Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To Have and To Hold!

It's always exciting to see images in print!  To hold and feel a fine leather italian bound album holding the memories of one of the happiest days of your life.  Finding the perfect frame for a pearl finished portrait that reflects the glow of a beautiful bride in love.  Laughing over the antics of friends in a keepsake softcover book of your wedding photo booth.  Being able to print 4x6 prints for family and friends to remember how much they are appreciated for sharing a special time in life.

There is nothing like seeing your memories like this.  Exist in pictures, see them in print!

Here are a few album and book pages from Jacob and Yesenia's beautiful wedding day.  They had so much fun being newlyweds that it took awhile for them to choose their pictures and get their album but they were so excited and happy to have something they can display proudly in their home.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Reorganize, Rebrand, Restart!

A little over a year ago the Modern Vintage Photography Wordpress blog was over run with rampant spam and then hacked so that we were locked out.  We had some amazing work to show and fun ideas to share but the whole  thing was so overwhelming the blog just got forgotten and before we knew it another year began.  Can you believe we're a month into a new year?  We've been spending the last month between clients cleaning and organizing, repurposing, painting and decorating along with a little shopping and making lists...lots of lists!  I'm the kind of girl that likes to check things off, happy that I'm getting something accomplished.  I've repurposed my old blogger version of the blog for simplicity and I'm using a blog planner called Epic Blog Planner.  The blog is really all about the images and if Google loves it then who am I to argue with the worlds largest search engine!  

Take a look at my pretty french inspired workspace.  I repurposed an old entertainment center to hold my everything I need from supplies, marketing materials, packaging and receipts to my photography books.  I'm a bit of a collector from a previous life in the antiques business.  I've been given some incredible gifts from clients including a mid century chandelier and an old southwest stone print of horses in the desert.  I slipcovered my office chair in faux mongolian sheep fur, an easy project by removing the stuffing from some pillows I had and slipping them over the chair back and cushion.
I know that everywhere you've seen the gold desk accessories from Target.  I couldn't resist since my starting point was the gold chandelier and white painted french table.  I mixed it up with rustic wood  and bone textures.  I also keep my film cameras nearby since I've been trying to use them for everything I do along with my digital camera.  I went to a film workshop in November so I'll be featuring lots of film work on the blog including the images made at the workshop.  I'll share more from the workshop and how it will benefit my team and our clients on another post.

With all the work that went into the office even more work is going into rebranding with new cards, packaging as well as updating the blog and website at long last!  The office is such a wonderful place to work that it made a great color scheme for the website!  The framework is done (along with the blog) so now to sort through the images and share some of our best work!  

Do you have any big projects you've gotten to this winter?  Post a link in the comments, I'd love to see them!  I love peeking into the rooms of creative people.  Take a look at the Modern Vintage Photography pinterest board for my inspirations.  I've also finished my small portrait studio and the whole team will pitch in on the bigger studio although we will always prefer a beautiful day on location! 

Lots of clients to share soon!  Come back and take a look.

Virginia Smith

Saturday, September 1, 2012

David and Christina and Baby!

I got a to do an amazing maternity shoot up in the woods by where I live a few weeks ago and it was amazing! Maternity sessions are always so fun because of the excitement of a little baby coming into the world, and little baby Stetson is going to have amazing parents.  I just love pregnant mamas and christina is no exception, she's glowing! Its so nice to document the start of their family. They were so down for everything and we played and just had fun. Here's a few of my favorites.

At the end of the shoot we put the wreath on her head and just played around with her being and earth mama. We love the hippie look we came out with. I love happy couples, they just warm your heart! Can't wait to see what baby Stetson is going to look like! 
xo Sam

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Jason and Tiffany. Engaged.

Its always a little strange going into a shoot having not met the couple first but these two were so fun, and so easy going it was like meeting old friends. You can tell they have a special bond between the two of them in the way they look at each other. It's that reason that I love doing what I do, you get to see people who genuinely love each other. And I get to hear their stories, which I love. These two met at a happy hour, seriously fun, through friends and have been together ever since. Tiffany and Jason are from the east coast where they will be married on new years but recently moved to Southern California for work. They had never set foot in California until they were assigned here and they love it here. They wanted a fun, laid back California beach session. We laughed, enjoyed the sun, the cool water, and even had a beer. Tiffany is absolutely gorgeous! She has amazing skin and the best smile but most of all she's seriously the nicest thing ever! Jasons is quiet at first but you can tell he loves his lady and he's quite hilarious. I'm so happy I got to meet them and seriously wish them all the best! Here's some of my favorites.

On a side note I'm so happy to incorporate film now in some way in all my sessions, I feel everyday like it means more to me to do what I love they way I want to and that my clients trust me!
xo sam

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