Archive for the ‘Lifestyle Session’ Category

san jose family session .

March 13, 2017

san jose, california

You know when your client’s daughter comes in wearing glow-in-the-dark cat ears, it’s going to be a good session <3

winters, california

Thanks to the constant barrage of rain that we’re getting in Northern California lately, I’ve had to postpone so many shoots around here, which is such a bummer! I do love rain, but it’s making me yearn for some sun drenched summer days (minus the 100 degree heat of course), like this one I shoot for my friend Ashley of Hither & Thither. Ashley, her husband, Aaron and I met up about an hour outside of Sacramento in Winters, next to the charming little Putah Creek. They grabbed some canoes & treats (and we stumbled on that magical hammock) while I captured them enjoying the water and sun for a piece for Ashley’s blog (link to her original post here).

After shooting this, I was on such a HIGH! I felt like I had shot for a magazine, and I dream of a couple would also do something like this for their engagement session! So any recently engaged couples interested? Let’s do this, I’m game!!

apple hill, california

Love this family, love this session. <3 Can’t wait to meet baby Everly!

 

 

a look back at 2016 .

January 2, 2017

I rarely get my act together at the end of the year to do a post like this, so it was a real treat for me to pull some of my favorite images from 2016. There is something pretty satisfying in seeing work that you’ve created in the past year all in one place!

Looking back as well, I’m so grateful for all the opportunities I had, and the people I got the work with. On top of all the beautiful couples, weddings, families and bloggers, it was most exciting to work with companies like Chipotle & Whole Foods (and all the people I met working with them)! Those were amazing opportunities, and I hope for more in the future!

So with that, a cheers to the coming year. I can’t wait to share what it looks like!

 

Sacramento, California

The dreaminess. The pure dreaminess though.

These two celebrated their one year anniversary this week, so I thought it would apropo to share images from a post-wedding session we did together. I whipped up a flower crown & a bouquet, and we froliced in nature while taking photos all the while. :)

I still love doing post wedding sessions (several years ago, it was a “thing” to do what was called “trash the dress” sessions. Dresses weren’t really trashed, if anything, they actually came out cleaner, especially if they went into the water!), because it’s a really fun way to get unique & fun photos without the constraints of the wedding timeline (which can often be super tight and/or stressful). We can have more of a leisurely time getting some creative images in your wedding attire, and I mean, who doesn’t want to get dressed up again for fun? I know I totally would!

folsom lake, sacramento, california

One of the struggles I see people in trying to find a photographer, is trying to find someone who fits just right. I deeply believe in aligned values when working with someone as closely as you do with a photographer, so when Lyndie reached out about doing a shoot for her (at the time) upcoming blog, Be The Platform, and we had a virtual meeting, I knew that we would be a great fit together, and be able to create the images that she wanted! I actually love what she wrote on her blog:

“I had been searching for a photographer and hadn’t had any luck finding one with the specific style I wanted that would also be interested in working with us for the blog. I happened to find Susan Yee & En Pointe Photography while exploring on Instagram one weekend.  As I stalked through all of her other photographs, blog and website.. yes I know this sounds creepy but I was on a hunt..I just fell in love with her style and the way her photos expressed personality, adventure and depth.  When Susan agreed to take our photos I was so excited!  The whole process was wonderful from her suggestions for a unique location to her instruction during the session.  I could not be happier with our photos and I will treasure them forever!”

We chose Folsom Lake for its somewhat desert-y vibe, and with her husband and pup in tow, had ourselves a mini adventure!