Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sneak Peek of a Downtown Redding Family Portrait Session by Jamie Solorio Photography of Redding, CA

Here is just a little teaser from a session downtown Redding, CA.  It was fun to hang out with this family and I look forward to posting more of their session soon.

Monday, June 27, 2011

I Heart Faces Weekly Challenge - A Touch of Whimsy - Redding, California Portrait Photographer Jamie Solorio

A touch of whimsy is this weeks challenge over at I Heart Faces.  This image is of a little girl who happens to be one of my daughters best little friends.  Her Daddy, girlfriend, and I took a trip out to Old Shasta of California for a photo shoot this weekend.  We had tried several times getting a shot of her blowing the giant dandelions, but finally we got it with the help of her Daddy.

Friday, June 24, 2011

2nd Saturday ArtHop - June 2011

Out again on a beautiful warm night with my husband, Jesse.  We decided to start off his birthday weekend by going to the 2nd Saturday Arthop of Redding, CA.  We began our evening going to Eddy's Gastro Pub located at 2151 Market Street downtown Redding, CA.  Eddy's Gastro Pub was kind enough to host the very talented artist David Ballard.  Mr. Ballard has always been involved with art and it is very evident through his beautiful paintings.  Jackson Pollick is a huge inspiration to him, he even studies Jackson Pollick on YouTube for different techniques.  Typically David paints his canvas and allows each layer to dry before adding another dimension to his work.  He also uses a wooden spoon and squirt bottles on a horizontal surface while listening to music to create his works.

This 2nd Saturday ArtHop was a very special one, music was featured along with art...I think this is a GREAT idea!  It was so fun and refreshing to see even more culture in downtown Redding! I love looking at all the art on display while listening to all the different types of music out there.  My husband and I were lucky enough to get to listen to Davy and Dale, friends of Jonathan Wangsard of Shingletown, CA.  They were playing blue grass music that was upbeat and fun to listen to, not to mention hard not to stop from tapping my feet to the beat.  I missed getting to see Jonathan Wangsard play, but I did find this information about him online.

Next on my journey downtown was Maratime Seafood and Grill located at 1600 California Street of Redding, CA.  The restaurant always hosts artists for the 2nd Saturday ArtHops and this was the first time I had visited them for the ArtHop.  Troy Hawkins was the featured artist and I was so very impressed by his art and jewelry.  Especially his jewelry!  Anyhow, Troy Hawkins specializes in acrylic mixed media with mica and gold flakes.  I overheard him speaking with a person admiring his work and he mentioned that he uses a CO2 compressor to aid in his creative vision.  Both of his parents were artists, one was a sculptor and the other a painter, and his sister is a photographer...sounds like a very creative family.  Troy's passion is Fine Art Jewelry, which I thought was stunning.  His pieces tell a story and each detail is thought out carefully from the hand bent wire to the little trinkets he has collected over the years used to adorn his pieces.  In addition, the mannequins he used to display his work were art themselves.  He had taken antique Encyclopedia Britannica's and decoupaged the paper onto the mannequins. 

Lastly I stopped by Vintner's Cellar Custome Winery located at 1700 California Street of Redding, CA.  They were hosting a very talented young man by the name of Chris Molitor.  Be sure to click his link to listen to some of his music.  I love his sound and creative lyrics, I had checked him out before I left for the 2nd Saturady ArtHop of Redding, CA and fell in love with his sound.  So, I was totally stoked to get to hear him live and purchase his cd for $5, what a deal!  Chris moved to Redding, CA 2-3 months ago from Michigan.  He moved to Redding to be closer to his friends and enjoy our warm summers.   Molitor began playing his guitar in college as a hobby and soon found that even strangers were stopping him on the street asking if he was a musician...must of been a sign!  Currently he is trying to get more involved with the Redding music community. 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Family Portraits on a Gloomy Rainy Day - Jamie Solorio Photography of Redding, CA

Thank you guys so much for letting me capture all of you in a mad rush before the rain hit a couple of weeks ago!  I wasn't too sure this session was going to work out as I drove out to their beautiful house seeing little droplets of water hit my windshield.  The sky was dark and grey, but this family was in good spirits and ready to give it a go!  After our time together they were on to their 2nd oldest daughters graduation ceremony.  It was really fun getting to meet you guys and your friendly dog! :)

Family Portraits and Senior Portraits created by Jamie Solorio Photography of Redding, CA

Let's Hear it for the Boys - I Heart Faces Weekly Challenge

This weeks challenge over at I Heart Faces was a no brainer for me!  They wanted a photograph of a man, well...this man is that guy!  The perfect husband, most attentive father, and hot as all heck!  I love him SO much and am so thankful that we are together.  Happy Fathers Day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wanna WIN an IPAD 2? Yes...Read This!

Who doesn't love to win something?  I know that I love giveaways, raffles, or pretty much anything that involves a present for ME!  So, here is your chance to win an IPAD 2 from MCP's blog.  Just click this link HERE and it will tale you straight to her blog for all the details.  The winner will be picked June 19th randomly.

You can also score this FREE action over at her blog.  Here is a before and after using MCP Actions Mini Fusion Action.  I love this action!   Love the tint of yellow and boost of contrast it gives my images.

Anderson, Ca Senior Portrait Sneak Peek - Jamie Solorio Photography of Redding, CA

This was the last shot of the day!  Just a little sneak peak into the session I am currently working on. I decided to try to go photoshop crazy on this, just to see what I could get.  To see more of my images please check out my new site Jamie Solorio Photography of Redding, CA.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Monday, June 13, 2011

I Heart Faces Weekly Challenge - Bright and Vivid - Jamie Solorio Photography of Redding, CA

I Heart Faces always has a weekly contest, which is fun to participate in. Here is my submission for this week.  This is a picture of my girls from the other day by an old abandoned building.  For more of my images please check out my website Jamie Solorio Photography of Redding, CA.

The Clark Family Downtown Redding, CA - Jamie Solorio of Redding, CA Family Portrait Photographer

Here are a few of my favorites from the Clark family portrait session downtown Redding, CA.  I have been friends with them for some time now and am so glad that I met them.  You guys rock!  Yea! Yeah!  Anyhow, hope you guys enjoy your images...I know I enjoyed spending an almost rainy afternoon with you guys!

To see more of my work please check out my website Jamie Solorio Photography of Redding, CA.

Friday, June 10, 2011

What an Adorable Family Downtown Redding, Ca - Jamie Solorio Photography of Redding, CA

I will soon be done with their edits!  I look forward to posting my favorites.  For more information on my photography please visit my site Jamie Solorio Photography of Redding, CA.