12.24.2012

Making Spirits Bright

'Twas the night before Christmas...


diy glitter ornament - Janel KG Photography

the cutest homemade stockings made by Grammy!

red bakers twine and stamps give a homespun feel to this year's gift wrap!

presents under the tree

classic Christmas story... we bring this book out every year!

Processed with VSCO presets, Fuji 800Z ++... Loving the soft, grainy look of film :)


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12.07.2012

Audrey ~ Class of 2013 ~ Sacramento Senior Portraits

Audrey is another one of my fabulous seniors from the Girls Day Out senior portrait party in downtown Sacramento.  After spending the early part of the day getting her hair and makeup professionally done, snacking on some goodies, and chatting with her friends, she rocked her casual cool look for me. Her connection to the camera is amazing!  I love the way she could give me this awesome fierce gaze one minute, and her sweet smile the next :)

Audrey looking fierce for her downtown Sacramento senior portrait shoot with Janel KG Photography

Sacramento senior portrait shoot with Janel KG Photography... Audrey giving me that fierce gaze!
Audrey's Sacramento senior portrait session with Janel KG Photography... Love this pose for senior girls!
Audrey's sweet smile for her Sacramento senior portrait session with Janel KG Photography

Audrey looks gorgeous against this cool black door during her downtown Sacramento senior portrait shoot with Janel KG Photography

Professional hair and makeup for senior portrait shoots makes all the difference in the world!  Beautiful Audrey with Janel KG Photography
For the second part of her Sacramento senior portrait session, Audrey slipped into this bright and cheery dress, and wow!  Gorgeous legs that go on for days!  
Doe-eyed beauty!  Audrey looks stunning during her Sacramento senior portrait session with Janel KG Photography.

Audrey strikes a pose at Memorial Auditorium for her senior portrait session in downtown Sacramento with Janel KG Photography
Audrey's sweet smile is lovely for her senior portrait session with Janel KG Photography in downtown Sacramento

Audrey chose the perfect dress to wear for her Sacramento senior portrait session with Janel KG Photography


Hair styling by Ichelle Montoya 
Makeup by Chastity Pond

Want to see more of the Girls Day Out party?  Click HERE!  Janel KG Photography is now booking sessions into the February, March and April of 2013!  And it's not too early for the Class of 2014 to book their summer sessions!  Contact the studio at 916.541.7990 or at info@janelkgphotography to get on the calendar!  Visit www.janelkgphotography.com for information about the senior portrait experience and to learn more about the different session options.


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11.22.2012

Thankful...



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11.09.2012

Elizabeth ~ Class of 2013 ~ Sacramento Senior Portraits

Meet Liz... The girl with the sparkling smile!  She, along with her sister and bestest friends, came to me for an amazingly fun Girls Day Out portrait party, and enjoyed a day of pampering, makeovers, and gorgeous photos.  She was so much fun to work with, and I love the way her gorgeous smile lights up her entire face... Makes me happy just looking at her!

Elizabeth's smile is gorgeous for her sacramento senior portraits
Elizabeth flipping her gorgeous long hair for her sacramento senior portrait shoot
Downtown Sacramento senior portrait shoot and Elizabeth's sparkling smile!

Elizabeth's stunning over the shoulder stare is beautiful during her Sacramento senior portrait session
Sacramento senior portrait photographer Janel KG Photography shoots Elizabeth's gorgeous hair in downtown Sacramento

Janel KG Photography capturing Elizabeth's stunning beauty for her Sacramento senior portraits
Janel KG Photography shoots Elizabeth's sparkling smile in beautiful backlighting

Downtown senior portraits with Janel KG Photography
Elizabeth's gorgeous senior portraits with Janel KG Photography in downtown Sacramento
Elizabeth's smile lights up the camera for her senior portrait session with Janel KG Photography in downtown Sacramento
Elizabeth's gorgeous smile during her downtown Sacramento senior portrait shoot with Janel KG Photography
Liz sports a fabulous necklace for her senior portrait shoot with Janel KG Photography in downtown Sacramento
Janel KG Photography captures Liz's sparkling smile during her downtown Sacramento senior portrait session at Memorial Auditorium
Hair styling by Gina Gaddi 
Makeup by Chastity Pond

Janel KG Photography is now booking senior portrait sessions for 2013!  Contact the studio at 916.541.7990 or at info@janelkgphotography to get on the calendar!  Visit www.janelkgphotography.com for information about the senior portrait experience and to learn more about the different session options.


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10.25.2012

Girls Day Out! - Sacramento Senior Portrait Party

I'm so excited to finally be sharing this video from my recent Girls Day Out portrait party!  These girls have been best buds since elementary school, and so decided to share this day with each other... and their moms joined the party and got beautiful shots with their daughters to finish the day!  I can't say enough good things about the Girls Day Out experience.  If someone had been offering this for senior portraits back in my day, my friends and I would have been all over it!  Gathering your group together at a private salon, having professional hair and makeup stylists completely beautify you, getting expert help putting together your outfits, and feeling like a model and getting gorgeous portraits?  Seriously?  It's what every girl dreams of, isn't it?  I think I'm jealous...


Thanks to my amazing team of stylists at Allure Salon & Spa:

And special thanks to Jo Meyers for her adorable chalk art!  Find her on Twitter at twitter.com/WeddingChalkArt

I created the Girls Day Out experience with high school seniors in mind, but how cool would this be for women of any age?  Bachelorette parties, birthday parties, mothers and daughters... And more options for high schoolers like prom night, with the option of their dates joining them for photos before they head off to enjoy their evening!  I could go on and on, because I feel like it's such a unique and fun way to celebrate yourself and your relationships... and simply just to feel beautiful and have stunning photos to keep forever!

Interested in booking your own Girls Day Out?  Here's the details!


WHO:  You & your BFFs

WHAT:  Professional makeup & hair styling
Wardrobe styling
Individual & group photo shoot
2 settings & 2 outfits per person
Images to share on Facebook
Yummy snacks & refreshments

WHEN:  Now booking November, December & January dates

WHERE:  Allure Salon & Spa
815 J Street, Sacramento

HOW:  $150 per person
Includes $50 credit towards your order & a swag bag of goodies for you to take home!

GIRLS DAY OUT PARTIES MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE... CONTACT ME TODAY!


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10.04.2012

Snips & Snails...

Snips and snails, and puppy dog tails
That's what little boys are made of!

Sweet moment between mother and son






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9.18.2012

The Gonosey Family - Sacramento Family Portrait Photographer

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO SHELBY & BRIAN!!!  

We aren't technically family, but Brian and I have always considered each other "cousins".  Our mothers have been best friends since the 7th grade and, being born only nine days apart, we literally grew up together.  My memories of him go way back... as in, I've got a couple of good bathtub stories.  Plus, he had a killer Lego collection!  I think our moms always hoped we'd grow up and get married, but we were always simply great friends/cousins.  We did choose to go to Sonoma State together, and lucky for him, he met his awesome and lovely wife, Shelby, there and they have created a beautiful life together... complete with two breathtakingly adorable girls!  

I love love love this family!  They live in LA, so we don't get to see them as often as we'd like, but they're one of those couples we wish we could hang out with all the time :)  














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