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San Jose Beauty Portraits & San Jose Fashion Portrait Sessions | San Jose & Bay Area Beauty and Fashion Photographer

Save $50 off your Beauty Session when you book before October 31, 2017. BOOK NOW!

We know that being behind the camera can be intimidating. “What do I wear?, I’m camera shy!, I’m fat!, I’m ugly!” are words I hear often and that’s why it’s important to book a complimentary consultation. At the consultation, we discuss clothing, colors, hair and make up and provide a checklist to prepare you for the photo shoot.
Having makeup and hair done professionally is essential to your Beauty & Fashion Photo Shoot and we cannot say enough what a difference it will make.
When you are camera ready we will take it from there…we know how to pose you to slim you down, make colors pop and with years of studio lighting your portraits will be so beautiful we will just might make you cry with pure joy!

With the holidays around the corner, give yourself a treat and call us today to book your Beauty & Fashion Photo Shoot appointment, you really deserve it!!!!

Charlene Chavez Photography
5891 Winfield Blvd
San Jose, CA 95123

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San Jose Beauty & Fashion Photographer | Post From My New Cool WordPress App

I love to be outdoor and travel quite a bit. I usually take thousands of pics using my iPhone. I found a WordPress App that gives me great flexibility to blog away from my computer.

My first mobile blog post…this is so cool!!! Popped in to see my girlfriend Malai at her new salon location this morning. She’s an esthetician and can tell you how to get beautiful skin just like hers.

Studio M 6485 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95120 |  (510)861-7503


Image I took of her in the studio a while back.

Congratulations Malai!!!

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Model Session – SJ & Bay Area Fashion Photographer

I usually post here first then add images to my FaceBook page.  I did it backward this time.  This is Marissa who has modeled with me before in the “Black Rain” session a couple of years ago.  I was scheduled to shoot my niece’s Senior Portraits and I wanted to add a model in for a little more practice.  Marissa was available and I lucked out!

Here are some images from her Model Session.  Thank you Marissa for modeling for me.  🙂


This is my favorite from the series.

Model Session
Model Session
Model Session

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Lindsay Adler / Lou Freeman SF Workshop – San Jose Fashion Photographer

I recently took a workshop a from well known commercial and fashion photographers Lindsay Adler & Lou Freeman in San Francisco. Each year I pick a couple of workshops to attend and what drew me to this workshop was their work! Lucky enough for me it was only in San Francisco so I didn’t have to travel very far. I am fortunate enough to have several talented photography friends that we end up meeting somewhere and teach each other or brush up on skills. Next month I will be traveling to Philly to meet up with Kylene Cleaver of Leave It to Me Photography as well as a handful of other photography friends. We will be working on boudoir, high school seniors using OCF, (off camera flash), engagements, light room software and family sessions just to name a few. It’s exciting to travel to areas I’ve never been and it’s great to watch people work and learn about what sparks their creativity.

Ok, back to the workshop. Lindsay’s and Lou’s workshop was a great studio lighting workshop. Lindsay’s approach to lighting is easier to remember while Lou’s set up is quite technical and she has been known to use 16+ lights in her set up! What ever approach they take they definitely create beautiful images. Take a look at their websites if you get the chance.

Below are a few images I took while attending the workshop. Although I can’t take credit for setting up the studio lighting for these images, I did create and edit them myself in photoshop.
This is model Arielle. More images coming soon, enjoy!

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Child Model Application (Ages 5-12) / Bay Area Children Photographer

Does your child love to be in front of the camera? Does your child like to dress up and have a fashionable sense? We love to photograph children like this and think we pair very well for a photo shoot. Even if your child is camera shy we have our way of bringing out their personality.

Hire us for 30 minutes and we’ll actually baby sit for you, (while you’re there of course), and we don’t charge any extra fees for that!

Interested? Please complete the Child Model Application below and we will get back to you soon.

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