Stimulate Photography: Blog https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog en-us (C) Stimulate Photography stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) Sat, 22 Aug 2020 12:53:00 GMT Sat, 22 Aug 2020 12:53:00 GMT https://www.stimulatephotography.com/img/s/v-12/u2601491-o518686443-50.jpg Stimulate Photography: Blog https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog 80 120 Mopar Ladies of Sacramento Sock Drive at Hard Times Billiards https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2018/5/mopar-ladies-of-sacramento-sock-drive-at-hard-times-billiards

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2018 mopar mopar ladies of sacramento photography sacramento stimulate stimulate photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2018/5/mopar-ladies-of-sacramento-sock-drive-at-hard-times-billiards Sun, 06 May 2018 06:12:37 GMT
A Few Favorites https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2016/7/a-few-favorites I have been working hard this year to clean out the clutter that collects in life on all levels. Inwardly, working to maintain a positive outlook and thought process putting all of my intention on my goals and where I want to be. On the physical level, well let's just say I have some more hospice runs to make donating clothing we do not wear or Baby T's clothes he no longer fits. It seems only right to continue this through my many many images. Here are just a few that I have stumbled upon thus far!

 

  

Moments Are Fragile

Contact Rebecca to book your session today. 

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2016 California Wedding Photography El Dorado County Photography Events Family Moments Are Fragile Placerville Portraits Sacramento Sacramento Photographer Stimulate Photography Wedding Photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2016/7/a-few-favorites Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18:53:11 GMT
Summer Mini Sessions With StimSnaps https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2015/4/summer-mini-sessions-with-stimsnaps Summer in California already? Yes! It is here, well, with a few fabulous days of Springs mixed in. To celebrate let's have some fun with mini sessions! Book your session today with $45 down. Your session will take place on a date of your choice between May 2-31. Some fabulous locations to chose from are:

*William Land Park
*The Capitol Park
*McKinley Park
*or your idea! (some restrictions apply)

Summer Mini Sessions 2015Book today for a session 5/2-5/31

Why book a mini?

Portrait mini sessions are a great idea for the parent who loves to get pictures taken several times a year rather than just once or twice. The shorter session time and smaller image count allow me to make the mini sessions more affordable than the regular portrait session.

How long until I received my images?

My goal is to have all of your mini portrait session images posted to a private online gallery within 7 business days. You’ll then select the images that you would like to have and then I will take your selected images and create your personal disc.

After you book:

Within one week of booking your mini session you will will receive a welcome email with everything you need to know to get ready for your session including:

  • Directions to our session location
  • How to prepare for your session
  • A Portrait Agreement for you to fill out and return
  • A questionnaire for you to fill out and return so that we are able to get to know your family a little better!

 

Contact Rebecca at 916.224.0194 or Rebecca@StimulatePhotography.com today to book your session!

 

 

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2015 Family Fun Mini Sessions Portrait Photography Sacramento StimSnaps Stimulate Photography Summer Mini Sessions Watermelon https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2015/4/summer-mini-sessions-with-stimsnaps Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:09:28 GMT
Vote for your favorite! https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2015/3/vote-for-your-favorite

What is your favorite Apple Hill picture? Only 13 more days to enter and vote on these amazing fan photos! View the gallery here:
https://www.wishpond.com/lp/538349/

These are the top three fan photos that have the most votes as of today. Remember to share your entered photos so your family and friends can vote too! We will use the winner's photo on the 2015 Cider Press Guide cover; with prizes including Apple Hill gift certificates, Apple Hill goodie baskets, and much more!

 

Vote for us!

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 Apple Hill Apple Hill Growers Association Family Maternity Photo Contest Portraits Stimulate Photography Vote https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2015/3/vote-for-your-favorite Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:16:06 GMT
Akaylia, Capital Park https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2015/2/akaylia-capital-park

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 Akaylia Capital Park Children Kids Portraits State Capital family photography sacramento stimulate photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2015/2/akaylia-capital-park Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Miss Samantha, William Land Park https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2015/2/miss-samantha-william-land-park

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 Childrens Portraits Kids Kids Portraits Nikon Portraits Samantha William Land Park family sacramento stimulate photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2015/2/miss-samantha-william-land-park Thu, 12 Feb 2015 23:04:44 GMT
Erin Rachelle, American Beauty Twist https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2015/2/erin-rachelle-american-beauty-twist

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 American Beauty California Claw Foot Tub Creative Erin Rachelle Movie Recreation Red Roses Rose Petals Sacramento StimSnaps Stimulate Photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2015/2/erin-rachelle-american-beauty-twist Thu, 12 Feb 2015 01:00:00 GMT
The Firth Family, William Land Park https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2015/2/the-firth-family-william-land-park

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 Crab Feed Raffle Didion Elementary Family Portraits Raflle Stimulate Photography William Land Park Winner https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2015/2/the-firth-family-william-land-park Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Shenan Michelle gets Inverted, Downtown Sacramento https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2015/2/shenan-michelle-gets-inverted-downtown-sacramento

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 Convention Center Downtown Fitness Portraits Handstand Inverted Personal Trainer Portraits Sacramento Shenan Michelle Stimulate Photography Workout https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2015/2/shenan-michelle-gets-inverted-downtown-sacramento Wed, 11 Feb 2015 23:00:00 GMT
Erin Rachelle, Paradise Beach https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2015/2/erin-rachelle-paradise-beach

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 American River California Golden Hour Paradise beach Portraits River Sacramento StimSnaps Stimulate Photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2015/2/erin-rachelle-paradise-beach Wed, 11 Feb 2015 22:00:00 GMT
Mercedes & Crew Mini Session, WIlliam Land Park https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2015/2/mercedes-crew-mini-session-william-land-park

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 California Family Mini Session Portraits Sacramento StimSnaps Stimulate Photography WIlliam Land Park https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2015/2/mercedes-crew-mini-session-william-land-park Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:40:18 GMT
Apple Hill Growers Association Photo Contest https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2015/2/apple-hill-growers-association-photo-contest Have you heard? It's here! The Apple Hill Growers Association photo contest. I have entered several of my images from 2014 portrait sessions in Apple Hill and would love your support! It only takes a minute or so and I promise it is easy!

Click here to be directed to the Apple Hill Growers Association Facebook page where the voting is being held.

(https://www.facebook.com/AppleHillGrowersAssociation?sk=app_515720611858523)

You will then see this!

Scroll down and enter REBECCA in the search bar or you can also sort the images by most votes to see the top images.

You can vote once every 10 hours so please remember to vote everyday! What do I win with your help you ask?

**Grand Prize Details
The WINNER OF THE AHGA Facebook Photo Contest will have their photo published in an AHGA publication, an Apple HillTM products gift basket, a 2015 Apple HillTM Cookbook and a $100 Apple HillTM Growers’ gift certificate.
 
**People’s Choice Prize Details
The WINNER OF THE People’s Choice AHGA Facebook Photo Contest will have  their photo published in an AHGA publication, an Apple HillTM products gift basket, a 2015 Apple HillTM Cookbook
 
 
I have chosen to gift the winning image client with the $100 gift certificate as I believe they did a lot of work too!! So not only are you voting for my support but also to make another families day a lot more awesome in Apple Hill!!
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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2015 Apple Hill Apple Hill Growers Association Contest Gift Certificate People's Choice Photo Contest Published StimSnaps Stimulate Photography Support Vote Win https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2015/2/apple-hill-growers-association-photo-contest Tue, 10 Feb 2015 23:45:45 GMT
Rainy Day Portrait Special https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2015/2/rainy-day-portrait-special Rainy Day Portrait SpecialWhat a better way to celebrate a little Pineapple Express Storm than with some fun portraits!

 

Click the flyer above to send Rebecca an email with any questions or ideas! Book your session before they are gone! Remember your session must take place between 3/1 & 5/25. Contact Rebecca for more details!

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2015 California Discount Family Family Portraits Maternity Newborn Nikon Portraits Rainy Day Portrait Special Sacramento Special StimSnaps Stimulate Photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2015/2/rainy-day-portrait-special Tue, 10 Feb 2015 23:26:16 GMT
Lovely Love Valentine Minis https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/12/lovely-love-valentine-minis The Lovely Love Minis are coming!! What are they you ask? Think kissing booth shot down by cupid! I will be running two days of minis to accommodate those in the El Dorado County area as well as Sacramento areas. January 31 in the Placerville area and February 1 in Sacramento. (Exact location will be announced soon!)  $70 for 35 minutes in the booth and of course some fabulous prints + things will be included.

Click the image of Miss Samantha (below) to be directed to the Facebook event.

Toddler SessionToddler Session

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 Day of Love Holiday Love Lovely Love Valentine Minis Mini Mini Session Placerville Sacramento Valentine Valentines Day https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/12/lovely-love-valentine-minis Wed, 31 Dec 2014 00:58:36 GMT
Shayna + Crew https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/12/shayna-crew I absolutely love this family of smiles! It warms my heart to watch each year as the kids get just a bit older and so much taller!

 

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 Apple Camino Family Hill Inc Kids Photographer Photography Pines Placerville Pollock Portrait Portraits Sacramento Stimulate https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/12/shayna-crew Mon, 29 Dec 2014 21:32:29 GMT
Happy Howlidays! https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/12/happy-howlidays

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) Imajn Studio Pet Photography Portrait Photographer Portraits StimSnaps Stimulate Photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/12/happy-howlidays Wed, 24 Dec 2014 22:45:00 GMT
Shayna + Crew, Fun in Apple Hill https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/12/caitlyn-crew-fun-in-apple-hill

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 Apple Hill Holidays Merry Christmas Mini Session StimSnaps Stimulate Photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/12/caitlyn-crew-fun-in-apple-hill Wed, 24 Dec 2014 06:28:51 GMT
Holiday Mini Sessions https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/11/holiday-mini-sessions Come stroll down Candy Cane Lane with me! Think Lemonade Stand gone holiday! These minis will work perfectly for your holiday greeting cards! Sessions are available all day to accommodate your busy schedules.

Included in your $60 investment is a 30 minute session, 25 holiday greeting cards (various designs available), an online image gallery as well as 5 of your favorite images on a disc just for you!

 


Schedule for the Day:

10:00 OPEN
10:45 OPEN
11:30 OPEN
12:15 OPEN
1:00 OPEN
1:45 OPEN
2:30 OPEN
3:15 OPEN
4:00 OPEN

(UPDATED 11/11/2014)


Your $25 down payment will hold your session slot. You may submit this via PayPal (to: Rebecca@StimulatePhotography.com) or I can meet with you for a cash deposit.

Have questions? Please don't hesitate to give me a call/text at 916.224.0194 or at my email which is Rebecca@StimulatePhotography.com

I look forward to it! Happy Holidays!

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 Candy Cane Cards Christmas December Greeting Holiday Mini Sessions family photography sacramento stimulate stimulate photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/11/holiday-mini-sessions Tue, 04 Nov 2014 01:59:55 GMT
Fall Mini Session Success https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/11/fall-mini-session-success What a fun day in Apple Hill!

 

 

 

Ready for the holidays?

December 6, Candy Cane Lane Mini Session are something to mark on your calendar!

This will be perfect for checking your holiday greeting cards off the list of to do's!

Please click here for more info.

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 Apple Fall Fun Hill Holiday Mini Portraits Session family photography sacramento stimulate stimulate photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/11/fall-mini-session-success Tue, 04 Nov 2014 01:45:43 GMT
Fall Apple Hill Mini Session https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/10/fall-apple-hill-mini-session It's that time of year again! I know I know, it snuck up on me too. Let's celebrate the beautiful colors and hopefully cooler weather with some fun refreshing mini sessions!

 

October 18 in Apple Hill What is included you ask? You will have a 45 minute session time, 1 8x10 print created from an images of your choice, an online viewing gallery from which you will chose your 10 included images! These will be presented to you via DVD and hand delivered or mailed to you. A special surprise goodie is also included. But shhhh...I can't tell you what it is!!

 

Schedule:

(Updated as of Oct. 8)

9:15a:

10:15: BOOKED

11:15: BOOKED

12:15p: BOOKED

1:15:

2:15:

3:15: BOOKED

 

If you have any questions or to book your session please contact me here!

Cell: 916.224.0194 call/text

Email: Rebecca@StimulatePhotography.com

 

2013 Apple Hill Mini Session Day

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 Apple Hill Fall Family Portraits Portrait Photographer Portraits Stimulate Photography Winter stimulate stimulate photography wedding https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/10/fall-apple-hill-mini-session Fri, 03 Oct 2014 23:05:22 GMT
Plain and Simple https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/8/plain-and-simple Best Local Wedding Photographers
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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 Snap Knot photography sacramento stimulate stimulate photography story https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/8/plain-and-simple Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:42:07 GMT
Mini Sessions + Back to School Savings https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/8/mini-sessions-back-to-school-savings Stimulate Awareness, NO. 6

Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season!

What holiday your ask? Back to School! Which really starts the run of holidays until we celebrate the new year! That's right! We are coming close to 2015! Are you ready?

 

Upcoming Events

Sept. 1 - Back to School Session deadline

Sept. 6 - Balloons Mini Session in Downtown Sacramento

Sept. 27 - Fun Mini at Funderland

 

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Toddler SessionToddler Session

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 Back to School Downtown Funderland Portraits StimSnaps photography sacramento stimulate stimulate photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/8/mini-sessions-back-to-school-savings Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:16:06 GMT
30 Life Lessons From My Two Rockstar Grandmas https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/7/30-life-lessons-from-my-two-rockstar-grandmas An email I received from my grandpa: (he has the greatest ones...)

 

  1. Never let other people define you.
  2. Marry your best friend.
  3. You should do what you love in life, even if it doesn't pay top dollar.
  4. Enjoy your youth because it flies by incredibly fast.
  5. Be yourself and be honest. Not everyone is going to like you, but that's just what happens and as you grow older, you become less and less concerned with the opinions of your critics.
  6. You can't love other people before you love yourself.
  7. Travel whenever possible.
  8. Take advantage of the changes that are happening around you. A lot of them truly are bettering the world we live in. We have seen so many changes in our lifetimes, even in just the way we have been treated as women. Dive into social change and allow it to empower you in life.
  9. Take care of your body and be mindful of your health.
  10. Don't try to change anyone else. You can't. You can only change yourself.
  11. You learn a lot from your mistakes. I know everyone says that, but you never truly understand it until you've made some massive mistakes. And you will, but you'll grow from them.
  12. You can never have too many close friends.
  13. Don't walk away too soon from your marriage or relationships. They take work and it's worth fighting for. Trust us.
  14. Money can't make you happy, but it sure as hell helps. So work hard to sustain yourself financially and build a solid foundation with your work.
  15. That being said, your career isn't the most important thing in your life. People are. No matter how successful you become you must not forget that.
  16. Wine is an old friend and a faithful one at that. Remember that you're never too old or too busy to have fun.
  17. Don't compromise your beliefs or your morals for anyone else.
  18. It's really important to give back to the community that gave to you. Love where you live and live where you love.
  19. If you're looking for easy, don't get married. It's not always easy, but it's incredibly rewarding.
  20. Wait until you are a little older to get married. In our generation, everyone married young and there is a meaningful lesson to learn from that. Young people are changing too much to commit solely to each other.
  21. At the end of your life, all the material crap that you collect won't be there. It's the people that you loved and loved you that will remain. So don't heavily concern yourself with materialistic happiness.
  22. Share with others whenever you can.
  23. Walk away from negative people and situations. It isn't always easy, but if you don't separate yourself from evil, you will allow it to consume you.
  24. Once you have a family, they become your number one responsibility and priority for just about the rest of your life. It's a beautiful thing, but make sure you're ready for it when you decide to start one.
  25. As a parent, you shouldn't worry as much about the dishes being washed or the floor being clean. Play games with your kids and enjoy the little moments. Life's daily messes will be irrelevant in the end.
  26. Parenting is a cycle. When you start out, parents take care of the children and then the children end up taking care of the parents. So appreciate each other, we are here to take care of one another.
  27. Beauty starts within. A person with a beautiful heart does not need to be "pretty" on the outside to be an extraordinary person. Physical beauty is overrated.
  28. Live your life with as few enemies as possible. Let go of grudges because they won't matter in the end anyway and forgiveness is freeing.
  29. Never let an old person into your body. You're only as old as you feel.
  30. No one and no amount of money will make you feel comfortable in life; you have to be comfortable within yourself. If you aren't, the world becomes a scary place. We used to think that we needed people to be happy. We then learned in our many years that all you need to be happy is yourself. You are your own hero in this life and that's something to be proud of.

SofiaSofia

Be Happy! Be Confident!

Shoot Flics.

 

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 30 Life Lessons Confidence Grandma Grandpa Happy Life Lessons https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/7/30-life-lessons-from-my-two-rockstar-grandmas Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:19:28 GMT
The Ten Legal Commandments of Photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/6/the-ten-legal-commandments-of-photography  

THE TEN LEGAL COMMANDMENTS OF PHOTOGRAPHY

I. Anyone in a public place can take pictures of anything they want. Public places include parks, sidewalks, malls, etc. Malls? Yeah. Even though it’s technically private property, being open to the public makes it public space.

II. If you are on public property, you can take pictures of private property. If a building, for example, is visible from the sidewalk, it’s fair game.

III. If you are on private property and are asked not to take pictures, you are obligated to honor that request. This includes posted signs.

IV. Sensitive government buildings (military bases, nuclear facilities) can prohibit photography if it is deemed a threat to national security.

V. People can be photographed if they are in public (without their consent) unless they have secluded themselves and can expect a reasonable degree of privacy. Kids swimming in a fountain? Okay. Somebody entering their PIN at the ATM? Not okay.

VI. The following can almost always be photographed from public places, despite popular opinion:

  • accident & fire scenes, criminal activities
  • bridges & other infrastructure, transportation facilities (i.e. airports)
  • industrial facilities, Superfund sites
  • public utilities, residential & commercial buildings
  • children, celebrities, law enforcement officers
  • UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, Chuck Norris

VII. Although “security” is often given as the reason somebody doesn’t want you to take photos, it’s rarely valid. Taking a photo of a publicly visible subject does not constitute terrorism, nor does it infringe on a company’s trade secrets.

VIII. If you are challenged, you do not have to explain why you are taking pictures, nor to you have to disclose your identity (except in some cases when questioned by a law enforcement officer.)

IX. Private parties have very limited rights to detain you against your will, and can be subject to legal action if they harass you.

X. If someone tries to confiscate your camera and/or film, you don’t have to give it to them. If they take it by force or threaten you, they can be liable for things like theft and coercion. Even law enforcement officers need a court order.

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 Event Festival Legal Rights Photography Private Locations Public Locations Stimulate Photography The Ten Legal Commandments of Photography Wedding https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/6/the-ten-legal-commandments-of-photography Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:10:01 GMT
My New Love - Coconut Oil https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/6/my-new-love---coconut-oil I am so in love with Coconut Oil! This year in California the weather has thrown off so so many things. Be it weather that is affecting insects/bug or the dry air affecting my skin! After reading and researching the uses and benefits of coconut oil I am sold. I am so very excited to keep track of my journey in using this fabulous "cure-all"!

Some of the health benefits include hair & skin care, stress relief (and who can't use some of that?!), weight loss and management. You can even see a boost in your immune system, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases and high blood pressure! There are so many more benefits with the use of coconut oil I cannot wait!

 

Organic FactsHealth Benefits of Coconut Oil

More uses....(excerpt from Organic Facts)

Coconut oil is strongly recommended for a number of other benefits that are explained below. Using coconut oils has been shown to mildly help the following:

Liver: The presence of medium chain triglycerides and fatty acids helps in preventing liver diseases because those substances are easily converted into energy when they reach the liver, thus reducing the work load of the liver and also preventing accumulation of fat.

Kidney: Coconut oil helps in preventing kidney and gall bladder diseases. It also helps to dissolve kidney stones.

Pancreatitis: Coconut oil is also believed to be useful in treating pancreatitis.

Stress relief: Coconut oil is very soothing and hence it helps in removing stress. Applying coconut oil to the head, followed by a gentle massage, helps to eliminate mental fatigue.

Diabetes: Coconut oil helps in controlling blood sugar, and improves the secretion of insulin. It also promotes the effective utilization of blood glucose, thereby preventing and treating diabetes.

Bones: As mentioned earlier, coconut oil improves the ability of our body to absorb important minerals. These include calcium and magnesium which are necessary for the development of bones. Thus, coconut oil is very useful to women who are prone to osteoporosis after middle age.

Dental care: Calcium is an important component of our teeth. Since coconut oil facilitates absorption of calcium by the body, it helps in developing strong teeth. Coconut oil also stops tooth decay.

HIV and cancer: It is believed that coconut oil plays an instrumental role in reducing a person’s viral susceptibility for HIV and cancer patients. Preliminary research has shown an indication of this effect of coconut oil on reducing the viral load of HIV patients (Reference).

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 Benefits California Cancer Coconut Oil Detox Diabetes HIV Healthy Immune System Kidney Liver Natural Sacramento Stimulate Photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/6/my-new-love---coconut-oil Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:13:39 GMT
Mini Photo Session Sale https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/5/mini-photo-session-sale Take advantage of a mini session that you can book at your convenience!

Session must be paid in full by May 17 to honor the discount but your session can be scheduled to take place anytime until June 15.

Book today!

 

Family Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't miss out!

 

What is included?

An online photo gallery for easy viewing, sharing and proofing.
Disc containing 10 edited images of your choice!

1 8x10 print
Up to 4 people (+$20 each additional)

 


To book your session:
Call/Text: (916) 224-0194
Send Stim an email.



Session must be paid in full by May 17 to honor the discount.

Your photo session can be scheduled to take place until June 15.

This can be at a location of your choice. (travel restrictions may apply)

If you opt to shoot in the studio additional fees will apply.






Refer a friend and receive $10 off your next session when they book with Stim.

 

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 Discount Family Mini Session Photography Portraits Sacramento Sale Stimulate Stimulate Photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/5/mini-photo-session-sale Fri, 09 May 2014 19:21:16 GMT
Cast Your Vote for the A-List! https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/3/cast-your-vote-for-the-a-list A love dip on the beach!

Specializing in quality wedding, event and portrait photography with competitive investment options.

Create life lasting art with Stimulate Photography!

 

Please take a moment to cast your vote for Stimulate Photography on this years KCRA Chanel 3 A-List ballot. Simply click below, sign in or create an account and place your vote! Seriously simple. Seriously appreciated.

http://ctvr.us/stimulatephotog

Once you have voted, email Rebecca@StimulatePhotography.com letting us know you have placed your vote to be entered for a FREE mini photo session! (restrictions apply)

 

 

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 A-List Best Of KCRA Sacramento Stimulate Photography Vote Wedding Wedding Photographer Wedding Photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/3/cast-your-vote-for-the-a-list Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:30:15 GMT
Tara Elizabeth, Contest Winner! https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/2/tara-elizabeth-contest-winner

Facebook Contest Winner

Tara Elizabeth Photography

 

 

Q. Tell us a bit about yourself.
A. I am 34 years old and while I have had a life-long interest in art photography, it is only in the last 4-5 years that I have had much of a chance to hone my craft. I am fortunate that with the digital age I now have the resources to do so. It cost me my whole allowance as a kid to get a roll of film for my first 110 speed camera developed and if a shot didn't come out right, it was a wasted exposure. When I finally got my hands on a digital camera I could take as many shots as I needed or wanted. That freedom to just keep shooting has allowed me to take chances and experiment. I shoot with a simple point and shoot. First a Samsung S630 and for the last couple of years a Canon Powershot A1200. It's not high-tech. It's not "pro-grade," but I am not trying to be a "professional photographer" in that sense. I am much more interested in the art than the commerce side of photography, although I am proud to have sold a few of my prints over the last couple of years. I would LOVE to eventually be able to upgrade to a DSLR and have even more options for getting the shot I want, but as my friend Allyson Seconds said to encourage me, "It's about the eye not the camera". I have taken that advice to heart and work around and even exploit the deficiencies of my equipment. I am honored to have taken part in three art shows this past year and look forward to more in 2014. I may even have my first solo show in the works. I am also a singer and am currently putting together a new band. I also model for group member Kendall Tobe of Kendaru Photography for her Midikat Boutique. 
 
 
Q. Something few people know about you is...
A. I wanted to be an actress when I was growing up. I could act out whole scenes from movies at 3.
 
 
Q. What is the craziest job you ever had?
A. I was a professional wrestling referee for seven and a half years. There is nothing quite as crazy as dodging flying bodies, blood and glass.
 
Q. If someone gave you $3000 today to spend on photography equipment, what would you purchase?
A. Probably a Canon Mark III. My little Powershot has definitely made me a Canon partisan. 
 
Q. Mac or PC?
A. I had to make this choice a few years back and ultimately went with a PC. My Toshiba laptop has a wonderful display on it and I was fortunate enough to be gifted copies of Photoshop and Lightroom. 
 
Q. Besides your camera, what is a must-have at each session?
A. An extra set of batteries, they are always dying!
 
Q. What is your favorite movie of all time?
A. The Empire Strikes Back
 
Q. What is your favorite TV series these days?
A. I will always love The Simpsons
 
Q. What inspires you on a regular basis?
A. The work of my fellow photographers who are friends, especially Allyson Seconds, Kendall Tobe and Jay Spooner, as well as the incredible almost overwhelming stream that is Tumblr. But my inspiration really is the day to day panorama and the little moments therein that keep you going. The glint of the sun off a building. The lines formed be a row of rooftops and power lines reaching into the sky. Two musicians taking a moment to throw an arm around each other. That is what inspires me and what I try to capture with my photography.
 
Q. If you could have lunch with someone famous, whom would that be?
A. That is a tough choice, but I think I have to say Hillary Clinton. Politics aside, her accomplishments are remarkable and an inspiration to women.
 
Q. Could you share 3 of your favorite images?
A. This first was in my most recent show and is called Light Breaking Through-From the Car. I took it while driving down I-5 last August.
 
 
The second is my favorite travel photo ever-  Totem Pole Mountain. It was shot in Weed, CA from the parking lot of the super market in June of 2012
 
 
The last is my favorite gig shot and features Skid Jones and Emile Dalkey from a Grub Dog and the Amazing Sweethearts show back in Sept 2011.
 
 
 
Please visit Tara on Facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/TaraElizabethPhotography
 
 
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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 Tara Elizabeth Photography feature photography sacramento winner https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/2/tara-elizabeth-contest-winner Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:47:36 GMT
Check out the new Pinterest! https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/2/check-out-the-new-pinterest Follow Stimulate on Pinterest!

 

Well would you look at that! Pinterest now offers a business account verse a personal account!

 

Come follow Stimulate on Pinterest!

 

Pigeon John live at Blue Lamp, 2006

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) Pinterest business follow photography sacramento stimulate stimulate photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/2/check-out-the-new-pinterest Wed, 05 Feb 2014 01:22:39 GMT
Valentines Mini Photo Session https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/1/valentines-mini-photo-session It's time to create that awesome gift for your valentine! Whether it be a comical 'Be My Valentine' or a sexy boudoir session, you will not want to miss this opportunity.


Your $45 Mini will include 40 minutes in the studio to complete any look that you desire! Let's put on our creative hats!

Also includes:
-5 Edited Images of Your Choice on Disc
-7-10 Day Turn-around
- Online Viewing Gallery
-Unlimited Fun!

 

 



Bring your other half, family or just you! The possibilities are endless...

To book your time please contact me at Rebecca@StimulatePhotography.com or of course through Facebook.

Times Available:
*10A
*11A
*12P
*1p
*2p
(More times available upon request.)

Please arrive 10 minutes early to keep everyone on schedule. Model releases will be available to sign at your scheduled time. Your down payment of $25 is due to hold your session time. This can be mailed, payed through PayPal or in person.

Location:
Imajn Studios
4311 Attawa Ave. Suite 208
Sacramento, Ca 95822

Previous Mini Session client? Refer a friends and receive one FREE 5x7 print from you previous Mini!

See you soon!

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 Imajn Studios Mini Session Valentine photography portrait sacramento stimulate stimulate photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2014/1/valentines-mini-photo-session Fri, 03 Jan 2014 00:53:27 GMT
The McKinley Park Mini Sessions https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/12/the-mckinley-park-mini-sessions

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2013 family mini sessions mini-sessions minis photography sacramento stimulate stimulate photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/12/the-mckinley-park-mini-sessions Fri, 06 Dec 2013 07:52:39 GMT
The Dixey Family Mini Session https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/11/the-dixey-family-mini-session A reunion that was sooo overdue!!

I went to high School with Sarah and could not be more happy about meeting her family with one more on the way!

 

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2013 McKinley Park family photography sacramento stimulate stimulate photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/11/the-dixey-family-mini-session Tue, 26 Nov 2013 02:37:11 GMT
Fall/Winter Mini Photo Sessions in Apple Hill https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/11/fall/winter-mini-photo-sessions-in-apple-hill Now scheduling mini photo sessions for Dec. 21 in the lovely Apple Hill Area! (Exact location TBD)

These are the last mini sessions of the year!!
Just $35 for a 35 minute session.

SofiaSofia
Times Available:

1:30p - Open

2:15p - Open
3:10p - Open
4p - Booked

 

More times may be added dependent upon demand.

Included in this $35 Mini Session:
*online image gallery
*disc containing 5 edited images, your choice!
*5-7 day turn around

 

Refer a friend and upon booking your will receive a free 5x7 of your choice!

For easy sharing visit the Facebook event here!



Please contact me here to book your time!

Please arrive 5-10 minutes early as a model release form will need signed prior to your session. Payment is due prior to your scheduled time as well. Payments accepted: cash, check and card. ($35 returned check fee)


I look forward to making your memories last beyond forever!

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2013 Apple Hill Family mini photo session photography sacramento stimulate stimulate photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/11/fall/winter-mini-photo-sessions-in-apple-hill Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:50:43 GMT
Ryan & Julieanna https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/11/ryan-julieanna The Details

The details will make the day! Congrats to Ryan & Julieanna on your day of love! It was absolutely spectacular. I wish the best for you and your family with so many years filled with love and laughter.

Smiles were had, tears graced faces and love was celebrated.

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2013 Stimulate Photography Sunrise Events Center california love photography sacramento stimulate wedding https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/11/ryan-julieanna Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:09:59 GMT
Little Miss Sofia https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/10/little-miss-sofia Her many faces.

 

When I asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, Daddy said she wants to be on stage. This little ball of personality is going to make a big mark in the world! Look out!

 

 

 

Fun

 

 

 

 

 

She was an absolute doll! Came ready to the photo session more prepared than professional models that I have worked with in the past. Her expressions and poses were practiced to a T.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sofia

 

 

 

I am very excited for our next adventure in June. More fun and smiles with this wonderfully awesome family!!

 

 

Book your family photo session by Oct. 15 and save $25!

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2013 girls kids photography portraits rose garden sacramento stimulate stimulate photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/10/little-miss-sofia Mon, 07 Oct 2013 19:37:17 GMT
Kacies Ride for Hope, Sept. 14 https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/9/kacies-ride-for-hope-sept-14  

Kacie's Ride for HopeSeptember 14, 2013, Placerville, CA

 

Photos from the 2012 ride will be available for purchase!

Pat Barron Kacies Ride for Hope 2012

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2013 Kacies ride for hope bike diamond springs domestic violence awareness harley motorcycle placerville ride stimulate photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/9/kacies-ride-for-hope-sept-14 Sat, 14 Sep 2013 08:55:45 GMT
Josh & Melissa, tie the knot! https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/9/josh-melissa-tie-the-knot Congrats Josh & Melissa!

 

Stimulate Photography The Dress The Cake Stimulate Photography

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2014 love photography sacramento stimulate stimulate photography wedding https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/9/josh-melissa-tie-the-knot Mon, 09 Sep 2013 02:01:37 GMT
2013 Kacies Ride for Hope https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/8/2013-kacies-ride-for-hope Mark your calendars, folks!  This year’s Kacie’s Ride for Hope will be in Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013.

We are looking forward to seeing many familiar faces, and hopefully lots of new faces too!

 

Please visit www.KaciesRideforHope.com for more information.

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2013 Bike Show The center for violence free relationships community domestic violence el dorado county placerville tahoe https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/8/2013-kacies-ride-for-hope Fri, 30 Aug 2013 01:41:02 GMT
Artistic Lighting and Photoshop Techniques/Two Day Workshop https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/8/artistic-lighting-and-photoshop-techniques/two-day-workshop HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO LEARN HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH A FASHION MODEL AND LEARN TO RETOUCH A BEAUTIFUL FASHION IMAGE FOR YOUR PORTFOLIO?

-2-Day Beginner Workshop -2-Amazing Sets -2-Beautiful Models

Learn to Pose, Shoot and Retouch a fashion model image professionally, from start to finish. Use these techniques in any kind of portrait session. 

·  Day 1 - Sculpting with Light – On Location Studio Fashion Shoot

  - Off Camera Flash, Reflectors, learn how to use a pocket wizard (provided). Saturday 9/14 -  1:00 - 6:00 PM (30 min break, drinks provided)

·  Day 2 – Photoshop Fashion Retouching Techniques

  - Portrait & Glamour Retouching Techniques – Sunday 9/15  1:00 – 6:00 PM (30 min break, drinks provided)

 

TWO Amazing Sets! TWO Amazing Models!

 -  Military WWII Half-Track - featuring a Sexy Female Soldier

 - 1940 Red Ford Pickup Truck - featuring Glamour Girl Next Door 

Beautiful VACAVILLE location, disclosed upon payment.

 

Requirements:

–  DSLR Camera with lens (35 to 100 mm range) – must have hot shoe (for use of pocket wizard which will be provided).

–  Laptop with Photoshop CS5 or CS6 (wifi available if you have the Creative Cloud). If you don't have Photoshop, you can download a FREE trial version here.

Optional  (Helpful but not needed):

–  Pocket Wizard Transceiver II (for Any Camera hotshoe) or Pocket Wizard TT5 (Nikon ver.)

–  Imagenomic Portraiture (Photoshop Software Plug-in) Click here for FREE trial

–  Nik Color Efex (Photoshop Software Plug-in) Click here for 15 day FREE trial

–  OnOne Software (Photoshop Software Plug-in) Click here for 30 day FREE trial

(Note: If you choose to download free trials above please be sure software is installed and works prior to class as there will not be time for technical support. This software will be demonstrated but not required for class.)

 

Day 1 - This step-by-step, hands-on instructional class is intended to teach the beginner basic studio lighting techniques focusing on learning how to pose a model in flattering studio light using soft boxes and reflectors (provided).

Day 2 - You will select your favorite image from Day 1 to retouch step by step with the instructor during the class on your own laptop. You will leave with a finished beautifully retouched image from our shoot, learning expert retouching techniques in Photoshop along the way.  Specialty filters will be demonstrated by the instructor to showcase how to get exquisite polished results. This class will focus on taking one image full circle starting by capturing it in the camera, posing techniques with the model, lighting it well and then finishing it professionally in post production using Photoshop CS5 or CS6.  This class is offering organized, individualized hands on instruction to learn lighting and posing techniques. (Not meant to be a freestyle photo shoot). There will be a time to practice the techniques, but the focus will be on instruction.

The Photoshop portion of the class on Day 2 will be delivered in a classroom setting, if you do not have the required software or laptop you may share with a neighbor and watch the demonstration on large screen projection but you may not have time to practice the techniques.  Plenty of time for questions and answers and personalized help.  This class is not meant to learn everything about Photoshop – it has a targeted goal to learn the techniques to professionally retouch one glamour image from start to finish, so you will leave with a portfolio quality image.

Class size – 25 person limit   - RSVP -  5 person minimum per day to hold the class.

Two Day Workshop Price $150  

NOTE: If you want to attend only one of the two days, please send an email to [masked] with a request for the day you would like to attend. Please include your phone number. 

One Day Workshop Price $80

No refunds for cancellations made within 10 days of the workshop, although substitutions will be permitted. Refunds will not be available for registrants who do not attend the workshop. 

We expect this event to fill up fast and it will not be repeated. Hold your spot today!

This is a Hands on Workshop – One Time Only - Special Engagement Offered by visiting Los Angeles Fashion Photographer / Retouch Artist- Karen Vaisman


Specializing in Fashion, Glamour and Portraits her art and photography are expressive and imaginative with an underlying classical style. Her experience spans working with Hollywood models, actors, and Beverly Hills designers along with photographing Fashion Week in Los Angeles. Her work focuses on sculpting with light, delivering exquisitely posed images created with finely-detailed post production and digital painting techniques. Careful model selection, hat couture, wardrobe and set styling are prominent in her imagery.  She has honed her creativity over 30 years as a Professional Photographer & Retouch Artist and is here to share it with all of you for this very special limited engagement, 2 - Day workshop.

See Karen's work at http://www.karenvaismanphotography.com/ (portraiture)

http://www.facebook.com/KarenVaismanPhotography (glamour)

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2013 Karen Vaisman Vacaville lighting photography stimulate workshop https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/8/artistic-lighting-and-photoshop-techniques/two-day-workshop Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:39:14 GMT
A Few Teasers... https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/7/a-few-teasers

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) wedding 2013 love maria ricardo work i do https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/7/a-few-teasers Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:30:43 GMT
45 Life Lessons, written by a 90 year old https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/7/45-life-lessons-written-by-a-90-year-old

45 Life Lessons, written by a 90 year old

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short not to enjoy it.

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for things that matter.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye… But don’t worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful.  Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It’s never too late to be happy.  But it’s all up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words, ‘In five years, will this matter?’

27. Always choose Life.

28. Forgive but don’t forget.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give Time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d
grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you think you need.

42. The best is yet to come…

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

 

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2013 45 Life Lessons, written by a 90 year old Sacramento awareness california events family lessons life portraits stimulate photography wedding https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/7/45-life-lessons-written-by-a-90-year-old Tue, 16 Jul 2013 18:41:56 GMT
Karen Vaisman, Another Win! https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/4/karen-vaisman-another-win  

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY Winning Image!

My name is Karen Vaisman; I am a photographic artist and professional retoucher. I love to set up creative shoots with very carefully selected models. I like to find women who are confident and whose alluring nature shows clearly in their eyes; models with an almost an electric connection with the lens. I love to find the beauty within anyone, particularly women and elicit captivating expressions. When a person looks at the lens, they often have very blank veiled look in their eyes. A quality needed by photographers is the ability to engage their model/subject in order to draw out their personality. I try to build trust in order to break through insecurities. During our shoot my goal is to help reveal a special part of the person, sometimes it is their own persona, and sometimes it is a character I want them to portray. My goal is for this magical quality to become apparent to the viewer in my imagery. (Samples here:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150627898948992.397552.54317623991&type=3)

These two sample images are of two very talented models. Daphney Dameraux is an elegant model/actress who has been in the industry for years and has acted in commercials and television shows such as Star Trek. Heather Katelyn Grayson-Model is a model with natural beauty. She is very versatile and talented at skillfully changing her character– it is quite amazing how chameleonic she is, while maintaining a seductive allure all the while.

Model selection is key for me.  Identifying a quintessential quality (eye contact) in my models is very important before I ever pick up the camera. If I’m working with a non-model, I try to find a common bond to allow any fear or hesitation to subside so that I can capture their true appeal.  I often pre-visualize the entire image if I know the wardrobe in advance, preconceiving lighting effects in my mind. The final image is a careful combination of posing, composition, lighting, depth, negative space, background (real or illustrated in post production), dimensionality, wardrobe styling, makeup, hair, and of course eliciting an expression in every image.  The image is completed with expert retouching to perfect the elements captured during the shoot. The model/subject plus each talented team member (makeup artist, hair and wardrobe stylist) I work with helps influence the final image. I don’t often think about all of these qualities while I shoot, but rather try to move through the shoot organically. I’ve been shooting for 30 years and it has become innate and I often know the winning image when I click the shutter, before I even see it on the computer screen. I just feel it when all the elements come together.

I hope these before and after images give viewers a peek into how I like to transform a face into a beauty that transcends the two dimensional space it is framed in. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in a unique session capturing your inner beauty.

 

-Karen Vaisman

info@karenvaismanphotography.com

www.karenvaismanphotography.com

Studio located in Agoura Hills CA (Los Angeles area) and Vacaville (Sacramento/SF area), CA

Karen can be reached for your personal glamour session at 818-991-7787

www.facebook.com/karenvaisman

www.facebook.com/KarenVaismanPhotography

www.twitter.com/KVaismanPhoto

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2013 Before and after Karen Vaisman Stimulate Photography Street Photography contest facebook image winning https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/4/karen-vaisman-another-win Wed, 17 Apr 2013 01:24:38 GMT
KCRA Channel 3 A-List Polls Open https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/3/kcra-channel-3-a-list-polls-open

Please click the image below to vote!

The race for the 2013 KCRA 3 A-List is officially ON! Each year, we feature thousands of local businesses, places, and brands from around the Greater Sacramento area as nominated by voters like you. This year, the list features more than 8,000 nominees.

Now it's your turn.

Over the next few weeks, you'll have the chance to fill out your own ballot and sing the praises of your favorite local businesses. From the BEST Art Gallery to the BEST Wine Shop and everything in between!

In addition to last year's categories, this year we are featuring 10 brand new categories. While the new races are sure to be exciting, let's not forget about the most contentious categories from past contests. Here are five popular categories to monitor as the contest heats up:

  • BEST Burger: Burgers are serious business. East Coast, West Coast, Well Done, Medium Rare. Who makes the best burger?
  • BEST Hair Salon: Not all salons are created equal. Some pamper you, others bring cutting-edge style. What makes a salon the best for you?
  • BEST Dance Studio: Tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, belly-dancing... It's all here, but tell us who does it best!
  • BEST Wedding Photographer: There should only be one leap-of-faith on a wedding day. Who would you trust to capture those perfect moments? ...Stimulate Photography. With the BBB comes a badge of certifiable trust.
  • BEST Food Truck: There’s something tantalizing about food-on-wheels that roam our city streets, who do your taste buds chase?

How will you fill out your ballot? Get started today by checking out the complete list of categories. However you do it, make sure you get your votes in by May 3rd. Every vote counts!

 

Old SacramentoSacramento, CA

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2013 Channel 3 A-List Sacramento Stimulate Photography West Coast Athletics california cordova coverage diamond event lodi nominee portraits rancho springs wedding https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/3/kcra-channel-3-a-list-polls-open Tue, 19 Mar 2013 05:53:20 GMT
KCRA A-List Voting to Start March 18! https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/3/kcra-a-list-voting-to-start-march-18 Each year Sacramento consumers join together to vote for their favorite local businesses on the KCRA 3 A-List. As a nominee, I can be a big part of that experience. Voting for the KCRA 3 A-List starts March 18 at 12:00AM.

 


 

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With the 2013 KCRA 3 A-List around the corner it's time to submit your nominations for the BEST of 2013. Voting starts March 18th. This year, the A-List will feature 152 categories covering a range of lifestyle, entertainment, and — of course — food categories. Nominees that received votes last year are automatically re-entered, but if a new restaurant or chic boutique has popped up in your neighborhood, make sure to nominate them so they get the recognition they deserve!

Once you place your vote for Stimulate Photography, shoot me an email and tell me you voted! Special deals will come your way!

Contact Rebecca at Rebecca@StimulatePhotography.com

Call/Text: 916.224.0194

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2013 A-List KCRA Knoblauch Rebecca Stimulate Photography contest event family mobile photography sacramento vote wedding https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/3/kcra-a-list-voting-to-start-march-18 Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:55:15 GMT
Introducing Cayla https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/3/introducing-cayla A fun filled Old Sacramento portrait session!

 

Cayla Portrait Session in Old Sacramento

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Cayla Portrait Session, Old Sacramento

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2013 cayla kids model photography portraits sacramento stimulate stimulate photography youth https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/3/introducing-cayla Fri, 08 Mar 2013 04:14:09 GMT
Save on your Gallery Wraps https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/3/save-on-your-gallery-wraps

Call Rebecca at 916.224.0194 to place your order by March 13!

 

 

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2013 Wall Art gallery wraps photography sacramento sale stimulate stimulate photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/3/save-on-your-gallery-wraps Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:46:20 GMT
Modrona Vineyards Unveiling! https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/2/modrona-vineyards-unveiling What a wonderful evening spent enjoying my work. Capturing people smiling away and holding conversations full of laughter.

Congrats to Madrona Vineyards on your new champagne! It tasted absolutely amazing!

 

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2013 Madrona Vineyards california champagne placerville stimulate stimulate photography winery https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/2/modrona-vineyards-unveiling Fri, 08 Feb 2013 04:03:31 GMT
REFRESHED Contest Winner! https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/2/refreshed-contest-winner  
 
Introducing to you Karen Vaisman Photography, the winner from our Facebook groups REFRESHED contest!
 
You can visit us here: 916 Artist Group
 
Check out her winning image from the REFRESHED contest!
 
1. Tell us a bit about yourself.
 
Studio based out of Los Angeles / Agoura Hills California, I travel nationwide, concentrate on Northern and Southern California.  Currently  (2013) working in San Francisco, Sacramento and Vacaville, California.

I specialize in Fashion and People photography. I have worked with models, actors, designers – I photographed Fashion Week in Los Angeles. The focus is on accentuating the impact of my image  is 3-fold.

  1. Envisioning the image’s mood and style before picking up the camera.
  2. Sculpting with light and selecting depth of field – placing the subject in 3-dimensional space and creating the mood of that space through use of light, depth, styling, wardrobe and pose in relation to the negative space, setting and background around the subject.
  3. Understanding photoshop and concentrating on the fine art of detailed post production techniques, including controlled light and shadow.
 
2. List 3 photographers you admire – past and/or present.
 

Joe McNally

Jerry Ghionis

David Hobby

Cliff Mautner

Joel Grimes

 
3. If you weren’t a professional photographer, what would you like to be doing?
 

I can’t even imagine being anything else but a photographic artist - besides a mother, and I’m both! I am also a professional retouch artist. I spend as much time in photoshop retouching as I do behind the camera. I envision my desired result first, by understanding my post production and lighting tools – only then do I look through the lens as my blank palette before pressing the shutter.

 
4. What is your favorite genre to shoot, and why?
 
People, Animals, Fashion and Portraits.  I love expression. I love to elicit a feeling from the eyes of my subject – a direct connection with the lens, then I love to enhance it using a variety of post production techniques gained over 15 years.  I am very focused on light and how it falls on a 3 dimensional subject within the space provided. I’m very aware of negative space while I shoot which helps me position my subjects within that space.
 
5. Besides your camera, what is a must-have at each session?
 

Off Camera Flash with my pocket wizards TT5s (to enable me to control the settings from the camera).  I love to sculpt with light. I have so much more control, putting the light exactly where I want it with multiple speedlights – light, mobile, portable and easily placed where I need them.

 
6. What 3 words would your kids use to describe you?
 
Creative, Addicted to my camera, Can’t cook!
 
Contact Information:
 

www.karenvaismanphotography.com 

 

Email Karen at info@karenvaismanphotography.com

 

www.facebook.com/KarenVaisman

 

http://pinterest.com/kfmmv/

 

https://twitter.com/kvaismanphoto

 

http://www.linkedin.com/in/karenvaisman

http://agourahills.patch.com/users/karen-vaisman/blog_posts

 
 
And now her previous winning entry:
 
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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2013 AUTOMOBILE Karen Vaisman Photography REFRESHED stimulate photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/2/refreshed-contest-winner Fri, 08 Feb 2013 02:36:52 GMT
Timothy Rhyme, Local Artist on the Rise https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/1/timothy-rhyme-local-artist-on-the-rise

Timothy Rhyme x Phil The Pain - I Gotta Go

 

Download - The Trojan Horse

Timothy Rhyme Homepage

Timothy Rhyme Youtube

Timothy Rhyme Twitter

Timothy Rhyme Facebook

 Timothy Rhyme Webstore

Paid Dues 2013 Official Performer

UMA West Coast Artist Of The Year 2012.

First Dirt (Co-Founder / Artist)

 

Please vote!

http://whosnext.power106.com/bftb2013/artist/3196

POWER106FM is holding a contest for underground emcee's to get some shine.

The prizes are:

- 10K
- Open for Kendrick Lamaar
- Perform at SXSW
- + more!

 

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2013 Sacramento Timothy Rhyme UMA hip hop local lyrical photography stimulate stimulate photography support https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/1/timothy-rhyme-local-artist-on-the-rise Fri, 01 Feb 2013 02:34:28 GMT
One Big Happy Family https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/1/one-big-happy-family

Happiness

It was a long time coming to shoot this family! I have known parts of this family since I was a freshman in high school, the rest is history!

Thank you guys for a wonderful Christmas Eve Day photo session!

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2012 christmas christmas eve family holidays new photography sacramento stimulate stimulate photography year https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2013/1/one-big-happy-family Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:10:12 GMT
Hopkins Wedding https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/12/hopkins-wedding The Ladies The Gents Father and Daughter Presenting Mr. & Mrs. Hopkins The Color of Love Favors of Love

I would have to say one of the most awesome weddings I have been a part of! Thank you two!

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2012 Lodi family love photography sacramento stimulate stimulate photography wine & Roses https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/12/hopkins-wedding Fri, 28 Dec 2012 01:12:13 GMT
Donte & Yolie Make it Official https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/12/donte-yolie-make-it-official Yolie and her Daughters

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2012 dance dj family photography sacramento stimulate stimulate photography wedding https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/12/donte-yolie-make-it-official Fri, 28 Dec 2012 00:54:28 GMT
Zach & Shandra Tie the Knot https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/12/zach-shandra-tie-the-knot Engagement Session with Zach & Shandra

Engagement Session with Zach & Shandra11x14 Signature Matte

Zach and his Groomsmen Shandra and her Ladies With This Ring I Do Thee Wed The Pinkstons The Wedding Rings

Congrats to you two lovebirds! All the best to you for infinite years to come!

 

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2012 camino coloma family love photography portraits sacramento stimulate stimulate photography wedding https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/12/zach-shandra-tie-the-knot Thu, 27 Dec 2012 22:28:52 GMT
G.S.F.F.L Game Day https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/11/g-s-f-f-l-game-day Greater Sacramento Flag Football League Greater Sacramento Flag Football League Greater Sacramento Flag Football League Greater Sacramento Flag Football League

 

You talked about it with the kids and your spouse.  

Decided that it was time to try another sport or return for another season of football.

 You did your research and finally decided to give GSFFL a try.  

You came to this website, looked it over and then you did it. (Read more by clicking below)

Check out SacFlags.org

Please Click Here

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2012 football photography sacramento sports stimulate stimulate photography youth https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/11/g-s-f-f-l-game-day Thu, 15 Nov 2012 19:41:16 GMT
Beats & Lumpia III hosts "The Rent Money Tour" with Bambu https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/9/beats-lumpia-iii-hosts-the-rent-money-tour-with-bambu Beats & Lumpia III hosts "The Rent Money Tour" with Bambu

 

“Beat” [beet] noun: A main accent or rhythmic unit in music or poetry 

“Lumpia” [loom-pee-uh] noun: Filipino spring rolls 

 

Beats and Lumpia began in 2010 with an idea, vision and passion. It is a celebration of Filipinos in Hip Hop culture which takes place during National Filipino American History month. This is the only event of its kind in Sacramento, CA and we take pride in highlighting our talented brothers and sisters. 

 

In the past we have showcased local talent which includes emcees/rappers, deejays, dancers, singers, producers and visual artists. This year we are excited to have Bay Area and Los Angeles talent to grace the stage, as well as Beats & Lumpia veterans. 

 

We are proud to host "The Rent Money Tour" with Bambu, Filipino American MC and activist from Los Angeles, CA. 

 

The event is appropriately named “Beats & Lumpia” because not only do we showcase amazing talent, but we serve amazing food! Filipino Cuisine is for sale at the event and all attendees receive lumpia tickets upon admission. 

 

With a strong emphasis on community and culture, this event is open to people of all ages, cultures and ethnicities. It is a time to celebrate and come together as a community! 

 

It will be held at the Sol Collective located at 2574 21stStreet, Sacramento CA 95818. The event doors open promptly at 6:00PM and will event at midnight. This is an all-age event with the admission price of $8 presale and $10 at the door, with special family and group discounts.

 

For more information please visit our Facebook Event page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/384938828242229/

 

Email: BeatsAndLumpia@Gmail.com

 

Video: "Old Man Raps" by Bambu, produced by Digital Martyrs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n0mJSIZfVg

 

Beats & Lumpia

 

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2012 Bambu LA MissChief 916 activist beats community family lumpia photography sacramento sol collective stimulate https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/9/beats-lumpia-iii-hosts-the-rent-money-tour-with-bambu Thu, 20 Sep 2012 21:34:21 GMT
RAW:Awards 2012 and Stimulate Photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/9/raw-awards-2012-and-stimulate-photography I feel so honored to be nominated for the ever so prestigious RAW:Awards! Now this is where I need your help!

Starting October 1 the voting polls are open to the public. This will last for two weeks, ending on October 15.

Then October 17 the city nominees will be announced! The nominees will be the top 3-5 photographers in Sacramento, CA!

On November 15 the nominees will be showcased and the next round of voting will take place!

The judges panel will take over and voting will commence November 19-28! Eek!

And December 3rd the winners will be announced.

Why is this such a big deal you ask?? See below for the winners awesome prize package!

 

 


 

  • Consultation with Markus & Indrani, Celebrity/Award-winning Photographers from Bravo's Double Exposure
  • Consultation with Jody Domingue, Celebrity Photographer
  • Half a day at Jody Domingue Studios
  • Exhibit in Downtown LA Artwalk
  • Exhibit in Artspace Warehouse
  • Opportunity to include art/prints in IndiExhibit celebrity award show gift bags (3 events)
  • $500 gift certificate to Nations Photo Lab
  • 1000 printed IndieCards from Bands on a Budget
  • Write-up feature on Artslant.com
  • Write-up feature on Staged Incident
  • RAW's Golden Ticket: Unlimited free showcases in any RAW location (50+ cities) during the 2013 season
  • RAW:Photographer of the year Winner's Seal & Accolade
  • RAW On-Camera interview
  • Honored at RAWards 2012 Ceremony as RAW:Photographer of the Year
  • Featured on RAWartists.org 

 

 

Now meet the fabulous judges panel:

 

 
 
 

How can you vote?

 

  1. The 2012 RAWards National Online Voting will take place from October 1st at 12 midnight (PST) to October 15th at 11:59PM (PST)
  2. Online voters are allowed a total of 9 votes per day, one vote per category (e.g. 1 film vote, 1 art vote, 1 music vote, etc ...)
  3. The voter can choose to vote for one artist per category, per day.
  4. Each voter will require a valid, registered email address.
  5. Entering invalid email addresses will disqualify one's vote. Votes accumulated via fraudulent email addresses will also be disqualified.

Stay tuned for an easy as pie online voting link!

 

Questions? Ask away.

rebecca@stimulatephotography.com

You can also visit me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StimulatePhotog916

 

THANK YOU!!!

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2012 RAW:Awards contest nominees photography sacramento stimulate stimulate photography voting https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/9/raw-awards-2012-and-stimulate-photography Thu, 13 Sep 2012 23:43:27 GMT
Kacies Ride for Hope 2012 https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/8/kacies-ride-for-hope

 

About Kacies Ride

Please visit the website for more information.

http://kaciesrideforhope.com/kaciesride/wordpress/

 

I would like to invite you all to join us this year for “Kacie’s Ride For Hope”. The 7th Annual Kacie’s ride will be held on Sept 8th, 2012. It is getting bigger and better every year. Join us whether you ride or not! I personally thank each and every one of you that have assisted and participated in this event. It would not happen without you!!!

I have a personal connection to “Kacie’s Ride For Hope.” My little sister Kacie was shot to death in the driveway of her home by her ex-boyfriend on the 26th of July, 2006. She was only forty years old and left a fine young son. My sister Kacie liked to ride; one of her favorites was the “Hope Valley Run”.  In those days it was a three day party, but nowadays we put a little different twist on it. We are tired of what is happening to families due to domestic violence. There is no excuse to use violence to solve a dispute. It never works. Kacie was also a client and supporter of the “Center.” If she were here today you would see her face at the microphone running the show. I wish she was!

Our little putt through the High Sierra is getting pretty well known in Placerville and outlying areas. Each year our contribution towards “the Center” has grown considerably, ultimately assisting victims of domestic violence. Our goal is to provide much needed funds to the Center for Violence-free Relationships. We not only provide monetary support, we are opening the public’s eyes to the Domestic Violence that is happening all around us.

Nothing is going to bring my little sister back, but we can prevent other tragedies like this by supporting this cause. Come ride with us, and spread the word at home and in your county so that we can all work towards an end to Domestic Violence. Let’s make this a statewide and then a nationwide effort.

Thank you for your support,

Pat Barron

 

 

Find Kacies Ride on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/KaciesRide

Photo coverage to be provided by Stimulate Photography. Gallery: www.stimulatephotography.com/kaciesrideforhope2012

Photo gallery will be available one week after the ride at www.stimulatephotography.com

Please visit the Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/StimulatePhotog916

 

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2012 7th Annual Hope Kacies Kacies Ride for Hope Photography Placerville Ride Stimulate bike center domestic for free photography raffle show stimulate stimulate photography violence https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/8/kacies-ride-for-hope Wed, 22 Aug 2012 19:38:24 GMT
Birds of a Feather Featuring Lily Lotus https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/8/birds-of-a-feather-featuring-lily-lotus www.facebook.com/StimulatePhotog916 www.facebook.com/StimulatePhotog916 www.facebook.com/StimulatePhotog916 www.facebook.com/StimulatePhotog916

Birds of a Feather: https://www.facebook.com/Lyricalfeathers

Lily Lotus: https://www.facebook.com/Lilym00n

Photographer: Stimulate Photography

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2012 feather jewelry model photography portrait portraits sacramento stimulate https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/8/birds-of-a-feather-featuring-lily-lotus Mon, 06 Aug 2012 21:23:16 GMT
Victor & Caitlin https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/7/victor-caitlin Victor & Caitlin Engagement Session

I have to admit that these two were probably the most fun to work with in a long while.

Enduring physical distance and years of getting to know one another has helped their love grow strong.

This reminds me of Moulin Rouge:

"All you need is love!"

 

To book your very own engagement session please contact me through the Contact page!

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2012 engagement evening happy july love photography river sacramento stimulate wedding https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/7/victor-caitlin Wed, 18 Jul 2012 19:29:43 GMT
The Sound of the Present https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/7/the-sound-of-the-present Sometimes I stop to look at the leaves blowing in the wind, or insects crawling, children playing and old sitting in the shade of the bowling club.
Walk during my lunch break is for me every day, a small essential journey.
Today, walking through the market there were so many smells, good and bad, but the fruit that I bought from an old farmer was good and juicy and his smile has opened my eyes and mouth in a smile even bigger.
And then thousands languages ​​unknown to me and thousands noises, endless changing voices of the world.
I understand a bit of everything and the immense rest blows over me like breeze on sweaty skin.
In all this, when the pain disappears, i can hear a sound.
It ’s like the beating of a giant heart.
Do you hear that giant heart beating too?
It ‘a hidden sound like what you hear in the belly of a great ship.
A sound ever present.
I like to think that is the sound of the present.

 

Taken from http://www.zentao.org/en/

 

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2012 buddha wisdom zen zentao https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/7/the-sound-of-the-present Thu, 12 Jul 2012 23:01:57 GMT
The Third Annual Pinata Festival https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/6/the-third-annual-pinata-festival
Sol Collective
 
Sol Collective and Spanglish Arte present 
The Third Annual Pinata Festival
June 16th, Southside Park, 12-4 p.m. Free for all ages.

3rd Annual Pinata FestivalThe Pinata Festival is right around the corner! After a lot of fun workshops and pinata parties it is time to reveal our paper mache masterpieces. Come check out some of the most elaborate piñatas Sacramento has ever seen, learn to make sugar skulls, dance to the sounds La Misa Negra (Live Cumbia), DJ Leydis and El Indio of World Hood and bring the whole family.
 
 Join us June 16th at Southside Park as Sol Collective and Spanglish Arte combine for the third annual Pinata Festival.
 
Pinata Festival!
Click here or on the video above to watch!
An outdoor vendor market and art show featuring some of Sacramento's premier artisans and boutiques will satiate the shopper in you. Alongside all the beautiful piñatas being exhibited, there will be piñata building workshops as well as various art activities. Some of Sacramento's favorite food trucks will be catering the event with musical performances by La Misa Negra, El Indio of World Hood, and DJ Leydis. Other special performances throughout the day include Agua de Beber Capoeira and Maquilli Tonatiuh dancers.
 
Proceeds from this event benefit Sol Collective and help us to support and further our community programming. Thank you to everyone who has purchased, built, or helped decorate all the piñatas this year. We can't wait for you to see them. See you then.
 
Please visit The Blog to learn more!

 

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2012 Arte Spanglish arts collective family festival indie photography pinata sacramento sol stimulate stimulate photography underground youth https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/6/the-third-annual-pinata-festival Wed, 13 Jun 2012 18:22:18 GMT
Audrey & Meleah l Portraits https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/6/audrey-meleah Now that Mc Kinley Park is finished with necessary face lifts it is more beautiful than ever!

What a wonderful place for Mother's Day fun in front of the camera!

www.stimulatephotography.com

View more at www.facebook.com/StimulatePhotog916

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) 2012 day family mothers photography sacramento stimulate https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/6/audrey-meleah Thu, 07 Jun 2012 22:58:34 GMT
2012 GLOBAL CANNABIS MARCH https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/5/2012-global-cannabis-march  2012 Global Cannabis March
May 4&5, 2012
State Capitol Building (South Steps)
Starts at 11am.
Rain or Shine

A coordinated effort with over 420 cities worldwide, Sacramento citizens, activists, volunteers and patients will participate in the global movement for cannabis policy reform.

On May 4th at 12:30p supporters will march around the capitol building and continue down Capitol Mall Ave on onward to the Federal Courthouse at 501 "I" Street. 

On May 5th at 11a citizens will reunite at the State Capitol Building for the Educate, Activism and Art Forum hosted by MC Sho Nuff. This event will include speakers, performing arts, live music and booths!



Our Sponsors:
Delta Wellness
J St. Wellness
Green Style Consulting
Sequoia Analytical Labs
Treescake Factory
Pure FX Medicandy
Common Roots Trade School
Cann-Facts Consulting & Support Group
Redskywalker Experience Logistics
Lawmen Protecting Patients
Chronically Delicious
Sac Patients
Stimulate Photography 
Americans for Safe Access
CSPARC
Dr. Allen
with sound provided by Selekta Lou & Jenilyn
OZ CAT RADIO Vallejo, CA

Come check out the Photo Booth with Stimulate!
Live streaming video on www.pottv.com
Cannabis Culture, Canada

Live Music:
Blaquelisted
Cat & Mouse Trio
Tribe of Levi

Speakers:
Dr. Allen
Mickey Martin
Sac Patients Joy Cole
Common Roots
Ron Mullins
with patient testimonials










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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) MC Sho Nuff cannabis 2012 Federal Courthouse Activism stimulate photography Tribe of Levi May 5 State Capitol https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/5/2012-global-cannabis-march Thu, 03 May 2012 13:48:00 GMT
Shoots for a Cure https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/4/shoots-for-cure
Stimulate Photography is excited to announce a partnership with Shoots for a Cure (formerly known as Think Pink Photography). Think Pink Photography was founded in October 2007 to support individuals and their families who have been touched by breast cancer. We are a charitable organization that serves two main purposes – celebrating life and supporting the cause. Recently, we changed our name and our support. We now want to support ALL cancer patients, not just breast cancer.

Through our professional photographer network, we are helping cancer patients to celebrate life with charitable photography sessions. Individuals may choose to document their fight against the disease before or during treatment, or prefer to capture their victory by scheduling a session within 12 months after treatment is completed. Photographers world-wide are now available to donate time and talent to celebrate life and support the cause. There is no cost or obligation to the cancer patient. Clients participating in a Shoots for a Cure session will receive a complimentary photo session, as well as a set of 10 small prints from the session. They will also receive a discount on any additional portraits they wish to purchase, although there is absolutely no purchase required at any time.

To support the cause, we donate and fund raise for The American Cancer Society and the Susan G Komen Foundation. All funds generated through donations and various fundraising efforts are paid directly to The American Cancer Society, the Susan G Komen Foundation, in our name, or used 100% for marketing and awareness of our program.

Please subscribe to our blog (on the Shoots for a Cure website) and tell your friends and family about Shoots for a Cure. 
Awareness is everything and we can’t be successful without you.

I encourage you to view our website, make a donation, or hire a photographer that supports Shoots for a Cure! If you hire me, mention Shoots for a Cure and I will make a personal donation to the organization. If you, or someone you know, would like to schedule a Shoots for a Cure session, please contact me for details.
I am very proud to be a network photographer with Shoots for a Cure, and am anxious to get the word out about this amazing program. 

For more information, you can contact me, or you can visit the Shoots for a Cure website at http://shootsforacure.com

Please contact Rebecca at rebecca@stimulatephotography.com
and please enjoy the website at 
www.stimulatephotography.com

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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) Shoots for a Cure breast cancer donation charity 2012 california stimulate photography placerville cancer sacramento https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/4/shoots-for-cure Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:07:00 GMT
RAW Featured Artist:Stimulate Photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/4/raw-featured-artiststimulate

May 10th, 2012
[From 8:00PM - 12:00AM]




Miami Beach Nightclub
[7942 Arcadia Drive, Citrus Heights]
TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET PLEASE CLICK HERE

WHAT IS RAW?

RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art.
RAW's mission is to provide up-and-coming artists of all creative realms with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity so that they might be seen, heard and loved. RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in 22 artistic communities nationwide through monthly showcase events. Join us in celebrating the work of these artists.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.
RAW events feature a cash bar for cocktails while you enjoy the night. Dress code is cocktail attire, so dress the occasion and get ready for an artistic circus of creativity!
(Taken from http://www.rawartists.org/sacramento/theblend. Please visit the site for more details!)
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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) Natural Born Artist Miami Beach Nightclub 2012 RAW stimulate photography The Blend May local sacramento https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/4/raw-featured-artiststimulate Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:48:00 GMT
ATTN Wedding Photographers https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/3/attn-wedding-photographers Are you looking for a professional wedding photographer to assist you on a wedding job? 



Let me introduce myself. 
My name is Rebecca and I love the art of photographing weddings.

Please take a moment to look over my work at
www.stimulatephotography.com

My rates are as follows:
$150 for the first 2 hours and $75 every hour after. 
I will edit a minimum of 100 images. 
You will receive a disc copy of the edits as well as a print release if needed. 
My turn around time is 2-3 weeks dependent upon how large the event is.



Please give me a call at (916) 224-0194
or feel free to email me here at rebecca@stimulatephotography.com
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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) photographer wedding 2012 stimulate photography assistant https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/3/attn-wedding-photographers Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:18:00 GMT
A Hot Money Saver for You! https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/3/hot-money-saver-for-you
 Are you ready for it? 


Book your wedding consultation and wedding with us by April 1 and save $100!


Please check out our website at www.stimulatephotography.com or send us an email at rebecca@stimulatephotography.com!

Looking forward to talking with you love birds!
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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) Save $100 wedding timeless 2012 california stimulate photography edgy photo-journalistic https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/3/hot-money-saver-for-you Mon, 26 Mar 2012 14:36:00 GMT
Birds of a Feather, Know About It https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/3/birds-of-feather-know-about-it Have you heard?
It's time you know about it!



In a time filled with the hum drum beat of the everyday, a new personal style is emerging. Introducing the “Birds of a Feather” collection by Lyric.

Lyric, a singer/songwriter from Sacramento, CA has released her line of jewelry for the everyday woman looking for that little edge to her daily wardrobe. Whether you are hitting the club or hitting up your favorite coffee place before the office, every woman wants a little uniqueness to her outfit, something to bring out your playful side despite the mundane day to day. 


“I started out making my own feather earrings realizing that I LOVED the idea of every one of them being different, NOBODY sharing the same set, since they were all handmade by myself...that’s when I realized that I wanted to share this with others and join what I like to call, the land of creativity”
-Lyric

The thing that brings this collection together is the philosophy that while we all share similarities of beauty, there is an individual quality to each and every person out there, that special beat that nobody else follows yet when together makes a musical track to the soundtrack of our daily lives.

Birds of a Feather items can also be found at local boutiques in the Sacramento area.


Shop the store on Etsy!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/birdsofafeather916



*Get shop updates when you "like" us on Facebook- www.facebook.com/LyricalFeathers
*Feathered accessories and more. Feathers can be washed, curled, and straightened on low heat. 
*At Birds of a Feather all items are one of a kind...if you're looking for something unique, you've come to the right place!!
*We LOVE custom orders *Please contact us for colors, ideas and pricing*
Do you like FREE?

Birds of a Feather will be having a drawing on May 1st for everyone that likes us on Facebook!! 
If you submit a picture (of you wearing our feathers) you will get "2" entries in the drawing. 
We will draw a total of three winners and you will be able to pick out something ($30 value) from our store completely FREE!

So be sure to stop on by and 'Like' Birds of a Feather!


 Last but not least... Stop on over to the KCRA Channel 3 A-List contest and cast your vote!

Vote for Birds of a Feather, Best Women's Accessories
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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) hand made jewelry stimulate photography facebook Birds of a Feather local sacramento feathers https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/3/birds-of-feather-know-about-it Wed, 21 Mar 2012 16:26:00 GMT
The Contest is On! The A-List That is... https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/3/contest-is-on-a-list-that-is
The polls are open! Let the voting commence.

Last year I was so excited to be in the top 20 photographers in Sacramento for two years running.Well, why not shoot for the stars and move up to the top ten, or better yet lets help Stimulate Photography win!!

So here's the deal, place your vote for Stimulate Photography then go to the fabulous fan page and 'like' Stimulate Photography. Leave me a comment that you have voted and you will receive an awesome thank you when the polls close! 

Please click here to vote:

KCRA A-List Vote here!

(http://kcra.cityvoter.com/stimulate-photography/biz/546156)
Then, 'Like' our fan page and leave me a comment that you have voted for Stimulate Photography!
Stimulate on Facebook

Once you vote, you have a chance to save some money!
$80 for an outdoor photo session at Stimulate Photography ($125 value)

Purchase this deal after you vote for Stimulate Photography and reap the savings!


Thank you!!
www.stimulatephotography.com
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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) event photographer wedding 2012 contest stimulate photography a-list portrait KCRA vote https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/3/contest-is-on-a-list-that-is Mon, 19 Mar 2012 13:22:00 GMT
Stacey Barton, Keeping Your Looks Sharp https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/3/stacey-barton-keeping-your-looks-sharp And we have a winner!
Every so often we run image contests through our facebook group:

Sacramento Photogs, MUA, Model Types


Come visit! We are for the Sacramento area artists including photographers, make up extraordinaire, hair designers and more!

Here is the winning image!

Photography: Darya Dyatlova
Model: Julianna Steel
MUA: Darian at Reckless Beauty Artistry
Hair: Stacey at Look Sharp Salon


A few things to note about the most talented Stacey Barton:

Salon Owner/Stylist at Look Sharp Salon 
(rock and roll/alternative salon located in Auburn, CA)
18+ yrs experience 
 Stacey is mobile to serve your needs for any event as well!

Be sure to check her out on facebook too!
Look Sharp Salon
Stacey Barton

Visit our group as well:
Sacramento Photogs, MUA, Model Types
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Sac High Girls Varsity Basketball, Senior Night https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/3/sac-high-girls-varsity-basketball vs. John F. Kennedy High School
(w) 61-30

Congratulations ladies!


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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) John F. Kennedy Basketball sports 2012 Sac High win Girls Varsity https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/3/sac-high-girls-varsity-basketball Wed, 14 Mar 2012 00:58:00 GMT
Zenfolio and Stimulate Photography https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/2/zenfolio-and-stimulate-photography We all like change right? Well hopefully we can make this one as smooth as possible.
With this new migration of Zenfolio powering Miller's Storefront I can now offer to you many more products and
an easier to use client access area!
For my past clients, your access codes are still valid and please continue to use them! For all my newbies you will be the first group to try out my new client access area! 
This is so exciting! 

For the curious minds... click the link below to check out the new access page!

http://stimulatephotography.zenfolio.com/

As I am a newbie to this awesome system, if you should get stuck while viewing your proofs please don't hesitate to give me a call! I am here to help you!

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Have you seen the new deal?
Check out my money saving option here for your wedding photography!
Save $100!
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stimsnaps@gmail.com (Stimulate Photography) Save $100 proofs wedding buy 2012 millers professional lab Zenfolio stimulate photography deal client access purchase https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/2/zenfolio-and-stimulate-photography Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:27:00 GMT
15% Off Gallery Wraps! https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/2/15-off-gallery-wraps 15% off!
Nothing shows off your artistic side quite like a Gallery Wrap! 
Available in 8x10 to 34x54 with depths of 1.5" and 2.5", Hanging hardware included!
And now they are 15% off!
 Good through February 15.


*Custom sizes and Gel Coating are not included.


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2012 Senior Portraits https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/2/2012-senior-portraits Alright everybody it's that time to get your senior gear situated and ward off the senior-itis!
What better way to celebrate surviving high school than a fun filled portrait session? 

Well after a few updates with the new year here is Stimulate Photography's investment options for you graduates!

The Deluxe: $350
·         Two hour session
·         4 outfits
·         Allows for 3 people, 1 location
·         Includes two 8x10, four 5x7, two 4x6, two sheets of 4 wallets
·         CD containing 25 edited images


The Experience: $250
·         90 minute session
·         3 outfits
·         Allows for 2 people, 1 location
·         Includes two  8x10, two 5x7, two 4x6, one sheet of 4 wallets
·         ·  CD containing 20 edited images


The Graduate: $150
·         One hour session
·         2 outfits
·         Allows for 1 person, 1 location
·         Includes one 8x10, two 5x7, one sheet of 4 wallets
·         CD containing 15 edited images


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Cupid Shoot Deal https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/1/valentines-photo-sessions
Oh it's that time of year again for Cupid to create some magic!
Why not gift a bit of sexy frozen in time for Valentines Day? Or come spend an hour or so making memories with your significant other at the first place you met or someplace special to you?

This holiday special will be live through February 12! Schedule time now. Secure your photo session with a $40 down payment.

What is a Print Wrap?
Print Wraps are a great way to add dimension to your wall art! They’re printed on photographic paper and laminated with a mounting block extending the print away from the wall.
Click here to view an example.


Please feel free to view more at www.stimulatephotography.com.

Studio sessions starting at $150 and location shoots starting at $100.

 Please contact Rebecca at Rebecca@stimulatephotography.com 

Thank you!
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SafeCU Rocks! https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/1/safecu-rocks I had the great opportunity to work with the wonderful staff of Safe Credit Union at none other but the Roseville Ice Rink! This was amazing. Christmas lights and little kids bundled in mittens and beanies. It was a very heartwarming evening indeed.

Thank you Susan and Karen!

'Tis the season!












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Congrats Nate and Rebekah! https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2012/1/congrats-nate-and-rebekah This was a fabulous day. Reminiscent of childhood memories of horses and boots. These two absolutely nailed the ambiance dead on the nose!

And Annie thank you so much! Working with you was flawless!
Click here for Annie Lynn Photography

Enjoy a few of the memories and happy New Year!













November 26, 2011

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The Beddo Family Portraits https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2011/12/i-had-wonderful-time-hanging-out-with I had a wonderful time hanging out with the Beddo family. And by hanging out of course I mean shooting[photo]! Insert smiley face here!

Happy New Year!






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The Oliver Family Portraits https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2011/12/oliver-family-portraits Wow! It is so to express through words just how excited I was to work with Lee & Laura again. It has been just a few 9 months since their beautiful wedding and they are just as wonderful as ever!

Enjoy!






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Embrace of the Art {images} https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2011/11/embrace-of-art-images A visual journey of an inspiring evening...













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The Hilliker Family Portraits https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2011/11/hilliker-holiday-family-portraits From Insurance to photo sessions. I met Jen in my training course for my license as a Property and Casualty Insurance Agent. It was so awesome to have her sit next to me and make time fly by!
Your family is wonderful! You have done an amazing job. :)







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Lady Lions Soccer Takes Over! https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2011/11/lady-lions-soccer-takes-over Sports has been a part of my life since day one. I grew up competing in swimming, soccer and volleyball. So to be back covering the Lady Lions was unbelievable. The familiar smell of the grass mixed with sweat and of course orange slices and grapes. 

Here are a few from November 13th out at the Turf Field in Galt.





And November 19th at Tupelo Park.








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Happy Birthday Jeremy Jr! https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2011/11/happy-birthday-jeremy-jr It was so wonderful to work with Brian and Carolina's family once again for little Jeremy's one year bash! This little boy is one lucky kid to be surrounded by such wonderfully loving family.

Happy birthday little dude!





And with Miss Olive from Happily Ever Laughter, magic has never been so enchanting!
Click here for more on Miss Olive!





Happy birthday Jeremy!!

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Building your Modeling Portfolio? https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2011/11/building-your-modeling-portfolio Just starting out in your modeling career? 
Look no further for a great option to build your portfolio!

Take a peek at what Stimulate Photography can offer to you!


Portfolio Builder

Option One: $75

45 minutes to shoot
Includes 3 8x10 prints (1 B&W, 2 color)
10 Digital images to disc
Online viewing/ordering gallery

Option Two: $50

30minutes to shoot
Includes 2 8x10 prints, color
5 digital images to disc
Online viewing/ordering gallery

*Travel fees apply outside of the Greater Sacramento area
*1-2 week turnaround on your final product
*Model release must be signed at time of shoot

 Contact Rebecca here!
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Nome Nomadd @ Sol Collective with Mystik Journeymen https://www.stimulatephotography.com/blog/2011/11/nome-nomadd-sol-collective-with-mystik As some of you may know I have been out of the music scene almost entirely for the past couple of years. Well, I have to say I agree with what was said this night by the great Cawzlos about finding your stability and then coming back to it. [your dream]

This night has started so many creative thoughts in my mind that I have to say thank you to Nome Nomadd for bringing me out to this show. Sol Collective has been a spot I have been wanting to experience and am so grateful that I finally made it out.

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THEMASHUP.NET x FUSE Ent. Proudly Present...

Mystik Journeymen of Living Legends Crew

With Special Performances by ~

Cawzlos :: Klear Channelz :: Nome Nomadd :: TT Kodac Visualz

Hosted by :: Crush from The Cuf
(Flyer to be added)
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