Meet Leivy! | Turlock Senior Photos

So, Leivy was one of the FIRST clients I had in California! She answered a model call in the Spring of her junior year and I loved being her photographer so much that I invited her to be a senior model during her senior year at Atwater High. She chose to do her senior solo session as a destination shoot in San Francisco! And I couldn’t have been happier about it. All her photos in downtown San Francisco, as well as at Baker Beach turned out SO beautifully.

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Meet Christine! | Modesto Senior Photographer

Ummm…… I’m a little behind on blogging….. Like two years behind………..

BUT, I couldn’t NOT blog about my session with Christine! Christine is a graduate of Gregori High School in Modesto and is now studying at CSU East Bay. She is also GORGEOUS and a really sweet person.

We had such a fun day running around San Francisco in Union Square and going to Baker Beach for some sunset photos. Her sister got to come with us and we even took a few shots with her.

I love destination shoots and LOVE being a destination photographer. San Fran is one of my all time favorite places because you can get SO many diverse looks in a relatively small geographic place.

Christine KILLED it and her photos looked amazing. So glad I can share a few of them with you.

I adore the architecture of San Francisco!

I adore the architecture of San Francisco!

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These doooooooooors!

These doooooooooors!

Maiden Lane is so cute!

Maiden Lane is so cute!

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Cute Sisters!

Cute Sisters!

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Meet Jared! | Modesto Senior Photographer

Whew! It’s been a hot minute since I blogged, so I’m playing catch up…… again! But Jared was a 2018 Senior and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to showcase his photos on my blog! His style was awesome and went really well with the Downtown Turlock location that he chose, as well as the natural location.

His mom chose a framed collage as well as an amazing 8x8 album as their art pieces and they turned out gorgeous.

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Meet Taylor! | Turlock Senior Photography

This session was a year ago!!  AACK!    I can't even believe it.  You guys, I'm playing major catch up, but hopefully seeing the images can give you an idea of the variety of images I get.  I had a HARD time narrowing the number of images down for Taylor because she is SO gorgeous.  

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We started off in Downtown Turlock, which is a location I ADORE!  So many fun spots to grab photos! 

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Then we headed down to the river for some natural shots.  This shoot was during the spring of 2017 when AAAAALLLLL the flooding was going on, so we got some amazing shots on the steps with Taylor's feet in the water.  I was waist deep in the water, but it was WORTH IT!  

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Gorgeous Miranda! | Class of 2017 | Central Valley, CA Senior Photographer

Y'all, I have been so out of it this summer!  Between my little ones home from school and the heat and the swimming and barbeques and friends and vacations and slurpees (who doesn't love a good slurpee, amiright?) WHEW!  So exhausting, but so fun.  And I've neglected my biz just a teensy bit.   Does this happen to anyone else?  Am I the only one who's brain seems to melt in the heat?  

AAAAnywhooo...... getting back on track........... I did this session months ago, but I'm just now getting around to blogging about it.  I just had to show you this amazing girl, though, because she is so phenomenal.  The more I got to know her, the more I just LOVED Miranda.  She is one of those girls that is really genuine and authentic and sweet,  and I know that she will ROCK THE SOCKS off of her college years. She graduated from Hilmar High School with the class of 2017 and signed with Holy Names University in Oakland and will be playing Volleyball for them.  I wish her the absolute BEST!  

So...................  some of you might not know, but included in the WVP Senior Experience is a wardrobe consultation. A few weeks before your photoshoot, I help you choose outfits that will compliment your personal style AND look amazing on camera.  So, I got to rifle through Miranda's closet and we chose 5 or 6 outfits and then we headed to Turlock to shop and get a few accessories.  She chose THE CUTEST beach dress as well as an adorable floppy hat that I totally wanted to keep for myself, you guys.  How darling is this outfit?

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On the day of her session, we were also lucky enough to work with an amazing hair and makeup team as well.  HUGE shoutout to Teara and Alyssa,  as well as LuxLounge in Turlock for letting us use the salon to get Miranda all glammed up!!  Both Alyssa and Teara are so fun to work with and so talented.  Check out Teara's instagram HERE, Alyssa's HERE, and LuxLounge's HERE.  

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After Miranda was all prettied up, we headed up to Knights ferry for her photoshoot!  The spring flowers were all over the place and there were so many gorgeous locations.  This was my first time to Knights Ferry and it DID NOT disappoint.  Such a pretty place.  #sorrynotsorry for the picture overload! So many gorgeous ones to share! 

At her premiere night, Miranda and her parents opted for my top collection, which includes a gorgeous custom album, a large canvas, a senior slideshow, gift prints, all the digital images, and more.  I dropped them off right before her graduation party so that they could be on display for everybody to see and enjoy.

Miranda, thank you for letting me be a tiny part of your senior year.  I hope you loved the experience, the photoshoot, and the products.  CONGRATS!!

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Vintage Trucks and Downtown Turlock

A few months ago I had the opportunity to photograph Paige again, and this time she brought her friends! AND, a vintage Chevy truck that her dad restored.  So awesome.  

We headed over to Main Street in Turlock, which is a darling little row of shops, restaurants, and local businesses that are incredible.  So many cute boutiques, so many home decor places, so much fun.  I love supporting local businesses, so it was fun to find new places to explore!   California surprises me at every turn.  

Jess, Ella, Nathan, & Paige- Thanks so much for hanging out with me.  You guys are fantastic.  

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! 

Model Call!

Hey There!  

I'm doing a model call for Turlock, California  and the surrounding areas in Central California.  This is my first year to experience the incredible SPRING here in the Central Valley, and I'd love to capture it with you.

 If you are a senior  or a family and you're interested in doing a session with me, please send me your email and head over to my model call page to get all the details.

I am so excited to build my business here in California and I have loved getting to know the people here.  I can't wait to meet more of you and create some gorgeous images together! 

Turlock, California and Lessons in Change

If you would have told me a year ago that today I'd be sitting at my computer in the middle of the Central Valley of California I probably would have laughed at you.  I might have even thought you were crazy. A year ago, we were living in a teensy tiny town in Montana, over an hour from the nearest stoplight, but filled with amazing people with huge hearts.  I had a business that was growing, and was happy.   

When my husband told me that he had a great job opportunity close to his family in California, I pretty much knew we couldn't pass it up, no matter how much I loved Montana.  But, chaaaaaaaaange. Change is grueling, and hard to wrap my head around sometimes.  I once heard someone describe the feeling of change as being similar to sandpaper across your skin.  You know you're not going to die, but it is uncomfortable and horrible, and the anticipation of the pain can sometimes be what sucks the most.   Over the course of the last year, however, I've come to view change through a different lens.  It can be cleansing.  It can be liberating.  It can push you to become a better, more authentic version of yourself, and it can be a fantastic catalyst for growth. 

Our little family packed up and moved across 4 states all the way to Turlock, and I am so happy to be here!  I have made a few changes to my business, including a name change!   I'm so excited about all the new opportunities here, as well as the amazing experience Wendy Vincent Photography is now able to offer clients.   Because of this move, I've not only made positive changes in my business, but it's helped me be so grateful for my little family and the unit we are.  And, if change can help me gain a perspective that contributes to living an abundant life, I say "BRING IT ON". 

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