Meet Leivy! 2018 Senior | Turlock Senior Portrait Photographer

AAHHHH!!!  I'm excited to share these images with you guys!  Leivy and I did a session a while ago and I wanted to share when she started her senior year at Atwater High School.  I can't even tell you how easy Leivy was to work with.  Not only is she naturally SUPER gorgeous and incredibly photogenic, but she is such a sweet person.   I loved chatting with her as we ran around the Stanislaus State Campus.   And, as you can see from the image overload below, we so many gorgeous shots that it was difficult for me to even narrow them down.  

Leivy, I hope you have an INCREDIBLE senior year!  And thanks so much for working with me!  


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?


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.  


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!!


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!  


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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