McKenzie Schindler Photography | Turlock Branding Photographer

This girl!!  She is my photography other half, you guys!  We met a few years ago (holy crap how has it been so long!?!?!?!)  in an online business class.  After many many skype meetings, google hangouts, and messages back and forth, I drove to Utah and we did some branding images for her business.  You can find her at

  Branding images are SO much more than headshots these days.  When I do branding images, I take in to consideration not only what the images will be used for, but the image and "feel" that you want your brand and business to convey.  We work together to come up with a plan to create images for your website and social media.   These images are not only pretty shots, but they help convey your personality and what you can bring to your customers or clients.  

McKenzie wanted shots in the mountains of Utah, and we took a few casual, relaxed photos, a few goofy and crazy photos (social media gold ;) ) as well as a few that are more formal.  

My favorites are the photos of her laughing, because they genuinely convey the sweetness and fun of this cute business owner!  


Emily & Richard | Turlock Wedding Photographer

This whole session was so fun!  Emily and Richard are so very sweet.   We decided to drive from Turlock up to Knights Ferry, and I didn't realize that they'd be riding with me, so i hadn't cleaned my van!   As in, my mommy-train mini van.  The van with 4,356 pounds of crumbs and old fries and ice cream dribbles down the sides of the seats.  The van that has car seats crusted over with spilled soda.  Yep..... that van.  Niiiiiiiiice.  But, they were super nice and we had a great time on the little drive out.  

You guys, this couple is the cutest!  They were totally up for anything I suggested (smooching photos!! yay!)  and even jumped in the freezing cold river for a few images.  We climbed up a wall once or twice and stayed until they kicked us out at sunset.  

Emily and Richard, thanks for working with me and I am SUPER excited for your August wedding!  CONGRATS! 

The King Family- Turlock, CA Family Photographer

Oh, my word, friends!  It seems I am always behind on a few things in my life, and blogging is one of them.  Lately I've been trying to be grateful for the "busy".  I had a friend mention the other day that we need to rearrange the way we think about our overwhelm.   Sometimes I am overwhelmed keeping up with all the things my kids need.  But, instead of wallowing in self pity that I can't keep up, maybe I could be grateful that I have LOTS of house (which makes for lots of cleaning) and LOTS of good food to eat (which makes for lots of dishes), and even LOTS of kids (which makes for lots of happiness and giggles and love).   

So, instead of being overwhelmed at the thought of catching up on blogging my sessions, I am going to be so grateful that this adorable family gave me the opportunity to photograph them!  They are such genuinely nice people and their kiddos were so incredible for the entire shoot.  Not to mention ADORABLE.  Grace pulled out all her best poses for me and I loved every minute of it.  She is such a wonderful girl!  And little baby Charley's gorgeous baby blues just knock my socks off.  Can you say heart-breaker?? And little Katie and Ben were so stinking sweet the whole time and both blew me away with how photogenic they are.   King family, I just loved working with you and getting to know you a little better! 

Almond Blossoms! And a Really Cute Family - Turlock, CA Family Photographer

The past 8 months have involved so much change and craziness for my family and I.  We have adjusted to new schools, new house, new traffic, and even new weather!  It was such a crazy experience for me to have spring come at the end of February, and to watch all the amazing blooming trees here in California.  Up in Montana I was still dealing with blizzards in February.  But, I'll take fluttering white flower petals over fluttering white snowflakes this year!  

I ventured out in to the orchards with my friend Marian and her amazing family.  Honestly, these people are just my kind of people.  So much kindness and heart. Their kids are so darling, and are fantastically smart.  Plus, their little girl is as spunky and energetic as they come, and it totally reminds me of my own daughter, who I happen to think is pretty fabulous. 

Also, thank you so much to Starkey Lucas Farming in Ceres, CA for letting us borrow their orchard for an afternoon.  I just loved the way the light filtered through the blossoms.  Such a gorgeous backdrop for family photos!  


Paige! 2017 Pitman High Senior, Turlock, CA

Hey Friends!  

Can you believe I'm playing catch up from October?  I'm so behind!  But, in my defense, I didn't actually have my website up and running in October, so I couldn't blog about gorgeous Paige.  But, here we are!  California!  New name!  New website! New blog!  Hooray!   

Part of the reason I'm posting some previous sessions is because I wanted to give you guys a glimpse in to what images from an entire session with WVP are like, and give you an idea of the variety of images you get to choose from when we work together.  

But, more about Paige!   Honestly, you guys, the camera LOVES this girl!  Not only that, in the short time I've gotten to know her, I've seen what an exceptional young lady she is.  She is crazy talented and so fun and witty.  It was so great to have the opportunity to be her photographer.  

If you're interested in booking a session, or learning more about the custom photography experience I offer, give me a call at 209-447-4820 or email me here.  

Paige, congrats!  I'm excited to see all the amazing things ahead for you!