in this gorgeous family is such a beautiful soul on the inside and out. They are full of fun, laughter, and love. They are there for anyone in need, always willing to lend a helping hand or a listening ear. They love beyond measure and treat everyone with the upmost respect.

Sonora Family Portraits - Sonora Photographer Bessie Young - Family of 6 posing idea

I started taking their family portraits a few years ago, prior to me starting my photography business. This family was the very first family that I ever took portraits of. It is so much fun to see the changes in their little faces, as well as see the changes in my photography.

Sonora Family Portraits - Sonora Photographer Bessie Young - 4 sibling posing guide

I am beyond lucky to call this family part of my big family.

Wishing you nothing but the best!

Bessie

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Sonora Fall Family Portraits | Sonora Photographer | The Kerr's

Fall Family Portraits |  The Kerr's

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Sonora Fall Family Portraits | Sonora Photographer Bessie Young

This family is truly gorgeous on the inside and out. Everything about them is amazing. They are full of laughter and love. Their smiles are contagious.

I was so excited when Anne asked me to take her family portraits. You see, I have known Anne and Robbie for quite some time now and I was ecstatic. It has been wonderful watching her little ones grow into beautiful people and it was a true honor to be able to document this moment in time for their gorgeous family.

Everything about this family is amazing. Their smiles, their eyes, their love, their laughter, their personality.

This Sonora Fall Family Portrait Session was just perfect. We started off the session at just the right time during golden hour and ended the session right before the sun went down. This allowed us to get the perfect golden sun on the yellow grass, along with time to catch the sunset colors.

It is one of my favorite things when my families are up to have a little fun. We did a few posed images, and then we did a few fun more lifestyle images.

The most important thing in the world is family and love
— John Wooden

The back country road in the Sonora Foothills made fore the absolute perfect fall family session. It had all the feels of goodness and fall.

The oak leaves were just falling from the trees adding a gorgeous golden layer to the ground. The old country road made for a beautiful contrast of colors, and the Kerr's are fun, adventurous, and up for anything! It was a dream.

Thank you so much Anne and Robbie for allowing me to be your photographer this year.

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Wishing you nothing but beautiful days,

Bessie

 

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Sanger Family Portraits | Grandparent and Grandchildren Session

Sanger Family Portraits

Grandparent and Grandchildren Session

by Bessie Young

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I was beyond excited to get a phone call about being the photographer for a grandparent and grandchildren session. When it was mentioned, I thought to myself... This is the BEST idea ever!

This session took place in Sanger, CA on an a beautiful farm. The grandchildren were staying with their grandparents for a few weeks out of the summer and this session was meant to document this special time in all of their lives.

 

For each session, I scope out the area prior to and then determine what would be best for the portraits. My approach for this session was slightly different than most. I wanted to get traditional family portraits while also documenting their time out on the farm. The first spot to start off the session was in the orchard. This made for some beautiful images.

We then moved from the orchard to the backyard to get some more documentary type of images. These 4 little ones were the absolute cutest! They were so much fun and full of life.

If you are looking for to document a special time in your life with beautiful images please send me a message by emailing me or using this contact form.

Wishing you all a wonderful summer vacation!

Bessie

P.S. wanna know what gear I used? Check it out here: Kit Used: Camera: Sony A7Rii: http://amzn.to/1taGpAu Favorite Lens: Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 G Master: http://amzn.to/2n747NJ Best Wide Angle: Sony 16-35mm lens: http://amzn.to/1UBjBDW Vanguard Tripod: http://amzn.to/2aoI5ku

Filming: LG G3 Smart Phone

Editing & Processing: Bulk editing: Adobe Lightroom: http://amzn.to/1WB7Jnc Fine tuning: Adobe Photoshop : http://amzn.to/1WB7YPh Viva Video Pro for combining videos

 

Friant Family Portraits | The Palmer's

Friant Family Portraits | The Palmer's

by Bessie Young

Family is one of nature's masterpieces. George Santayana

I woke up and it was still dark outside. This session was scheduled to be a sunrise session on daylight savings time. I had to check over and over again to make sure I knew exactly when the sun was coming up (daylight savings time is not awesome... just saying). As I made my coffee, I rechecked my phone to make sure everything was good to go. I gathered my things and walked outside, ready for a fun spring session. As I locked my front door I turned around and...... fog. Dense, Dense fog! Taking a deep breath I prayed that it wouldn't be foggy for these Friant family portraits.

Driving down the road, I could only go about 25 mpg due to the dense fog. Slowly I drove to my session hoping for a glimpse of blue sky. Friant is about 20 minutes from my house, but not on this foggy morning. It took me over 35 minutes to get to my location. About 5 minutes before I reached the town of Friant, there it was!!! Blue Sky!!!

As I drove up to my location is was beginning to get light outside and we were just above the fog. Thank you Lord! Off to the West the moon was setting which made for some of the most amazing pictures. Talk about epic! Friant Family Portraits | The Palmer's by Bessie YoungBelow the fog is Fresno, but no one would ever know if you didn't say anything.

The Palmer's are one of the most gorgeous families. They are nothing but smiles, giggles, and beauty both on the inside and out. I was so thrilled the way that this session turned out. We started off on a flat section of the hill in order to get the moon setting in the background. We then walked to the top of the hill to get the majority of the family portraits. There weren't many wildflowers out yet, but I think the moon and the fog made this session so much more epic.

Thank you all so much for allowing me to be your photographer!

I hope you enjoyed this blog. If you are looking to get your family portraits taken, send me an email or you can use the contact form here.

Wishing you all nothing but love and happiness.

Bessie

P.S. wanna know what gear I used? Check it out here: Kit Used: Camera: Sony A7Rii: http://amzn.to/1taGpAu Favorite Lens: Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 G Master: http://amzn.to/2n747NJ Best Wide Angle: Sony 16-35mm lens: http://amzn.to/1UBjBDW Vanguard Tripod: http://amzn.to/2aoI5ku

Filming: LG G3 Smart Phone

Editing & Processing: Bulk editing: Adobe Lightroom: http://amzn.to/1WB7Jnc Fine tuning: Adobe Photoshop : http://amzn.to/1WB7YPh Viva Video Pro for combining videos

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Sonora Family Portraits | The Jasmer's

Sonora Family Portraits | The Jasmer's

by Bessie Young Photography

Family is not an important thing. It's everything. Michael J. Fox

My absolute favorite time of year is the Fall. The weather starts to get cooler, the trees start to change color, and family pictures are in high demand. This year I was lucky enough to be able to take one of my sisters Sonora family portraits. These portraits are so incredibly special to me and I am so excited to share a few with you!

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. Desmond Tutu

Once September rolls around, I begin to get quite a few calls about family portraits and scheduling a session. Unfortunately, this year, I had to turn a few families away as I was booked during the time that they wanted the session. So I have a couple of tips to make sure that you get your family portraits scheduled:

  1. Plan ahead: Plan out with your family the best time and place to have your session. This way everyone can mark their calendar for the session and it is something that they can look forward to rather than feeling rushed.
  2. Book your family session prior to September 1st: Once the holidays get closer more and more people want to have Christmas cards to go out to family and friends. Quite a few photographers are already booked up. If you get your session scheduled prior to September 1st you will most likely get the exact date that you want whether that be for sometime in October, November, or sometime in December. As long as you schedule and book the date with your photographer, you have nothing to worry about.
  3. Don't be afraid to have your family session any time during the year: You don't necessarily need to have your family session during the last part of the year in order to have Christmas cards ready. You can always plan you family session during the Spring or Summer.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post. If you did don't forget to subscribe and leave a comment :) If you are looking to schedule a family session send me a message by using

this contact form.

Wishing you nothing but love and happiness!

Bessie

 

5 Tips to Rock Your Family Portrait Session

5 Tips to Rock Your Family Portrait Session

by Bessie Young Photography

 It is that time of year again! The weather is getting cooler, the trees are changing colors, and you have scheduled your family portrait session in order to get those Christmas cards out :) As your session gets closer and closer you can't help but get a little nervous. For some people it is easy and for others it is absolutely terrifying. Not to worry! I want to make sure that you get the absolute best out of your session and that your images truly reflect you you and your family are. So, here as 5 tips on how to rock your session:

  • Share it all with me: This is hard, but pretty much mandatory. Don't worry when your baby cries, your little one is running wild, or you noticed dirt stains on knees. That is all ok. I can only capture your true self if you feel comfortable with me. Embrace the silly laughter and the cries. Embrace the bright moments and the moments of quiet vulnerability. As always, there is nothing for you to worry about , I will be guiding you throughout the entire shoot :)
  • Be Yourself and don't hold back:  You want to have beautiful images to hang on your wall. Images that show who your family truly is. Images that you can relate to. Don't act the way you feel you should act during a photo session. Just be yourself. The best images are where your truest emotions come out.
  • Wear what you want to wear: Wear something you feel confident in. Something that makes you feel beautiful and something that you are truly comfortable in. Whether that is a ripped up pair of jeans or a sequence skirt, you do you. Don't wear something that you are worried about. There is enough going on with the photo shoot, you don't need to be worried about your outfit as well. Again just be you.
  • Make a day out of it: Have a fun filled day. You aren't going to be your best self after a stress filled day full or running errands. Take it easy. Grab some lunch, go to the movies or the park, or just do something fun as a family. That may even be just sitting home and playing games. Whatever it is, have a fun day. Enjoy the day and enjoy your photo shoot. Let me see you bright and happy :)
  • Forget the fact that this is a "photo shoot": You are doing this for you. I am here to document your family. Forget the photos and focus on enjoying the moment with your family.
  • And for a little extra - DON'T STRESS and just have fun! : Your images will come out truly amazing if you let your worries go and don't stress out about it. Have fun! This time is for you and your family. This time is to document your family and have these images to last for generations to come. Just have fun and be yourself.
  • 5 Tips to Rock Your Family Portrait Session

    Now go out there and get those beautiful images taken feeling confident and knowing that you are going to Rock Your Session! If you haven't scheduled your session yet, don't fret! There is still time. After all it is only October. Make sure the schedule your session by emailing me at bessieyoungphotography@gmail.com or using this contact form.

    I hope to hear from you soon and see you in front of my camera :) And remember to print your images!! There is nothing like making a home as printing your family portraits and hanging them on the wall.

    Wishing you nothing but the best!

    Bessie