What to Wear Wednesday {Santa Rosa and Ventura County Family Photographer}

It’s Wednesday and I have not posted one of these in a while, so here goes. Spring will be here before we know it and it is my absolute favorite time to photograph outdoors. With my upcoming sessions in So Cal, I thought I would post a What to Wear for Spring Family Sessions. Here are a few different ideas. I love pops of color, but sometimes a subdued hue is the way to go. Hopefully this will give you some inspiration!


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Southern California Spring Sessions!

Hellllooooooo So Cal! I am headed your way! I will be in the Simi/ Ventura/ Thousand Oaks area from March 22nd through the 24th for a weekend photography extravaganza. I have plans to hit a few of my favorite locations, but I am also open for requests! Here is my itinerary:

Friday: Bowden?

Saturday morning: Chumash Open Space



10:00- Hannans


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Saturday afternoon: Walnut Grove in Moorpark

3:30- Garcia

4:00- Murray

5:00- Clemmensen


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Sunday morning: Armstrong (location TBD)

Sunday afternoon: Corriganville in East Simi

4:00- Cortell (Santa Susana Park)

5:00- Frank


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To try to accommodate everyone’s needs I will be offering two types of sessions- both including a disc of high resolution images!

Mini Session: 30 minutes $350

Regular Session: 60 minutes $500

In case of rain, sessions will be postponed until the following weekend.

Please email me ASAP to reserve your spot.


A $100 deposit is required to reserve your space. Session balance is due 3/18.

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World’s most adorable family! {Santa Rosa Family Photographer}

This sweet family were the lucky winners of my Facebook Giveaway in December. I think I was the lucky one… I mean look at these ADORABLE boys! They were so sweet and such a pleasure to work with! I hope to see them again soon! ❤


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Girls, girls, girls! {Santa Rosa Family Photographer}

It is always hard to be new in town… especially when you don’t know anyone. These girlies’ sweet mom was one of the first people I met and has made my transition to Santa Rosa so much easier. Thank you Jaime! ❤

Here are some shots from their little mini session way back in November!

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Mine on Monday – bath time! {Santa Rosa Family Photographer}

So… it’s not quite Monday, but I figured that I better do this now while I have the chance!

Every year I put together a calendar for my family members filled with pictures of my kids from the previous year. A few weeks ago I sat down to design the calendar and was shocked at how few pictures I actually took of my own kids in 2012. With the move and other issues, I just didn’t have the time or energy to pick up the camera, make the kids look cute, set up the studio… I kept thinking- I’ll take some shots next week. Well it never happened and so I have resolved to pick up the camera whether the shots will be wall worthy or not. Messy hair, messy house… whatever. I just need more pictures of my kids. So here goes-

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Mine on Monday {cinnamon dough ornaments}

Each month my daughter’s third grade class has an event called “Business Day”. This is where the students set up shop and sell items for “Cougar Bucks” (classroom reward money which they use to buy things that they need at school like pencils, erasers, trips to the bathroom ;)…). This month Madeline wanted to make ornaments to sell and one of my favorite home made ornaments are cinnamon dough. They smell sooooo good and they are pretty cute, too! I am debating starting a food blog, so I decided to visually document the process (not that you would want to eat these, but it is a recipe)… LOL! .

Here is how it’s done (please excuse the unkempt hair… we were having a lazy, rainy Sunday and brushing hair was optional).

The ingredients:

171212stars_11 cup of apple sauce, 1 cup of cinnamon and 1T white glue

First step:


Mix it all together!

Second step:


Knead the dough.

Third step:


Roll the dough out. I had my sous chef roll the dough between two sheets of wax paper to keep it from sticking to the pin. Note: this step takes intense concentration (evident by the tongue sticking out).

Fourth Step:


Cut into cute shapes.

Fifth Step:


Bake in a 200F oven for ~2.5 hours or until hard as rocks, flipping after 1 hour.

Last step:


Adorn with sparkly ribbon and hang on your tree!


Note: speaking from experience- your dog will not appreciate that these are ornaments. They apparently look like hanging dog treats. On the bright side, though… you dog’s breath will be cinnamon-y fresh!

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What to Wear Wednesday! A winter family ensemble…. {Sonoma County Photographer}

Here it is… the first long awaited follow up to this earlier What to Wear post – https://lindseyqphotography.wordpress.com/2012/01/14/what-to-wear/  Check out the original post for specific information on Do’s and Don’ts of dressing for your session. In the mean times, here is another adorable example of a well executed, coordinating but not matching family ensemble…


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Casting Call! Attention all 2013 Sonoma and Marin County Seniors…

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Lindsey Q Photography is in search of Senior Reps for the class of 2013!  What is the senior rep program? Well,  its a way for seniors to have a fabulous FREE senior portrait session with the opportunity to earn additional discounts on prints and products, just by spreading the word about my business to your friends and family.

The low down:

You complete a ~1-2 hour session with me (enough time for a few outfit changes at 1-2 locations).  Within a day or so I will link you to your web images for you to share on Facebook, etc. I will also send you custom rep cards with images from your session (sort of like business cards).  For each person you refer that books and completes a session with me, you will receive a $50 credit towards prints or products.

Kick backs…

  • A free on location session
  • watermarked web images to use on Facebook so you can show your pics off to friends and family
  • 50 rep cards with photos from your session to hand out to your friends and family
  • Opportunity to earn print/ product credits


In order to be eligible to be a 2013 Senior Rep for Lindsey Q Photography, you must be a student graduating in 2013 and must be willing to spread the word about Lindsey Q Photography to your friends and family.  ANY session booked and completed from your referral – whether its a baby, family, or another senior session – will count towards your credit, so tell everyone you know about your session and of course SHOW them your photos!  (Sorry, but you are not eligible if you are already a rep for another local photographer).

Want to apply?

If you meet these requirements please send an email with your name, age, city and school. Please also include a description of yourself and why you think you would be a good senior rep for Lindsey Q Photography. I am taking a limited number of representatives so contact me ASAP!


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Mine on Monday {Sonoma County Photographer}

Just a peek of my own 5… (technically we have 6 including the cat, but we elected to leave her in the house) LOL!

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oh and just for any of you who think that it must be so easy for me to photograph my own kids… it took 72 shots and 1/2 a bag of jelly beans to get this ONE shot. 😉

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My resolution to be a better blogger in 2012 failed miserably…

LOL… this is why I don’t usually make resolutions. There is this whole follow through thing that I am just not good at, then the guilt ensues… Anyway, I now have a plan. I plan to blog once a week or more- keep your eyes out for: Mine on Monday (you will be bombarded by cuteness courtesy my kids and pets), Tips, tricks and Tutorial Tuesdays (I will edumacate you all on how to take a better picture, etc.), What to Wear Wednesdays (ideas for outfits for sessions), Thoughtful Thursdays (my reflections and musings) and Fabulous and Fantastic Fridays (I will preview some awesome people, places and things). In between I will still post some of my favorites from recent sessions (which I have been AWFUL about! 😦 ).  Look for a Mine on Monday, but for now here are some cuties from my So Cal Sessions back in October!


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