Monthly Archives: March 2011

Kendall, My New Assistant – San Jose Photography Studio

Meet Kendall.

Kendall is my new assistant in the studio and I can’t say enough how much she has helped me. She is a quick learner, always has a smile on her face and is great at researching  “How To’s” for me!

Kendall Ratzliff, Assistant to Charlene Chavez, is a California State University Sacramento alumna with a passion for Journalism and helping others.

In college, Kendall studied Journalism and Philosophy before moving back to her home town of San Jose where she began work as a Personal Assistant while attaining her certification from the Police Academy [P.O.S.T.] as a Public Safety Dispatcher. After working for two years in Personal Assisting, Kendall began her work for Charlene Chavez Photography. “I truly enjoy creating a once in a lifetime experience for clients while helping small business owners reach their fullest potential,” says Kendall.

In her leisure, Kendall enjoys researching various aspects of 9-1-1 technology, spending time with her family, and developing her “Gluten Free Me” blog.

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New Leather Album – San Jose Wedding and Engagement Photographer

New album in the studio.  It just Screams Yummy!


Finally loaded the pictures to share the new leather album we are offering at the studio.  Your favorite image on the front cover and a beautiful hard glossy finish to add protection.  This studio sample is a 20 page 8×8 flush mount album.  Beautiful Album for your Wedding, Engagement, Family or HS Seniors.

Rounded Edges.

Lay Flat Pages.

Full spread images that go all the way across the page with minimal crease.

Visit our website.

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ProPhoto Blogs Support Team is the Best – San Jose Photographer Writes

My blog just went on the blitz last night after I tried to install a plug-in.  I could not access the admin side and I went into a panic attack!  Well not really.  There wasn’t anything I could do but send an email to the support group.  This morning Dan from emailed me back to say he got things up and running for me.  That was quick!

Thanks ProPhotoBlogs for (saving my arse!), your awesome templates and great customer service!



Charlene Chavez



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50% Off Senior Sessions – Senior Portrait Photographer

You read this correctly, we are having a sale at the studio. Senior Sessions are only $75 for a 1 hour session! BONUS: For the ladies I have teamed up with Bloom Bridal Boutique, located in my building, and they are offering their services for free for only a limited time so you’d better hurry!!!
This does not include the Destination Sessions and travel may apply depending on location. Join our Model Program and reap the benefits!

This offer is open to the Class of 2011, for those last minute Seniors this year who still need portraits, announcements and thank you cards AND also to the Class of 2012 & Class of 2013.

Again this offer is only available for a limited time so click here to purchase before it’s too late!  Call today to schedule your Senior Portraits, (408) 931-6005.  Visit our website to learn more about us.

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Class of 2011 Senior – San Jose Senior Portrait Photographer

I wanted to share this one image of Tara because I just love it! She came into the studio with her 3 friends and I haven’t had a chance to edit but only this one.

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