Monthly Archives: August 2017

San Jose Children Sports |Sport Themed Session For Children Portraits in San Jose | SF & Bay Area Children’s Sport Photographer

I just love it when parents have an idea for their Children’s Portraits and we make it come to life. If you can imagine an idea we can create your special children’s portraits!

I spoke with the mom on the phone about what she wanted. I then went to her home and she walked me into a very cool room that had vintage equipment and vintage portraits of various sports. I looked up to find a huge chandelier made of rod iron and immediately wanted one in my studio. That’s another story but this room was pretty amazing.

They brought their daughter in with a vintage dress, vintage soccer ball, vintage tennis balls and racquet, vintage soccer shoes, vintage boxing gloves and other equipment such as the boxing bag. From the very first look, you can tell she was a sweetie. When she got serious, she was serious and was a complete super star aka badass!

Below are a series of images taken in the studio.

Special Children’s Sport Session.

In the image above I just love her seriousness.

Below is the image I created with some added effects so we can create any type of effects if wanted for your children’s sport session.

Special Effects added on Children Sports Session.

All of the images were photographed in the studio. using studio lights are key in getting dramatic images for children sports sessions because you don’t want flat lighting you see in natural light photography. We have large 4×6 ft soft boxes that provide beautiful lighting that you cannot get with outdoor natural light.

The image below is what the parents had printed for their Vintage Room and decided on a large canvas.

Children Vintage Sports Boxer Girl

Image below of Children sport Canvas on their wall.

 

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San Jose Senior Portraits | San Jose and Bay Area Senior Portrait Photographer

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We had a great time at the beach photographing Senior Pictures for this trio of High School Senior girls. They all attend Leland High School and have been enjoying the last few days of summer before school begins. Busy schedules lie ahead which is the reason they wanted to get the Senior Portraits done.

 

How does the whole process of taking Senior Pictures work?

It’s a very easy process and just takes a simple phone call or email to Charlene Chavez Photography. We speak about what location you are looking for, what theme if any such as vintage, with a cessna, fashionable flair, parachute dress or blue skies. There are so many possibilities..if you can think it we can make it happen. Then next step is to meet at the studio where we will show you a slideshow of a variety of our work. We walk you through products that are available such as Portraits, Canvas, Canvas Collections, Metal Portraits, Albums, Books and many many other products. We go over pricing and your Wish List, Your Wish List is very important because you will know exactly where you are going to place it on your walls or how many items you will be needing. You don’t want to forget your Siblings, Uncles, Aunts and Grandma!

After you book your date, we collect your Session Fee so that we add you to the calendar. Before you leave we provide a Magazine type booklet that contains a list of very important essentials for the day of the photo shoot. We want your son or daughter to come prepared and the Magazine is very helpful. We meet on the day of the photo shoot and create many beautiful images. We set another date and create a slideshow for you and who ever you want to invite but be ready, the slideshow will probably make you cry but that’s ok, we have tissue at the studio for that. You then view your images again and  you select the product, sizes, how many and you will pay before you leave.

I place the order for your product, they arrive 7-10 business days and I deliver them to you. You cry again, I’ll have tissue again and we give each other a huge hug because we are both very happy you booked your teens Senior Pictures.

And we all lived happily ever after…

Seriously, if you have any questions about Senior Pictures please give us a call.

Charlene Chavez Photography

5891 Winfield Blvd

San Jose, CA 95123

(408)859-6267

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San Jose Baby Portraits | San Jose & Bay Area Baby Photographer


Photographing babies has been a favorite of mine for quite some years. Although I don’t always show my work here, per parent requests and respect their privacy, so I get a little giddy to show my work when I get the chance.

A mentor told me I NEED to post not only Newborn Portraits but everything else I photograph and more often! This helps with SEO on getting found in Google searches.

I photographed Baby M this morning for her Newborn Portraits. Thank You @katheeeeeeeeee for bringing her in and selectingme to take her Newborn Pictures. I was super delighted, we had a great time and Baby M is super adorable and looks just like her brother.

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