R. Delp Photography: Blog https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog en-us (C) R. Delp Photography info@rdelpphotography.com (R. Delp Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:13:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:13:00 GMT https://www.rdelpphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u26920150-o35409582-50.jpg R. Delp Photography: Blog https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog 86 120 Why You Need a Mommy and Me Photo Session https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2017/4/why-you-need-a-mommy-and-me-photo-session The bond between a mother and a child is unlike any other, one that can be beautifully captured with a camera. But if you’re anything like me, you’re always the one behind the camera in family photos and hardly ever in them. Even when we have our family photos professionally taken, I’m always too busy worrying about everyone else and don’t get to relax and enjoy the photo session. The photos also tend to focus more on the kids and I hardly ever get to capture moments of us being ourselves.

I’ve recently been reminded that life is truly precious and filled with moments we sometimes take for granted.  I want to be in more photos with my children and this is why I have come to realize how important my Mommy and Me photo sessions are. Now is the perfect time to capture memories with your children, regardless of where you or your kids are in life.

We want to make this photo session work for you, so whether you want a few photos with your children, or you simply want some memorable pictures of you and your own mother; we are here to guide you. This is your chance to get creative and really make a photo session about you and your kids and the special bond that you share.

Bring along anything that will make you all feel comfortable and will help you spend some time together as we do our job. For example, you might want to bring a blanket and some of your daughter’s favorite books so that we can capture your snuggles and story time. Maybe you want to stop and grab some ice-treats with your son or bring along a game that you both enjoy playing. This is all about creating a space where you can enjoy being together so that we can perfectly capture these moments for you.

If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional family portraits, the Mommy and Me portraits are ideal. While a family portrait can be a wonderful way to capture those special moments of you and your children through the years, it does require some extra effort to get everyone together and in the same place. A Mommy and Me photo session is easier to style and coordinate.

I love that Mommy and Me portrait photography is intimate and sweet with very little fuss. These sessions don’t take very long and will free up your schedule to spend more quality time together. These sessions provide a space where those natural interactions and emotions can play out, resulting in a mini time capsule of your current relationship.  You might even want to make this an annual tradition so that you can beautifully document the relationship with your children.

Book you Mommy and Me Portrait session here.

xoxo, R 

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Top 5 Tips for a Amazing Senior Photo Session https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2017/3/top-5-tips-for-a-amazing-senior-photo-session It’s completely normal to feel a little awkward when taking senior portraits. Many seniors tend to feel self-conscious about their appearance because they feel uncomfortable taking photos on their own. Below are our top five tips for taking on your senior portrait with grace and confidence and leaving with photos that you will love for years to come.


1. Use your eyes. Use your eyes to express emotion. When you smile naturally your whole face lights up and your eyes look bright and awake. Before the photo session practice smiling in the mirror and use different expressions to see what looks best.

2. Relax. Great photos happen when the subject is relaxed and confident. Let the excitement of you photo session show through the lens as you take a moment and breathe, relax and just have fun. You may feel silly during this process but we will do everything we can to help you feel more comfortable.

3. Breathe. This may sound obvious but breathing is key to capturing a natural look. Take time to  practice taking a deep breath while smiling in front of the mirror.  Slowly release the air while holding the smile and notice how your face and eyes settle into a natural and relaxed expression. Allow your eyes to “smile” by focusing on the apples of your cheeks pressing upwards. When in doubt, just breathe.

4. Move. Staying stationary can sometimes produce a very staged and cheesy look. Just because you are sitting or standing still doesn’t mean you can’t change the angle of your body to create a look that is fresh and inspired. Try leaning into the camera slightly to appear more engaged, shift your weight from left to right, or simply move your chin slightly up and down for different shots as this gives us a variety of facial expressions to work with.

5. Beautify. This goes for everyone. Ladies, spend some extra time getting your hair blown out, get your makeup done and choose an outfit that makes you look and feel your best. As for the men, take a shower and shave. When you look your best, you feel your best and when you feel your best, you are naturally more confident. Go the extra mile to walk into your senior session feeling confident, attractive, prepared, and inspired.

Book your Senior Session now with me. Prices are $250 with all images fully edited and downloadable. 


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Why I love what I do! https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2017/2/why-i-love-what-i-do  

If you have ever wondered what spurs on my passion, you are about to find out. Below are just some of the many reasons why I  wouldn’t change my job for anything in the world.

  1. Photography changes how you see things. You notice colors, textures, flowers, trees, people, shapes and light in a way most people never see them.
  2. You pay more attention to the beauty around you. Even the most mundane object can become beautiful when you photograph it in a creative way. I love my job because I develop a fascination with the world around me by viewing it through new eyes.

  3. It's an amazing creative outlet. I get the chance to put a little bit of who I are into each photo that I take. Anyone can click a camera's buttons but not everyone can truly make a photo come to life.
  4. It's a challenge. Creating amazing photos that capture the magic of everyday life doesn’t come without hard work, dedication and imagination. There is always something new to explore and a new way to take the same photos. It’s a job that never gets boring.
  5. You get to meet new people all the time. I work with people from all walks of life. Getting to know someone new is a part of the process of bringing someone’s personality through in a photo. It also makes the job a lot more fun!
  6. The flexibility is great. Being a full time photographer means I get to work my own hours. This doesn’t mean it’s a laid back profession though. I am always aiming to perfect my craft, taking on new challenges and helping my clients achieve the perfect pictures. 

When you decide to pay for a professional photo session, know that you are hiring an individual who is passionate about what they do and is willing to go the extra mile to help you create beautiful photos that you can treasure forever. Book with me now.



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Friendship starting out young! https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2017/2/friendship-starting-out-young This past month was February, the month of love. Who doesn't love a great mini session with Valentines as the theme? Earlier this month I had the privilege to do some with these adorable friends! These two have been friends since birth.

While they were here, they played with each other while I capture their time together.

They had got each other lovies for Valentine’s Day and played with them.

And at the end of the time, they just had enough and were ready to be done.

I was so happy to be able to capture these for the mommies. Their moms are friends and are hoping their kids grow up to be friends as well. When they are older and look back on these photos, they can see where they spent their first Valentine’s Day. 

Do you want photos like this? Book with me now!

To follow other blogs with Friendship in the theme click on those listed below:

Southeast Texas Baby and Child Portraiture, Kristy G. Photography 

Lesley Vivienne Photographer, South Central Oklahoma Family & Birth Photographer

North Carolina Family Portrait Photographer, Lauren Nygard 

Oklahoma Child Photographer, Nicole Gulick Photography


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Surviving a Family Photoshoot https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2017/1/surviving-a-family-photoshoot How to make your next family photo session a stress free one.

Family photos are truly timeless and such a great keepsake for future generations.  Getting the family together to take those perfect portraits can turn into chaos if not approached correctly. There is usually a lot more to consider when it comes to a family photoshoot since there are members of all ages, which means that there is some extra coordination involved.

Below are some family photoshoot ideas and tips to keep you and your loved ones calm and smiling the whole way through.

  1. Timing is everything. If you have younger children involved in the shoot, try and arrange the photoshoot at a time when they would be well rested. A rested child makes for happy photos. On that note, make sure that all family members have gotten enough sleep the night before as this helps with the fun and relaxation aspects of the session.
  2. Dos and don’ts of bribery. Get your family excited about the photoshoot instead of offering a reward in return for their cooperation. This tends to lead to forced smiles and an irritated bunch of people. If you do have small children coming along it’s not a bad idea to give the photographer some bribery options in the form of toys or small food items to make those difficult moments a little easier
  3. Relinquish control. As much as you’ll want to direct your children on where to stand and how to pose, it’s best to leave that to the photographer as they know what works best. Not having this pressure will also make you feel more relaxed.
  4. It’s not just about the posing. The best photos happen when you’re having fun so joke and play with your children, hold your partner’s hand and just let the moments happen.
  5. Plan ahead. Discuss all of your requirements with your photographer beforehand so that the family photo session can just flow. Let your photographer know if you want specific pictures taken.
  6. Keep those sugar levels up. If everyone is well fed, the photoshoot will also run a lot smoother. It’s also not a bad idea to take a few snacks and some water along for those who might need it


Enjoy capturing your memories.


xoxo, R

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What are restrictions? https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2017/1/what-are-restrictions A Brief Guide to Professional Photo Restrictions


The photos that a photographer hands over to you are part of their life’s work. It has their name or branding so there are a few important restrictions to note when it comes to the professional digital images that you receive.


1) Copyright. The digital images that your photographer provides you with have a copyright, which means the photographer has the option to use those photos to market their work and services anytime in the future. We are however also respectful of our clients so if there are any images that you would prefer to keep private, it’s best to let us know about it ahead of time so that we can honor your wishes. 


2) Image type. We aren’t able to provide you with the original files or raw images. All images given to the client have been cropped and have been edited. If you do require further touch ups we would need to provide you with a quote. 


3) Image altering. While we appreciate your business and welcome the sharing of our photos on social media platforms, we ask that the images not be altered in any way as this is against our copyright policies.


What constitutes image altering?

  • Adding filters or editing photos in Photoshop
  • Removing our logo or studio name
  • Color correcting or including transitions from color to black and white
  • Clipping people or objects out of the original shot

So why do we have this as a restriction? Our photos are a representation of our work so when a customer alters an image it directly impacts our name and brand in the industry. When we present you with final images, they have already been through our editing process and don’t require further alterations.  When images are altered, the results are not always reflective of our original work and can then be mistaken for ours. We greatly appreciate your loyalty and cooperation in this matter.

We are happy to give a quote if you want images to be edited in a specific way or if you want further alterations made.

xoxo, R

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Top 5 Tips for Making a Photo Session with Kids Easier https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2016/12/top-5-tips-for-making-a-photo-session-with-kids-easier Top 5 Tips for Making a Photo Session with Kids Easier

If you're preparing for a photo session with your children, you may be feeling a bit apprehensive. Children are not always easy to deal with, which is why the below tips will come in handy when going to your photo session.


1. Don't make a big deal out of it. If you are stressing out and cranky, snapping at you kids (we all do that from time to time), the kids will act out because of that. If you act more relaxed and have fun, they will too. Let your photographer guide you and them on what to do, and remember they are kids, you are there to capture the moments with them. Focus on the big picture, and don't sweat the small stuff.

2. Make it FUN. Let the kids have a few photos they want to get. Where they pick their poses and/or props. By doing this, you get to get out some of their energy and at the same time get some great photos that you're looking for.

3. Be prepared. Make sure the kids are well rested. Don't book your session at nap time (unless it's a baby session and you want sleeping baby photos). Bring snacks and a drink. Photo shoots are hard work on everyone involved, so well rested, fed people and kids make for a better working environment.

4. Be patient. Don't try to control the photo session too much. Take the lead from the photographer. If you feel like you're getting too stressed out, walk away for a few moments and take a breather.  Sometimes, the best photos of your kids come when you are not standing right there. 

5. Talk with your kids. Talk about favorite songs, movies or shows. What did they do in school that week that was fun? Who is their favorite cartoon person? By doing this it, it allows them to feel more comfortable and relaxed around you and your photographer. This will also give the photographer a chance to capture a few candid moments and adorable expressions. 

Book your next session with me here! 


xoxo, R

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Goodbye 2016. Hello 2017! https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2016/12/goodbye-2016-hello-2017 Although a few days early, I'm posting this for all the newly engaged people out there. Congratulations on your engagement!!! I wish everyone the best of luck on planning their wedding and finding the right vendors for the job. 

With that being said, there is a few changes I am making to my business here. First off, ALL wedding packages will include digital downloadable images. Prior to this it has only been in my top package. Secondly, I have 4 package options for you to choose from and Addon's as well (details below). And last, with High School senior portraits and family/portrait sessions, I have change up packaging and pricing on them as well (details below). I will now only be doing mini sessions during the Spring time (spring/easter minis) and Fall time (fall/Christmas minis). 

Packages and Pricing for ALL session types:

Weddings (includes 1 photographer, day of coverage only, downloadable images)
10 hours coverage $2299
8 hours coverage $1899
6 hours coverage $1499
4 hours coverage $999

Additional hours to any package is $200
Additional shooters to any package is $300 per shooter (up to 6 hrs coverage, additional $200 for each additional 2 hrs)

Senior Session (up to 2 hours, on location, downloadable images) $250
Family, Engagement and Portrait session (up to 2 hours, on location, downloadable images) $200
Boudoir (3 outfit changes, on location, downloadable images) $699 

Grow with me plan (maternity, newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 1 year and family session) all sessions include downloadable images $875 (payment of $175 at time of booking and remainder of payments due at time of booking each session)

Print packages are still available but are now no longer included with any packages unless custom build for your session/event. 

2017 brides, be sure to contact me now to book, as dates are filling up quickly!


xoxo, R

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Fall is Here! https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2016/10/fall-is-here Hi y'all... Happy Fall!

Can you believe it is already Fall? Every time I step outside there is reminders. Leaves are changing colors, pumpkins are out. Trick or Treating is happening soon. Next major holiday is Thanksgiving. It's so amazing how quickly this year has gone by. 

With fall being here, it is time for our annual fall family mini sessions. I wanted to take a quick moment to blog about them to help get the word out. Locations in Lodi, CA or Apple Hill, CA. Limited dates in Oct. and Nov. $100 session fee (normally $175). Book now and save!!! Session is 1 hr long, on location. 1 8x10 print of your choice. Additional prints/cards are available. Please email info@rdelpphotography.com for booking!

Fall photos make an amazing wall portraits or gifts to give to your family during the upcoming holidays. 


xoxo, R

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Changes can be good! https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2016/8/changes-can-be-good How many of you out there like changes? Not many, I bet. The blog group I am in, decided this month we are blogging on Changes. Well I have a big one (or two) I am making in my business. I was not going to talk about them until December, but I had nothing else to talk about for this month so here we go (a few months early).


I hear time and time again, I just want the digital image. I want to go to walmart/target/costco/insertyourownprintingplacehere, and print them there. You know what? I get it. I really do. However I have NEVER been comfortable on handing over the cd/digital download or flash drive of images. I know what happens to them... they get thrown into a drawer, and never touched again. I say this because I have done the same, I have clients call me and say they have done that. Yet everyone still wants that image on a cd. How does that CD look hanging on a wall? Or in that drawer? Do you remember the photos you have on it without popping it into the computer? What happens when you no longer have a computer with a CD drive? What will you be passing down to your children? 

Here comes the change part. I will no longer be offering digital images as an option to buy alone. It will now be, any print you buy, 11x14 in size or larger, will come with its digital image for free as a download. I want you to have your images printed. I want you to hang them on your walls and be proud to show off your family! I want you to be able to pass down images for the next few generations. Let the family of the future, know who their past was! 

This change goes in effect now. Anyone that books a session from today (Aug. 31, 2016) forward, that is not on the grow with me plan, this is what is new for you. I feel by doing this, I am doing a better service to you, and not a dis-service. Have any questions? Feel free to email me anytime using the Book Me link at the top of the page! 

Follow to the next blog by Grace-Marie Photography!

xoxo, R

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Engagement Session Tips And Tricks https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2016/8/engagement-session-tips-and-tricks Engagement sessions are great way for you and your photographer to bond and learn about each other. Here are some really awesome tips/tricks to make your session flow and get the BEST images.

1. Wear something flattering! You want to feel comfortable in your outfit, but at the same time it needs to be flattering.  Have someone take a photo of you with your outfit on and see if you like it.  

2. Make sure your outfits compliment each other, but they do not need to match. No need to wear white tops and jeans, each person can wear what style fits them, but at the same time match.  This pin on Pinterest is a great example on color coordinating your outfits. 

3. Stay away from the patterns. Some patterns are fine, but try to avoid the very busy patterns. While we are at it, stay away from shirts that have logos, quotes, ect. they tend to date your images and you want images that last several lifetimes. 

4. Get your nails done. Want to have shots of that amazing ring? What would make it not look good? Chipped nails. The day or two before your session, head to a nail salon and get them done. This is not just for girls, guys too. Also make sure your ring is clean, run it up to the jeweler the day before... it should only take a couple of minutes for them to clean it up.

5. Bring props. What better way to have fun than to make your session have  a theme or have props to hold. Bring a bottle of bubbly...and some glasses, or signs. I always have a light up "&" sign that I take with me. 

6. Enjoy it. Leave the phones in the car and just be with each other. The engagement session is about the two of you. Don't be rushed around because someone is texting, snapchatting ect. Relax, smile, cuddle each other and you will have the best time.

7. Have a light but filling meal before your session and grab a snack or two to take along. We'll be doing lots of walking, laughing, giggling, etc... snack breaks are key!

8. Posing ideas...  This board is make up for inspiration. Please take a look to see if anything you really like and feel free to let me know. It also has a lot of prop ideas in there as well. 

9. Other things to bring. Water bottles, taking photos IS a workout. Small makeup kit for touch ups, hair brush/comb and hair spray. 

10. Interaction is key! Flirt with each other and the camera. Even if you feel weird/silly, it makes for some awesome photos. Always keep moving with your hands, face, smile, posture. Soft kisses, laughing, dancing, holding hands, whispers all help. DON'T over think it. I will be here to direct you along the way. 

Cannot wait to take photos with you!


xoxo, R

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Four Questions to Ask to Avoid the Burn and Get Great Wedding Photographs https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2016/2/four-questions-to-ask-to-avoid-the-burn-and-get-great-wedding-photographs Wedding photographs are part of a timeless tradition. Who doesn't remember flipping through their parents' or grandparents' albums as they dreamed about their own special day? Now that your special day is approaching, you want to be sure you get the best photographs possible so that one day, your children and grandchildren will be inspired to dream as they flip through yours.

But how do you choose a great wedding photographer that will help fulfill that dream? By now you may have spoken to several photographers and viewed a wide range of packages and rates. With so much to do and plan, the best choice may seem to be going with the photographer that has the “all-inclusive, you don't even have to think about this” package. You know the one I'm talking about, right? The one that includes the solemn promise to show up, snap some great pictures, and hand you a completed cd 4-6 weeks after your wedding day. It may sound like the best choice for busy brides and grooms, but it is actually the wrong choice. Let me tell you why.

In the industry, we refer to this type of photography package as the “Flash and Burn” package. They'll show up and snap a bunch of photos. This is the “Flash” part of your package, named not only for the bright light that begs to blind you, but also for how fast they're in and out of your wedding. Sometime later, they'll hand everything over to an assistant who will choose a predetermined number of shots based on the package you paid for, slap them onto a CD/DVD, and send them off to you. This is half of the “Burn” part of the package. The other half of the “Burn” is the feeling you experience when you open your long dreamed of images to find that these are not at all the photos you'd hoped to cherish. Important moments and people may be missing that you were just sure the photographer would have thought to capture. Of course, you can always contact the photographer and ask for additional prints, in fact they may be counting on it. Soon that great photography package is looking like even less of a great deal and the costs to get the pictures you actually want mounts higher and higher if the photos are available at all. The “Flash” part of your package lasted only an hour. The “Burn” will last a lifetime.


But wait! All hope is not lost! Not all photographers offer Flash and Burn. In fact, a quick survey of the top wedding photographers in your area will likely reveal that they don't even offer the option. Why? Because your important day is their important day and they want to make sure that it's one you'll remember for a lifetime.















So how can you be sure to avoid the Flash and Burn scenario? It's easy, with these simple questions.



  1. What are your credentials? Professional photographers will be happy to share with you their career highlights including number of weddings photographed annually, awards won, and professional certifications (PPA, WPPI, ect).

  2. Will we meet before the wedding day? A professional photographer will insist on meeting prior to your special day. They want to hear about your special aunt who simply must have a picture with. They want to hear your ideas and the special moments that mean the most to you. Your private consultation will also help you to get to know your photographer better so that on your wedding day you'll be comfortable with them.

  3. How long will you stay? A professional photographer will have blocked off the day to spend at your wedding, capturing the perfect shots for you to cherish for a lifetime.

  4. How will the photographs be chosen? A professional photographer knows that the photographs you love are the ones you should have so they will schedule a viewing session during which you'll be able to take a look at the hundreds of beautiful shots and relive your wedding day. Bring your mom, bring his mom, and don't forget that favorite aunt. Everyone will love this sneak peek and the opportunity to pick out some photos for their own albums too. In the end, the photographs you receive will be chosen by you. It's your special day, after all. Shouldn't you be the one who chooses how it's remembered?




So there you have it. Four simple questions to ask to avoid the burn of bad photography on your wedding day. And if you're looking for the photographer with all the right answers to these questions, contact me today. I'll be happy to discuss the differences with you further and show you samples of my work.


I look forward to hearing from you soon, and I look forward to the opportunity to capture the best memories of your wedding day.


xoxo, R

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Wedding Destination: San Francisco! https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2016/2/wedding-destination-san-francisco San Francisco has long been hailed one of the top wedding destinations in the world. A quick look at just a few of the great wedding venue options makes it clear that San Francisco will long keep its spot at the top. If you're considering a San Francisco destination wedding, or if you're lucky enough to live in this area, here are a few venue suggestions for your big day.

  1. San Francisco City Hall

Far from a bland municipal building, the San Francisco City Hall offers art-lovers a unique setting for their wedding. The building is a Beaux-Arts monument featuring a gorgeous rotunda, tall columns, marble floors, and a grand staircase which would provide not only a fairy-tale bridal procession but also a breathtaking backdrop for wedding photographs.

  1. Maritime Museum

Mimicking the sleek lines found on cruise ships, this modern art deco building offers a one-of-a-kind wedding venue with fabulous views of the harbor, bridges, and the city itself. Your imagination will ignite as you walk across the boat deck style patios. An all-white exterior yields to a mosaic and mural adorned interior for a wide array of photo backdrop locations.

  1. Swedenborgian Church

If you're looking for rustic, San Francisco has options for that as well, the crown jewel of which may just be Swedenborgian Church. Designated a National Historic Landmark, this Arts and Crafts Movement inspired venue is a delightful option for those seeking a rustic themed wedding in San Francisco. Imagine the auditory backdrop provided by the crackle of a roaring fire, as well as the visual effects begging to be expertly captured by your wedding photographer.

These are just a few of the many wedding venues awaiting those who choose a San Francisco wedding. Also waiting for you is an award winning photographer eager to capture memories you will cherish for decades to come. To discuss these venues, or to learn about some of San Francisco's hidden wedding venue gems, contact R. Delp Photography today. 

xoxo, R


info@rdelpphotography.com (R. Delp Photography) Destination Photographer Lodi Northern California Photographer R. Delp Photography Sacramento San Francisco Stockton Wedding https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2016/2/wedding-destination-san-francisco Sat, 20 Feb 2016 08:30:00 GMT
Hot Trends: Cool Colors https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2016/2/hot-trends-cool-colors One of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding is picking out the perfect color palette. Maybe you have a set of colors you've been dreaming of since you were a little girl or maybe, like so many brides-to-be, you're looking to capture today's color trends for a fresh look that will forever lock your special day in the memories of all who attend.

For the latest color trends, we turn to Pantone Color Institute, long regarded as cutting-edge, color trend experts. Proving that 2016 is an exceptional year, Pantone has given two colors the distinction of "color of the year": rose quartz and serenity- a soft, periwinkle blue. It is the stunning combination of these two hues that has Pantone excited. Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone's Executive Director recently stated "Joined together Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer, embracing rose and the cooler, tranquil blue, reflection connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace."

Even the wedding experts over at The Knot are hailing these two colors a hot, new wedding trend. They point to the versatility of these colors in bridal palettes, stating "We’re picturing this combo mixing with light purples for airy pastel palettes, or with taupe and smoke green for nature-inspired themes".

The one, possible downside to choosing lighter colors is the possibility of the colors getting lost in the background of your photographs. If these colors are part of your palette, it is especially important that you consult with and hire an expert wedding photographer. Unlike hobbyists, an expert wedding photographer will know how to capture even the most subdued tones through skillful use of the latest equipment and lighting available.

Whether you've chosen the palette from your girlhood dreams or one currently trending, I'd love to meet with you to discuss how I can help preserve your color choices with a beautiful, custom wedding photography package. Contact me today!

info@rdelpphotography.com (R. Delp Photography) Destination Photographer Lodi Northern California Photographer Northern California Wedding Photographer R. Delp Photography Sacramento Wedding https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2016/2/hot-trends-cool-colors Wed, 17 Feb 2016 20:14:12 GMT
How weather plays into your Photoshoot https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2016/1/weather-in-nothern-california Hi y'all,


Weather affects all photoshoots. Just how bad it will or wont, is up to you and your photographer. Most people think that the only time to have a photoshoot is when its a clear, sunny day, in the middle of the day. Well I'm here to share a bit of education on that. 


I luck out that I live in Northern/Central California. We pretty much have good weather all year around. Jan-March we have a bit of rain and wind...the rest pretty much sunny. With that being said, there is no reason you cannot shoot in non-sunny weather. I, and many other photographers, enjoy shooting in cloudy days. Rainy days are amazing as well. Below is a sample of a photoshoot I just did this month in Lodi, CA, where the weather just rained the day before and rained later that day. The photos are just some of the most amazing color's I have seen in a while. 

This family below, as we are all driving to Knights Ferry, California, it started to DUMP down in rain. But when we got to the site to shoot, it was worth the rain to get these photos!

This last one is one of my favorates... Notice the clouds behind them. There was a massive Lighting show with rain going on about 20 minutes east of this location in Mountain House, California. 

In comparison here is a shoot I did in full sun, no clouds in Lodi, California.


They are beautiful photo as well. But which would you rather you photos to look like. Last set is of just an average shoot outdoors. 



I hope this give you some ideas on what to expect when shooting in different weather conditions. As of the day of this posting, it is said to rain here and I'll be out shooting a wedding in Oakland, CA. If it does, there will be another post coming up with wedding and rain images. Should be fun!


Follow the next blog to see even more about weather!  Okinawa Family Photographer, Candace Castor Photography



info@rdelpphotography.com (R. Delp Photography) Boudior Lodi Northern California Photographer R. Delp Photography Sacramento Wedding family photos weather wedding https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2016/1/weather-in-nothern-california Sat, 30 Jan 2016 17:00:00 GMT
Final Black Friday Sale of 2014 https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2014/11/final-black-friday-sale-of-2014 Here is our last Black Friday Sale of this year. I hope you guys have got something that would make some awesome Christmas gifts! 


Our Boudoir Sessions is our final Deal! This is great for those thinking ahead as to what to get their husband or even themselves for Valentines Day! Sessions are normally $400, this weekend only we are offering them for $150! This session includes 3 hours of shooting, unlimited outfit changes, 10 digital images with print rights.

Valid only this weekend from 11/28/14-11/30/14. Payments must be made during the sale time only. Gift cards will be issued to the buyer via email. Please email for invoice. info@rdelpphotography.com


Book this today! Give it as a gift to others or a gift to yourself!




info@rdelpphotography.com (R. Delp Photography) Black Friday Boudior Family Lodi Northern California Photographer R. Delp Photography Sacramento Sale Senior Stockton Wedding https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2014/11/final-black-friday-sale-of-2014 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT
Black Friday Sale take Two! https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2014/11/black-friday-sale-take-two Here it is another weekend and time for our second sale. Again, I highly suggest liking our Facebook page to get these sales before you see them on here. :) 

This weekend only get the Sunflower Print Collection for $50 off! Normally $150, you can get it this weekend only for $100!!! It includes 1 8x10 Canvas print, 1 11x14 print, 3 8x10's and 3 5x7's prints. 

Valid only this weekend from 11/21/14 to 11/23/14. Payments must be paid during the sale time only, Gift card will be issued to the buyer via email. Please email for invoice at info@rdelpphotography.com



Hurry now and grab this up! 



info@rdelpphotography.com (R. Delp Photography) Black Friday Family Lodi Northern California Photographer R. Delp Photography Sacramento Sale Senior Stockton Wedding https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2014/11/black-friday-sale-take-two Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT
Black Friday Every weekend! https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2014/11/black-friday-every-weekend Well for those not following me on my Facebook page, be sure to like it. Every Friday at NOON PST, there is a new sale going on for Black Friday. It is good for that weekend it is posted only. You do not have to book or pick a date or anything during the sale, but payments must be made in full that weekend. You will get a gift card to use for that sale at a later day when you wish to use it. 

This weekend kicks off with 50% off Portrait sessions!

Family, High School seniors and portraits sale! This weekend only get 50% off your session. Can be used at a later date! Session fee is normally $300, this weekend only, $150. Session includes 2 hour session on location, disk of web ready images, and a 5x7 album from the session. 

Valid only this weekend from 11/14/14-11/16/14. Payments must be made during the sale time only. Gift card will be issued to the buyer via email. Please email for invoice. info@rdelpphotography.com

Happy shopping! Remember to email me if you want in on this deal! 



info@rdelpphotography.com (R. Delp Photography) Black Friday Family Lodi Northern California Photographer R. Delp Photography Sacramento Sale Senior Stockton Wedding https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2014/11/black-friday-every-weekend Sat, 15 Nov 2014 06:29:10 GMT
New site... New blog! https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2014/11/new-site-new-blog Wow! Who would have guessed that I would switch everything over to a new site. I have been with my old blog site for several years and this new one will be amazing once I fill it up. Be sure to know there will be a lot of postings going up over the next few weeks. Some from the old blog site and some of the new sessions! In the mean time, have a seat, take a look around. If you see something you like, let me know! 

Best yet, if you would like to book a session with me, I would be happy to do so! Just jump on over to the contact me page and shoot me an email with what type of session, and when and we will go from there! Thanks for coming by!




info@rdelpphotography.com (R. Delp Photography) https://www.rdelpphotography.com/blog/2014/11/new-site-new-blog Tue, 04 Nov 2014 04:35:51 GMT